Fashion in 5 with Krista Madden

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.

J Brand

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?

Just one!

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!

Korres Body Butter

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!).

Thanks Krista.

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