Quote of the day

“Our customer may pull back, but she won’t pull out and she won’t trade down. Remember, when our customer tightens their belt, it’s generally ostrich or alligator.”
Neiman Marcus CEO Burt Tansky on the subject of the economic slowdown

Tim Walker: the book!

Accompanying the Tim Walker exhibition will be this book. At Β£75* it’s not cheap but wait, it has 320 pages of weird and wonderful Walkerness! That’s twice as many pages as the other Tim Walker book I have…sigh. Now, would it be too crazy to organise a flash mob of balloon-clutching Walkerettes for the opening party?

*Correction: it’s Β£70

Tim Walker LIVE!

Oh my God, oh my God, I feel literally faint with excitement! Thanks to props/accessory designer Fred Butler, I have just found out that the Tim Walker ‘I Love pictures’ exhibition is finally landing in London at the Design Museum from 9th May-7th September. I can only begin to imagine how they will design the exhibition as obviously Walker’s shoots themselves are prop and set-heavy extravaganzas. If you love his theatrical British-eccentric aesthetic then you’re in for a proper treat.

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Don’t touch the hair

Could the silk headscarf, the trademark of our very own Queen really be a serious contender for hot new headwear trend? It was used liberally in the A/W D&G show and I spotted two Fendi silk scarves at the Urban Outfitters press day (yes – Fendi at Urban Outfitters, who knew!). All it needs is for Mary-Kate Olsen to give it a spin – well she did with the Prada turban and this rather dubious puffy Marc Jacobs headband, go on MK, I dare you!