There’s nothing better than a good fancy dress party, and when my friend combined Halloween with a house warming, I relished in the chance to get out of my skinny jeans and into something a little different.
I’d been perusing the internets to get ideas, when I came across this pic from Rebecca Bryson.
@LoulouVance @UnifyNI @sera_mcdaid @SequinCinderela @WillowLaneNI @lifesacatwalk #HauteHolloween on it! pic.twitter.com/LzraYYTYtv
— Bex (@Bexberrymua) October 29, 2013
And that was it – I was going to be a doll.
After sweet talking my talented mother, I drove down to the dressmakers shop at Kilroot and picked up some lovely blue and white gingham fabric.
Mum came up with a pattern for my dress, and I ordered a tutu from eBay to make it stick out. I put a polo shirt underneath the apron, and bought some cute lacy ankle socks online to go with my blue pumps.
I’d been practicing makeup like Rebecca had done, with the eyes made up to look much larger, but I couldn’t get it quite right, so I opted for something a little easier.
|I miss my pigtails.|
I used false eyelashes on top and half on the lower outer corners to replicate the super fluttery eyelashes on some dolls.
I used NARS Desire blush – a hot pink – to give a doll-like flush, and Urban Decay’s Sin cream highlighter, all topped off with freckles courtesy of brown eye shadow.
Then to the lips.
I went over the outer corners with foundation, concealer and powder. Then I used a pink lip liner to colour in the heart-shaped doll’s lips, and went over that with bright pink lippie.