Chemical Addiction – 15 Years of Hair Straightening Hell

Johnson Relaxer (Never has a name been so apt) The first hair straightener I used was a poison that came with its own anti-venom and had a stench that reached the back of your eyeballs and made bleach smell like a stroll past a Diptyque store. First, Dark Room quantities of lubricant were applied around … Continue Reading

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Lingerie Line – The Preview

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty isn’t Just a Lingerie Line, it’s a Fashion Revolution After conquering the music world at the tender age of 16, Rihanna has spent the last few years transforming the fashion and beauty industry with her innovative take on style. From her collaborations with both high end and high street design houses, … Continue Reading

Plastic Fantastic – Chanel PVC Shopping Bag, SS 2018

As a January baby, I turn up early to everything. Punctuality is a compulsion, as is leaving for the airport three hours early. And whilst the early bird might get the worm, the funds in my bank account get the wormhole, every time I fly. The Chanel in Heathrow Terminal 5 is the big killer. … Continue Reading

Why the 1990s was Hip-Hop’s Golden Age. We look at the era-defining music and fashion

Rain, hale or shine, my standard get up in ’97 and ’98 was a turquoise blue Tommy Hilfiger puffer jacket, a Hilfiger Ice Hockey shirt, shin length Wu-Wear shorts, Timberland khaki boots and (for reasons I no longer understand) a Wu-Wear neck warmer. I was modelling myself on the legendary New York hip hop group, … Continue Reading

5 Best Coachella Outfits 2018 – Giving me Major FOMO

Since you’re reading this. I suspect that like me, you’re suffering from Coachella FOMO. Being insta-jealous is a hard job, but someone’s got to do it. And as I’ve just come home and removed my outfit in shades of ‘office’ – that someone is me. But that doesn’t mean I can’t reserve a compliment or … Continue Reading

Review – Orveda Prebiotic Emulsion

If like me, you’re a voracious consumer of the beauty press – you’ll know that acids and retinols are all the rage. It seems that for the past 10 years, there hasn’t been much innovation in our fundamental approach to skincare. Attacking young skin with abrasive, active and invasive ingredients seems to be the overarching … Continue Reading

Christian Dior Saddle Bag 2018 Reissue – the ‘It’ Bag is back

They say imitation is the best form of flattery . Which is why, Tijan Serena should be seriously flattered. Because I reckon, she single-handedly emptied the Christian Dior saddle bag shelves of Vestiaire Collective. I was scrawling through my feed and a peculiar thing happened. I saw that, Tijan Serena, one of my favourite beauty … Continue Reading

The Hyaluronic Acid Myth – Why it Doesn’t Work

We need to talk about hyaluronic acid. Over the last few years, I’ve developed a borderline pharmacological obsession with skincare. I have a genuine curiosity about how far a militant and well-researched skincare regime will take me. An inevitable part of belonging to an Instagram generation is an obsession with ageing. Everyday, I swipe through … Continue Reading

What is Anti-Fashion? A wolf dressed in synthetic sheep’s clothing

Can we talk about anti-fashion? First, what is it? It’s one of life’s truisms that we’re all condemned to wear clothes that, with hindsight, make us look like wankers. Welcome to anti-fashion: a blanket term for dressing in ways that reject the fashion of the day. Take the DHL t-shirt designed by Demna Gvasalia at … Continue Reading

Why I bought the Gucci logo t-shirt

This is kind of embarrassing. I went and bought the Gucci t-shirt. And there’s no hiding from the shame. Not because I jumped on the same sartorial bandwagon as Kimmie K and Kylie. Not because I’ve embraced logo mania.  And not because I subjected my one year old son to the same humiliation with a … Continue Reading