How to create our A/W14 Beauty Look.

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For our KD AW14 Beauty look for Jodie we have uses a combination of tinted moisturiser to keep the skin looking youthful and dewy. Jodie’s cheekbones were highlighted using Illamsqua’s bronzer which gives a light shimmer and helps contouring for the cheeks. Jodie has the perfect thick brow for this season, we shaped them using a Bobbi Brown eyebrow kit, we want to keep the length of Jodie’s brows but the look is to be thicker and filling in any gaps. Finish the look with a slick of MAC’s lipglass.

Pretty perfection!

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KD Beauty Talk.

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We love a natural dewy glow for our summer look, as you can see from our model Jodie the emphasis is always on the skin. This weekend we discovered Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer make-up. I would describe it as a light product which can be used on your cheek bones and eye lids,  the Armani make-up artist suggested decolletage and legs for a chic beach look.

I used the fluid sheer under and on top of the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Wanting to achieve a natural look, I applied the foundation in a thin layer and topped up the shine on my cheekbones with the fluid sheer. Finish with a pink/peach blush this is definitely a must-have in our KD beauty bag.

Have a fabulous Monday!

Meet the exhibitors..

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Each day we will introduce you to the exhibitors who are showing as part of our wedding fayre on the 24th of April at the Isla Gladstone.

60 seconds with ….. Barbara Daley

Barbara Daley salon

What makes your product/service so unique in the North West?

We have been doing hair and make for brides since the salon very first opened in 1990. Our team are masters of beautiful, wearable hair and we pride ourselves on the attention to detail and the personalisation of every hairstyle we send out. We were finalists for the coveted title of British Hairdresser of the Year in the North West 2013 and work each season at London Fashion week, and for publications including Vogue, Red and Elle magazine regularly which means we know what the trends are, in fact we are creating them. We can tailor a bespoke wedding package for brides and we offer free consultations with our hairdressers and beauticians in which we can look at every aspect of your prep for the big day including cut, colour, skin analysis and home care regime.
What would your 3 top tips for Brides-to-be?

1.Be the most beautiful version of yourself (don’t try to do something that’s not you, or that you don’t feel comfortable in, remember you have to look at those pictures forever), 2.Be prepared (have a trial of your hair and make up before the big day so you know exactly what you’re getting, how it feels and most importantly will it last)

3.Finally don’t buy your head dress before you’ve chosen your hairstyle (many brides make the mistake of buying a headdress before deciding on the hair and then the hairdresser is trying to find a style that works with the headdress rather than one which best suits you, your face shape and your hairtype. The headdress should be an add on to the hair rather than the other way around)

What is your fantasy wedding venue?

Dana Point, Southern California, if i was getting married again it would definitely be there on a cliff top over looking the Pacific Ocean a world away from St Alberts’ church in Cantril Farm where I was actually married ha!
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to the show on the 24th of April.

You can purchase tickets from : http://kirsty-doyle.com/collections/wedding-fayre-ticket or on the night at the front desk at the entrance of the Isla Gladstone.

Happy Hump Day.

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Urban Dictionary: hump day

“The middle of a work week (Wednesday); used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week.”

It’s the middle of the week and you are on your lunch hour, what better way to spend your time than a spot of online shopping. Our KD classic FIFI dress is back this season in hot pink, every season we change the FIFI to be short, long, pleated or pencil. Each season it is a huge hit. We have styled the FIFI with a pair of red classic patent Louboutins and the Kate Moss for Rimmel matching red lipstick. As the weather is getting a little bit colder we would put the Shiva Sleeveless Jacket with it.

This seaon’s FIFI is mini length or mid-thigh so a hint of a tan would help blast away those winter blues. I couldn’t get an appointment with my normal beautician last weekend for my tan top up so I tried this tan from Fake Bake, 60 minute self tan liquid. My short review is that everyone from a fake tan expert to a newbie should own this, it comes with a mit and gloves and dries in about 2-3 minutes. As promised the tan comes out in 60 minutes, usually the time needed to apply my make-up, style my hair and wait for a cab. This should be on everyone’s beauty must-have list.

shop the FIFI now http://kirsty-doyle.com/collections/what-s-new/products/pink-satin-fifi

 

 

Not long left in today’s FACEBOOK FLASH FRIDAY SALE.

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This week’s FACEBOOK FLASH SALE dress is the Riley Dress which is £132.75 from £295. This offer lasts until midnight tonight and you can purchase the dress in any size from 6-16.

Happy Shopping! Riley Dress

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In my lunch hour I nipped out and bought this shade of berry stained, vamp like luscious red matt lipstick from Chanel and slightly lighter cherry red lipliner. This is the perfect accompaniment to the neutral shades in the Riley Dress. Also quite apt for this time of year, think fashionista vampire meets Dracula.

Have a fabulous we(eek)end.

KD on the Red Carpet: Shobna Gulati

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Former Corrie actress walked down the red carpet on Saturday, looking amazing and showing of her gorgeous figure in a bespoke Kirsty Doyle Lemon LD bustier dress.

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Shobna styled her KD creation with a sleek cream clutch, and a chunky braclet. She kept her make-up to a nude and brown colour palette, while letting her hair fall loosely on her shoulders.

The actress’s red carpet look received some lovely comments, including from stylist Grace Wooward who voted her best dress of the evening and we totally agree. She looked gorgeous.

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Can you believe it, Shobna’s clutch costs just £20 from boohoo.com. So cheap you can buy one in each colour. A great buy!!

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You can shop Shobna’s dress now, over on the website

KD on the red carpet: Anna Shaffer

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Between all the preparations for the soap awards on Saturday, we were lucky enough to have a quick catch with the gorgeous Hollyoaks actress Anna Shaffer we chatted about style, beauty and getting ready for the awards.

Anna looked amazing in a bespoke nude Marianna dress. Styled with an amazing Charlotte Olympia clutch, gorgeous curled hair which was swept to the side and lashings of red lipstick. She showed us exactly how to style a Kirsty Doyle creation. The hint of leopard print from the clutch really finishes of the outfit.

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How would you describe your personal style?

I think I have quite a simple but classic style. Lately i’ve been experimenting with more patterns and prints, especially as we move into summer.
It’s so important to have fun with fashion too, I think the older I get the less I care about what other people think and I’m much more willing to give new
things a try…even if they end up a bit of a disaster! 

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What are your style inspirations and influences?

I love Mad Men. If I could dress like Joan every day I absolutely would! I think the french dress fabulously too, they keep silhuettes sleek and simple and use accessories as a way of standing out. In terms of people, I take huge inspiration from Jessica Alba and Diane Kruger. They are always flawless and look effortless. Their style is timeless but they always have a modern twist which I think is really interesting. And it helps that they’re stunning too! 

Do you have any red carpet beauty tips?

Give yourself time! There is nothing worse than feeling rushed before an event as you will make rash decisions about your make up that you will totally regret later. And looking flustered and clammy on the red carpet because you had to get ready in 5 minutes is never a good look! I think a strong lip is always fabulous. Red literally goes with ANYTHING and can transform an outfit. Also less is more. If you’re having a heavy Eye go easy on the lips and vice versa….oh and check your teeth for lipstick!!! That’s definitely something I’ve learnt!

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 Do you enjoy getting ready for award events?

I generally get a little stressed before events, so it’s so important to plan ahead. If I know my dress is wonderful and I know exactly how I want my make up and hair then the rest slots into place…and it’s always good to leave yourself a good hour before you need to be there so you can relax with a cheeky drink and remember to enjoy yourself! 

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Shop the dress here