Style-o-Meter: July 24, 2013

SO HOT …

VINTAGE FESTIVAL GLASGOW (JULY 27 & 28)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA celebration of all aspects of vintage style and all eras, Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival will add a dash of retro glamour to the Merchant City Festival in Glasgow this weekend. There is a vast programme of events to be crammed into the two-day extravaganza, from movie screenings (Bugsy Malone, The 39 Steps and archive film footage of Glasgow in the 1930s) to dances (Soul Casino, Charleston Brunch, Let It Rock). To get you in the mood for your chosen activities, you can get your hair and make-up done in the style of your chosen era, and shop in the vintage market. Pick a decade and get into its groove!

COCKTAILS & COLE PORTER

If you’re in Edinburgh for the Fringe on August 5 or 6, and you fancy a sophisticated evening’s entertainment in classy surroundings – ie, the opposite of most Fringe fodder – then get yourself and your LBD along to Le Monde on George Street where the first British Vocal Jazz Festival will be launched in some considerable style with a duo concert of Cole Porter music by two top stars of the Scottish jazz scene: Carol Kidd (vocals) and Brian Kellock (piano). A swellegant party guaranteed. (Though I confess to being a little biased since I am donning my PR hat for the event.)

Clarins eye quartet

CAMOUFLAGE CHIC

One colour dominates the autumn make-up collections I’ve seen so far: khaki. So far, the coolest khaki about to hit the counter (in early August) is the latest Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette (£31; www.clarins.co.uk) from the autumn collection which is extremely wearable and easy to use, and complements blue and brown eyes especially well. Team with lashings of black mascara and a nude lip for a sexy, sixties effect.

SO NOT …

BAGS (UNDER THE EYES)

… and the latest way to try to avoid the bagpuss look is to roll Origins No Puffery Cooling Roll-On (£24; www.origins.co.uk) under the eyes of a morning. Not only does it cool and refresh the under-eye area, but it brightens the complexion and reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Roll up, roll up!

 

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