‘It is like having a magic wand’
9th July 2017
Helena Frith Powell has spent decades trying to eradicate stubborn stomach fat and tries the new Tripolar machine as it is able to ‘sculpt’ any tummy. The fat-busting treatment costs £300 a session but for Helena it is worth it… By Helena Frit …
Finally a cure for the curse of WRINKLY KNEES!
15th January 2017
New Harley Street treatment sees medical threads inserted into the skin to tackle sagging problem areas (with some VERY surprising results) By Helena Frith Powell For The Daily Mail When I was in France on holiday about a year ago, I first noticed a se …
Can a mask made of algae really perk up your breasts?
18th December 2016
Revolutionary beauty therapy promises to bring out the best in your bosom By Helena Frith Powell For The Daily Mail Apparently, we Brits are blessed with the most impressive breasts in Europe. The average size in the UK is between 36C and 34E, and it i …
What’s it like to follow Trinny’s bizarre £10,000 beauty regime?
7th December 2016
HELENA FRITH POWELL dared try it for a month – vampire facials and all Have you wondered what it would be like to have all the money and time in the world to spend making yourself look younger? That’s the life former TV presenter Trinny Woodall, who’s …
The new trick to look younger? Go half grey!
25th September 2016
One dye-hard brunette tries out the latest age-defying salon treatment Dyeing my hair was one of the first things I ever did to fight the ageing process. I was in my mid-30s when the first bits of grey poked through. I remember being livid. As well as …
A smart woman’s guide to ageing well in ten top tips
29th August 2016
Author Helena Frith Powell shares her top 10 tips to ageing well – and her list of things to avoid… Mix a face oil with a nourishing face mask for extra effect Top top tips for avoiding wrinkles 1: Embrace face oils As our skin ages it gets drier. Face …
‘You’ll just feel a scratch,’ says Dr Viel, wielding a giant knitting needle
19th July 2016
It’s the most drastic anti-ageing treatment in Britain, but would a procedure that injects your own stomach fat into your face give your correspondent new skin? There are times in your life when you wonder what you are doing and why. As I lie on …
What happened to Hugh?
3rd June 2016
My husband’s and my reaction to the images of Hugh Grant doing a great impression of a beached whale in Mallorca were very different. “How disgusting,” I said, pushing away my breakfast. “There’s no excuse for that.” “How marvellous,” said my husband. …
Smart women don’t get wrinkles
10th May 2016
My new book is out. It all started with a flourish this weekend when the Daily Telegraph serialised it (link below). Publishing a book is a bit like having a baby. There is a long gestation period, followed by the new-born phase where you have to help …
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