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At the Glamour Beauty Festival, pamper power brings the promise of a better you



Glamour Beauty Festival - Estee Lalonde By Shaun James Fox

Girls with halo braids, silver glitter lips and elaborate winged eyeliner throng the stairwells of The Saatchi Gallery. Immaculate scarlet mouths match the distinctive red cloth goody bags that weigh down shoulders. Mums, 20-something daughters and a pre-teen future #girlboss or two queue patiently for yet another panel debate or free makeover. Welcome to day two of the Glamour Beauty Festival, where all who attend are here to self improve, whether in terms of physical wellbeing, inner serenity, career goals or just a bit of jolly pampering. (more…)



Quote of the day: Rony Zeidan on ‘see now, buy now’



Is the See Now Buy Now concept working?
“It’s very much a cultural difference. In America, it’s inherent for people to buy. Europeans are a bit more classic in their approaches. There’s a stronghold in Europe when it comes to remaining loyal to heritage and culture, and history.”
Rony Zeidan, founder of the agency RO NY on the ‘see now, buy now’ phenomenon, Glossy.co (so it’s not just me then…)

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Calvin Klein, Céline, Deciem, Dries van Noten, Bella Freud



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. CALVIN KLEIN X MOONLIGHT CAST
Calvin Klein men's underwear campaign
In case you missed it, Calvin Klein cast Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert, Mahershala Ali and Ashton Sanders in its spring 2017 Calvin Klein underwear campaign. (more…)



What I’m watching: Joe’s Film



Joe's Film - Joe McKenna film about Azzedine Alaia

This delightful film about Azzedine Alaia is currently doing the rounds on Instagram.

Shot over the course of a few years by super-stylist Joe McKenna, ‘Joe’s Film’ is an intimate portrayal of the designer who eschews the corporate fashion system and its layers of stress and seasonal churn. (more…)