“Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony,” said Morpheus and he was right, I can tell you. I used to be the girl who thought that taking make-up off in the evening is for wussies: cool people fall straight to bed, drunk, and smear their fuchsia lipst..
Overdressing is the cardinal sin of modern style. Whatever you do, you must not look like you tried too hard. You must not be too full-on, too deliberate, too enthusiastic.
This was never going to sit well with me. I’ve always loved statement dressing and..
Sali Hughes, one of my favourite beauty writers, has said that pale girls need balls of steel to wear violet lipstik. I don’t know about the balls, but I’m certainly pale and love violet lipstick. And not only violet – dark chocolate, Bordeaux, berry, purple..
In the Northen hemisphere, November has a bad reputation. And let’s be honest here, it has a bad reputation for a reason. It’s a month of darkness, dampness and cold, without any obvious redeeming features. However, I think part of the problem is that we’ve ..
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Mitford sisters are controversial. I get that. I guess it’s pretty difficult not to be, if you happen to be a noble family of six sisters, of whom one is a Nazi (Unity), one a Communist (Jessica), one a Gaullist (N..
For all my love of overstatement, I have my minimal moments. And when they arrive, I often turn to grey, the most sophisticated of colours. There is a thin line between sophisticated and boring and I’m not entirely sure I always manage to stay on the side I ..
Cooking is wonderful and about the only practical thing I can do reasonably well. But with all the other million things I need and want to do every day, I’ve come to seriously appreciate dishes that maximise the impact while minimsing the effort. Step forwar..