Design

Classic summer sale steals from Net-a-Porter

Classic pieces to buy in the Netaporter sale including this Burberry trench coat

If you thought classic things never go in the sale, you can think again. And you can thank me later for trawling through Net-a-Porter‘s 457,805 sale inventory*. For starters, if you’re in the market for a classic one-piece for your summer getaway, I love the look of Mikoh’s khaki swimsuit here (now £108). Accessorise with Miu Miu’s coordinating cat-eye sunnies (now £114). (more…)

Grace Wales Bonner wins the LVMH Prize

Grace Wales Bonner lvmh prize

How brilliant to hear that Grace Wales Bonner just won the LVMH Prize for 2016. She’s one of the few designers doing something truly original and meaningful that changes how we think about fashion. (more…)

On my radar: Ports 1961 Resort 2017

Ports 1961 Resort 2017

While Alessandro Michele has been successfully shaking up Gucci, someone else has been quietly reinventing another heritage Italian brand. Over at Ports 1961, womenswear creative director Nataša Čagalj is properly getting into her striding, adding a cool wonkiness to otherwise staple separates. (more…)

Smythson celebrates Shakespeare

Smythson Shakespeare set

When I’m stuck for words I’m much more inspired by a blank paper page then a blank screen. You can actually take action with a pen and notebook; doodle, write a title, cross it out. Staring at a blank screen on the other hand is just… demotivating (and liable to send you straight to Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter/all three). (more…)