Victoria Beckham

London Fashion Week AW19 – in brief(ish)



JW Anderson London Fashion Week AW19

This felt like an extremely polished London Fashion Week. Roksanda, JW Anderson, Victoria Beckham and particularly Mary Katrantzou showed mature, slick collections that nailed their individual DNAs. And while you expect the newbies to be a bit scrappier in their presentation, they too were impressively coherent.

I was blown away by Matty Bovan, who, assisted by Katie Grand’s crack styling team and a helping hand from Coach, delivered a super-sophisticated spectacle reminiscent of Westwood or Galliano. His USP is a very British artsy-craftsy take on knitwear that was bricolaged with crochet, ruffles and Liberty-print florals (more…)



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…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CRISTASEYA, KEJI DENIM, ROBERT CLERGERIE, OAD NEW YORK, VICTORIA BECKHAM



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. CHRISTMAS AT CRISTASEYA
Cristaseya
If you’re in Paris today, you’re in luck. It’s the last day of the stupendous CristaSeya’s ‘Chritmas Corner’ at 7 rue Ambroise Thomas 75009 (by appointment contact@cristaseya.co)… (more…)



Buy it now: Victoria Beckham X Estée Lauder beauty



Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder

I won’t lie, I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder. The limited edition beauty collection (which lands in stores today) has had loads of press and the ad campaigns have appeared in magazines already. Not to mention VB’s appearance on the cover of Vogue in which her make-up is incredible. (more…)