Molton Brown celebrates 40 years with a collaboration with Giles Deacon

On St George’s Day, it seems only good and proper to celebrate the 40th birthday of an iconic British Brand. Luxury bath and beauty brand Molton Brown is, unbelievably celebrating its Ruby Anniversary this year, and in honour of this, they have collaborated with designer Giles Deacon to create a limited edition snuff lid for its amazing range of candles.

With only 400 in existence, this limited edition snuff lid is sure to become a collector’s item. It has been beautifully engraved by fashion designer Deacon, with one of his iconic signature patterns. Completed with Giles’s signature, this is a stunning object that is a fabulous tribute to both Giles and Molton Brown.

Exclusive Giles Deacon Medio Snuff Lid £19 click to visit Molton Brown

Patchouli & Saffron Candle with Exclusive Giles Deacon Snuff Lid £55 click to visit Molton Brown

Also, in celebration, and showing that Molton Brown has always had serious style credentials as well as heavenly products, the brand has released some publicity shots for its haircare range, dating from the early 1990s, and featuring a very young, and exquisitely beautiful, Kate Moss, no less.

A huge congrats to Molton Brown on this special birthday. With great products and innovative beauty, they are sure to be with us for a long time to come.

My Top 5 Picks from Molton Brown

Patchouli & Saffron Body Wash £18 click to visit Molton Brown

Women's Traveller £30 click to visit Molton Brown

Naran Ji Fine Liquid Hand Wash £16 click to visit Molton Brown

Cloudberry Nurturing Shampoo £18 click to visit Molton Brown

Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Eau Fraîche £31 click to visit Molton Brown

Gorgeously Glamorous Gold Beauty arrives at New Look

I can’t express how big a fan I am of the Gold by Giles Clothing range for New Look. In fact, I still possess a pair of ultra wedges from the very first Gold by Giles collection AND the carrier bag they came in. To put it quite simply, Giles Deacon is a British Fashion Icon and New Look is one of the best High Street stores, so this is a match made in Fashion heaven.

So you can imagine how happy I was to hear that Gold was branching out into beauty. This promised to be a collection that had the look and feel of a High End brand with all the value of New Look. And I am very pleased to say that I haven’t been disappointed. The Gold Beauty range is an absolute winner, with prices that will make you gasp.

The collection takes in almost all parts of your facial make-up regime (there  is no foundation at present – the emphasis is on colour).  Nails are also catered for in a range of coloured polishes and nail wraps in Jessie J style prints.  The polishes have a real high-end feel to them and the colours are both rich and varied. My personal favourite is the blue, which I have already purchased, but I also have my eye on the rich Red and the Black, which brings to mind a much lusted over shade from a very famous fashion house.

GOLD By Giles Red Nail Polish £2.99 

GOLD By Giles Black Gloss Nail Polish 

GOLD By Giles Cheetah Nail Wrap £5.99 

Ignore my grotty nails but look at that colour. Gold Beauty Blue £2.99 click to visit New Look

Gold Beauty pays lots of attention to the eyes. Colour is in the form of Quad eyeshadows which cost just £3.99, and come in shades like ‘envy green’ and ‘scandal eye’. There are gorgeous liquid eye liners in a wide range of colours including turquoise, which I think would give you the perfect Abba eye. For those special occasions, there are also false lashes and a great eyelash curler for a paltry £3.99. Cheap as chips as that permatanned man from Bargain Hunt used to say!

GOLD By Giles Envy Green Eye Shadow Quads 

GOLD by Giles Turquoise Liquid Eye Liner £2.99

The collection also incorporates both lip gloss tubes and lip gloss wands for looks that will take you from day to evening. The Beauty range is rounded off with blushers and bronzers that cost just £2.99 and will suit a range of skintones.

GOLD By Giles Berry Lip Gloss Tube 

GOLD By Giles Just Peachy Lip Gloss Wand £2.99 

GOLD by Giles Metallic Blusher Set 

The whole collection is well thought out, and unbelievably good value. Your cosmetic bag is just crying out for this. I defy you to stop at one piece.

To view the whole collection, click here.






Gold by Giles for New Look – sneak preview.

One of my favourite High Street/designer collaborations has to be the Gold by Giles Deacon collection for New Look. The British designer has produced fantastic collections for the High Street store since March 2007 (I still have a treasured pair of very high wedges and the special paper carrier bag from that first collection!), and I have a sneak preview of a couple of the new dresses that will be hitting stores the second week in June. As usual, these dresses are high on style, whilst retaining a purse friendly price tag.

This is a very special Gold by Giles collection. New Look have trawled the Gold archives and put past designs out to the customers to find which were the publics favourites. The unanimous choices have been given an update treatment and will be introduced into stores and  online in June.

New Look representatives say ‘Giles’ signature black and white stripes are updated with a floral crochet effect teamed with a one shoulder design.  The crochet theme carries through to the all black tulip sleeve cutwork shift dress, perfect for this year’s Ladies Day at the races.  More casual styles are given an element of sexiness by adding a slit to the berry red one shoulder jersey maxi and colour update to the 1940s poppy print chiffon tea dress.’

With prices starting at £44.99, I predict that these dresses will be instant sell – outs. The beautiful, classic designs ensure that the pieces will enhance your wardrobe for years to come