Affordable luxury: Raoul and Club Monaco

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Is there such a thing as affordable luxury? You decide. Singapore brand Raoul has been on my radar for a while and I keep gravitating towards its bags. Continue reading

What is ISYS?

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What is ISYS? An archive, a gallery, a blog, a body of work about people, what they look like, how they move and what moves them. That’s the explanation you’ll find on this addictive site, but I wanted more so I quizzed one of the founders, Nina Mandandhar… Continue reading

London Fashion Week AW12: Day 1

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Day one of London Fashion week is traditionally a bit of a soft launch but in reality yesterday was as busy as I have ever seen it. Clearly the days of the privileged few having exclusive access to the shows are over and you know what? It’s all for the good of the industry. Continue reading

Happy blog birthday to me!

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So guess what? Today is the fifth (fifth!) anniversary of this here blog. Crazy, right? Five years ago, there was no Twitter (well actually there was, but only just), no Tumblr and no PRs schmoozing bloggers with products, trips and front row show tickets. Just a bunch of fashion enthusiasts geeking out to each other and getting to grips with technology. Oh how I laugh when I remember uploading 5mb pictures and wondering why it took so loooong.

The last year has been super busy with a new blog design, going public (remember when this blog used to be anonymous?), some great special projects, lots more freelance writing commissions and some fab press coverage. I’ve joined TumblrPinterest and Google Plus. But this year I intend to spend more time on the hands-on creative stuff and less time on Twitter the computer. It might mean I don’t have time to go to as many press launches or answer every email I get but I think it will make the blog better and me a bit less twitchy-eyed.

Thanks for reading and for the continued support!

[Image: Marilyn Monroe by Lawrence Schiller]

Demi couture in Doha

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It’s not often one gets the offer to flit across to Qatar of a weekend but when that offer does arrive, you cancel all plans, pack the Globetrotter and run. Well that’s what I did. Continue reading

Getting my Yayoi Kusama on

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When will we get to see the fruits of the Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton collaboration (which promises to be bigger than the Sprouse collab)? In preparation for the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at Tate Modern, I’ve unearthed my ancient dotty Converse and Goodenough tee. Maybe I need these Lulu & Co jeans as well?

PS: This is not a Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton bag but… could it be an indication of what’s to come?

[Last image via Tokyo Dandy]

Tati Cotliar is Vogue’s ‘front row blogger’

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Mainstream media continues to be enthralled by the phenomenon of the ‘front row fashion blogger’. February’s UK VOGUE boasts ‘I am A Camera’, a ten-page editorial by Raymond Meier and Charlotte Pilcher starring Tati Cotliar as a fantasy front row fashion blogger prepping for the shows in a Paris hotel – Prada vroom-vroom wedges ‘n’ all. Continue reading

Advanced Style the movie

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A great video for a Sunday afternoon, this is the trailer for the Advanced Style film. Hurry hurry hurry hurry hurry up and come out already…

This is a video (by Lina Plioplyte who also director the above) of the Advanced Style NYFW party, hosted by Tavi…

The Financial Times on blogger influence and the commercial clout of online tastemakers

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Much food for thought in yesterday’s FT article on the power of online tastemakers to shift product. Do also read the second piece on digital marketing agency Joyn* and French company Linkfluence which digs deeper into data analysis ( fyi ‘data’ is going to be one of the big watchwords for 2012).

[*Full disclosure: Disneyrollergirl is listed in the Joyn report and featured on their site]

On advertising as editorial and Burberry’s SS12 campaign

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This time last year I was in the thick of researching an article for H&M magazine on the increasingly mainstream appeal of fashion advertising. I spent hours refreshing The Fashion Spot forums hungry for news of the emerging SS12 ad campaigns to ensure my summer 2011 feature was up to date. Continue reading

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