My go-to makeup look is super easy. I smudge olive eyeliner with a Q-tip right into the lash line and use the rest to add a little "smoke" under my eye. Then I dot the inner corners of my eyes and underneath my eyebrows with Burberry's Fresh Glow. I'll also dab a little bit onto my cheekbones too. Most of the time I use my fingers to apply makeup- I just think it makes it look more natural when you don't use brushes. My favorite mascara right now is Sumptuous by Estée Lauder because it gives me really fluffy eyelashes. I prefer to look dewy rather than matte so when I'm done with all my makeup I spritz some of Mario Badescu's rosewater onto my face. As for my hair, I always let it air dry and add a couple drops of Shu Uemura Essence Absolue oil.
Monday, August 27, 2012
I have been longing for some red pants for a while now and I finally found the perfect pair by Diane Von Furstenberg. I love how they sit at the hip and have a boyish slouch to them...
Worn with American Apparel crop top, Isabel Marant sandals, and the usual vintage sterling silver jewelry.
Posted by karla at 8:03 AM
Thursday, August 23, 2012
This is one of the moodboards I made for my second collection for Roman Luxe. I got to work with lapis, crystal, and gold metal to create very clean, yet bold jewelry. I can't wait for you all to see it! In the meantime, shop the current collection here.
Posted by karla at 9:32 AM
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wearing a shimmery sequined crop top to dinner was a nice change from what I've been lounging around in the last week: bikinis, t-shirts, and my destroyed Levi 501s...
Paired with Alexander Wang trousers, Haider Ackermann sandals, and vintage sterling silver jewelry.
Posted by karla at 8:01 AM
Monday, August 13, 2012
Every time I go vintage shopping, I tend to gravitate towards pieces that remind me of editorials, collections, and photographs I've seen before. The dress I wore yesterday has a little bit of an Oscar De La Renta feel to it and I love that...
Worn with Louboutin pumps, vintage sterling silver bracelet, and Estée Lauder red velvet lipstick.
Posted by karla at 8:13 AM
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I was in New York for the past few days working with the Roman Luxe team on the jewelry line. Here are a few photos I took before lunch...
Wearing my no-fuss uniform that consists of a pencil skirt and tank top. My knit skirt is by Opening Ceremony, Bottega Veneta denim sandals, Ray ban sunglasses, vintage alligator clutch, and Karla Deras for Roman Luxe bracelet.
Posted by karla at 8:04 AM
Friday, August 3, 2012
I don't really post much about food, but lately a lot of you have been asking about what I eat so I thought I'd share two of my favorite healthy (and super easy) recipes...
My best friend showed me this black bean, orange, and corn quinoa salad recipe and I've been making it for dinner all summer long. It's so hearty and fresh.
Because I am an avocado fiend, I love making these spinach, goat cheese and avocado grilled cheese sandwiches. I use spelt bread and whip up my own pesto.
And last but not least, coconut water (it's not food, I know). It tastes so much better straight from the coconut, trust me.
Posted by karla at 8:10 AM