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Gentlewoman style: forward planning



Smythson diary

How far do you like to plan ahead? Are you the type to get your next year diary in August, or do you buy it in clearance on the 31st January (you cheapskate!)?

Smythson is making it very easy to stock up now with its 2017 diaries which now come in an extended range of colours. Its customers kept asking for different shades, so it’s gone mad and given them everything they asked for and more. (more…)



Positive fashion: L/Uniform bags



L/Uniform bag of Daphne Hezard by Elise Toide

Who doesn’t love an Instagram rabbit hole? After Monocle magazine’s Daphne Hezard posted one of the pictures from my book (of Hezard’s cute deskscape – above), the co-founder of her lush red L/Uniform satchel commented, which led me to her own very fetching Instagram account. (more…)



All the heart emojis for Valentino SS17



1 Valentino ss17

“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…)