Beauty

First look at Westman Atelier, the Gucci Westman beauty line



Gucci Westman by Lexie Moreland for WWD

If you’ve been wondering what Gucci Westman has been up to since leaving her Revlon artistic director post a few years ago, I have news. Her own-name beauty line, Westman Atelier is about to launch, a complexion-first no-make-up-make-up brand that’s been years in the making. (UPDATE: You can pre-order at Barneys here).

I have such a beauty crush on Gucci! Her minimalist 90s ‘real skin’ aesthetic has never really gone out of fashion for me, despite the craze for over-emphasised Instagram make-up. (more…)



LFW AW18 observations – part one



Preen Beauty Vogue Runway


Sykes London

I eased into LFW on Friday with a first stop at Boden’s Future British showcase at 180 The Strand. This is the LFW base, a couple of blocks along from its former home in Somerset House. At the Future British breakfast, I got talking to Jo Sykes who is back in action with her own line, Sykes, having spend years working for other brands (Nicole Farhi, Aquascutum). I’ve always loved her pattern cutting and fabrications. If you love a silk shirt, she is your woman. (more…)



What’s mine is yours



Bruce Weber Bellport Under Weston Eyes

In our very modern gender neutral society it seems silly to segregate men’s and womenswear. Yes our bodies have their differences but it seems there are more similarities. When it comes to casual wear – knitwear, tees, bombers, hoodies, Rick Owens-y tunics and the like, I think we can agree it’s fair to share. (more…)



Do you remember your first foundation?



How to choose the best foundation

Do you remember your first foundation? I seem to recall mine was an M&S one that was way too pale but I was going through my red lip Parisian wannabe phase, so I quite fancied the contrast of pale face and scarlet lip (it was the tail end of the 80s). Later I discovered Prescriptives Real Skin foundation, which I faithfully wore for about ten years, applied with a latex wedge (the Beauty Blender of its day). (more…)