1984 the birth of something every fashionista wants to get their perfectly manicured mitts on
French actress and uber chic icon Jane Birkin, was totting a straw bag around town, when true genius Jean-louis Dumas, came up with the idea of a Chic tote for Jane to carry. So born was the name sake Birkin, the world to be forever changed ( for good may i add).
Forward many years and its not only still going ,uts a truly desired bag with cult status, in many rare/ exotic skins and a aray of colours and in several sizes, this is not a bag its a BIRKIN. Toted by many celebrity icons , including fashion royalty Victoria Beckham, whom is well stocked on this tote, reportedly having the largest collection. Known to have rare skins such as my personal favourite , a burgundy crocodile, utter perfection, a white Croc in crusted with diamonds on its hardware, Tor is not messing around. Even many Male celebs tote the HAC the big sister or some with the 40cm Birkin, marc jacobs seen often proudly with his.
Now with a price tag that may put some people at bay. This stunning forever piece is hand made.and is said to be traceable to the actual person whom made her,due to their work. Which in my eyes makes it even more special.
Many cool and edgy artist have painted on to the leathers of these totes. Known Kim K has a Hac adorned with nude ladies,(hand painted by artist George Condo) Lady Gaga has a studded one. now i find it interesting to look at, but the phrase “guilding a lilly ” comes to mind, these bags are perfectly amazing as they are without the adnornment.
Hermes a brand with such elegance but mass appeal, as most aspire to own or be filled with a life of H and it’s Birkin’s and Kelly ‘s yet another flawless creation, named after grace Kelly, one of my all time style icons .
Forever to be on the top of many wishlists, this is a true icon , in its own right, with the most incredible history and no doubt future.
Inclosed some images of celebs and someome you may know
Now with men’s grooming becoming so hugely popular (and about time ) i thought, i would give my tips and talk about some of my favourites men’s range’s /products .
I uploaded a video to, YouTube on this subject too, we all have certain routines in skincare, so it could be adding extra or use for when needing a pamper.
I’m a huge fan of the Nip and Man range, I’ve spoken and used the range in videos before. It has a full range of skin washes to creams to the amazing sports line, which used along side your gym routine, will help tone up the texture of your skin, one for Abs,pecs and byceps. Packed full of goodness it really helps the skin. @nipandman http://www.nipandman.com @mediahubb for press details
A huge range and fantastic brand
they have loreal Men expert
a fab range with many products for the skin.
but I’m hugely into the antiperspirant,very long lasting and keeps you dry,some guy’s can be sweaty monkey’s. There are many scents in the line,the two im a fan of are.
New Thermic resist (orange can)
Its effective at 45c, so you can workout /be active and not need to worry.
Also i love the smell of cool ice, softer smell with 48hour protection. Available at most supermarkets/drugstores.
taming the beard/stubble
Now facial furniture is hugely popular, with many male style icons growing it in. We need to keep it in check ,using a beard pomade or wax is a great way to add shine and keep the whiskers neat, ive been using a range on my stubble (now heading to a blown beard) VARISTY beard , a awesome UK brand, with great ingredients and quality, keeps the hairs soft and adds condition,in my eyes pretty great. @varsitybeard
Now a Step Not All Men will Want to take but Useful Over The Festive Time or Special Events
A little MATTE make up can make all the difference to looking fresh not tired.
The trick is to match your skintone and use matte products such as a concealer ,appealy softly ,you can build up ,much harder to remove if you slap it on, if you dont want to visit a makeup counter, many supermarkets have ranges. I’m quite a fan of the “rimmel” “wake me up” concealer,as it says adds a touch of light, giving you the fresh awake look,many shades and super cheap.
Don’t go to crazy,on my YouTube channel
I have a few videos showing how to use the products and alpha m (a fabulous youtuber has some great ones too)
Try and keep natural clear brow gels are great to tidy up messy eyebrows and for special events a flick through your lashes opens the eye, no colour so undetectable, ive used this trick on many clients.
Avoid any products with glitter or shimmer.
OK so I’m some what of a huge fan of British brands, be it fashion, tech or beauty. I believe its very exciting to have amazing home grown talents. I. Wear/use as many Brit brands as possible. One of my genuine favourite’s that’s used daily is “Katherine daniels”
So I was very kindly invited along toototal looks” based in Harpenden (my home) this spa and shop on the high street , offers a amazing aray of products and services, many being British including Lava Shells , the treatment has a huge celebrity following, including my very good friend Lydia Lucy (former x factor, singer).
Total looks also stock the full range of Katherine Daniels, as well as providing treatments. So I popped down for a facial, which was done by a fabulous therapist from the KD team
Roughly 30mins I was treated to exfoliation, a mask, a headmassage , which was incredible. Speaking me through the range as it was used, I found a great touch, or you could choice to just snuggle up to the total looks hot water bottle, which was so welcome with this weather.
So the science bit, to coin a well-known phraseA British salon brand using fantastic quality iingredients. Free from parabens, mineral oils and is Not tested on animals.which is greatHaving ranges in, sensitive, dry skins. The packaging is chic and simple,which there for has a fantastic unisex look, i love this range. I have a you tube video on thr treatment and you’ll see many of the range ,used in other videos
Thank you too the total looks team and KD , for a well needed treatmemt xx
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