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.
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.
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.
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!
Make-up: Rhea Mogul
Hair: Heather Ng
Photographer: Nicole Moraleda