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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Closet Envy: Audrey Marney

Veteran model and actress Audrey Marney started modelling at 15 and has worked with the likes of Versace, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, YSL, Dior, Balmain... She has also fronted for amazing campaigns such as Lanvin, Longchamp and everyone in between. We absolutely loved her on the cover of on one of our favourite magazines, Lula. Who could forget those smokey eyes and red hair...........
Audrey still continues to model and act, however she has now added motherhood to her impressive resumé. We are quite sure she is the mum you envy, looking amazing while running around in Dior and YSL.
The Coco Kubrick doll (below) was a Christmas gift from her friends at Chanel. Wouldn’t we all like to be able to say that?
The Coveteur caught up with Audrey and asked her to feature some of her most loved fashion pieces. We have chosen some of our favourite pics by photographer Jake Rosenberg.

(L) All Chanel
(R) Vest: Vintage, Hat: Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Persol

Bag: Chanel

(L) Audrey’s wedding dress: Yves Saint Laurent
(R) Lula Magazine Cover

Dress: Vintage, Giant print photograph by her mother-in-law Bettina Rheims

Love, Pink Ink X

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A natural beauty...

Beauty products don’t have to be harsh and toxic to give great results... We have found some fab brands that are kind to your body and still look and smell amazing. Pink LOVES...................

An Australian company that is all Australian made, using a natural range of the highest quality ingredients all source from within Australia. Zazi Mineral Cosmetics boast an entire range of 100% natural mineral makeup and skin care, free from harsh ingredients, yet still offering the same great results, that owners Michael and Roz designed and continue to manufacture themselves. The range only includes the highest quality ingredients - no petrochemicals, no talc, no bismuth oxychloride, no fillers, no parabens, no unnatural preservatives or colours and no mineral oils. You will be amazed at the results and the excellence in quality of the entire Zazi Range.

They are the cult phenomenon of the nail industry and are fast becoming famous for their high fashion, 3 Free (non-toxic) nail lacquers. They contain no formaldehyde, toluene, and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP). The polish glides on the nail smooth and evenly, leaving a nice rich colour that lasts. Proving that you don’t need to use toxic chemicals to create an equally, if not better result.

This small Brooklyn-based company is only just over a year old. Everything owner and founder Adina makes is completely natural and is made up of ingredients that you can find at the organic green market. Sprout makes their products from scratch using only whole, high-potency ingredients. They only stick with absolutely essential ingredients and don’t add a bunch of extra stuff. That’s why everything they sell only has 5 ingredients or less. And they still make you look amazing and smell pretty. They don’t water it down with cheap synthetics or exotic fillers. Sprout Wellness supports sustainable agriculture by buying only from organic, Fair Trade, or small-farm sources.

Here is a recipe that Sprout has for their Sugar Body Scrub that you can make at home...
        1 cup organic demerara sugar (or any other coarse sugar will work)
        1-2 tsp organic unrefined coconut oil
        2 tsp organic shredded coconut
Mix shredded coconut and sugar in a small bowl, stir until blended. Heat coconut oil in a small pot just until melted. Pour coconut oil over sugar and shredded coconut, you'll notice it liquefies some of the sugar. With a fork or spoon, stir oil into the sugar mixture. It will start to spread. Continue until the sugar is all one consistency.
To use: Apply a small amount to areas you want to exfoliate and moisturise.

Dr. Bronner’s
Established in 1948 by third generation soap master, Emanuel Bronner. Now managed by 4th and 5th generations of the Bronner family who have continued making the Dr. Bronner’s products with care and dignity.
Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap is an all-around good soap for the shower, and some claim is that the Pure Castile Liquid soaps can even be used as shampoo, and as toothpaste! Sounds intreging, however we might just stick to using it as body soap for the shower.

Love, Pink Ink X

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Streets ahead of the rest...

With so many bloggers and fashion critics today, it’s easy to forget that this modern-day phenomenon of documenting street style was actually pioneered long before The Sartorialist was born... 83 year-old Bill Cunningham has been obsessively chronicling high society charity events and fashion street trends for ‘Times Style’ and his own columns ‘On the Street’ and ‘Evening Hours’ for The New York Times for decades. Bill loves clothes, not labels, or that a celebrity got their dress for free. He is interested in style and clothes. It seems for a lot of people the line between fashion and style is blurred... But Bill can definitely see the difference. He is an eccentric who lives for his work and has dedicated his life to documenting what is individual.

"More than anyone else in the city, he has the whole visual history of the last 40 or 50 years of New York. It’s the total scope of fashion in the life of New York.” - Oscar de la Renta

Bill caught the attention of Richard Press, who created a fascinating documentary that follows Bill doing what he loves. This highly acclaimed film is a portrait of New Yorkers and their dedication to style. It’s also a portrait of a man whose most valued wealth is his humble dedication to something he loves.
The documentary (that was made in 2010) has been brought into the spotlight once again with its March release in London this year.

If you haven’t seen it already, hire it and treat yourself to a night in.........

Love, Pink Ink X

Monday, May 14, 2012

Arm Candy...

The Hermès Birkin was once THE bag the ‘It’ crowd were spotted carrying... And it still is. But a new player has entered the scene. We know what you’re thinking ‘what could compete with the Birkin??’ ...Introducing the Céline ‘Phantom Luggage’ tote bag. It’s the stunning new version of Phoebe Philo’s instant classic Luggage tote. I guess you could say it's a cross between a tote bag and an overnight bag... Small enough to take to lunch, but big enough to runaway from home for the weekend. Seen on the arms of A-listers like Nicole Richie, Nicky Hilton, Leighton Meester, Brandy Norwood, Brooklyn Decker, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian. This Céline has being dubbed by bloggers everywhere as the ‘New ‘It’ celebrity handbag’.

Quick, get in line...

Love, Pink Ink X

Friday, May 4, 2012

MBFWA wrap up...

The week has come to a close and the excitement of seeing what’s to come has been an thrilling visual overload...
Here are some of our favourite collections and our favourite front rowers...

Presented at The Box, Akira never fails to impress with his signature prints and colour on modern-oriental design. His traditional design with a theatrical twist were shown in two stories running through the collection. One was an all white (bridal appropriate) capsule featuring appliqué dresses with incredible tulle head wraps. The second theme were printed Japanese patterns and blooms combined with tropical florals featured on kimono style dresses. The outfits were completed with these amazing oversized feature neckpieces. Truly original and truly Akira. And that’s why we loved it.

This was the “collection of his dreams”. There were fishtails, horse hair, metallic stitching with embellishment on a monochromatic colour palatte. No need for colour to make a bold statement... The design and fabric spoke volumes. Styled by LA-based Australian stylist Sophia Banks Coloma... Bowie’s collection was breathtaking.

Jenny Kee
Yes she is back! It may have been 20 years since her last solo show. But Jenny Kee certainly brought back her iconic graphics with her SS12/13 collection. There were hyper coloured turbans, draped dresses, Aboriginal abstract patterns. Co-collaborating with the Romance Was Born duo Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett who styled and brought the bling with jewelled neckpieces, earrings, cuffs, and coloured Melissa pumps. We love a come-back, especially when it comes in the form of a print-party.

Kirrily Johnston
We loved this collection by Kirrily. It was shown off site at Sydney restaurant Neild Ave and with it’s industrial interior, made it the perfect backdrop for the collection. Inspired by Romanian gypsies... featuring sexy silhouettes in neutrals, magenta, white, black and chartreuse. The outfits look like a second skin and have been styled with the most amazing statement jewellery and headscarves.

Romance Was Born
No words needed really.

Favourite front rowers
Susie Bubble, Whitney Port and Gray Gardens. Too cool.

Ok, now time for some champagne.

Love, Pink Ink X