Last week, Pantone announced their colours of the year — they chose two colours for the first time in history! The official Colours of the Year for 2016 are Rose Quartz (a soft pastel pink), and Serenity (a periwinkle pastel blue). Today’s post is an introduction to these shades, including ideas on how to incorporate these colour trends into your personal style for the holidays, as well as inspiration for home decor, fashion and beauty.
I’ve followed Pantone for colour inspiration my entire career — they’re the global colour authority for creative industries. They provide a colour system that ensures colour translates accurately across all mediums, whether it be in fashion, beauty, print, or in design. Pantone also predicts colour trends, so I like to keep up with what they’re forecasting to stay ahead of the curve!
I’ve followed Pantone for colour inspiration my entire career. If you have no idea what I’m talking about — Pantone is the global colour authority for creative industries. They provide a colour system that ensures colour translates accurately across all mediums — whether it be in fashion, print, or in design. Creatives also look to them to predict colour trends. Basically, they know what’s up — and they keep everyone in the loop!
Every year, usually in early December, they announce their colour of the year — and for 2015 it’s Marsala! Marsala has a variety of shades and interpretations, all equally gorgeous. Pantone describes Marsala as ‘a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embrace warmth’ and ‘like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness’. Pantone also cites is as ‘flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great
go-to color for beauty’. I couldn’t agree more! Marsala lips are everywhere this fall, so today I’m sharing my six favourite Marsala lipsticks in a variety of shades, finishes and price points. Are you ready to embrace this years biggest colour trend?
Can you believe it’s September already? It seems like this summer was shorter than most, so I’m excited to bring you one last dose of summer beauty inspiration today! August is all about sunflowers for me, so I used them to style today’s post — they’re just so bright and happy, aren’t they?! This was a busy month for me, with lots of travel, so all of these products are convenient and long wearing.
There are also a few new products I discovered — including the best mascara I’ve ever tried, a great dry shampoo for brunettes, an amazing mattifying powder that makes you look like a walking Instagram filter, and the lip gloss shade we all wore for Kelsey’s lakeside wedding! It wouldn’t be a favourites post without a few Colourpop products — and they’re having a sale right now (they never have sales)!
Welcome back, beautiful people! Today I’m chatting about my 10 beauty favourites from the month of March. I have lots of exciting new products to share with you — a few awesome drugstore finds, gorgeous contouring and bronzing products, fresh spring lip colours and a game changing skincare discovery.
Would spring just hurry up and get here already?! In Calgary the temperature has been hovering right around 0 degrees celcius lately, but it’s supposed to get really nice later this week. So today I’m excited to share a few fashion and beauty items I’m lusting over for spring!
Today I’m sharing 12 beauty favourites for the month of February, along with a mini review of each product. I tried to narrow this list down a few times, but I just couldn’t — there were so many great finds last month that I want to share with you! So grab a beverage or a snack and get comfy, because this is a long one.
As we spring forward, I’m sharing some winter wedding inspiration to remind us how beautiful our Canadian winters can be. This was a chilly (but fun!) day spent in collaboration with some talented ladies and gents in High River, just after a fresh snowfall. The vision for this shoot was inspired by Rebecca‘s idea to create a winter wedding on a crisp white backdrop, along with a 1950’s wedding dress and furs I curated for Calamity Jane Vintage. Our team worked with a colour palette of soft pink, with pops of navy blue and gold in a peaceful, snowy scene. It was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes — what an honour!