The Haute Ticket

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

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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016
Elie Saab Paris Fashion Week

“Paris is always a good idea.”

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016 Haute Couture “Fashion is part of the events of our times.” – Karl Lagerfeld Croissants, an eco-friendly plywood dollhouse, fashion-mindfulness and bumble bees may sound a little strange when describing the Chanel Haute Couture Collection, but when it’s the world according to Karl Lagerfeld, what is strange? Organic cotton, woven yarn, dreamy pearls, wood chip beading and flecks of gold? This is an ecosystem we can

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The Not So Golden Era

Ah, jeez. Here we go again being remarkably hard to please. Sigh. While many an A-lister, and Heidi Klum, strut their stuff at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards,  only a few good women stood out against a fairly mediocre red carpet. Not for lack of trying mind you. It’s just all a little… “Meh”. Maybe it’s because it’s January. Let’s face it; nothing looks good in January except Leonardo DiCaprio’s face.

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Face Off: Battle of the Brushes

If, like us, you are obsessed with Into the Gloss and in particular, The Top Shelf (where celebrities spill their beauty secrets and sometimes, we get a creepy sneak peek into their bathroom cabinet) you will have noticed that the so-called ‘game changer’ Clarisonic features beaucoup. For those of you who have been living under a rock, the Clarisonic is a fancy face brush. It cleanses, exfoliates, polishes and tightens

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The Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Clarins and I are pretty tight. It would take a lot to break us up. Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is the best thing next to a toastie. Catherine doesn’t like Clarins. Too heavy. Margaret loves Chanel like Kanye loves Kanye. Smashbox had never entered the Harrison scene… until now. I discovered – courtesy of Maggie – the wonders of Smashbox L.A Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color and so, after

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Lancôme Absolu Voyage Make Up Palette Review

“… Flying makes me nervous. I get uneasy seeing the National Guard go through my makeup case.” – Carrie Bradshaw Tell me about it. Squeezing my lotions and potions into a teeny little bag (a freezer bag no less!) for a globe trotting fashionista like me is so not chic. Once upon a time I scoffed at make-up palettes, but now, what with a shared bathroom with nada space and

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Perfect Radiance Treatment Facial Oil Review

My skin care regime is pretty basic. Cleanse, moisturize, and hit the hay. Pretty simple. Turns out, I was missing a trick; facial oil. Now, some of you readers may remember me simply raving about the NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil and its true – I can’t get enough of that stuff, but I have yet to use it on my face… Why? My oily t-zone, that’s why. It’s a nightmare.

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The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Style

Matthew McConaughey skipped the red carpet. Maybe he knew something we didn’t. A little like the awards ceremony itself (yes, we were there *cough*) Sunday’s red carpet style was a little… beige. Recently, the red carpet has come under quite a bit of scrutiny. Questions are being bandied about as to whether or not it’s fair to objectify these Hollywood stars (notably the female celebrities) as they walk the red carpet

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No One Trick Pony

The Babysitter’s Club and the Topsy Tail tool. Two things I was never without as a youngster. This handy little hair tool was particularly favored by my mother who could relax in the knowledge that this hair trick could keep my unruly curly locks tamed and I would look somewhat groomed for school. Little did she know that later down the line, the Topsy Tail would still be my hair hero.

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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 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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