The Financial Times on blogger influence and the commercial clout of online tastemakers

Much food for thought in yesterday’s FT article on the power of online tastemakers to shift product. Do also read the second piece on digital marketing agency Joyn* and French company Linkfluence which digs deeper into data analysis ( fyi ‘data’ is going to be one of the big watchwords for 2012).

[*Full disclosure: Disneyrollergirl is listed in the Joyn report and featured on their site]

On advertising as editorial and Burberry’s SS12 campaign

This time last year I was in the thick of researching an article for H&M magazine on the increasingly mainstream appeal of fashion advertising. I spent hours refreshing The Fashion Spot forums hungry for news of the emerging SS12 ad campaigns to ensure my summer 2011 feature was up to date. (more…)

Beauty booty: gift ideas

Beauty gifts are my go-to solution when I’m stuck for ideas. They’re usually affordable, hopefully useful and I only go for things that I think are beautifully presented. So obviously anything Chanel is number one choice, even if it’s something mundane like these eyelash curlers… (more…)

Hermes pop-up scarf boutique at Harrods

If this year wasn’t all about extravagant scarf prints, next year certainly will be. If you’re going to buy a posh silk scarf, you might as well make it an Hermes one and to entice you even more, Hermes has set up a special pop-up scarf boutique at Harrods (in the Room of luxury 2 on the ground floor) where every Wednesday and Friday afternoon between now and 2nd January 2012, you can learn how to tie a scarf like a pro. (more…)

Mulberry’s making-of video and more profit rises


Like other luxury leather-goods brands Hermes and Loewe, Mulberry has created a video to celebrate the makers of its highly collectable bags. The video is narrated by CEO Godfrey Davis and shows workers at the factory in Somerset making handbags and talking about the apprentice programme and new factory extension. (more…)