Hello, October!! I’ve had TWO colds already! It’s raining! It’s dark! So I’m here to lighten up the mood with the beauty news and highlights (get it? ok, I know, I should be shot) interesting articles, images and videos you need. This month’s post is a little more fashion-oriented, because frankly what’s been going on in beauty this past month has been kind of meh, so bear with. All the releases this time of year are holiday-oriented, and I’m a grinch who hates anything festive.

You can’t deny that the Gucci Beauty instagram account is lovely. The art history speaks to me.

Vanessa Friedman’s review of the “new” Céline hits the bull’s eye.

I love a colourful eye look, and this is just beautiful. Anybody else love the ITG editorials’ layout?

Sephora was gonna sell a “witch kit” for about five minutes before the internet found out about it and retaliated. Happy Halloween.

On weight Loss Teas and shady marketing practices.

The best looks from NYFW.

A somewhat condescending planner from bando, c/o their webshop. I love bando, I’m sorry, forgive me for using you as an example of something annoying!

Thank god, it’s not just me – Those “empowering” quotes printed on stationery are horribly condescending.

I’ve linked to this piece before, I think – Autumn Whitefield Madrano’s examination of beauty criticism. I reread it just now, and it makes me kind of wistful in its hopefulness.

It’s surreal, but true – Michael Kors is acquiring Versace.

An oldie, but a goodie: A roundup of women murdering men in the history of western art.


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Pat McGrath’s green Swarovski crystal eye looks for this fashion week’s Valentino show (which, by the way, was beautiful) make me want to lie on the floor! It’s too fabulous. Bring back the bling – I’m gluing crystals to my phone asap.

Much-admired woman of letters Hanya Yanagihara, interviewed by R29’s Christene Barberich. Heart. Eyes.

The accumulation of scandal in the youtube beauty community, having been dubbed Dramageddon, can tell us a lot about social media and influencerdom. I’m a little tired, actually – can we just be adults?

The skin-perfecting front camera on the new iPhone is downright dystopian. I hate these filters! They’re so uncanny and weird.

Above, learn how scent is used to market products and services.

Goodbye, Deciem… I guess?

A made-in-italy tag on a luxury garment often feels like it guarantees ethical labour conditions, but not so.

This liner look from Dior’s latest show is beyond gorgeous.

Black models are walking more runways – but backstage, stylists and artists fail them.

The phenomenon of rich people buying young people’s blood is sinister to say the least.

This beautiful Agateware teapot from the 18th century shows beautiful marbling. Art c/o Victoria and Albert Museum

I love marbled patterns, like water-marbled stationery, and so does T magazine. And don’t get me started on ceramic agateware, or nerikomi as it’s Japanese counterpart is called. Squee.

The uptick in genital skincare has raised more than a few eyebrows – mine, and gynaecologists’. I tried one of those intimate care oils (for science) and I can sum it up in two words: Burning. Sensation.

This luxury shoe brand is expanding sizes greatly – if only for a moment. Perhaps we’ll see more brands follow suit. Either way, how gorgeous is that model?

How can we fix fashion? 36 industry insiders answer.

Glossier’s stickers have a digital counterpart. Image c/o glossier.

Every cool, young brand out there is making stickers. For adults. Who, for some reason, love stickers. I am one of them.

The Outline, a fairly respected web publication, is failing freelance writers.

So often I find myself defining my womanhood via a brand concept, like my recently deceased wish to become a Céline Woman. This piece on lipstick and identity hit close to home.

Two books on women’s anger, reviewed. I bought one.

Header image: Woman Applying Powder by Hashiguchi Goyo, 1918, Scholten Japanese Art