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First look: The Google-ification of Fashion Week



New York Fashion Week Google Kate Lanphear

At 9pm, UK time last night when I turned on my phone I was alerted to a new Google notification. Did I want to know what was going on at NYFW?

Hey, why not? (more…)



Wales Bonner jewellery edit



Wales Bonner crystal ear cuff

I’m liking the Wales Bonner jewellery edit at Selfridges. There’s a horn cuff bracelet, a crystal clip ear cuff and a crystal bracelet. They’re described as unisex as you’d expect for Grace Wales Bonner, whose collections explore our definitions of race and gender.

In her AW16 menswear show, they were styled discreetly (more…)



Introducing my big, fat, anti-fashion book



The New Garconne - How To Be a Modern Gentlewoman

I have some exciting news that I’m finally able to share with you! I’ve spent the last two years working on a personal project that has been as fulfilling as it’s been challenging. Somehow I’ve managed not to breathe a word to anyone online, but later this month it will be unveiled to the world.

OK, it’s not big or fat or even anti-fashion, but I have written and creative directed a book! *Pauses at the enormity of that last sentence.* The New Garconne – How to be a Modern Gentlewoman is being published at the end of September (in the UK, everywhere else it’s about a month later) and in short, it’s an exploration of today’s creative, entrepreneurial woman who appreciates aesthetics, craftsmanship, quality, history and culture. (more…)



Fuzzy feet from Avec Modération



Avec Moderation sandals

Oh Gucci, what have you started? Latest to the frouffy, camp, furry footwear party is Avec Modération, a Florence-based brand whose furry and shearling slippers and slides (around £200-£235) have just landed in store. (more…)