WINTER SHEER

Valentino FW 16/17 Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Recently a major print publication asked me to shoot a street-style look wearing something sheer… First thoughts were excitement, second a little less happy… How was I going to wear “sheer in winter?” Winters here are ice-cold, and even without those being in full swing yet, it simply felt impossible to go outside wearing sheer, or lace, or anything that falls into that category. So question remained, how was I going to make this work without risking being frozen?

I realized that if I wanted to make this work, I had to go with as many layers as possible, and definitely big chunky knitwear. Lots of that too. And on top of that, the right skin-treatment/protection against the cold, because let’s not forget that “felling cold” is not the only downside of winter. Our skin has to endure so much during this period of year, so proper care needs to be in place. And as always, I am not well enough prepared for this. By the first signs of winter, my lips crack, and my skin is suddenly dryer than ever before. I literally went through this last week, even though I had the right products in front of me, ready to be used – e.g. Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream, which I accidentally used for my dry legs before knowing this was for my face…

So I started using a little of the Magic Cream, my usual day smoky-eye with the Legendary Parties Eye Kit and lip balm, and I felt ready for whatever cold was coming.

Prada velvet bag Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Prada bag velvet Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

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Charlotte Tilbury make-up Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Valentino combat boots Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

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Prada bag velvet black Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Lace dress winter layering Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Velvet Prada bag Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Spring Street jewelry Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

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Valentino Fall Winter 2016 2017 Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Sheer dress Valentino boots Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Valentino combat boots Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

Zara coat (old) | H&M Trend knit | The Kooples dress | Valentino boots (on SALE here) | Prada bag | Celine sunglasses | Spring Street NY thumb rings | Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream | Charlotte Tilbury smoky-eyes, applied with her Magic Mini brushes.

Photos by Daniel Kim (@Walking Canucks)



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