Friday Fashion Insider(s): Vogue in motion’s Petal Pushers shoot (part 3) - In this third and final installment of Vogue’s behind the scenes series, we follow Art Director Alberto Orta sorting and prepping the photos that start to come in from the shoot for review by Editor in Chic Anna Wintour. Once the images that will make it into the March book are selected, they are added to a storyboarding wall to join the rest of the stories that have all made the final cut. And that, Rosedolls & Rosebuds is how an editorial for a successful glossy comes to life! I hope it gives you that extra push to get your fashion career started, to stop talking about it and be about it. It sure did for me! Have any questions for me? Hit the ‘Ask me anything’ tab on your right or e-mail me at roseinaconcreteworld1@gmail.com!


xoxo, Deb

Friday Fashion Insider(s): Vogue in motion’s Petal Pushers shoot (part 2) - In this episode of Vogue’s how-to-create-a-fabulous-editorial series, Simmons takes us to set for a two-day photo shoot. We get a peep at all the steps, from prep and set-up to lights, camera, fashion! Models Anna Ewers (women), Sam Rollinson (women), Xiao Wen Ju (img), Suvi Koponen (next), Jordan Dunn (women) & Imaan Hammam (dna) all get in front of Craig McDean’s lens for this larger than life flower garden.


Watch & learn!

xoxo, Deb

Friday Fashion Insider(s): Vogue in motion’s Petal Pushers shoot (part 1) - Happy Good Friday beautiful people! I know, I know. I haven’t come correct with the FFIs lately :/ So I thought I’d redeem myself with a special fashion insiders series. This 3-part video takes us behind the seams of a fashion editorial shoot for Vogue’s March issue. Contributing Editor Tabitha Simmons gives us a glimpse of what goes into pitching the looks and the selection process for casting, creative, and, of course, the looks :}

Watch get inspired!

xoxo, Deb

Thirsty Thursday Miuzak : Friday Night by Reva Devito (Prod. by Kaytranada)-
I know, I know we ve got one ore day for it to be Friday. Were alost there. Meanwhile feast your hears on this. Oregon-based soulful songstress Reva DeVito teams up with one of RIACW’s TTM regulars Kaytranada for a lovey slice of future soul bounce called “Friday Night.” The track has that future disco, pulsing, synth-driven, bass-infused vibe that Kaytranada is now known worldwide for & does so well. It has all of the producer/dj extraordinaire’s signature hooks making it quite an alluring collaboration.

The track will be featured on DeVito’s upcoming summer release EP produced entirely by KayKay (yeah, we re so tight I call hi like that!)


Listen and repeat!

xoxo, Deb

Nubian Warrior. By Matthew Sonn @matthew_sonn_photography #fashion #inspiration #photography #editorial #color #prints

Nubian Warrior. By Matthew Sonn @matthew_sonn_photography #fashion #inspiration #photography #editorial #color #prints

Beauty Test Drive: Marcelle’s Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel - With the transition in seasons upon us, my skin’s needs seem to change by the day. Take yesterday’s cold snap, for example - made my derma longing for hydration. Staying drenched is crucial if I don’t want to be dealing with lizard skin for weeks to come. I also had some dry spots and redness here and there, and a bit of darkness under my eyes courtesy of way too many long nights working on the blog :}
So while many of us have a cabinet full of lotions and potions, Marcelle came up with a simpler formula, the Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel‏, an ultra-mild and non-foaming facial cleanser and I was delighted when it arrived at my doorstep.
I have been using it religiously and without much effort each and every morning and evening (It’s a relaxing end-of-the-day ritual.) – for the past six weeks. I combine it with a moisturizer, an eye cream, followed by sunscreen to make sure that I don’t accidentally undo all of the good work that the product is doing to my face. So what’s the verdict? Here are my thoughts.
I love how it treats my skin. It doesn’t leave a tight or dry feeling after use. Most importantly no film or any residue is left behind.
This cleanser leaves my face feeling refreshed and extra hydrated because of its creamy texture. It has the consistency of a “thin” lotion, but isn’t runny. I found this to be lightweight, pleasant and non-irritating. At all.
This gel‏ is meant to address all skin types, ideal for sensitive and dehydrated skin and suits the whole family. It may be used as a facial cleanser and make-up remover (thanks to micellar technology), but it is mainly designed to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier, to hydrate, soothe and smooth ot the face.
The Canadian Dermatology Association's Skin Health Program-approved prodct was tested under ophthalmological control, is fragrance free, hypo-allergenic, non-irritating, aloe vera and glycerin-enriched ,devoid of parabens, sulfate, oil and soap. All I have to do is massage the cleanser gently on my wet skin; then rinse it away with lukewarm water. It can be applied on dry skin using a cotton pad as well.
This is an extremely gentle and effective product, housed in a very useful plastic pump-topped 350mL bottle that can sit nicely in your beauty cabinet.

For this price point, this is an impressive product. I was happy to see that this gel truly delivers. It’s nice to see an effective product at a good price point. Given how expensive skincare products can be, this is a pretty efficient way to tackle nearly any imaginable skin concern for just $12.95 the 11.8 OZ, right?

Available at Marcelle.com and in stores now.

What’s your all-time favourite facial cleanser / makeup remover?

xoxo, Deb

Disclosure: This was sent to RIACW without charge for consideration for review.

@alexanderwangny x @hm #alexanderwang #hm #alexanderwanghm #ALEXANDERWANGxHM #AlexanderWanghmcollab #nov6 #fromfashionplanet

@alexanderwangny x @hm #alexanderwang #hm #alexanderwanghm #ALEXANDERWANGxHM #AlexanderWanghmcollab #nov6 #fromfashionplanet

(slightly late) Thirsty Thursday Miuzak: The Addict by Bo Saris- Youtube knows me sooo well! Based on my ‘likes’ and ‘favorites’, the video-sharing website automatically recommends me some miuzak to check out. Then THIS lands on my What to watch list as I was scrolling. My first reaction was “Who is this guy and where has he been”?

London-based, Dutch vocalist Bo Saris sits well with the recent soul revival wave, similar to the likes of Amy Winehouse (RIP), Adele and Cee-Lo Green. Saris lists Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, Prince, and Michael Jackson as his primary influences. In Addict, he possesses a voice with the soul of a Motown favorite but with the contemporary style and appeal of Robin Thicke or Justn Tmberlae thans to his high-pitched voice and a sold smokey bluesy, pop vibe.

His EP dropped last sept (I was probably under a rock back then) and a full-length album is set to release in May. Guess who’s getting her hands (well fingers, rather. On iTunes) on it? Yep, this one **points to me**.

You can pick your favorite, but for today I am making “The Addict” my song of the next day on your what-to-watch list. Put your favorite slippers on for a heavy feet-tapping sesh!

xoxo, Deb

Fashion event: THIS ILK’s silky creations - Last night I attended a Spring/Summer preview/VIP shopping event at the luxurious hotel Le Crystal for their Soirée Art & Bulles (An evening of Art & Bubbles) hosted by accessory designer Tamara Bavdek of THIS ILK. A bubbly L’Orpailleur bar was on hand to help ensure the luxury enthusiasts were refreshed throughout the night.

Bavdek started her jewel journey in 2008. Guided by Andy Warhol’s muse Edie Sedgwick, THIS ILK is a fine handmade jewelry house that has a penchant for lace, which leads to a creation of utterly unique beauty. For this collection, she drew her inspirations from her adventures through Indonesia’s rich souks along with Mexico’s beach side markets and her desire to capture a place, an object or a moment in a world far from her normal environment.

The brand is currently distributed in more than 30 boutiques here in Canada, The S and worldwde. Click here for complete stocklist.

See the gallery above!

Cheers to you Tamara and the continuing blossoming of your success!

xoxo Deb

Picasso, baby! #brushstrokeofart #springtrend #ss14 #rtw #celine #currentlyobsessed #feelinginspired | via @styledotcom + #google

Picasso, baby! #brushstrokeofart #springtrend #ss14 #rtw #celine #currentlyobsessed #feelinginspired | via @styledotcom + #google