Modern romance

With bouffant skirts, elegant sweaters and the LBD, French brand Repetto reinvents classic looks, as modeled by Miss Universe Japan 2008 Hiroko Mima

2:12 am | Friday, February 21st, 2014

Barely there

Less is more when it comes to this look. One doesn’t need too many accessories, just an elegant clutch. This classic black top with leather details on the shoulders goes well with this detailed skirt with fancy openwork and ottoman stitches.

BLACK midriff shirt, CPS Chaps; skirt with openwork and ottoman stitching, Repetto

Sexy LBD

A sexy, deep open-neckline dress in jersey fabric, with a glamorous opening in the front and a twisted knot detail under the chest, is a modern, sexy take on the LBD. The skirt is fluid and flared, very elegant in movement, reminiscent of a ballerina’s silhouette.

LAYERED bangles, Aldo Accessories; black dress, deep open neckline dress, Repetto

Color play

This pink draped high-waisted jersey top with pleats and quarter-length sleeves is simple and elegant enough to be worn at work, and then for a night out.

DRAPED top, Repetto; pencil skirt, Karen Millen; blue pointed pumps, Aldo Knit perfection

Try on this refined high-collared sweater with soft details, and pair with a fluid long skirt, a look reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn.

HIGH-COLLAR sweater and fluid long skirt, Repetto; beige pumps, Pedro

Refined touches 

The highlight of this look is the black mid-calf skirt in taffeta fabric. Pay attention to the fine craftsmanship with flat seams and discreet bourdon stitching. This bouffant skirt goes well with a classic tailored long-sleeved top, plus a few statement accessories.

TAILORED white peplum dress shirt, Karen Millen; Catherine mid-calf skirt in taffeta, Repetto; yellow pointed toe pumps, Aldo

MISS Japan 2008 Hiroko Mima

The beauty of Chanel

By Justine del Rosario, Contributor

As a makeup artist, I look forward to the different collections released by makeup brands every season, and this Spring, Chanel, the brand which has long been synonymous with luxury and class, came up with a collection inspired by the colors of this bright and romantic season—Collection Notes de Printemps, with a chorus of delicate to electric pinks, luminous reds and elegant violets.

Model Hiroko Mima’s skin was first prepped using Base Hydra Lumière and Chanel Perfection Lumière for flawless, radiant-looking skin.  Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Intonation was blended softly onto the cheeks to give a warm coral pink flush. Illusion D’Ombre in Impulsion, a pastel pink with silver shimmers, was applied all over the lid for a sheer and delicate glow, before lining the upper lashline using Ligne Graphique de Chanel. Inimitable Extreme mascara was applied generously to both upper and lower lashes.

Finally, for the lips, Rouge Coco in Triomphe was used for a pop of soft peach pink perfect for a lovely spring day. To transition to a more sophisticated evening look, accent the eyes using the gray lavender and the intense brown shades from the Lumière Facettes eyeshadow palette, and Rouge Allure Velvet in L’Adorée, a gray mauve, for the lips.

Tags: fashion , Hiroko Mima , Lifestyle , Repetto

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