beauty

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…)



At the Glamour Beauty Festival, pamper power brings the promise of a better you



Glamour Beauty Festival - Estee Lalonde By Shaun James Fox

Girls with halo braids, silver glitter lips and elaborate winged eyeliner throng the stairwells of The Saatchi Gallery. Immaculate scarlet mouths match the distinctive red cloth goody bags that weigh down shoulders. Mums, 20-something daughters and a pre-teen future #girlboss or two queue patiently for yet another panel debate or free makeover. Welcome to day two of the Glamour Beauty Festival, where all who attend are here to self improve, whether in terms of physical wellbeing, inner serenity, career goals or just a bit of jolly pampering. (more…)