How to wear tomboy dresses



Tomboy dresses

I don’t write about dresses much in my book The New Garconne – How to be a Modern Gentlewoman, but there is a small mention and I’ve noticed a recent uptick in dresses suitable for non-frou-frou girls. (more…)



Top three beauty box sets



Decleor Box of Secrets Beauty Powernap gift set

As British Beauty Blogger likes to point out, beauty box sets aren’t just for giving away, they’re a good opportunity to try a new line or stock up on favourites at a more affordable price. Three recommendations I can make – Decleor, Aesop and Omorovicza.

Decleor sent me its Box of Secrets Beauty Powernap set (above and below), which I was very happy about as I’ve run out of my Aurabsolu Awakening Cream (more…)



Martin Margiela for Hermès – what was once radical is now timeless



Martin Magiela for Hermes spring-summer 2004
Sometimes Pinterest does this annoying thing of suggesting ‘picks for you’ pins that have nothing to do with what you like. The exception is the treasure trove of Martin Margiela for Hermès era pins that have been popping up this week. (more…)



Buy it now: Gifts for guys



Men's gift guide

If shopping for men’s gifts overwhelms you, take my advice and stick to the classics. Forget fickle ‘It’ brands and head to Mr Porter which sells everything from John Smedley socks to BMW cars* and IWC Schaffhausen watches for those with the most discerning, discreet style. (more…)