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All I want for Christmas is… Selfridges’ beauty advent calendar



Selfridges L'Oreal advent calendar

Each window houses Selfridges’ most popular beauty products in a dinky miniature size, including Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, Lancôme Teint Miracle and Mini Juicy Tube, YSL Belle D’Opium, Kiehls Creme de Corps and Emporio Armani Diamonds. These sold out in double quick time last year so I really hope Selfridges has upped its order this year.

Selfridges advent calendar, £70, on sale in October



AW11 press day highlights part 7



Weeks have passed since press days began (they’re just finishing now…) but I’m still resizing and uploading photos. Here’s a few of my faves…

Demo of the new Chanel Confidential site with Lisa Eldridge

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How to get the perfect Louboutin red manicure



Do you know the story of how the soles of Christian Louboutin’s shoes came to be red? Legend has it that he painted them with red nail polish “as the shoes lacked energy”. Nail pro Sophy Robson returned the compliment at the Ungaro AW11 show where she created scarlet lacquered talons. And how did she get the right shade? (more…)



Vidal Sassoon: The Movie



Last week I was invited to a press preview of VIDAL SASSOON: THE MOVIEand what a cinematic treat it was. Sassoon himself tells the poignant story of his journey from a London orphanage to celebrity superstardom in LA with the help of an anecdote or two from the likes of Grace Coddington, Mary Quant, Christiaan and Guido Palau. My favourite quote came from Mary Quant: “You cut hair how we cut cloth, you cut it on the cross.”The film itself is beautifully shot (by director Craig Teper) and designed (by Steve Hiett) and the archive footage is priceless – watch out for some of the 1970s ads and the scene where Sassoon cuts Mia Farrow’s hair live on the set of Rosemary’s Baby. It’s also very human and Sassoon’s charm and passion come across in spades as does his personal style (I noticed he has a bit of a scarf thing going on). VIDAL SASSOON: THE MOVIE will be released in the UK mid-May but you can see the trailer below. Catch it if you can…