What Something Purty Wore This (Christmas) Weekend…

Despite my best intentions Christmas itself came and went without a post – bar a pair of socks, bottle of absinthe and some scented candles over a week ago. So I’m hoping you won’t mind if I prise the stable door back open long after the Baby Jesus has bolted and slip in a few … Continue reading

What Something Purty Wore Last Weekend…

So, this was meant for Monday but right now I’m having a bit too much fun to blog. Yesterday? Picking expensive shiitake mushrooms out of a cobweb. Today? Inflating helium balloons at Oval for these kind people, alongside a Jack Russell in a high vis vest. But I’m not so utterly fun-packed that I can’t … Continue reading

Doing The Right Thing…

Anyone that knows me really, really well (like, my family, ex-boyfriends and maybe an old assistant or two) will tell you there’s not a good bone in my body. Sentimental, mawkish and feeble-minded maybe, but good? Not a hope. Which is why I’m not telling you about All For Eve Age Delay Facial Oil by … Continue reading

Friday Post: A Way With Christmas Candles

Living with a joy refusenik means Christmas has yet to make an appearance round my way. We have a wreath on the door and an open box of Cadbury’s Heroes but as yet no tree, fairy lights or Ocado order. There may be pastry-based snacks, but absolutely no carols or family members at any stage. … Continue reading

Perfumed Pop Ups & Scented Stocking Fillers…

If you’re anywhere near London’s Ladbroke Grove this evening (or any point up until Sunday) it’s worth getting to Tom Dixon’s festive pop-up The Dock Christmas Market if only for perfumer Francis Kurkdjian’s scented bubble installation (quite what this will look like I’m not entirely sure but I once saw Kurkdjian present a film of … Continue reading

A Bum Deal…

This week, I will be mostly standing up. Partly because it hurts too much to sit down but mainly because I was given the pert little backside of a teenager on Monday and I’d rather everyone took a good look while it lasts. I am bruised and battered but my jeans are dangling gratifyingly from … Continue reading

What Something Purty Wore This Weekend

I went to a party this weekend. And an after-party, and an after-after-party. All told, that’s around 48 hours of bad behaviour yet somehow I looked fresher when I fell through the front door on Sunday night than when I’d skipped out of it on Friday afternoon. Here’s how… Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask … Continue reading

A Post Loosely Related To Perfume…

If I tell you that the world of mixology has its very own Luca Turin or Roja Dove and you know enough about fragrance to know what I’m talking about, you must go to Islington drinking den 69 Colebrooke Row this very minute. And when you’ve found this magical backstreet speakeasy and have started to … Continue reading

Which Beauty Tribe Are You?

What with this being a real-time blog and all, I’m not quite ready to crack open the spring trends just yet. But until that heady day, here’s something rather lovely I heard this afternoon from MAC’s Director Of Make-Up Artistry Terry Barber, who apparently spent the last run of shows observing the fashion tribes at … Continue reading

Have Yourself A Mini Little Christmas

Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection, £27 Tocca Eau De Parfum Coffret, £40 Paul & Joe Sheet Music Shadows & Luxury Lip Rouge from the Eye & Lip Colour Set, £30