beauty

Gentlewoman style: Charlotte Gainsbourg X NARS



NARS X CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG collaboration

File this under collabs I never expected to see. NARS has collaborated with French beauty minimalist Charlotte Gainsbourg on a make-up collection. It’s suitably classic, with smoky eye shadows, berry-hued cheek tints, a Hydrating Glow Tint and a kohl liner in moody shades of grey, moss green and navy. I won’t lie, it sounds beautiful in a discreet, not-very-NARS kind of way. (more…)



Meet The Modist



The Modist ecommerce site
Last week, the New York Times alerted me to the new e-tail site The Modist (‘luxury modest style for extraordinary women’ is its tag line). Although I’m not a religiously modest dresser, I do like a covered-up leg and oversized silhouette, not to mention lots of layers. (more…)



In pursuit of imperfect beauty



Bon Imperfect Beauty

My distaste of Instagram brows and ‘flawless’, matte-finish foundation can be traced to my early-90s initiation into beauty rituals. Although it was the decade of Kevyn Aucoin and his haute supermodels, it also saw the parallel (and arguably more influential) rise of Bridget Hall’s outdoorsy glow and Annie Morton’s morning-after-the-night before undereye shadow. (more…)



On my radar: the spring beauty and grooming edit



Kjaer Weis The Beautiful Oil

Spring is my favourite time for beauty discoveries, I like all the complexion-enlivening unguents that come along and the coral-to-tan colour palettes. There are some big launches coming up later (Glossier is finally coming to the UK!) but here’s what’s on my radar at the moment…


1/ JASMINE ON MY MIND
Fragrance and skincare-wise, everything seems to be infused with jasmine right now. (more…)