After completing an internship at W and her master’s in journalism, Meg Hemphill moved to N.Y.C., where she worked at InStyle, covering fashion, beauty and home. Following that, she pursued a career as a freelance writer, covering wellness, parenting, automotive, travel, fashion and beauty for international and domestic publications including The Hollywood Reporter, HuffPost and AutoTrader. She’s a passionate bookworm, healthy-food cook, world traveler, lover of most things French and old movies. Her three key life skills include parallel parking, fast typing and uncorking champagne.
Here’s how people took care of themselves a century ago in the Downton Abbey era.
Shaved brows, potentially-deadly hair dryers, and nail art? All par for the course in the 1920s.
Because, yes, the Earl of Grantham needs to be conscientious of sun damage.
The new characters bring a fresh vivacity to the halls of Downton and the French Riviera.
How a Downton Abbey-era lady would prep if she had today’s arsenal of skincare, makeup and haircare.
Practical Mother's Day gift ideas she'll actually use.
Fuller, more pigmented lips are on the menu.