Get The Look || Mary McDonnell

Friday, 9 January 2015


On Monday, my mum and I were spontaneously wandering around the shops and took a duck into Peacocks just to have a wee nosey at their sale. I tend to gravitate towards the shoe section (hola, my fellow shoe-aholics!) and this day was no different. I looked up and down the shelves and turned a corner and came face-to-shoe with the pumps that would inspire this entire post. As soon as my eyes hit those shoes in the store, this blog post started to write itself and demand to be posted as this week's Fandom Friday post.

I have always wanted to do a 'Get The Look' for the outfit that Mary McDonnell wore to the Variety & Women In Film Pre-Emmy Event in 2013 as it's so utterly classy and flawlessly elegant. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it a couple of months ago. All of the little details just came together to create such a breathtaking look. The peplum of the top highlights Mary's subtle curves whilst giving that little bit extra as the skirt just contours perfectly. What's more, the belt shows off her narrow waist. The embossed details of the outfit add that 'Wow' factor, I'm almost obsessed with the design. And the shoes. Don't get me started on the shoes.  So shiny! That is all. I'm less than articulate when it comes to those babies!


Top || Peplum Top || H&M - £19.99
Skirt || Pencil Skirt || H&M - £24.99
Belt || Waist Belt || H&M - £7.99
Shoes || Dorsey Heat Gem Court Shoe || Peacocks - £24.00
Mary's Actual Outfit
Dress || BASLER
Shoes || Benjamin Adams
Earrings || Doves
Bracelet || Sethi Couture
Clutch || Tom Ford

Wait? No embossed stuff? You loved the embossed detailing, remember? Whenever I would find an embossed top, for the life of me, I couldn't find a matching skirt! If I found the skirt, the top would appear a few months later when the skirt had been discontinued. They were like Batman and Bruce Wayne - never in the same place at the same time. What? Yes. It was that much a pain in the posterior to find coordinating things. As a result, I decided to go down a more universal route and search for plain and slightly textured articles that would suit all occasions. Fortunately H&M had both the skirt and top in at the same time. Can I get a 'Hallelujah!'?


Mary's make-up artist: Robin Siegel
I hmm and haaa'd about whether or not to include 'The Make-Up I Would Use' but then I asked myself the question, why not? It is a very similar look from my Christmas Style post for Mary || here || but with some slight differences. You don't have to use these products that I've included here, these are what I own and what I would use. Feel free to substitute anything that you think would achieve a similar effect. I have chosen the above photograph as a reference point and only that even though some angles, which include flash photography, show differences. Also, shades for foundation and concealer suit my skin tone and you can use your own shades. 
Skin: 
Primer: Benefit The Porefessional
Eyelid Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance - Candlelight 
Base:  
Foundation: L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation - W1 Golden Ivory
Conealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Vanilla
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Translucent
Bronzer: The Body Shop Honey Bronzer - 2 Fair Matte
Blush: Benefit Majorette
Eyes: 
Eyeshadow: Seventeen Mono Eyeshadow - Gold Emerald
                     Bourjois Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Quad - Grey and Night
                     ELF Flawless Eyeshadow palette - Smoky
Eyeliner: The Body Shop Eye Definer pencil - Black *to tightline
Mascara: Benefit They're Real Mascara
Eyebrows: Rimmel Brow This Way - Blonde
Lips: 
Lipgloss: Tanya Burr Cosmetics - Afternoon Tea

I really, really love this look on Mary and I hope that you do too. Her make-up is flawless, her hair is superb and the outfit is oozed class from top to toe. Just give me a moment to soak it all in... Done! I hadn't planned on making this the post for this week but when life gives you the perfect pair of shoes, you just have to share them with the world, right? Or, at least, your fellow fangirls. 

Have a wonderful Friday,everyone.

** Disclaimer: All photographs of Mary McDonnell used are from Mary-McDonnell.com and edited by me.

6 comments:

  1. i love peplum tops and dresses, they are such a great way to flatter any type of figure! id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2015/01/overcoming-anxiety.html xx

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I love peplum tops too and they hide a multitude of sins too.

      ~ Kazzie

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  2. The make-up is stunning and the outfit so flattering! I'm glad that you made this post; I will have to check out the Tanya Burr lip-glosses at one point, I've been meaning to for months!! The bourgouis quad looks beaut as well.

    Love Hira - , http://www.theartofexisting.co.uk/ xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Hira! I'm so glad that you like this post. Tanya Burr's lip-glosses are beautiful with a fantastic formula. I have 3 of them and I love them all.

      ~ Kazzie x

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  3. OMG, don't get me started on shoes! I have such a secret hankering for them, as I must wear 'practical' shoes 99% of the time. :-) I love what you're doing here--the attention to detail and the specifics to follow are simply fantastic! Looking forward to future posts. :-)

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    1. Riiiiiiiight?! Aren't they spectacular!! I have to wear 'practical' shoes for work too but when I leave work then it's WWMW - What Would Mary Wear, haha. I'm so glad that you're loving these type of posts. I do admit that I do get self-conscious about them but I love making them and they're so much fun to do. If you have any requests, feel free to drop me a line at any time, Sarah.

      ~ Kazzie x

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