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Everlane Modern Penny Loafer

The gorgeous Grechen of Grechen’s Closet wrote the most complimentary book review ever of The New Garconne (thank you Grechen) and in the process alerted me to Everlane’s ‘Modern Penny Loafer’.

I’m such a stick-in-the-mud that I hadn’t addressed all the newer elongated loafers (I think Gucci did them first). (more…)



The New Garconne contributor: Vanessa Jackman



Vanessa Jackman La Borde Burgundy

I met photographer Vanessa Jackman years ago when I was still an anonyblogger. We were on a bloggers’ press trip to Paris, along with Mademoiselle Robot, Claire Healy (now deputy editor at Dazed) and several others. Since those early blog days, Vanessa has established herself as a photographer whose gentle street style images and lush travel photography are pure Pinterest-bait. (more…)



Blog like no-one’s watching



alasdair mclellan

A few thoughts running through my head…

You can’t have missed the conversation of the last few weeks around blogging, old media, commercialised peacocking, and so on. There have been heaps of articles, counter-articles and blog posts bemoaning the state of the bloggersphere. Last week (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: L’Oreal, Pop & Suki, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Creme de la Mer, COS



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

1. LOREAL’S BRIT BEAUTY SQUAD
LOreal UK Squad Ruth Crilly
I’m not mad keen on phrases like #squadgoals, #slay and #girlboss but I’m making an exception for L’Oreal Paris’s new Brit beauty squad because Ruth Crilly is in it. (more…)