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Lauren Hutton by Richard Avedon for Vogue, 1973

Current Obsession – Lauren Hutton and Avedon

So it’s Friday which means it must be time for 70’s GLAMOUR! Check out this amazing video I found of Lauren Hutton in Avedon’s studio in 1973. I think every makeup artist I know has had those days (OK, maybe not with Lauren Hutton and Richard Avedon, but those days when you’re run off your feet).

And PS on a side note I urgently need some gold lamé trousers for next time I’m working. Imagine the Studio 54 glamour I could be radiating at work with a pair of those!

Cara Delvingne

New Beauty Breakdown! Burberry Prorsum A/W 2014

So the Burberry woman doesn’t vary that much from season to season – she’s always polished, English, and quintessentially cool with the expert hands of makeup artist Wendy Rowe and fabulous hairdresser Neil Moodie tweaking her look, but always sticking with the brand DNA.

This season I particularly liked though, as it’s inspired by the Bloomsbury literary and artistic movement of last century, and this is the type of eye I think is perfect for the cooler months. It’s a gorgeous mix of aubergine and taupey-mauve that works not only for the likes of Burberry girls like Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse, but also makes the eye colour of mere mortals pop. The sheer coverage foundation and light enhancing luminsers makes even average civilian skins look good. Here’s the Burberry Beauty products Wendy Rowe used:


  • Fresh Glow in Nude Radiance and Golden Radiance
  • Sheer concealer
  • Sheer Powder


  • Light Glow Blush in Earthy no 7


  • Complete Eye Palette in Nude Blush
  • Effortless Kohl in Stone 03
  • Effortless Mascara in Midnight Black


  • Lip Cover in Tulip Pink No 27



Video: RNSFWBG* – Paris Vogue, Le Sauvage

Behind the scenes on Mario Sorrenti’s shoot Le Sauvage for the June/July Paris Vogue 2013 issue

This is pretty much the ideal summer video. Shot in St Barth’s with uber mannequins Anja Rubik and Andreea Diaconu, one of my favourite makeup artists, Aaron de Mey providing the all-over tan, James Pecis, an MM fave, on the undone hair and photographer Mario Sorrenti creating ultimate beach babe looks. I love the 80’s ELLE-ness of it, it’s just gorge.

And with complementary ear-worm too – I can’t get this song out of my head.

*which for the uninitiated stands for Really Not Safe For Work, But Gorgeous


Georgia May Jaeger Alex Box

From the Front Lines: Georgia May Jagger as a Dragon Princess

Georgia Jagger 21st birthdayMakeup by Alex Box

When I saw this in the papers at the weekend, I couldn’t resist – Georgia May Jagger looking like an otherworldly creature (literally), as a dragon princess at her 21st birthday. Makeup by the uber-talented Alex Box using Illamasqua, and hair by James Rowe. Dragon princesses never looked so good.

Pictures from Alex Box’s instagram

Burberry Eyeshadow

Right Now: Burberry Complete Eye Palette In Mocha

OK it’s official. Burberry can do no wrong in my eyes. They have new eye quads that are, in a word, divine. Buttery soft, smooth and the colour combinations are just perfection.

It comes housed in a sleek gunmetal case which I am THRILLED to say, is lighter than the single eyeshadows I own. Because if I had one gripe with Burberry Beauty, it was the weight of their beautiful products. For the lady at home carrying a lippy and a blush they would be OK (still heavy, but just about manageable). But if you’re a makeup artist and you have a stack of those bad boys you want to carry, it’s just death. And then you have to choose which ones to take on a job. And then it’s MORE death because they’re all so lovely, and you can’t choose. And then you have to hack them up with a pallet knife which makes you want to stick the palette knife in your eye because it’s so sacrilegious to hack up those gorgeous Burberry eyeshadows to put in teeny plastic cases so you can carry them all. Can you tell I’ve been there? More than once?

So now the packaging feels lighter, and Burberry have given you not one, but FOUR lovely shades to choose from. I have Mocha, which is rich, yummy golden browns (you know, the browns that are surprising hard to find in other ranges? Yeah, those). There is a cream, a golden brown, a nutmeg/caramel colour and a rich brown that’s perfect for lining eyes. These babies can go natural and nothing, or very, very glamorous. What I love about the Burberry shadows is they are matte but they still have a sheen to them, so they don’t look flat on the eye.

The eye quads are called the Compete Eye Palette and come in 6 different shade variations, ranging from Plum Pink to Smokey Grey. I for one will be needing more of these new lightweight! Burberry goodies.

And here’s a video which has very little to do with Burberry, except it’s the Burberry model, Cara Delevigne, rollerskating in an elf hat. Shot by Angelo Pennetta for Love magazine, I thought it was super cute. And it’s Christmas, and who doesn’t love rollerskating elves at Christmas? Especially ones as pretty as Cara Delevigne.


Video: Dior Addict Fragrance, the Director’s Cut

I’ve been wanting to put up this absolutely gorgeous video of the impossibly gorgeous Daphne Groeneveld doing her best Brigitte Bardot impression ever since I first saw it.

Directed by Jonas Ackerland (with the stills from the campaign shot by Tim Walker) it’s a delicious whipped cream confection of an ad. J’adore Dior.