Monday, 9 December 2013

Oh My Goodness!

Judging by the title you can probably guess I have been a bit naughty and have slightly neglected my blog. Not to worry though, I have just completed school for the year which means free time!

A lot has happened since my last post which was preparation makeup for the spring racing carnivals. I ended up attending the Melbourne Cup which was just amazing! My dress and headpiece were designed and made by myself. I even made it to Yahoo! Sports and New York Magazine's column The Cut, OK so they are both online, but hey my gold turban got an honorable mention in The Cut's write up.

Image: Getty Images


Jayde X

Monday, 21 October 2013

Spring Makeup

Spring Makeup

This is just a follow on from my skincare routine and is perfect makeup look for the spring racing carnivals or an everyday spring/summer look. So before I apply my makeup I use a moisturiser or sunscreen; during summer I will usually just use sunscreen and during winter I will use a moisturiser. A tip for people who plan to have their photo taken with flash photography, products containing SPF may cause flashback. 

After I apply my moisturiser I go straight in with foundation. I use one pump of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation which is a medium coverage foundation, I apply this with a Real Techniques Stippling Brush. I then let the foundation set while I go onto my eyes.

The palette I am using for this look is from Ebay and is the Neutral 28 Palette. So again using a Real Techniques eyeshadow brush I would apply the matte white eye shadow, which you will find in the bottom left of the palette, just on the lid of my eyes. I will then take a felt liner to create a thin cat-eye look. I then finish the eyes by adding mascara to both the top and bottom of my lashes. So simple! 

I then use the black and dark brown in the bottom right of the same palette to fill in my brows. I love filling in my brows, it is a great way to add definition to such a simple look. Mix colours from the palette to match your brow colour. 

Now that I have finished the eyes and have let the foundation set I will contour and to do that I use an angled contour brush (the second brush in from the picture above). the contour palette I use is also from Ebay. I use the darkest shade of brown underneath my check-bones, on my temples, above my eyebrows and along my jawline. Make sure you blend this in well. I then highlight using the lightest colour in the palette with a flat blush brush (the first brush in the picture) and I apply that on top of my cheekbones, the centre of my forehead, down my nose, above my cupids bow, my chin and both sides of my jaw. To set my makeup I use the creamy/yellow colour next to the white with a Real Techniques powder brush and then I apply my lipstick, the one I am using for this look is an by Innoxa and is called Tangerine.

I hope you like this look, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Jayde X

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Skin Care

Skin Care

As I have previously shown you how to care for your body before the spring racing carnivals or any special occasion, I thought it only fitting to show you how I specifically care for my skin. I have combination skin so I only wash my face using this routine once a day - just before bed - otherwise my skin becomes too dry. 

So to begin with I use Garnier's Clean Detox Gentle Brightening Foam to remove my makeup, sometimes I will need to use this twice depending on how much makeup I have on, I will then rinse this off and while my face is still slightly damp I will put on the Formula 10.0.6 Deep down Detox Ultra-Cleaning Mud Mask. 

I love this product, it smells like Orange and Bergamot. I usually only use this every second day otherwise my skin becomes dry in places. I leave the mask on for about 15mins, I never time it, just leave it until it's dry. I will then wash it off with a face-washer and warm water. Your skin is left feeling amazing after this.

Then I use a toner to make sure all of the face mask is removed, I just use one by Biore, it's the Triple Action Toner, Formula 10.0.6 have a good leave on cleanser that I will also use if I don't use the one by Biore. I pour it onto a cotton pad and spread it evenly over my face, I let it sit for a while before I apply moisturiser. I don't use night creams just because I feel my moisturiser works well for me during the day and night.

You can purchase all of these products from Priceline, they aren't overly expensive and are tried and tested for combination skin.

If you have any products to recommend for prepping skin let me know about them by commenting below.

Jayde X

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Spring Racing

As you all know the spring racing carnivals are heading our way fast. I love racing

carnivals and love getting ready for them which includes a few weeks of prepping my skin in advance; it's just like a massive pamper session. 

Prepping skin is especially important if you are going to get a spray tan or any tan for that matter: exfoliating, waxing or shaving, and moisturising is a must to ensure your skin looks flawless during racing season. I use an exfoliating brush after showering, Nair easiwax strips, and naya Tuberose and Peony Body Mousse.

Below are a two looks that are quick and easy no fail looks for the spring racing carnivals; I love the matte look.

Spring Racing

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Not So Glamorous Fashion

As you may know I am a fashion student and am currently completing my Diploma in Tasmania before I head off to Melbourne next year. After completing my Certificate IV in fashion last year I became bored during the holidays and found myself pattern making and sewing even more. I decided it would be a good idea to make a local label.

For the past year I have been trying to get my own label up and running and it is hard, not so much the pattern making and the sewing but more along the lines of time and organisation. I am a full time student for one and work as a babysitter, I also do alterations from time to time so it is hard to fit in pattern making, and sewing garments for my own line. I have had a massive think about my label over the past few months and have decided to send my designs to a production line. If there is one thing I have learnt from creating my own label it is you can't control everything otherwise things just don't get done. 

SO, this summer keep an eye out for my designs, visit this blog for updates on moving my label forward and styling tips.


Monday, 7 October 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy.

So I have been away from my blog for a while - yes I have neglected it for some time - but I'm back now!

It's getting closer and closer to the end of the year and as I'm sure you all know that, that means racing season is just around the corner.

I have been attending the local Devonport Cup, hosted in Devonport on the North West Coast of Tasmania, for the past three years and last year was the first year I also attended the Hobart Cup and Launceston Cup. In-fact I was The Examiner's Face of the Launceston Cup for 2013 which was a truly amazing experience. 

In the past I have prominently attended the racing carnivals for the Fashions on the Field competitions. I have been lucky enough to win the millinery section at the Devonport Cup 2013 and was in the finals at the Hobart Cup Myer's Fashion on the Field competition. This racing season I will also be competing in the fashion competitions but am also going to take a bit more interest in the horses. I haven't really been involved with the horse side of the racing carnivals as I have never understood it, I love horses though and think it's time I actually do a bit of research and learn some lingo for the upcoming season. 

Jayde X

Friday, 26 July 2013

Melbourne Shopping Purchases!

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So I am back from Melbourne and I didn't do to much damage with my shopping - the majority of my money went on food and cute little cakes! I did however by an investment pair of Steve Madden platform pumps which I have been looking at for ages! I also bought a simple Colette Hayman gold chain which I am planning to use in an upcoming photo shoot. A few months back I won a Myer gift voucher for being a finalist in the Hobart Cup Myer's Fashions on the Field event and I finally got to spend it on a beautiful Gucci Guilty perfume gift set for myself :)
Enjoy your week,
Jayde X

Friday, 12 July 2013

Packing For Melbourne

This Saturday I am popping over to Melbourne with two friends to go and see Pink! I am so excited, two nights in a hotel, three days spent shopping and a night watching Pink perform live is just what I need right now, or rather want. Above are a few things I am taking with me. My white furry jacket which I absolutely love, my favourite black pants, my favourite sunglasses at the moment, some gold jewellry, the best perfume in the world, my beautiful Betsey Johnson's and of course my camera. Excited!

Jayde X

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

New Inspiration

Inspiration works in funny ways. Sometimes I could be dying to find any form of inspiration and other times it could just be coming from all sorts of places. At the moment I am inspired by everything materialistic! It seems that today's society is too!

After reading The Great Gatsby some months ago, in anticipation for the new movie directed by Baz Luhrmann, I realised just how obsessed the modern world is with materialistic things. Lurhmann explains the relativity of the story behind The Great Gatsby quite easily:

Researching ideas surrounding materialism is rather fun; you'd be surprised how many movies are out there that are inspired by societies drive to achieve a materialistic status.

I cannot wait until Sophia Coppola's The Bling Ring is open at my local cinema.

Jayde X

Monday, 17 June 2013

Millinery by Jayde Hayes Designs

For as long as I can remember I have always known I wanted to be a fashion designer, sure there were other things I were interested in doing but only as a form of income. I want to have a job that could be considered a hobby; a job I love. 

Only earlier this year have I really thought about what direction I want to take in the fashion industry, I have always wanted to do women's wear but have never put much thought into the area of I want to focus. I have often found myself designing every-day wear and cocktail/evening-wear and feel I will always design in these areas. I also discovered I have a fascination with blurring the lines between every-day wear and cocktail wear to create perhaps what was known as a 'Sunday's Best' look; remember when people used to dress up for Church or to go shopping for groceries? I'm talking gloves, hats, jewellery, handbag, heels and a beautiful dress or suit; all things one can associate with race-wear. 

After entering into the Devonport, Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie Cup Fashions on the Field events with my own designs I feel I have found my calling in the fashion industry. As a designer I want to specialise in custom made and standard sized race wear, modern but classic race wear.

I want to design/style the whole outfit! The garment/s, gloves, bag, jewellery, shoes and of course the hat! 

Jayde X

Friday, 7 June 2013

Welcome to Jayde Hayes Designs!

This is my second post for my new blog Jayde Hayes Designs and let me tell you it is quite nerve racking. I love writing but have never seemed to be able to create a cohesive or even themed blog that one could consider credible. Yes, I have had some experience in the world of blogging a few years ago but it never got much attention; I didn't really have direction with it and it was often neglected. I am vowing right now that I will NOT neglect this blog!

So, I would like to formally introduce myself as Jayde Hayes. I am a fashion student and twenty years of age. I am from the North West Coast of Tasmania, specifically a little town called Burnie - not much happens here but I like it that way; I find one is much more creative with what little resources they have. I am presently completing my Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Technology and am aspiring to be a future RMIT or Whitehouse fashion student.

Last year I decided to open a Facebook Page for my self-named label Jayde Hayes Designs where I sell my designs and talk about inspiring things. All my designs are available for purchasing; you can contact me on the page for more information.

I hope to use this blog to advertise my brand but will also be using it as fashion blog with loads of inspiring things to talk about!

Jayde X

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Vote For My Shoes!

Recently I have entered a competition for the best shoe design ever! The actual competition is a collaboration between The Iconic and Shoes of Prey; for those who do not know these two websites are great for online shopping if you live in Australia. So the idea behind the competition is to vote for the best shoe design. 

The pair of shoes I have designed are pictured above with some inspiration on how to style them. If you are an Australian resident and would love to go in the running to win a pair of these shoes you can vote for me here. Remember to check you emails to see if you are a winner and you can vote once a day, per device, per person.