Busy Days

My presence on the blog hasn't been the best as of lately (sorry). University has literally taken over my life. Sine last we spoke (about this collection from Elie Saab), I've handed in my final assignments for PR, Creative Visual Communication and Visual Merchandising, I've styled a photoshoot, written half an essay an finished a 6 minute presentation. Yes, I've been busy. Two more days, an then the first semester is over!

It's crazy how fast time has run away this last month. It feels like yesterday but still forever ago that I went to Paris (read about it HERE). Now I only have one essay left until I finish this semester, then I have two days off before starting my internship at a PR agency here in London. I'm so excited!

If you're curious on what I'm up to you should go and follow me on instagram (@ellendahlstrom). I try to update it as much as I can, and my plan is to start blogging again now when this semester is over. I've been excited for christmas-posts all year, so I'm motivated to take up my writing again.

Designer Appreciation Post: Elie Saab

Ever since my interest in fashion began, I've had a fascination with Elie Saab. There's something dreamy about all his collections; whether it's Haute Couture or Ready-To-Wear he always manages to grab my attention. Elie Saab has an eye for detail, which I think is what makes me so impressed every single time. Studying Fashion Business has meant endless nights of studying fashion shows, writing down everything I see. Hemlines, colours, focus, details, fabrics... it can get a bit overwhelming. Still, Elie Saab's SS17 stood out from the rest. Colourful, edgy, girly and cool. It's so different from the classic Haute Couture pieces many of us know him for, and yet it feels like the same story only from another decade.
Many of us dream of a white, classic dress for when we're getting married, but I don't. I'm gonna wear the huge, golden Elie Saab dress from AW15/16. You're all welcome to attend my wedding!

Minimalistic Everyday Makeup in 6 Steps

It's the last month of uni for me before christmas break. Can you believe it? Time has passed so fast! Even though I'm super excited for Christmas, I'm aware of the fact that I still have a lot to do. Uni has literally taken over my life, but I'm not complaining. I study pretty much all the time when I'm not sleeping, which means that I don't have that much time in the morning to get ready. I'm sure I'm not the only one having to stress a bit in the morning, and so I thought I'd make it easier for a few of you by giving you my secrets to achieve the perfect, simple everyday makeup look that takes no time at all!
1. Conceal
My concealer is literally my best friend! I always have some redness around my nose and on my chin, and aways suffers from under eye circles when I've had too little sleep. The solution? The Kat Von D Lock It Conceaer in L3 Warm. I cover pretty much my entire face with this (forehead, under my eyes, around my nose and on my chin) and it's extremely pigmented. A little goes a long way! I usually apply it with a damp beauty blender.

2. Set that concealer
Step two has to be powder. I'm using my trusty Kat Von D Shade and Light palette to set my concealer and highlight under the eyes.

3. Time to contour!
Using the same palette, I contour my cheekbones, forehead and chin using a Real Techniques Contour Brush.

4. Eyebrows
My second best friend is my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown. If you've followed my blog for a while now you will have noticed that this is the only product that gives me the kind of brows I want. I've tried other products, but you'll always find me going back for this one.

5. Coat those lashes!
My latest addition to my makeup collection is the Too Faced Roller Lash Mascara. I've been using Maybelline The Rocket for years and years and though it was time for something new. This Too Faced mascara is definitely a new favourite! My lashes stay voluminous all day and even though it's not water proof it stays on my lashes instead of sliding down onto my face as some mascaras tend to do.

6. Finish with the cheeks
I always finish with blusher, and it's always the same one: Frosted Rose by Bourjois!

Autumn Cravings: The Teddy Fur

Autumn is here to stay now. The weather has been changing dramatically here in London the last weeks; from 8 to 18 degrees celsius in a day! Personally I prefer the colder seasons, with all the layering, cosy knits and chunky boots. This Autumn it's time to buy myself a new jacket! I've been using the same black faux fur for two years now, and it's definitely starting to look a bit too worn. I'm probably gonna stick with the fur theme though, but this time I'm considering going with a teddy fur. Ever since I saw a girl on the tube a few days ago wearing a similar camel jacket like the one above, I've been obsessed. So, now I'm on a hunt for the perfect, oversized teddy jacket. Wish me luck!
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