March Beauty Must-Haves

Spring time is nearly upon us – whether you are revamping or adding to your cosmetics collection, be sure to try out our top picks for the season ahead…

PRICH London

The ‘Brick Bag’ in gorgeous grey stingray from much loved label, PRITCH London, is the chicest cosmetics purse you will find. It also doubles up as a clutch bag making it the ultimate accessory! www.pritchlondon.com

NARS

The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow from NARS features a luxuriously smooth transformative texture. Available in 17 ready-to-wear a shades, try the light gold colourway for a Spring time look. www.narscosmetics.co.uk

Zelens

Perfect for use nightly as an all-over treatment or to target specific areas, Zelens’ ‘Power A Treatment Drops’ are formulated with a Vitamin A to reduce the appearance of pores, wrinkles and sun spots. www.net-a-porter.com

ILIA

Subtle and sublime, try the shade of Peek-A-Boo for a soft colour. With a smooth application and gentle coverage, ILIA Lip Glosses can be paired with any of our existing lip pieces, or alone for a dressed up pout. Incorporating trademark ingredients such as Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, lips stay soft and hydrated. www.iliabeauty.com

Benefit

Benefit are known for their brow products and their famous pocket-size eyebrow kit has had a revamp. Brow zing’s perfectly paired eyebrow powder and wax, mini slant tweezers and dual-sided extendable applicator is everything you need to sculpt, shape and fill brows. www.benefitcosmetics.com

Burberry Beauty

Burberry Beauty’s lightweight blush is formulated with moisturizing wild rose extract, as well as silicones for a smooth and even finish – it’s your no-fuss shortcut to a naturally radiant complexion. Sweep it across your cheekbones to add structure. www.net-a-porter.com

Crabtree & Evelyn

Keep the hands utterly moisturized with the Crabtree & Evelyn hand therapy. It’s a must have for the handbag.

 

Lush

Try the lip tints from Lush – they’re long lasting and what’s more, the colour stays. From pinks to nudes and reds they have you covered.

Summer Dresses You’ll Want For Spring

Spring time is upon us – the mornings are lighter and the days are brighter. That calls for a dress overhaul – and what’s better than buying some stylish little numbers ready for spring/summer time. We’ve selected our top favourites, from emerging designers to the well known that you should be owning right now…

Red Star Dress, The Nude London

Combining stars and wave print, we can’t get enough of this 70s inspired dress! Wear this dress day to night and look chic.

www.thenudelondon.com

 

 

 

Striped ruffle-trimmed cotton-poplin dress, Miu Miu

Miu Miu translates the classic shirtdress into a chic proposition for Resort 2017. This blue and white striped cotton-poplin style is crafted with a classic point collar, and adorned with swirling vines of white broderie-anglaise.

www.miumiu.com

 

Crop Top Dress, PRITCH London

Super sexy and sophisticating, this body contouring stretch dress also features a luxe python choker detail. We love the attention to detail on this little number.

www.pritchlondon.com

Stripe Dress, Elizabeth & James

Encapsulating laid-back luxury, Elizabeth and James’s navy, white, and sky-blue embroidered-stripe Jewel dress is perfect for warm summer evenings.

www.farfetch.com

 

Puff Sleeve Mini Dress, Jacquemus

Contemporary iterations of classic shirting is what Jacquemus does best. This ivory dress is cut from  striped cotton and finished with puffed long sleeves to balance the slim fit and mini length.

www.farfetch.com

Boots To See You Through To Spring

Boots – we love them, they have that rock n roll edge and whether you’re wearing a skinny jean or a little dress, they can completely make a look. We’ve picked our 3 favourite statement boots…

Ganor Dominic is an emerging footwear designer loved by the fashionista’s and of course, Gaga. Her ‘Chaos 100’ boots can be worn 3 ways, and who doesn’t love that. We particularly love the black/silver combo.

A wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without show-stopper Saint Laurents, available in black with silver stars.

For those that don’t shy away from colour, try the Fendi red and navy sock boots – they’re a cool way to work the striped patterns that dominate Fendi’s SS17 collection.

 

5 Minutes With Tatiana Karelina

Known as “the best hair extensions in the world” by the fashion crowd and beauty experts alike, Tatiana Karelina is the go-to hair destination. With salons in London and Manchester and a Los Angeles salon on the horizon, there’s a high demand from her jet-setting clientele. We spend 5 minutes with beauty expert Tatiana Karelina…

 

 

When did your love for the beauty industry first start?
I have always been a girly girl. As a child, I remember Mom getting us all dressed up, do the hair and makeup to go out to friends for dinner. She always took the time to do my hair in spite of working full time. I always had fine hair but wanted to try different hairstyles and experiment with it. I recall back in the 90s when I was growing up in the small post-Soviet Russian town, there was no Internet. Information was very, very hard to come by. Fashion was a dream,  I would read old fashion and beauty magazines in the local library and scrutinise the photos for trends. All the models had this big voluminous glossy hair.  I guess my career in hair extensions came naturally, I wanted fuller gorgeous looking hair for myself first before it became my business and my passion.

How did that evolve into the company you have now?
I am closely involved in the company, I am at the London salon on daily basis and also visit Manchester branch regularly. My name is above the door, a lot of clients want to see me, have a word with me  get my advice. Even after a number of years being in business I really enjoy working on clients, every job is so different and that was what attracted me to hair extensions in the first place. You never get bored, it is super creative and a lot of fun as you meet so many interesting people – a lot os them become good friends.

Who is your style icon?
Tatiana Korsakova – a beautiful model, amazing mother, successful business woman and a philanthropist. She has an incredible style and I always admire her fashion and beauty choices.

 

 

What are the advantages to hair extensions?
A hairstyle can make or break your look. If you have been dreaming for long hair for quite some time now, hair extensions are the best option. Hair extensions add instant length, volume and confidence boosters. Hair extensions can also easily add an additional colour to the hair. They are so versatile meaning you can look different every day by styling them differently. Hair extensions can revive and transform thinning or damaged hair. And finally, hair extensions can be easily taken care of and thus, are easy to maintain. They can be washed and treated in the same way as your real hair.

So you’re heading to Los Angles to open your next salon. Are there any other locations that you want to target?
We are have our minds set on NYC. Dubai would also be a great place – we have a lot of clients that from there to have their hair done with us.

Visit here for more details: www.tatianakarelina.co.uk

 

 

5 MINUTES WITH PRITCH LONDON

Pritch London not only specialise in beautiful leather RTW, they produce bespoke leather pieces and now they have launched, PRITCH Adventures.

Great for winter getaways, the new line is perfect for all jet setters. The line, which consists of sumptuous jersey hoodies, oversized sweatshirts and track pants, with signature suede detailing ensure you have the comfiest of trips. Plus they come with a limited edition sleeping mask – what more could you want! We catch up with its founder, Arina Pritch to discover more about her brand…
 
Tell us how you first got into the industry and why? Emotionally I got into the industry at the age of 5 when I first started sketching fashion pieces. Professionally I started PRITCH London in 2012.
How would you describe the PRITCH London aesthetic? Embodying today’s duality between elegance and edge. PRITCH London’s distinctive signature is transformation and the art of combining various leathers and luxurious textures in one piece. Each PRITCH London garment is designed with multi-functionality and transformation in mind, easily layered or transformed with removable elements. Inspiration behind is contrasts and edges.
Why leather? Leather is a very challenging material that requires a lot of attention to detail. You can not make mistakes as you can only stitch it once.
Where do you get your inspiration from? From everything around, observing the psychology of those around me, materials, quality, nature, duality of this world.
You have recently expanded your range to offer luxury travel wear under PRITCH Adventures, tell us about how this came about… My constant adventures around the world, passion for travelling and lack of comfortable and sophisticated pieces to wear while I travel to be cosy yet stylish!
Is there anyone you have in mind when designing your RTW and the new PRITCH Adventure collections? I definitely don’t have a stereotype in mind when creating.
Who would you love to see wearing your designs? All the beautiful souls of this world.

To shop and find out more about the designer, go here: www.pritchlondon.com

 

 

5 MINUTES WITH GANOR DOMINIC

 

Celebrated footwear designer, Ganor Dominic is the emerging designer to know. Loved by the fashion crowed and celebs alike, expect classical mixed with the contemporary for footwear that will definitely turn fashionable heads. We get to know Ganor, her brand and where she draws her inspiration from…

What is your first memory of footwear? It has to be my grandmother’s collection of vintage heels from 60s. Every time I visited her, me and my sister would go to the shoe drawer and try everything on!

How would you describe the Ganor Dominic aesthetic…Sculptural, minimal with the emphasis on the 3D elements. I also like multifunctional things and try to implement this in my designs by adding removable details or material that change colour.

Who is your customer? What connects all Ganor Dominic customers is passion for the avant-garde and unusual objects, they love art and want to stand out from the crowd.

Where do you find your inspiration from? Initially, for my debut collection I found inspiration from classical sculpture. Now I try to develop this theme and experiment with colours.

What is the signature piece in your collection? It’s Apollo pumps with 3D printed marble face under the sole.

What are your go-to pair of GDs? The Ganor Dominic Chronos brogues – they come with three removable front panels, so you get 4 different shoes in 1.

Find out more here: www.ganordominic.com

 

 

5 Minutes With The Nude London

 

The Nude London

Set up by two friends, Angelina and Julia, they’ve combined their love for fashion to create the Ready To Wear brand: The Nude London. Combining beautifully feminine dresses with sharp tailoring it’s proved itself to be the hottest new label on the scene. We get to know the lifelong friends and their love for fashion…

How did The Nude London come about? We have known each other since childhood and have always been inspired by femininity and beautiful dresses. Each one of us has lived all over the world: Tokyo, London, Paris, Moscow and have drawn inspiration from there. Eventually, we wanted to create that effortlessly cool feminine look with our brand.

Describe your design aesthetic… Very girly and elegant with a sexy twist.

Where does your inspiration from? Travelling and the amazing inspiring women we meet along the way.

Who is your heroine? Our heroine is the modern day woman who is not afraid to express herself, she loves being a woman and dressing in a feminine way.

Is there anyone you’d love to dress? Yes…Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp.

 

Find out more here: www.thenudelondon.com

 

 

Get The Look: Joan Jett

Joan Jett

Joan Jett, the infamous American ‘queen of rock n roll’ has been loved for her music since the 70s with her first band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts as well as the Runaways. Her look has been loved as much as her music, and here’s how to get it…

Airbrush Make-Up, Rodial

This heavy duty foundation has you covered, if you have a Joan Jett complexion try the shade 01. This cover offers an ‘airbrush correction’ in one-step for instant camouflage with a satin-luminous finish. To apply: Blend directly into skin with the airbrush foundation brush. Mix with airbrush primer and buff into skin as an all-over high pigment foundation with buildable coverage.

Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil, Benefit

A brow filler and shaping eyebrow pencil, it  features a super easy “goof-proof” tip with a glide-on formula for the simplest of applications. Available in a range of shades there’s one to suit everyone.

Fluidline, Mac Cosmetics 

This liner comes in a little pot and should be applied with a brush. What’s great it’s a super long-wearing gel liner that can be built up for extra depth.

X-Rated Mascara, Smashbox 

This is a summer essential from Smashbox, this long-wearing will have you set from day to night. The brush isolates, magnifies and coats every lash for added volume, length and lift.

Light Glow, Burberry Beauty

Try the shade of hydrangea pink and sweep this highly pigmented pinky blush on the tops of the cheekbones for the JJ look.

Glow All Out Cheek Stick, Soap & Glory

This easy to use cheek stick glides on effortlessly. Apply along the cheekbones and blend in with the blush for a natural glow.

Lip Gloss, Nars

Finish with the Nars lipgloss in Baby Doll – it’s nourishing, long-lasting and not tacky like most glosses.

Straight Works, Paul Mitchell

This lightweight straightening gel from Paul Mitchell helps tame wild hair and flyaways. Apply throughout damp hair and straighten as normal for manageable locks.