Night at the museum


If you haven’t seen the Postmodernism exhibition at the V&A yet, may I politely suggest you get a wiggle on as it ends in two weeks. I recommend that you go on a Friday evening when the V&A is open ’til 10pm. I went yesterday with Hips Like Boys at 6pm and we practically had the place to ourselves. (more…)

From the vaults: Hotel Room With A View – Bruce Weber

I like coffee table books, especially photography ones, but I like books I can read too. This is a book I bought years ago that I often re-read. It’s full of advice snippets and interesting insights from Bruce Weber about his work process along with – of course – some beautiful and effortless-looking portrait photos. I like this quote on the back of the book… (more…)

Trend alert: couture coats


Damn you COS, I go into the store seeking Christmas pressy inspiration and come out with another coat I don’t need and a pair of socks. But how could I resist? This tailored couture-style coat has a really good cut, is nicely finished (I inspected from all angles) and has bracelet sleeves to accommodate all the Iris Apfel-esque bangles I plan to buy for the next season. This to me is a great day-to-evening coat. It’s not bulky but its cocoon shape means you can get a couple of layers underneath it if you must. (more…)

Introducing Avenue 32


β€œWe want Avenue 32 to offer a fresh and interesting mix of established and lesser known brands as we were both so tired of seeing the same brands on every single website or in every department store,” says Roberta Benteler, founder of the just-launched etail site that aims to give those brands more control over how they’re presented. (more…)

Winter sunnies alert: Sunpocket Gold

Booked your trip to the slopes for some post-Christmas posturing? Meh – me neither. But I will be poncing about the streets of NW10 in my Woolrich and aviators at the first chink of sunlight. You know I’m all about winter sunglasses and these folding Sunpocket Gold sunnies are speaking to me with their slightly seventies styling and 24 carat gold plated lenses (um, no idea what the benefit of gold lenses is but it sounds very fancy). Another selling point: they fold up and come in a dinky leather pouch. Available here.