Paul Smith

My book launch: The New Garconne at Paul Smith



Disneyrollergirl book launch The New Garconne by Navaz Batliwalla. Hosted by Paul Smith, Albermarle Street

Well, hasn’t October flown by? I can’t lie; I’ve had an excellent month. First there were the fabulous reviews of the book, then the feedback from people actually buying it. Then my mum surprised me with an impromptu visit from her overseas home in time for the launch. And to top it all off, The New Garconne book launch itself.

The launch was hosted, fittingly, by Paul Smith in his ravishing Albemarle Street store. (more…)



How to wear pyjamas for day



Sarah Rutson wear For Resrless Sleepers pyjamas How to wear pyjamas for day

I’m all for pyjama dressing, but how to make sure your piped Dolce & Gabbana pjs and brocade Gucci slippers don’t look like you just tumbled out of bed? Easy. First make sure you go for a thicker, luxer class of PJ, so look at Dolce, Marni, Dries van Noten and Gucci. You can try wearing actual pyjamas for day wear, but let’s be honest, this requires a certain nonchalance to pull off. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CARTIER, MARI GIUDICELLI, LANVIN, PAUL SMITH, DOVER STREET MARKET



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

1. CARTIER X SOFIA COPPOLA
Sofia Coppola for Cartier
If, like me, you feel like you haven’t seen enough of Sofia Coppola lately, Keep It Chic has news. Apparently, Sofia Coppola has teamed up with Cartier as a ‘friend of the brand’. Whatever that means, I think I’ll like it…. (more…)



To Frieze, or not to Frieze?



Eduardo Paolozzi by Emma Paolozzi Paul Smith Albemarle Street

I’m not sure if I’ll make it to Frieze London, but if I do it will most likely be Frieze Masters than Frieze.

One of the hits of last year was dealer Helly Nahmad’s depiction of an imaginary collector’s lived-in apartment. I missed it but it famously inspired the set design for Erdem’s Aw15 LFW show.

We all love to see behind the scenes of an artist or creative. There’s definitely something very magical about getting a glimpse of an artist’s messy studio space. Paul Smith has tapped into this with his own Frieze installation in the Albemarle Street store. (more…)