THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Mr Porter, Glossier, Tiffany, Anya Hindmarch and more!

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

1. INTRODUCING MR.P – FUTURE-PROOF FASHION FROM MR PORTER

Mr P by Mr Porter
Mr Porter has entered the own-label fray with Mr P, a collection of ‘future-proof’ pieces. Alongside core staples, there will be five limited-edition capsules every year, each inspired by a style icon. It’s a clever way to do things, aligning with Mr Porter’s editorial strategy, which focuses on style personalities and how to emulate their looks. My picks from the first drop are the merino-cashmere cable knits, the loop back grey sweat and a gorgeous black leather aviator jacket. Prices are fairly reasonable (for a high end brand) with knits around the £200 mark, although I’m eager to see the 15-gauge cashmeres promised in the press release… (Buy it here.)


2. DON’T MISS THE GLOSSIER LONDON POP-UP

Glossier London pop-up shop
I must be the only person in the bloggersphere who doesn’t own a piece of Glossier. That will change this week when I go to the Glossier London pop-up. It’s open from 15-22 November at 32 Portland Place, W1B 1NA. I’m making a beeline for the Glossier Cloud Paint and maybe the Milky Jelly Cleanser. Any other recs?


3. AT TIFFANY, THE EXTRAORDINARY AND THE EVERYDAY

Tiffany flagship store by Joshua Bright for New York Times

First look at Reed Krakoff’s new vision of Tiffany. Bringing the extraordinary and the everyday together on the home and accessories floor of the Fifth Avenue flagship, it’s all about combining irreverance with craftsmanship. Plus, you now really can have breakfast at Tiffany’s


4. BICESTER VILLAGE IS NOW BIGGER AND BETTER

Bicester Village Luke Edward Hall pop-up
If you’re planning a Christmas shopping expedition, I highly recommend a trip to Bicester Village. It’s now 30% bigger and has its own station that transports you straight into the village, complete with cushy waiting area that’s more like a VIP airline lounge (think Lalique scented candles, leather armchairs, phone charging stations and coffee table books everywhere). Mulberry and Smythson are my suggestions for foolproof gifting potential, while Prada, Gucci and the new Acne Studios are ideal for self-gifting. And there’s a gorgeous British Collective pop-up (above) created by Luke Edward Hall selling his wonderful ceramics alongside British gift candy from Chinti & Parker, Tom Dixon and Laurence King books.

5. YOUR SELVEDGE JEANS JUST GOT MORE VALUABLE

Closure of Cone Mills Denim plantNew York Times Chase Pellerin
Tragic news for denim heads, the famous Cone Mills denim plant in North Caroline in closing. The plant is the last major US manufacturer of selvedge denim, the kind of dark, non-stretch denim that supplies Levi’s for its 501s. The owners (who acquired the plant a year ago) blamed changing market demands and foreign competition as reasons for closure. It’s expensive and it seems consumers prefer the lower cost of cheap, fast fashion stretch denim (which, in my opinion, isn’t true denim). Where will brands get their denim instead? The New York Times suggests Japan, where old American looms have famously been put to work by Japanese competitors. Although as those looms age, the skilled workforce able to mend them is also in short supply. I’m fantastising that Levi’s might step in to save it…


6. ANYA HINDMARCH SMELLS

Anya Hindmarch scented candles
The inimitable Anya Hindmarch is bringing her quirky-luxe humour to beauty. She’s just launched Anya Smells, three scented candles elevating the everyday scents of Coffee, Baby Powder and Sun Lotion to elegant scent-sorial lifestyle objet status (aided by Perfumer H’s Lyn Harris). I can honestly say each one is sublime. But if I had to choose, I’d pick Sun Lotion. Not a hint of coconut, but an escapist blend of bergamot, orange flower, cedar wood, vanilla and musk. Perfume next? See more here

IN OTHER NEWS…

Must watch: You must see the Grace Jones film, Bloodlight and Bami. An excellent, humanising portrayal of the music icon, there’s drama, humour, style, pathos and fabulous music.

These Mai Couture blotting papers remind me of my beloved 2000s Chanel blotters, ultra-fine face blotting sheets that come in a chic tear-off pad. What’s new about the 2017 iteration is these come with added skincare benefits. I use Mai Couture Rosehip Oil papers, impregnated with rosehip oil to take away shine while adding vitamins, Beta-carotene and essential fatty acids to pep up skin on the go. (Buy them at BeautyMART.)

Must read: here’s a long read on the freaky, stalker-inducing side of social media. Broadly’s essay looks at a novel and a film that explore how Instagram makes you ‘basic, boring and completely deranged’…

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES:  Mr Porter; Glossier; Joshua Bright for The New York Times; Disneyrollergirl; Chase Pellerin  for The New York Times; Anya Hindmarch
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