As we descend into the Christmas shopping season, the department stores are going full guns ablaze for your beauty dollars. If you want to bypass the chaos of tourists and overzealous scent-spritzers but want to shop in London, Fenwick is a pretty good place to start.
This year, Fenwick has overhauled its ground floor, giving the full entrance space over to its beauty offer. (more…)
Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1. WANNA BUY A TIFFANY PARTY HAT?
Who knew that Rei Kawakubo was such a big Tiffany fan? According to her husband (and Comme des Garcons CEO) Adrian Joffe, she always drags him into a Tiffany store if they’re passing by, hence the latest – albeit unlikely – Dover Street Market collab. (more…)
“What the schools should also tell you is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t start with a name. There is too much ‘hunting’ of fame. People want to have their name out there, be in the press, and become rich. You know, it’s about learning. The best school in life would be for you to finish your course and get a paid job; I’m against long-term interning. People should be paid – even 20 grand a year – and work. Work next to these people you admire.”
Lula editor Mimma Viglezio, 1 Granary Magazine
Linda Rodin’s new Olio Lusso Facial Cleansing Powder takes me right back to The Body Shop’s Japanese Washing Grains and Viennese Chalk Grains. Both those products were 80s cult classics that you’d mix with water to cleanse and soften the face. It all felt faintly exotic to a London teen used to using synthetic cleansing milk on a cotton wool ball. Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant is similarly nostalgia-inducing. It’s an extremely fine rice-based enzyme powder that turns into a creamy paste when you add water. It’s mild enough to use every day, is scent-free and leaves your skin feeling marble-smooth. (Buy it HERE.)
The Rodin powder is the more glamorous version. It won’t remove make-up, but it cleanses and exfoliates with a a blend of rice bran and sea algae, fragranced with the signature Olio Lusso jasmine and neroli scent. You can control the exfoliation by varying how much water you use. Buy it HERE (UK) and HERE (US).