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Perfect pairing: matte meets shine at Chanel beauty SS19



Chanel beauty SS19 Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick

What do we think is going to be the overriding beauty aesthetic when we look back over the 2010s? Will it be the contoured-to-the-hilt perfection of the Huda Beauty woman, or the ‘natural’ no make-up vibe of Glossier? They’ve risen in parallel but I feel the hyper-filtered, beauty shtick has reached its nadir making it the decade-defining look that we’ll remember. Which leaves the more sympathetic ‘real skin’ aesthetic to continue into the 2020s.

Certainly it’s nice to see the beauty look from Chanel SS19 putting some emphasis on shine and luminosity than the unforgiving uber-mattes that were everywhere last year. In particular, Chanel is pushing its Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick (£33), an all purpose ‘wet glow’ solid balm in a clear (‘Transparent’) or an oyster (‘Sculpting’) shade to dew-ify eyelids, lips, cheekbones and brow bones. I’m definitely up for some ‘wet glow’ lid shine. (more…)



Buy it now: Drop Out Sports



Drop Out Sports Garbstore

There’s been a lot of chat lately about the return of preppy style, some of it right here on this very site. I thought it was interesting to see that Kent & Curwen showed a few women’s outfits on their AW19 runway last month, I’d like to request some size XS rugbys please!

On which note, menswear retailer Garbstore has just launched a new in-house line of rugby-inspired tops. Called Drop Out Sports, I love that these are all knitted and crafted in England from organic, heavyweight 380-gram cotton jersey for that authentic utilitarian vibe. (more…)



Positive fashion: For Days and the circularity of everything



For Days circularity business model

‘Circularity’ is a word that has been doing the rounds (lol – no pun intended) for a while and we’re going to be hearing it a lot more. Example: For Days, the subscription based, ‘closed-loop’ T-shirt company that lets you return its worn-out tees in exchange for a new one, then upcycles the spent fabric into new yarn.

For Days recently received $2.7 million in funding and is starting to licence its business model to other start-ups. (more…)