On my radar: a cache of vintage Judith Leiber minaudieres for sale



Judith Leiber minaudiere Lot 184 Christies bags and accessories sale 2017

I bet you didn’t have me down as a Judith Leiber kind of girl. But I have a secret thing for these teeny tiny kitsch crystal-covered minaudieres. They’re like pieces of jewellery really, there’s no way you’re getting more than a lipstick and a pound coin in there.

Judith Leiber started her company in New York in 1963, an émigré from Budapest who designed handbags in her head to get her through the misery of living in one room with 26 others during WW2. (more…)



What’s in the box: the business of beauty advent calendars



unpacking the business of beauty advent calendars

On October 25th, 300 people queued around the block of Liberty’s department store before 8.30am. Not for a new i-gadget, or a half price techy telly, or even a celebrity collaboration. No, they queued for make-up. Or more specifically, for the privilege of buying a £175 box of beauty products, albeit worth over £500.

Welcome to the frenzied, hype-commerce world of beauty advent calendars. A business that’s been booming for the last couple of years and is still growing (according to Google trends). (more…)



Quote of the day: Rossana Tich



Peter lindbergh

“All the content comes from my own collection. The magazines are not catalogued and I do it from memory. My magazine collection isn’t static – it is still growing. I started this passion early in life and ‘magazinitis’ has never left me.”
Magazine collector and PR Rossana Tich, Dazed

This is a great read from my good friend who runs the brilliant Instagram account @Magazine_fan

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IMAGE: Peter Lindbergh

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Sponsored post: Could the Huawei Mate 10 Pro phone replace your DSLR?



Huawei Mate 10 Pro

My food has never looked so good. Well not in a smartphone photo anyway…

The new-gen smartphones are really cameras and media capture devices first. Bloggers and influencers need a decent camera on their phone and hey, what’s better than a Leica lens? That’s the thinking behind the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, which launched last week. Featuring the Leica dual lens for better low light images and bokeh effects, and artificial intelligence (or ‘AI’ in tech speak), they act like the eyes and brain for your phone. (more…)