Top to Toe Tutorial: Animal Print

Ruth Crilly

Another Top-to-Toe Tutorial – makeup, hair, clothes, nails, shoes. The last one (cashmere and the sultry eye) was a roaring success so I’ve decided to keep this format. For those who were worrying that this might replace shorter, makeup-only vids, fear not. I’m far too lazy to film Top-to-Toes every week – it takes an absolute age and I actually have to change the height of my tripod! 

Animal print, then, this time. The Whistles Sweater makes another appearance – I’m literally swapping between this and my Hush cardigan! (See link above for the last video.) I’ve kept this look simple (as ever, that’s just my style) with black Tuxedo leggings (see here for page on ASOS) and a black leather jacket. Mr Bear makes a little appearance, but note that this was filmed last week and since then he has been very poorly, which was why I was so stressed last week! He had an upset stomach but wouldn’t eat and got severely dehydrated, so he had to go on a drip and all sorts. It wasn’t pleasant. He’s OK now, though they shaved huge patches of fur off and he looks slightly odd!

(Those unsure: Mr Bear is a cat and not my husband – husband is Mr AMR. They are easily mixed up.)

Makeup: I’m really liking the Clinique Pore Refining Solutions. It’s a great texture! See product links beneath the video for shade details and stockists.

OK, let’s get watching – Animal Print here we go! Grrr.

(Click here if you can’t see the video pane.)

Products Used/Worn:

Lancome Shadow in M300, Noir Intense:

Chanel Loose Powder in Clair:

Louise Young Large Fan Brush:

Clinique Pore Refining Makeup in Shade 2, Alabaster:

Real Techniques Eye Brush:

No7 Foundation Brush:

No7 Concealer Brush:

Lancome Softening Concealer Shade 2:

Burberry Warm Glow Copper Glow Shade 2:

L’Oreal Super Liner:

Lancome Hypnose Star:

Topshop Lipgloss in Dash

Orly Nailtrition:

Butter Yummy Mummy:

Whistles Sweater (Cheetah Print)

Current Elliot Tuxedo Leggings:

Office Black Ballet Pumps

Belstaff Trialmaster Boots

Whistles Leather Jacket (2009)

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  1. J louis
    October 29, 2012 / 7:50 am

    I have never seen a fan brush like that, brilliant ill have to get it!!! What else would you use it for??

  2. Yiing Zhi Teh
    October 29, 2012 / 8:27 am

    LOL at the Mr Bear / Mr AMR part. Hopefully he’s not reading this?
    Shaved patches of fur – ouch!

  3. Vicky
    October 29, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    i love your look and i’m glad mr bear is doing better now! x

  4. Sally S
    October 29, 2012 / 5:05 pm

    Hi Ruth, what is the lovely
    fluffy blusher brush you are using?

  5. flyingpolarbear
    October 30, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Love your blog, Ruth!! Thank you so much for these helpful tips and reviews!

  6. November 3, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    would these tuxedo leggings work with a sharp blazer (and louboutin courts) to speak at a (gulp) conference? I want something edgier than a pencil skirt but all the trousers I’ve tried on don’t look right and the skinny jeans which do suit me look too casual.

  7. November 8, 2012 / 3:50 am

    Hi again Ruth! Thanks so much for the lovely videos. Just sharing here… A common feature I see in Japanese magazine is fashion mix & match. The editors will select a wardrobe (a few tops, bottoms, shoes, bags and accessories) and then mix & match them to present about 2 weeks worth of OOTDs. Very educational and useful I thought. But a whole load of work!!

  8. November 19, 2012 / 1:14 pm

    really like your look, and the tips of course!. also btw, you totally inspired me to get the whistles cheetah jumper, it looked so good on you:-) and I couldn’t resist their snake print stilettoes either. Can you believe I also fell in love with the cheetah dotty dress? xxx

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