Straw bags and London life are a tricky combination



straw bag

I wish I was the kind of person who had a use for straw basket bags in my everyday life. Alas, I’m far too pragmatic; my default is a sensible leather tote that holds an umbrella and a ton of other practicals, rather than a bikini and a lip balm.

Some London-dwellers do it really well though and I salute them (more…)



Graduate Fashion Week 2017 – ones to watch



Ravensbourne fashion design graduate Sophie Hampson

Graduate Fashion Week 2017 is imminent and it always takes me back to that heightened drama of my deep distant final student days. I swung by the GFW PR offices a few weeks ago where chosen graduates were still dropping off their just-finished outfits to be shot for the PR campaign seen here. (more…)



The DRG Style Index: Maharishi, Grenson, influencers, Beautycon, Decléor



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

MAHARISHI DOES GORPCORE
Maharishi gorpcore eco utility fashion
Maharishi is back on my radar, enjoying a revival thanks to the emergence of something called gorpcore. Good to see the 90s originator of utilitywear-as-fashion (OK, alongside Stone Island et al) get its dues. (more…)



Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2017



Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess eau de parfum 2017

The arrival of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection is like a ‘summer’s coming!’ klaxon. It’s a combo of fragrance, shimmering skin oils, bronzing powders, make-up and body moisturisers that are delivered in hyper-glam packaging. And the cherry in the cocktail is a very distinctive tropical-floral fragrance that’s an instant mood-transporter to exotic climes. (more…)