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Gentlewoman style: Margaret Howell SS18 ad campaign



Margaret Howell SS18 ad campaign by Alasdair McLellan

I can finally feel myself being eased out of the winter doldrums, helped along by yesterday’s blast of winter sunshine and a rash of new March magazines spreading spring cheer. i-D Spring 18 is guest-edited by Charlie Porter, Elle UK March is a big spring fashion issue (that’s the kind of energy hit you don’t get from online’s second-by-second drip feed) and the next issue of WattsWhat magazine will be out in ten days featuring my profile of a brilliantly inspiring architect.

And then there are the Spring ad campaigns. Margaret Howell’s are always a treat, shot by Alasdair McLellan and classically styled in a way that makes you want to click to buy the whole look. (more…)



London memo: TASAKI to Bond Street



Melanie Georgacopoulos for M/G TASAKI

I missed the memo that TASAKI, the pearl specialist has brought Prabal Garung on board as creative director for its TASAKI Atelier line.

I really love the modern statement aesthetic of this brand; Melanie Georgacopoulos also does a fantastic job with her M/G TASAKI line (above). We’ll be able to see it for ourselves when the jeweller opens its first European flagship in New Bond Street this summer. (more…)



Do you remember your first foundation?



How to choose the best foundation

Do you remember your first foundation? I seem to recall mine was an M&S one that was way too pale but I was going through my red lip Parisian wannabe phase, so I quite fancied the contrast of pale face and scarlet lip (it was the tail end of the 80s). Later I discovered Prescriptives Real Skin foundation, which I faithfully wore for about ten years, applied with a latex wedge (the Beauty Blender of its day). (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Wales Bonner, Calvin Klein, Byredo X Off-White, Martha Louise 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. WALES BONNER INTRODUCES WOMENSWEAR
Wales Bonner launches womenswear
Happy news for Wales Bonner fans, she’s officially embracing womenswear. Business of Fashion reports that the dedicated 12-piece line will be released in June. (more…)