Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Oh Shoot!

Photos from a shoot I did recently, enjoy.

All Photos by Miki Takahira

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Review - no.2 - Rimmel 1,2,3 Looks Mascara

I bought this a while ago when my other mascara broke (While I'm here I'll do a super quick review within a review and say never buy Gosh mascara because it's shit). It was on offer in boots for about £5 I think, and I'm a sucker for a new product so thought I'd try it out.

Claims: Rimmel say that with this mascara you can create not one, not two, but three different looks by adjusting how much product is loaded onto the wand, and therefore varying the volume. 

Well, you CAN adjust the mascara tube but it really doesn't make much difference to how much mascara gets on the applicator, neither does it make much difference to how thick your lashes are.
Pros: It's cheap
Cons: It doesn't do what it says it does.

Even if you think of it as a 'regular' mascara it still isn't very good, the older rimmel products are much better.
It isn't terrible though, so I shall use it until it finishes, then probably return to one of the three greatest mascaras I've ever used:

Chanel Imitable
YSL (any of them!)

Maybelline Colossal

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


A printscreen of a page from my new website/blog http://versaii.com/

Numéro Homme

Magazine: Numéro Homme #19 Spring/Summer 2010
Title: Prédateurs
Model: Abbey Lee Kershaw, Baptiste Giabiconi, Freja Beha Erichsen & Heidi Mount
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld

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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Model Talks

Amazing Giveaway


Review - numero uno - Dermalogica

Dermalogica dermal clay cleanser - £16.33 250ml / £31.48 500ml 

This is the best face product, ever.
I've been using it for about two years now, along with several other Dermalogica products which I may or may not review later.

Basically, I love this product. I have no complaints and have bought it several times. It's designed for oily skin - it stops build-up which ultimately stops you getting spots. I use it twice a day - sometimes only once - and haven't had a bad breakout since my first order. The formula is very thick, and as the name suggests, like clay.  They say to apply to a dampened face, and you only need a small amount of product to thoroughly cleanse your face. I find it works best if you use warm water beforehand to open your pores, then use an amount about the size of a 10p piece and apply (troublesome areas first, e.g. T-zone). Then rinse with cold water.

- deep cleansing
- thick & creamy formula
- pretty much odourless (no strong fruit or floral smells, but it doesn't smell of chemicals either)
- prevents breakouts

- This product is quite expensive

Despite the price, a 250ml bottle will last around 3-4 months, and a 500ml bottle will last around 6-8 months
If you have any more questions just hit up my formspring -  http://www.formspring.me/marinmonroe

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What I wore...

Ok, minus the Chanel.

This dress was only £4 from H&M, full priced. They are ridiculously cheap these days. Added white docs and a skull ring and was good to go. 

Saturday, 17 July 2010

ACNE Store Opening Party

Daphne Guiness

Daisy Lowe, Jonny Johansson and Jaime Winstone.

Jaime Winstone and Daisy Lowe.

Model Sara Blomqvist and her boyfriend, Jeremy Young.

Brix Smith Start (Love her!)

Edie Campbell and Johnny Borrell.

Henry Holland (Love him!) and George Lamb.

The Dead Weather (yet again)

One of my favourite bands, I've got too much love for Jack White & Alison Mosshart. Here's a live version of one of their songs from the second album, 'Sea of Cowards'. Turn up the volume & enjoy.

Katarzyna Gajewska


Expressionism is definitely my favourite style of art, and Katarzyna Gajewska is definitely one of my favourite artists. 

A Photographer called Miki.

This is a photo taken by Miki Takahira, a rather cool Japanese photographer who now works in London. More importantly, someone I should be working with very soon (:

Any millionaires out there...

Feel free to send these to a girl called Marin.
Leggings - Alexander McQueen
Bag - Proenza Schouler
Boots - DSquared
Jacket - Unknown!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

AW Wishlist

A Shearling coat like the above. I hear rumour of H&M doing some similar, fingers crossed.

Autumn Approaching.

It's almost at that point in the year where we soak up the very last of the sun (or not, which is often the case in the UK), pack away the high-waisted denim shorts, and start thinking about what we'll be wearing for Autumn & Winter.

I shop far too much, buy far too much. So I'm ATTEMPTING to buy less this coming season without having to look like I got dressed four years ago.

I'm going to gradually put together a shopping list, then narrow it down until it's realistic. I'm starting with looks from the shows, which I will then try my absolute hardest to replicate on the high street when they get their AW10/11 collections in. All I can say is, god save Topshop.

Possible DIY?

Tempted to try and make some kind of hair accessory like the above. If it works out I shall post the results (:

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Random Outfit Post.

Shirt - Urban Outfitters
Tights - Topshop
Shoes - Primark & customised by moi
Bag - Vintage

Brick Lane last week or so. Featured on some world street style blog (:

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2010/11 Haute Couture Show

Chanel Couture AW '10

Some of my favourite pieces from the Chanel show. Some lovely garments, but no matter how hard I try I can't respond positively to the boots.