It all started off with BBs, soon enough we could spot CCs and now a DD. All cool, but what on earth does it mean? And how is it different from a regular moisturizer?
Well, it is not all that complicated once we know what the letters stands for:
BB stands for ‘blemish balm’ and is exactly that: a light everyday moisturizer with a hint of color added to smoothen out your complexion. Usually comes with sun block and vitamins. I tend to use it on a day off instead of a foundation, to let my skin breathe and still look flawless.
CC is about ‘color correction’ and it is a step forward from BB to tackle specific problems such as redness. Still lighter than foundation and has all the benefits of a moisturizer but it gives a bit more coverage.
If there’s one sub-culture movement that strongly influenced fashion, it must be punk. Today, as the “new punk” is one of dominant trends that is bound to stay with us for longer, the Costume Institute pays tribute to its origins by putting an exhibition “PUNK: from chaos to couture”.
The exhibition will feature iconic pieces such as safety pin dress made by Versace and worn byElizabeth Hurley; “torn” suit by Chanel; and a coat with giant gold rocker studs by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
The exhibition opens on 9th May and and will be available to see until 11th August
Each year Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute launches exhibitions with the biggest and most expected fashion party of the year: the Metropolitan Gala. This year’s Met Gala will be making fashion history as the beautiful red carpet gowns will be available to order from Moda Operandi straight away.
Preview M’O capsule punk collection designed especially for the occasion here
Are you planning to see the exhibition?
Exhibition location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall
Press preview: Monday, May 6, 10 am–1 pm
I fell in love with this Chanel look from s/s 2013 ready to wear collection. Chunky necklaces are the must have accessory of the season, cut out wedges are very comfortable and the pink hat adds a feminine touch. The best thing about the look? You can re-create it very easily with these budget finds! Just add your favourite dress…
From Lanvin to Balmain to Sportmax, catwalks are full of black and white striped pieces. This is going to be one of the most important trends this spring (whenever it decides to finally arrive…), so let’s get inspired!
One of my favourite combinations is black and white stripes + camel coat:
A cool detail? A hat!
Black and white striped shirts and blouses will look great with your chunky necklace
Need more colour? I love stripes + red lips /red pants / red shoes combination
Feeling adventurous? Go stripe on stripe or match it with other prints
Not quite ready for this? Why not try striped accessories?
One of my favourite looks recently is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s outfit for Burberry AW 3013 show in London last month. Even though the front row was dotted with celebs like Rita Ora, Olivia Palermo, Kate Beckinsale and Yasmin le Bon, it was Rosie who stole the show! She looked absolutely stunning in red tailored suit and simple black and gold accessories.
Like it? Try it yourself – all eyes on you guaranteed