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Buy it now: British Beauty Blogger X Clinique for Latest In Beauty*

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Jane Cunningham at BritishBeautyBlogger is on fire at the moment! Every beauty box project she does seems to turn to gold and today sees the latest – a special collaboration with Clinique for Latest In Beauty.

You can get the full lowdown at British Beauty Blogger, but I’ve been sent a preview box, which only arrived yesterday while I was at Vogue Festival, so I’ve not had time to play. But the box is a real package of gifty heaven, beautifully presented, with pristine folded tissue and everything meticulously arranged inside on a bed of tissue stripes (I’m sure there must be a fancier term for that stuff). In Jane’s email to me, she said, “they are really high production – white glove handled at pick ‘n’ pack, so they really look pristine and those boxes with silver embossing cost a fortune.”

In the box are five of Jane’s favourite Clinique products in generous travel sizes, plus a full sized mascara and Chubby Stick (these are lovely for a not-too-intense finish). I’m looking forward to trying out the make-up remover because I’ve still not found The One in that category. And I love Clinique mascaras so the High Impact Mascara is going on my lashes first thing this morning.

The box costs £18.95 (including postage) for contents worth over £55 and there are some bonus vouchers inside that Jane can tell you all about. You also get a printed booklet in which Jane explains all her choices. No expenses spared here at all. So I would say head over to BBB quick sharp because these boxes are limited and you know what that means*…

*UPDATE: Uh-oh, I said, be quick! The box has already sold out in under ten hours. Well done Jane…!





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Fashion, design and photography things to see and do

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With Easter coming up (doesn’t it always creep up on you?!), now is the time to plan and book tickets for some must-see events. Apologies if some of the following suggestions are already oversubscribed, I honestly don’t know where the time is going…. Continue reading

Style Forever: Q&A with Alyson Walsh from That’s Not My Age

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This is a major week for a good friend of mine, Alyson Walsh who you may also know as the writer of That’s Not My Age. After blogging about age-inclusive fashion for almost seven years, today sees the publication of her first book, Style Forever (Hardie Grant, £12.99). Continue reading

Feature: How fashion influencers are disrupting the modelling industry

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Cara Delevinge snapping selfies on the Giles catwalk; Kendall Jenner announcing her Estee Lauder gig on Instagram; the entire Victoria’s Secret show strategically hashtagged on every social stream going – welcome to the world of modeling 2.0. Boom! Suddenly the era of Versace’s lip-syncing supermodels seems rather quaint.

But then I remind myself that it’s nearly 25 years later and the fashion industry itself has undergone its own metamorphosis. Continue reading

A Premiere Classe ticket to Paris

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Fashion shows may get all the Fashion Week media love but there’s a whole other side that people don’t see. They’re the less glamorous workhorses of the fashion calendar; the showrooms, re-sees and trade shows. While the menswear shows took all the Paris glory last month, I spent three days in a parallel universe with the team from Who’s Next and Premiere Classe, getting an insider’s look at the biannual trade show, with a few added leisure activities thrown in. Continue reading

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: TRADEMARK, LUCKY MAGAZINE, SAINT LAURENT

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

1. HELLO TRADEMARK


I’m keeping my eye on Trademark this year, a brand I only discovered a few weeks ago at their London press day. Shapes are simple, and a tiny bit preppie (well, there are sweatshirts) but it’s the overall presentation as ‘a brand’ that I like – focussed, clean and graphic. Continue reading

Ask Alison: Shopstyle and American Express collaborate for ‘Style Inspiration Hub’

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Here’s the latest ‘Ask Alison’ guest post from retail expert and DRG contributor, ALISON BISHOP, on the new editorial ‘hub’ from ShopStyle.

It seems like the whole *social-curation/discovery-commerce/influencer-marketing (*choose your term du jour) trend has been crystalised with a new collaboration between ShopStyle and American Express. After a soft launch in November, the Style Inspiration Hub will be live for six months and hosts a range of curated content from fashion and beauty bloggers, industry insiders and online retailers. Susie Bubble leads the charge, writing about her signature eclectic style.

Of course everything is instantly shoppable and there’s new ‘style influencers’ content every week. Continue reading

On Friends, Food, Family… (ok, mostly food)

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I can’t complain. London’s had one of the best and longest summers of recent years, with endless hazy sunshine stretching all through September. Utter bliss! But now it’s about cosying up and hunkering down and for many that means food, friends and family.

Just after London Fashion Week, I went to the launch of Sasha Wilkins’ (aka Liberty London Girl) clever new book, aptly called Friends, Food, Family. It’s full of Sasha’s legendary (if you follow her blog or tweets) comfort food recipes including triple-layer lemon cake, halloumi, avocado and chickpea salad, and fried gnocchi with mozzarella and tomatoes (yes, lots of veggie options). Continue reading

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: VALEXTRA, CHANEL, FACONNABLE, STORM

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


1) ALVARO GONZALEZ EXITS VALEXTRA

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Triennale bag from @valextra. Deceptively simple #valextra #alvaro

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What next for Valextra? It’s a shame Design Director Alvaro Gonzalez has left the building, I thought things were going so well. It’s still one of my favourite artisanal luxury brands though – any guesses who’s in next? Continue reading

London Fashion Week SS15 highlights: Day 1

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London Fashion Week kicked off with two buzzy new names. Faustine Steinmetz showed as part of New Gen with her first presentation, a clever exploration of couture and branding, set in the suitably arty ICA.

I’m so impressed by this young designer, whose obsession for hands-on labour and figuring things out results in mind boggling textile experiments. On display were denim-look jackets of polyester styled out like Shibori (“It’s not Shibori at all! I actually handpainted it, I just like that look,” Steinmetz told me), and a jeans-n-jacket combo made from unravelled layers of upcycled denim creating a tufty fringe effect. Continue reading