Carine and the girls

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]

Johnny Borrell is Burberryed up

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)…

Lazy Oaf x Underground shoes

News just in! Lazy Oaf has designed its first pair of shoes and aren’t they delightful? A special collaboration with Underground Shoes, these ‘Minnie Creepers’ are limited edition and available from the Fouberts Place store or online (Β£85).

And for today only, there’s 20% off in the store which means you can also get a bargain on their bright and beautiful clothes, accessories and stationery. Get in!

Art of the trench: Lahssan

The only benefit of having a dentist in Battersea is that the journey home inevitably involves the reward of a quick shifty in The Shop at Bluebird. In yesterday’s case, that ‘quick shifty’ amounted to a good 45 minutes. The buyers have upped their game by a huge leap this season and I’m told it’s looking even better for ss11.

I make no secret of the fact that I’m a big fan anyway. Maybe it’s that artfully presented mix of clothing (both obscure and established), books, furniture, magazines, music and knick knacks that always keeps my eyes darting in ten directions at once, but each visit allows for a new discovery. This time I fell in love with the clever trench coats by Lahssan. The capsule collection is simply a series of cropped trench coats with silk ‘fur-printed’ linings that feel beautiful and make for an interesting layering of textures and optical illusions. I couldn’t find much information online about Lahssan but I know he’s also stocked in Colette. I’d call that a name to watch…

[Images: The Shop at Bluebird, The Sartorialist]