Bronze Mood: September
September in the Southern Hemisphere is an annual hyphen between the brittle cold of winter and the life-affirming warmth that summer always brings with it. Those long, languorous afternoons by the pool are now is just an arm's reach away. These 30 days offer us a moment to pause, to notice the seasons changing in their captivatingly cyclical way: dry, tangled tree branches start to blossom with sweet scented blooms, the dark grey of the numbing tide melts into crystal shades of blue. Our clothes become a little lighter, the days stretch a little longer, we reach for softer fragrances that don't slump on the skin but dissipate weightlessly into the sunny spring air. This is a time for new beginnings (starting with a good exfoliation), for simplifying our beauty regimes to only the most dynamic, indispensable products and, as always, giving our tanning regime a sense of relaxation and ritual.
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Images: Todd Hido's interiors / Michelle Eabry by Peter Lindbergh / The Base Tote coming soon to a shoulder near you / Kate Moss by Tim Walker for LOVE / Still Life Polaroid by Andy Warhol / Sharon Tate by Roman Polanski for Vogue Paris, December 1976 / brass interiors by Vincenzo de Cotiis / Lara blends our cult-favourite LB Cream in Beige and Honey / interior by Brett Whiteley / Estelle Lefebure by Marc Hispard for ELLE France 1987 / Giselle Bundchen in Giorgio Armani / our 7-in-1 Velvet Bronzing Makeup Base