How the French master the menopause
30th April 2018
‘They can replace hands and lungs, they can fit pacemakers, but they can’t do a damn thing about hot flushes,’ laments the lead character in the new French hit film Aurore, or I Got Life! to give it its English title. My first reaction on hearing this …
12th March 2018
I was first introduced to the brand Murad by a lovely celebrity make up artist called Oonagh (www.oonaghconnor.com). From the US, Murad was the first of the so-called ‘Dr. brands’, truly effective skin care based on scientific research. They have just …
Miracle boob job
18th January 2018
The actress Calista Flockhart once summed it up rather well. “I do wish my breasts were bigger,” she said. “Not big, but less small.” If you feel like Calista there is now something you can do about it, without resorting to surgery and with no scars. I …
All I want for Christmas is….
30th November 2017
Two of my favourite London-based beautifiers have joined forces to bring you an early Christmas present. The Harley Street clinic Medi-Lift and renowned hairdresser Michaeljohn in Knightsbridge are offering an exclusive seasonal bonus guaranteed to ge …
Supplement your beauty regime
19th November 2017
I have often thought that one day we will simply stop cooking and just live off little pills that ensure glowing health and longevity. Of course it will be a shame not to sit down and enjoy a romantic dinner, but think of the time you will save on the …
If it’s good enough for Kim…
12th November 2017
I don’t have much in common with Kim Kardashian. For example when I ask the question ‘does my bum look big in this?’ I prefer the answer to be no. But Kim and I do have one thing in common, a favourite eye cream. Made by a company called Stem Cell Beau …
Finally! A no-knife eye lift that actually works
27th August 2017
Helena hated her crinkly eyelids for years, but didn’t want surgery. Now she’s found a solution (but it’s not for the faint hearted) The morning of my eye lift treatment, I look in the mirror before I leave home and say a not-so-fond farewell to …
Helena Frith Powell was born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and Italian father, but grew up mainly in England. She is the author of eleven books, translated into several languages including Chinese and Russian. She wrote the French Mistress column The Sunday Times about life in France for several years. She is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Tatler Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.
Helena has been the editor of four magazines, including M Magazine, a supplement for the Abu Dhabi based National Newspaper and FIVE, a high-end fashion glossy, also published in Abu Dhabi. Helena was also editor in chief of 360 Life, a quarterly glossy magazine published with the Sports 360 Newspaper in Dubai, part of the Chalhoub Group. She writes a beauty blog wwwbeautyorbeast.uk.
Her third novel, The Arnolfini Marriage, based on a romance that evolves around a van Eyck masterpiece came out in 2016. As well as writing regularly for newspapers and magazines, Helena is also working on a thriller called Welcome to Sweden that will be published in spring 2018. Her latest non-fiction work Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles came out in hardback in 2016 and came out in paperback in April 2018.
Helena was educated at Durham University and lived in the Languedoc region of France for eight years, where the family still have a home. She lives between there and London with her husband Rupert and their three children.
More France Please, we’re British; Gibson Square 2004
Two Lipsticks and a Lover 2005; Gibson Square (hardback)
All You Need to be Impossibly French; (US version of above) Penguin 2006
Two Lipsticks and a Lover; Arrow Books (paperback) 2007
Ciao Bella Gibson Square; (hardback) 2006
Ciao Bella Gibson Square; (paperback) 2007
So Chic! (French version of Two Lipsticks) Leduc Editions 2008 (also translated into Chinese, Russian and Thai)
More, More France; Gibson Square 2009
To Hell in High Heels; Arrow Books 2009 (also translated into Polish)
The Viva Mayr Diet; Harper Collins 2009
Love in a Warm Climate; Gibson Square 2011
The Ex-Factor; Gibson Square 2013
Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles; Gibson Square 2016
The Arnolfini Marriage; Amazon Kindle December 2016
Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles (paperback); Gibson Square spring 2018
Welcome to Sweden; Gibson Square summer 2018