On Pat McGrath Gold 001 and bold beauty

pat mcgrath makeup line

Much as I love my safe no make-up make-up, I can’t help feeling we’re about to transition into a more experimental and expressive time for beauty. As with fashion, I feel like we’ve overdone the classic minimalism and now we want some exciting colour and decoration to go with our proverbial white shirts and black cigarette pants. (more…)


Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

Dior beauty ss16
What a shocker to hear of Raf’s impending departure from Dior! The general consensus is that he has done the right thing in jumping off the treadmill, so the question is what will he do as a free agent if he doesn’t go to another brand? There’s another question for me. (more…)

Where did it all go so Comme?

Comme Des Garcons

Sometimes it feels like there are only a handful of designers who ever existed and everything is a nod to one or other of them. Comme Des Garcons, Prada, Margiela, Alaia, Galliano. Step, repeat. At the moment it’s all very Comme; (more…)

How high street brands are disrupting the beauty industry

Topshop makeup and H&m Beauty - affordable and high quality make up on the high street

High street beauty has officially gone premium. Topshop’s beauty is five years old and thriving, J Crew’s lipsticks are a cult buy and H&M is going large on its beauty offer with a litany of launches happening in the next few months.

While Topshop kicked things off five years ago, launching its in-house make-up line on the LFW catwalk, the game changer was arguably & Other Stories in 2013, which paired a luxury Scandi aesthetic with an inviting experiential retail model. In fact, & Other Stories was intended as a beauty concept but was so appealing, it was extended to fashion. (more…)