Excuse me, how hot is it????? I’m sorry but I can’ t stand it when London gets this hot. One bit of sun and people think it’s acceptable to strip and flash their flesh. The amount of bellies and people’s bits and pieces in thongs out, is quite unsettling and that’s just the middle aged men (who quite frankly should know better). Also when travelling on public transport it feels like you're being punished in some dramatic yet creative Greek mythological way, for crimes you have committed but you can’t work out what those crimes are. You end up feeling like the guy from the amazing Korean thriller 'Oldboy', where you have the pleasure of being tormented trying to figure out your crimes, while caged and trapped- in our case in an underground broken down tube carriage, which is as hot as Hades. For me nothing beats a snowy day with Diptyque's Feu de Bois candle burning in the background with that crisp cold scent in the air, that tickles your lungs when you breathe it in and it feels like you’ve just done a shot of something, as it snakes its way around your body. Ahhhhhh
The one good thing about these hot days is molten metals. I love metallic golds, bronzes and khakis that look like they've been forged in fire or as if you left a gold bullion bar out in the sun, it melted and then you smeared it across your eyes….FAB.U.LAS. These molten metals may feel very A/W my season of choice but their smouldering sexiness also looks great while out on hot sticky nights.
On my nails I’m loving Chanel’s new Nail Polish in Delight, it looks like I’ve dipped my nails in a very expensive gold leaf. I love the fact it looks a bit rose gold against my dark skin rather than that angry Dictator’s wife gaudy gold gold – you know what I mean. Tom Ford’s latest Spring/ Summer Collection is also rocking the look with their shimmering chocolatey Burnt Topaz nail Lacquer and Cream Color for eyes in Illicit, a delicious burnished red, which screams glamour and has a touch of studio 54. I’ve also been slicking on Maybelline’s Color Tattoo a gel eyeshadow, which really doesn’t budge (fab if you are indeed on the tube or dancing on a table with a cocktail in your hands) in Eternal Gold or On and On Bronze.
To create even more sexy heat and smokiness around the eyes to make your molten metals pop the genius that is make up artist Charlotte Tilbury, who can be seen back stage at fashion week told me once to put some warm chocolate brown liner on the lower lash line, as this creates a hot-ness that Brazilian girls naturally have and it really pulls the look together. I love Clinique's Quickliner for eyes Intense in Intense Chocolate, as it's not ashy on my skin and has a deep rich cocoa colour. Give it a go for a smoking hot look.