Trend alert: SS12 – Prints get punchier

Something tells me that punchy, head-to-toe prints will be the new colour-block come SS12. Taking the lead from Prada ss11, we have seen extreme, colourful prints from three highly influential brands: Celine resort ss12, Preen resort ss12 and Prada menswear ss12. (more…)

Firenze4Ever Part 3: Ready, steady, shoot!

A bit like a fashiony take on Ready Steady Cook, the concept of the Firenze4Ever Style Lab is you get given your ingredients – the team (model Seo, photographer Gianluca, assistant Carlotta) plus a delicious spread of the AW11 collections for you to whizz up a (hopefully) delicious, sartorial concoction. Against the clock, you prep, style and art direct your shoot before editing down to a final selection. (more…)

Firenze4Ever Part 1

I was chuffed to bits to be invited to Florence for the weekend as a guest of Luisa Via Roma. Taking part in the third Firenze4Ever blogger event, I got to gad about the cobbled streets of Florence, hob-nob with some of my fellow bloggers from around the world, style my own shoot with the first drop of autumn-winter collections, and stuff my face with cake at Mulberry’s book launch tea party. (more…)

Anna Wintour: “Sometimes geeks can be chic”

Anna Wintour’s regulation five-word* acceptance speech at the Webbys was witty if slightly inaccurate.

“Sometimes, geeks can be chic” she quipped, while picking up a People’s Voice award for Vogue.com. I’d argue that there’s nothing geekish about technology now – it’s been chic for at least two years. What do you say?

*every winner’s speech was limited to five words