New in: Aw15 accessory edit

marni aw15 accessory edit

It’s that time of year when your eyes crave fashion newness but you don’t necessarily want to go down the full AW15 coat route (even though received wisdom says you should get your coat shopping done in July). The solution? A cheeky little accessory edit. I’m feeling & Other Stories’ chestnutty leather bag and these massive Clergerie clompy sandals paired with Marni’s plaid socks. Yes, I would probably break my neck in the Clergeries (and these Rachel Comey stompers – although kudos to Comey for adding the alpaca sole to help with sock grip) but just humour me for now. I also love the tactile curves of Marni’s ball jewellery along with & Other Stories’ stack of copper rings. I like the combination of something simple with something loud.

SHOP THE EDIT BELOW…

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
MAIN IMAGE: Marni aw15 via Style.com

On my radar: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pre-fall 2015

Sonia By Sonia Rykiel Pre Fall 2015

Julie de Libran is warming up in her new role as creative director of Sonia Rykiel. I’m rather taken with these shots of the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel pre-fall 2015 collection, a slightly boyish offering of military-influenced separates and coats.

My main standouts are the khaki shirt and trousers, while the coat has a whiff of Carven in its tailoring and embellishment. The blush pink quilted jacket is a great foil to the utility pants and a nod to classic Rykiel. And there’s always a place in my life for a ribbed knit in olive drab

sonia by sonia rykiel pre-fall aw15 ribbed knit sweater (more…)

How it’s made: Chanel Mademoiselle Prive glyptic watch

Making of the Chanel Mademoiselle Prive Coromandel Glyptic watch

I know a lot of people don’t bother with watches but I still love them, both as functional objects and as beautiful accessories. Weirdly, I’ve seen hardly anyone with an Apple Watch. I’m intrigued to know what they’re like but so far I’m in the dark.

Meanwhile, the luxury watch houses are going all out, and I really do mean all out, to create stunning feats of artistic wonder with their top-end timepieces. Chanel has done it recently with its Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Coromandel Glyptic watch. These one-off watches are crafted by hand in limited numbers using astonishing techniques (spoiler alert: they retail from £175,000). (more…)

THE DRG STYLE INDEX: ESTEE LAUDER, LOUIS VUITTON, MAISON KITSUNE, J.W. ANDERSON

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

1. ESTEE LAUDER’S NEXT-GEN SIGNING
Estee Lauder signs Irene Kim as global beauty contributor

Estee Lauder’s quest to engage the next-gen beauty consumer is going at a cracking pace. (more…)