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The Weekend Edited: Issue #1

A glimpse of things I wore, read, thought and did this weekend…

WORE >> Navy Blue Flats (£69 & Other Stories), Super Duper Strength Sunglasses (~ £190 Karen Walker), Lip Tar in NSFW (£15 by OCC), Orly’s Ridgefiller (£10.90) and Brilliant White Nail Colour (part of Clear Thinking Trio, £15 by DOSE), Eve Lom’s Kiss Mix (£16), Sunday Riley’s Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer (£38), Eylure’s Lash Extend Kit (£5.95) – all available at Cult Beauty The sun was shining and the weather was sweet (yeah), which meant my sunglasses had their inaugural outing of two-thousand-and-thirteen – sported with breton (mais oui!) and a bold red lip – a fitting ensemble for sipping white wine and chomping on charcuterie at Colombia Road’s Printers & Stationers.

SMELLED >> of CB I Hate Perfume’s Burning Leaves – it’s my latest, and longest, olfactory obsession and I adore the unexpectedness of autumn scents in spring.

READ >> Sam Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners; a bittersweet story of what London life was like for West Indian immigrants in the 1950’s. Written in dialect, Selvon successfully marries hilarity with a poignancy that perfectly captures the black identity of his band of ‘outsiders’.

WATCHED >> L’amour Fou; a tear-jerking documentary charting the relationship between Pierre Berge and couturier Yves Saint-Laurent. It’s beautifully heart-breaking *sob* and the fashion is to die for… DID >> Caught up on correspondence. I love letters and spent Sunday evening writing postcards to my nearest and dearest. This box of Penguin book cover cards contains something for everyone. ’til next weekend…

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…