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On the terrace with Hermes and Henry

Hermes magazine Un Mirage by Mark Borthwick styling by Melanie Ward

London is experiencing a few days of welcome (albeit intermittent) sun and I’m starting to get holiday vibes. These Hermès pictures portray the feeling, thanks to Mark Borthwick’s sunlight-flooded photography, Melanie Ward’s impeccable styling and Hermès’ summer-ready clothes. The photos are from the current Hermès magazine and the shoot is called Un Mirage…

Hermes magazine Un Mirage by Mark Borthwick styling by Melanie Ward
Hermes magazine Un Mirage by Mark Borthwick styling by Melanie Ward
Hermes magazine Un Mirage by Mark Borthwick styling by Melanie Ward
Hermes magazine Un Mirage by Mark Borthwick styling by Melanie Ward
Hermes magazine Un Mirage by Mark Borthwick styling by Melanie Ward

To continue the outdoorsy theme, for a few days only, you can enjoy the outside terrace of the Hermès London flagship store. The terrace is usually hidden as it’s part of an office block, but while we have the fine weather, why not head to this secret spot and enjoy the rarely sighted Henry Moore sculpture, ‘Draped Reclining Figure’?

Hermès hosted a low key breakfast yesterday morning to celebrate its terrace where it serve tea in its new ‘Carnets d’Equateur’ tableware. So if it rains, feel free to take shelter in store – the tableware department is conveniently situated right next to the terrace…

1 Hermes Bond street terrace and Carnets d'Equateur tableware
Hermes Bond street Henry Moore sculpture
1 Hermes Bond street terrace and Carnets d'Equateur tableware
Hermes Bond street Henry Moore sculpture

The Hermès terrace is open until Monday 30th May 2016 (weather permitting…)

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
Images: Mark Borthwick/Hermès; Disneyrollergirl
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Bella Freud x Cutler & Gross collaboration

Bella Freud X Cutler & Gross

No DRG Style Index this weekend as I’m preoccupied with Vogue Festival. But instead I’ll leave you with this fab forthcoming collab between Bella Freud and Cutler & Gross. Freud’s collaborations are always well chosen and this one is so good, featuring a unisex sunglasses style with mirrored lenses (£354). “My inspiration comes from the reggae stars and freedom fighters of the 70’s. Their integrity and their glamour, hidden behind reflective lenses, increases their fascination,” said Freud.

I’ve worn Cutler & Gross since the 90s; they’re handmade in Italy and they offer both statement retro styles as well as very classic androgynous styles. This collab is limited to 25 numbered pairs and will launch in June from Bella Freud and Cutler & Gross boutiques or online.
Bella Freud X Cutler and Gross collaboration

Continuing the collaboration theme, I love how Freud has coralled her mates, Marc Hare and Cecelia Chancellor to model the sunnies, while her son Jimmy Fox took the picture. Big ticks all round.

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
MAIN IMAGE: Jimmy Fox
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Coach class

Coach pre fall 2016

When it comes to featuring cars in fashion shoots, have you noticed only vintage cars will do? Here’s the perfect example; Coach’s first ever pre-fall campaign for its Coach 1941 women’s RTW and bag line. In this context though, a classic American, leather-interiored car absolutely nails it. What does contemporary Coach stand for, if not luxury leathers and iconic Americana?

The campaign was shot on location in Red Hook, Brooklyn, depicting Stuart Vevers’ vision of laid back but youthful luxury (that’s helping to revive the brand, to much acclaim). The casting and styling are on point too. Can’t you totally imagine Lexi, Imaan and Riane gadding about town in their dinosaur sweaters and Rogue handbags IRL, being studiedly fabulous?

Coach pre fall 2016
Coach pre fall 2016
Coach pre fall 2016
Coach pre fall 2016
Coach pre fall 2016
Coach pre fall 2016
Coach pre fall 2016

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WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: COACH Pre-fall 2016 by Steven Meisel, art-directed by Baron & Baron and styled by Karl Templer.
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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Coach, Ralph Lauren, Glossier, Unmade, Marks & Spencer, J.W.Anderson

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

1. THE COACH COMEBACK
Coach comeback
Sounds like Coach is killing it with its current revamp. The Robin Report unpacks its recipe for success, which owes a lot to Stuart Vevers’ brand of new youthful (read: millennial) luxury… (more…)