Category Archives: STOP PRESS!

Gisele Bundchen

Stop Press! Paris Vogue now available as a free App

Not content with being one of the most gorgeous fashion magazines in the world (in fact, it’s probably my favourite fashion magazine at the moment), AND now being available in English (a boon for those whose French stops at “croissant” and “parfum”), Paris Vogue now has a new app for iPhone. And for those with tablets, hold onto your hats as the magazine will be available as a monthly download from September.

Download the free iPhone app

And in the meantime, here is Giselle Bundchen’s lovely – well, bundchens – on the cover of the new Paris Vogue, shot by Inez and Vinoodh.

Kay Montano

Stop Press! Kay Montano’s New Blog is Live

Today I am super, super excited as Kay Montano’s new makeup blog is live! Filled with gorgeous How To videos, interviews with cream of the crop experts as well as A-list celebs, breakdowns of her superstar clientele and proper Tips and Tricks (not the usual run of the mill ones we’ve all seen a zillion times before), plus a peek into her gorgeous archive. Oh and did I mention pics of real beauty icons (like Catherine Denevue?) This is a proper glimpse into a top makeup artist’s brain, one who has been there, done that and got the t-shirt to prove it. And yes, she does talk about what products she REALLY uses – and I know it’s all true as I know what’s in her kit!

Get on board the world’s newest and best beauty blog!


Stop Press: Kelly Cutrone Book Signing at Illamasqua Flagship Store

Kelly Cutrone IllamasquaKelly Cutrone, star of MTV’s The Hills and The City, and now with her own show, Kell on Earth, will be signing copies of her memoir at the Illamasqua flagship store at 20 Beak St, London, W1, on Monday the 18th October between 5 and 6.30 pm.

Kelly’s pull-no-punches New York bestselling memoir, “If You Have to Cry, Go Outside (And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You)” combines personal and professional anecdotes that share her stories for success whilst remaining true to yourself. All profits from the book sales at the signing will go to the S.O.P.H.I.E charity, to benefit the Sophie Lancaster foundation.

Kelly will also be working on some exciting upcoming projects in the US with Illamasqua and their US retail partner Sephora. Watch this space!

Stop Press: Chanel Smoky Eyes!

Peter Phillips shows us how it’s done at Chanel – backstage footage of him creating the incredible deep green/black smoky eye at Paris Fashion Week last week. J’adore!

Stop Press! Sophy Robson @ Paris Fashion Week

The nailista style sista London manicurist Sophy Robson was creating the cult nail trends backstage at Paris Fashion Week, and now the nails are done you can check out her awesome blog
As always I am absolutely blown away by her incredible attention to detail and her way she manages to encapsulate a designer’s vision on the smallest of surfaces – a nail! Here’s what the glossy syrup-y nail she created for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. Sophy Robson Nails for Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton show
Sophy Robson Nails for Chanel - Paris Fashion Week Also she watched the Chanel show and had this exclusive peek at the new Chanel nail colour, apparently called Black Pearl. Mmmm, new Chanel nail colours….
PS -Thanks all for bearing with me whilst I had a much-needed holiday this week. I’m now back (with a slight tan, thank you very much!) and ready to get right back into the wonderful world of makeup.

Stop Press! Discount YSL Touche Eclat!

Yves-Saint-Laurent Touche EclatYes, you heard that right – YSL’s miracle concealer wand is now cheaper – but only in Australia. It is now down in price from AUSD $78 to $55, in order to bring it into line with European and US prices for Touche Eclat.

That is exciting news not just for Touche Eclat afficianados but also for luxury cosmetics in Australia, as I hope it heralds a shift where we don’t pay quite such exorbitant amounts for makeup in Australia. I nearly passed out the first time I bought makeup back in Sydney – $78 for a blush (which is about £47). Much more expensive than the UK. This doesn’t stop Australian women from being some of the biggest cosmetics consumers on the planet, so I think it’s wonderful that YSL in Australia have recognised this discrepancy in pricing and moved to rectify it. Nasty dark eye circles rejoice and begone!

And whilst I’m at it, it has been brought to my attention that YSL now have a new shade, Number 8, which is a lemon coloured Touche Eclat. This is exciting as it really is the shade that was missing from the range (and for which I have been substituting Clinique Airbrush in my kit instead for a number of years). Number 8 was created for the Asian market so I’m not sure if it’s available in Europe, however it now means that Touche Eclat is a much more comprehensive concealer range covering pretty much everyone – darker skintones, Asian skintones, and of course, Caucasian (I usually mix number 2 and 3 for most of my fair complected clients.)