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Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

COLOURS D'ETE







Avec Kimberly.... tres jolie! :)



Getting Ready




There is nothing more refreshing than to see a splash of colour, most especially when its 49 degress outside. :)

Make Up: Anna de Leon
Photographie: Danabelle Gutierrez

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

LE HOMECOMING


MILITARY WEAR HAS NEVER LOOKED THIS GOOD!
Jacket: Forever 21
Tanktop: MANGO
Distressed Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: New Look
DogTag: Thrift Shop
Aviators: MANGO
Bag: Louis Vuitton Palermo and Keep All


CHASE THE BLUES AWAY
Denim Jacket: Forever 21
Tubetop: Zara
Leather Skirt: Zara
Shoes: ALDO
Bag: Paris Thrift Shop


MARCH FORWARD...
Cropped Jacket: Forever 21
Tubetop: ZARA
Harem Pants: H&M
Sunglasses: New Look
Necklace: Claire's

TAKE THE SHORT ROUTE THIS SEASON
Tanktop: MANGO
Shorts: Promod
Belt: MANGO
Wedges: Castaner
Bag: Dolce & Gabbana
Necklace: New Look

AN ENSEMBLE MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD BE PROUD OF
Jacket: Splash
Tanktop: MANGO
Jeans: Hot Kiss
Boots: New Look
Necklace: New Look

PAINT THE TOWN TOFFEE
Dress: Zara
Shoes: ALDO

Season after season there is only one RTW collection that I look forward to more than eating a cup of ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery... BALMAIN. Eversince I saw the 1st collection of Christophe Descarnin for Balmain, it was like a little girl seeing her dream Barbie gift for Christmas.

Since Military inspired clothing is all the rage this Spring I decided to put my pieces together for this editorial :)

What endeared me to this particular trend is its androgynous appeal. I feel very sexy and confident in an uncontrived manner.

Realisation: Anna de Leon
Photographie: Danabelle Gutierrez

Monday, May 17, 2010

WARDROBE MUST HAVES - THE BIKINI

SHINE BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN IN NEON.
Bikini: New Look
Aviators: MANGO

HAVE FUN IN THE SUN WITH PRINTS
Bikini: Gucci



FEELING SELF CONCIOUS? HAVE A WRAP OR TOP ON HAND
Bikini: New Look
Lacy Top: Forever 21
Bangle: Splash

* Photo courtesy of Michael Velasco

GO CLASSIC WITH A BLACK ONE.
Bikini: New Look
Hoop Earrings: New Look

* Photo courtesy of Jit Sangalang


With the wonderful beaches surrounding you over here in Dubai, who can resist buying a bikini or a maillot?

Iam sea lover and I grab every opportunity that I have to relax by the beach. Its like I am in my own element..... IAM PISCES!!!! hehehehe. I literally, get lost, lose track of time when I am at the beach... One time I fell asleep and when I got home my friends told me that I looked like I worked at a construction site..... But did I digress..... hehehehe. Yes, i did.

Wearing a bikini can make any confident woman insecure.... I sure feel that but I am a mom already so I proudly wear my mama fats with my bikini - proudly. :)

If a bikini is too much perhaps a sexy maillot with cut outs is something that you may want to try out.

But no matter what you choose to wear this bikini season, remember this, that you are at the beach to relax, unwind and enjoy nature, not to be judged. :)

WARDROBE MUST HAVES - THE LINGERIE

MY VICTORIA'S SECRET MOMENT..... HEHEHEHE
CORSET: LA SENZA
STOCKINGS: LA SENZA
PUMPS: ALDO
* Photo courtesy of Tinayums

While I was writing the title for this post, I was trying to make the word 'The' bigger but could not make the font any bigger because when I say, The Lingerie.... I mean The Lingerie! hehehehe. And Ladies, may I remind you that buying the ultimate lingerie from La Perla, La Senza or Agent Provocateur is not just for that special man in your life..... it is, more than anything else.... For Yourself, to celebrate the fabulous being that is YOU. Pleasing and surprising that special man comes in second.


Friday, May 14, 2010

WARDROBE MUST HAVES - THE TAILORED COAT

TAKE THE FORMAL ROUTE BY TEAMING THE COAT WITH A FAB LONG SKIRT CINCHED BY A CORSET BELT
Coat: ZARA
Belt: Zara
Skirt: Splash
* Photo courtesy of Marc Guittap
GO MILITARY
Coat: ZARA
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: ZARA
Bag: Gucci

GO CASUAL WITH THIS ENSEMBLE
Coat: ZARA
Jeans: Victoria Beckham
Shoes: Shoemart
Clutch: Splash
Sunglasses: PRADA

One of my wardrobe must haves would have to be a tailored coat andbased on the photos in this post, it is the BALMAIN inspired coat that I picked up from ZARA.



Gone are the days where a single breasted coat can only be worn for the office as a lot of people are teaming it with denims and formals as seen in this post.

PRODUCT REVIEW: L'OREAL MATTE MORPHOSE

With my Co- MUA, the lovely Marina :)

Alessia at work:)




Hi Everyone! Apologies for being away for sooooo long! I miss blogging, just been busy with quite a few projects but rest assured that I am back.


A week ago I did the promotion for L' Oreal's New Product, Matte Morphose. I was at the Mall of the Emirates for 3 days doing make overs and in those 3 days had an amazing time doing the make over, meeting soooo many women and finding out their make up issues and the most important of all giving these ladies a different and better view of themselves.


If you have been following my blog for quite some time now, you'd know how passionate I am about empowering women thru the magic of make up and proper styling. One of the things that I find women worrying about is finding the right foundation--- the shade, the consistency. Well, ladies, the wait is over. :)


L' Oreal's Matte Morphose is the answer to those women who want coverage without the cakey feeling. It literally makes the pores and fine lines smoother and 9 out of 10 women say that it feels as if they are not wearing anything at all.


The first thing that I ask women after I have applied the foundation is how it feels on their skin and repeatedly, I get the same response.... "it feels soooo light."


The fact that it is light makes it perfect for the summer months in Dubai. Coverage so light, it will make you feel like its magic! :)


Matte Morphose has 8 shades for you to choose from, though it is plenty, would have preferred for it to have more especially the darker shades.


Aside from introducing the products what I love about this is being able to address the issues that women encounter about cosmetics and themselves. You will be surprised as to how many of them who dont realise that they are indeed beautiful.


L' Oreal's Matte Morphose will be at the Deira City Centre from 20 to the 22nd of May. Come and visit to feel the difference of Matte Morphose.... BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT :)




TV INTERVIEW WITH BEAUTY TO THE MAX

This is the TV interview I did for Beauty to the Max, a lifestyle and beauty show dedicated to plus size beauties

MOEVENPICK, JBR

THE STYLISH AND VERY MODERN LOBBY OF THE MOEVENPICK

YUMMY SUSHIS AND MAKIS COMING UP!

LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN....

DRESS: TRAFFIC PEOPLE FROM SAKS 5TH AVENUE

CLUTCH: MANGO

THANKS TO ANN FOR JOINING ME :)

WITH ANN AND UBER PHOTOGRAPHER MOSH LAFUENTE


I was invited to attend the opening of Moevenpick's 2nd property here in Dubai and what better place to have the second property built than at the Jumeirah Beach.


The opening also coincided with the Arabian Travel Market, a gathering of leading hotels and resorts, travel agencies and airlines.


Moevenpick had their party at The Talk, a very chic bar which played all dance inducing tunes, served japanese and italian dishes prepared by great chefs and who can say no to the amazing dessert selections downed with bubblies from their cellar? No one, I guess :)


Here's to Moevenpick, JBR for an amazing party!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FASHION EDITORIAL FOR IN MAGAZINE



I loved doing this editorial for In Magazine, from the beautiful gown to the lovely model, amazing photographer and uber stylist.

What made me proud of being part of this magazine is that its articles are very well written, it gives you a balance. Shows you the beautiful and glamorous side that is Fashion but it also opens our eyes to situations which needs our attention and immediate action.

IN Magazine is not just for the fashionably aware... this is for the new breed readers.... intelligent, socially aware and doing everything with class.
Silver Era Editorial
Make Up: Anna de Leon
Photographer: Ladydesign
Hot Shots Editorial
Make Up: Anna de Leon
Photographer: Mariyah Gaspacho