Chanel is really going for it with its new fragrance, Gabrielle. Which is not at all surprising, given it’s its first big fragrance launch in 15 years. Reviews so far have been mixed. Some describe it as smelling like a room diffuser from Next (ouch), while others love its fruity-floral effervescence.
While the ad campaign positions it as bold, groundbreaking and dynamic, it’s really not a power scent. To me it’s more of a pleasing ‘feminine’ floral fragrance that’s uncomplicated and easy to wear. (more…)
Love this story on what’s thought to be the oldest pair of women’s jeans in existence. They’re Levi’s of course, and were owned by Viola Longacre, a student teacher who bought then in the early 30s. The cut is surprisingly contemporary (I’d snap these up in a heartbeat), which proves why people lust after vintage Levi’s. (more…)
If you know Alyson Walsh and her blog That’s Not My Age, you may know her book, Style Forever which came out in 2015. A statement on why style doesn’t disappear when you’re over 40, it’s been a hit with women of all ages, dispensing no-bullshit advice from Alyson and her coterie of global tastemakers. And happily, she’s about to release book number two. Know Your Style is released tomorrow, with even more observations on cultivating individual style, this time without the age focus. (more…)