“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
[Bottega Veneta bag, Netaporter.com]
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.)
Wishing peace and fun times to all who pass this way. Enjoy the break!
[Image: Tim Walker, Vogue]
Now that I’m getting to grips with the red lipstick thing (I know, a bit late to that party), I’m totally up for matching lips and nails. Revlon make really great quality nail polishes and I love the bold minimalism of this look, don’t you?
In these pictures from Into The Gloss, Juju Ivanyuk is wearing Revlon’s All Fired Up on the nails and Fire & Ice (my mum’s fave) on the lips…
[Images: Into The Gloss]
Having recently discovered the joys of silk shirting (hello Freda at Matches), I have just copped a load of Joanna Sykes’ silky somethings in the My-wardrobe sale. As well as her silk shirts (which I have to say are my new obsession), I’m also rather taken with the elegant-but-slouchy tees and little camisoles…
Khaki silk shirt,
Ink silk pocket tee,
White silk camisole,
At times like this I really miss the days of working in an office and having full time access to a colour photocopier. It made my Christmas wrapping process so much more fun. Just thumb through the pages of Vogue/World of Interiors/Interview, slap selected pages on copier, enlarge x200% and press copy. Result: lovely glossy A3 pages for personalised gift wrapping
and a queue of disgruntled interns behind.
These days I have to settle for the lush pages of How To Spend It but I do find them a wee bit thin and those staples are a bore. So I love the idea of Brit photographer Janette Beckman’s ‘newspaper’, featuring 24 pages of her famous 70s-80s youth culture portraits. Perfect for wrapping anything music, photography or fashion-related and yes, I would totally be that person who rescues the paper after the gift has been unwrapped…
Zut alors! Carine Roitfeld has quit Paris Vogue! Where will she go? Will she become Tom Ford’s full time muse? Will Katie Grand move in to PV towers? Who knows. All I know is it gives me a great excuse to show you my favourite picture of the Paris Vogue team…
[Image: Terry Richardson for Self Service magazine]
Is Christopher Bailey a frustrated rock star? How else to explain his out-of-control obsession with Brit indie music? Why, even the hold music for Burberry HQ consists of warbling Bailey-approved Brit bands – talk about attention to detail.
From the look of this image of Johnny Borrell recording for Burberry, I’d say something’s definitely up – *gasp* – surely not a Burberry-sponsored stab at the Christmas number one? Say it ain’t so (although Borrell and Edie Campbell in a Burberry-wardrobed, Testino-directed video would be damn cute)…