Mulberry’s global push

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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

Models with attitude

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An email just came in from a high street store announcing its new face for high summer and autumn/winter. Unfortunately, the news is embargoed til next week so I can’t name names but the model in question is a prominent UK blogger with attitude. Why is this interesting? Two reasons. One, it underscores the theory that models these days need more than good looks, they need personality. Models with attitude add extra energy to everything they do, they add their own stamp to the styling and make the pictures pop. Two, a blogger-as-spokesmodel is a pretty smart move on the part of the marketers. Bloggers have added value because they’re great communicators. They have a ready made platform to publicise the campaign – add together their blog, Twitter and Facebook followers and you have a pretty wide reach. (Hunter wellies obviously thought so when they signed up Liberty London Girl.) Bloggers also have entrepreneurial spirits so it will be interesting to see how the blogger-as-model trend develops. We’ve seen plenty of celebrities go from face-of to creator-of, let’s see if bloggers follow suit.

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Buy it now: coats

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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 Continue reading

Vans go wild

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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

Pic of the day: Kate Moss and Hamish Bowles at Glastonbury

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I interrupt this stupidly scorchio afternoon’s sunbathing with this corker of a photo…

That’s all.

Introducing Browns’ ‘Melissa’ handbag (and some other nan bags I’m eyeballing)

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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

VIDEO: Peter Beard in action

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Found! This complete gem of a Youtube video on Peter Beard and the Elephant Parade. Watch in wonder…

On Louis Vuitton, Peter Beard and mood board moments

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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),┬ábut 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

Whatever happened to…

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…Pierre et Gilles?

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Blackberry Playbook: the accessories

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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

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