Sharon Chuter is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Uoma Beauty, an inclusive cosmetics line inspired by and infused with Afro heritage. This summer, Chuter, who has worked in the beauty industry for over 15 years, disrupted the market by launching a 51-shade foundation range that focuses on the specific skin-care needs of each skin tone.
Benvenuti a Milano! Milan Fashion Week street style is truly in a league of its own. Whereas New York boasts bold, campy street style and London delivers classic, understated fashion, Milan is all about the art of dressing. From timeless takes on animal prints to purposeful maximalism, the 3rd fashion month destination proves that personal style isn't dead after all.
Fancy investing in a few new beauty products but don't know where to start? Fear not. Each week we will be rounding up the best beauty products that we've tried, tested and loved.
In an effort to give users more control over the conversations they start, Twitter is rolling out a hidden reply feature today in the U.S. and Japan. The test, which was first introduced in Canada in July, lets users manually hide any replies to their own tweets that they don’t want to appear in their thread. It’s a move that comes on the heels of the platform’s recent introduction of warning labels on tweets that Twitter deems to be in the public interest, despite otherwise being in violation of site rules.
Traditionally, going darker as the weather gets cooler seems like a no-brainer, but top colourists and their celebrity clients, like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, are making a case for going brighter for autumn. According to L'Oreal Professionnel colourist Jo-Blackwell Preston, chestnut is a neutral brown with hints of auburn and violet. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Janet Mock have already taken the cozy colour for a spin, making a case for going chestnut brown even more convincing.
Laura is one of many women whose eating disorder is part of the autism which went unrecognised in her for years. According to the National Autistic Society, about 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum and the ratio of diagnosis in boys to girls is 5:1. Elsewhere, BEAT believes approximately 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder (about 75% of whom are women).
Beauty standards permeate most aspects of life: Instagram posts photoshopped to extremes, foundation ranges limited to 40 shades of pale, offensive Tube adverts dictating how our bodies should look… The list goes on and on. You’d hope, then, that the place you call home, surrounded by your family and friends, would be safe from the pressure forced on us by these industries.
Fast fashion is absolutely not the one right now. Oxfam’s #SecondHand September has seen huge interest, Extinction Rebellion’s London Fashion Week protests have gone viral, and there are plenty of books and documentaries about the issue. Fast homeware is so ubiquitous but so overlooked that you’ll be shocked at the amount you almost certainly own.
When it comes to gynaecological symptoms we don’t feel comfortable talking about openly, the strong fishy smell associated with bacterial vaginosis is definitely up there. Bacterial vaginosis – or BV – is the most common vaginal infection, with symptoms including a greyish-white, watery discharge and unpleasant fishy odour. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the US have taken the first step towards using vaginal fluid transplants as a potential new treatment option for BV.
From Brow Flick and Bubblewrap to Balm Dotcom Berry, Glossier has spoilt us when it comes to shiny new products. The version which is currently sold in the US contains 5% benzoyl peroxide. For this reason, Glossier set out to reformulate Zit Stick so that we could get our hands on it much easier here.
When she was a kid, Simran Randhawa and her dad would take regular trips to the old Wembley market where they’d admire the many rows of box-fresh trainers. Shot here using the HONOR 20 and the HONOR 20 Pro – each phone boasts four rear-facing cameras making them, to my mind, the brand’s finest pieces of editorial-ready equipment – style blogger Brittany Bathgate, model and journalist Simran Randhawa, and creative director Anne-Laure Mais share why they hold London so dear, sartorially speaking.
In case you haven't heard, the humble scrunchie is having a major comeback for fall, especially when used to secure a low bun. Stylist tip: “Even if your scrunchie is a neutral colour, the texture can elevate a look," says celebrity stylist Laura Polko. While there's a time and place for a luxurious £20 silk scrunchie, you can grab a 10-pack of velvet bands in a rainbow of colours for a lot cheaper on the high street.
Model Jeyza Gary has a rare, inherited condition that causes her skin to shed every two weeks. Two years ago, she decided to pursue a modeling career while completing her bachelor’s degree in special education. Now, she’s signed to a modeling agency, and has been featured in Vogue Italia. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Legally they are still married, which puts them in the category of one of the many arranged marriage “success” stories, except that unsurprisingly, they found they had little in common and their decades long union was incompatible with their respective happiness. Its research revealed that racial inequities in online dating are widespread – for example, black men and women are 10 times more likely to message white people than white people are likely to message black people.
There's a chill in the air. No, it's not just the change of the season prompting our quick descent into early nights and fallouts over the central heating. This chill signals the arrival of brand new television programmes. Autumn is here, my friends, and it's bringing a host of thrilling TV. If you cast your mind back to this time last year, we were knee-deep in Bodyguard, still reeling from where Killing Eve left off and bracing ourselves for Informer. The stakes were high in autumn 2018 and it felt like TV thrillers were at their peak. But then came 2019. ...
When artist Jess T. Dugan crossed paths with social worker Vanessa Fabbre some time in 2012, they realised almost immediately they had a lot of overlapping interests, even though they worked in very different fields. Dugan grew up in Arkansas but moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts as a teenager – a more "progressive environment" that was important for her process of coming out as queer and gender nonconforming. "It also facilitated my discovery of photography and art," she says, "and a lot of my work explored issues of identity, gender and sexuality, often focusing specifically on the LGBTQ community and even more specifically on the transgender community." Fabbre, meanwhile, spent her early years in St. Louis, Missouri attending a Catholic high school, and didn’t feel too tuned in to her own identity as a queer person until later in life.
From The Ordinary to The Inkey List, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to breakthrough skincare brands. The minimalist collection (which is also pretty Instagrammable thanks to the recyclable dropper bottles and black and white tubes) consists of a handful of products, from a light and rich moisturiser depending on your skin’s needs, to brightening boosters, an exfoliator and a cleanser.
We may no longer be students but our fondness for a uniform says otherwise. After a summer dedicated to mini bags, barely there sandals and cycling shorts, the thrill of nostalgic '90s dressing has been usurped by more tailored, smart staples. We're all dressed as though we're ready to learn.There was an influx of back-to-school references on the catwalk. British designer J.W. Anderson confirmed class is in session with delicately pleated midi skirts, and Peter Pan collar shirts were in abundance, with satin iterations at Alexa Chung and busy prints at Victoria Beckham. ...
Is sex dead? Or in a coma on life support, struggling to survive? The mainstream media says so. After #MeToo, straight women and men are supposedly afraid to interact — hug, give compliments, or even shake hands. Sex? That’s over, right? Wrong. #MeToo hasn’t killed sex. It’s birthed the next great sexual revolution, and women’s sex lives are the biggest winners.
If you follow even just a few Instagram influencers, you’ve probably seen many ads on your feed for weight loss products, such as “appetite suppressant lollipops” and “detox teas.” After today, you may see fewer of them. Oh, and they’ll apply to Instagram users worldwide. Under the new guidelines, posts that promote the “use of certain weight loss products or cosmetic procedures, and has an incentive to buy or includes a price,” will only be shown to users over 18.
Put your paws up, little monsters: Haus Laboratories is finally (seriously, after months of teasing out this launch, it's finally) here. ICYMI, Lady Gaga’s highly-anticipated beauty brand was the breakout star of Amazon Prime Day: Early birds were able to pre-order products (and exclusive kits) during the two-day shopping bonanza, and since then, the rest of us have been patiently waiting for the full collection to drop. Well, beginning today, the full Haus Laboratories range is back for good — in addition to three never-before-seen eye products that are totally new.
I don’t know what it is about the air, that energy you can sense, a gentle current moving over your skin, when you know something big is about to happen. A sixth sense in the back of your mind that this is no ordinary grey sky in London. This is exceptional. My life is about to change forever.