Supersized Levis on The Sartorialist

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What’s not to love about this picture? I adore the XXXL fit of the jeans, super-crunchy, stiff denim with not an ounce of stretch and the paperbag-like cinched waist. And the abbreviated proportions of the silky top (loose but well-fitting on the shoulders). The boots didn’t go down well on The Sartorialist but I actually think they bring the outfit into the 21st century. My bugbear is they’re fighting with the hem of the jeans, so if they were just an inch shorter (the boots not the jeans), the look would be more harmonious. But the overall effect of the outfit with the beautiful curls and retro red lip is nothing short of wonderful. What do you think?

[Image: The Sartorialist.com]

Grensons for girls

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Gentlemanly shoes continue to storm the international runways (hello Haider Ackermann) which means it’s a good time for Grenson to launch its first full womenswear line. Crucially, the women’s shoes take their lead from the men’s range, being only a whisker slimmer than the men’s lasts but essentially the same styles. Continue reading

Ella Ella Ella

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VINTAGE HAT AND SUNGLASSES, ROKIT Continue reading

Dr Martens First & Forever campaign

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Here’s a good example of a branded campaign where everything fits. Dr Martens (whose shoes have really hit their stride in recent seasons) came up with the First And Forever idea, playing on a sense of youthful nostalgia that marries fashion, music, romance and some beautiful imagery. Continue reading

First look: Wallis Simpson’s style in Madonna’s W.E

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Tom Munro has shot a lush editorial for Vanity Fair featuring Andrea Riseborough and James D’Arcy¬†as Wallis and Edward Simpson. As promised, the costumes are stunning. Madonna hired her longtime stylist and celebrated costume designer Arianne Phillips to recreate the Simpsons’ revered style for the film W.E, which looks at the couple’s relationship with modern day parallels. Continue reading

FOUND! The detachable collar that wont swivel!

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Thanks to Keep It Chic I have discovered a new fashion term. A ‘topping’ is apparently the name of these switcheroo collars that have a bit of extra fabric to keep them in place. The word ‘topping’ came from CeCe Toppings‘ founder Jamie Turquie; “it’s the top of the shirt. The word ‘dickey* was so unattractive that it automatically put off so many people. Topping sounds so much prettier, don’t you think?” Continue reading

Firenze4Ever Part 3: Ready, steady, shoot!

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A bit like a fashiony take on Ready Steady Cook, the concept of the Firenze4Ever Style Lab is you get given your ingredients – the team (model Seo, photographer Gianluca, assistant Carlotta) plus a delicious spread of the AW11 collections for you to whizz up a (hopefully) delicious, sartorial concoction. Against the clock, you prep, style and art direct your shoot before editing down to a final selection. Continue reading

From the vaults: Rainbow rollergirls

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One of my oldest shoots, these pictures* were taken on a freezing November day in an Epping airfield. I don’t remember the exact year, but definitely over ten years ago. We had been invited to submit a shoot for a Japanese exhibition and the photographer had an idea. “I thought we could do nudes.” Continue reading

Vassar Girls

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LCF sent me its MA fashion journalism newspaper last week and I couldn’t put down Rebecca Tuite’s story about the ‘Vassar Girl’ look (the female Ivy League look, if you will). The Vassar Girl look was epitomised by an unofficial uniform of Bermuda shorts, Brooks Brothers shirts, twinsets, Shetland sweaters, loafers and knee socks. Continue reading

Jeepers creepers

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Love em, hate em, whatever, they’ll be around for a while. Brothel creepers that is. Joe Casely-Hayford has updated the cult John Moore boots for SS11, adding a small creeper sole to add an inch of height, while Prada’s SS11 chunky ‘flatform’ creeper-esque shoes tipped them into the mainstream. Continue reading

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