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Acqua di Parma’s new Roman townhouse



New Acqua di Parma Boutique Rome

Something to celebrate – the shops are opening in Rome!

And what could be more Italian or uplifting than Acqua Di Parma, who has opened a new yellow and cane wood townhouse boutique at Piazza di Spagna 27?

To celebrate, Acqua di Parma has also released a special edition of its signature Colonia fragrance (my all time favourite cologne) as Colonia Edizione Speciale Roma in a hand painted bottle, limited to 300 bottles and available exclusively in the new boutique (below).

Acqua di Parma Colonia Edizione Speciale Roma

I suspect we’re going to see a lot more of these in-store only special ‘drops’ as luxury retailers try to entice their customers back in. As the UK aims to re-open non-essential stores in mid-June, it will be interesting to see how keen people really are to get their hands on exclusive product. I imagine the role of the personal shopping suite will come into its own in the immediate New Normal era…

Closer to home, Acqua di Parma has launched two new home fragrances ‘inspired by Italian living’, Aperitivo in Terrazza and Profumi dell’Orto. These are both available in a 200g glass candle (£54) and a 180ml diffuser (£62) from John Lewis. Father’s Day, anyone…?

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Aperitivo in Terrazza diffuser*

Profumi dell’Orto diffuser*

Aperitivo in Terrazza candle*

Profumi dell’Orto candle*

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Positive beauty: Typology skincare



Typology skincare

I love the sound (and look) of the new-to-the-UK ingredient-lite skincare brand, Typology. Anyone tried it?

Founded by the guy behind Made.com furniture, it specialises in simplifying skincare products by using as few ingredients as possible. Here’s his explainer on the merits of the minimalist approach from The Telegraph (paywall). “The more ingredients you add, the more unstable the formulation becomes, so then you have to add anti-fungal and anti-bacterial stuff…and because it starts to look unappealing, you add colouring. And you keep upping the claims, and the list of ingredients gets longer. Some of it may be harmless, bur frankly haven’t been researched, and some may have a negative impact on our bodies. For sure a lot don’t seem to be there for any good reason.”

Typology skincare prickly pear oil

I’m a facial oil fiend, so the face and body oils are speaking to me, but there are a number of problem solving serums around the £10-£30 mark that look like they’re worth a try if you have skincare issues. Being direct to consumer cuts down overheads and is just as well in the current circs (they offer contactless delivery).

Buy Typology skincare here.

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IMAGES: Typology skincare
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Are we ready for a new fashion system?



Emmanuelle Alt street style at fashion week

It’s really quite remarkable that the British Fashion Council and the Council of Fashion Designers of America have joined forces to outline a new future fashion system.

The key is a slower system, that’s fairer for designers (less relentless churn and burnout) and press (fewer fashion weeks to attend), as well as better for the environment (an overall reset on consumerism). The ‘reset’ suggests going back to only two collections a year (more…)



DIY beauty: How to get perfect feet at home



Margaret Dabbs pedicure set

Teeth, knees and feet. My friend Fiona told me these are the things that go wonky as you get older. My teeth and knees are pretty good and while they’re structurally OK, my feet could definitely do with a bit of a spruce. Nothing drastic, just a kind of ‘scale and polish’ for the pieds!

This is something I’ve been lucky to experience at Margaret Dabbs clinics in the past, widely considered to be the best pedi experience in the UK. But if you can’t get to the clinic, let Ms Dabbs come to you. (more…)