THE beauty fix:
Eau d’Italie, Paestum Rose
Perfume is the ultimate final touch for any evening look, but finding 'the one' can be a challenge. Enter Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose, a delicate blend of Turkish Rose, pink pepper and just the right amount of warming incense to make it the perfect night-time scent.
The cool style of '40s icon Veronica Lake
Who: Charismatic Hollywood actress, best known for her femme-fatale role in cult '40s movie Sullivan's Travels, and that trademark wavy hair.
Her look: Subversive glamor: pin-curl waves, lingerie-inspired silk dresses and embellished heels.
Runway tribute: See the fluid, floor-grazing gowns at Chloé.
How to wear it now: Channel edgy, A-list allure in sheer pieces, starlet heels and a jeweled ear cuff.
Words: Amy Wilson-Thomas; Natalie Rigg. Photograph: Alamy