In 2010, the philosopher Roger Scruton, together with the BBC, made a documentary titled Why Beauty Matters, in which he gave an eloquent and impassioned plea for a return to the beautiful aesthetic, pointing towards the unifying and spiritually uplifting qualities of beauty.
Startling new psychological research challenges previous thinking that hair colour is merely about personal preference.
Everyone knows that the facial feature of the moment is the brow. Ever since Arizona Muse stepped on to the runway (and in to numerous campaigns), the brow has been the facial focal point and it shows no sign of giving up its place under the spotlight.
The descriptions "a man of many hats" and "renaissance man" do not even marginally do justice to what Karl Lagerfeld has achieved, and is indeed still achieving at the age of "79".
"Wait for the guy who wants to show you off to the world?". Exactly how does this work? I'm confused. Is he in to wife swapping? Husband swapping? That's just what I need, I've falling in love with a porno director and he wants to "show me off".
I love animals. I grew up with lots of them, and I can't believe that I live in a country where cosmetics companies are still testing products on animals. Next year, we were supposed to be able to walk into any cosmetics shop in the EU and know that no rabbits or other animals had been harmed in the making of a single product. Most consumers agree that force-feeding chemicals to pregnant rabbits in laboratories is wrong - especially when there are 100 per cent humane non-animal testing methods available. Animals shouldn't suffer for shampoo and lip gloss.
The sun always comes as a shock to us Brits, so it's wise to prep it as much as possible before you go away. This is the slackers guide to sunning it.
They say a picture tells a thousand words and that's completely true of all 600 of my pictures I've managed to take while in Western Norway for a long weekend. The area is so pretty that even the most amateur of photographer (me) could come back with great snaps; it's not hard to capture Norway's beauty because it's plainly there for everyone to see.
Try these four exercises, once a day for the next month, and your eye muscles will become stronger, your skin will produce more collagen and elastin and your circulatory system will become more effective at eliminating toxins.
Despite the fact, we are told time and time again there is no conclusive, scientific evidence that rubbing anything on your face, apart from sun block, will do anything to reduce the appearance of lines, mainstream beauty product commercials still work on the basic assumption that women aren't clever enough to see through their bogus claims.
Seems there's a gold rush going on at the moment everywhere (even the Team GB trophy cabinet) with glistening, golden shades shining from shop rails, beauty displays and shoe stores. When it comes to metallics I'm usually a silver or bronze girl although I do love a rose gold, especially for eyeshadows and jewellery.
I love busting out a silver shimmer- it's my go-to, year-round shade for adding sparkle to an outfit and I'm never without my Elsa Peretti for Tiffany open heart hoop style earrings, one of many silver chains and my beloved Frank Gehry torque ring but it's not just for jewellery. My disco ball style silver nails have been drawing lots of unsolicited compliments of late and I would lend someone my kitten for a pair of the silver Isabel Marant wedge heel trainers, pictured below.
As a redhead (for now) bronze is also a really flattering shade for me and one I love wearing both as clothing, accessories and - carefully, no-one's talking matchy-matchy eyes/lips/cheeks 90s MAC Spice style here - cosmetics. Here's my pick of a few great bronze-toned pieces from fashion and beauty through to some gorgeous glassware.
The Claw sounds like a horror movie, doesn't it? Maybe it was. I better look that up. Well if it isn't a movie, I am giving this name to a new celebrity trend. Who do we have to blame for this one? The two biggest culprits are Rihanna and Lana del Rey.
My trusty MAC eyeshadow palette has finally come to an end so I've been hunting for a replacement.
It may seem that I am stating the obvious here, but judging by things I've heard recently a reminder may be in order.
Whether it's Chris Evans saying that women are much better at making beds than men or a woman's voice suddenly rising above the murmur on the bus, saying "well duuuh, all women love shoes", everyone seems to have an opinion on what women are like.