New York fashion week went out with a bang, and naturally we saw it all go down on Insta.
The Burberry show at London Fashion Week. Image by: Imaxtree
Like the September Collection last season, Burberry will present a season-less, see-now, buy-now concept at London Fashion Week. Watch at 2:30 EST today.
Not a lipgloss, not quite a balm.
Fogo Island Inn is located on a remote island off the northern coast of Newfoundland – two flights from Toronto, an hour-long ferry ride and a two-hour car ride kind of remote. The property is unabashedly luxurious and architecturally mind-blowing (propped up on stilts, it looms over the Atlantic), and its owners are firmly committed to social and environmental responsibility, an ethos also embraced by Burt’s Bees.
That’s why the natural beauty brand chose this locale to present its newest innovations and how I found myself in the inn’s movie theatre wearing an apron and whisking together a nourishing formula of oils, iron oxide and beeswax. “The skin on your lips is very thin compared to anywhere else on your body,” says Abina Antwi, senior innovation scientist for Burt’s Bees, as she encourages me to keep stirring. These ingredients make up the new Tinted Lip Oil, which was designed especially for dry lips. Each of the six shades provides a sheer wash of colour – from peachy nude to rosebud pink – and hydrates lips for eight full hours. The longevity is thanks to the beeswax, which thickens the formula to help keep the moisturizing oils contained on the lips.
Fogo Island Inn
All of the brand’s beeswax is sustainably sourced; half is from Uyowa, Tanzania, where hives are kept 40 kilometres outside the city in the Moyowosi-Kigosi Game Reserve to protect them from pollutants. “When you look at our skincare philosophy, we don’t put silicones in the products and then drop in a bit of sunflower oil and just call it [natural],” says Antwi. To wit, the lip oils are free of parabens, phthalates and petrochemicals. Naturally.
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil ($12), at burtsbees.com.
Courtesy of Jo Malone London, of course.
When perfumer Yann Vasnier explored the English countryside in search of inspiration for a new Jo Malone London fragrance, he fell in love with the idyllic scenery. Creating the Bloomsbury Set – a nod to a clan of English intellects including E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf – required research at Charleston, a bucolic cottage in East Sussex that served as a study hub for the famously liberated crowd.
“We enjoyed the idea that this group of people appeared to be very English and proper, but they were, in fact, nonconformists and true hedonists,” says Vasnier. “We liked how the ‘proper’ contrasted with the ‘promiscuous.’ They were the juxtaposition of domesticity and simplicity with this hugely intellectual environment.” Which explains the notes of “waxy wooden floor” in Whisky & Cedarwood and “beeswax sweet pipe tobacco” in Tobacco & Mandarin.
Jo Malone London Whisky & Cedarwood, Garden Lilies, Blue Hyacinth, Leather & Artemisia and Tobacco & Mandarin ($90 for each 30 mL cologne), at jomalone.ca.