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Uniqlo X Lemaire’s final collection is here

Uniqlo X Lemaire lifewear spring 16

The final drop of Uniqlo Lemaire is poised and ready to land in store on March 18th. It’s as clean-lined and muted-hued as you’d expect from the Lemaire duo, with the odd pop of pale yellow or chilli red. (more…)

New in for spring

New spring trends ss16

Yes, I’m still wearing tights under my jeans. Yes I’m still bundled under a suuuuuper-sized cashmere stole (thanks Johnstons of Elgin). Yes, my fingers are still encased in The North Face extreme weather gloves. But! Blossom has been spotted on the trees of West London and it’s still daylight at 5.30pm. So that surely necessitates an evaluation of the new-in spring offerings, no?

On my radar at this time of year are shouty knits for layering, such as this colourful crew neck from Jil Sander or the crafty applique number by Christopher Kane. (more…)

Would you buy a monogrammed Burberry trench?

Burberry monogrammed trench

Burberry is surely the king of fashion customisation. So far it has monogrammed scarves, ponchos, perfume bottles and now, trench coats. Starting this week, you can monogram your trench coat using an online tool that gives you up to three initials in a selection of 15 thread colours. The beauty of the online tool is that it lets you preview what your monogrammed trench will look like before you press the โ€™buyโ€™ button.

The monogramming trend does throw up one quandary for me however. (more…)

On trial: makeup removers from Caudalie and Sensai

Best makeup removers Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil and Sensai Silky Purifying Cleasing Balm

In the last year I’ve become a bit of a cleansing fiend and I’ve accumulated quite a good cache of reliable cleansing balms, oils and creams. I still like to try new ones though, especially if they’re ones everyone’s raving about or I’m sent for review.

I’m seriously impressed with Sensai Silky Purifying Cleasing Balm. I’ve tried lots of balms and I find them especially good in the winter as they’re so rich and moisturising. (more…)