Trend alert: SS12 – Prints get punchier

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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. Continue reading

Firenze4Ever Part 3: Ready, steady, shoot!

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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. Continue reading

Library Corner: Too Darn Soulful

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I’m in the thick of having a major clearout (I just chucked out ten years of Teen Vogues) so quite why I’m browsing new books I can’t tell you. But I just stumbled upon this little gem on sex, drugs and Northern Soul …

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Firenze4Ever part 2: Mulberry’s Tuscan tea party

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Far too much fun was had at the launch of Mulberry’s coffee table book on day 2 of Luisa Via Roma’s Firenze4Ever, where we played with the giant gold Mulberry bag, got tangled up in bag-shaped balloons and decorated our own sponge cakes. Continue reading

Firenze4Ever Part 1

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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. Continue reading

Anna Wintour: “Sometimes geeks can be chic”

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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 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

On Bass Weejuns, Tommy Hilfiger and the hunt for the perfect loafer

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Continuing my Vassar Girls theme, I’m currently obsessing about the demise of the beloved Bass Weejun. I used to admire them from afar as a teen when the rich kids at school used to buy theirs from Meenies in Kensington High Street or The Natural Shoe Store. Continue reading

Henry Holland x Neneh Cherry

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Now this is the kind of fashion film I like…

PRE COLLECTION SS12 from House of Holland on Vimeo.

Arthur Elgort’s Models Manual

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Congrats to Arthur Elgort on receiving the CFDA Board of Directors Award. As well as shooting eeendless high-energy Vogue editorials, let’s not forget his other outstanding contribution to fashion – Arthur Elgort’s Models Manual: Continue reading

Burberry Prorsum SS12 pre-collection

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Burberry got royally slated for its AW11 collection but personally I rather liked its beatniky 60s slant. And I like the SS12 pre-collection even more. I’m glad Christopher Bailey has moved on from the severely abbreviated dresses of the past few collections. Continue reading