The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.

Posts by Charlotte Jane

The Muse ~ Ava Gardner

“When I’m old and grey, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.” – Ava Gardner Proof that with a red lip and bold brow, you can do no wrong. Ah, the good old days of Hollywood, when studios ruled the world and Amal’s gloves wouldn’t have looked out

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The No Seconds Club

How not to host a dinner party. For those interested in baking, cooking, knitting, any form of domestic goddess goodness, you will not find such interests here. I am much too shallow a writer for that and live by the motto “if I can’t nuke it, I won’t cook it” which sums up my love affair with the microwave. Alas, coaxed and co-erced by my “friends”, I agreed to host

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The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver Review

A friend recently asked me what beauty product I just couldn’t live without and straightaway my response was this little lifesaver: The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver. This can be found in my handbag, on my desk and on my dressing table. I simply cannot get enough of it. Packed full of natural goodness, this will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and beautifully radiant. The secret is the Amazonian camu

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The Golden Girls

Is it just us or are we expecting too much? I mean, if we looked like any of those ladies on the red carpet we would be happy but as far as the fashion stakes go… this year’s Globes‬ were a little ‘meh’. And we’re not talking about J Lo’s! Ahem, Mr. Renner! Sure, the Golden Globe Awards are about the acting chops and yeah okay, they’re saving themselves for the

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The Red Shoes

“When in doubt wear red” – Bill Blass You would be mistaken for thinking that red shoes are for those only in Oz or a rather sinister ballet, but these red heels of mine are fast becoming my go-to pair, leaving my black Saint Laurent sandals in the dust. Red shoes are favored by Taylor Swift and so by default, we love them. Skinny jeans, western style shirt and red

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Fashion Faux Pas or Fashion Forward?

  This would be bathroom mat may seem hard to style at first, but teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans and a simple sweater, it’s less muppet and more à la mode, don’t you think? Let’s face it, we’ve all had a fashion faux pas moment or two that’s been worthy of a phone-call to the fashion police. I shake my head when I think of those heydays when I really

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NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Review

It’s no wonder that this little gem is loved by models and beauty insiders all over the world and can be found in just about everyone who’s anyone’s handbag or salle de bain. It’s just that good. Well, it is French après tout! At this time of year, our skin needs a little extra TLC. Central heating, biting cold winds and (my arch enemy) humidity are just some of the problems we face

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Are You Faux Real?

As an animal lover, sometimes it’s tricky navigating my way through the fashion world. Leather boots, leather jackets and angora (gasp!) are everyday occurrences in the big bad world of fashion and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to do right. So what about the fur situation? Well, I’m out. But I’ll be enjoying my turkey at Christmas so what’s the difference really? Instead of getting on a high horse,

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The Coat Vote

Choosing the right winter coat is a personal thing. You can buy into the reigning trend (this season it’s pink – yes, it is) or you can stick to something that will take you seamlessly from season to season, year after year. Much as retailers (us included!) want you buying all year, every year, a winter coat is best selected with some care and consideration. It’s meant to be wearable,

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The Muse ~ Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway has starred in some seriously stylish movies, The Thomas Crown Affair, Network and Chinatown to name a few, but its Arthur Penn’s iconic Bonnie and Clyde (arguably the most stylish film of all time) that she is most identified with. And little wonder; it simply never goes out of style. Set in the dusty mid-west during the grim 1930’s, costume designer Theadora Van Runkle’s killer ensembles (quite literally) remain current

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