My own Inglot Freedom System eyeshadow palette

Inglot palette

I perpetually find myself drawn to make-up palettes because they're a very visually appealing product, sleek packaging and masterfully selected eyeshadows looking alluring next to one another. On a more realistic second thought, I usually see that the colours that seem the most exciting to me are the bold and bright ones that don't suit ... Read more

7 beautiful fashion books for Spring 2013

New Icons of Fashion Illustration

Sworn bookworms like yours truly start the year browsing book publishers' new catalogues. Here are seven fashion books I'm excited to read this spring: 1. New Icons of Fashion Illustration If you love fashion illustration like I do, you'll agree that magazines and advertising suffer from acute lack of it. Fortunately, that doesn't keep fashion ... Read more

Young Creatives: Percy Lau, jewellery designer

Since I moved to London, I've been receiving requests from my readers and friends to feature young, emerging London designers, so I'm starting a series of posts titled Young Creatives. Enjoy. Percy Lau is a BA Jewellery Design student at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Originally from China, Percy had excelled at ... Read more

Haute couture: the most voluminous fashion fantasy

Armani Privé haute couture Spring 2013

Looking at the new haute couture collections for Spring 2013, presented in Paris this week, I've toned down my analytical voice in favour of letting my imagination flow with the most voluminous fashion fantasy. Still captivated by the Valentino: Master of Couture exhibition, I now believe haute couture is more important than ever because many ... Read more

Mathieu Mirano Spring 2013 video: 'Evolution'

Mathieu Mirano Spring 2013 video

A year ago, Mathieu Mirano's Chinese dragon-inspired Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was one of my New York Fashion Week highlights. For Spring/Summer 2013, Mirano has released a collection and an accompanying video, Evolution, based on the idea of a scientist experimenting on the remains of ancient reptilians and getting so immersed in her study that she ... Read more