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High street beauty: Urban Outfitters Gourmand



Urban Outfitters Macaron Rose perfume
I can’t say I’ve looked into Urban Outfitters own brand beauty but I’m pleasantly surprised by its fragrance offer. The Gourmand line is just perfect. The scents are lovely – girlish and gourmand but not overly sweet and with no synthetic dry down. I have three, of which Macaron Rosé is my most worn, followed by Pistachio Brulée and Citron Glacé. They’re great everyday fragrances that you can wear with anything and they also work for evening.

The Urban Outfitters Gourmand branding is very clever, tapping into the current vogue for clean elegance with angular bottles and minimalist typography. They’re very Instagrammable and not surprisingly, they’re proving popular with younger customers who admit to buying them based on aesthetics (hey, we’ve all done it). They’re also super-affordable at £15 for eau de parfum.

The ancillary products are equally appealing although I can’t seem to see them on the UK site. I’ve clicked around the U.S site and love the look of the lip balm and hand cream. As with & Other Stories, the high street brands have become extremely adept at emulating the look and feel of high-end beauty products. I’m thinking… Zara next?

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Urban Outfitters
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B is for bralette



bralette trend

I read recently that sales of soft triangular bras are way up while push-up, Wonderbra styles are so passe. This is my bra of choice, so that’s good news to me. (more…)



New in: Aw15 accessory edit



marni aw15 accessory edit

It’s that time of year when your eyes crave fashion newness but you don’t necessarily want to go down the full AW15 coat route (even though received wisdom says you should get your coat shopping done in July). The solution? A cheeky little accessory edit. I’m feeling & Other Stories’ chestnutty leather bag and these massive Clergerie clompy sandals paired with Marni’s plaid socks. Yes, I would probably break my neck in the Clergeries (and these Rachel Comey stompers – although kudos to Comey for adding the alpaca sole to help with sock grip) but just humour me for now. I also love the tactile curves of Marni’s ball jewellery along with & Other Stories’ stack of copper rings. I like the combination of something simple with something loud.

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WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
MAIN IMAGE: Marni aw15 via Style.com



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: AND OTHER STORIES, HARDY AMIES, MAISON ASSOULINE LONDON



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

1. AND OTHER STORIES LAUNCHES FRAGRANCE

Moroccan Tea Eau de Toilette from & Other Srories

& Other Stories just gets everything right. It launched its first US store in New York last month to rave reviews and last week entered the fragrance market. There are four eau de toilettes (£26): Moroccan Tea, Punk Bouquet, Fig Fiction and Botanic Whisper. The packaging has a whiff of Maison Martin Margiela about it, with the apothecary bottles and utilitarian white labels. (more…)