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Book signing: Meet me at Anthropologie



Anthropologie books

I love a proper bookshop as much as the next person but sometimes – especially during gift season – it’s nice to buy your books in a lifestyle environment. And for that, where better than Anthropologie?

Anthro has a knack of picking the most beautiful art, travel and photography books and placing them just so alongside their gorgeous stationery, accessories and trinket trays homewares. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: VALEXTRA, TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL, THE ESTEE EDIT, TENGRI



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

1. VALEXTRA OPENS IN MOUNT STREET
Valextra luxury leather handbags arrive in Mount Street
Joining Moynat, Loewe and J & M Davidson, the newest luxury leathergoods label to come to Mount Street is Valextra. (more…)



Officine Universelle Buly at Net-a-Porter



Buly 1803
Good news for lovers of unisex artisanal beauty brand Officine Universelle Buly. It can now be found at Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter, (more…)



My book launch: The New Garconne at Paul Smith



Disneyrollergirl book launch The New Garconne by Navaz Batliwalla. Hosted by Paul Smith, Albermarle Street

Well, hasn’t October flown by? I can’t lie; I’ve had an excellent month. First there were the fabulous reviews of the book, then the feedback from people actually buying it. Then my mum surprised me with an impromptu visit from her overseas home in time for the launch. And to top it all off, The New Garconne book launch itself.

The launch was hosted, fittingly, by Paul Smith in his ravishing Albemarle Street store. (more…)