HIGHLIGHTS #23

I skipped last month’s highlights so this edition will be a little thicker and juicier than usual, I’m sure you’ll forgive me! I’ve been extra selective about what I’m sharing, so you can be sure all these articles are worth your time.

Having a “Glow” is the “Having it all” of the 21st century, and it’s tiring.

The sans-serif minimalist logo is ruining my life with its boring ugliness.

As Céline is taken over by Hedi Slimane, fans scramble to snatch up what they can of Phoebe Philo’s pieces.

Ah, nostalgia: On Harry Potter and the Secret Gay Love Story.

2018 was marked by one big trend in beauty – brands and their staff acting foolish.

Naomi Campbell is now the face of NARS.

Naomi is now the face of NARS! I gotta say, they’re perfect for each other.

Skin care companies are slowly realizing that women of colour deserve to have their needs met, too.

Here are some low-budget beauty tips including a genius earring trick.

The Bad Sex Award is one of my favourite events of the year, and 2018’s contenders are DISGUSTING.

Here’s an interview with an influencer agent on how and why they make so much money.

New body care brand Nécessaire is temptingly chic.



I’m incorrigible when it comes to body care, but this new brand might help me see the light because it’s legitimately super sexy. I’m interested

“Sporty Pink” is the new Millennial Pink, or so they say.

As Rookie Mag shutters, the Man Repeller editors share their thoughts on the state of women’s media.

Here’s a long read well worth the time : on the smelly history of perfume.

Undeniably, the key to great is skin is money. Lots and lots of money.

Lush’s eggplant emoji bath bomb.

By now you’ve probably seen LUSH’s hilarious Valentine’s Day bath bombs, but in case you haven’t, enjoy.

It’s not just me being an irritable old coot, restaurants are super loud and it’s all for the Aesthetic, apparently.

Here’s a concern about the wellness trend: the rise of Orthorexia.

On the state of luxury over the past year.

This shiseido video on the recent history of Japanese makeup looks is pretty cute.

Maison Martin Margiela’s Tabi boot in green.

Margiela’s legendary Tabi boot remains a controversial favourite – adored and abhorred in equal measure. I think they’re fabulous.

How artist Ebony Patterson traps you with roses.

Why are we so obsessed with finding the best products?

Is “no makeup makeup” really all that better than the alternative?

Lotion P50 is a cult favourite, so here’s an investigation as to whether the acclaim is deserved.

Kindred Black skincare.

These absurdly luxurious and expensive beauty products look like something out of a high-fantasy sorceress’s dressing room. Drool.

The CBD trend is all about cannabis tailored for the white and wealthy.

It’s time to let the myth of the “She-E-O” die, once and for all.

48 hours with Chanel’s beauty creative director, Lucia Pica, whom I adore.

On Baya Mahieddine, the teenage artist who influenced Picasso and Matisse.

Glitter mixing, via New York Times.

Inside the fascinating and highly secretive world of glitter manufacturing, set with the most hypnotic photos I’ve seen.

Here’s something to make your brain explode: fake sponsored posts.

How Pantone turns colour forecasting into cash.

Cutesy, pseudo-feminist marketing needs to die as soon as possible

I’m a big believer in retinols for 2019 (especially gentler varieties) and Drunk Elephant is launching their first retinoid! I’m intrigued.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.