We thought it was time to give our Indulge column a much-needed makeover, and what better way to do so than work in collaboration with some of the most magical designers Beijing has to offer.
The mood was set at Blow + Bar salon in Sanlitun, which just so happens to be the perfect spot to combine beautifying yourself while drinking a little glass of bubbly. We invited a sparkly mother who has been entertaining the kids of Beijing with her Sparkle and Shine musical movement classes. We couldn’t have found a better mother to collaborate with, ask Kelly Charles is adventurous and was ready to get dolled up. Her hair was cut in a sharp short cut, which helped to bring out her lovely cheekbones. She also wanted some very bright pinks in her hair to match her personality. This long process included coloring, bleaching, and coloring again. Though sitting still for extended periods of time isn’t her strong point, as she usually dances around when awake, her patience paid off as the colors and hair cut very much matched her vibrant personality.
We wanted to find glamorous clothes that any mother could wear. Rose Fullbright is a British designer who lives in Beijing. Her creations are a celebration of art, print, and color adorning luxurious loungewear. Most of her pieces would work perfectly in the bedroom, but her robes are way too cute to leave inside. We dressed up her pieces with jeans and a cute top to show that these robes would work perfectly for any mother, or with any body type. Fullbright loves sharing her creativity and lifestyle vision with others.
Since we really caught the “dress up” bug, we asked Paloma Sanchez to style Charles with her sparkling jewelry. We were in awe of the superb craftsmanship and magnificent jewels sourced from locations around the world that Sanchez allowed us to use for the photoshoot. We won’t claim that these are kid friendly gems as we all know what happens when you mix jewelry and children, but we wouldn’t hesitate to break them out for a special occasion.
In conclusion, the hair, makeup, fashion, and jewelry organically fit together. Charles looked fierce and fabulous in these Beijing creations.
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Find more info about the designers here: www.palomasanchez.com
Blow + Bar Sanlitun
3021, 3/F, 3.3 Shopping Mall, 33 Sanlitun Lu
This article originally appeared on pg 5 of beijingkids October 2017 issue.
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