I begin this post with sadness because a few months ago I actually wrote at great length about how I met the one and only Jo Malone who made a bespoke candle for me, only to lose the entire draft through some technical error. Thanks a lot, WordPress for bodging that up. I’d spent hours writing this article… As I pondered how to start again, I thought about how Jo Malone (MBE by the way) sold her namesake company to Estée Lauder in 1999 and remained Creative Director before parting ways with the fragrance empire in 2006 she’d founded from her kitchen in 1994.
There are a few beauty products I’ve been using recently so I thought I’d do a round-up of some key favourite: Oribe Fiber Groom (£37) Yes, that’s ‘fiber’ – the American spelling. Cast aside this ‘negatory’ (arf!), this is a luxurious but brilliant styling product to shape your locks whether it’s short or long without the sticky residue most gloopy hair products leave you with. A very tiny amount is needed, rub between your palms and go crazy. I use it to give my short bob a little lift and I’ve woken the next day with my hair still feeling