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Paris Menswear S/S 2017 Roundup Report

Broadcast on 21 Jul 2016

Lou Stoppard, Dal Chodha, Carlo Brandelli and Andrew Davis discuss the Paris menswear S/S 17 collections live on 21 July at 10:30 BST

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Q Quick steps towards a summer glow

Photograph Ulysse Frechelin
Words Ray Siegel

No matter what celebrities might say, drinking tons of water won’t magically give you glowing, well-hydrated skin. (Drinking water is important during the summer months, but there’s no need to overdo it—excess hydration can throw off your body’s electrolyte balance.) What will improve the appearance of your skin, is a regular routine to include moisturizers that actually work. After all, the best way to combat aging is to keep your skin hydrated. And that includes all of the places that you might ignore when you’re in a rush, like the neck and body which, during summer, tend to be extra dry. Whether you’re maximizing your time in the sun or keeping to the shade, we’ve rounded up a series of products to give your skin the moisture it needs to beat the heat.

Body oil Rodin

Hand cream Restorsea

Body cream Sisley-Paris

Sunscreen Sisley-Paris

Body cream Natura Bissé

Body Serum Tracie Martyn

Resculpting cream Tracie Martyn

Oxygen body cream Natura Bissé

Body oil Colbert MD

Neck and décolleté concentrate Clarins

Body balm Tata Harper

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Jo Malone Peony and Moss Candle

As you know, I’m a huge fan of Jo Malone London. But my love for the brand goes deeper than just liking their luxurious fragrances. Because, for the past five years, the British beauty brand has been giving back in the most incredible way, building a series of therapeutic gardens around the UK which support people living with mental ill health. Every summer they launch a special charity candle – always in a beautifully decorated glass jar – and donate 75% of the retail price to the development of their gardens.

And, further showing their commitment to the cause, every Jo Malone London employee spends one day each month volunteering at one of their five gardens. It’s so wonderful to see a brand give back in such a meaningful way, and I visited their first project – The Old English Garden in Battersea Park – last week to find out more about their work…

Jo Malone London Charity GardenJo Malone Old English Garden

The Old English Garden was developed in partnership with Thrive, a national charity who aim to create “positive change in the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people through the use of gardening and horticulture.”

Thrive teach and train vulnerable people how to work with plants and maintain a garden, which in turn helps them to regain their confidence, develop new skill sets and, in many cases, get back into work. It’s truly inspirational, and they’ve created such a tranquil space in The Old English Garden. Many of the plants and flowers grown are signatures of the Jo Malone brand – such as pomegranate trees, peonies and irises – so it’s wonderful to walk around and spot so many of their ingredients.

Jo Malone Old English Garden Battersea Park

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – The Secret Garden

Jo Malone Charity GardenThe Old English Garden Jo Malone

You can help support Jo Malone London’s charity work in two ways… By purchasing this year’s charity candle, Peony Moss, which will fund the opening of a new project in London next year. And also by visiting their spectacular gardens.

Alongside The Old English Garden in London, there is also the Redhall Walled Garden in Edinburgh, Kirkdale County Garden in Liverpool, The Castle Park Physic Garden in Bristol, and The Art Garden, which has just opened in Manchester.

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I’m Wearing: New Look dungarees and Ralph Lauren top (past season)

This isn’t CTP’s regular style of post, that’s for sure. But it’s nice to be able to shine the spotlight on such a great cause. And, after a summer of such horrible news headlines it’s a relief to know there are still good things happening in the world! Don’t you agree?

Do you plan on purchasing Jo Malone London’s Peony Moss charity candle? And have you visited any of the Jo Malone gardens before? Leave a comment below to have your say…

P.S. Creating a scented wedding with Jo Malone London and exploring London’s inspirational hidden spaces

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Details of Stella McCartney’s Pop fragrance campaign first
started coming to light back in March, but now – at last – the
fragrance itself has arrived, along with a brand new target
audience for the British brand.

“I really wanted to represent young women in beauty in a more
modern, contemporary way – to give them something they can identify
with and have ownership of,” McCartney told us of the fragrance,
which is targeted at millennials. “It’s a time of great change for
these customers – when you’re a girl becoming a woman, working out
what you want to do for the first time.”

Accordingly, McCartney chose girls that fell within the age
range of her target market to star in the campaign, and four very
different girls at that. There’s performance artist Lourdes “Lola”
Leon, actress and campaigner Amandla Stenberg, animal activist Kenya Kinski Jones and musician Grimes. And
let’s face it, in the campaign they genuinely look as though
they’re having fun – road-tripping through the California desert in
a pink car where the seats have been replaced with a giant hot tub,
shot by Glen Luchford.

For me it’s about being bold. That’s why we called it
Pop. It’s pink, but it’s a powerful pink


“I can’t relate to those beauty stories that just aren’t real.
When girls are so airbrushed, or fuzzy, or in that whole dream-like
state. For me the girls in the Pop campaign are living life,
they’re who you want to be. When it came to casting I didn’t want
conventional models, I wanted women who represented what we were
talking about – I mean, it’s their fragrance,” she said. “And
shooting the campaign was amazing. I have done so many shoots in my
time and so many are a struggle, but this happened really naturally
and it was a wonderful thing to see unfold. It gave me a lot of
confidence that what we’d been creating in the studio – the
fragrance, the bottle, the packaging – was all connected.”

McCartney isn’t the first to create products specifically for
millennials – an increasingly influential market which, according
to The Guardian, numbers around 13.8 million people.
Estée Lauder launched the Estée Edit earlier this year, Lancôme
dedicated an entire skincare range – Énergie de Vie – to Generation
Y and even historic fashion houses like Dior and Chanel have signed
up millennial faces such as Bella Hadid and Lily-Rose Depp for their latest beauty

“It’s about celebrating, not belittling, these women. I didn’t
do a massive market research thing – I like to let things come much
more naturally than that – but it was based on what I’ve been
seeing and feeling. I’ve got younger daughters, so for me it’s
working out what fits in between me and them,” she explained. “I
didn’t have that big network of girlfriends when I was that age – I
do now – but I wanted it to represent that whole support system
women provide. I think women supporting women is probably quite
tribal. It’s what we do as animals.”

The fragrance itself is feminine but fresh – a bubblegum
tuberose with a sandalwood base. McCartney describes it as “fresh
and youthful”, and says she chose tuberose due to its reputation as
an “older” flower, which she wanted to introduce to a new

“For me it’s about being bold. That’s why we called it Pop. It’s
pink, but it’s a powerful pink,” she said. “It’s the kind of
fragrance I’d love my daughters to wear when they grow up – I want
my daughters to look up to those girls.”

Pop is available now, priced from £42.

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