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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: AESOP, VOGUE, AMERICAN APPAREL, HILLIER BARTLEY

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

1. AESOP UNCOVERED
Aesop Dennis Paphitis interview
Aesop is one of those brands that keeps popping up, seemingly without too much effort (i.e, it’s not rammed down your throat by advertisers) (other than stealth product placement in every rough-luxe hotel and restaurant bathroom I go to…). If you’re intrigued by their philosophy, this is a good read from The-talks.com.


2. CONFIRMED: THE UK VOGUE DOCUMENTARY

Uk Vogue documentary
This has been rumoured for a while and now it’s been confirmed. The UK Vogue team is finally getting its close-up with a two-part documentary. It will be aired next year on BBC2 to mark the magazine’s 100 year anniversary. Can’t wait.


3. CAN AMERICAN APPAREL BE SAVED?

American Apparel Triblend Track T-Shirt
This story on American Apparel reminded me how great it used to be in the early days and how much I’ll miss its triangle bras, tube socks and grey marl tees if it goes down the pan…


4. FIRST LOOK AT HILLIER BARTLEY

First look at Hillier Bartley aw15 on Matchesfashion.com
This week I read an article about Matchesfashion.com, which flagged up one of of the e-tailer’s recent initiatives – the idea of pre-order. Even if the stock hasn’t arrived yet, it will upload images to the site for pre-order. As soon as the product arrives, it gets shipped, minimising any time lag and the chance of a competitor snatching the sale. Example: this sneak peek of the new Hillier Bartley line which is up on the site now for viewing and pre order (shop the post below…).

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Aesop via The Talks; Hillier Bartley via Vogue

Perfect pairing: White 501s + Jo Malone Incense & Cedrat

White Levis 501s and jo Malone Incense & Cedrat Cologne Intense

White jeans. To some, they conjur up visions of skinny super-stretchy Vicky Beckham jeans accompanied by WAG-era plat-heeled Tributes. But not me. For my generation, a white jean (only an original-cut Levi’s boy-fit 501, mind,) signals 80s euro cool – especially when cropped at the ankle and accompanied by Gucci loafers, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, an obscure style mag and an exotic Italian beverage, supped at a pavement table. Ahhhh, the days of thinking a cappuccino outside Bar Italia was the height of sophistication… (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CHANEL, BURBERRY, J.W.ANDERSON, BLAZÉ MILANO

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

1. MEET CHANEL’S NEW BOY.FRIEND WATCH
Chanel BOY FRIEND WATCH

Big news for Chanel – there’s a major new watch arriving in September, to accompany its other signature styles, the ceramic J12, and the chain-strapped Premiere. The Boy.Friend (named after Boy Capel – get it?) is extremely good looking and comes in both large and small sizes. (more…)

Vogue’s ageless issue

Vogue July 2015 Stella Tennant cover

The best thing about this month’s Vogue? Well it’s a toss up between Stella Tennant’s cover; her main fashion shoot (in which she’s styled in miltary fatiques and louche satins); and Laura Weir’s 14-page feature on 90s supermodels.

The cover proves that, contrary to yesterday’s ‘Quote of the Day’ post, not all models need a gazillion Insta followers to succeed. (more…)