Fortnum & Mason beauty advent calendar 2022: What’s inside

Fortnum beauty advent calendar 2022

A fist look at Fortnum & Mason’s 2022 beauty advent calendar. (Fortnum & Mason)

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We know it’s only August but with 135 days until Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year is creeping up on us. In fact, a quick scroll through some of your favourite retailers’ websites will throw up a number of festive products.

Earlier this month, John Lewis revealed that despite the UK heatwave, customers were already preparing for the most wonderful time of the year purchasing baubles and trees, with sales triple what they were at the same time last year.

Christmas beauty advent calendars are another popular purchase and they’ve started becoming available already.

Fortnum & Mason has announced today the release of its 2022 beauty advent calendar – 112 days before the start of December arrives. As always, it’s jam-packed with a curated list of cult beauty favourites from Fortnum’s iconic beauty hall.

Fortnum & Mason's 2022 advent calendar is filled with over £800 worth of products. (Fortnum & Mason)

Fortnum & Mason’s 2022 advent calendar is filled with over £800 worth of products. (Fortnum & Mason)

Hidden behind each door is 21 full-sized, 4 deluxe and 3 travel-size beauty coveted beauty items, spanning skincare, haircare, fragrance, and wellness treats and accessories.

Boasting big brands such as Penhaligons, ESPA and Acqua di Parma the luxury offering comes to a whopping total of £844 worth of products, which you can bag for under a third of the price at £245.

Other highlights include the TikTok famous Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, a relaxing Aromatherapy Light Relax Bath & Shower Oil and a luxury-looking velvet Elizabeth Scarlett make-up bag.

From candles to skincare, the calendar has a great curated collection of goodies. (Fortnum & Mason)

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10 Summer Aesthetics To Inspire Your Outfits

August is here, and summer fashion is in full swing. While there are a lot of ways to get dressed up this summer, there are some specific aesthetics that so far are truly defining summer looks.

Some looks have been around and thriving this summer, such as athleisure and psychedelic prints trendy, and others are emerging with summer lifestyles like music festival looks and the coastal vibe.

Get some inspiration for your summer wardrobe by checking out these trending aesthetics to switch things up. From the beach to working from home, there is something for everyone in these 10 aesthetics.

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10 Coastal

The coastal look is truly inspired by Diane Keaton in any film staring her along the coast. To get this look you need white linen pants or shorts, a button-down top, a high-neck white tank, comfy sandals and a bucket hat – at the very least.

Although there are a lot of ways to get this look, the essentials include anything linen and lots of breeze button-downs, some popular ones have been in yellow and blue and white striped. Don’t be afraid to really lean into the trend with a button-down shirt, with matching boxer shorts. This outfit is comfy and ready for any summer day.

Related: 10 Essentials For The Coastal Fashion Look


9 70’s Music Festival

There is a music festival almost every weekend in summer, and you know you already have tickets for some fun ones. One of the most prominent trends is digging into the 70s trend with crochet, bright colors, halter tops and mini skirts.

You can get a crochet dress, or two-piece for the occasion, or find a matching two-piece halter top with a mini skirt. Don’t forget fun accessories like satin scarves, knee-high boots and fun

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First Skirts, Now Paintings: Dior Faces More Copycat Accusations In China

Update published August 4, 2022

Dior is facing cultural appropriation accusations in China once again. Its Fall 2022 products featuring what the house calls “Jardin d’Hiver” patterns have been called out by netizens for copying traditional Chinese painting styles. According to the product description on Dior’s official website, the collection is “a poetic and exotic representation of Monsieur Dior’s wall murals.” 

Netizens point out that Dior’s Jardin d’Hiver motif resembles traditional Chinese paintings of flowers and birds. Photo: Xiaohongshu

Following the recent scandal over the plagiarism of traditional Chinese horse face skirts — to which the French luxury titan has yet to issue a formal response — this latest controversy further bruises Dior’s image in the mainland. The hashtag #NewDiorProductsAllegedlyCopyingChineseFlowerandBirdPatterns currently has 3.5 million views on Weibo. But worse than that, angered users are rushing to comment under Dior’s newest posts on the platform as well as Instagram asking the brand to apologize. 

Strong sentiment for traditional Chinese wear has even manifested offline. Amid the ongoing backlash against Dior’s horse face skirt, around 50 Chinese students protested outside of the Paris Dior store in July, with the Weibo hashtag #ChineseStudentsinParisProtestAgainstDiorCulturalAppropriation gathering over 440 million cumulative views. 

Clearly, keeping silent and trying to go unnoticed isn’t working well for the house. 

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What Happened: Dior’s latest drop has caught the attention of Chinese netizens — for all the wrong reasons. Over the weekend, the French luxury house was accused of cultural appropriation by netizens and official media outlets such as Global Times and People’s Daily for launching a mid-length pleated skirt in its Fall 2022 collection that mimics the design of a traditional Chinese horse face skirt.

Horse face skirt, or mǎmiànqún​​ in Mandarin, is a Chinese garment that dates back to the Song dynasty. It

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New vintage designer clothes store ‘Pretty New Clothing’ opens in Elgin

A LOCAL businessman has opened a vintage designer clothes store in Elgin.

Pretty New Clothing is a new venture from Andrew Gentleman who owns Clean4Me in Elgin. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Pretty New Clothing is a new venture from Andrew Gentleman who owns Clean4Me in Elgin. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Andrew Gentleman owns Clean4Me on South Street and has worked in the cleaning industry in Moray for over 20 years.

However, recently he has expanded the business to sell vintage designer clothes as well with his new venture ‘Pretty New Clothing’ – inspired by former Oasis star Liam Gallagher’s own clothing label ‘Pretty Green’.

Andrew says that the expansion came about “naturally” and that it was time to “try something new” after more than two decades working in the cleaning industry.

“We used to clean a lot of Forces uniforms so what would happen is people would see them and tell us how smart they looked,” he said.

“Off the back of that I bought in a few uniforms just to display at first.

“From there it just kind of went from uniforms to vintage uniforms and then vintage clothing and nearly new clothing.

“That’s really how it all came together.”

Andrew said his expansion into selling clothes came about "naturally". Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Andrew said his expansion into selling clothes came about “naturally”. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Like many business owners in Moray, Andrew struggled to cope with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, his recent expansion into selling clothes alongside his cleaning business points towards a brighter future.

“Obviously it was a worrying time for us,” he said.

“It was quite scary actually, as it was for a lot of businesses, but we’ve rode the storm.

“I’ve thought about doing this for a while so I’m glad that I’ve finally done it.

“I’ve had a great response so far and the laundrette side of the business is always busy so I’m hopeful

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Daisy Lowe stuns in a leopard print swimsuit designed by her ‘incredible’ designer mother Pearl

She doesn’t shy away from showcasing her incredible physique on social media.

And Daisy Lowe exhibited her sensational body once again as she slipped her figure into a leopard print swimsuit shared to her Instagram account on Wednesday.

The model, 33, stunned in the one piece which was designed by her ‘incredible’ fashion designer mother Pearl Lowe. 

Gorgeous: Daisy Lowe showcased her sensational body once again as she slipped her figure into a leopard print swimsuit shared to her Instagram account on Wednesday

Gorgeous: Daisy Lowe showcased her sensational body once again as she slipped her figure into a leopard print swimsuit shared to her Instagram account on Wednesday

Posing poolside, the cover girl paid tribute to her mum’s talents and captioned the grid post: ‘Some of my best memories are made in swimsuits… this leopard dream is by my incredible mumma @pearllowe.’

Soaking up the sun at the unknown destination, Daisy wore a pair of matching oversized sunglasses while she layered two silver necklaces to accessorise her fresh summer-time look.

Looking relaxed and carefree, the fashion industry personality let her voluminous locks fall over her face in a fuss-free tousled style.

Praise: Daisy paid tribute to her mum's talents and wrote: 'Some of my best memories are made in swimsuits… this leopard dream is by my incredible mumma @pearllowe'

Praise: Daisy paid tribute to her mum’s talents and wrote: ‘Some of my best memories are made in swimsuits… this leopard dream is by my incredible mumma @pearllowe’

The snap comes after Daisy and her father Gavin Rossdale looked the picture of happiness as they posed for a family snap with the rocker’s three sons Kingston, 16, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, eight last month. 

They had a famously ‘rocky start’ to their father-daughter relationship after Daisy only discovered he was her biological parent at the age of 15. 

Posting the cheery group image to her Instagram, the fashionista simply captioned the gallery ‘July’. 

Happy family: Daisy and Gavin Rossdale looked the picture of happiness as they posed for a family snap with the rocker's three sons Kingston, 16, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, eight

Happy family: Daisy and Gavin Rossdale looked the picture of happiness as they posed for a family snap with the rocker’s three sons Kingston, 16, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, eight

Daisy 

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Elizabeth Olsen steps out in a stylishly casual look with no makeup as she shops for groceries in LA

Elizabeth Olsen was seen out and about in Los Angeles earlier on Friday as she ran a quick errand to pick up some groceries. 

The talented actress, 33, kept her look chic and comfortable, opting for an oversized button-up shirt and striped pants. 

The star is known for her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but will be stepping into new shoes by starring in the upcoming HBO true crime series titled, Love And Death. 

Shopping day: Elizabeth Olsen, 33, was spotted running an errands to pick up groceries in Los Angeles earlier on Friday

Shopping day: Elizabeth Olsen, 33, was spotted running an errands to pick up groceries in Los Angeles earlier on Friday 

The WandaVision actress kept her look simple as she picked up a few necessary items in the summer heat. 

She wore a large, yellow button-up shirt over a pair of striped, loose-fitting pants. 

To complete her overall ensemble for her outing, Elizabeth slipped into a pair of flat, open-toed sandals that coincided with the color scheme of her outfit. 

On-the-go: The Oldboy actress kept her look casual and comfortable for running errands in Los Angeles

On-the-go: The Oldboy actress kept her look casual and comfortable for running errands in Los Angeles 

The Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness star kept her accessories minimal, throwing on a pair of black sunglasses to shield her eyes from the sun. 

She also donned a brown watch on her left wrist to help her keep track of time amid a break in her busy schedule. 

Elizabeth slung a tote bag over her right shoulder with Daunt Books printed on the front to help her hold all her purchased items. 

The star also carried a black purse over her shoulder to keep additional items like a phone safe and sound. Her hair was parted to the side and her long locks were tucked into the back of the collar of her shirt. 

She chose not to wear any eye-catching makeup for her brief outing earlier

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Admiring Birthday Girl Sara Ali Khan’s Pretty Parade of Stunner White Outfits

There are fits and ensembles that are extraordinary. We’re here to discuss all things fashion. Our love for white dresses has recently increased, and in our opinion, these look the greatest. Well, something tells us that you’d live in these as much as we do since we want more little dresses. Let’s get you acquainted with Sara Ali Khan’s white tiny dresses because they are everywhere and because summer parties are soon to be at rage. Therefore, in actuality, you never arrive late for parties.

A sweet serve, yes? The Atrangi Re actress looked adorable as she was spotted in the city with her brother. She wore a V-neck dress with cuffs and a waist that were smocked. If you dress Sara’s super-cute outfit as she did with a colourful crossbody bag and strappy heels, it will be excellent for a date.

Sara Ali Khan with Ibrahim
Sara Ali Khan with Ibrahim

Start your day off well with breakfast and conclude it in style (think happy hours). Because you could wear a gorgeous dress for days on end without becoming tired of it. The 26-year-old wore a square neck, statement sleeves, monotone lace-embroidered dress. She completed her stylish ensemble with a purse and stilettos with a red lip print.

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A need for speed: When Dior met Gran Turismo

tainment – the digital Dior assets include a racing suit and customised, cream-coloured De Tomaso Mangusta, an Italian sports car manufactured between 1967 and 1971. 

These in-game items feature the Dior oblique motifs, ‘CD’ diamond initials, and a  “Christian Dior Atelier Avenue Montaigne” patch in a style similar to what you would have seen in the ’60s and ’70s. The cream-coloured sports car exterior features the number “47”, as a tribute to 1947.

The in-game digital avatar skin has been designed by Dior men’s artistic director Kim Jones. It consists of a yellow and grey racing suit, matching gloves, reinterpreted Diorizon shoes, and blue and grey helmet.

From 25 August, Gran Turismo 7 players will be able to apply the new and exclusive racing gear to their driver avatar in the game.

Inspirations for the designs were drawn from the glamourous Dior perfume adverts from the ’60s through the ’80s, which conveyed a luxurious lifestyle. During this era, high-end perfume brands sponsored famous car races, such as the Dakar Rally and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

This collaboration is vastly different to when other premium brands have made in-game skins for AAA games or created their own digital games and mini-games on platforms such as Roblox. The high-definition graphics and realistic look of Dior’s racing gear showcase a more elevated style that appeals to a Gran Turismo audience that has a love of luxury sports cars both modern and vintage. 

It might not be Dior’s usual style to design a racing suit and customise a sports car; however, the result is a highly sophisticated ensemble and sports car fit for real-life races. It makes you wonder why it has taken so long for games to take fashion seriously.

How fashion can make better games

With a well-known fashion

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Best Outdoor Clothing 2022 | Shopping

Since 1980 Mountain Supply has been outfitting mountaineers, backcountry skiers, backpackers and climbers with the gear and expertise they need for their outdoor adventures. The independent retailer’s won the best outdoor clothing store category for the past two years. The store’s support from the community stems from the customer service and expertise of its staff.

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“Our knowledgeable staff is really what sets us apart,” said Kevin Ganey, the general manager of Mountain Supply. “Not only do we have a little bit more of a specialized gear and a curated assortment within some of the best brands in the industry, but a wide selection of those brands as well. And really, our people and our staff really round out that in terms of being able to provide that amazing customer service, and maybe a little level of detail that you’re not going to get from the bigger box stores.”

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Those bigger box stores are surprisingly welcome competition to Ganey, who said the larger retail stores are usually the first step people take to the outdoors. As they continue and seek higher quality gear, they’ll eventually find their way to specialty retail stores like Mountain Supply. 

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“I think that we still maybe wouldn’t exist without some of those bigger stores that help bring a larger population into the outdoor space,” Ganey said. “We’re never going to say no to someone wanting to get into the outdoors; we think that’s probably one of the most healthy and best choices people can make. Especially as we’ve seen the last couple years with the global pandemic.”




FIRST PLACE: Mountain Supply

SECOND PLACE:  The Gear Fix

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Gigi Hadid Just Soft-Launched Her Own Line of Knitwear, Guest in Residence

Remember when everyone started knitting Harry Styles cardigans on TikTok? Well, it looks like Gigi Hadid is taking her quarantine hobby to the next level.

On August 4, the model shared a peek at her latest business venture in an Instagram dump. “Been workin on something …. with love, @guestinresidence 💛🧵 :),” she captioned the series of photos, which include Hadid looking over color swatches and plenty of cozy-looking knitwear. (In unrelated news, the latest Y2K trend coming back seems to be the puka-shell-necklace trend, as demonstrated by Hadid’s elevated pearl version in slide eight.)

Of course, many of Hadid’s 75.1 million followers, including her famous friends, are excited to see what the model is cooking up with Guest in Residence. “So excited about this 😍,” Hailey Bieber commented, while Laura Brown dubbed Hadid “The Mayor of Snuggletown.”

As of August 4, the Guest in Residence Instagram account has yet to post and the bio simply reads, “KNITTERS,” with a link to a website that doesn’t give fans much to go on. So far, there is only a logo and the option to subscribe to a newsletter.

Gigi Hadid also shared a sneak peek at the line on Instagram Stories. In the photo, which tagged the brand, Hadid is wearing a purple vest and yet another pearl and puka-shell necklace.

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According to her Instagram bio, which lists all her current roles, Hadid is the founder and creative director of Guest in Residence. Gigi Hadid has been modeling for the world’s biggest fashion brands since she was two years old, so it was just a matter of time before she dipped her toes into other sides of the industry. First, she took up instagram.com/gisposable/” data-ylk=”slk:photography,” class=”link “photography, and now she’s starting her own brand.

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