Tag Archives: beauty

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CHANEL’S COCO CRUSH, BYREDO, REVLON, ESTEE LAUDER, AGNES B

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

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

1) COULD CHANEL’S COCO CRUSH E-COMMERCE LAUNCH BE A GAME CHANGER FOR FINE JEWELLERY?

There’s more to last week’s news on Chanel planning to launch e-commerce. The big story this week is of a Net-a-Porter X Chanel digital pop-up that opens on Wednesday selling the new capsule fine jewellery line, Coco Crush. The simple shapes featuring Chanel’s signature quilting pattern in 18 carat gold will start at €1,970 for rings, going up to €19,000 for a cuff. What’s interesting (and clever) is that this lets Chanel dip a toe in the e-commerce waters with the help of the very best in the biz. Naturally, the Net-a-Porter social machine has kicked into gear with an Instagram #CrushonCOCO campaign already fuelling the hype. But another consideration is how this might change the fine jewellery retail landscape. Some think that fine jewellery is something you just don’t buy online, but others say it’s a growth area. We can but watch and wait…


2) BYREDO X OLIVER PEOPLES

I love a synergistic collab and here’s an unexpected one that works really well. Byredo and Oliver Peoples have teamed up to create fragrance and sunglasses inspired by the sights and sounds of Los Angeles. The story goes that a conversation about synesthesia (the condition in which people can smell sounds and colours) led to the idea to create a line of scents and frames which capture the sensations of the city. The result will be stocked at Barneys, Oliver Peoples and Byredo stores (heads up: Byredo NYC opens today!) followed by selected retailers in May.


3) GUCCI WESTMAN IS LEAVING REVLON

The big buzz of the beauty bloggersphere is that Gucci Westman is leaving Revlon after seven years. Who will take over as artistic director and where will she go next?


4) ESTEE LAUDER LAUNCHES THE ESTEE EDIT IN THE UK

Estee Lauder’s editorial site has landed in the UK. The Estee Edit is part of the new Esteelauder.co.uk which promises a personalized, omnichannel user experience. Content-wise, The Estee Edit isn’t necessarily ground breaking (it’s taking the Into The Gloss-style route of profiling lifestyle influencers), but where I think it excels is in taking the how-to element from vlogs and translating that into stylish, aspirational and shoppable content. The videos are also beautifully produced and very watchable.

5) AGNES B X ARMOR LUX


It’s Breton top season so here’s a timely collab to get involved with. Armor Lux and Deauville have invited agnès b to be their guest designer for the 2015 summer collection. The capsule collection includes multi-coloured Breton tees and plain jersey polos, made specially for agnès b in the Armor Lux factories in Brittany. The collection will be sold in Armor Lux points of sale, as well as in a selection of agnès b stores.

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CHRISTOPHER KANE X NARS, CHANEL E-COMMERCE, MONTBLANC, HILLIER BARTLEY

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

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

1. GET READY FOR CHRISTOPHER KANE BEAUTY

First look at Christopher Kane for NARS and it’s suitably punchy. Big on neon-y pinks, the ten-piece ‘NEONEUTRAL’ collection is aimed at the fearless fashion-forward girl although there are some wearable nudes and corals in the mix. It lands on counter 15th April. Continue reading

Lip balm: matte or gloss?

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

I’ve become quite the lip balm connoisseur in the last year, progressing from Burt’s Bees and Blistex (effective and affordable) to the upper echelons of lip moisturisation, courtesy of Chanel Hydra Beauty Nutrition and Creme De La Mer The Lip Balm. In all honesty, the cheap stuff is great and definitely does the job. But I can’t resist the lure of something as utilitarian as lip balm taken to the heights of poshness. Continue reading

Nail news: Givenchy’s matte nails and Dior’s cult nail creme

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl


I can’t pretend I’m not thrilled that beauty is going through a natural phase for Spring. I much prefer peachy cheeks and a balmy lip to labour-intensive make-up theatrics. That said, it’s not all nude lips and smoky eyes, Givenchy’s spring palette is unapologetically candy-coloured with some fun tricks up its sleeves. Continue reading

Chanel Rouge Coco – new and improved

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

Let’s be honest, it’s always an event when Chanel launches a new makeup product. They’re just consistently on point with their textures, colours and packaging. Continue reading

Top 5 styling moments from Dior AW15

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

The verdict on Dior AW15 is that these highly commercial RTW pieces wll fly off the rails. I’m quite taken with the accessories and beauty direction too. Here are my favourite styling elements…

1.WALKING-ON-AIR BOOTS
These ankle gripping boots with Lucite heels were unmissable, giving the illusion of walking on air. Continue reading

Feeling at home at the revamped Hermes New Bond Street store

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

Making your retail store feel like a home – a relaxing, inviting and luxurious one – is quite the thing right now and Hermès has of course nailed it. Enter exhibit A: its newly re-zhuzhed London flagship in the old Time & Life building in New Bond Street. This year marks its 40th anniversary in this location and it’s celebrated by doubling the size, enhancing the tactile factor and giving us a whole lot more product. Continue reading

Buy it now: Les Intemporels de Chanel

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

Is there anyone better at translating its brand ‘codes’ into make-up? I think not. Chanel has done it again with its new limited edition Les Intemporels de Chanel palette and nail polish, which pay homage to the classic 2.55 bag.

The five eyeshadows in the L’Intemporel De Chanel palette (£47) are embossed with the unmistakable chain motif, while the dramatic colours are an interesting choice – unapologetically intense shades of green and purple, the blackest of blacks, plus silver white and soft gold to highlight. They almost look like little jewels in a jewellery box… Continue reading

On trial: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

The new foundation formulas just keep on coming. I’ve had quite a lot of successes recently; I’m currently flipping between Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid foundation and Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin foundation. But NARS has popped up with its new All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (£32), promising a full coverage, oil-free formula with 16-hour wear all in one drop.

It’s an interesting foundation. Continue reading

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: THE ROW, APPLE X PINTEREST, STOWAWAY, MIH JEANS

Posted on by Disneyrollergirl

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

1. THE ROW’S UPTOWN MOVE


Coming not-quite soon: The Row has earmarked a store for New York. OK, it’s not due til the end of the year, but I’m sure the Upper East Side townhouse store will be worth waiting for… Continue reading