Weekly roundup of all the news and views in the British fashion and beauty blogs!!!
Lipstick Red Tote www.thebagladytv.net
If you love the shiny patent red look embodied by Lulu Guinness and the like, you might be interested in this highly affordable top-handler at M&S. Designed as an overnight or weekender bag, it would perform this function admirably, but I think it ticks the right boxes for the everyday workwear look, too.
Fashions Night Out www.glamourmagazine.com
Here at the GLAMOUR.COM fashion desk we love shopping, and we love, love, LOVE a good party, so you can tell we're getting pretty excited about this tonight's Fashion's Night Out event. Back for another year and organised by VOGUE around the world, it's a chance to hit the high street with cocktails, canapés and live music - plus A-list attendees and freebies to pick up along the way. Over 200 stores in London's W1 area are throwing open their doors for one night of über fashion fun, as well as local galleries and the lush Cecconi's restaurant.
The Makeup Secrets www.fashionfoiegras.com
This weekend, as I scrolled through the pics from the Venice Film Festival, I came across the stunning Rosamund Pike wearing an amazing Gucci dress and remembered that my bestie, Miss Emma Day, had traveled across the continent to assist Rosamund with her glowing look. For those of you not familiar with Emma Day, she is one of the UK's leading makeup artists and is flown around the world to look after some of the biggest stars on planet earth. Yes, I do feel honoured to call her my friend. These friendships do have their benefits...like being able to share the secrets of the looks with all of you, my lovely readers!
Isabella Blow www.mariankihogo.com
Isabella Blow was incomparable. She is notable for discovering the likes of Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen and Sophie Dahl. She was also widely known for inspiring and nurturing talent, world over.‘Isabella Blow‘ by Martina Rink (she was Isabella’s assistant until her suicide in 2007 and is now the director of Fashion Spotlight, Berlin), sees the writer compile personal accounts with Blow, iconic portraits of Isabella by photographers such as Rankin, Testino with contributed letters from Manolo Blahnik, Anna Wintour, Tracey Emin etc in a vivid celebration of her unforgettable but tragic life.