beauty

Festive beauty for for minimalists



Chanel numeros rouges limited edition lipsticks
I struggle with festive style. I cannot abide a novelty ‘Christmas jumper’, anything too sequinny makes me think ‘Julien Macdonald for Debenhams’, and sparkly eyeshadow makes my eyelids look like they’re disintegrating.

Instead, I resort to my default option of silk shirt (my black Levi’s one with navy stars is as jazzy as I go) and tailored trousers with a cocktail ring or two and one of my Judith Leiber vintage minaudieres.

Chanel’s Numéros Rouges limited edition Christmas collection is rather jewel-like too, with newly red-encased lipsticks replacing the classic black packaging. (more…)



L’Officine Universelle Buly: the book



Buly 1803 - L'Officine Universelle Buly

What to buy the beauty-phile who has everything? Well there are a few always happily received items one can rely on. A Fornasetti candle, in its illustrated ceramic holder is a definite keeper, or maybe the trinket tray with the illustrated hand to hold her nail polishes and cotton pads. If she’s a lover of the double-Cs, then the Chanel Jasmine Facial Oil is a fabulous everyday treat. (I’ve been using mine daily and it’s still full to the top.) (more…)



Quote of the day: Tiffany Bartok on Kevyn Aucoin



Kevyn Aucoin Christy Turlington Burns

“Kevyn was the OG of social media before it even existed. His column in Allure was basically a collection of Instagram posts. I know if he were here now, he’d be voicing his political views right alongside his work and sharing selfies.”
Tiffany Bartok, director of Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story, Fashion Week Daily

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Fashion Week Daily
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