This has been a particularly eventful year for me. My parents moved from being a 10-minute walk from my house to more than halfway across the country. I left an old job and started a new company. This blog went from 40,000 readers a day to more than 120,000 reader per day. I rediscovered ... Read More about A Thought for the New Year
Full-skirted silk gowns rustling through extravagant French ballrooms, dramatic arrangements of heady flowers, symphony orchestras that dazzle and delight, the intoxication of a summer's night, couples swaying on the dance floor till the first light of dawn... such was the world of Christian Dior. ... Read More about Dior: Belle of the Ball
It was a lonely winter. Everything around me was changing. Every facet of being, every way of living, every manner of thinking. And I did what I normally do in the face of emotional turmoil – I ran, all the way to Rattvik, a tiny hamlet in Sweden, the country of my childhood. There, sitting in ... Read More about Guerlain L’Heure Bleue. 1912 and 2012.
The setting Just as I was lamenting the ultra-safe Fall 2012 makeup collection from Chanel, there comes this gorgeous, gorgeous couture catwalk show that knocks everything else right out of the park. The stunning environs of Paris' Grand Palais, white wicker furniture, a trompe l'oeil "tempest" ... Read More about Beauty Backstage: Chanel Couture Fall 2012
One of the high points in a Beauty Editor's life is the thrill of seeing sleek, shiny and straight-off-the-runway bags of new season makeup goodies sitting on your desk when you walk into office. And personally for me, there is little that gladdens the heart more than the chic interlocked Cs of ... Read More about Les Essentiels de Chanel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection