The Dear Eyes palette has become my daily go-to in the last couple of weeks. It’s pretty, neutral, and the two lighter colours give some pale pop without turning into either glitter bombs or death mask mattes like some other highlight shadows – just a nice subtle sheen that immediately gives that sort of pulled together look when you’re in a hurry. The brown is a good chocolate and completely matte for contrasting definition. I also like that, as with […]
I have, over the past few years of fairly constant travel, let lapse what used to be an integral part of my daily skincare ritual. Having re-started it recently upon the release of the reformulated Bath Essences, and remembered the soothing and uplifting effect it has on not just my insanely sensitive skin but my whole being, I am definitely wondering why I let it slip out of my routine. Because the secret is that the Bath Essences are not […]
Lately I have been thinking that maybe we should all, at the end, aim to become polymaths like Leonardo da Vinci. There is so much in the world to explore, investigate, create; so much fascination that it seems a waste of life not to follow all of our passions to wherever they might take us. Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure – BBC Documentary Da Vinci’s Viola Organista, created from his drawings in the Codex Atlanticus
I am a big proponent of cinema-going – the real cinema that is, where you get away from the plasma thing in your living room, put on proper I-can-be-seen-in-public clothes, make yourself look half decent and hang out with some strangers in a darkened room for a couple of hours. So I was extra jazzed to do a campaign for the wonderful Palace Cinema chain. We shot this at the Palace in the Como Center, which is actually more of an ultra classy bar/lounge/café, where you can sit […]
In the past I have to say body wash was not high on my skincare priority list – when travelling long haul all over the place, body moisturiser was about the furthest extent I could be bothered going to in terms of body care. Also, most of the supposedly ‘natural’ products you come across turn out to be veritable chemical factories when you look at the ingredients list. So when the lovely people at Dr Hauschka said there were some new ones in, […]
These looks were done incorporating the khaki and mushroom tones of the Look 2012 eyeshadow duos, eyeliners, lip colours and illuminating powder. They’re light and neutral enough for a subtle day look, and easily built up for sultry nights. Still available for a limited time from Dr Hauschka. Eyes: 07 Duo Soft Cinnamon/Deep Bronze with Liner 07 Mellow Sienna | Lips: 07 Novum Lipstick Delicate Orchid | Cheeks: Illuminating Powder Loose Eyes: 06 Duo Pale Caramel/Cedar Dawn with Liner 06 Eucalyptus Dew […]
I discovered New York-based Olsenhaus when searching for stylish vegan shoes in LA a couple of years ago. They really stood out in terms of style and quality, and the more I discovered about the company the more hooked – ok, obsessed – I became. Even now, ethical practice within the shoe industry at large is basically unheard of, and Elizabeth Olsen is doing what she can to change that. Environmental and welfare concerns aside, I never get so many comments on any shoes […]
We shot this campaign on a heavenly spring day in the idyllic surrounds of Neilsen Park. It was incredibly meaningful for me to be able to do a campaign for Dr Hauschka, an amazing skincare company on so many levels and one that I had been passionate about for a long time.