Beauty

Jo Malone Christmas 2018 gift guide



Jo Malone Christmas 2018

There was a Very Important Player missing from the round of Christmas press days this summer. The Jo Malone Christmas gift offer was noticeable by its absence, so I was very happy to finally see it at the press day earlier this week.

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Christmas gift items are something of a cult. The advent calendars famously have customers who place their names on the waiting list a year in advance. And the beauty cracker is the stuff of legend, one of the first on the market in what has now become a huge industry of mini-sized items disguised as crackers and tree ornaments. This year’s advent calendar (£300, below, crammed with colognes and candles) will be available exclusively at Harrods on 1st October and then rolled out nationwide on 1st November. (more…)



Is it too soon for beauty advent calendars?



Castelbajac X L'OCCITANE Classic Advent Calendar

This time every year we have this dilemma about whether it’s too early to discuss Christmas. But, hey, we need something to look forward to, right? The press got a first look at all the gifty launches a month or so ago (in a month-long junket known as ‘Christmas In July’) and so we’ve seen all there is to see of advent calendars, gift selection sets and the like already.

Beauty advent calendars still seems to have plenty of mileage in them (read my post on the business of advent calendars and beauty subscription boxes here) and brands and retailers are having to up their game in order to stand out. (more…)



First look at L’Oreal Paris X Isabel Marant beauty



L'Oreal Isabel Marant beauty collection

The L’Oreal X Isabel Marant beauty collaboration is about to launch and a few images have landed already has just launched! It’s a capsule day-to-night collection of essentials – think effortless #Frenchgirlstyle a la Isabel Marant herself. (Personally, I love her vibe, her grey hair and her rustic holiday home.) As Marant says, “for me, Parisian cool is not about social media perfection, it is a natural elegance. (more…)



Beauty how-to: Summer Haze



Disneyrollergirl Petit Dejeuner shoot - photo by Emma Miranda Moore, styling by Navaz Batliwalla


If you loved the hazy painterly mood of our latest #drgpetitdejeuner shoot, hair and make-up artist Niki Black is here with a handy how-to beauty breakdown. We shot on a balmy August weekend, portraying that particularly delicious post-summer mood just before everything cools down into autumn. We wanted a look that complemented the romance of a summer garden, while having an element of casual realness that was easy to achieve.
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