Striped Chic!

Striped Chic! by sky-chi featuring a blue skirt
Hi everyone!. Still in the light of my being inspired by all things French this year, i bring to you Stripes.
They are classic, super versatile, flattering on various body types and complexions and easy to style. An all round style staple.
All you need add to go from Jackie to Jacqueline are the required red lip and classic sunglasses.
Keep Walking!


Style Inspiration: Striped Chic!

The awards season in Hollywood have officially kicked off, and the second major one The Golden Globes for 2015 held last Sunday, and you know the drill, we were looking out for our fave celebs and their fashion.
Let's go straight into it-
J.Lo is a queen in this nude, embellished Zuhair Murad gown. I'm not crazy about the hair, but this is J.Lo, so, i'll take it.
Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen. Love it. She should have just done away with the hair flower.
Kate Hudson in white Versace with embellished cutouts. pow! BEST DRESSED.
Reese Witherspoon in metallic Calvin Klein.
Amy Adams in Versace. What a gorgeous color!
Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead. This icy structured number is genius. I'm in love.
Rosamund Pike in Vera Wang. I'm not sure i like this.
Emily Blunt in white criss-crossed Michael Kors.
Viola Davis in Donna Karan Atelier. I love the rich red colour.
Heidi Klum in Versace. Good tailoring. Great bod.
Taylor Schilling in Ralph Lauren. Love, love, love.

The Greatest Jane Fonda shows the young'uns how it's done in Versace. Bow down.
Jennifer Aniston in Saint Lauren. Meh.
Julianne Moore is show-stopping in her custom metallic Givenchy Couture gown.
Lorde in a Narsico Rodriguez pant-suit. Perfect. A little ageing, but we know that's how she rolls.
The love of my heart Emma Stone in a stapless Lanvin jumpsuit. *sigh* Isn't she the most perfect thing ever??? Isn't she? Isn't she?
'Selma' director Ava Duvernay is gorgeous in a capped Zac Posen dress. That hair and face! Love it.
Uzo Aduba in embellished Randi Rahm.
Kerry Washington in a two-toned Mary Katrantzou dress. You know what? I like it.
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Lupita Nyong'o in  Giambattista Valli couture. Love it from the waist down, not sold on the bodice.
Maria Menounos in an embellished cobalt blue Gabriela Cadena gown. Great figure!
Jessica Chastain in a beautiful bronze-y Atelier Versace. Very nice.
Leslie Mann is bright and beautiful in her yellow KaufmanFranco column gown. I like the green accessories with it.
Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad & John Legend. Best-looking couple.
Lena Dunham in Saint Laurent. This is just so unflattering.
The actress and awards host Tina Fey wore this Antonio Berardi gown. This is bad. Bad.
Those are my picks. Kate Hudson gave life and Lena Dunham/Tina Fey were bleh. Right? Right?
Keep Walking, Frenchie.


The 2015 Golden Globes: See The Best & Worst Of The Red Carpet Fashion.

Hi guys! A Happy New Year to you all. I've been away for way too long. Again.
It's good to be here, especially in this fresh brand new year 2015.
Hope you had a great holiday, i spent mine dozing (i know, i still did not get to do anything exciting like I've been planning to do for yonks, like, you know, sky-diving...) and eating, so it was OK.
Now to the makeup.

Let me say some things. I am not a makeup artist. I'm not a huge fan of the Instagram-famous Nike eyebrows 'on fleek' (eye-roll)/extreme contour & highlight/fire-fire makeup 'on fleek' (a sigh and another eye-roll). 
I am more into the clean/edgy look. 
The look i have on here is what I've been rocking of late. Clean lid, small/sharp Gary-Pepper-Girl (Google her)-esque eyeliner, mascara, clear/subtly highlighted face and in the case here, a purple lip for edge.
Face- Zaron Primer//Mary Kay Foundation//Milani Concealer// L.A Girl Pro Concealer//Sleek Contour Kit in Medium//Milani Compact Highlighter//Ponds Oil-control Powder
Brows- Davis Pencil//Zaron Brow Powder
Eyeliner & Mascara- Local Liquid Liner (the name's cleaned off)//Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
Lips- Zaron Purple Lip Liner//Zaron Lipstick in Full Moon//Zaron Lipgloss in Very Berry
I am trying to get better with my photography and editing, it's been hard to do with the little-to-no proper equipment.
It's new year and all that, so i'm saying NO to waiting for the perfect situation and going ahead to do what i want to do, even though it'll be far from perfect.
Which leads me to body issues.
It's really hard to just accept oneself, body and soul, the way it is.
I look at my face in the mirror everyday and i see flawed form and scarred skin.
I apply my makeup, take photos for posting, look at them and see more flaws, get depressed and delete them all.
I've wanted to be a broadcaster all my life, but i stutter and i think my voice and speech is not good, so i doubt that dream.
And so on.
So confidence erodes, we rationalize the negativity and BS that we shouldn't, depression gets worse, faith in God and the purpose of existence shakes, dreams and the pursuit of happiness are abandoned, and zest and energy for life is lost.
But wait.
It shouldn't be this way.
I am already made. I'm not the worst. I have some beautiful qualities. I am who i am.
I think one good way to go forward is to be french about oneself, that is, effortless, accepting, romantic and chic!
I will wear makeup and post them as much as i like.
I will smile at a nice (available) man i see, if i feel like it.
I will pray and talk to God very openly without feeling inadequate.
I will wear swimsuits without crying about my stretch-marks and big thighs.
I will start a podcast and laugh as loud as i feel like without worrying about my voice not being appealing enough.
In fact, just call me Frenchie :)
So here's to me and any other person who is in this struggle. May we flourish even in our imperfections.
Let's go forth and kick butt and be happy and win.
French is the word.


Makeup: Bare Purple + 1st 2015 Ramblings & Body Issues.

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