Salita Matthews necklace

Keeping it Real: Fashion Week Day 4

Nikki Parkinson Everyday Style, Fashion 19 Comments

Oh. My. Everyone who had ever been to Fashion Week told me how tiring it could be.

It wasn’t that I didn’t believe them. It’s just that I could not have imagined the level of tiredness.

To give me the little boost I need to make it through till tomorrow I’ve brought out the bling big guns … a new necklace that designer Salita Matthews created especially for me to wear this week.

She’d cottoned on to my obsession with orange and I must say, I feel more than a little bit special wearing this piece.

Salita Matthews necklace

Yes, it’s heavy but that’s what I like about Salita’s pieces. The weight helps them to sit better when wearing them.

What about the rest of the outfit, you ask?

Well, yes … there’s more orange in the form of my Gorman shoes I blogged about here. The I’ve kept it all neutral around the necklace and I’ve pulled on my new teal NYDJs.

Day 4 outfit fashion week

Oh, and I need to talk about my makeup today. I’ve been playing around with the yet-to-be-released Maybelline NY Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation ($22.95 and out in July). It feels a bit weird pressing the applicator and having it come out like hair mousse but I watched makeup artist Nigel Stanislaus in action with it last night before the Ode to No One Show and once your rub your hands together and pat it on your face, works magically to create a light, fresh foundation look that feels incredible on your face and gives a flawless finish.

Maybelline NY product of the day 4 Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam

Do you use a little bling and some foundation to give yourself a lift when needed? 

PS. I’m also blogging over at The Hoopla today. In a quiet five minutes at Fashion Week (LOL – there is no such thing!), I grilled Maybelline NY’s Nigel Stanislaus for his 5 makeup and beauty tips for super busy women. I’m taking them all on board!


Thanks to Maybelline NY Australia, I’m blogging at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia all week. Come back each day for my take on what we’ll be wearing – on our face and ourselves – next spring-summer.

Comments 19

  1. That necklace is fantastic – doesn’t it give you shoulder/neck pain by the end of the day though? – it looks really weighty. I’ve worn necklaces that don’t look as weighty & I still end up in pain at the end of the day. Any pointers?

  2. Great post 🙂 you look fab, I’m obsessed with orange to ( just a little).
    Your doing an amazing job keeping us in the loop with Fashion Week,
    ENJOY 🙂

  3. Hi Nikki, you’ve been doing an amazing job darl, and hitting it out of the park with your stylish looks everyday, you even make orange rock 🙂 Hope you’re keeping up your fluids intake, and lots of good coffee and perhaps a Red Bull or two for energy boosts 😉 I definitely use some bling and foundation on flat days to lift me up. Hmm mousse foundation, ey? If it feels light on the skin, i may give that a go. Thanks Nikki xoxo

  4. Yep, you may be tired but you’re looking fab. I’ve never really been into orange but I have to say you are wearing me down this week… think I’m going to have to give it a go! That necklace is fabulous… I do love me a statement necklace 🙂  Enjoy the last couple of days and keep up the great work – I have been virtually “living” on a number of blogs to keep updated with all the Fash Week shows/goss but I have to say, while I’m loving them all,  yours is the only one that makes me smile 🙂 x

  5. Yes Nikki you would be tired but you don’t look it,you look lovely and fresh ,That foundation looks very nice indeed and I’m loving your big bling necklace I have one word for it GORGEOUS!!! 
    Only one more day to go and then you can have a rest in that beautiful hotel, are you staying in Sydney for the weekend ,that would be nice if you are.

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