24 Dec 2012

Ensemble Du Jour: Winter Ball 2012

Hello fashion lovers,

I'm so excited to show you all what I did with my dress! Let me present the pictures first before I get into the details:

What I'm wearing: The dress is from Candela NYC, the clutch is from Mimco, shoes are pewter coloured Michael Kors but you can't really see them.

I had posted asking if my readers would know what exactly I had altered. Well, one person guessed correctly on the BFB facebook group, that I had revamped the dress by adding the tiered skirt insert. I had bought this dress to wear to my 21st but ended up wearing something else instead - this dress has been lying in my closet since then. So, on Wednesday I hopped down to Aashiana and purchased some net, I got it dyed the same colour as the dress and got my tailor to urgently make tiers attached to the lining of the dress with a slight trail. Picked up the dress Saturday afternoon - lucky for me it turned out well!! Otherwise, I would've picked up one of the dresses featured in this post.

Make up: TV stick in 508 under Mac concealer in NC25 and Revlon photo ready 3. Mac foundation in NC25, with TV paint stick in FS45 dabbed lightly with a damp sponge all over my face. Benefit high beam on cheekbones and nose bridge. Illamasqua blush in 'Tremble'. Lipstick was Rimmel lipliner  in 005, Illamasqua lipstick in Brink and Bourjois velvet finish lip cream in '51 rose poudre'. I put a lot more eyeshadow that I usually do, even for a night out. I blended many colours; started off with the silver you can see in the Stila 'light up the world' palette (separately sold as 'sugar'), then used the L'Oreal chrome shine eyeshadow in '179 starry black' - blended this in with a Mac paint pot in 'Perky', then used the Kryolan aqua colour pot liner in '101 brown' and used it on the crease of my eyelid and blended it in. I also used the Stila silver shadow on my lower lash line, and then some of the brown from the Karaja 4 colour palette with a slanted brush on the outer ends of my lower lash line to define my eyes slightly. Of course I lined my waterline with a white Rimmel eye pencil. I then stuck on Blync lashes with 1000 hours eye lash glue (this is the best glue ever by the way) and used Rimmel eyeliner (which is not in the picture above) to give a winged liner look. Also used the Revlon mascara to blend in the false lashes with my real ones. I then dabbed the Chanel 30 Naturel Translucent 2 press powder all over my neck and face. Phewf!

Hope that was a detailed enough description ^^
xxx A


  1. you look alot like this girl shahzah on insta. Not sure if she has a blog. Trippy
    xo Noura

    1. Really? have to see what she looks like then :)