Cos has finally launched online, meaning all you non big-city dwellers can now see what all the fuss is about. As modern minimalist as the products and stores, the online operation is stripped right back to basics. Here’s a few things that tickle my fancy… Continue reading
As has been breathlessly reported for months, Olivia Palermo is launching a blog. And it arrives next week (read Fashionista’s interview with OP here). As I wrote recently, it’s the natural move for the fashion plate to move into editing her own site and as I also predicted, the focus won’t be purely fashion but lifestyle. Another smart move, there will be ‘click to buy’, not only a way to monetise (I presume it will be an affiliate model) but a good way to research what brands her readers are interested in.
Will you be reading Olivia Palermo’s blog?
As I mentioned before, Anya Hindmarch likes to take a theme and run with it. For her SS12 showcase at London Fashion Week, she hired the defunct Strand tube station along from Somerset House and themed her collection accordingly. Continue reading
One of the many benefits of being freelance (aside from swerving endless budget meetings and the rush hour commute) is the freedom to drop everything for an impromptu visit to Bicester Village. And so my London Fashion Week of shows and soirees ended with a jaunt to Oxfordshire hosted by the Bicester Village online team. Continue reading
This Saturday I’ll be at Westfield London‘s Car Bootique along with The Style PA, and Fashion Foie Gras giving blogging tutorials to anyone who wants to start a blog or learn how to take theirs to the next level. I’ll be hosting the
advanced* intermediate session for 20 people at 430pm so if you’ve been blogging for a while and feel you’ve plateaued or simply want to pick up some tips, this could be a good opportunity to pick my brains and do a bit of networking.
I have been given 5 tickets to offer my followers so if you’d like one, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘BLOGGER TUTORIAL’ in the subject bar, a link to your blog, a phone number and a short biog. If you’d rather go to The Style PA’s beginner’s class at 130pm or Fashion Foie Gras’ intermediate session at 3pm, apply here.
*Update: Seems there aren’t as many takers for an advanced blogging class so we’ll be adding intermediates as well. Email me if you’re interested.
Thanks to everyone who bid on the wonderful one-off Secret Tees produced by some of the country’s best creative talent. Now I can reveal who designed what for Harvey Nichols’ Fashion’s Night Out auction, with all proceeds going to my favourite charity, Kid’s Company… Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to post these photos from the Blitz London launch for weeks. The store got the thumbs up from my fellow blogger attendees Discotheque Confusion, The Women’s Room and Bish Shops, who all agreed it was exciting, spacious and engaging. On my part, I enjoyed meeting the manager John Howlin, who immediately grabbed my vintage cheerleader’s jacket, studied the seams and proceeded to tell me its history. Continue reading
My sister sent me this YouTube cinefilm video because it features our old school in the second part. However I was more interested in the nostalgic skateboarding footage at the beginning…