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Positive fashion: Nisolo shoes



Nisolo shoes elayna leather sneaker

Love the Elayna trainer from ethical artisanal startup, Nisolo. Lean Luxe brought the brand to my attention by praising it for its non ‘Etsy factor’ branding and operation. What the hell does that mean? It referred to the often twee, not-quite-there brands that have good intentions but don’t quite cut it on execution and delivery. (more…)



The tapered penny loafer



Everlane Modern Penny Loafer

The gorgeous Grechen of Grechen’s Closet wrote the most complimentary book review ever of The New Garconne (thank you Grechen) and in the process alerted me to Everlane’s ‘Modern Penny Loafer’.

I’m such a stick-in-the-mud that I hadn’t addressed all the newer elongated loafers (I think Gucci did them first). (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CRISTASEYA, KEJI DENIM, ROBERT CLERGERIE, OAD NEW YORK, VICTORIA BECKHAM



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

1. CHRISTMAS AT CRISTASEYA
Cristaseya
If you’re in Paris today, you’re in luck. It’s the last day of the stupendous CristaSeya’s ‘Chritmas Corner’ at 7 rue Ambroise Thomas 75009 (by appointment contact@cristaseya.co)… (more…)



Fuzzy feet



Coach shearling boots

Warm feet. You couldn’t ask for two more happy-making words than these, as far as I’m concerned. Although I was never an Ugg girl, I can’t deny they’re super-practical and style-wise they’ve come a long way. (That said, the men’s offer is way better than the women’s.) But currently on my radar are the never-ending varieties of apres-ski boot from Italian brand, Montelliana. (more…)