The New Garconne contributor: Kasia Bobula

Polly Morgan The New Garconne photo by Kasia Bobola

The first week of my book, The New Garconne (buy it here) has been nothing short of a blinder. I’ve had such lovely support from friends, comments on social media, feedback from complete strangers who have bought the book (imagine!) (more…)

All the heart emojis for Valentino SS17

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“As much as we believe today’s customers know who is designing what, plenty don’t. The revolving door of talent is just too continuous. Ultimately, they just want to put beautiful things in their closet they don’t already own.” Wise words from Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus’s senior vice president and fashion director in the New York Times this week.

As such, Zandra Rhodes prints and mini-me lipstick cases were the headline grabbers at Valentino SS17 (more…)

Gentlewoman style: Jo Ellison

Jo Ellison by Phil Oh

I’m audibly cooing over this combo of leather culottes (leather? Culottes? Who would think…) and Frye-style boots on the FT’s Jo Ellison. (more…)

Buy it now: Is Chanel e-com coming?

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Well you can’t theme a Chanel show around data and servers and not expect some savvy journos to jump to conclusions. Chanel has been dipping its two-tone toe cap into the e-com pool one inch at a time, with make-up, fragrance and even entry level fine jewellery. Surely, the full e-com works isn’t far off? (more…)