Author: Karen Grace

Laying The Foundation for Summer Make-up

A full day at the races means exposure to the elements: sun, rain and wind, which play havoc with your skin and make-up. To prevent make-up melting, creasing and smearing, get the basics right with the following: Primer Not only does a primer help achieve a smooth even complexion by sealing the pores and blurring fine lines, but it helps make-up stay on longer by decreasing the sweating through the pores. Apply before your foundation. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer is a lightweight oil-free gel which also provides UVB/UVA protection of SPF30 PA+++ Price £30 from John Lewis. Eyeshadow primer...

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Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week AW17 – Part 1

In a dreamy week of haute couture, the following two collections bring alive and glamorise the magical world of enchanted forests and dark fairy tales. ZIAD NAKAD – Titled ‘The Snow Crystal Forest’ Ziad Nakad’s romantic vision is of a season in magic colours where white predominates. White appears as cold as snow that gradually heats up when velvet, feathers, tulle and lace are interwoven through embroideries. Sequins emulate snow flakes… …and frost on branches in the forest. Numerous cut-outs on the back and shoulders reveal a bewitching femininity. Colour palette includes various shades of blue ranging from dark...

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Red Hot Style for the York Ebor Festival 2017

The York Ebor Festival (23rd–26th August 2017) is filled with enthusiastic racegoers who love to strut their stuff. This is the place to show off your style, with plenty of accessories, fake tan, hair and make-up framing your designer or high-end dress and towering high heels. Cause a stir and be the Lady in Red – THE hot colour of the season. Make a sizzling statement in Virgos Lounge’s off the shoulder pencil dress. At just below the knee, this length and the tightness of the dress will create that wiggle effect when you walk. Embellished with clear and...

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Highlights of London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2018

London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 Highlights Alex Mullins This season Mullins captured the feeling of ’90s perfume adverts, reforming it through a black mirror and into the modern world. Floral placement and daisy graphics appear across macs, shirting and travel bags. John Smedley Titled:  ‘Precision/Fluidity’ Precision – Tailored for a sharp finish, the extra fine merino wool suit is lined with wild silk printed with the emblem of the season. This is a signature style will be exclusively retailed via the brand’s Jermyn Street store which celebrates its one-year anniversary this year. Fluidity – The emblem of the...

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London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 Ben Sherman Titled: Peacock Revolution The SS18 collection takes inspiration from the 1960s Peacock Revolution when young men challenged the staid restrictions of the ‘normal’ masculine dress sense and embraced the Bohemian and psychedelic flamboyancy in patterns and colours. Revisiting Ben Sherman’s heritage and love of music, the collection gives a nostalgic nod to the music and iconic festival posters of the ’60s. Tailoring is soft and relaxed creating a contemporary silhouette that is still reflective of the season’s psychedelic inspiration. Vintage, British and spring floral art patterns are used throughout the collection....

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