Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar September 2013

Photographer Miguel Reveriego introduces us to winter,

draped in the most chic coats and capes

in this gorgeous, snow bound story of outerwear 

from the fall 2013 collections,

 for the September  issue of Harpers Bazaar.

Soo Joo Park, Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar

South Korean model Soo Joo Park’s beauty verges on otherworldly

in the hands of this fabulous creative team,

with styling by Joanna Hillman,

hair by Tamara McNaughton 

and hauntingly beautiful makeup by Alice Lane.

Snow Angel




Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar
Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar

Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar

Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar
Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar

Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar

Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar

Snow Angel, Harpers Bazaar


Li Xiao Xing For L’Officiel China

This editorial for the L’Officiel China September 2013 issue

is visually so resplendent and rich

I just love it!

Li Xiao Xing, L’Officiel China

Check out the sumptuous sets,

the artful styling of Taiwanese brand Shiatzy Chen’s fashions,

photographer Michelle Du Xuan’s beautiful, beautiful lighting

and the complete perfection of makeup artist Aya Fujita’s 

work on model Li Xiao Xing.

Li Xiao Xing L’Officiel China

Li Xiao Xing L’Officiel China

Li Xiao Xing L’Officiel China

Li Xiao Xing L’Officiel China

Li Xiao Xing L’Officiel China

The Magic Of Facial Oil Products

Chances are if you’re looking for younger, dewier, more radiant skin, one of the last things you’re probably thinking of adding to 

your skin care regime is oil.

image via www.macsmagazine.com

But it just so happens that oils are the biggest thing out there when it comes to moisture boosting, wrinkle fighting, inflammation reducing and anti aging.

Super boosted with high performance additives such as 

peptides, vitamin C, and retinols they are able to deliver

active ingredients without irritating the surface of the skin.

Standing alone they super hydrate and boost the skin,

giving it the most delicious glow.

For years I’ve been loving oil cleansers, 

particularly the Shu Uemura cleansing oils.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils

Cleansing oils both dissolve makeup and lift away impurities, without stripping the skin. They are fabulous for oily complexions too. If you think about what happens when you mix water and oil – they separate. Want to lift away excess oil? Use a specially formulated cleansing oil designed for an oily complexion, and you’ve struck gold.

These days I’m using the CitriCleanser cleansing oil 

from Scottsdale based EstheCeuticals.

Skin care oils can be used alone, on top of serums, or mixed with moisturizers. They run the gamut from simple oils, such as Rhonda Allison’s Grape Seed Oil to more complex oils.

One of the pioneers of luxury face oils is fashion stylist Linda Rodin. 

Frustrated that she couldn’t find skin care that worked, she made up a brew of her favorite oils (including sweet almond, argan and apricot seed) in a coffee cup in her bathroom. The change in her skin was visibly remarkable.

Rodin Olio Lusso went on to become one of the most sought after oils in the fashion industry, by makeup artists and models alike,

and has sold more than 50,000 bottle worldwide.

There are now so many different facial oils available on the market,

targeting every conceivable skin need. You can use them under foundation to make it hold and glow all day, you can use them to keep the skin hydrated. There are oils to tighten pores, others to balance sebum, some to defy aging, some to keep skin firm – the list is endless.

In my new skin care regime from EstheCeuticals I’m using their Skin Seal Ceramide Serum, which some days I use alone as a moisturizer, some days I add to my moisture equation. Most days I like to allow it to settle into my skin  before I apply foundation, and on shoots I will apply a drop or two to my model or actress’s face prior to foundation, just to make everything glide on smoothly and add a radiance to the skin.

Whichever facial oils you add to your skincare program you will see an almost immediate and discernible improvement to your complexion. Because that’s just how they work.