Could Mulberry be any more like the British version of Marc by Marc Jacobs (well, creative director Emma Hill did used to work there)? The youthful styling, the quirky branding, the cult status handbags, the It Girl following … it’s certainly ticking all the right boxes. Continue reading
I’m all about minimalist silhouettes in maximalist colours for aw11 – as demonstrated in this electric red boy’s coat from Blumarine.
Blumarine coat, Luisa Via Roma
These YSL Vans-style shoes are all sorts of fabulous. Back in their hey day, Vans were quite often produced in the maddest, campest prints and colours, it all went with the punk-surf territory. But YSL aren’t the first to do a punk-luxe skate shoe – remember the Giles Deacon Bottega Venetas of 2000? Electric pink and black leopard print canvas with clutch bags to match – ah yes, I remember them well. Continue reading
During my recent two-day residency at Browns, alongside the Club Monaco knits and Celine sunglasses, I couldn’t help cuddling a particular little lady-bag in pebbled grey leather. It turned out this classic, structured number is a new member of the Browns family – the very first own-label handbag. Continue reading
Found! This complete gem of a Youtube video on Peter Beard and the Elephant Parade. Watch in wonder…
Contrary to Tom Ford’s ‘keep it exclusive’ stance, it’s becoming more common for fashion followers to expect a preview of the new collections in some form or other. We already have the pre-show behind-the-scenes tweets (Pat McGrath is single handedly killing it with her menswear show tweets this week), but I’m also loving the revealing of the mood board – as seen in yesterday’s piece by Suzy Menkes on Kim Jones’ first collection for Louis Vuitton. Continue reading
It’s here! No, not the super-streamlined Blackberry Playbook but its accompanying collection of deluxe accessories. Winkreative commissioned seven leading accessory brands to whizz up these lush cases to tote the device in and I think they’ve done a pretty wonderful job. Continue reading