Sunday, August 7, 2016

Bohemian Blues

Your soul, a bohemian river,
You flow and a fragile connection is born.

-- Fans of Jimmy Century "Delicate Fever"

    I think I'm growing increasingly inept at writing these makeup posts. I finished uploading the photos ages ago, but churning out actual words had me stumped. Anyway, summer always had me in a fitful yearning-for-boho mode -- fringes, headband, ethnic embroidery and an abundance of eye-catching teals, blues and greens. I laid my hands on an electric blue eyeliner pencil last month, and it would be a waste not to do a Bohemian Girl look inspired by one of Pony's makeup tutorials.

    最近發現自己寫妝文越來越詞窮。老早上傳了照片,可是到了真的要寫的時候卻停滯不前(T_T) 是說夏天一到我就會時不時犯上想走波希米亞風的病 XDD -- 流蘇啦、髮帶啦、民族風刺繡啦 ... 以及一抹不可缺少的搶眼的藍綠色。上個月入手了一支靛藍色的眼線筆,所以想物盡其用來用它畫個以Pony其中一篇教學文為靈感的波希米亞女孩妝。

    I used the shades Scheherazade's Tale (A), Aladdin's Lamp (B) and Genie (C) in the Sleek Arabian Nights palette. In the swatches above, the colours are A, C and blue eyeliner from left, but the eyeshadows do not translate well on paper unfortunately. 

    眼影部分我用了Sleek Arabian Nights眼影盤中的 Scheherazade's Tale (A)﹑Aladdin's Lamp (B) 跟 Genie (C)。在圖二的試色中,左起為A﹑C以及藍色眼線筆,不過粉狀眼影用在紙上都不太顯色(泣)。

1. Apply A generously over entire eyelid (but not up to the brow areas), taking care to layer repeatedly over the outer 1/3 of the eyelids until a slight gradient effect is achieved.

1. 將A大範圍刷在眼窩處(但是注意不要刷到眉骨部分),在眼尾1/3處重複疊擦直到有點漸層效果。

2. Apply B over outer 1/3 of the eyelids, blend with a blending brush. Then layer C over B, extending C outward to elongate eyes and blend similarly.

2. 在眼尾1/3處疊擦上B,用暈染刷將B與A的色塊暈開。接著在B的範圍疊上C,把C的範圍往外延伸以製造拉長眼睛的效果,一樣在色塊間用刷子暈開。

3. Line the eyes with blue eyeliner starting at around the outer 1/3 of upper eyelid with the width kept within the creases. Take care to extend outward around 7mm and wing it at the end.

3. 大約在眼尾1/3處開始用藍色眼線筆畫眼線,大約雙眼皮摺的寬度就可以了。後面記得往外延伸約7mm的長度,以上揚的貓眼線做收尾。

4. Similarly, line the inner 1/3 of the eyes with blue eyeliner with the width kept within the creases as well. Apply A over the middle 1/3 of the eyes. Then apply C over the outer 1/3 of lower lids and slightly blend out to create the effect of shadows. Lastly frame the eyes with black eyeliner and the entire look is done.  

4. 在眼頭1/3處畫上藍眼線,一樣是雙眼皮摺以內的寬度。之後在中間的部分刷上A。下眼皮部分則是在打亮臥蠶後在眼尾1/3用C暈開打造陰影感。最後畫上黑色全框式眼線就完成了。

    I'll admit that it would've been better if the lip colour weren't so vibrant in the first place so as to keep the point of focus on the eyes.  While doing this look I decided to try out a new lipstick and had not the least idea the shade would turn out so loud on my lips. And indulge me my affinity for blues and golds and greens at the moment, my forays into bohemian style somehow always end up in a plethora of these hues  ; )

    說真的我覺得如果這次唇色用得淡一點會更好,比較能把妝容的重點放在眼妝上。不過在用這個妝時我想說難得好好化妝不如來試試最近剛買的新唇膏,結果沒想到那色在我的唇上這麼鮮豔 T_T。。然後雖然那一堆又藍又綠又金的小物似乎太過了點,就原諒我吧~每次波希米亞病發作都忍不住想要狂加入這些色彩的我已經沒救了  ; )

    As usual, I'm ending the post with a medley of Instagram pics ( @bonjourjasmineblog ), a sun-drenched summer is the way to go!

    照例來個Instagram照片(帳號 @bonjourjasmineblog)的拼圖當結尾,夏天就是要滿滿陽光照耀啊~♥


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Stripes for All Seasons

I got stripes - stripes around my shoulders,
And them chains, them chains they're about to drag me down.

-- Johnny Cash "I Got Stripes"

    I've always have an obsession with stripes -- wide stripes, narrow stripes, colourful stripes, pastel stripes ... you name it, but for me, at the end of the day it's always the classic black and white stripes. I bought this Pazzo cotton stripe tee in early spring, assuming the semi-high collar and long sleeves makes it wearable at least three seasons a year. The blouse is of a thicker material, which predictably render it too warm for the weather now. Nevertheless I do love the character of the stripes, the colour, the space between and all, hence this acquisition despite a wardrobe full of striped items (definitely hyperbole regarding le wardrobe). 

    我一直都超愛條紋的 -- 不管是寬條紋、窄條紋﹑五顏六色的條紋還是粉彩色的條紋,不過到最後最得我心的還是經典的黑白條紋。這件Pazzo棉質小高領T是早春的時候入手的,當時想說小高領跟長袖的話大概一年有三季可以穿到吧 XDD  可是這件的材質略厚,現在的天氣穿大概會太熱。不過我很喜歡它的條紋,顏色深淺跟條紋間距(這很重要!)都是我的菜,於是無視滿櫃的條紋單品繼續敗下去(好啦好像其實也沒滿櫃子  : P 

    As I feel that this kind of striped item is versatile to a fault, I'm writing a Style Guide for it in the four seasons of the year. And to keep the colour palette organized, and so you can see how easily these stripes match different hues, I'm using mainly 4 colours in my coordinates this time, one for each season.


Top :  Pazzo
Skirt :  Pazzo
Shoes :  Dashley T
Clutch :  Vincci

Top :  Pazzo
Skirt :  Snidel
Outer :  it Girl
Shoes :  Grace Gift
Bag :  Lancaster Paris

Top :  Pazzo
Culottes :
Shoes :  Dashley T
Bag :  Martine Sitbon
Sunglasses :  Vincci

Top :  Pazzo
Skirt :  Alexandra Grecco
Shoes :  Grace Gift

Top :  Pazzo
Denim shorts :
Outer :  YFS
Shoes :

Top :  Pazzo
Denim playsuit :  Pazzo
Shoes :

Top :  Pazzo
Pants :  Two Do
Bootees :
Bag :  Lancaster Paris

Top :  Pazzo
Salopettes :  EMODA
Bootees :
Beret :  NET

Top :  Pazzo
Vest :  Lowrys Farm

Top :  Pazzo
Pants :  Pazzo
Coat :  Pazzo
Shoes :  Dashley T
Scarf :  31 sons de mode
Bag :  Coach

Top :  Pazzo
Shirt :
Culottes :  Pazzo
Shoes :  Summit
Clutch :

Top :  Pazzo
Skirt :  Lowrys Farm
Cardigan :  Jeanasis
Shoes :  Summit

 *  *  *

That's that, then!


Got these dark silvery loafers lately, at Grace Gift's annual clearance sale. Love 'em!

最近在Grace Gift年度換季特價的戰利品小鐵銀~喜歡

    As I did not take a lot of detail shots, I think I might as well end this with my medley of recent Instagrams! Well, maybe not that recent as I've been really slacking off  ; )

    因為太懶沒怎麼拍細節所以沒什麼照片好放(T_T)就 ... 乾脆照例來個近期IG的照片拼圖(... 其實也不太近期因為最近也荒廢長草啦IG  orz ))


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Touch of Grey

Oh well, a touch of grey kinda suits you anyway,
And that was all I had to say and it's alright.

-- Grateful Dead "Touch of Grey"


    I finally got to shooting and editing outfit photos after months of prolonged hibernation (hooray!) further complicated by the abundance of good Japanese dramas this season ... and just general laziness. Anyway, I bought this Pazzo grey knit dress earlier on in anticipation of spring and now it's been banished to the sidelines of my closet rotation far too soon as the weather now is simply too warm for this. This dress has a woollen-like material, is of a loose cut, and honestly looks a tad baggy on me, hobbit that I am, but with a belt it's reasonably chic and has got this sort of career woman sophistication to it, side-slit and all ; )   I'm going monochromatic in terms of accessories this time, but grey is such a versatile colour I can't wait for fall to come so I can pair it with coats and jackets and tights of all colours.

    終於從我超長的冬眠醒來拍穿搭了 XDD  沒辦法這季好看的日劇太多了看不完 ... 還有就是其實我懶  _(:3 」∠ )_   這件Pazzo灰色針織洋裝本來是買來春天穿的,然而還沒穿兩次天氣熱到這件已經被我發配到衣櫥冬衣限定的最暗角落去了(T_T) 這件材質略厚,有點像毛呢,然後剪裁屬於寬鬆型,我單穿會顯得太寬大所以只好用腰帶補救一下。這件單穿的話下擺會是直筒型的,不過用了腰帶的話就會有點窄裙的效果,側邊有開岔整個感覺有點成熟職業女性的味道 XDD。配件的話這次完全走灰階路線,不過灰色真的很百搭,等不及秋冬拿它來搭各種顏色的外套、大衣跟褲襪啦~。:.゚ヽ(*´∀`)ノ゚.:。

Knit dress :
Shoes :  Grace Gift
Bag :  Lancaster Paris
Bracelet :  Cor-date


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