So you liked the Prada Resort scarf-shoe but thought it was a one-off? Nay, nay and thrice nay – the blighters are all over the ss10 press days! Brian Atwood’s are a froth-fest of chiffon and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them coddling Carrie Bradshaw’s ankles in the next SATC movie.
Gap’s interpretation is a muted bandana print on a nude cork wedge. The next few days see press days from Asos, River Island, Warehouse, Urban Outfitters and M & S, wonder how many more scarf-shoes will show up?
It’s a shame no-one writes letters these days, aren’t these stamps just the best way to pretty up a lacklustre envelope? Royal Mail are releasing these iconic album cover stamps on January 7th 2010. I’m not wasting them on my council tax bills so into my scrapbook they’ll go…
In the meantime, here’s a lovely little song about sending letters…
…Then head to this blog. Blue will be selling off a whole load of i-Ds and Vogues v v soon…
Another update: The mags go on sale next week (w/c Nov 30th). More details here
If you’re a fashion blogger or have any interest in the future of fashion blogs (which I’m guessing you are/do as otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this), you must read this compelling article by Nicola Copping in the FT about fashion bloggers and brands. One of the points it flags up is the attention bloggers are getting from brands keen to engage with them and how a blogger handles the seductive nature of being courted. Once a brand starts paying you attention, showering you with compliments and offering you
freebies products for ‘review’, it can become increasingly hard to maintain your integrity. Brands and PR agencies are now hosting blogger meet-and-greets in order to build relationships with bloggers in a similar way to the PR-journalist relationship. But blogs aren’t magazines and bloggers don’t *have* to follow a code. However, in reality it’s very hard to be impartial about a brand or product if you have met and liked its representative, it makes you feel like a bit of a bitch if you have a negative viewpoint.
I can’t get over Olympia Le Tan’s new line of limited edition clutches. In the style of a classic first-edition book cover, these boxy clutches are appliqued, embroidered, Liberty-print lined and bursting with charm. Due to land at Browns in time for Christmas…
[Double click for a closer look)
What’s everyone up to this weekend? I’m supporting my favourite charity, Kids Company on Sunday morning by handing out leaflets for Gladrags & Handbags, a designer fashion sale in association with Harper’s Bazaar. If you fancy supporting the charity in an utterly selfish way (ie, shopping for yourself), then get yourself down to London on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. All the details are here.
Alternatively, go to the Really, Really Great Garage Sale, in the car park at Selfridges on Sunday 15th July and help support Kids Company as part of Mothers4Children.
There are boyfriend shirts and there are boyfriend shirts. On the one hand, you get the girl who throws on her boyfriend’s old Gap plaid shirt, half-tucked into her Current Elliots, with sleeves rolled up for Sunday afternoon slouching. On the other you have Carine Roitfeld. The editor of French Vogue brings a whole new meaning to boyfriend shirt as she can literally wear her boyfriend’s shirts. Her boyfriend is Christian Restoin, the original creator of Equipment shirts (trademark style – loose cut, soft fabric, patch pockets) and soon we can wear Carine’s boyfriend’s shirts too as Equipment has now been relaunched for SS10.
Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect…
Read more here.
*OFFICIAL: No, she isn’t!