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

LFW Edeline Lee AW17 Backstage


Photographer Taras Shymbra

LFW On|Off Presents… AW17 Backstage


Designers for autumn/Winter 2017:

Timothy Bouyez Forge
Luke Anthony Rooney
Jack Irving

Photographer: Taras Shymbra

John Legend X FAULT Magazine Issue 25 Covershoot

John Legend discusses La La Land, Trump’s America and family values in FAULT Magazine #25 ‘US Special’

 

 

For this special edition issue, we’ve teamed up some of the USA’s most talented migrant photographers with popular stars in entertainment who have managed to excel despite growing racist, homophobic and sexist sentiment in the land they call home.
 Check back with FAULT Magazine next week for our second reveal!

 

Casting my mind back to 2005 and the re-emergence of outlandishly dressed musicians and over-the-top performances that had to be done for a fleeting spot in the top 20; it’s humbling that one shy man and his piano have stood the test of time. Fast-forward to 2017 and John Legend is now a household name with six albums under his belt, a family and most recently starred in and executively produced the Oscar-tipped blockbuster movie ‘La La Land’. I caught up with John to discuss music, family life and fears to discover if “Legend” is more than just a name.

Words by Miles Holder

Photography Lionel Deluy @loveartistsagency | Styling by Cat Wennekamp at Celestine Agency| Grooming by Juanita Lyon using Baxter of California at Celestine Agency | Retouching by Julia Idiar | Special Thank You to US Alteration for use of their location

How do you think you’ve changed as a person since your debut all those years ago?

I’ve grown up a lot in the last twelve years and had a lot more life experiences. Getting married and having a baby have added new perspectives and depth to the subjects I sing about too. Just from living in the world and seeing more contemporary issues have added new layers to my music which weren’t there before.

 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

My life has turned out pretty well so I wouldn’t change much but I would want myself to be bolder growing up. I was shy in college and I would tell myself to be more willing to come out of my shell and dare to be confident.

 

You’re married with a baby daughter; do you think the positivity they bring to your life spreads throughout the album?

I think I’ve always been an optimistic person and I think that streak of optimism runs through each of my albums. I think there is just more depth to what I’m feeling because everything means more to me now I have a wife and daughter. Everything is more significant and I’m thinking more philosophically about things and thinking about life and death a lot more. Before what I sang about were my ambitions of making money, getting girls and having fun which was a lot more selfish but now I have better perspective and depth on what’s really important in life.

 

Raising a bi-racial daughter in Trump’s America, does that scare you?

Hopefully “Trump’s America” won’t last very long and we get him out of here within the next four years. By the time Luna is old enough to be aware of what is happening, America would have elected a far better president. Trump promised to do things which are really bad for the country and some which are good and the hope is he’ll just do the good parts but I don’t have a lot of faith in him.  I’m just hoping for the best and when we need to resist and speak out, we need to hit the streets and do it. For now, I’m more worried for the people less fortunate than my daughter, people who might lose their healthcare or get excluded because of the colour of their skin, their religion and country of origin.

 

Fans have differing ideas of what a John Legend album should sound like. Is that added pressure when it comes to releasing new music?

Not everyone is going to be happy with every album and with every song but when I put music out, I do it with the confidence that my fans will love it or at least give it a chance. The feedback from Darkness and Light has been amazing and it has been my best-reviewed album to date. When I was finishing it, a lot of my friends felt like it was my best work and I felt the same so I was more excited that nervous for people to hear it. I don’t go too much into numbers and charts, what’s important is that people love it and I’ve heard they do.

From the album title, I presumed the songs would be either extremely high octane songs or heart-wrenching ballads but listening to the lyrics, for the most part, it’s an uplifting album and I wondered if that was always your intention?

I think what the title means to me is that darkness and lightness always coexist and theirs a push and pull and it’s not really about one song being dark and one being light as you said you expected, it’s about mixing it all into one song. In Surefire I talk about a nightmare but regardless “I’m surefire” and that’s me inviting darkness and light into one song.

 

What scares John Legend?

Rats! I’m really scared of rodents.

 

La La Land has received rave reviews, how was that whole experience?

I loved it and it was really fun to be a part of it. I loved working with Ryan and I didn’t work much with Emma but she’s a wonderful actress and did great in the movie. It was a really cool experience and to be part of something so special and meaningful to so many people.

 

What is your FAULT?

I don’t like confrontation. Sometimes that’s good because I’m good at keeping the peace but when in times when you have to confront things head on I’ve never been good at that.

 

Read John Legends full interview and see more exclusive photographs only in FAULT’s Special #25

AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

 

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.

 

The Brits Awards 2016 – FAULTless Bits

 

 

This year’s Brit Awards were in no shortage of talent. From Skepta‘s unreal performance to The 1975 winning Best British Group and Katy Perry making a political statement with her performance, the upcoming year in music seems brighter than it ever has.

Wham! made a touching tribute to George Michael and Chris Martin performed a secret duet with the late musician, which resulted in the evening’s most memorable and emotional moment.

FAULT was there to witness it all and here’s some of our highlights from inside the music industry’s biggest event of the year.

FAULT Alumni Little Mix opened the show with a futuristic and groundbreaking performance, joined on stage by over 100 backup dancers.

 

Katy Perry made a stir with her controversial mock-up of Theresa May and Donald Trump while one of her backup houses accidentally – walked – off stage.

The Chainsmokers debuted a brand new single with Coldplay that no one knew about.

Chris Martin carried on to pay a touching tribute to George Michael after the former members of Wham! took the stage to pay their respects to the late musician.

 

Robbie Williams closed the evening with a round-up of his most successful tunes.

Not to say that his performance was FAULTless – but we nearly didn’t notice the glitch that forced him to cheer the crowd into singing along. We still loved it Robbie.

 

As awards season is slowly simmering down, we can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring. This year, the abundance of talent was exhuberating and it definitely set the bar higher for the year to come.

 

Coverage: Adina Ilie

FAULT MAGAZINE REVIEWS DAKS AW17

Renowned for being everything that is quintessentially English, this AW17 the DAKS ‘Savile Row Woman’ was given an urban edge.

The characteristically British herringbone, Prince of Wales check and houndstooth design were strong prints throughout the collection that also featured the ‘Daks Club Flannel’ in collaboration with Fox Brothers. Relaxed tailoring was also a strong feature here, making an appearance across many shows during LFW,  with classic menswear tailoring being mixed against softer, feminine shapes.

The London Sky hues were the source of inspiration for the colour palette, with the expected forecast of cloudy greys offset against accents of sliver piping, royal blue stones and pink florals to add a romantic and womanly touch.

To sum up, the DAKS woman exuded an effortless elegance this season. Coats were hung leisurely over the shoulders and trousers were kept baggy and oversized, rolled up to reveal a bare ankle. Tailored co-ord trousers and coats were worn with grey beanie hats, broken up with shirts in contrasting patterns. It almost felt as if all that was needed to complete the look was a grande Starbucks coffee to go and suddenly, any modern woman is prepared to face the pressures of modern day life in both style and comfort.

Words: Heather Ibberson