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Beauty Full Lives

Journalist Madeleine Spencer is joined by a guest to reflect on the challenges and triumphs they've faced throughout their lives, and to touch on the beauty memories and rituals - if any - that have played a role or had resonance.


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  • 7. Bay Garnett

    39:53
    In this episode, Madeleine is joined by the stylist Bay Garnett, the celebrated stylist who pioneered second hand clothing and made thrifting part of mainstream culture again.We talk about that, and many other things from the skinny culture that still prevails in fashion, why some fashion people are a bit snobby about make-up, the Charlotte Tilbury mascara tip she live, and her views on injectables. Bay is a perfume person, and her list of favourites she shares during this episode is testament to her excellent taste - as is her assertion that ‘no one was more stylish than Elvis’ - a sentiment I am wholly behind.The episode was produced by Rich Jarman, with artwork by Sung Lee.

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  • 6. Ella Ward

    01:02:17
    In this episode, Madeleine Spencer is joined by the writer Ella Ward, who, in Ella's words "has worked in advertising for 22 years. This means she has a proclivity for profanity and doesn’t respect punctuation. In 2018 she was hit with the cancer stick, which apart from being rather frightening also encouraged a foray into oversharing on Instagram, and then – magically – writing. Her first book, 27 Letters to my Daughter, was released through HarperCollins Australia in 2022. A novel is on its way. Ella lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, child, dog, cat and many neuroses."During the episode, we touch on all those things, and others besides - the joy of bright pink lipstick, especially. You may find some of the topics triggering, so do please be aware of that when listening.The episode was produced by Rich Jarman, with artwork by Sung Lee.
  • 5. Elle Macpherson

    26:04
    In this episode, Madeleine Spencer is joined by the Australian model, actress, and businesswoman Elle Macpherson.During the episode, Elle discusses how her wellness pillars keep her looking and feeling her best at 60, and which habits, supplements, and mindsets serve her particularly well - and why she feels so strongly about WelleCo.This episode is powered by Happy Mammoth’s Hormone Harmony supplement. Using science-backed ingredients, Hormone Harmony is designed to help reduce the effect hormonal wobbles have. For a limited time, you can get 15% off on your entire first order at happymammoth.com using the code TBD at checkout. The episode was produced by Rich Jarman, with artwork by Sung Lee.
  • 4. Amanda Knox

    01:04:18
    In this episode, Madeleine Spencer is joined by the exonerate, journalist, public speaker, podcast host, and author Amanda Knox.Between 2007 and 2015 she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for murder and every single one of those years was splashed across the front pages of newspapers worldwide - often accompanied by the nickname “foxy knoxy”, which she explains in this episode was merely a soccer nickname from school reporters took to because, well, the world had by this point deemed Amanda foxy, her appearance making her more newsworthy. In this episode, Amanda tells her story and also adds the human experience of those traumas such as the challenge to overcome her claustrophobia in prison, what she eventually ate on being released, finding herself opening doors for the first time in years and talks about moments we know from the press, but with her details, her feelings and thoughts throughout.The episode was produced by Rich Jarman, with artwork by Sung Lee.
  • 3. Alicia Silverstone

    34:31
    In this episode, actress and activist Alicia Silverstone talks about how she came to be a household name, some of her experiences with expectations and the attitudes of the time in which she found fame, why she'd much rather be on a sofa or with her dogs than grooming herself, and how she plans to approach the signs of advancing age.The website Alicia mentions in the episode is mykind.This episode is powered by Amly Botanicals. For 22% off your order, use the code BEAUTY22 at checkout at amlybotanicals.co.uk.The episode was produced by Rich Jarman, with artwork by Sung Lee.
  • 2. Giselle La Pompe-Moore

    01:19:22
    Author, artist, and slow-living advocate Giselle La Pompe-Moore believes that everything you need to be content lies within, and that there are no barriers to spirituality - you just have to take a moment to take it in (which, incidentally is the name of her book, Take It In). She joins me in this episode to discuss how she entered through the frenzy of modern life and found that doing less helped her to find her inner core self - and use it to help others do the same. There's a guided meditation at the end of the episode, if you'd like to partake. This episode is powered by Amly Botanicals. For 22% off your order, use the code BEAUTY22 at checkout at amlybotanicals.co.uk.The episode was produced by Rich Jarman, with artwork by Sung Lee.
  • 1. Lisa Eldridge

    55:27
    In this episode, the make-up artist, author, and YouTuber, Lisa Eldridge, talks about her life story, how she parlayed a passion for make-up into a hugely successful career, the eras she finds most inspiring, and which products from her bestselling range she' match up to some of her A-List clients...This episode is powered by Amly Botanicals. For 22% off your order, use the code BEAUTY22 at checkout at amlybotanicals.co.uk.The episode was produced by Rich Jarman, with artwork by Sung Lee.