Chanel Rouge Noir returns

Chanel Rouge Noir Limited Edition

Would it be too much of a stretch to pin the ‘fashion-isation’ of beauty onto Chanel and its major moment with the iconic ‘Vamp’ nail? This year marks two decades since Uma Thurman sported the eggplant-hued mani (renamed Rouge Noir for commercial purposes) in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, scoring never-seen-before stampedes as well as initiating an era of product placement in movies that’s since become commonplace. (more…)

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Giorgio Armani Films of City Frames BFI

Now more than ever, fashion is part of the entertainment system. And no one knows this better than Giorgio Armani. An early believer in the commercial clout of red carpet dressing, his ad campaigns are cinematic extravaganzas worthy of their very own film awards.

Armani’s passion for cinema extends for another season to Films of City Frames, an initiative designed to give a platform to emerging filmmakers from four of the world’s most prestigious film schools. Their brief? To create a short film based on real life, set in the film school’s city – and starring Armani ‘Frames of Life’ eyewear in a supporting role. (more…)

Fine jewellery reimagined: Dior Rose des Vents

dior jewellery Rose Des Vents sketches

Contemporary fine jewellery is undergoing something of a metamorphosis. Chanel’s Coco Crush line of 18 karat gold bangles and rings recently launched at Net-a-Porter (Chanel’s first foray into e-commerce), Delfina Delettrez has opened in Mount Street, while Repossi and Dauphin are currently the coolest jewellers in Place Vendôme. (more…)

CUTS THE MOVIE: it’s not all about the haircut

Cuts The Movie - the documentary about London's legendary hairdressers

Nineteen years to make a documentary? How? Why?

Well, the story of why and how Sarah Lewis came to take two decades to make a movie is quite possibly a movie in itself, but for now, let’s concentrate on CUTS The Movie.

Cuts is where I have been getting my hair cut for most of my adult life. I went in to get my first short hair cut (I always wanted to look like one of those i-D girls), and like many of its clients, I never left. Cuts is like family, the Soho-based ‘salon’ is like a rough ‘n’ ready living room with barbers’ chairs; the clients come for haircuts or just to hang out. (more…)