By Jennifer


If you’re a fan of Into The Gloss, you’ll be familiar with the Top Shelf format: various beauty & fashion icons interviewed on the subject of what stuff they put on their faces and why.

One of the people I’d really like to see a Top Shelf from is Kate Bush. I don’t know if  there will ever be one, but digging around on the internet one day looking for info on a trademark ‘look’ (if she had one- I wanted to see if  there were any YT tutorials where people transform themselves into her like with Marylin Monroe or Angelina Jolie) I found this:

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I reckon this is the closest we’ll ever get a Top Shelf with Saint Kate. It’s close to perfect though- so fitting in it’s not-really-giving-a-fuck about serving face, it all being secondary to what she’s most interested in -her work- and it’s length. So much still uncovered, so many more questions you want to ask, but you’re left just wondering.

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Some boys are beautiful. Some boys are hot or fine, and some are pretty, but some are beautiful. So beautiful that you start to wonder if you can siphon off some of that delicious, delicious allure into your own beauty game. Or I do, anyway; I love taking inspiration for beauty looks from abstract sources, like architecture, or the weather, since there’s so much more freedom of interpretation there compared to a ’ “70s makeup’  Pinboard or whatever. Here are three ways to translate some fine masculinity into your look.

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When you start a new job, you have to change your appearance- taking out piercings, covering up tatts, that kind of thing- Harrods has a top-to-toe uniform for the beauty hall staff, including rules for the colour of your nail polish, lipstick, and hair grips- but even without strictly enforced rules, the places you go every day influence your beauty game. From absorbing unwritten rules of propriety (you’ll never see an undertaker in a glossy red lip) to picking up on your workplaces’ colour scheme, playlists, or even, y’know, the practicalities of your actual work, your job will influence the way you present your face.

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As we launch the brand with our SS14 Ready to Wear Collection. We’d also like to introduce the amazing jewellery designer Alicja Sobczak who we have the good fortune to create a collaborative jewellery collection with. Amazing is a term that lacks real credibility to her talent. Read more