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The New Garconne contributor: Elise Toïdé



The New Garconne photographer Else Toide

Fashion Month is upon us and one of my favourite elements is all the backstage photography. So much more atmospheric than the front-on catwalk shots we’re used to, no? Elise Toïdé is one of the photographers who excels in this reportage style. (And she took the photos for the Paris-based women in my book.) Elise is great at capturing a sense of intimacy, even in chaotic surroundings. (more…)



Spring forward – ten trends to try for 2017



Prada ss17 feathers

OK, I know trends and seasons are ‘dead’ and all that but I can’t help it, trend-speak is ingrained in me! I’m counting the days* til I can shrug off the sixteen layers of padded coats and woollens and prance around in ‘crisp cotton shirts’ and barely there shorts. (Yeah right, I have not worn shorts in this country for at least ten years.)

So here’s my own, personal what-I-want-to-wear-this-spring top ten. (more…)



Dior SS17 ad campaign – hair goals



Dior SS17 ad campaign

Gotta love this ethereal-with-attitude Dior ss17 ad campaign featuring twins Ruth and May Bell shot by Brigitte Lacombe. Although as good as the clothes and photography are, I mainly have eyes for Ruth Bell’s fluffy elfin crop… (more…)



On my book shelf



Grace - The American Vogue Years

I seem to buy more books and clothes these days. Not that I have anywhere to put them but they offer the perfect respite to the Mac or phone screen. Admittedly I’m more of a reference book girl than a novel-reader, I just don’t have the attention span for fiction and I always seem to be researching something. (more…)