Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Anticipating Autumn: with Amber D

Amber Dreadon is the ridiculously talented and supremely cool Senior Artist at MAC Cosmetics New Zealand. Not only is she inspiring, creative and knowledgeable with all things regarding makeup and beauty - she also possesses great taste and a fantastic wardrobe full of Margiela, Celine and more that she's picked up as she travels around the globe for the major fashion weeks as part of MAC's international team.

What aesthetic are you being drawn to with regards to your own wardrobe and way of dressing now cold weather is imminent? 
I always prefer cold weather anyway as it is so much easier to dress for winter! All I can think of are leather pants of all shapes and lengths, fisherman's knit sweaters and plain shirts or t-shirts - of course paired with incredible shoes. If it’s super cold it will be a Cocoon coat and sheepskin collar thrown in as well. I want to try and dress more
What pieces have you bought / want to buy for autumn/winter? 
I just purchased a couple of pairs of Celine Heels that I have been wearing non stop. Really simple but super chic – I’m a great believer in investing in key pieces rather than a zillion cheap items. As I work for MAC Cosmetics I have to wear black so I tend to want to play with texture and shape rather than print and colour as I love the idea but hardly ever get to wear it. (except in cray lipstick colours! MAC Nicki Minaj VIVA GLAM the new fave for winter!) I love (and want) Jimmy D's whole winter collection, the Lonely Hearts Leather Trousers, Ruby Stadium Ankle boots, Trelise Cooper Leather coated Lace top and skirt, and I recently got a great Acne black knit sweater from Opening Ceremony in LA to add to my black knit sweater collection!! I am also obsessed with the idea of wearing mechanics overalls when I work so I think the Zambesi version might work nicely......love a good onesie. I really want the new Karen Walker cats eye sunglasses to add to my collection for winter as well.

Any dream pieces from international designers? 
Every single thing in Proenza Schouler AW12!! Everrrrrrrything!
Proenza Schouler Fall 12

MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign featuring Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin

Any bargains / epic scores? 
Unworn Isabel Marant Bekket sneakers from a friend at a ri-donc-ulous price....the shoe gods shone down on me and the stars aligned and I've worn them like a nutter ever since.
What cool-weather basics do you rely on? 
This winter I will be relying on my boyfriends camouflage Workshop Parka that he just got and that I will be stealing from him. I seem to always be travelling into opposite seasons all the time so layers are key (I just did Fashion weeks in Milan and Paris then flew straight to Vietnam for work - a luggage packing nightmare)....it’s always freezing outside and boiling inside - not hot when you are trying to work and inevitably end up having photos of your over heating red face doing makeup on supermodels....
Workshop Denim Winter 12

Image Sources: Style.com, Workshop, Lonely Hearts, Karen Walker, MAC Cosmetics

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