Model Off Duty

Via Harpers Bazaar Instragram
Via Harpers Bazaar Instragram

When models are off duty and they can wear any shade of lipstick, guess which hue they choose? Yes, Red is their color of choice and why? Because it just adds that something extra  to our favorite wardrobe essentials.

Don’t they all look gorgeous?

Oh and Harpers Bazaar is one of my favorite fashion magazines, I subscribe to the American version and get the English versions digitally.

Here’s to crimson.

City Girl in Red Lipstick, New York, Jaqueline Diedam, Designer, Illustrator

Courtesy of Jackie Diedam
Courtesy of Jackie Diedam

Once again my love of design, illustration and red lipstick led  to my discovery of  Jackie Diedam on instagram. I’m glad I did, as  I discovered a new shade of Orange-red I’m dying to try.

In-between projects Jackie graciously agreed to share her joys of discovering crimson and I’m sure some of you felt the same way she did, at first.

” I used to hate red lipsticks, until I found out how to wear them in a fresh way. I love shades that are not discreet like orange-reds, because it brings all the attention to my face in a bold and confident way.”  – Jackie Diedam

Lips in Rio Rio
Rio Rio

In this image Jackie is wearing George, from Troi Olivierre Beauty and another favorite is Rio Rio from Topshop.

George $28
George $28

Basically, it’s go all-out or go-home!

I think we all agree with Jackie and she’s one Citygirl in Red Lipstick!

Mysterious Red by Nars

Mysterious RedOkay, okay I know I was supposed to go out and pick up a new shade of crimson, one I haven’t tried before but I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

I’m just a huge fan of Nars and their Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, it’s almost an addiction since I leave near the Mac boutique too, and never go inside.

I had to pick up Mysterious Red and I’ve been wearing it everyday since. Occasionally with Jungle Red  as it gives it a different feel.

What do you think? can anyone recommend a good matte for me to check out?

City Girl in Red Lipstick, New York, Katie Rodgers, Artist

Courtesy of Katie Rodgers
Courtesy of Katie Rodgers

I’m a huge fan of fashion, illustration and red lipstick and what happens when my dream worlds collide? I end up discovering talent i.e Katie Rodgers of

Chanel Rouge Velvet 38 Fascinante
Chanel Rouge Velvet 38 Fascinante

I look forward to seeing her updates on instagram and I’m easily swept-away  into her world, wishing I could stay  in the land of tulle and lace.

Katie graciously took time out of her busy day to dish about her favorite hues and tell us why she chooses red.

Mysterious Red, Nars
Nars, Mysterious Red
I try other colors but always go back to red. I love how timeless it is. My favorite lip color at the moment is NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Mysterious Red. I’ve tried a million brands of lipstick and NARS velvet pencils are my favorite. I also love Chanel Rouge Velvet 38 Fascinante. Red lipstick is not only a powerful look; it creates a powerful mind. – Katie Rodgers,
Courtesy of © Katie Rodgers
Courtesy of © Katie Rodgers, JLo in Elie Saab
I’ve been so inspired by Katie, that I almost bought a set of colored pencils and drawing paper, but I hesitated, and may still attempt at being more creative.
Here’s to Katie, she’s one Citygirl in Red Lipstick!