Katharine Hepburn

Quote of the day: MUA Matthew James on ‘the big dissolve’

Katharine Hepburn

“Of course it gets addictive. You feel like anything wrong with your face can be corrected. And then all you see are imperfections, and you’re like, well, I’ll just get it done — it’s the pursuit of ultraperfection.”
Matthew James, make-up artist, The Cut

My fear of needles and knives has – thankfully – meant I have an inbuilt aversion to anything resembling cosmetic surgery. For others, it’s become normalised. But perhaps now we’re seeing a more considered approach, if not a reversal…? The Cut unpicks the trend for dissolving migrating fillers and the counter-trend for – gag – buccal fat removal to achieve a Katharine Hepburn-esque* defined jawline. Non-paywall link here.

*Disclaimer: not suggesting for a moment that Katharine Hepburn had any kind of tweakments

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Katharine Hepburn
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Take your time: the bespoke shirt

Turnbull and Asser bespoke shirt for women

The French may have Charvet, but we have Turnbull & Asser. In matters of sartorial excellence, a bespoke shirt has to be one of life’s great not-so-little luxuries. So in the name of research, I took up the offer of trying out the service.

Shirts factor big in my book, The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman and they’re also enjoying a major fashion spotlight moment, especially those of gargantuan, deconstructed proportions. And yet here’s a fascinating fact: only about 1% of Turnbull & Asser bespoke shirts are made for women. (more…)