In the name of Santa Maria

The secret is finally out it seems; Santa Maria Novella is now available through Mr.Porter.

Don’t know about Santa Maria Novella? Understandable, up until know it has been hard to find and relatively unknown in most popular fashion cultural circles. They have no flashy ad campaigns nor huge celebrities pushing their brand. But trust me, this skincare is the real deal. But be warned, the price is not a deal.

Santa Maria Novella traces its roots back to1221 in Florence, when Italian monks started developing herbal remedies and potions for their monastery. The product soon became well known and in 1612, due to demand, they opened a pharmacy. It’s actually the oldest, still operational, pharmacy in the world. And Santa Maria Novella’s dedication to natural ingredients and quality hasn’t changed. They have been harnessing the benefits of herbs like gingko, mimosa, and natural antioxidants derived from fruits like papaya and aloe,  long before going ‘green’ was de rigueur.


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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

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