Art, clothes and coffee at the SHOWstudio cafe

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Where to go for a stiff espresso, some earnest culture debate and a spot of art-admiring that’s central but not besieged by tourists and prams? Ah hello the SHOWstudio art café – check you out with your artsy crockery, Brassai photos,  vintage coffee machine and fancy Keith Tyson for Mother of Pearl fashions…! Continue reading

How does trend forecasting work? (You can find out on Tuesday)

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Heads up! If you’re at a loose end next Tuesday evening, I’ll be speaking on a panel hosted by Grazia’s Paula Reed discussing the role of trend forecasting and its impact on design. Also on the panel: Topman’s Gordon Richardson, designer Tim Soar, stylist Alexis Knox and Isham Sardouk from Stylesight.


The event is open to the public and includes a one-night-only exhibition of vintage clothing by C20 Vintage. Tickets, £15. More info here.

Girls on wheels #5

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[Image credits:
ISYS
Bike Ladies Unite
Vans
Bike Ladies Unite
Corinne Day
ISYS
Asos
Bonpoint
Jessica Hart
Bike Ladies Unite
Bike Ladies Unite
Olympia Le Tan
Elle Canada
Lisa Eisner
Louise Dahl Wolfe
Vogue.com
Elfie Semotan/Allure]

We Can Be Heroes – the crowd-funded punk book

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Two weeks ago, while searching my poor, overloaded inbox (14,000 emails and counting, no time to even think about pruning them) for an email from Blitz London, I rediscovered one from The Blitz Kids. This site is a charmingly rough-n-ready resource for ’80s club culture-related info and photos – from Boy George to Lizzie Tear to Anna Piaggi. While reacquainting myself with the site, I clicked the link to Graham Smith and Chris Sullivan’s Unbound book project.

The book, We Can Be Heroes, boasts thirty years of punk and post-punk photo imagery by Graham Smith that until now has been languishing unloved in an attic. Ain’t that always the way? Coming to his senses and realising the value of these negatives (negatives! not even contact sheets!), Smith contacted fellow scenester Sullivan to add his wordy recollections to these evocative images, which are now being published via crowd-funding site Unbound.

There’s been a bit of a PR push, with a radio interview with Robert Elms and a Boy George article in The Guardian. Being kids of ’76, it made perfect sense that Smith and Sullivan would go the DIY route to getting their book published – wasn’t that the whole ethos of punk after all? So I have pledged my £30 to make this project happen. Not least cos it will be a bloody good read.

Supersized Levis on The Sartorialist

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What’s not to love about this picture? I adore the XXXL fit of the jeans, super-crunchy, stiff denim with not an ounce of stretch and the paperbag-like cinched waist. And the abbreviated proportions of the silky top (loose but well-fitting on the shoulders). The boots didn’t go down well on The Sartorialist but I actually think they bring the outfit into the 21st century. My bugbear is they’re fighting with the hem of the jeans, so if they were just an inch shorter (the boots not the jeans), the look would be more harmonious. But the overall effect of the outfit with the beautiful curls and retro red lip is nothing short of wonderful. What do you think?

[Image: The Sartorialist.com]

Kirsten Owen models for Rad Hourani

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Kirsten Owen still looking amazing in Rad Hourani’s unisex fashion film

RAD HOURANI COLLECTION #8 from RAD on Vimeo.

Our Exquisite Corpse at LN-CC

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LN-CC has got to be one of the most interesting stores around right now. What other store would sell these intricate Mexican beaded skulls by Our Exquisite Corpse alongside the Damir Doma and Jil Sander? Continue reading

Front row faces SS12

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I’ve never bothered with the front row pics on Style.com (ugh, ghastly celebs!) but I had to do some research for a publication so I had a wee nose. And frankly I was hooked!* These are my favourites…

Garance and her million dollar euro smile at Miu Miu
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How to wear your Hermes sari

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What do you mean you haven’t bought your Hermes sari yet? Chop, chop, they won’t stick around forever you know. While researching the Hermes sari on Google, I came across my own post from 2008. Check it out here if you want to learn how to drape a sari (Hermes or otherwise).

[Image Hermes SS08 from Style.com]

Quote of the day

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“So I asked Issey to make me some of his black turtlenecks that I liked, and he made me like a hundred of them.”
Who knew Steve Jobs was BFFs with Issey Miyake? (via Gawker)

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