OLD-SCHOOL CHARM? IT’S IN THE BAG
I’m always on the search for a wonderful make-up bag and have a fairly retro, romantic view of them. Yes, I want them to be practical, but I also want them to look stylish, beautiful and be the kind of thing I’d have seen my mother using when I was a little girl – you know, that old-school glamour approach to the essentials of a beauty routine. So I was delighted to learn about this new collaboration between legendary British textile makers Colefax and Fowler and beauty brand Aerin (as in Lauder, the granddaughter of the esteemed Estée). The range features Colefax and Fowler’s classic Eloise print of hand-painted hydrangeas and includes this linen cosmetics bag (pictured in large, £60, it is also available in small, £45) and silk eye mask with a matching cover (£90). Both are available now from Colefax and Fowler, 110 Fulham Road, London SW3; 020 7244 7427.