It’s no lie that some women -and men- are deterred from cycling for vanity reasons. Bike riding is great, for many reasons, but it’s not always compatible with my life as a ~glamorous~ fashion writer (lol, jk). Ever arrived at a press day or a meeting with a designer rocking a triple threat of waxen [...]
I never really get the fuss over Valentine’s Day, not least because I’m a miserable bastard, but it’s my birthday which means I neatly get to sidestep all the tacky gifts and overpriced flowers. It also means I can be the saviour of all my single/heartbroken/dead inside friends with a V-Day event that definitely isn’t [...]
Starting off with a blank canvas that is kind of yellowy, olive-y, I’ve never been tempted to go wild with colour on my face. Bright colours can often clash with an already colourful face, so I’ve always played it safe. These Lisa Perry looks from NYFW come courtesy of Revlon supremo Gucci Westman; they landed [...]
This is the toughest bit of winter, right here. You’ve partied and eaten through Christmas, perhaps abstained through January and now it’s just gritted teeth until Spring decides to make an appearance.
Around this time my skin is just the pits, dry, dull and totally uninspiring and you know I’m all about the hydrashe. Vichy’s Idéalia [...]
Painting my nails is one of the work rewards I give myself, kind of like a dog I operate on a strict system of treats and rewards for work done. I’ll paint one coat of varnish for writing 200wds/reeling off some emails or doing some annoying task like sending out invoices. It’s a pathetically necessary [...]
Somewhere floating around You Tube is a really old video of me and La Rue impersonating a camel, it was in relation to a camel-coloured pair of shoes, but camels also excel at eyelashes. I’m a bit too much of a hippy to put glue on my eyelids and get extensions and too lazy to [...]
French brand Etat Pur bring out the beauty maximalist in me with their range of targeted Pure Actives for specific skin issues. Pick one or two of your beauty bugbears and I guarantee they will have a serum for it.
I’ve been using a few of their products for a while and I’m a big fan [...]
Phoebe Davies, a friend and artist based down the road from me has been working with young women from a pupil referral unit in Lewisham. They came up with the awesome idea for feminist nailwraps while researching the girls attitudes to feminism and representations of women.
The result is a series of kick-ass nail wraps featuring [...]
My name is Isabelle and I’m a tanhound. It’s horrifically unfashionable but I love the sense of achievement from peeling back a strap to reveal a piece of white flesh. Ever since I was a child, when summer holidays would stretch for weeks, it just doesn’t feel like summer unless I have a two-tone body.
The latest perfume in the Penhaligon’s stable is Peoneve, a very girly sounding mix of rose and peony which on paper wouldn’t necessarily push my perfume buttons. I love peony flowers and I love the smell of roses but as a perfume it can sometimes be a bit cloying and reminiscent bathroom products.
Air freshener this [...]