“The It Bag is a totally marketed bullshit crap. You make a bag, you put all the components in it that you think could work, you send it out to a couple of celebrities, you get the paparazzi to shoot just when they walk out of their house. You sell that to the cheap tabloids, and you say in a magazine that there’s a waiting list. And you run an ad campaign at the same time. I don’t believe that’s how you make something that’s lasting — that becomes iconic as a design.” Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier
Is this the picture that first piqued my interest in all things pretty-tomboy? Jenny Howarth, a big name on the 80s London modelling circuit, epitomises the low-maintenance, fresh-faced, androgynous look that I always go back to. (And however bad I know it is, there’s no denying she looks damn cool smoking a fag.)
My secret frou-frou side is loving the branding of the new John Galliano Parlez-moi d’Amour fragrance, from the Ellen Von Unwerth photography and ad, to the bottle adorned with a wee postage stamp. I’d much rather have seen Georgia Jagger in the starring role rather than Taylor Momsen though. You?