My WhatsApp has been abuzz with the news that Dries van Noten has sold a majority share of his company to Spanish luxury group, Puig.
Dries has famously said that he loves the size of his company, having independent control and isn’t interested in vast expansion. He is respected for not pandering to the fast cycle of fashion and arguably, the appeal of his clothes is that they’re designed with an individual point of view, they age with you and become part of your look. (more…)
I’m a sucker for Top Shelf-style beauty features. The Top Shelf interview is still the main reason I visit Into The Gloss; its format of first person narrative with real life-style flash photography launched an entire movement of beauty confessional storytelling. It’s made it completely acceptable to snoop in people’s bathrooms and makeup bags and arguably boosted the beauty industry with its resulting #fomo shopping splurges. (more…)
I don’t know what I love more – Dior’s fantastical Cruise 2019 Toile de Jouy coats or Jamie Stoker’s fantastic backstage pictures. He has become one of my favourite fashion week photographers, delicately capturing the proceedings on analogue film.
Gucci Westman’s capsule beauty line, Westman Atelier has (almost) landed and the FT has the lowdown on it (sub req). Make-up artist Westman says, “I believe there’s space in the market for a luxury beauty brand that speaks to wellness and integrity. We almost exclusively just use clean, plant-derived ingredients, but everything is also really . . . chic.”
By ‘almost exclusively’, she concedes that on occasion she has included a synthetic ingredient rather than compromising on a beautiful product or super-effective technology. (more…)