Nail news: New Essie colours, tastemaker nails by Killer Colours, Sophy Robson’s InStyle column, Chanel’s vending machines, NYFW nail mania

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ESSIE’S NEW COLOURS
Essie’s Fall 2012 collection is about to drop on BeautyBay.com. My favourite shade is this bewitching bottle green called Stylenomics, which will look gorgeous against any shade of pink. The cube of four minis will retail at £11.95 and the single bottles £8.50

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Are magazines still relevant? Paradis, Apartamento, Modern Matter

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More than ever I’m finding that the magazines I read (as opposed to buying, then placing untouched in a pile for two months) are those with a unique or personal point of view. Possibly an influence from the blog phenomenon, it feels like these mags have more to say and are therefore savoured, returned to and kept. Three I’m liking at the moment: Continue reading

Karl Lagerfeld’s four-way collab

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The unstoppable Karl Lagerfeld did yet another collab. I wrote about it on my Glamour Style Tribe blog

Quote of the day

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“Magazines are just like books. People want the real thing, not just a flash on the iPad. It’s different. Reading magazines shows you’re taking fashion seriously.”
Zena Hao, a 24-year-old publicist, from Beijing in an insightful story in the New York Times on how Chinese luxury consumers are obsessed with glossy mags

Beauty bits: Aerin, BeautyMart, Into The Gloss, Chanel, Shu Uemura, By Terry, Teen Vogue, Dior Couture, confessions of a Photoshopper

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First look at Aerin Lauder’s campaign imagery for the forthcoming AERIN beauty-slash-lifestyle line (ETA August/September). Very commercial but that’s entirely expected. For more sneak peeks, check out the AERIN site where you can view the product and read Aerin’s Goop-like musings on effortless entertaining and the like…

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Bruce Weber voted one of Time’s most influential fashion icons

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Just found out that Bruce Weber was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential fashion icons since 1923. Who wouldn’t want to climb right inside one of these videos he made for the Pet Shop Boys?

Quote of the day: Shawn Stussy

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“The thing that drove my personal business outlook was my first visit to Japan in the very early 80′s. The Japanese culture seemed to be everything that American culture was not. Measured, humble, long term vision combined with decision for longevity; all these things made an everlasting imprint on my business style. Take your time, do not take the first money coming your way without consideration of the consequences, build one strong cornerstone for your foundation.”
Shawn Stussy, Hypebeast magazine

Here’s what he’s doing now…

Double-breasted jackets: A do or a don’t?

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To celebrate the launch of London Collections: Men (aka the new London menswear shows), I wrote about double-breasted tailoring for Glamour

Imogen Poots for Twin magazine

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Just landed in my inbox: these Colin Dodgson images of Imogen Poots for the new issue of Twin. I’m not that familiar with Dodgson’s work but I love these – beautiful, mysterious and a little bit odd…
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Wes Anderson on creativity, collaboration and independence

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Enjoyed this piece on Wes Anderson in the Wall Street Journal magazine. I love the guy and his films but don’t really know much about him. This gives a look into his mindset and thoughts on creativity and film making. I’m seeing Moonrise Kingdom tomorrow…

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