this is brilliant…
WORK THAT BOOTY – THE LOUISE PARKER WAY
Figure Magician: Louise Parker shows how it’s done
Earlier this week I went for a coffee and catch-up with the brilliant Louise Parker, who is an expert in the body-transformation business and is otherwise known as Instagram’s ‘Figure Magician’. And while gassing about work/ the weather/ our children/ the holidays we fell to discussing bottom-shaping; I know that lunges and squats are key for getting the backside into shape but what, I asked, can be done for that tricky floppy bit where the bottom of the bottom joins the top of the thighs?
A WORLD OF LIPSTICKS
You may well be wondering exactly what this image is and why… These are lipsticks, carved in minute detail into famous landmarks from five cities – Dubai, London, New York, Paris and Shanghai. And why? It’s part of Heathrow’s month-long International Lipstick Colours of the Year showcase, and I’ve written a whole lipstick report for them which you can find here.
And the most popular colour bought in London? Caramel nude. So now you know.
SHOES, FABULOUS SHOES – PLEASURE & PAIN EXHIBITION AT THE V&A
The Victoria & Albert Museum’s summer fashion exhibition opens this Friday and it’s a cracker. It’s called Pleasure and Pain: Extreme Footwear through the Ages, which says it all, really and shows how our present obsession with beautiful shoes is really nothing new… Here’s a piece I’ve written about it for Newsweek Europe
More veg, less sleep… what really makes a difference
Would drinking more water help my skin?
If you have ever wondered just how much difference a few lifestyle tweaks might make to the way your skin looks, you’re in luck – I’ve done it for you. and not just in an ‘I think this made me look a bit fresher’ sort of way.
thisworks energy bank hand makeover
This-really-does-work: energy bank hand makeover, from thisworks
Hand creams are something you may find yourself getting keener on as you get older. All that talk about hands being a bigger giveaway of ageing than the face, and the way the skin gets dry so quickly, and the how quickly age spots can build up… It stops being interesting in a theoretical kind of way and starts to hit home when you realise, heck, this is happening to you. Rather than just dosing hands with a bit of moisturiser if they’re lucky, you start to lavish them with properly designed hand creams, the sort that sink in beautifully and boast extra ingredients like sunscreens and brown-spot-defeaters. You might even find that, before you go out, you start applying a little bit of the primer that you’ve just used on your face to the backs of your hands, and, because that improves the outlook so much, wonder about following this up with a dab of foundation.