Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Grooming

Kiehl’s sun protection: your summer sun essential kit

By cchapman on June 15th, 2009

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As a typically pale Brit, sun protection is something I need to take seriously if I want to avoid the look referred to as ‘rosbif’ in certain parts of Europe. I use Kiehl’s Ultra Factor Moisturiser with an in-built SPF 15 as my daily. For more serious sun, I recently trialled Kiehl’s SPF 30 Face and Body Sunscreen Lotion. I had memories of Kiehl’s sun lotions being quite greasy, but this seems to be a new recipe. Buttery but easily absorbed, the SPF 30 is perfect for the first few days of your hols when burning is most likely, and advisable for your face, potentially, for your whole trip. I’d pair it with a spray such as Kiehl’s own SPF 25 spray.

As an after sun treatment, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula can’t be beaten and leaves you smelling like a posh chocolate. Best stick to something lighter such as Clinique’s After Sun Rescue with Aloe for your face, though. As a final tip, if you’re only stealing away for a few days, try decanting your products into the handy travel-sized clear pots and bottles from Muji.



Clothing, How to, Jeans & Trousers

Just Do It: DIY Project #1- Cartoon Trousers

By Will Reid on April 9th, 2009

cartooncropped.JPGWith a month long holiday in India coming up, I knew I had to get some stand-out holiday wear. I thought about the different eras of recreational wear and began racking the (fashion) history books for inspiration- jumpsuits, capri pants, high-waisted slacks, kaftans, tunics, dungarees…the list goes on. But then, as with all moments of fashion genius, America’s Next Top Model came on the telly and I was reminded of the genius that is Jeremy Scott.

As a result I was led to a picture of a friend wearing a pair of Jeremy’s cropped print trousers and I fell in love. In order to recreate the look, I bought a pair of Topman’s cartoon-print pyjama bottoms (£15) and tied bits of string around my lower legs. I then folded the pyjama fabric under the string to achieve a cropped effect.

Because the print is so loud, you should stick to basic items in muted colours. And even if you don’t get the look that you wanted, I assure you that making the trousers is almost as much fun as wearing the finished edition anyway.



Underwear & Swimwear

Snapped! Giorgio Armani and Stefano Gabbana on holiday in Speedos

By admin on July 22nd, 2008

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Pictured from L-R: Giorgio Armani on holidays in Sardinia; Stefano Gabbana cruising in Portofino. [Photos: Olycom SPA/Fabio Piumetti/Rex Features]

Okay, so it’s not quite like perving on David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo on holiday but our designers deserve a break too you know. And let’s face it, if you’re a 74-year-old man (like Giorgio Armani) you could only wish to look as good as this. No… what worries me is the form of swimwear Armani and Stefano Gabbana have opted for – Speedos. Or what Aussies, like me, refer to as ‘budgie smugglers’. Whether you’re cruising the coast of Sardinia, or lapping up the waves in Portofino, there ain’t no excuse for ‘em. Full stop!

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Underwear & Swimwear

WISHLIST: Blend Swimshorts from Juju Brighton

By Will Reid on July 15th, 2008

jujuswim.jpgI am going back to Mumbai mid-August and top of my WISHLIST are a pair of swimshorts. I would attempt trunks but don’t share David Gandy’s body (unfortunately) and want to be able to spend this summer without holding the stomach in and clenching the buttocks.

These shorts by Blend, and found at the shop Juju in Brighton (as seen on Mary Queen of Shops,), are perfect for an on-trend swimwear look. The monochrome palette tones down the loud print and suits the season’s minimalistic look.

Buy online for £15 at Juju Brighton



Heroes and Celebrities, Underwear & Swimwear

Love The Look: Luke Worrall’s Seaside Sunning

By Will Reid on July 9th, 2008

lukeworrall.jpgSo, after the Brandish Poll, 43% of you thought that ‘Worrelly’ is bound for disaster. But if these holiday snaps are anything to go by, the couple is going from strength to strength.

Decked out in slick black and porcelain skin, the couple were spotted on a beach in Malibu. After questioning their suitability, I have to admit that their matching sunglasses are pretty cute – and what’s not to like about their matching hats?

One thing I’m not too sure about is Luke’s sun exposure. What about his pale, peroxide, waif-like look? Is this the start of Luke’s descent into Rocawear and slicked hair? Let’s hope not – it just means we’ll all have to attempt the look next season…

(Image: Most Wanted/ Rex Features)



Designer Spotlight, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

WISHLIST: River Island Tokyo Tees

By Will Reid on April 11th, 2008

tokyo.JPGLeft to Right; World Tour t-shirt £16.99, Seventh Seal Sun t-shirt £15, Seventh Seal Japan Create £15

Inspired by Isabelle’s talk of thunderstorms and rainclouds at Shiny Towers, I decided to source some foreign-focused fashion for those rainy-day dreams of tropical (and of course warm) destinations.

These t-shirts are (just in case you didn’t notice) based on posters and leaflets around Tokyo. Fashioned from 100% cotton, these could be based on pages from manga comics or, in the case of my fave, vintage propaganda banners shouting “Japan Create!” In bright colours and bold graphics, abandon any sense of gloom and widen your outlook with images of cartoons and lasers.

River Island isn’t exactly famed for being on-trend and it doesn’t pretend to be high fashion but let’s take a lesson from DJ Karl and embrace new things- be it high street or Grand Theft Auto 4.




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