quarta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2017

5 Autumn Basics | The checked blazer and other stories

 
 
 
  
 
My relationship with this trend started as a love/hate one. Honestly, there’s something in me that repulses a piece when it gets too trendy – everyone will use it, the originality will be lost and it goes from trend to a random boring piece. That happened with straw bags, mules and so many other pieces that spammed my instagram daily. But when I entered H&M and bumped into this blazer, it all went away. The shy red details lining the pattern were pure perfection. I saw myself wearing that jacked in 10 years, in 20… In that day, I surrendered to the checked blazer. And end up using it on Lisbon Fashion Week.

Once this is my favorite season and we are rebranding our closets, I chose 5 ultimate Autumn Basics.
1. The checked blazer – You can find this piece in any fashion department these days and my reasons to buy it, here.
2. A golden necklace – Debora Rosa and Aimee Song made me do it! It’s unbelievable how such a simple piece can complete your outfits and give it a twist. It goes almost with everything and the best tip is to wear it layered. My favourite are from CINCO store.
3. The basic white T – Who the heck doesn’t have a white t-shirt? Good, now you just have to pair it with the right pieces. During the transitional season it’s all about mom/straight jeans and a nice blazer. This is a good piece to invest in, but if you prefer cheaper options, Zara makes them just as great.
4. Leather skirt – This piece is one of those problematic things in fashion, along with the leopard print. But fear not, this season there’s nothing more elegant than a leather skirt – it’s all about dressing it up: choose a sweater for some comfort or a shirt for a more office vibe.

5. Sock boots – Looks weird at first but then you get used to it. If someone told me that I would be craving some Balenciaga sock boots some years ago I would doubt that very much. The truth is that I really do. For a less expensive option yet still luxurious, go for a walk on Lefties or Zara.

Love you all 
Sara


quarta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2017

How to live your dream life - 5 tips to start doing it now

 
 
 
 
The past year and half, I’ve been extremely lucky to be able to travel a lot, be part of important projects, have a full makeup artist agenda monthly and watch my work grow. But how did I get here? Believe me when I say I’m no overnight success. Unless you’re blessed to be born with Kardashian as a last name, you gotta work hard to get some. These are 5 things I learnt:

1. Always trust yourself and your dreams.
When I arrived Lisbon on 2012, I was nothing but a country girl full of dreams. I knew I wanted to be part of the fashion industry but that seemed impossible to achieve when you’re new in the city and have a full college schedule and hundreds of Med School bibliography to study. Although the impossible, I didn’t lose my focus. I’d be lying if I said I was full motivated and trusting all the time. But you know, bad times come and go. In the end, only perseverance matters.

2. Monetize your passion and talent.
I strongly believe we all have a talent, but sometimes is difficult to discover it. My main passion was always fashion design but I was aware it required a lot of time and money. I didn’t plan to become so fond of makeup as I am. I started watching youtube videos and using makeup on my acne skin problems, for some confidence. After doing my friends&family makeup I understood that I liked it even better than doing it on myself. This was fun, very natural for me and an option that I could monetize.

3. Search, learn and apply.
If there is something that we all need to keep doing for the rest of our lives, that is learning. I search a lot about blogging, advertising, planning, knowing what to do and how to do it. It’s a constant process and helps you guiding your plans and future projects. Find your niche and know everything about it. Find your passion and get to know how you can make it part of your life.

4. Don’t underestimate planning.
In my third year of college, I had absolutely no free time. That was when I understood that I needed an agenda. Nowadays, everyone expects perfection and professionalism: you gotta do what you gotta do – perfect and on time. Having a planner is precious help for not forgetting events, work and deadlines. It’s extremely important while thinking about future projects. I prefer the 2 pages monthly log and week pages for more detail. Lists are also great for daily tasks.

5. Surround yourself with good-hearted, supportive people.
Let’s make this one very clear: people who love you won’t bring you down. True friends will support you even if your dream is to become USA President (if it is yours go for it, they need a new one)! Show people around you how important your dreams are and that you are willing to work till they come to reality. Toxic people and relationships won’t get you anywhere.

Love you all 
Sara


terça-feira, 12 de setembro de 2017

Travel | Milano for a day

Milan is the main city when we talk about italian fashion and has been on my travel list for years. This summer, my boyfriend and I went on a roadtrip from Portugal to Spain and France (yes, we even been through the Pyrenees!). During our stay we found an amazing opportunity to buy flights to Milan for 9,99€! We've stayed only for a day and half but it was worth every second. I absolutely loved it and I know I'll be back.

Milão é a capital da moda italiana e uma cidade que já estava na minha travel list há bastantes anos. Este verão voltei a fazer uma roadtrip por Espanha e França - desta vez, aventuramo-nos pelo norte e pirinéus - e descobrimos uma promoção com voos para Milão a 9,99€! Só estaríamos lá cerca de 1 dia e meio mas valeu por cada segundo. Adorei e tenho a certeza que voltarei.

Love you all 
Sara

domingo, 27 de agosto de 2017

Trends Autumn/Winter 2017 | Checkmate

A primeira tendência da compilação que aí vem, directamente das semanas de Moda para as nossas casas. 
Inspirem-se e digam-me o que acham desta primeira sugestão!

Love you all 
Sara

sexta-feira, 25 de agosto de 2017

Wishlist | AW 2017

Pumps | Blusa | Planner | Brincos | Loafers | Saia
Apesar de não admirar profundamente a próxima estação, tenho de admitir que fashion-wise tudo se torna francamente mais interessante. Podes sobrepor texturas e camadas, usar sapatos fechados elegantes e adoptar novamente os sobretudos mais estruturados. É tempo de renovar o roupeiro, o que me fez voltar aos desfiles correspondentes à estação e tirar alguma inspiração. Estes são os itens que mais me chamaram a atenção e que, certamente, acabarão no meu closet. Estou a preparar uma compilação de tendências e peças que podem adquirir dentro destas, mas isso conto-vos num próximo post.
E vocês, já escolheram as vossas trendy pieces para o outono?

Love you all 
Sara

quarta-feira, 7 de junho de 2017

About doing what you love...

Felicidade é fazermos o que mais gostamos. Fazê-lo de coração cheio. 
É assim que me sinto quando maquilho ou dou formação. 
Deixo-vos algumas fotos do último workshop, pela lente da Rute.

Happiness is about doing what you love. Doing it with a full heart. 
That is exactly how I feel when I makeup clients or teach classes. 
Here you have some pics from the last one.

Love you all 
Sara

sábado, 20 de maio de 2017

Um novo capítulo!

Um novo capítulo! Se o blog sempre esteve arrumadinho, o mesmo não podia dizer da maquilhagem que se perdia entre posts pelo facebook. Mas hoje é um dia novo e foi o dia - já tenho site para a minha actividade de maquilhadora. Por lá podem encontrar toda a informação que necessitam, portfólio e serviços prestados. Estou muito feliz com o resultado final, espero que gostem!

Love you all 
Sara