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All about lips: Man Ray for NARS Holiday



Man Ray X NARS

I love how NARS Cosmetics comes up with clever but classic arty collaborations for its special collections. It never seems gimicky because the execution is always beautiful. (Remember the Sarah Moon collection?) This Man Ray for NARS Holiday collection is such a good choice with a mix of simple lip motifs and more statementy photo prints for the palettes.

Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection - Noire Et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret

Shown top and above is the Man Ray for NARS Noire Et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret. Apart from the fact that coffret is my favourite beauty word (that means Christmas is coming…), I think this set of four mini lipsticks in a special decorative pot is such a no-brainer gift. Classic shades, useful size, reusable Man Ray printed magnifying pot, not bad for £42.

Below is the Man Ray for NARS Love Game Eyeshadow Palette shown both closed and open (£45 exclusive to Space NK). Inspired by Man Ray’s muse Ady Fidelin, it has the loveliest selection of warm neutral and jewel-tone eye colours.

Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection - Love Game Eyeshadow Palette
Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection - Love Game Eyeshadow Palette

Lips are a motif I have always loved, they never seem to get old. Yves Saint Laurent was a fan and Pat McGrath has used gold lips as part of her Pat McGrath Labs packaging. I actually have a pair of Prada lip print mules (never worn, you know I hate mules!) that I can’t bear to part with. They really are a work of art. This gold lip motif make-up case with four matte velvet lip pencils (£48, below, exclusive to Space NK) is a killer. It could easily double as a clutch and would be great for travelling, plus I love the formulation of NARS lip pencils. And the Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter is another useful, timeless hero product elevated with surrealist lip imprints. Yours for £30 (limited edition formula).

Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection - The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set
Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection - The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set
Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection - Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter

I love that there is something for every price point. These NARS Love Triangle trinkets (£20, below) contain a mini blush and a lipstick. So, so chic! There are a few varieties – this one is Impassioned (blusher) and Anna (lipstick) – but note that the lip motif is only on the box, not the product.
Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection - NARS Love Triangle - Impassioned and Anna

These are scheduled to go on sale in the UK on October 15th12th. I don’t like creating ‘buy it now’ hysteria but I think these are worth grabbing as soon as you see them. In the U.S, they’re available now at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com. [Update: they’ve arrived in the UK at SpaceNK, Fabled, Look Fantastic and narscosmetics.co.uk.]

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Grenson X Disneyrollergirl Insta Meet

So my funny little Grenson Insta-meet plan worked out a treat!

We scheduled a date just before Fashion Week to gather DRG readers and Insta friends together to talk shoes, style and social. And we ended up playing quite a few games of six degrees of separation as we realised that this person knew that person, who followed that person who had lots in common with that other person. It’s all about the micro community, I tell ya!

It was really nice to meet Kate Jones who asked me to write about my favourite artwork for her blog a while ago. She came with her family who ended up in deep conversation with Grenson owner Tim Little, most likely about why there is no kids’ line – yet (clearly they should call it Little Grenson). And fabulous Sarah Tubbs who I first met at Alyson from That’s Not My Age’s book launch and who trekked to London from Wiltshire again, just for us! It was also great to meet Annette and Haruko for the first time, and the gorgeous Julia Little who provided the delicious treats and drinks.

Of course, shoes had to factor. I wore my Grenson Nanette boots which look like retro ski boots and feel like walking on clouds thanks to the light-as-air sole.The reason I wanted to partner with Grenson is because their shoes have the mix of contemporary styling with classic roots that I love and that The New Garconne is all about. The loafers and sneakers were also very popular.

As it was Fashion Week eve, Leica loaned me its brilliant Sofort camera for a few days, which is perfect for these sorts of soirees. Here’s me and DRG collaborator Emma Miranda Moore (she’s on the other side of the camera for once) trying out the selfie mode function. The Sofort takes beautiful warm-toned shots that are so much nicer than a phone camera. Plus it’s super-streamlined and weighs next to nothing. Film, as with all these instant cameras, is pricy but as in the good old days of film photography, it just means you’re more selective about what you photograph…

Grenson X Disneyrollergirl Insta Meet
Grenson X Disneyrollergirl Insta Meet
Grenson X Disneyrollergirl Insta Meet

Thanks to everyone at Grenson for hosting and to all who came to our little meet-up. See if you can spot yourself in this wee Grenson film

WORDS/IMAGES: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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What’s in Jane Birkin’s beauty bag



Jane Birkin X Smythson

Smythson is killing is with these deep dive travel features. Less about ‘where to go and what to do’, this is a much more voyeuristic snoop, akin to ‘what’s on my desk‘ or ‘what’s in my bathroom cabinet’.

This longish read with Jane Birkin is content-meets-commmerce gold. She talks about her penchant for Agnes b silk tops, men’s V-neck cashmere jerseys (of course) and every trashy magazines she can get her hands on for the plane read. (more…)



Burberry’s Brits



Burberry aw17
What did everyone make of the Burberry show last week? I loved it! After the initial buzz of the evening wore off, I canvassed some fashion industry opinion, and found the reactions to be 50/50 mixed. While Burberry is very much in favour of opening up Fashion Week to the wider public with its shop-the-runway model, in many ways I think you need to be there IRL to feel the full impact of the shows. (more…)