maintenant | no. 002
red lipgloss (Covergirl Wetslicks works so well for that instant glamour sans the over-the-top nature of lipstick; constant application, however, is necessary) // red nail lacquer (Barcelona Red, by Chanel) // an ostentatious cocktail ring // black sweater // patent peep-toe pumps
I love Christina Aguilera; listening to her album, Back to Basics, always puts me in a good mood. Somehow, whether it be through her lyrics or that powerful voice unfound in any other female artist, Back to Basics makes me feel as if unstoppable, glamorous, and fierce. Like I’m at the top of the world.
The aesthetics of the album are incredibly amazing as well. I adore Christina’s look; platinum blonde curls, red lips and nails, a bit of beige shadow and lots of mascara. All paired with form-fitting dresses. She truly is a beauty – a definite style icon for me. Black, silver, and reds are seriously the sexiest and most powerful colors.
How I wish I lived during that time period.
Arguably trashy, but seductive and provocative are the words. These Wolford Medaillon Tights, £37.00, are a must-have it my closet. Call it a pair of fetish-ish tights, but imagine it worn under little LBD numbers. Ridiculously provocative. Words do not and cannot express the full extent of the necessity of owning them. Not want, darlings, need.
Chanel Aqualumiere Lip Gloss in Party Red. Everything about that color is perfection at its finest. And the gloss’ tube is quite the aesthetic pleaser itself; red and black are indeed classics.
… this Paul & Joe Sister Mathilde Fringe dress from Net-a-Porter. It is undoubtedly the perfect, mini LBD with a 1920’s twist. Imagining it with a tuxedo blazer of some sort, sleeves pushed up (perhaps my satin trimmed ones!); ankle booties; stacked but thin silver bangles; red lips; red nails; the whole Christina Aguilera shebang.
This photo of her is absolutely breathtaking.
…I told you music influences and inspires what I wear.