Krista Madden founder of Handpicked Media talks fashion and beauty.
What’s on your wish-list at the moment?
New iPad mini > my life is more tech than fashion these days.
But I’d love a pair of J Brand leather pants.
I’m also a sucker for anything by Monica Vinader, I couldn’t even begin that wish-list.
Describe your own personal style?
I’m quite classic really, I am more practical in my style than I have been in my younger years…
If I don’t have meetings during the day I’m mostly in jeans, Ghost & Gap tops and my Blackstone or Belstaff boots around the office, so I am pretty casual.
A Theory jacket smartens that up and I do love jewellery, have some great pieces that really dress up anything, Liberty’s jewellery dept is one of my favourite places to browse…
In the summer I practically live in Ghost dresses.
I’d love to be in heels and dresses more but I walk everywhere and I have to be in flats to pound the streets avoiding cabs and the tube.
But I make sure I have good hair and my nails done, maybe it’s my background in the beauty/grooming industry but to me it’s always important to be well-groomed, even if you are in jeans & a tee.
Which trends will you be working this season?
Judging by the weather.
My men’s Uniqlo parka, Blackstone Boots & Tom Ford sunglasses, if you manage to recognise me in W1 give me a wave!
Tell us about your favourite beauty product and what you love about it?
I have been using the Skinceuticals skincare range religiously now for 3 months and I’m really impressed, I have definitely seen an improvement in my skin texture & appearance.
I don’t want to try out any others now though, which isn’t great for beautyandthedirt.com!
Also love Moroccan oil for the hair, it’s a brilliant conditioning and styling product in one, makes your hair really shine.
And everyone needs a Tangle Teezer in their life!
Your favourite under-rated beauty brand?
Korres- I love the products and the ethos behind this brand.
Originating in the first Homeopathic Pharmacy in Athens, Korres is a natural brand that doesn’t use parabens and petrochemicals.
(next week I will be reviewing Korres Basil Lemon Body Scrub… so stay tuned!).