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Gentlewoman style: Tonne Goodman on the perfect classic jean



Tonne Goodman on the perfect classic jean

A pin on Pinterest sent me down a classic denim rabbit hole where I arrived at this excellent throwback post on Jean Stories. It’s a fab interview with Vogue’s Tonne Goodman on what makes the perfect jean. According to this piece, it’s J Brand, Club Monaco or J. Crew, preferably in white.

I’ve been living in my white Levi’s 501s for the last couple of weeks and can’t get enough of them. They’re definitely much smarter than my worn-in blue ones. I could do with another option although can’t quite bring myself to spend £200 on jeans and it’s proving hard to find decent non-stretch jeans on the high street.

My other option for smart jeans is deep indigo raw denim. I like Nudie and A.P.C but Blackhorse Lane Ateliers has been getting lots of attention lately and collaborates with quite a few designers. Apparently a women’s offer is in the works…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Jean Stories
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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Glossier, Le Kilt, Colette and more…!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. GLOSSIER TO THE UK
Glossier UK launch
Am I the only person left who hasn’t tried Glossier? The 35 million dollar blogger beauty brand is finally extending its reach worldwide with a big buzz of coverage in the media last week. London is getting the first of the European push (exact date still tbc), which has come about thanks to Glossier’s phenomenally engaged social media fan base. News on exactly who will be stocking the products is also tbc but rest assured there will be a physical presence, the online-offline mix is key to brand DNA.


2. LE KILT’S WOOLMARK WIN

Le Kilt Woolmark Prize British Isles 2017 Sam McCoach

What a great win for Sam McCoach at Le Kilt and menswear designer Matthew Miller who both scooped the International Woolmark Prize for the British Isles last week. McCoach, whose business was based on the Scottish kilts her grandma used to make is using merino wool to explore the possibilities of wool denim (above). She will spend the next few months creating a capsule collection to go forward for the big $200,000 global prize early next year.


3. WHAT’S NEXT FOR COLETTE?

Colette Paris closing down
Paris retail landmark Colette announced it’s shutting up shop at the end of the year. Colette is a must-visit for me on every Paris trip. I always leave with a book, magazine or pointless knick-knack, more as a souvenir of the trip than anything else. Although I always check out the first floor and have enjoyed some great exhibitions in that space, I’ve never gone there to buy RTW, it’s always more an experience thing. Founder Colette Roussaux and her daughter Sarah Andelman own the building and are in talks to lease the space to YSL. Andelman told the New York Times she’ll “continue to do what I do: curate ideas and work with brands on different projects” as a consultant.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Try before you buy is a growing trend in jewellery, fashion, fragrance and even swimwear retail. The New York Times breaks it down.

How to apply KonMari-type thinking to your working day… (via the excellent PER/se newsletter)

I’m kind of against ‘content factories’ but I can’t deny Hypebeast and High Snobiety have nailed the formula. Here’s a fascinating long read  on how they do it.

Be careful what you say. I for one had no I idea that ‘gender fluidity’ isn’t just a fashion term

Caught in a vicious cycle of retail therapy? Try counting your blessings instead

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Glossier, Woolmark, New York Times/Colette
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Quote of the day: Honey Dijon



Honey Dijon

“I feel like the internet has killed culture and subcultures because it’s made everyone separatist, no one goes outside of their comfort zone. Facebook and Instagram are not reality. Of course everyone you like is going to like the same shit as you. That’s the world we live in now, it’s one big echo chamber. The culture I come from you had to bring something. You had to have a personality or a talent. You had to bring something to the party instead of taking something away.”

DJ Honey Dijon on the death of subculture, i-D

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IMAGE: i-D
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On my radar: Astley Clarke’s Astronomy jewellery



Astley Clarke Dominic Jones Astronomy jewellery

Astley Clarke has found a gem in its new creative director Dominic Jones. His story is an interesting one. He got off to a bright beginning with his anti-establishment jewellery designs and it-crowd inner circle (think early 2010s Alice Dellal, Daisy Lowe and co), then ten collections in, he shut up shop. The business had grown fast and he wasn’t sure he wanted to scale.

Instead, he took time out and pivoted. He’s now comfortably ensconced in-house at Astley Clarke, thanks to fashion entrepreneur and serial investor Carmen Busquets, who knows a great find when she sees one and got in touch.

Jones’ current Astronomy fine jewellery collection for Astley Clarke is a stunner. It mixes pavé diamonds, sapphires, labradorite, lapis, and rubies to depict the planets, as well as offering affordable 18 carat gold plated pendants for the everyday jewellery wearer.

Astley Clarke Agate Saturn Drop Earrings

I love the agate saturn drop earrings and pendant; playful conversation-starters without being overbearing. And the ruby mars ring is like a particularly shiny, juicy bon bon (spot the teeny emerald which is meant to depict a martian)!

As an added incentive, should you need one, 10% of the sales from the fine Astronomy Earth pieces will be donated to the World Land Trust charity to support its work to protect the world’s environment and ecosystems. Now if that’s not an excuse to shop… Buy them at Astley Clarke and Liberty.

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Wallpaper
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