Musings with Musa Tariq

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I don’t listen to many podcasts because I much prefer reading to listening. The exception is when I’m doing household chores. I like Garance Dore, The High Low and Big Mouth but the best one I’ve listened to in months is the Business of Fashion interview with Musa Tariq.

Musa is currently the vice-president and chief brand officer at Ford in Detroit. Before that, he was at Apple and before that, Nike. But before all that he was the digital visionary at Burberry where he had come from JWT. (more…)

London Fashion Week AW18

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NYFW has wrapped and London is the latest port of call on the Fashion Month schedule. My New York highlights (from the comfort of my phone obvs) have been The Row, Raf Simons and Gabriela Hearst’s executive realness (you know how I feel about caps rn). Not to mention Raf’s jacket when he rocked up at the Marc Jacobs show(more…)

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…)

Perfect pairing: comfort food and wabi-sabi ceramics

wabi-sabi ceramics - Molosco Dinner Set by Laura Letinsky

Spring is on the horizon but… we’re not quite there yet (just ask a New Yorker). I’m still in soup, stew and rustic roasts mode – the salads will have to wait a while longer I’m afraid. Whetting my appetite is my foodie Pinterest board, currently groaning with aubergine bakes and pear cakes. (If you prefer to look than cook, Anthropologie’s Pinterest always has the most beautiful food imagery).

To serve a rustic winter feast, there’s nothing nicer than home-made-looking, wabi-sabi ceramics. (more…)