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What to buy from Chanel Les Beiges and Chanel Cruise beauty 2017



Chanel beauty Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow palette

Summer is easily my favourite beauty season. Give me a ‘bonne mine’ bronzer, a shell-coloured nail polish and a blush-tinted lippie and I’m sorted. The Chanel Les Beiges range is now in its fourth year and has added its first all-you-need eye shadow palette to the range of holiday-ready bronzers and blush sticks. (more…)



Take your time: the bespoke shirt



Turnbull and Asser bespoke shirt for women

The French may have Charvet, but we have Turnbull & Asser. In matters of sartorial excellence, a bespoke shirt has to be one of life’s great not-so-little luxuries. So in the name of research, I took up the offer of trying out the service.

Shirts factor big in my book, The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman and they’re also enjoying a major fashion spotlight moment, especially those of gargantuan, deconstructed proportions. And yet here’s a fascinating fact: only about 1% of Turnbull & Asser bespoke shirts are made for women. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Charlotte Gainsbourg X NARS



NARS X CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG collaboration

File this under collabs I never expected to see. NARS has collaborated with French beauty minimalist Charlotte Gainsbourg on a make-up collection. It’s suitably classic, with smoky eye shadows, berry-hued cheek tints, a Hydrating Glow Tint and a kohl liner in moody shades of grey, moss green and navy. I won’t lie, it sounds beautiful in a discreet, not-very-NARS kind of way. (more…)



Menswear memo: Louis Vuitton X Fragment Design



Louis Vuitton X Fragment Design pop up shop at Harrods

Louis Vuitton menswear is really going for it on the streetwear hookup front. I wasn’t that crazy about the Supreme collab, it seemed a bit heavy handed, but the latest collaboration for pre-fall 2017 with Fragment Design is more my bag. (more…)