I feel rather disconnected from Fashion Month this season but this image caught my attention.
It’s last Thursday’s Christian Siriano SS21 show and the colours, plus olde worlde Slim Aaron’s-esque glamour (tempered with the now-normal sight of a Covid mask), place it firmly in the space of aspirational longing. Longing for parties, whimsy and unbridled joy instead of caution and pragmatism.
My overarching goal for following the SS21 shows is to understand what ‘fashion’ is going to look like for all of us for the next few years. (more…)
News just in, ‘Maskne’ (face mask acne) is a thing. It’s caused from the friction of masks rubbing against the skin, as well as oil, sweat and make-up co-mingling, and wearing a mask too many times without washing it. Remember people, masks are the new pants!* (more…)
I’ve spent the past few weeks researching beauty routines and rituals and found that while in lockdown, I’ve hardly worn much make up but kept up the skincare because it feels good to do.
That’s not new to me. Even though we’re not meant to be touching our faces, the tactile rituals of skincare – massaging in cleansing balms, hot flannelling off, applying oils and creams – are supremely comforting and the mere act of touch is said to boost dopamine levels.
The global consensus now seems to be that masks are a good idea to avoid passing on C-19 droplets should one be an asymptomatic spreader. But while the UK is still suffering a shortage of adequate PPA for its health workers and there’s no official word in favour of masks*, we’re kind of left to our own devices.
An interesting development has emerged from the fashion ranks. (more…)