28 February, 2015
The new foundation formulas just keep on coming. I’ve had quite a lot of successes recently; I’m currently flipping between Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid foundation and Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin foundation. But NARS has popped up with its new All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (£32), promising a full coverage, oil-free formula with 16-hour wear all in one drop.
It’s an interesting foundation. Continue reading
26 February, 2015
For someone who pretty much lives in Levi’s and jumpers I’m weirdly drawn to multi-textured and multi-layered dressing. Especially when it’s expertly and poetically styled. This must explain my attraction to LFW designers Toga and Phoebe English, both of whom have secured a well deserved spot on the presentation schedule in recent seasons.
Toga‘s presentations are great because they’re staged really beautifully with models on plinths so you can go up close for a proper look. The styling is always impeccable with this Japanese brand, whose bags and shoes have as much cult status as the clothes. Continue reading
25 February, 2015
This season’s London Fashion Week was big on straight-to-consumer ‘buy it now’ thinking. But typically, when you really need to buy it now, there’s no such tech to be seen. Ahhh I know, first world blogger probs, eh?
Both Margaret Howell and Paul Smith AW15 really did have lots of things that I’m gagging for in my wardrobe right now. Continue reading
Posted in Brands, Design, Designers, Fashion shows, Trends
Tagged AW15, fashion shows, gentlewoman style, London Fashion Week, Margaret Howell, Paul Smith, trends
22 February, 2015
In these days of Insta-journalism, a fanciful theme is a gift to the time poor and attention-deficit. It helps tell the story of a collection which is what selling clothes is all about. And our young female designers are particularly adept at it.
On the first day of London Fashion Week AW15, we saw evocative tableaux styled as an art class and a gossipy teen gathering courtesy of Molly Goddard and Le Kilt respectively. Meanwhile, Shrimps gave us beautifully vacant aliens landed on a glittery planet surrounded by stalagmites. Continue reading
Posted in Brands, Design, Designers, Events, News, Styling, Trends
Tagged AW15, design, designers, events, Hannah Weiland, Le Kilt, London Fashion Week, Molly Goddard, Samantha McCoach, Shrimps, youth culture
18 February, 2015
This is the time of year when I get asked about my favourite London hangouts for all those guide-to-LFW type features. In truth, I’m a creature of habit. West London is my stomping ground and I’m loathe to venture East if I can help it. So here’s a new West London eaterie to add to the list – West Thirty Six.
WHERE: Situated in Golborne Road, a stone’s throw from Portobello, this characterful street is one of London’s unspoilt (for now) hidden treasures. Continue reading
17 February, 2015
Dream coats (and trousers, sweaters and dresses) at DKNY AW15. This has to be my favourite DKNY collection in years. The hair, make-up, colour palette and styling (Donna said this is for the ‘ageless working woman‘) are perfect… Continue reading
Posted in Beauty, Brands, Design, Designers, Fashion shows, Trends
Tagged AW15, coats, DKNY, Donna Karan, Evan Schreiber, fashion shows, NYFW, trends, wwd
15 February, 2015
Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1. THE ROW’S UPTOWN MOVE
Coming not-quite soon: The Row has earmarked a store for New York. OK, it’s not due til the end of the year, but I’m sure the Upper East Side townhouse store will be worth waiting for… Continue reading
Posted in Beauty, Brands, Business of fashion, Designers, News, Retail concepts, Technology, Trends
Tagged Apple, beauty, Business of Fashion, denim, DRG Style Index, fashion news, MIH, Pinterest, pop-up shops, retail news, Selfridges, Stowaway, The Row