Melissa Odabash Blog
24 Apr, 2015
Inspired by this week's London sunshine and a recent visit to the esthetician, this week's Friday Fix is on recommendation from Melissa as the ultimate beauty tool for supple, radiant skin.
21 Apr, 2015
It's time to breathe a sigh of relief, Coachella is now complete for 2015 which means we will no longer be going green with envy as we check our Instagram feeds at the weekend.
Of course Coachella, as ever, had glorious sunshine, a phenomenal music line-up and most importantly showcased the first festival fashions of this season. As an event known for being frequented by the A-List, the standards were high, and we were not left disappointed.
Below we have put together our top five fashion looks and top five beauty looks for you to enjoy...
21 Apr, 2015
1. Melissa has released a debut handbag collection for SS15, which will you be rocking on the beach this year?
The Zig zag pouch - it’s the perfect accessory for that beachy vibe but I’ll be taking it to music festivals and bbq’s too!
2. What Sun-seeking destinations can you look forward to?
I’m off to a little island off of Singapore to film a t.v. show soon and I cannot wait to live on the beach!
3. In case you lose your luggage at the airport, what emergency items do you make sure are packed in your travel holdall?
I’ve learned the hard way to always pack the essentials in your hand luggage, so – a black bikini (this color looks great on your first day when you’re not tanned yet), this Summer I’m wearing the Martinique Bandeau and pairing it with the Jessica cover up in Navy. Big shades from Anine Bing, Lancome Imanance Tinted Moisturizer with SPF so my skin is still protected; and a good book - right now it’s The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
4. Post-flight beauty – how do you refresh your skin after a long flight?
The failsafe trick - splash some cold water to awaken the skin and then use a gentle exfoliator (I love Kate Somerville’s) to scrub away all the "yuck" from travelling. If I have time, I’ll throw on Eve Lom’s Moisture Mask while I unpack – a good way to multi task! And then apply a thick cream to sleep in, like Sisley’s.
5. What’s on your wish list from the Melissa Odabash SS15 Collection?
The Melissa dress in yellow knit looks very sexy – I have known Meli for 10 years and she knows how to make a woman feel sexy! I also love the new sporty vibe of her designs like the Bali bikini.
6. Hotspots for your upcoming trip to Singapore?
I have no idea yet, all to be discovered! But I did visit Bali last year and can highly recommend morning coffee and book browsing at Drifter, learning to surf on Seminyak beach, Potato Head for dinner at sunset and Favela for late night cocktails and dancing!
Louise released her debut style guide 'Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life' earlier this month, which is now available to purchase from Amazon; From staple wardrobe pieces, perfume etiquette and swimwear TLC, the guide offers an answer to the most common fashion queries.
We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win their own copy with a personalized note from the fashionista and her favourite Melissa Odabash hat - the 'Eva' trilby!
Winner announced on Friday 24th April 2015.
Get The Look
17 Apr, 2015
Just as the attendees of last week's Coachella have finally recovered from their fun-filled antics Friday has come back round again, meaning it's time for Coachella Part 2!
If we do say so ourselves, we had some major style envy from all of the usual suspects including Kate Bosworth, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kendall Jenner, although they probably saw last weekend as the fashion warm up! This week the trend stakes will be raised even higher and what better way to be ahead than to showcase the Pantone 'Colour of the Year' Marsala in any way possible.
This rich colour, which can be classed as a dark red/burgundy shade, is the perfect way to set off a tan and contrast with the classic boho creams and browns that are often the go-to uniform of Coachella.
If like us you want to stay away from darker clothing now Summer is on the way the best way to display your trend knowledge of this tone is to incorporate it into your beauty look, whether it's a dark stain on your lips or a pop on your nails.
Personally, we think Chanel's Le Vernis in 639 Exception is perfection and flawless way to incorporate this craze into your Coachella wardrobe.
13 Apr, 2015
With the first weekend of Coachella out the way, it's time to prep for round 2 which will be here before we know it!
We know just how much your skin and body pays for all that partying so as the reality of a Monday morning kicks in, it's a good time to revitalise your mind, body and skin with our 'perk-me-up' blueberry & banana smoothie. With coconut water full of electrolytes to hydrate; banana and blueberries to give you a boost of energy that you danced off on Saturday and kiwis for a glowing complexion - one of these every morning before round 2 of Coachella and you'll be just as bright & beautiful as the first weekend.
10 Apr, 2015
Today is the ultimate FRIYAY!
We've all worked a four day week and for all the music and fashion lovers out there this weekend gives us the excitement of the first key festival of the year - Coachella.
From this afternoon countless celebrities, models, actresses and musicians will travel up to the Empire Polo Club in the Colorado Desert, California to party hard and watch an impressive line-up that includes Alesso, Duke Dumont, Drake, Clean Bandit, Florence and the Machine, Kasabian and Royal Blood - jealous much?
However, Coachella has progressed from being just about the music, it's also all about what you wear.
With Kendall Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio and Rosie Huntington-Whitely setting the styles bar high last year it's important to make sure you nail that key boho-chic look if you are one of the people lucky enough to be attending.
(See our Festival Fashions guide posted a couple of weeks ago if you need any last minute inspo!)
To channel a cool and yet effortless festival look, we are without a doubt that Flash Tattoos are the way forward. Seen on the likes of Beyonce, Khloe Kardashian and Coachella Queen Vanessa Hudgens these jewellry-inspired tattoos come in a variety of styles and will help add that cool factor to your outfit.
7 Apr, 2015
The long weekend of over indulgence may seem a distant memory now we are back to the daily grind, but our bulging tummies are unfortunately providing a prominent reminder of the one-too-many meals we ate over the last five days. Oops!
With Easter out the way it is time to turn our focus to Summer and with the lovely sunny weather serving as a polite reminder that bikini season is now right around the corner we thought we would lend a hand to your post-Easter exercise regime.
As the saying goes 'This month's choices are next month's body.'
7 Apr, 2015
1 Apr, 2015
With a weekend of indulgence ahead, it's only fair that health freaks can treat themselves too and what better way to do so than with guilt-free cookie dough. yes, you read it right - GUILT. FREE. It exists and we've got a recipe for it using Melissa's favourite probiotic OhSo Chocolate that can be prepped and ready to eat, all in under 15 minutes.
31 Mar, 2015