With the brisk chill here to stay (no more disorienting 28 degree autumnal heat waves thank you very much!), it’s high time for a new season Upton update – and these #fashionbeautybooks numbers are going to do the job nicely.
I’m totally having a kooky classics moment. The past few weeks I’ve been literally obsessing over this Levi’s Sherpa denim jacket – something I never thought I would love – and have finally decided that it’s time to invest in a decent umbrella (is it strange that feels super grown up?!?) I’ve also been hunting for a practical cross body bag that goes with everything and this navy, round and deliciously furry Accessorize number manages to tick 3 key trends for the season in one swift hit.
Granted this is a bit of a mixed line-up but for me autumn is all about new launches and it’s so hard to choose. Glossier is THE brand to know, having finally made it over here from the US and whipping up a storm of excitement – the whole range is so ‘friendly’ (you’ll see what I mean) yet beyond chic to boot. I want it all but have settled on these Cloud Paints for their sheer cleverness. OPI Less is Norse is the hot choice from my AW17 nail colour round up and the Max Factor mascara makes the grade because I’m always on the look out for new & innovative wand designs – like this little crown for teasing out the wispy lashes that a standard brush never tames.
This trio is a distillation of me to a tea: a beautiful yet wild Taschen coffee table book full of enchanting images to pore over, the latest Harry Potter tome (the official book accompanying the British Library exhibition running until 28th February 2018 no less) and a book that is, in fact, not a book but an offshoot of Kevyn Aucoin’s 1997 bible of the same name and cleverly stuffed full of makeup palettes as well as text.