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This article is reposted from Models.com.

 On Carly: Vaiken dress, Farley Chatto coat

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Call it the big chill makeup that echoes the colors and textures of winter:

from the icy whites of fresh snow, to shimmering metallics that add a touch of seasonal drama.

Experience the look in Saty + Pratha’s gorgeous editorial starring Carly Moore as a frozen femme fatale.

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Shake things up with a silvery brow.

On Carly: Greta Constantine dress, Jenny Bird bangles

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Coppery smokey eyes keep wintry beauty warm / Try Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirage.

On Carly: Vaiken dress, Farley Chatto coat

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Snowy colors on the eye in matte white / Try Face Stockholm Matte Eyeshadow in White.

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Or a flash of shimmering silver / Try MAC Pigment in Silver Foil.

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Sleekness and face-framing waves highlight flawless skin.

On Carly: Coach coat, Pink Tartan dress

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A touch of cool blue / Try NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Heat.

On Carly: Bec & Bridge dress at Holt Renfrew, Beaufille necklace

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Wine colored lips for evening glamour / Try Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Cassis.

On Carly: Melissa Nepton top, Alynne Lavigne earrings

 

Photographer – Saty + Pratha WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM
Carly Moore PORTFOLIO / INSTAGRAM
Styling – Truc Nguyen
Makeup – David Allan Jones
Hair – Olivia Colacci
Manicure – Rita Remark
Assistant Photographer – Hannah Kiviranta
Assitant Stylist – Erin Fox

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Come midnight on December 25th, we’ve officially maxed out on the yuletide cheer. Between (almost) overdosing on sugar cookies and taking one too many pictures in ugly Christmas sweaters, the last thing we want to do is figure out what to wear on New Year’s Eve. But you’re in luck: with the help of Necessary Clothing and our girl Greta, we’ve rounded up some fabulous options for you to rock on glitziest night of the year. so you can now spend more of your precious holiday vacation moments sleeping in (a.k.a dodging out-of-town relatives who’ve well-overstayed their visit).

New Year’s Eve is the one day of the year where the more sparkles you have, the better. If you want to shimmer your way through the night, look no further than the Bex Bandage Dress and Ariana Sequin Dress – two dazzling options that will be sure to keep your date’s eyes on you. Both pair well with neutral accessories: simple jewelry and nude or black heels are a nice balance to the show-stopping dress.

If your style preferences lean towards “less is more,” we’ve got you covered. The LBD is a chic look any time of year, and New Year’s is the perfect opportunity to give it a twist. We love the Iris Lace Maxi Dress and the Sunrise Lace Dress for an elegant alternative –but equally stunning — option to a sparkly frock.

For the bold of heart, what better way to say “I’m different” (2 Chainz voice) than wearing a pair of killer bottoms to your soiree of choice. These dressy sweatpants are a dream come true for those who crave something comfy-cozy. Pair them with a fun faux-fur vest and simple top for the perfect party look. If you’re more in the mood to show off those new shoes Santa got you, try on these glam shorts – perfect for dancing the night away.

Wherever life takes you this New Year’s Eve, know that you’ll be well-dressed (and well-prepared) for those Instagram photo shoots. Happy 2015!

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This article reposted from Byrdie.com.

“When it comes holiday party beauty, your options are endless, but we like to think the most festive look involves luminous skin, glimmering eyes, and a statement lip. Sound like too much? We can assure you it’s not. With the expert guidance of celeb makeup artist Lauren Andersen, you can easily pull off this memorable beauty look. Keep reading for the step-by-step tutorial!

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Before

The look calls for radiant skin, so choose a luminous foundation and go easy on the face powder.

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Step One: Amber Eye Shadow

Use a small flat brush to press an amber gold eye shadow into your lid.

Apply it all over, and then carry the shadow down along your lower lash line.

We’re using the copper shade from Kevyn Aucoin’s The Eyeshadow Duo in 204.

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Step Two: Garnet Eye Shadow

Smoke out the eye shadow with a darker shade in the outer corners and along the lash line.

We’re using Garnet from Lorac’s Pro Palette.

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Step Three: Eyeliner

Define your eyes by smudging brown eyeliner into your upper lash line, concentrating on the outer corners.

To add a bit of drama, line your waterline with a rich brown eye pencil.

To make sure it stays in place all night long, use a waterproof formula like this Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey.

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Step Four: Soft Pink Blush

For the cheeks, apply a generous dusting of a pale pinky-peach blush.

We’re using Chanel’s Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Innocence.

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Step Five: Oxblood Lipstick

The finishing touch? A statement lip.

Choose a warm, deep red like oxblood to complement the golden look.

Andersen recommends applying dark colors like this Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick in Bold Bordeaux with a lip brush for better control.

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Done!

Add a fresh coat of mascara before you head out the door, and you’ll be holiday party-ready!”

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Photographer – Justin Coit WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Makeup Artist – Lauren Andersen WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Hairstylist – Gregory Russell
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Manicurist – Barbara Warner
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Producer – Jenna Peffley

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Fashion credit: Kristinit Velvet Nina Dress

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This article originally posted on refinery29.com.

How NOT To Be Awkward At Parties: 6 Outfits That Save The Day

“Claiming that we’re “awkward” is probably our go-to way to self-deprecate. It’s simply because we’ve all been that girl — the one who’s holding so many hors d’oeuvres she doesn’t have a spare limb to shake a stranger’s hand. Or, the one who can’t walk across a room without spilling her beverage, and for whom the term “small talk” makes her wince. And, this time of year — the Olympics of social gatherings — our graces are really put to the test.

Well, we’re putting our hard-learned lessons to better use: helping you navigate the holiday party circuit with a few clever style solutions. Yes, your outfit can help. There are accessories so cool they’re automatic icebreakers, clothes that will hide a margarita dribble, and other precautionary measures that are so much more than fancy and festive. Read on and ease those nerves, party girl.

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The Smooth Mover

Let’s kick it off with the simplest of soiree-snafu solutions: The pretty party flats.

If you’re not the heel-wearing kind of girl during the day, there’s no pressure to step outside your comfort zone come playtime.

Plus, take into consideration what the night could have in store:

Will you be strolling from one shindig to the next? Will there even be anywhere to sit?

If you foresee yourself being the girl who’s hobbling around unhappily, a grounded pair of party shoes —

think metallic cap toes, glittery fabrics, bold colors — will be your sole mate.

Nasty Gal Great Escape Jacquard Trench

Tanya Taylor ‘Toto’ Oversized Plaid Turtleneck Sweater

Nasty Gal Collection Rapture High-Waisted Trouser

H&M Tassel Earring

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The Spiller

You can hardly finish a cocktail or pop a few apps into your mouth without the evidence showing up on your clothes.

While your dry cleaner may love you for it, being a messy eater isn’t so great for soft, solid colors or, ya know, Instagram.

If you’re a chronic spiller, opt for busy prints that will hide any drops or smears.

And, for those who expect to be around a more rambunctious crowd,

look to incorporate easy-to-clean-up materials like patent leather or even a bit of PVC.

Nass Boutique Top

 Issa Jacket

Orla Kiely Flower Power Jacquard Pleated Skirt

Jennifer Chun Plastic Skirt

Holst+Lee Coquette Bracelets

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The Dancing Queen

When the DJ finally plays your jam, all bets are off.

Arms and legs are a-flailing, your shimmy is next-level, and the old “dance like no one’s watching” trope becomes a bit too true.

And, while short or loose hems may lead to accidental flashing, more importantly,

you’d rather not be the girl who’s wiggling uncomfortably in a look not made for dancing.

Break out the jewel-encrusted party pants that won’t keep you awkwardly bouncing at the mercy of your dress.

H&M Pants and Top

Risto Sweater

René Caovilla Heels

Pushmataaha Rings

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The Wallflower

You’re the friend-of-the-friend’s +1, and you can’t remember the name of the only other familiar person in the room.

While it may seem safe to comment on the weather, it’s also kind of a snooze.

If you’re not a lover of small talk, come equipped with an instant icebreaker

in the form of statement jewelry, especially placed near your face.

Trust: If there’s a pretty, sparkly object looking back at them,

your new friends will likely remark and you can lead the convo from there.

It’s so much better than bonding over the Polar Vortex.

Holst+Lee Creatures of Comfort Necklace

Lulu Frost Rita Mesh Necklace

DKNY Silk Dress with Sequins

Fortune and Frame Rings

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The Free-Hander

It’s easy to spot a fellow awkward girl by looking at her hands.

They’re a bit fidgety; they move from a countertop to her hip, now back to the countertop, and then…err, no, play with your hair!

Some of you may choose to cling to a beverage, milking it for the duration of the evening.

But, we prefer a practical fashion solution: the pocketed party dress.

Not only do the side details add dimension to the design, they also serve as the perfect little safety nook for jittery digits.

Jennifer Chun Dress

Rachel Zoe Sleeveless Fringe Shift Dress

Ruthie Davis Parrot Heels

Fortune and Frame Earcuff

Rue Gembon Winter Necklace

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The Nosher

Let’s just say we’re not the kind of guests who pass up the cheese platter.

Can you dip it? Is it wrapped in prosciutto? We’re in.

Naturally, the foodies of the fête will have a hard time balancing a clutch and soon find themselves

totally out of spare hands when it’s time to shake someone else’s or return a text.

In this case, crossbody carryalls with easy-to-open compartments are key.

You have friends to meet and canapés to indulge in — think of your priorities.”

Zana Bayne Handbag

H&M Dress

Fortune and Frame Bracelets

Pushmataaha Rings

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This article is reposted from Refinery29.com and written by Gina Marinelli.

Photographer – Aaron Richter WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Stylist – Jessie Tate TUMBLR / INSTAGRAM

Hair / Makeup – Tiffany Patton WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

Take a look at Jordan’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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A sultry eye is demystified by a sought-after makeup artist with this step-by-step tutorial.

Original article found here.

While a bold-red lip is always tempting during a season packed with parties, it’s rarely as straightforward as it seems, what with all of the mirror-checking and constant reapplication involved. A smoky eye, its sultry and mysterious counterpart, gets an undeserving reputation for being difficult and intimidating, and can seem unapproachable if you don’t have experience. While no one ever said it was easy, spending time mastering a foolproof technique before the holiday parties are in full swing is well worth the effort. To wit: once you have the basics down, you can create looks with varying degrees of impact, in a variety of shades, and commit to making it a steady, reliable standby.

The beautifully soft and universally flattering stare above is the handiwork of red-carpet makeup artist Mélanie Inglessis, created exclusively for VIOLET GREY. The French artist is sought after, in part, for her ability to create the perfect smoky eye. (Her client roster includes Kate Hudson, Olivia Wilde, Rosamund Pike and Lea Michelle.) Below, her step-by-step technique for building a deep, defined eye without harsh edges, and the products she used to create the party-ready look above.

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Step 1: DEFINE
To begin, sketch a soft line on the entire top lash line and around to the outside half of the bottom lash line with Tom Ford’s Defining Eye Pencil in Onyx. Don’t worry about it being precise, as you will blend the color into the shadow shortly. The primary goal is to define the lash line.

Step 2: FEATHER
Lightly dust M.A.C.’s Eye Shadow in Smut over the entire eyelid, and feather it into the crease of the eye. Use minimal product (dip your brush into the shadow, then tap it onto a hard surface to ensure the lightest application), and layer it slowly, using a small shadow brush for precision. (Violet suggests Utowa’s Regular Eyeshadow Brush 10.) The goal is to darken and define the lid and crease. You may clean up any mistakes or powder that falls onto the cheekbones as you go with a cotton swab moistened with face cream or makeup remover.

Step 3: BLEND
Next, add dimension and build out the shape of the eye. Using a blending brush for a diffused application (Violet suggests Bobbi Brown’s Eye Blender Brush), layer the bottom right hue from Tom Ford’s palette over the shadow and liner on the top lid. Continue to add more color to build the shape of the eyes. Switch back to the smaller shadow brush (Violet suggests Utowa’s Regular Eyeshadow Brush 10) and blend the same hue over the liner on the bottom lash line. Remove excess color from the brush with a dry tissue, then blend the top right hue into the inner corners of the eyes and into the liner and darker shadow with the same brush.

Step 4: HIGHLIGHT
Use your ring finger to dab Giorgio Armani’s Eyes To Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow in No. 6 onto the center of the top lid, close to the lash line, and the inner corners of the eyes. This delivers a shimmery finish that makes the eyes appear wider and brighter. Then gently blend the colors together.

Step 5: ADD MASCARA
Curl the lashes, and apply a thick coat of Tom Ford’s Extreme Mascara in Ravenous Black to the top lashes, pushing the brush into the roots and wiggling it up through the lashes. Then use Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Eye Mascara in Black on the bottom lashes; its smaller-width brush allows for a more precise application on the bottom lashes.

Original article found here.

Written by Lexy Lebsack.

Photos by Robin Black.

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