Pirelli Disrupts the Pin-Up

The Italian tyre company, Pirelli, has published a calendar annually since 1964 and is known as a showcase for iconic photographers to shoot high fashion models normally robed in, rather than disrobed of the YSL. This iconic tradition is presented as a limited edition ‘art calender’, unlike the usual fayre adorning the sooty walls of 70’s car mechanics....

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The Brown and Silver Screen

There are so many genres out there with highly questionable ethics, particularly genres of the past (which rather annoyingly have an enduring, appealing aesthetic). Take Blaxploitation– strong statements about the way women are seen, heard and portrayed, and of course, the way people of color are seen, heard, and portrayed. Then there’s the whole vintage Playboy thing; many of the photographs...

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Eyes Like to Party

Whatever the decade, whatever the style and whatever the woman, there are SO many variations on the ultimate party make-up look, the ‘if all else fails to bring a look together’ number one default setting, the smoky eye. Eyes Like To Party And boy, did Thandie bust one of her most smokin’ looks at the Vanity Fair Oscar party...

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There’s a Slogan T Shirt for Everything

The slogan T-shirt is as ubiquitous as ever, and as I was researching its origins I realized that I’d never get to the source of its birth. However, I did find this delicious trivia nugget: “One of the earliest examples of T-shirts with a logo or decoration can be found in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Three...

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10 Best Hair Clippers of 2020

Men may fall back to some shorter, simple hairstyles which may be carried out with clippers. It's the infrequent home hair cut which may appear pretty damn excellent, but using the ideal tools may make the entire process much smoother and easier. After many real-world evaluations of highly-rated hair clippers volunteers and consulting hair-cutting pros, we' ve found...

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Emeline Talks To Cheryl Jumbo of BBFA

A Cosmetic Scientist, Founder of Cherry Coco (a natural skincare company) and Black Beauty Communications ltd. Cheryl Jumbo, one of six children, was born in Glasgow to Nigerian parents. She recently announced the UK’s first ever beauty industry awards event for Black Beauty products aptly named the “Black Beauty and Fashion Awards”. We spoke about her experience in...

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About Me

Thandi Kay

Actress, Blogger & Traveler

Actress Thandie Newton and make-up artist Kay Montano met nearly 10 years ago on a shoot for UK Vogue (see ‘Our First Shoot Together’ post here). Since then a strong friendship has grown out of countless professional collaborations in fashion, beauty, red carpet, on stage and screen.

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