Why do we obsess over details?

Studio Nicholson shirt perfection - why we obsess over details

We see lots (and lots) of blogs and features about personal style – what tastemakers like to wear and how they wear it. And I love those, but we don’t see much about the mechanics of design and why some things just work. Why a shirt sits just so, how to achieve a perfectly-fitting sweater. At Studio Nicholson, it’s part of an internal code known as ‘JND’ – just noticeable difference. A phrase used by psychologists and designers, ‘just noticeable difference’ refers to those elements that may not be immediately visible but be assured, they serve a purpose. (more…)

Quote of the day: Allan Mottus

victoria beckham for estee lauder

“Makeup is the one category that’s hotter than fragrances and/or skin care, and…at the high-end there aren’t many makeup artist or celebrity products, so in Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom, there’s a position for it. What’s going to happen now is we’re going to see a rush of this stuff. It’s going to be like 2002 with celebrity fragrances.”

Brace yourself for the gold rush of celebrity makeup lines coming at you, as predicted by beauty industry consultant Allan Mottus, WWD

A jangle of bangles

Hermes Wooden bangles worn by Bali Barret. Photo by Tung walsh for Self Service

Much as I love the idea of wearing an armful of chunky bangles, I’ve never quite managed to make it work. Maybe the answer is this arrangement of wooden bangles, mixed with a thin golden bangle or two. OK, these are Hermès ones (on silks chief Bali Barret), but hey, there’s nothing wrong with aiming high…

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGE: Tung Walsh for Self Service

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Craig Green, Loewe, Cashmere In Love, A.P.C

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

1. CRAIG GREEN X BJORN BORG
Craig Green X Bjorn Borg aw16
I totally missed the memo that Craig Green has teamed up with underwear brand Bjorn Borg to produce a sportswear line for AW16. I saw it at the Urban Outfitters press day and it’s really, really cool. (more…)