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Perfect pairing: White denim and Chanel espadrilles

Chanel espadrilles nail polish colour

Summer’s been a bit unpredictable so far (no surprise there) but it’s OK, I have my Chanel espadrilles. No not those kind of espadrilles, it’s a Chanel nail polish colour, dummy. The sunniest, fizziest orange – and really, what could be more cheering than a Chanel nail colour called ‘Espadrilles’?

Summer in the city is a funny one because very often, it’s cloudy, and well, cold! So make-up is the way to fake a sunnier disposition, while you’re shivering in your cashmere. Needless to say, skirts and shorts are a rarity too for me, but I’ll break out the white 501s instead.

Chanel Espadrilles nail colour

Chanel’s summer beauty collection is a mix of khaki greens and golden neutrals (for eyes), plus juicy sunset shades in a new lip gloss formula. I’ve always got on well with Chanel lip glosses but the new formula is even more fluid and moisture-rich. ‘Sahara’ (610, a luminescent coral) is my go-to summer lip of choice, while ‘Dzhari’ (608) is a deeper, sultry garnet stain. Nail shades are a mix of colour-pop brights (‘Espadrilles’ and ‘Turban’ – a bold cerise pink that’s lovely for toes) and iridescent old gold, a burnished brown and ‘Emeraude’ – a hypnotic, gold-flecked green.

Chanel Exclusive Creation Empriente Du Desert eye quad 2016

Sometimes Chanel’s eye quads get a bit repetitive, but not this time. The limited edition Exclusive Creation Empriente Du Desert mimics the coppers and golden beiges of sundown, accompanied by a delicious khaki green. I think you can achieve lots of versatile looks with this quad, from a minimalist neutral to something more dramatic. I love how the surface texture has an undulating sand dunes effect. To match are two waterproof eye pencils and a copper-coloured mascara – very Arabian Nights.

Chanel UV Essentiel sun protection

Cloudy or not, sun protection is a must and Chanel has formulated a new product that claims to enhance the skin’s own sun-pro mechanism. Chanel UV Essentiel comes in a melt-into-the-skin lotion with SPF 30 or 50 (there are two varieties) that feels weightless and non-greasy. I’ve tried it and like the naturally matte finish for my tends-to-greasy skin. It’s a pretty small tube though (£42 for 30ml), so possibly only for the most cashed-up Chanel-phile.

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Buy it now: Joseph shoes

Joseph shoes

Joseph is one of those brands that doesn’t get a lot of shouty media attention but lots of people rely on. It’s just added an excellent shoe component to the line-up that’s a mix of boyish favourites and walkable glove shoes.

I especially like the vegetable tanned, crepe-heeled boots in classic colours from maroon, to tan, to black. And the loafers are a great unisex staple that happen to be enjoying a fashionable moment (but won’t look wrong when the fashion moment passes).

Not everything is in stock yet, but you can have a good browse of what’s to come here.

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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Fila, Sacai X Apple, Mulberry, Mr Hare, Cartier

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

1. FEELING THE FILA LOVE

Fila X Urban Outfitters
So you liked and loved Gosha’s homage to 80s casuals, yes? And now you want a Fila T-shirt? I don’t blame you, that’s how these things work. My guess is Fila will find itself miraculously anointed with a halo of cool overnight. Here’s the latest Fila drop at Urban Outfitters for starters… (more…)

What to steal from Louis Vuitton menswear SS17

Louis Vuitton menswear ss17

If you’re concerned about Joe Corre’s threat to burn his entire stash of punk memorabilia, don’t fret so. Kim Jones has a sizable chunk of the archive in his possession, being an avid collector of Sex, Seditionaries Westwood and the rest. Thus his collection for Louis Vuitton menswear SS17 was peppered with a smattering of punkish references, from kinky plastic macs, to stencil-print boilersuits, to my favourite old standby, the razzy mohair sweater. All with a veneer of grown up polish, naturally. (more…)