There was a Chanel make up advertising picture in the ’90s (see the image below) which hugely inspired me back at the time. The model had straight dark hair – middle parted (as you do in the ’90s); she wore a white shirt and the black blazer… The colour of her berry lips popped from her snow white skin and I just couldn’t move my eyes away from her strikingly beautiful face and those attention drawing deep; dark; rich berry lips…
The funny thing is, after over a decade long wearing plum coloured lipsticks, I lately discovered that the coral red is actually a much more suitable colour for my skin tone. So I guess I’ll give it a miss this time knowing that plum/dark red/berry lips are back in again.
The choker necklace, is an accessory which I embraced in the ’90s and I still have’t gotten over the look in 2016. Truly, I find that a woman’s neckline is very feminine and sensual and a choker tends to draw the eyes to it!
Among all the choices of chokers, such as the tattoo style; the ribbon style; the leather version and so on, one of my favourite version in the ’90s was the velvet with a charm style as seen in the photo above. It had a strong European appeal to me.
If I were to wear a choker today, I’d choose a simple; long and thin black string, ribbon or leather are both fine with me. I’d wrap it a few times around my neck and tie a delicate bow near the front and I’d be set to go!
My portrait was taken during the ’90s by photographer Road Wang.