Beauty Project at Selfridges

By Tindara


If
you’re into beauty and its associated pleasures it can’t have
escaped your notice that Selfridges has something rather special
going on at the moment. The Beauty Project started on the 1 May and
continues till 12 June. I went along for a sneak preview on Thursday
morning and not only are there plenty of new launches and limited
editions; there are lots of interesting events planned; poetry
workshops and advice from some of the most knowledgeable in the
business, as well as serious debate and discussion. Subjects include
aging, body image, self-esteem, sexual stereotyping, tattooing and
body modification with the likes of two of my favourites, beauty guru
Sali Hughes, and psychotherapist and campaigner Susie Orbach, as well
as countless other big-hitters. 

 

There
are also interesting collaborations with artists, Jo Malone are
working with London studio collective Calm and Collected who are live
screen-printing in store to decorate a suite of bottles. Their
sketchbooks and inspiration boards are also on show and it’s great
to see how their designs have developed. Acqua di Parma have also
worked with artists to produce some beautiful limited edition hand
painted lids for their Blu
Mediterraneo
collection. Bobbi Brown have launched Art Sticks with giant pencils
about the place, and MAC have their full range displayed in giant
lipstick storage too. I love a massive lipstick or eye pencil.
Reminds me of my days as a window dresser in Boots. My office was
full of giant lipsticks and enormous fake perfume bottles. Sigh.

For
those of you against cosmetic surgery but interested in softening the
signs of aging, Spa Junkie has recently unveiled her new venture, the
Face Gym, which works on the premise of exercising the face in the
same way that you would the body. There are also a couple of Fingers
2 Go manicure machines that paint nail art directly onto fingernails
or stick on falsies then and there. There are hundreds of designs to
choose from and you can even print a selfie or group friend shot onto
your nails. I predict groups of teenage girls going mad for them.

In
short, lot of fabulous new products and a fascinating series of
events. I’ll be at ‘Sali
Hughes: Beauty, Good Or Bad For Our Body Image?’

And may even do some shopping. Join me! Have a look at the programme
and get down there

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2 Comments

  1. May 6, 2014 / 11:12 am

    Yet another fab thing I'll miss! Sounds great though and I'll rely on you to tell me all about it , Tindara!

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