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PASTEL PERHAPS

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You may have noticed the new ‘hot’ trend, not many are confident to try but most will admire…Pastel hair. I’m deeply considering it. In fact i’m obsessed so it’s no longer a consideration. On the contrary, this hairstyle is a future fact for me. My hair; I’ll be cutting it, bleaching the tips and dying it pastel. In fact I want her hair exactly…but only brown because i’m probably too dark to carry a blonde and pastel look. I’m breaking all my rules, typically there is never a hair update I just appear with a new look but this look is so irresistibly beautiful that the excitement won’t keep me quiet. Alas, stay tuned to see how it all pans out.

 

NEXT SUMMER: WHITE EVERYTHING

MERCI ME LONDON - ALL WHITE STYLE

THERE IS NO CLEANER CHIC THAN AN ALL WHITE OUTFIT

Minimalist vogue. Next years summer looks bright, it looks mostly white & we are right on trend for the clean chic with our mainly white collection (of course available in other colours). We’ve made white our base colour, our staple, it goes with everything. It’s strong, fresh and creates a crisp, edgy but cool look. See for yourself how Tommy Ton captured white on white at New York Fashion Week – Spring 2015. Why not go deeper and try a beauty look to match for a true all white outfit. Or for understated and effortless style complete with a touch of colour; block it with denim, linen, silk or keep the colour to the shoes and accessories. If you’ve mastered this look then consider the white smokey eye. As pictured below.

Shop our mostly white collection at www.mercime.co.uk. Our recommendation? Our piece d’resistance; The Queen Anne Lace Up Trousers (pictured below)

MERCI ME LONDON DATURA TOP & QUEEN ANNE LACE UP TROUSERS SS15

Tommy Ton Spring 2015 NYFW RTW

Tommy Ton Spring 2015 NYFW RTW

Tommy Ton Spring 2015 NYFW RTW

Tommy Ton Spring 2015 NYFW RTW

Pictures (above) courtesy of Tommy Ton – NYFW Spring 2015

MERCI ME LONDON ALL WHITE SMOKEY EYE BEAUTY INSPIRATION

THE TOP SHELF, WITH KATE BUSH

If you’re a fan of Into The Gloss, you’ll be familiar with the Top Shelf format: various beauty & fashion icons interviewed on the subject of what stuff they put on their faces and why.

One of the people I’d really like to see a Top Shelf from is Kate Bush. I don’t know if  there will ever be one, but digging around on the internet one day looking for info on a trademark ‘look’ (if she had one- I wanted to see if  there were any YT tutorials where people transform themselves into her like with Marylin Monroe or Angelina Jolie) I found this:

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I reckon this is the closest we’ll ever get a Top Shelf with Saint Kate. It’s close to perfect though- so fitting in it’s not-really-giving-a-fuck about serving face, it all being secondary to what she’s most interested in -her work- and it’s length. So much still uncovered, so many more questions you want to ask, but you’re left just wondering.

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BOY BEAUTY

Some boys are beautiful. Some boys are hot or fine, and some are pretty, but some are beautiful. So beautiful that you start to wonder if you can siphon off some of that delicious, delicious allure into your own beauty game. Or I do, anyway; I love taking inspiration for beauty looks from abstract sources, like architecture, or the weather, since there’s so much more freedom of interpretation there compared to a ’ “70s makeup’  Pinboard or whatever. Here are three ways to translate some fine masculinity into your look.

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CURRENTLY CHANNEL: 90′S EARTHY-NESS

When you start a new job, you have to change your appearance- taking out piercings, covering up tatts, that kind of thing- Harrods has a top-to-toe uniform for the beauty hall staff, including rules for the colour of your nail polish, lipstick, and hair grips- but even without strictly enforced rules, the places you go every day influence your beauty game. From absorbing unwritten rules of propriety (you’ll never see an undertaker in a glossy red lip) to picking up on your workplaces’ colour scheme, playlists, or even, y’know, the practicalities of your actual work, your job will influence the way you present your face.

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MAKE UP FLOWERS

When looking for inspiration, there is one unlimited source: Nature. The various shapes, textures, colors etc. in front of our eyes every day consciously or subconsciously influence our minds when tapping into our creative side. Flowers, in particular, awaken many of our senses, sight, smell, touch and they even have an impact on our moods and emotions. We offer them to one another to convey different feelings and they have always been utilised to create artistic displays.

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