the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: September 2016

Staub Season

Staub Season

Fall is braising season. Big pots of long-simmered meat falling off bones; broth redolent of herbs and wine; and root veggies slow-cooked to flavourful perfection is an ancient French tradition. It’s peasant food, the ultimate comfort food, stick-to-your-ribs winter-is-coming food. It’s a meal for your […]

#999

#999

Once-green leaves are turning scarlet. In keeping with the autumn hues all around and falling down, the new Rouge Dior Couture Colour Lipstick #999 is my pick for the season. The newly reformulated version of Rouge Dior was designed by Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, Peter Philips. […]

Whitney 2

Whitney 2

It never rains, but it pours, as the saying goes. I’ve had the MaxMara Whitney handbag on my radar since it was first launched just over a year ago. However, it never seemed to come up on the pre-loved market (perhaps a sign of a […]

Green Gold

Green Gold

Isn’t it wonderful when someone says, You should try this, and you do, and you love it, and it ends up being your go to. That’s what happened with this KLORANE ANTI-AGE HAIR SYSTEM WITH OLIVE EXTRACT. I was already using and loving the Klorane Oat Milk Shampoo, […]

The Whitney

The Whitney

I have acquired a (ahem, another) handbag. One I feel is an icon in the making: the WHITNEY BAG by Max Mara. Originally launched in April 2015 to commemorate the opening of the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, it represents a collaboration between Italian fashion house Max Mara […]

Let There Be (high) Light

Let There Be (high) Light

Fall, glorious Fall. Fashion turns to knits, capes, loafers, and leopard prints. Makeup shifts to burnished, deepened shades. It’s my favourite time of year and sartorial season. Whether you are pulling out your tweeds and cashmere from the back of the closet or are hitting the shops for an […]

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

This day marks the start of a new school year. And even those of us who have many decades since our days at a classroom desk, still mentally mark September as a new beginning. A song that has the contemplative rhythm of a new, turning-golden season came over […]

Making Sense of Science: Part 3

Making Sense of Science: Part 3

A leap into a higher level of science, comes a trio of serums. When the founder of Deciem is asked what he uses on his skin, the answer is, not surprisingly, the serious stuff from the lab. The NIOD line represents cutting-edge innovation in the realm […]

Making Sense Of Science: Part 2

Making Sense Of Science: Part 2

So once you’ve got clean skin, things get interesting. Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist (SDSM) is the second step in the Niod regime I have begun. Deciem is quick to emphasize that this facial mist is not a toner. Rather, it is a dermal treatment mist which targets oxidative […]

Making Sense of Science: Part 1

Making Sense of Science: Part 1

Skincare used to be straightforward—cleanser, toner, moisturiser. Was it Clinique that drummed that into our psyche with its three part system? But Deciem, the Canadian Abnormal Beauty Company, is doing something different. NOID is their serious skincare division: it’s geeky, it’s scientific, and it takes p-a-t-i-e-n-c-e […]