Friday, 4 November 2011

Cover with Confidence

KEROMASK is an unrivalled cosmetics range designed for all skin types and suitable for disguising all skin imperfections, including: acne, vitiligo, rosacea, scars, under-eye circles and unwanted tattoos.

The unique Keromask range includes 24 shades of foundation (£14.99 each), ensuring a perfect colour match for all complexions, as well as four finishing powders to guarantee results are waterproof, smudge-proof and heat resistant.

The best thing about the Keromask range is that it’s also easy to apply, smooth, soft, contemporary and unlike most camouflage cover up - gives a very natural look. With Keromask the application choice is yours. For a light, day time look use a small amount all over the face, or, for covering under-eye shadows, pimples, or any skin imperfections, simply layer the product for better cover-up.

Keromask understand that skin imperfections can seriously affect people’s self confidence and diminish their quality of life, so has specially formulated this collection to provide effective and durable coverage – giving you the power to cover with confidence.

“When you give someone the means to change something they dislike about their appearance, it doesn't just change the way they look, it changes how they feel.” - Celebrity Make-Up Artist, Eryca Freemantle

KEROMASK FINISHING Powders, brushes and facial wipes.

The Keromask range contains everything you’ll need to complete your new look:

Keromask Finishing Powders (£15.99) come in four shades (translucent, light, medium and dark) ensuring a perfect colour match for all skin types. The finishing powders not only set the foundation, helping to keep it in place, but also prepare the skin for additional ‘dry’ products to be applied, e.g. eye shadows and blushers. Once the base is set, any additional products will easily glide onto the skin.

Keromask Application Brushes (£14.99 for travel and £19.99 for larger set) are specifically designed for the most natural application of the Keromask cream and finishing powders. The natural hair bristles help glide the product onto the skin for a smooth application - covering imperfections without looking heavily made-up.

Remove Keromask foundation creams and powders with Keromask Facial Wipes (£4.99); specially designed to be extremely gentle on delicate skin, and extra-wet to lift the colour away.

You can also buy a fantastic Keromask Starter Kit for just £2.99. Perfect if you’re unsure of the right shade for your skin tone, each pack contains a selection of shades to suit light medium or dark complexions, all four finishing powders as well as a white and yellow mixer, allowing you to experiment at home before committing to buy the full sized products.

Keromask is one of the few camouflage make-up brands trusted, used and recommended by the highly trained dermatology practitioners at the British Red Cross Skin Camouflage Clinics. It is also recognised by the British Medical Association and remains as one of the few brands listed by the National Health Service as an effective solution for the 1 in 4 people in the UK who live with a skin condition. You can visit the brand new site now for advice on make-up application, useful contacts for those suffering with skin imperfections, a place to upload your own experiences of covering up as well as step-by-step make-up videos by Eryca Freemantle on how to cover up everything from under-eye shadows to vitiligo.

There are 24 Keromask shades in total, suitable for all complexions.


Using the tip of your brush, take a small amount of Keromask foundation and place on the back of your hand, mixing it until it becomes slightly warm

Note: If you are blending colours to match the skin tone perfectly, clean the brush tip with a tissue and take your second colour. Mix the colour (or colours) well

The best technique to apply Keromask is using a professional Keromask foundation brush. Take the brush you are going to use and stroke with product. Remember less is more

Starting in the centre of the forehead; work the foundation into the skin using long strokes with gentle pressure. The foundation should be applied over your favourite skincare. Remember you can always add more foundation to specific areas

Make sure the foundation blends well all over the face – don’t forget to include the eye sockets, eye lids, under the eyes, corners of the eyes, around and under the nasal area, and under the chin. Blend from the chin line down to clean skin to remove any give-away lines and remember to blend into the hairline too


· Twist the pot to ‘grind’ the powder loose
· Open powder container and place a small amount of loose powder directly onto the centre of the brush. Blow away any excess powder
· Using circular movements, lightly blend the powder on the face (or specific area). This allows the powder to sit naturally on the desired area and penetrate into the cream
· Continue to swirl the brush in circular motions until all traces of the powder have disappeared. This method removes excess powder while still allowing the powder to set, giving a smooth, natural finish
· We recommend you use Keromask professional brushes for the best results

Keromask is available from For more information on camouflage cosmetics visit

For further information, images or samples, please contact Jasmine Wicks-Stephens or Katie Harris at Pegasus PR 01903 821550 / /

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Fans of M&S: Clear Out Your Wardrobe for Oxfam

Does any one have some spare Marks & Spencer clothes clogging up the wardrobe? Could you be bothered to pass along the M&S kit you don't care to wear anymore for a fiver?

Marks & Spencer is having a One Day Wardrobe Clear-out event this Thursday the 8th of September... commonly referred to as tomorrow, at time of writing....
The deal goes like this: If you have M&S clothes, accesories, etc. that you no longer wear, bag them and take them into the M&S store in Oxford centre, or to the nearest participating store if you're outside Oxford. Your old clothes that you've no time for anymore will then be handed on to the folks at Oxfam, they will then pass them onward to the folks who mingle in their stores (including yours truly, so pass on some good stuff!). Out of the whole shuffle, you'll receive a modest £5 gift voucher for M&S and will have contributed to Oxfam's endeavours!

You can find all the official info here.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Become a London Fashion Week Model

Hey everyone, Oxford Fashion Campus is holding a concours d'élégance, if you will, to find models for an up-and-coming fashion house taking part in London Fashion Week 2011.

To enter and get yourself noticed, just post a snap shot of yourself onto the Oxford Fashion Campus Facebook page wall and get friends to like your photo.

It's super easy to get started and it would be an awesome experience at London Fashion Week if you're selected so don't be shy!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Forest Functional Attire

You would suppose that most clothes associated with trees are done so on the basis of either camping gear or those woven from fabrics that have been recycled four times over. But what if the clothing we wore actually took after the trees in the sense that the very fabrics would purify the air? ...But of course without the dirt, mossy branches, and crunchy leaves.

Illustration: Max Munsie
No need to worry about going out looking like
you've slept in a fern patch for the past four years...

I'm intrigued to say that the innovative minds at the London College of Fashion and the University of Sheffield are striving to bring fashion and science together with this idea in mind. The collaboration is known as Catalytic Clothing. Go to for the full details and a stunning video on the ideology and the dress they are developing.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Aural Style: Headphones, Looking Good.

Olga Shvarova
Headphones: AKG Quincy Jones Q701
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

It was the ‘80s; the use of noise in style was a loud statement, literally. Everyone remembers the boom box shoulder walk, and the very colours of clothes themselves would often cause deafness. The boom box, and the neon clothes, however, didn’t quite make it through the filters of the ‘90s. There has yet to be a style as memorable as the shoulder borne boom boxes. Over the past couple of decades the boom boxes have been replaced with something more civilized…

When you’re walking in the street, or while you’re stuck on some variation of public transport, have a look around at what the boom box legacy has dwindled down to – mere tiny white cables!These tiny white adverts for the Apple Empire, laden on commuters’ ears in the most unsociable manners, are the statement of a bland mediocrity we’re constantly drifting towards. Every so often though, some guy with blaring, bright white and green AKG headphones will wander by, and just for that moment, you understand the reasoning behind the extinction of the boom box. But there is a rather large part of you that stares – these headphones are way cooler than the dull iPod ear buds you’re hiding beneath your hair… and you understand that, if you had a headband of sound like that, there is no need to listen to them at that volume. To you, they’re like a beautiful, noisy shall, plus they match your shoes.

Agnieszka Burzynska
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 25P, PX90
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Olga Shvarova
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 25P, PX90
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Olga Shvarova
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 25P
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Agnieszka Burzynska
Headphones: Fostex T40RP MkII

Agnieszka Burzynska
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 598
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Agnieszka Burzynska
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 598, HD 25P
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Olga Shvarova
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 518
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Agnieszka Burzynska
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 518
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Agnieszka Burzynska
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 25P
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Agnieszka Burzynska
Headphones: AKG Quincy Jones Q701
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Beyond the occasional odd person in the street, headphones aren't likely to replace the tie or scarf any time soon. It's important to consider the oncoming style of Silicon Valley's finest tech entrepreneurs. They may be singled out by the magazines and media at the moment for their dress, but it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise when they begin wearing headphones both as a functional piece of attire and to compliment their flip flops. Who knows how many people unfamiliar with orthodox style will be looking to them for inspiration...

Agnieszka Burzynska
Headphones: AKG Quincy Jones Q701
available at Oxford Audio Consultants

Credits -
Creative directors: Max Munsie, Chloe Mansell. Photographers: Agnieszka Burzynska, Olga Shvarova. Stylist: Chloe Mansell. Hair & Make Up: Sophie Kevlin. Models: Kristy Chen, Lucy Treadwell, Josh Mansell.
A special thanks to Greg Blatchford and to David and Jon from Oxford Audio Consultants.

A larger collection of photos from the shoot can be seen on our facebook page here

Monday, 8 August 2011

The crooning Burberry

The global markets are a moderate mess lately just in case you didn't notice, and the once soaring publicly traded fashion companies of Burberry, Mulberry, and even ASOS, in all its massive e-retail glory, have taken a heavy hit during the turmoil.

This made me wonder, when I found out what Burberry's Christopher Bailey tweeted as part of his #MusicMonday, just how hurt Burberry is from the recent share holder attrition...

Stay strong Burberry, there's plenty of fish in the sea!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

London's Next Top Model

hi all, i've just walked passed the model castings for london's next top model. i dont know what times it is on for but if anyone is interested and in london it's happening in the piccadilly institute right beside ripley's believe it or not!


p.s. excuse the lack of capital letters, i just found out that they weren't factored into the mobile version of the blog... how effective!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Autumn / Winter 2011 Ad Campaigns .

Summer seems to have barely got under way , but now its time to look forward to just a few of the campaigns gracing our glossies this forthcoming season . From etherial 70's floral goddess's at Cavalli , futuristic gothic at Balenciaga and feminine felines in photo booths at Chanel to name just a few .









Monday, 18 July 2011

Get some Colour, it's Summer!

Flourescent colours, flashy apparel, and BIG sunglasses to shield yourself from the incandescence these compositions cause seems to be the big pitch of the season.
The first three vibrant designs are from Jil Sanders (I could have included her entire S/S 2011 collection here!), followed by Prada, two elegant dresses from Alexander McQueen, and the incredible shoes and hand bag are from Miu Miu. I highly recomend having a look at Miu Miu's selection of shoes, they sum up the flamboyant qualities of this season's near neon style in a very unique and artistic way.
Locally, or relatively so... T Norman Designs handcrafts colourful scarves, ties, and the rest. Check out their site and support your local designers!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Men's Fashion Week Round-up: What Would you Wear?

With the menswear Spring/Summer fashions tucked away backstage, here's a selection of the styles carried at the recent Milan and Paris shows.
Tell us what you think of some of these sets. Would you wear any? Or if you're a lady, persuade you're man to try them on?

Louis Vuitton
Alexander Wang
5)6)Rick Owens
7)Alexander McQueen
8)All photos creative commons Dan Hwang