Something about Mathilde Laurent…


At Cartier’s launch for its new Declaration d’un Soir men’s fragrance yesterday (on sale October), I met in-house ‘nose’ Mathilde Laurent, a self proclaimed neo punk. “I like to listen to The Cure and Siouxie and the Banshees really really loudly in the office!” she revealed when discussing how she goes about her working day. (more…)

Buy it now: Summer days




News just in: summer has arrived – cue Stella beach stripes, Mary Katrantzou florals and Carven zigzags. But let’s not forget the inevitable nightly chills, hence a Kenzo sweater and Chloe boots. Plus Essie fuschia nails and Prism sunglasses to finish…

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Stella McCartney shorts, £475; Prism sunglasses, £265; Essie nail polish, £7.99
MIDDLE: Natan shoes, £249; Mary Katrantzou jacket, £1,404; Lanvin bracelet, £359
BOTTOM: Kenzo sweater, £365; Chloe boots, £815; Carven shirt, £355

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Brands as content creators: Armani launches Tweet Talks


Latest on the ‘brands as content creators’ tip: Armani is launching a series of discussions around the fashion industry, all to take place on Twitter. Starting on June 1st as part of Armani’s One Night Only in Beijing event, the #ArmaniTweetTalks Q&A discussion will be moderated by Peter Howarth with a panel composed of Vogue China’s Angelica Cheung, ‘publisher and tastemaker’ Hung Huang, fashion critic Godfrey Deeny, Yoox’s Federico Marchetti plus Susie Lau and Tommy Ton (you know who they are, right?). (more…)

Street style old and new: Coggles and The Skartorialist

At the Coggles press day I discovered the brand has a two year old archive of on-the-street portraits taken by Nick Scaife. These images are very much about the person as much as their clothes, and Coggles has gone on to develop this idea by making short films about a few of its favourite subjects. (more…)

It’s coming: Louise Gray for Topshop (p.s. it includes make-up)

Now this is exciting. Topshop just announced its collaboration with Louise Gray, coming in August. I see colour, I see print, I see bonkers fabric mixing and I’m hoping for an explosion of accessories. Although Louise Gray can do toned down too – remember the lush blues and reds of her Brora collab? (more…)

First look at Aerin Lauder’s new make-up line


I mentioned Aerin Lauder’s new own-name brand last week. This week, I came across the first picture of the make-up line. I’m seeing shades of Estee Lauder (unsurprisingly), YSL and Tom Ford in the angular gold packaging, which to be honest is alright by me; I make no secret of the fact that I buy beauty prods as much for the packaging as the goodies therein. Not sure how much the world needs another line of luxe neutrals but then, this is all about branding. Get that right and you can sell anything you want. What’s interesting is that Aerin (as the brand is known) has soft-launched itself on Twitter and Tumblr first, selling the Aerin dream life and aesthetic before there’s any hint of product. Even if you weren’t an Estee Lauder girl, and you don’t need another latte-coloured lipstick, there’s no denying there’s something extremely appealing about the Aerin ‘ski lodge in Aspen’ Lauder lifestyle. On that basis alone, I’m sold.

[Image: Beautyblitz.com]

British Designers Collective Pour Homme

Hello boys! It’s your turn to get zhuzhed up in Britain’s finest fashion offerings as Bicester Village’s British Designers Collective pop-up gets a menswear focus. Boasting rails laden with London Fashion Week’s favourite names, from the energy of James Long and Lou Dalton to the classicism of Richard James and Margaret Howell, some of us got a first look last week. (more…)