Tuesday, June 1, 2010

WhatSheWears: Samantha Jones

By Jennifer Ennis
Written for WhatSheWears.ie

While the fashion world has consistently lusted after Carrie Bradshaw and her wardrobe, I have always been more of a Samantha girl. She’s charming, witty, entertaining and simply fabulous.

Ms Jones, known for her lavish ways and love of younger men (wait ‘til you see Noah Mills in this movie), always oozes sophistication and glamour but with a touch of fun too.

For this movie, Samantha style is made up belts and body-con dresses, and big, bright and beautiful earrings. Actress Kim Cattrall may have resident stylist Patricia Field and a large expensive costume department to create Samantha’s winning looks but thanks to a very SATC savvy high street, it is now easy to copy Samantha’s high fashion on a downtown budget.

Samantha’s body con dresses
Patricia Field described Sam’s black body con dress as an ‘understated kind of Samantha’. ASOS have the widest selection of black fitted dresses.

The most striking is the Elastic Buckle Body Con dress which is currently on amazing offer of just €17.50 reduced from €47.50 so hurry!

Samantha’s sunglasses
Samantha wears several pairs of shades throughout the movie, including a few pairs of Ray-Bans. These days almost everyone has jumped on the Ray-Ban bandwagon!

The black wayfarers are still as popular as ever spied on everyone from Kate Moss to Jessica Alba recently – so Sam’s in good company! She wears the large style pair and prices vary from store to store but they are usually around €180.

Samantha’s snakeskin clutch
The perfect bag is always a must for every SATC girl. Samantha loves her python bags in this movie and A-wear has a great version of her snakeskin clutch for just €15.

Samantha’s white wooden shoes

Similar styles to Samantha’s high wooden heels are very easy to find. Office have a cool white summer pair with a strap (easier to wear) for £85/€100 and if you want to go one step further, Barratts have a white leather pair of high heeled clogs for £45/€54.

Samantha’s gold accessories
We’re huge fans at WhatSheWears.ie of chandelier earrings which are the perfect summer accessory to brighten any outfit. You can see how much Samantha loves them!

She wears a beautiful multicolor blue pair and thick gold hoops. If that scares you a little, Freedom at Topshop have a more subtle pair of hoops called the Seed Bead Hoop earrings priced £9/€12.

Samantha also wears some great gold belts and bangles. Temperley of London have a classy knotted metallic gold canvas belt on Net A Porter for €195 which is an ideal summer wardrobe staple while Miss Selfridge and Warehouse have a variety of sassy bangles to finish any outfit splendidly.

All that’s left is to enjoy the Sex and the City weekend ahead and feel confident that while wearing a few of Samantha’s style faves, you will look absolutely fabulous darling.

Image from whatshewears.ie

Summer Must Haves

By Jennifer Ennis
Originally published on WhatSheWears.ie

It’s May and that means only one thing. It’s officially summer if we stick by the rule book and, although we don’t have “continental” weather, we can prepare for the summer with the following wish list from WhatSheWears.ie contributor, Jennifer Ennis.

Before Jennifer shares her summer favourites with us, let’s take a moment to get to know her. This gal lives and breathes fashion and her favorite collections include Isabel Marant and Balmain.

She is inspired by Olivia Palermo and Rosie Huntington-Whitely in the style stakes and when she’s not working her day job or writing for WhatSheWears.ie, she takes shares her own fashion ramblings on Jennifer’s Closet.

This summer I am all about the playsuits. I have bought a few nice ones in Topshop and am waiting for J Crew to hit Net-A-Porter this month as they have a striped one for £78 which has caught my attention.

I love wearing them with a cardi and flats or boots during the day, and upping the glam factor to wearing them with heels on a night out.

Summer footwear
Even though the month of May is here, I’m still wearing my boots (my favourites all season have been my laced up heeled military ones from River Island, €101) but I am gradually moving to ballet flats and soft brogues as my summer footwear of choice. And naturally, when the sun shines, I’ll be showing my pedicured toes in some nice gold sandals from Office (pictured).

I love experimenting with different colours and patterns. Flats and skinny jeans are certainly a summer staple for me.

Tinted moisturiser
With the change in season comes a lighter makeup for me. A tinted moisturiser is what I’ll be reaching for soon and Dior’s Hydra Life Pro Youth Skin Tint (€39) is the best tinted one have found.

My blusher is ditched for bronzer and I love Chanel’s Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronze Universal (€37) for the perfect sun kissed glow. Often sold out in Brown Thomas, you might find it at the airport before you head off on your holidays (if it’s possible with this ash cloud saga?!).

At the lower end of the scale, you can’t go wrong with Rimmel’s Sun Shimmer bronzer. I dust it on my shoulders and chest before going out at night.

The best mascaras for my summertime look are Bare Minerals Flawless Definition mascara (€18) and Cover Girl’s Lash Blast which can sadly now only be bought on eBay (but great bargains of only €10 shipped from US to Ireland).

I recently ditched my beloved gloss for lipstick! My favourites are Chanel’s Rouge Coco in La Pausa and Rimmel’s Moisture Renew in Nude Delight.

If I am going for bright lipstick, I stick to the rule of a soft eye and if I am going for smoky eyes, I rock a nude lip. Simple.

In my books, summer always needs a fresh, fruity scent. My current perfumes are Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Rose The One’ (€71), Chanel’s Chance Eau Tendre (€58) and Givenchy Ange ou Demon.

Pictured, Jennifer with her go-to products for summer:

Dior Hydra Life Pro Youth Skin Tint SPF20 (Image: sephora.com)
Chanel Soleil de Tan Bronze Universal (Image chanel.com)
Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick (Image chanel.com)
Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One perfume (Image strawberrynet.com)
Denim playsuit, Topshop (Image, Topshop)
Office sandals ( Image, office.co.uk)

Images from whatshewears.ie

Style Crush: Harley Viera-Newton

By Jennifer Ennis

New York based model, DJ, student and party girl Harley Viera-Newton has got to be one of the coolest girls on the block right now. Her long hair, dark eyes and slim figure make her right at home with fashion's elite and after following her for a while now, I have come to the conclusion that I adore her style!

Harley is definately a dress girl and she has a good eye for accessories and layering. Her style is very young and pretty but with an edge. Make up is minimal, mostly just a bit of eyeliner, and her hair is loose and effortless.

She just graduated from NYU with a first class degree despite many Fashion Week appearances, DJ sets and attending Coachella in recent weeks. Is there anything this girl can't do? Can't wait to see her next move...

Images from The Cobrasnake and style.com

Summer Beauty: YSL

By Jennifer Ennis

Just a quick note to say how STUNNING is this? Shot by Terry Richardson (I am convinced for every 'pervy' shot he takes, he also takes ten beautiful ones), YSL's S/S 2010 campaign features one of the 'It' models of the moment, Miss Karlie Kloss.

I'm a huge fan of Karlie (damn that girl can walk) and despite some of the blogs slating this image, I personally think it's very striking. Her eyes, eyebrows and nails are immaculate and I love her almost haunting stare.

I hope Karlie gets more beauty campaigns as she definately has the face for it! I love this.

Image from yslbeautyus.com