How are Hermes bags made and why are they so expensive? If you, like me have pondered this while fawning over a £4000 Constance or a £6000 Birkin then I can finally answer with conviction. Continue reading
I spent this evening luxuriating in Space NK‘s new Beautannia Brighton bath oil, mainly to warm up my bones after seven days and seven nights of relentless April rain. I usually like deep relaxation bath oils – Liberty, Jo Malone and Aromatherapy Associates are my go-tos – but Brighton is fresher and perkier, and a little bit masculine. It’s based on a blend of sea moss, orris and grapefruit but I like it because it comes in a generous 245ml glass blottle (£42) and the scent infused the entire flat, making me feel like spring might finally be within grasp.
Space NK Beautannia bath oil, £42, launches May (I tried a preview bottle)
“To really have success and to really make it you need staying power. That’s not an accident. Those designers work at it all the time, they never stop.”
Calvin Klein on reality fashion TV, Fashionista
How gorgeous is this Chris Floyd film of Waris Ahluwalia for Mr Porter? Those delicious crimson accents at the end…! These films are shot in a couple of hours, with minimal crew and no script. Impressive, no?
As the fashion publishing industry continues to go through ongoing changes, magazines are testing different ways to extend their brand messaging beyond the paper page. While Hearst has launched Hello Style to beckon the Youtube generation to its titles, Vogue went the interactive route last week with its two-day Vogue Festival. Continue reading
New in at Anthropologie is a capsule womenswear collection by photographer Koto Bolofo. The story is quite lovely. Continue reading
Schiaparelli fever is about to kick in big time as The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute unveils its ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations‘ exhibition next month. Continue reading
Not got enough distractions in your life? Twitter and Pinterest not sucking enough productivity out of your day? Try this ‘Sheep Invaders’ video game instead. A twist on the cult Space Invaders game, menswear brand Monsieur Lacenaire promises one of its SS12 ‘Sheep Invaders’ knits to the highest scorer by May 1st…
Paging fans of Maarten van der Horst and his shouty Hawaiian florals! Tomorrow sees the arrival of Van der Horst’s debut Topshop capsule collection and having had an early preview I can say it’s worth getting excited about. The standout pieces are the boxy blazer, shirt and shorts, all in the same lush print that’s a dead ringer for the print in his St Martin’s graduate collection.
Above: L-R: Jacket, £130; Shorts, £60; Shirt, £70
I really like the masculine cut of the shirt which can be worn buttoned up or open like a jacket. The collection arrives in store at Oxford Circus and Knightsbridge plus online, with prices from £45 for a tee shirt (not shown).