HERNAN DIAZ, JEWELLERY DESIGNER

Hernan Diaz, jewellery designer and founder of Diaz London, talks us through starting a company, finding a reliable manufacturer and why optimism is always the best policy. When I meet Hernan Diaz in the bar of Leicester Square’s Radisson Blu hotel, I’m quietly surprised by what I see. Over the past year that we’ve been friends, I’ve grown accustomed to his fondness for luxury labels … Continue reading HERNAN DIAZ, JEWELLERY DESIGNER

ANKE LANDEAU: THE ORIGINAL ELSA MARS

The life, loves and lyrics of the original Elsa Mars, bringing back the golden age of cabaret. It’s one of those awful rainy days where stepping outside for a second is enough to get you soaking wet, but the cosy Warwick Avenue flat I’m meeting Anke Landeau in is warm and inviting. The flat is owned by Zoe, Anke’s actress friend who agreed to let … Continue reading ANKE LANDEAU: THE ORIGINAL ELSA MARS

DANI SMITH – FROM SUPAMODEL TO MARKET SELLER

Portobello Market’s youngest trader is launching The Market Cartel, an online shop run by the stallholders themselves. The internet has been oft blamed for the destruction of smaller boutique stores and markets, which, coupled with the recession, never stood a fighting chance. And whilst some remain, one woman in particular is combining the best elements of two worlds; vintage and online. Meet Dani Smith; model, … Continue reading DANI SMITH – FROM SUPAMODEL TO MARKET SELLER

REALITY TO RUNWAY – KENDALL JENNER’S METEORIC RISE TO SUPERMODEL STATUS

As model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner’s first Estée Lauder campaign is released, we ask; how did this willowy member of the Kardashian clan ascend the gilded rungs of the high-fashion world so quickly? What do you get when you put together a collective thirty million social media followers, Audrey Hepburn-esque beauty and 12ft long legs? Kendall Jenner – social media darling, reality TV It-Girl and thoroughly 21st … Continue reading REALITY TO RUNWAY – KENDALL JENNER’S METEORIC RISE TO SUPERMODEL STATUS

BEHIND THE BEAUTY EDITOR: MICHELLE VILLETT

Image courtesy of beautyeditor.ca Michelle Villett has the kind of career most can only dream of. Her resume includes being beauty editor at The Look, writing for publications such as Canadian Living, FLARE, FASHION and Best Health (to name but a few) and appearing as a guest on CosmoTV, Canada AM and Breakfast Television. Perhaps most notably Villett was beauty and health editor of ELLE Canada, a … Continue reading BEHIND THE BEAUTY EDITOR: MICHELLE VILLETT