Northern Woman

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Adèle Robinson
Hairstylist at Company Haicutters

" I think looking after your skin is very important. I spend a lot on skincare products, ranging from Guinot to Eve Lom. I change products quite regularly, as I find my combination skin gets used to them easily. At the moment, I'm using an Eve Lom cleanser; and Origins toning solution and moisturiser for 'skin that acts confused'.

"My make-up routine is quick and easy. I wear Mac Powder Foundation because its quick to apply and suits my skin type. I also wear a Guerlain lipstick - a strong reddy-brown colour as it suits my pale complexion; and a coat of Lancôme Definicils Mascara.

"My hair is cut by one of my own staff, whenever I can get an appointment, believe it or not! I use Diacolour - a semi-permanent colour which lasts 6-8 weeks - to give my hair shine and to cover the few little white hairs I'm starting to notice.

"After standing all day, the last thing I want to do is exercise, but it has to be done. My boyfriend is World Kickboxing Champion, so really, exercise is hard to avoid!

I go to Visage beauty salon once a week for a facial: it's my one indulgence. After spending all week making other people look good and pampering them, I feel I deserve it. When I'm 60, my skin should look great; but if not, I would consider cosmetic surgery.

"My one bad habit is that I bite my nails. My favourite perfumes are Bulgari and L'Eau d'Issey, depending on what mood I'm in. "As for designers, my taste ranges from Alberta Ferretti through Anna Demeulemeester, to our own local student designers - stars in the making.

The suit I'm wearing in the photograph represents the kind of thing I would usually wear - I feel like me in it. The coat is one of my favourite things - its about eight years old, and it looks really glamorous without being pretty. It was made by a student designer called Sally Titterington. I always wear black, so when brown became "the new black", I wore the old one-black……?

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