Beauty

Try it now: the ingénue eye



Frankie beauty by Christabel Draffin

If you loved the gamine beauty look from our recent Petit Dejeuner shoot, make-up artist Christabel Draffin is on hand to break it down…

Christabel says… For our recent ‘On Balance’ shoot, we had a young Francoise Hardy ingénue in mind, which is all about the eyeliner.

Our model Frankie had perfect skin, so I just prepped it with a nice Chanel moisturiser and Vitalumiere foundation only where needed. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Céline, Pallas, Commodity, Balenciaga, Troy London



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

1. CÉLINE SELLS ONLINE AT 24 SÈVRES
Céline Big Bag available at 24 Sèvres

This week saw LVMH-owned Céline arrive at 24 Sèvres, the only multi-brand e-com store to sell Céline. 24 Sèvres (also owned by LVMH) will sell everything from RTW, to eyewear, and bags, shipping to over 80 countries. (more…)



Mother’s pride – my gift guide



Tal Angel silk scarves

It’s all about the women this week, with International Women’s Day tomorrow and Mother’s Day this Sunday. Despite my inner cynic, I still love Mother’s Day – it’s a good excuse to properly spoil our mums and there’s no shortage of great gift options around at the moment.

Beauty brands tend to highlight the twee-est stuff for Mother’s Day, but all the mums I know are super-cool and don’t want floral soaps and Cath Kidston wash bags. They like Liberty and Space NK or small batch organic oils. They love trying new fragrances (Amanda Carr’s We Wear Perfume site is great for discovery) and are just as swayed by chic packaging as the rest of us. (more…)



I can’t get through winter without (part 2)… Chanel Neapolis New City SS18



Chanel Neapolis New City SS18

Chanel’s cheery spring beauty collections always arrive just when you’re reaching winter breaking point. The Chanel Neapolis New City SS18 collection arrived in January, but it’s taken me a while to take the pics because… the darkness, people!

Anyway, I’m really enjoying the scenic sojourns that Chanel’s creative director of beauty, Lucia Pica takes us on. Her latest is a trip to her hometown of Naples, taking in sunsets, local greenery and ancient frescoes to inspire the colour palette and textures of the make-up.

First impressions: the Les 9 Ombres eye palette in Affresco (below, limited edition) is a real highlight (more…)