Just in Time For Purim: The Wonderful and Wacky Street Styles of London Fashion Week and A Makeup Tutorial of Chanel Couture

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Come on admit it. We all have the desire to sometimes burst out of our boxes and do something crazy with our hair, our clothes, our shoes, or our makeup. Well, Purim is the perfect time to express that inner wild child in all of us. Purim is the holiday when we celebrate the redemption of the Jewish people during the Persian rule of King Achashveros; when G-d made a clear and obvious miracle by completely turning a terrible decree into a joyous time of celebration. And celebrate we do! We dress up, have a couple of drinks, give our friends creative food gifts and help the needy. 

So, when these street style photos from London Fashion Week popped into my inbox I realized that although we may not dress this way on an average day, we can totally get inspired to do something wild on Purim. If you're a fashionista who usually leans toward the conservative, go ahead and try adding some fun highlights to your hair, wearing a crazy hat, mixing patterns to your hearts desire, or trying a bold makeup look.

And speaking of dramatic makeup, here's a fun and fabulous tutorial I found on Nolomagazine.com to achieve the dramatic makeup looks from the Chanel Couture Spring 2013 show.

Chanel Couture Spring 2013 Make Up by make-up artist Peter Phillips just cannot go unnoticed. It’s dark and dramatic, but also romantic, especially combined with white and ethereal gowns and suggestive hairstyles. While it’s clearly not an everyday look, it can be however worn on a special occasion, with the right clothes.
Here are a few tips on how to recreate this look, made of lace or tulle feathers cut in sharp shapes and a lot of black.Start by applying a black liner or kohl all around your eyes and smudge it with a brush. Then, apply a black eyeshadow all over your lids, going towards your eyebrows and filling the inner and outer corners of your eyes.Now it’s the delicate part: applying fake lace eyelashes. If you can’t find similar ones, try to cut a piece of lace or tulle or anything similar, and then use a tweezer to put the lashes under the eyes and on the outer corners.Source images: Chanel News / Vogue
Would you try any of these looks?? What are you planning on doing to make your Purim fun?
Until next time,

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  1. Does one say happy Purim? If so, happy Purim! X

  2. "Drama" make up....just really stunning theatre!

    I like the street fashion images so very much,Sharon:-)*

    Hugs to you,

  3. Sharon I appreciate the pics and your invitation to express our creativity!! Have a great weekend!
    Love Coco

  4. Fantastic photos! Lovr the makeup!


  5. Happy Purim Sharon! I think the fashions are fun but not so sure about the makeup. I spend a lot of time trying to make sure my makeup doesn't look like that....lol.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. I love it...I prefer the wacky array of clothes at fashion weeks. And crazy make-up, that's fashion...creativity and exploration of the self. No need for a box to stay in, one should always express themselves with what they wear!! I want to try this make-up, haha. I can't do a straight line of eye liner with two girls running around sometimes, so this would be great, haha. Have a marvellous weekend doll xx

  7. Amazing street style pics selection! Love that make up tutorial, it's incredible!

  8. OH THAT PURPLE COAT WITH THE FLOWERS! THAT IS MINE! I agree with you about busting out and doing something totally unexpected my dear. I do think there is a sacred element in this concept, Jewish or Christian or otherwise: redemption, reconciliation and renewal. I love how we can be creative on how we express that. BEAUTIFUL IMAGES! Peace, Anita

  9. Dressing out of our comfort zone is sort of like being in costume or playing dress-up ... it would be interesting to see if it changes the way we feel during the day if we try something wild for us! WOW, that Chanel eye make-up is dramatic and beautiful ... talk about trying something on the wild side! Have a wonderful weekend, Sharon .. thanks for stopping by Wednesday ;) xo ~SM

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  10. Sharon I have missed you; am finally home from my 4th surgery and hoping to blog a bit again.

    I love seeing these looks on the brave and fun! I like to go a little off the wall with clothes more than makeup.

    2012 Artists Series

  11. I love the eye make up! :) Its so dramatic. It would be fantastic for a masquerade, don't you think? That's what I love about fashion. Its so theatrical. Especially runway shows. LOVE them! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face Sharon. You're the BEST!


  12. Amazing make up. Im sure if i attempt to do it i would get a big random splatter of make up in my face and would look like a clown

  13. That fourth image totally reminded me of Carrie Bradshaw. Great photos!
    Thanks for stopping by this week. xo



  14. Enjoy dressing up for Purim!! Love your NYFW coverage and so happy you got to see some shows!!

    Enjoy the Oscars tonight...fashion lovers dream!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  15. Hi Sharon!!!!!!
    These are such fabulous photos!!!!!!
    How was your weekend? Did you watch the Oscars red carpet? We had a major snowstorm here on Thursday!!!!
    It does look so pretty outside!!!!! :-)
    Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!!!!!!

  16. What a great blog, I love this post!