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Fornasetti’s secret garden

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The arrival of a new Fornasetti Profumi product is always a big event in my book and the latest, Giardino Segreto is no exception. Unveiled in a ‘secret garden’ bursting with roses, hydrangeas and spring foliage, it evoked the mysterious, dreamlike world of the Fornasetti garden in Milan.

The room fragrance and candles (just landed at Selfridges and Harrods) straddle both dry green notes and warm woody notes. If you like invigorating herby scents like bergamot, thyme and cedar wood, then this is one for you. It’s a fresher fragrance than the headier Otto (my go-to candle) but no less intoxicating.

And of course, when it comes to Fornasetti, it’s not just about the scent. The olfactory style and visual style of these whimsical decorative objects go hand in hand, so do stop to appreciate Piero Fornasetti’s illustrative balustrades, foliage and symbolic peekaboo owl. (Owls mean different things in different cultures but in Italy, they’re considered good-luck symbols)…

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Also new from Fornasetti Proformi by the way, is the hydrangrea-inspired Flora Di Fornasetti in the Ortensia design, now in a supersized three-wick candle (£380) – surely the ultimate indulgence?

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Nike X Liberty 2014 – perfect match

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There’s just no stopping Nike. Or Liberty. And as for the Nike X Liberty collaboration, it’s now in its 9th season and going stronger than ever. At a special presentation in the Liberty store, I was told that managing the demand is quite a feat, a fine balance between creating interest for the product and over hyping it. (I guess they need to try harder, the collection was almost sold out within three days of hitting the shop floor.) Continue reading

Guest post: Mr DRG loves the Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen

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A GUEST POST FROM MR DRG…

DRG was recently gifted a rather fine Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen, ownership of which has rapidly transferred to me…

How I wasn’t aware of these pens I’ve no idea. They’re a design classic that has remained pretty much unchanged since the 1930s and are the absolute embodiment of the minimalist, utilitarian German industrial design that I love. Continue reading

Buy it now: spring break at Net-a-Porter

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Who doesn’t love a bit of Net-a-Porter newness? New to the site is Sacai (above) and Studio Nicholson. If you’re not au fait with Studio Nicholson, read up on the brand in this post from 2012. It’s rooted in a menswear sensibility with easy pieces for fuss-free living. Cultish Japanese brand Sacai is known for its subverted classics; think deconstructed biker jackets, frill-edged shirts and bomber jacket-dresses. And if you’re just looking for a spring colour injection, you’ll find it at Smythson, Sophie Hulme and Stella McCartney,  new in at Net-a-Porter.

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Chanel’s eye shadow for dummies

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Chanel’s new Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quartets (£40) have to be the most user-friendly eye palettes ever. Not only are the shades adaptable and flattering but the talc-free formulations are excellent. Plus each palette comes with a how-to booklet showing how to get the best results. Continue reading

Introducing H&M’s laid-back luxe*

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So I think we can safely say that Spring is officially here. To underline that message, how about a look at the latest SS14 H&M campaign starring new face Miranda Kerr? Shot in Los Angeles, the collection highlights two of my favourite things – transitional dressing and boy-girl style. If anyone nails that look in an accessible way, it’s got to be Kerr in her exhaustive succession of tailored blazers, silk blouses, shorts and heels. Continue reading

Introducing Millu Millu SS14

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“I see all these magazine articles aimed at business women proposing clutch bags for the office,” laughs Mireia Llusia-Lindh, “and it’s like, are you crazy! My customers need more than a clutch for their office bag, but it needs to look good.” Llusia-Lindh started life as a management consultant before bringing her business and creative brains together to launch her handbag line, Milli Millu (not to be confused with Meli Melo). Continue reading

Six spring shirts by Mr DRG

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Mr DRG* has been getting click-happy on his favourite menswear sites again. While the temperature hovers above 5 degrees, read on for his thoroughly researched picks of the best spring shirts for men…

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Buy it now: Bourgeois tomboy

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A lovely new hybrid for me to geek over. Bourgeois tomboy (as demonstrated in the above ad by Saint Laurent) is a mix of three parts tomboy (precision tailoring, something denim, scruffy hair), with two parts old school poshness (bourgeois bag, bow-neck blouse). A good enough reason to stock up on lady bags, schoolboy blazers and vintage Cartier jewels I feel…

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ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT
TOP: Saint Laurent blazer, £2,135; Saint Laurent blouse, £695; Charlotte Olympia shoes, £695
BOTTOM: Mark Cross bag, £1,848; Delfina Delettrez ring, £500; J.W Anderson denim skirt, £498

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Editorial shoot: Concrete jungle

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Inspired by the brutalist architecture and unexpected greenery of the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate, we pitched up on a chilly February morning to shoot our first spring editorial. Photography by Chiara Romagnoli, styling by Navaz Batliwalla

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Coat, & Other Stories///Trousers, M Missoni///Top, Each X Other///Collar, Carven///Roll neck body, Wolford

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Coat, Mother Of Pearl///Dress, Ermanno Scervino///Cuff, Tatty Devine

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Coat, Mother Of Pearl///Dress, Ermanno Scervino

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Coat, Mother Of Pearl///Dress, Ermanno Scervino///Cuff, Tatty Devine///Boots, & Other Stories

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Jacket, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back///Dress, Peter Jensen///Roll neck body, Wolford

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Jacket, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back///Dress, Peter Jensen///Roll neck body, Wolford

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Jacket, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back///Dress, Peter Jensen///Trousers, DKNY///Roll neck body, Wolford///Boots, & Other Stories

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Blazer, & Other Stories///Jacket, CP Company///Sweater, Jonathan Saunders///Roll neck body, Wolford

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Blazer and trousers, & Other Stories///Lime jacket, CP Company///Sweater, Jonathan Saunders///Roll neck body, Wolford

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Jacket, Moka London///Sweater, Carven///Roll neck body, Wolford

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Sheer top, Emma Cook///Pink shirt (underneath), Asos

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Sheer top, Emma Cook///Pink shirt (underneath), Asos///Trousers, Wood Wood///Bag and shoes, John Rocha///Socks, Pantherella

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Shirt, M Missoni///Roll neck body, Wolford

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Top: Isabel Marant at The Shop At Bluebird///Roll neck body, Wolford///Trousers, Wood Wood

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Top: Isabel Marant at The Shop At Bluebird///Roll neck body, Wolford

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Top: Isabel Marant at The Shop At Bluebird///Roll neck body, Wolford///Trousers, Wood Wood///Shoes, John Rocha///Socks, Pantherella

Photography: Chiara Romagnoli
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla at Disneyrollergirl.net
Hair: Claire Healey using Bumble & Bumble
Make-up: Claudine Blythman
Model: Rona Kirwan at D1 Models

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