Painting the Face of Marie Antoinette

"Marie Antoinette was a product of grotesque inequalities, but she was also a woman with no power, an innocent lamb heading towards inevitable slaughter."

Downtown Society

"Never, ever acknowledge anyone famous while walking down the street because, after all, you’re a New Yorker, which makes you famous in a way, too."

Slow Curtain

Tom Johnson captures the euphorically exhausted Theo Adams company dancers, moments after giving the performance of their lives.

Beauty Parlour by Bruce Gilden

“Beauty, I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My pictures aren’t pretty, they are beautiful. I don’t like pretty pictures."

Naked Vanity. Chapter One

Photographer Yelena Yemchuk discusses her unique friendship with her creative muse; model Guinevere Van Seenus, and the first chapter of their ‘Vanity’ project.

William Farr X MAC

We celebrate the launch of MAC's Prep + Prime Fix+ Scents with an installation by artist William Farr: flowers made from detritus found on the streets of Peckham.

David Sims and Lucia Pieroni

"When I'm creating a makeup, I’m much more inspired by art than I think I am by anything else so it often becomes quite a.


Hair stylist Roger Cho collaborates with British-born Chinese photographer Paul Phung and stylist Karlmond Tang on a series celebrating their multi-cultural backgrounds. 

Laser Quest. Opinions on Pubic Hair

Writer Leanne Cloudsdale takes a trip down puberty lane and wonders why when it comes to pubes, some of us whip it off whilst others.

Elinor Carucci: Closer

What defines fine art photography from an every day image on social media? Photographer Elinor Carucci gets closer and captures emotion, drama, sensuality and vanity.

Beauty Portfolio: Physicality

"The story is about textures in make-up in a rough way. A personal vision on the contrasts of materials and skin. Something emotional, raw, strong.

Jenne of Arc: Legendary Fashion

Jenne Osterhoudt is a collector and founder of The Arc: an archive of incredible fashion. Beauty Papers takes a trip back to the 90's.