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Chanel beauty in the red



 Chanel Creation La Palette Caractere lip palette

Red is a key colour for Chanel global creative make-up and colour designer, Lucia Pica. It was the focus of her first makeup collection for them; she considers it the colour of life and it’s also the colour of the delicious new limited edition Chanel no 5 bottle (which makes the classic scent seem suddenly seductive and animalic).

The Chanel Christmas makeup collection is also big on full-bodied reds. The standout is a car paint-esque crimson nail polish called ‘Flamboyance’, perfect on short nails to elevate a tuxedo-pant-and-silk-shirt look. (I’m thinking Isabelle Huppert at a Christmas eve supper). (more…)



How I dress for cold weather



How to dress for cold weather

In the UK, it feels like we’ve skipped autumn and gone straight into winter. Right up until a couple of weeks ago it was fairly mild and super-sunny. Then last week, it switched abruptly and we’re full pelt into the thick of coat, four-ply knits and hot water bottle weather.

I tend to dress for cold weather from the feet up. (more…)



Skater prep (for grown ups)



NOAH AW18 Lookbook

This shot from the Noah AW18 look book grabbed my attention last week. I thought I was over preppy anything, but right now I really want an oversized rugby, some too-short chinos (or cords) and have I mentioned my Pillow Heat deadstock Vans fixation?

Breaking it down, I don’t really want classic country club prep, I think I want skater prep – but the clean and ironed version. (more…)