Brands

Omorovicza: first impressions and new launches



Omorovicza skincare from Budapest

Back in the day, a skincare routine was easy – cleanse, tone, moisturise. SPF? Not on my radar. We certainly didn’t have unctuous hot cloth balms or zany foil masks – it was a straightforward, functional process. But beauty has become a bigger (and more competitive) business than ever before; enter many many more steps and products. (more…)



Retail round up: first look at Apple’s new retail vision for Regent Street



Apple Regent Street

Call me old fashioned but I love a physical store. But the role of the high street is shifting from purely transactional to a multi-functional experiential space. Apple is spearheading this change with its stores; having unveiled its prototype San Francisco store in May, it has now unveiled its vision for Apple Regent Street. (more…)



Margaret Howell unbuttoned



Margaret Howell ss17

Love a bit of wonky styling, and Margaret Howell delivered for her SS17 show. There was a little bit of a #Demnaeffect with the skewiff necklines (think Vetements’ pulled-off jackets) and I liked all the undone details – collars unbuttoned, half-tucked shirts, scarves akimbo. I particularly like the unbuttoned sweater over the shirt… (more…)



On trial: Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets



Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets
It’s taken me over 20 years to realise I only like matte lipstick (or in fact any lipstick) if it’s faded to a stain. As much as I love the process of applying lipstick from a bullet, I don’t love the feel of that thick layer sitting there. (more…)