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On Carven, Issey Miyake and Paris show business

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Why have a show? That’s the 64 million dollar question that continues to circulate fashion week season after season. The answer is still elusive – is it an industry insider event or a public spectacle? – but I think if you’re going to have a show, make it a show. Make some element of it surprising, delightful, emotional, weird or thought provoking. It’s not like there isn’t a ton of options at your disposal. There’s the set, the music, the choreography. Or the casting, styling, make up…take your pick.

Carven’s Paris show was staged at the elegant Galerie Des Gobelins – a collection of youthful tailoring with collage-y placements and crystal embroidery that nodded to the art of Man Ray and Blumenfeld. Continue reading

What’s your sale shopping strategy?

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Dolce-Gabbana-jewelled-velvet-shoesJoseph-cashmere-sweaterValentino-studded-cuff
Carven-wool-jacket-aw13Eddie-Borgo-braceletMichaela-Buerger-sweater
Miu-Miu-polka-dot-coatChloe-biker-jacketBottega Veneta Earrings

I’m not a fan of sale shopping for the sake of it. I prefer to shop with a purpose so my sale strategy tends to be around useful pieces or one-of-a-kind things you’ll never see again.

Of the sale buys I’ve spotted already, the distinctive Miu Miu coat is only worth buying if you absolutely adore those spots (as I do) because it’s such a season-specific piece. But it’s a great standby for weddings etc and will look as good worn casually unfastened as primly zipped.

The Carven jacket is a good price for the quality and versatility (the faux fur collar comes off so you’ll still be wearing this come spring. Plus click on the picture and you can get another 10% off when you use the code XMAS10). And although the Dolce & Gabbana jewelled heels are still quite pricy, they’re worth it to me as it’s rare to find walkable evening heels that are such a dramatic talking point.

What’s your sale shopping strategy?

TOP ROW L-R: Dolce & Gabbana JEWELLED HEELS, £913 (£1,305); Joseph SWEATER, £186 (£265); Valentino CUFF, £97.95 (£165)
MIDDLE ROW: Carven JACKET, £478 (£683); Eddie Borgo BRACELET, £225 (£375); Michaela Buerger SWEATER, £192, (£320)
BOTTOM ROW: Miu Miu polka dot COAT, £936 (£1,560); Chloe BIKER JACKET, £1,603 (£2,290); Bottega Veneta EARRINGS, £245 (£350)

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How I Live Now

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How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 1 Patterned men’s blazer, Folk SS14///Blouse, Peter Jensen SS14///Vintage jeans, Beyond Retro///Ring, Fiona Paxton SS14, Eddie Borgo earrings

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 2 Jacket, Hysteric Glamour (stylist’s own)

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 3 Coat, Kate Spade SS14 (buy it here)/// blouse, Antipodium SS14///culottes, Wood Wood SS14

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 4 Vintage top, Beyond Retro///Ring, Fiona Paxton SS14

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 5 Coat, Carven Resort 14///Skirt, Antipodium SS14///Pink men’s sweater, YMC///Vintage pie crust blouse, Beyond Retro///Shoes, Jimmy Choo///Socks, Falke///Earrings, Eddie Borgo SS14

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 6 Coat, Carven Resort 14///Skirt, Antipodium SS14///Pink men’s sweater, YMC///Vintage pie crust blouse, Beyond Retro

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 7 Men’s jacket, E. Tautz SS14///Vintage top, Beyond Retro///Jeans, Just Cavalli SS14

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 8 Vintage top, Beyond Retro

How I Live Now-Emma-Miranda-Moore-Navaz-Batliwalla-Disneyrollergirl-13 Vintage top, Beyond Retro///Jeans, Just Cavalli SS14///Ring, Fiona Paxton SS14

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 10 Vintage top, Beyond Retro///Jeans, Just Cavalli SS14

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 11 Blouse, Antipodium

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 12 Coat, Kate Spade/// Culottes, Wood Wood SS14/// Ring, Fiona Paxton SS14

How-I-Live-Now-Disneyrollergirl-Emma-Miranda-Moore 13 Mesh dress, DKNY SS14

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Photography: Emma Miranda Moore
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
Model: Nastya Siten at Models 1

Brompton Cross: the revival

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J Crew-Brompton-Cross-2

All of a sudden, Brompton Cross is back on my radar. The Conran Shop is flourishing again (seriously, you can do all your holiday shopping there in one mammoth swoop), Joseph is getting better and better and there’s an influx of international fashion arriving.

Acne and Jil Sander Navy appeared rather quietly not long ago, J Crew’s upper-end collections have recently arrived in Draycott Avenue (somewhat overshadowed by the pizzazz of Regent Street) and Carven opened the same week. Continue reading

Buy it now: the My-wardrobe edit

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This has been quite the year for My-wardrobe. It’s changed it’s remit to offer a more mixed hi-lo edit, with a stable of Brit designers in its ‘London Lab‘ sitting alongside our international favourites. There’s a ton of Carven (hello wool gazar bell-shaped skirt) and an injection of Kurt Geiger London amongst core My-wardrobe brands like Joseph, DVF and Goat.

Here’s a few of my current favourites…
Carven-topDiane-Von-Furstenberg-Lips-BagCarven-knit
O-2ndMother-of-PearlLizzie-Fortunato
Kurt-Geiger-MywardrobeCarven-skirtGoat

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Carven blouse, £457; Diane Von Furstenberg bag, £361; Carven red jumper, £291
MIDDLE: O’2nd coat, £540; Mother Of Pearl jumper, £495; Lizzie Fortunato earrings, £158
BOTTOM: Kurt Geiger London shoes, £250; Carven skirt, £338; Goat red top, £250

Buy it now: AW13 first drop

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As is the rule, the hottest British weather is accompanied by fresh in-store deliveries of, well, knits, boots, scarves and socks. So here are my picks of the new autumn collections that you could wear now, after sundown should you so wish (although ideally not all at once). My vote goes to the Carven sweater and Matthew Miller ‘Born To Fail’ men’s top – especially teamed with J.W. Anderson’s ample skirt. Plus a bit of equestrian detail (on the Village England bag – new label alert!) is always welcome for the summer-autumn switchover…

Village-EnglandMatthew-Miller-menswearElyona Wolf Badger
Burberry Carven-aw13APC-socks
JWA Moda OperandiTabitha-simmons-aw13River-Island-Ring

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Village England bag, £165; Matthew Miller men’s top, £195; Elyona ear cuff, £133
MIDDLE: Burberry scarf, £295; Carven jumper, £320; APC socks, £25
BOTTOM: J.W. Anderson skirt, €755; Tabitha Simmons boots, £815; River Island ring, £15

Buy it now: new spring things

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This winter I did really well on the jumper front so for now I can ease off on the knitwear buying. That said, I’m very drawn to Stella’s fruit salad chevron stripes and these Maria La Rosa socks. For tapping into the big 60s monochrome story, Motel’s block-striped top will come in very useful, both with tailored skirts (like Carven’s lush poppy red one) and boy fit jeans. Its loosely cut proportions are very flattering and the zip at the back makes it slightly more dressy. While the skinny cigarette heel is making a huge comeback, chunky heels and flatforms are still best for everyday city living – preferably dipped in silver or gold…



ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Stella McCartney top; Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric; Marni shoes
MIDDLE: Olympia Le Tan book clutch; Motel top; Nina Peter gloves
BOTTOM: Maria La Rosa socks; Carven skirt; ASOS flatforms

Carven for Petit Bateau launches today on Farfetch.com

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Fashion collaborations are standard these days, but some are a better fit than others. So how’s this for a perfect match? Carven meets Petit Bateau in a capsule collection of gamine tops, dresses, polo-bodies and detachable collars. Just beautiful. The collection launches today exclusively on only three etail sites (until 4th December when it goes on general release). Continue reading

Buy it now: Summer days

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News just in: summer has arrived – cue Stella beach stripes, Mary Katrantzou florals and Carven zigzags. But let’s not forget the inevitable nightly chills, hence a Kenzo sweater and Chloe boots. Plus Essie fuschia nails and Prism sunglasses to finish…

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Stella McCartney shorts, £475; Prism sunglasses, £265; Essie nail polish, £7.99
MIDDLE: Natan shoes, £249; Mary Katrantzou jacket, £1,404; Lanvin bracelet, £359
BOTTOM: Kenzo sweater, £365; Chloe boots, £815; Carven shirt, £355

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Buy it now: spring things

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A Mary Katrantzou lantern-print bag, Chanel’s peachy nail colour called ‘June’, and Haider Ackermann’s two-way shoe…



ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
Valextra iPad case £340; Chanel nail polish, £17.50; Miu Miu star-print jeans, £330
Carven shirt, £335; Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp bag, £94; Stella McCartney top, £445
Tom Binns necklace, £880; Acne unisex sunglasses£240; Haider Ackermann shoes, £534

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