Essential Jewelry Every Fashionable Woman Should Own

Okay, so it’s a bit too cliché saying diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but who cares about cliché when you can own a perfect diamond devoid of all flaws and cut to perfection for that ring or pendant you are having designed for you? The fact is, jewelry can make or break an outfit and can actually define your style so much better than the clothes on your back. Why? Because there is no mistaking quality for quantity and that’s the one thing every woman should understand. If you are looking to complement your wardrobe with the perfect collection of jewelry, here are some tips. This is essential jewelry every fashionable woman should own.

No Collection Is Complete without One or More Diamonds

Although a diamond may not be your birthstone, every woman should have at least one high quality diamond in her collection of gems. Not only are diamonds a sign of breeding and wealth but they are also among the world’s most sought after and valuable gem stones. You don’t need to wait for an engagement ring to own a fabulously eye-catching diamond ring. The only problem is that most women buy off-the-shelf jewelry that doesn’t speak of who they are and what their personal style might be.

The first step is to choose a diamond and then let it speak to you as to how it should be worn. To get some ideas on how to pick the perfect diamond, click here. Once you’ve found it, then it’s time to decide if it should be the center gem in a multi-stone ring, a pendant, a brooch, or even a charm on an 18k gold bracelet.

A Matching Set or Two

There is almost nothing worse than seeing a woman dressed to kill but with jewelry that doesn’t work well together. Most of the top designers will gladly tell you that you should have at least one coordinating jewelry set where the earrings, necklace, bracelet and even brooches and lapel pins match. Oddly shaped and mismatched pieces can ruin the look you are trying to achieve, but with a high quality diamond jewelry set you just can’t go wrong. Diamonds go with literally everything, including jeans!

Why Earrings before All Else

One of the reasons why you should own a great pair or two of earrings is because of the fact that they are visible at eye level and can be seen immediately. A necklace, bracelet, ring or brooch will be noticed, but when you are speaking with someone and you maintain eye contact, your earrings will be seen in their peripheral vision. Your choice of earrings is vital simply because they are the only piece you can guarantee will get seen.

From rings to earrings, no wardrobe is complete without essential pieces of jewelry and it is imperative that you understand the importance of high quality gems. You don’t need a lot, but what you have should be flawless. Nothing defines you quite like the jewels you wear and if you want to portray yourself as a woman of quality and breeding, you can’t go wrong with 18k gold and diamonds.

Everything You Wanted to Know about The Balayage Trend

Hairstyle trends come and go with the times, but every now and then one takes hold and sticks around longer than usual. Stylists around the world work hard to keep up to date on learning and implementing new techniques to meet the demand that inevitably follows a celebrity or reality TV star debuting a new look. One such look, balayage has taken the hair styling world by storm in recent years, and for good reason.

What is Balayage?

Derived from the French language, the term means to paint, or sweep, a manner that implements color on the hair in a way that it blends in naturally. The end result is a soft sun-kissed glow that looks as though it was achieved by sitting out in the sun. Many establishments, like a luxury hair salon in Encinitas, offer the service in Southern California where the style is supremely popular.

How Does Balayage Compare to Foils?

Highlights are a great way to soften up hair color, particularly in the spring and summer seasons, and most people opt for either foils or balayage to achieve the look. The execution is different, however, as is the end result. With foils, the stylist separates strands throughout your head, layering them on a foil sheet, applying the bleach or color solution and then sealing the foil while the color goes to work. Foil highlights tend to start at the scalp and the color is evenly distributed on each strand.

With balayage, the solution is applied freehand throughout the hair using a brush and stroking motions. The main difference is that the color is lightly applied towards the upper half of the hair with more saturation towards the ends. This creates a look where the colors blend together throughout the hair for a more organic look. If you’re concerned about damage from bleaching, ask your stylist about using a protecting agent such as Olaplex to help mitigate any stress on your locks.

Is the Look Hard to Maintain?

One of the benefits of the balayage technique is that it’s simple to maintain and even easier to let grow out. With foils, the roots are apparent, especially if your hair is significantly darker than the highlights. Since balayage has a higher concentration of color towards the ends, it doesn’t create a stark contrast, and if you decide to grow it out, even after one session, the look doesn’t change much. This type of look also doesn’t require as much touch-up as foil highlighting does. You can go once every two to three months instead of every six weeks.

It is important, however, to care properly for your hair no matter what coloring technique you model. Heat and color protectants are essential to keeping your locks looking and feeling healthy. Make sure to invest in high-quality shampoo and conditioner, preferably ones that are free of sulfates. If you like to curl or flat-iron your hair, be sure to apply a heat protector and use appliances on the lowest setting possible to avoid scorching and damaging.

What Types of Hair is it Good For?

Balayage is a universal style that works on all types of locks. Whether you have fine or thick, straight or curly hair, you can easily embrace the technique and benefit from the look. It also works equally well on light and dark shades. If you have blonde hair, you can go lighter on the ends, and if you have dark hair, you can opt for a golden bronze tone instead of bright blonde.

The technique has been widely embraced by women around the world, as evidenced by the increasingly popular posts on Instagram and other social media sites. It really complements any look, making it a versatile option for nearly anybody. Pair the hairstyle with a natural makeup look, or go full-on glam and rock it like a starlet.

Kylie Jenner – exclusive shoot for FAULT Issue 20 front cover

FAULT Issue 20 front cover star Kylie Kenner was shot by Lionel Deluy and styled by Monica Rose.
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FAULT Magazine Issue 20 – the Faces Issue will feature reality TV star and global style phenomenon Kylie Jenner as its front cover feature this Spring. As one of the most widely followed personalities on social media today, Kylie is already a bone fide tastemaker at the tender age of just 17.

FAULT’s exclusive shoot with Kylie runs over 12 pages inside the issue (in addition to the front cover) and also includes the issue’s Style section cover – which is available as a special edition front cover edition in its own right.

Shot in LA to meet the ‘Faces’ theme of FAULT’s landmark 20th issue, renowned celebrity photographer Lionel Deluy captures the ‘real’ Kylie Jenner. Elegantly and simply styled by Monica Rose, the shoot showcases a side to Kylie that she herself admits in her interview is something “…that people don’t see” in her usual social media output or TV appearances.

In her interview, Kylie discusses her thoughts on ‘significant others’, the pressures of fame, how her public persona only shows one side to herself, her views on materialism versus spiritualism and how she deals with criticism of herself and her family.

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Interview by Heather Seidler, Production by Zizi Zarkadas, Editorial Direction by Leah Blewitt, Make up by Rob Scheppy for Cloutier Remix, Hair by Castillo using JOICO at TMG-LA.com, stylist’s assistant: Jill Jacobs

FAULT: At just 17, you’re already one of the best known personalities in the media today – and one of the most followed on social media. Do you feel that people look up to you in that respect? Is there any pressure or obligation that comes with that, do you think?

Kylie: I never feel pressure to be a good role model. I always try to do my best to inspire people to be good and do the right thing, but I just can’t live my life always trying to be a good role model. I try to be the best I can be, but it’s hard sometimes. We’re all human. I just like to live each day and just be me and be real.

I definitely always feel pressure to act a certain way, but I try my best not to let it affect me – although there are times where I’m not totally myself because of that. Even at the mall I feel like I can’t totally be myself. When I’m not in public, I try to always be with my friends, so I can totally be myself and not have to worry about people judging or watching.

Is there a difference between the person you are on social media as opposed to the ‘real Kylie’, that is,the person you are when you’re with your friends and family?

People are going to judge you no matter what you do. So now I feel like I haven’t been open as much as I used to be. I haven’t really been letting my fans get to know me a lot; I closed down a little. I love to connect with people, but it became just a bigger door for people to judge me. I feel like, growing up, I haven’t had a lot of room for error – I don’t have room to make mistakes. You need to make mistakes to grow and learn, but I’m just a little different because the whole world is watching me, every single thing I do. So I closed my door a little, just until I get a bit older and then I’ll probably get back into it. On Instagram I’m like a different person almost, I just show people what I want people see.

 

So what are you like behind closed doors then? What really makes you happy?

I have to feel like I’m OK with everyone I love in my life. I never want to have bad beef with anybody. I always want everyone to be happy. Also balancing work life and personal life so I never lose myself. Lastly, I don’t think I need a significant other to be happy because I always like to find that for myself, but I think that it makes me a lot happier when I’m sharing my life with somebody.

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On growing a thick skin:

“Being in my family, under scrutiny all the time… it affects the other people around me. My friends can get freaked out when they come into my world. It’s sad when you really think about it. There have been so many people that come into my family’s life that can’t handle it. And we handle a lot. The more people love you ,the more there’s going to be people who hate you. So I just feel like the girl who is an easy target to talk about. It’s definitely been crazy, but I feel like we all have trust that we’re in it together and we try to focus on the positive.”

On what people would be surprised to find out about her:

“There’s definitely a spiritual side to me and I honestly want the best for everyone. I’m not materialistic, I love clothes and all that stuff, but I don’t need it to live. I feel like, not that I’ve had everything, but once you feel you’ve had everything at a young age, you can either go down a path of being spoiled and self-centered, or you see it isn’t everything. I’ve found ways to really enjoy life. But people may get the wrong idea. Having a reality TV show, everyone feels like they know you, but that’s only 10% of my life. There’s a whole other side of me that people don’t see.”

FAULT MAGAZINE ISSUE 20 – The Faces Issue – IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

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FAULT Issue 20 – The Faces Issue – is now available to pre-order

 

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Issue 20 – The Faces Issue – is available to pre-order NOW.

Official release: 20/03/15

FAULT Issue 20 front cover star Kylie Kenner was shot by Lionel Deluy and styled by Monica Rose.
Issue 20 will also feature Jim Sturgess as its reversible cover star – with preview imagery set to be unveiled very soon!
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FAULT Magazine – the Faces Issue – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Kylie Jenner

Jim Sturgess

Iwan Rheon

Michelle Monaghan

Audrey Kitching

To celebrate a landmark edition, FAULT Issue 20 includes very special ‘Faces of FAULT’ section, showcasing some Behind the Scenes insight from a selection of our favourite features from our 19 issues so far, including the likes of:

Rupert Grint (Issue 5)

Tom Felton (Issue 8)

Ali Lohan (Issue 9)

Adam Lambert (Issue 10)

Kelly Osbourne, Shay Mitchell, Logan Lerman, 2NE1 (Issue 12)

 Richard Armitage & Billy Bob Thornton (Issue 13)

Zach Braff & Daisy Lowe (Issue 14)

Ben Barnes, Big Sean, Tyra Banks, Ellie Goulding (Issue 15)

The Jonas Brothers (Issue 16)

Little Mix (Issue 17)

Demi Lovato, Usher, Debby Ryan (Issue 19)

Plus our usual, FAULTless selection of the finest editorial and feature content from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond – featuring some of the most internationally recognisable Faces in the world today.

This is your FAULT

FAULT MAGAZINE ISSUE 20 – The Faces Issue – IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

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Under the Influence of Edward Munch – Dag Knudsen’s FAULT

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Photographer (pictured above): Dag Knudsen
Models: Johanne / Lea Petrine / Jeanett / Heartbreak Models
Makeup & hair: Lillian Aasebø
Design & Layout: Geir Lysbakken

Porcelain Vice – Juli Molnar’s FAULT

Leather blazer by Dora Abodi

Leather blazer by Dora Abodi
Choker by PPQ

Leather bra - vintage Comme Des Garçons at Etsy.com Leather corset - Sveta Sotnikova commission Waistcoat with woven collar - Le Photographe? High waisted kincers - Intimissimi? Rubber knuckle gloves - Atsuko Kudo Silver spoon bangles - Gabor Spenger Leather braid cuff - Atelierbits at Boticca Rose bronze ear cuffs - Dreams of Norway at Boticca

Leather bra – vintage Comme Des Garçons at Etsy.com
Leather corset – Sveta Sotnikova commission
Waistcoat with woven collar – Le Photographe
High waisted kincers – Intimissimi
Rubber knuckle gloves – Atsuko Kudo
Silver spoon bangles – Gabor Spenger
Leather braid cuff – Atelierbits at Boticca
Rose bronze ear cuffs – Dreams of Norway at Boticca

Leather posture collar Choker by Melissa Tofton Swimsuit by Chic Freak? Rose bronze ear cuffs - Dreams of Norway at Boticca

Leather posture collar
Choker by Melissa Tofton
Swimsuit by Chic Freak
Rose bronze ear cuffs – Dreams of Norway at Boticca

Swimsuit - The Puss Puss Latex pencil skirt - Sacha Louis Gold double ring with prism and black diamond embellishment - Lai Jewellery

Swimsuit – The Puss Puss
Latex pencil skirt – Sasha Louis
Gold double ring with prism and black diamond embellishment – Lai Jewellery

Black chain top - Manuel Diaz Enamel plated "Robot" ring - Lion Studio

Black chain top – Manuel Diaz
Enamel plated “Robot” ring – Lion Studio

Leather waistcoat - Hide Enamel plated "Robot" ring - Lion Studio

Leather waistcoat – Hide
Enamel plated “Robot” ring – Lion Studio

Photography: Russell Higton
Styling: Juli Molnar
Hair: Chrysostomos Chamalidis
Make up: Philippe Miletto
Model: Sophie Drake at IMG Models
Stylist’s assistant: Kaz Yau
Hairstylist’s assistant: Elizabeth Arboleda Garcia
Make up artist’s assistant: Britta Tess
Shot in Over The Road, Shoreditch Studios, London

The Cranleigh Boutique – visit whimsical Windermere for a wonderful UK Valentine’s Day retreat

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The Cranleigh Boutique Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria (UK)

We’ve occasionally been accused of being too London-centric here at FAULT. But while it’s true that a lot of what we cover here in the UK happens in and around the capital, that doesn’t mean that we’re not interested in getting away from the big smoke every once in a while – or, more accurately, as often as we can! With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, we’re ready to jump at the chance to get out of town for a few days, and where better than one of the most naturally beautiful sites in the UK to do precisely that?

Although London on “V-Day” has its charms, anyone looking for the quintessential romantic retreat could do a lot worse than the rolling, rugged but simultaneously verdant backdrop of the Lake District. Cumbria’s Windermere cushions the famous lake of the same name and epitomises the idea of (hipsters look away now) quaint, English countryside in a way that few other destinations can manage.

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Th Cranleigh Boutique’s ‘Hideaway bedroom’

Tempted? If you’re not yet then you soon will be: Windermere manages to combine its idyllic setting with a plethora of outdoors activities and some truly spectacular hosptirality options – many of them at totally unspectacular prices. Right up there on our FAULT Favourite retreats list is the Cranleigh Boutique, perfectly located a short walk away from Lake Windermere itself and the village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. The 5 star hideaway hotel is listed as the number 1 hotel in the area on Trip Advisor and the second best in the whole region of Cumbria (out of 175 in total) – and they are currently offering a fantastic ‘2 Night Winter Warmer’ deal that will be sure to keep the heat in your Valentine’s Day celebrations. Details below:

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2 Night Winter Warmer
January – March 31st

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Enjoy a 2 Night Stay From £120 Per Night Including Champagne, Chocolates & Huggie

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Treat yourself and your loved one to a fabulous offer of a 2 night luxury stay with a bottle of Champagne, Chocolates and a Huggie Bear waiting for you in one of our standard, superior or luxury rooms on arrival .

2 Nights in a Standard  Room     £240
2 Nights in a Superior Room       £280
2 Nights in a Luxury Room           £320
2 Nights in The Sanctuary           £640

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Includes all of the following:

A bottle of champagne in your room on arrival
A Huggie Bear to adopt and take home with you
Handmade Cranleigh Chocolates
2 nights in a  standard,superior or luxury room of your choice
Free access to fantastic leisure facilities, 20m swimming pool, sauna and steam room (a two minute walk away)
Free access to our huge DVD library to fully relax in your room
Air spa baths with bathroom TV’s in all Luxury rooms
Enjoy our fantastic Cranleigh breakfast each morning
Located perfectly, only a two minute walk from dozens of fantastic places to eat and drink
Friendly genuine service that makes you feel cared for

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This offer is valid from 1st January through to 31st March 2014. Excludes Bank Holidays, Christmas/ New Year & Valentines. Valid only Sunday – Friday. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or existing bookings and is subject to availability.

 For more information, please visit:

www.thecranleigh.com
www.facebook.com/thecranleigh
www.twitter.com/thecranleigh

‘Homage’ – a tribute to the works of Guy Bourdin by Alice Luker

 

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Dress (worn as top) Rare London Trousers AQ/AQ

Dress (worn as top) Rare London
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Blouse Topshop Pants Stylist's Own

Blouse Topshop
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Dress Beyond Retro

Dress Beyond Retro

Photographer: Alice Luker
Stylist: Lauren Eva
MUA: Anna Priadka using NARS 
Hair Stylist: Cristian Pignatta using TECNI ART products from L’ORÉAL
 
Retoucher: Paul Snyder