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What to steal from Prada menswear AW17…



Prada AW17 menswear

…The corduroy suits! The tactile shoes! THE SWEATERS! It’s all about quiet comfort at Prada, in which Miuccia pleads for a world of “reality, normality, simplicity“. In her usual way, this manifests itself in slightly seventies silhouettes without going for full-on pastiche. (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…)



2017 is the year that…



Smythson diary

… I’ll finally become a morning person. I’ll give up sugar. I’ll learn not to check my emails before I’ve even opened my eyes. I’ll spend more time with my family. I’ll read all those books I bought last year. I’ll tidy the clothes on that chair…

Ahhh who am I kidding? (more…)



On trial: Prada Olfactories



Prada Olfactories fragrances

The Prada Olfactories have arrived on counter in the UK and the spirit of Quality Street selection tins, there’s something for everyone. (more…)