Work it! District MTV’s Midweek Mixtape

District MTV, the fashion and style arm of MTV asked me to compile a playlist of my hip-hop favourites for its Midweek Mixtape feature. So naturally I went for the old school greats – I mean, who doesn’t love a bit of Schoolly D, Eric B and Roxanne Shante…?

Read the feature on District MTV here

Pay this forward: Patti Smith’s advice to the young

This Patti Smith video has been doing the rounds this week but I don’t think the advice is only suited to the young. Anyone can benefit from Patti’s wise and wonderful words. Please pay it forward and share this video with your daughters, mothers, sisters, brothers and friends!

Saint Laurent AW13: Courtney Love and Kim Gordon by Hedi Slimane

Complain all you like, I’m loving Courtney and Kim in Saint Laurent’s new ads. Even if Kim does look a little draggy. Also, I need to know who did her nails…

The Pet Shop Boys wear J.W.Anderson

Good spot on Twitter by Richard Gray from Sunday Times Style of Chris Lowe wearing J.W.Anderson’s quilted hat on the cover of the Pet Shop Boys’ single, Leaving. I’ve always maintained that the Pet Shop Boys have immense style, from their videos, to their record sleeves to their outfits. Here’s the hat in action on the AW12 catwalk… (more…)