Was every panelist and speaker at Vogue Festival briefed to implore us to work hard and follow our dreams? Because that felt like the overarching message of the weekend at the second annual Vogue-branded event.
“If you’re really good at what you do and have a dream, It will happen,” said Alber Elbaz on Sunday, and when Alber says this you believe him. Of all the speakers I saw, he was the most relaxed, funny and passionate and also a brilliant storyteller. But pretty much all the key speakers put their success down to a mix of talent and tenacity, plus a personal point of view. Continue reading
This is just a quick one to say if you love the Catcher In The Rye, this is a sweet article in The New York Times about the reclusive JD Salinger and the letters he sent as a young writer
[Photo: Sasha Maslov for The New York Times]
I’ve been at Vogue Festival today (as a guest of Vogue) and will be back again tomorrow. I’ll blog it properly but for now here’s a sneak peek of the first day of Vogue Festival highlights. Watch Natalie Massenet thank Alexandra Shulman for not giving her a job at Vogue…
Oh lucky, lucky Hoxtonites, you’re in for a right culinary treat this summer! New to E2 is Beagle, a restaurant-bar-coffee-shop, conveniently located next to Hoxton Station, that specialises in British cooking of the kind creative young East Londoners love most. That is, daily changing menus of locally-sourced ingredients, served up beautifully but fairly simply. Continue reading
District MTV, the fashion and style arm of MTV asked me to compile a playlist of my hip-hop favourites for its Midweek Mixtape feature. So naturally I went for the old school greats – I mean, who doesn’t love a bit of Schoolly D, Eric B and Roxanne Shante…?
Read the feature on District MTV here
It’s been around for less than eighteen months but Avenue32 is powering along in its quest for etail market share. It prides itself on scouting new talent, not least from further afield than
St Martin’s London, New York and Paris. This is an interesting video spotlighting three of its Russian designers – Vika Gazinskaya, Vassilisa and Vilshenko (The sound quality’s not great but stick with it). Continue reading
“Haring was very keen on Paris, he came often on the Concorde just to go dancing on Saturday and go back on Monday…”
Odile Burluraux, curator at the Museum of Modern Art, Paris on Keith Haring (via WWD)
The museum is hosting The Political Line, a retrospective of 250 pieces of Haring’s work that runs until August 18th.
[Photo by Philippe Bonan]
Do you know about Other Shop? Oh yes you do, it’s the store formerly known as B Store. But that’s no more and in its place on Kingly Street we have a brand new entity, comprising a shop of lovingly-chosen goodies (many by new-to-market designers), an online store, plus an own label with a DRG-friendly unisex aesthetic – fittingly called ‘Other’.
And oh look, I’ve done a guest edit for them! Some of the names sold at Other Shop are well known (in fact, owners Matthew Murphy and Kirk Beattie have nurtured many of them from the start). Examples: Peter Jensen, Christophe Lemaire, Our Legacy. Others are recent graduates or just not very shouty brands. Continue reading