I’m loving anything that saves time at the moment. Shopping? Online. Eating? Preferably standing up and one-handed. Shoes? Slides. Cosmetics? The BB Cream from The Body Shop. The last time I shopped there, it was the late 90s and I wore the White Musk perfume and strawberry flavoured lip balm. Both Okka, who’s a fan of their Colour Crush Shine lipsticks, and Alexa, who swears by their Vitamin E series, made me revisit the brand. The BB Cream didn’t need a lot of testing as the make-up-particles in the lotion adapt to the skin tone. Plus, it requires less work than foundation, covers almost as well and – bonus! – you can apply it one-handed if need be. It might sound weird, but a touch of tinted moisturizer makes me feel less mumsy. Especially on those days when I suddenly notice at the supermarket till that I still have a swaddle cloth draped over my shoulder.
Selecting outfits is very easy for me at the moment. They only have to pass one test: are they resistant to baby spit? No wonder I’m drinking up all the streetstyle pictures from the shows like an It girl after a champagne drought. My first click every morning, as Arlo is drooling on the shoulder of the same-as-yesterday-grey-sweatshirt, is Sandra’s blog A Love Is Blind. She’s just so good at capturing the action on the street. A couple of days ago I noticed picture of Claire in the same orange skirt she had on when I photographed her last year, just worn with a different shirt. And I thought: that orange lifts my mood like the last days of summer we’re having in Berlin at the moment. Also: how very cool and likable that she’s getting noticed for her own style rather than for silly expensive or sponsored outfits that have become quite common at the shows. Which is exactly what Claire wrote a smart and fun piece about right here, featuring some of her looks from New York Fashion Week. Pretty much every outfit is an inspiration. Not just if you, like me, are dreaming of one day again being able to wear something that doesn’t have to be washed at 60 degrees.