Pixar inspired: Add flavour to your little black dress and spice up your party look

Pixar inspired: Add flavour to your little black dress and spice up your party look

Each week, we’ll take a fashion trend inspired by a Pixar movie and show you how to achieve it at home. This week’s look is inspired by Ratatouille

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A little black dress can be made perfect for any occasion – from parties, to romantic dates, to formal gatherings.
Photo: Nicole Moraleda

Ever since Audrey Hepburn wore her Givenchy dress to have breakfast at Tiffany’s in the film of the same name, little black dresses have been a staple found in every girl’s wardrobe.

It is a super adaptable item, and can be made perfect for any occasion – from parties, to romantic dates, to formal gatherings. It’s also an outfit that exudes Parisienne chic, which makes it the perfect choice for a look inspired by Ratatouille – the comedy about a lovable rat whose passion for cooking takes him all the way to the kitchen of a top restaurant in Paris.

This week’s model, Heather Ng, wears an outfit which reflects the simple elegance of the French style depicted in the film. With a classic cut and delicate details, Heather’s little black dress proves that less is more; you don’t have to overdress to look sophisticated.

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A bold red lip is a statement that can be seen even from far away.
Photo: Nicole Moraleda/SCMP

Make-up

This look should be understated, but glamourous, and there is no better way to achieve that than with a classic red lip.

A bold red lip is one of the most iconic beauty looks of all time, and can instantly take a look from day-to-night with minimal effort.

We lined Heather’s lips with a deep red lipliner, before slowly and carefully applying a dark red lipstick. The richness of the red we used compliments Heather’s skin tone perfectly – you may need to experiment with various shades before you find the perfect one for you, but that’s all part of the fun! A red lip should enhance your features, and add some mystery and charm to your look.

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So as not to detract from her lips, we kept Heather’s eye make-up fairly understated, and added just a touch  of smokiness to her lids. Use a flat eyeshadow brush to apply a nude-coloured eyeshadow all over your lids. Then, using the same brush, dust a dark brown over your eyelids and into the crease, and blend it in well. Next, use a neutral shadow along the outer edge of the darker colour, blending it thoroughly towards the brow.

Once you’re happy with your eyeshadow, line your upper and lower lash lines with a thin, black liquid liner. Allow it to dry for a few seconds, then line your top and bottom waterlines.

Finally, apply two to three coats of mascara to open your eyes and make them pop.

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A messy top knot complements the polished make-up creating a modern-chic party look
Photo: Nicole Moraleda/SCMP

Hair

While a messy top knot might not seem like everybody’s first choice for an evening look, the texture created by this style complements the polished make-up for a modern-chic party look.

Gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure it tightly into a bun. Gently pull loose some tendrils to fall around your face, and tease them with your fingers to create more volume.

Don’t worry about making the bun look perfect; the tousled, messy look is what you’re aiming for here!


Clothes: Zara
Make-up: Rhea Mogul
Hair: Heather Ng
Photographer: Nicole Moraleda

Edited by Charlotte Ames-Ettridge

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
A certain 'je ne sais quoi'

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