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Christine Centenera

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

A Modern Icon

by Emma Wills

Blessed with an ‘insanely high’ instep (read-inability to wear flats) and a dream job to boot (fashion editor of style bible, Australian Harper’s Bazaar) it’s no wonder Christine can pull together a killer look. Her style encapsulates the perfect balance between rock n roll extravagance and classic elegance, whilst somehow avoiding looking too overdone. Christine’s seamless ability to mix and match started attracting the attention of the fashion paparazzi circa early 2009 when Scott Schumann featured her on The Sartorialist. A colour pop Josh Goot dress teamed with patent YSL booties and a structured black jacket cemented her fashion credentials.

Of all the ‘editorista’s,’* Christine’s style is one of the more accessible, making her a great inspiration. While it is always fun to see Anna Dello Russo prancing around in deluxe designer garments, recreating the look on a high street budget proves a significant challenge. While Ms Centenera is also a designer fan (Gucci, Balmain, YSL, Balenciaga and Marant to name a few) she is applauded for purchasing trans-seasonal staples that can be worn time and time again. A penchant for leather and studs; her signature silhouette compromises of short hemlines and tailored jackets, or slouchy trousers and structured shoulders-always finished with a pair of statement heels.  Luckily for us, it is far easier to find high street knock offs to obtain Christine’s coveted looks. Below are a collection of photo’s showcasing her flawless style.

*Editorista-Fashion Editors who are as fashionable as their job title suggests; following the latest trends as dedicated fashionista’s.


Christine Centenera

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Christine Centenera


Beauty Blog by Lucy Brown, Round 2

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Hello all,

I hope everyone is staying healthy and sexy in the glorious sunshine…… Its Lucy Brown here, bringing you another beauty and skincare tip. This week’s skincare product is a MUST HAVE for all those with normal to oily skin types.

Trying to control the oiliness of your skin without drying it out is a hard task. Over the years I’ve tried and tested countless products, in my opinion one of the market leaders, a product that I will always have in my make-up kit is……

Khiel’s Sodium PCA Oil Free Moisturiser:

This fabulous product is oil-free, very lightweight, doesn’t clog the pores but best of all this ethical product is not tested on animals.

It provides just enough hydration and when used with Estee – Lauder, Advanced Night Repair Serum (see my first blog) leaves your skin flawless, non greasy and protected from breakouts.

I am dedicated fan of Khiels products, so stay tuned for more recommendations.

Much love to you all,

Lucy B

Beauty Blog by Lucy Brown!

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Be Beauty:

Please allow me to introduce myself…….. I’m Lucy Brown, make up artist at BM Models. Over the next few months I shall be sharing with you what I believe to be the some of the best skincare products on the market, based on my years of experience as a make up artist in both the fashion and commercial sectors.

As a Make-Up Artist, my job with every client begins by preparing the skin, before applying any make up. With the vast ranges of skin types I work with on a daily basis it’s essential to have a core stock of products that work across many skin types.

Having worked for a number of prestigious skincare and make up brands over the years, so as you can imagine I have tried and tested a lot of products. However there was little question over the first product I’m going to recommend to you….

To start with I think I have to name one of my favorite products ever (ever ever ever!) one  that I couldn’t possibly imagine living without: Estee – Lauder, Advanced Night Repair Serum.

The serum goes on both AM and PM underneath your moisturiser.

The catchphrase for this wonder product is “Your skin’s insurance policy in a bottle”. It repairs, protects, hydrates and evens the skin tone. However I believe its most important feature is that this helps the skin repair itself from UV and environmental damage, it also forms a protective layer that protects the skin against these factors for the day ahead.

It’s won numerous awards over the years, this year alone it has already won:

Winner of Marie Claire Prix D’Excellence de la Beauté 2010: Best Beauty Care

Winner of Woman & Home Best Beauty Buys 2010 (Readers’ Choice): Best Night Treatment

Winner of InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2010: Best Serum

Buy it! Love it!


From Lucy B