Paper Lashes

By Sarah Redman

Paperself Eyes

I discovered these beauties a few years ago at London Fashion Weekend, when I spotted various people wondering around the shopping area with the most amazing eyes and felt totally underdressed in the makeup department. Needless to say I didn’t take this lying down and made my friend queue for half an hour till I got my lashes!

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The brand I lusted after, Paperself, were the designers of my ‘peacock’ inspired lashes, and yes, the clue is in the name: they are made from paper! My first thought was how easy will it be for me to give myself a paper cut with these things and the second will I pick them up and rip them?! But after my free trail I was sold.

Previously, I have never been too impressed with False Lashes. I have a phobia of spiders and the idea of sticking ‘dead’ ones to my face was kinda creepy! The glue was always too messy and my hand-eye co-ordination didn’t help one bit.

The designs I saw shown at London Fashion Weekend were original, dainty, and fresh. Recently many celebrities have been spotted with designs on their lashes, from letters, to block colours, and patterns. This is becoming a lucrative industry, the lashes can be a real talking point, and can make a great feature or just glam up an outfit!

Paperself quotes Marcel Proust on its website -“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Paperself was ‘launched in 2009 by London based designer Chunwei Liao’ and in September of 2011 worked on a pair of Lashes for the V&A. The lashes ‘inspired by nineteenth century French silk bobbin lace’ and are just beautiful! They have recently won themselves a spot on the Nylon 2012 Beauty Hit List as well. Find out more on their blog.

Check out their website to see the quirky ways they display their lashes and maybe even bag a few yourselves!

My latest favourites are the Birds, also their London Skyline design – awesome, but where is The Shard?

The beauty of Paperself is their versatility. The lashes can be cut to leave only one section of the pattern you want which can be attached to the outer corner of your eye: on the top lash for a minimalistic look with a difference or glue to your lower lash line for a statement effect (slightly easier than testing your eyeliner skills).

Paperself Eyes

[Both ways seen on the model – Grace Redman: “These feel so light on, normally false lashes just annoy me.”]

Paperself Eyes

With such a variety of lashes available now, from glitter to gem studded, you can be spoilt for choice. But if you are looking for something special then try these guys, with their wide range of patterns and ever growing company you will find what works for your outfit.

Check out their awesome YouTube Video HERE

(Definitely worth a watch!)

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You can never have too many bags

By Sarah Hugill

As my Mum would say i’m a ‘bag-oholic’, and in my eyes you can never have too many…. you need one for every possible occasion! My bank account does not always agree… but I decided to treat myself with this sophisticated cream bag from Topshop which I just had to share with you guys! It is a perfect statement shopping trip bag, with plenty of room for your daily essentials! Do you suffer the same bag addiction that I do? Or perhaps indulge in other fashion purchases? Drop a comment below or feel free to tweet us @thesarahstyleblog to reveal your guilty pleasures!

Topshop bag

Topshop bag

The Sarah’s Love: Paris

By Sarah Redman

… A little bit of cheeky street art. Literally!

Paris Boutique - Shop window: Street Style

Paris Boutique – Shop window: Street Style

Above: A pure photography mistake – some may say over edited – I say quirky, and for once a reflection in the shot i quite like!

Aston Martin DB6 on the streets of Paris

Aston Martin DB6 on the streets of Paris

Above: Has to be said I walked right past this car and was dragged back by the boyfriend – so I can’t take credit for the original photo, but I can the editing. This picture is for my dad, Paul Redman – One day you will have your Aston Martin (even if i have to buy it for you!) [Credits: Joshua Johnston]

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Street Style Paris: Window Shopping Style

By Sarah Redman Unfortunately Paris is rather like London this time of year – A sea of coats. But, being surrounded by a multitude of shop’s I couldn’t afford to step over the threshold of, I resorted to window shopping. Below are … Continue reading

And in the post today…

By Sarah Redman

Pastel Earrings

Pastel Earrings

These beautiful earrings arrived in the post today from my wonderful mother!

Perfect from the summer #DontForgetYourPastelAccessories

Earrings from F&F at Tesco

Dior

By Sarah Redman

The Dior tent for Paris Fashion Week 2013

The Dior tent for Paris Fashion Week 2013

When ‘segwaying’ one does not exactly look glamorous at the best of times – hat (helmet) hair and a general windswept-ness being the most prevalent of problems as the glitterati of Paris Fashion Week (PFW) looked me up and down.

My other conundrum was the minor problem on being on a segway and not seven inch Louboutin’s – although probably similar in price!

And lastly, I honestly don’t think I could have been wearing more layers:  jumpers, about twenty vests and thermal socks. Turns out, Paris is cold this time of year – think Bournemouth beach in winter.

So whilst I should have been absorbing information about Hôtel National des Invalides and Napoleon’s tomb at the Eglise du Dome Church, I was taking sneaky photos of those lucky fashionistas leaving the Dior show we happened to stumble across #LoveSegwayTours

Two PFW attendees leaving the Dior show

Two PFW attendees leaving the Dior show

These two are channelling what I would like to think is a response to the news that Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz will be playing the witches in the new movie ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’. Personally loving the red loafer style heels teamed with grey tights – softer than black, whilst still admitting even fashion has to work around the weather!

The sun glasses and turban teamed with the awesome cream – I want to say studs (but ladies these are studs that can only been worn when your ears are feeling strong – there is nothing worse than an accidently stretched piercing, wrong on every level!) bring a 50’s feel to the look. This ensemble leaves you thinking which dress she has chosen to complete this wonderful, I’m naming it ‘50’s Dorothy’ combination.

Whilst on your right we have what I will be calling ‘Dark Oz’. In keeping with the monochrome trend appearing in every magazine worth reading in February, whilst taking it one step further and adding a pop of colour with her red clutch.

Kudos on the monochrome and #InLove with your boots – the wooden detail reminding me spring should be on its way and my wonderful wooden sandals can come out of hibernation!

Three of PFW’s Dior attendee’s on the streets of Paris

Three of PFW’s Dior attendee’s on the streets of Paris

This photo basically sums up Paris in February: a lovely array of coats! Together, they all work the monochrome look – just add matching heels and a bag (NB. Must be worn in the crook of the arm or held – shoulder bags are just not Paris 2013)

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