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GET THE LOOK || MARY McDONNELL [PHOENIX COMIC CON 2015]


The second that I saw this outfit, I was in love! From head to toe, in love, and it just had to make an appearance on my blog. It was destined to happen sooner or later and here it is.

In this blog are a few ideas on how to get a look similar to the one she sported for her photo op; the black blazer, the blood-orange-floaty top, the skinny jeans and the suede-esque booties. I was instantly in love with the ankle boots. This is why she’s one of my style icons. Plus, her makeup was enviable. I tried to recreate it in the makeup tutorial included.

Check it all out HERE at my blog.

And thus closes Major Crimes Week for this time. There will undoubtedly be one for season 4.5.
 
 
 
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GET THE LOOK || SHARON RAYDOR [MAJOR CRIMES - SPECIAL MASTER]


Major Crimes Week wouldn't be complete without at least one post dedicated to our favourite LAPD captain, Sharon Raydor. With the previous posts of Major Crimes Week, I'm bringing you a way to get her style with fashion choices and an updated makeup tutorial so that you can embody Raydor on Monday. I know that I'll be wearing my favourite makeup used my Robin Siegel and signature Raydor heels when I can on Monday.

Check it out HERE at my blog.

You can catch up on all the posts HERE.
 
 
 
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MARY MCDONNELL LAPD TWICE A CITIZEN BANQUET MAKEUP TUTORIAL


When Mary's makeup artist, Kristina Vogel shared a photo of the makeup that she did on Twitter, I dropped every other plan and just had to try and recreate the look for this week's Fandom Friday post at my blog.

Check out how I tried to recreate this look >> HERE <<
 
 
 
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MAKEUP TUTORIAL || MARY McDONNELL [THE CHERRY ORCHARD]


Surprise, Sunday post!!! I wanted to do this makeup tutorial for aaaaaaages but am only getting around to it now because I fail at life. However, it’s perfect timing because this look is inspired by the makeup that Mary McDonnell wore in the promotional shots for The Cherry Orchard production that she is in and which ends its run this evening, I believe. The makeup was beautiful in these photos (even though they were run through Photoshop a bunch of times #grrr) and I attempted to recreate it.

Check everything out at my blog post on, Kazzie Athena
 
 
 
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GET THE LOOK || SHARON RAYDOR [1X03 MEDICAL CAUSES]


And we're back to the Sharon Raydor posts. Whoop, whoop! Or was that a collective sigh? This post is for one of my favourite outfits for Sharon from the first season of Major Crimes. This post was completely inspired by the shoes, just like my last Mary McDonnell outfit post that was inspired by a pair of black heels. But since I'm me and I love perusing the Internet, I couldn't leave it at just the shoes. So, I've included a couple of dress options that I think would go nicely with the shoes and give you that Raydor-vibe.

Check it out at my blog, Kazzie Athena
 
 
 
23 January 2015 @ 01:00 pm
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JO MALONE ENGLISH PEAR AND FREESIA || MARY McDONNELL'S SCENT


Whoa, whoa, whoa! How is this a fandom post? Kazzie, it's Fandom Friday day, what the heck? Well, dear friends, I will tell you why I'm doing this. Jo Malone's English Pear and Freesia cologne just so happens to be the fragrance of choice of one, Mary McDonnell.

Last year, Mary McDonnell did a Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.com where we learnt a lot about Mary and one user asked her the million dollar question - well, the million dollar question regarding this post so...

Check it out at my blog: Kazzie Athena
 
 
 
09 January 2015 @ 01:54 pm
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GET THE LOOK || Mary McDonnell


This look was entirely inspired by the shoes - those sparkly studded little beauties. I was originally just going to do a post about the shoes but why stop there when peplums are so on trend and when this is one of my favourite outfits that Mary has worn to any event over the years? It is such a classy and sophisticated look and I cannot help but admire it every single time it appears in front of me. So when I found the shoes, this post practically wrote itself.

Check out how to get this look at my blog, Kazzie Athena.
 
 
 
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GET THE LOOK || CAPTAIN SHARON RAYDOR // THE TRENCHCOAT EDITION


Everyone loves Raydor's trenchcoat, right? Well I love it and it is the most iconic piece in her wardrobe. You first see Captain Raydor in her trenchcoat in her first appearance on The Closer and several times throughout Major Crimes and it set a precedence that whenever she wears it, you know that she means business! I received a request to source trenchcoats a la Raydor from a viewer (thank you. Nicole) and I simply jumped at the opportunity to look for trenchcoats and Macs because they are very much on trend right now. I had so many options to choose from that I had a list as long as my arm. With so many to choose from I managed to whittle it down to 12 - some made from heavier materials for those that are burdened with colder climes and others for those milder temperatures.

Check out all the options available at my blog, Kazzie Athena.

This is the first post in what I’m going to be calling ‘Fandom Friday’. I won’t be naming the posts that but every Friday I will post a fandom related post whether it is fashion related, beauty related or a general squeefest. So, if this interests you, be sure to check back here every Friday for something exciting. I’ll be exploring other fandoms than Mary McDonnell and Major Crimes when inspiration hits.
 
 
 
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GET THE LOOK: Sharon Raydor [Major Crimes 3x15 Chain Reaction]


Sharon Raydor in casual attire? Be still my beating heart! And you wanna know what's more? It's totally my style! What does that say about me? My style is similar to that of one of Mary McDonnell's character? I'll take that! Whenever Sharon stepped into that police tent on Monday's new episode of Major Crimes (3x15 Chain Reaction), I nearly died from the gorgeousness. I'm serious. I loved everything about the outfit - the jacket, the top, the jeans and the boots. Oh the boots! Don't even get me started on the hair and the make-up or all you will see is an incoherent keymash of epic flailing proportions. Nevertheless, after a nap, I started sourcing the outfit and here is what I managed to find...

Check it all out at my blog page, kazzified29
 
 
 


Raydor's Rouge || Maybelline's Answer to Mademoiselle


I am obsessed with Sharon Raydor’s make-up on Major Crimes. I spend a good chunk of every episode wondering what Robin Siegel has done and possibly used when creating Sharon’s look for that episode or scene. I then found an interview with Robin Siegel on MostlyMary.com and subsequently started a list of make-up wishlist - hey, people do it for Kylie Jenner or Cheryl Fernandez-Versini or *insert popular celeb name here*. I can do it for the same with Mary McDonnell’s make-up. Just sayin.

However, to get Sharon Raydor’s exact lipstick, you will have to fork out £25/$35 for Chanel’s Rouge Coco lipstick in shade No5 Mademoiselle. Now, I didn’t splurge as I used points that I had gathered in Boots to purchase mine.

But, if you don’t want to spend that much on a single lipstick, then see what budget friendly alternative I found that is a close substitute for Mademoiselle at my blog, kazzified29.