shopping

Chanel eyes: new formulations and retractable brushes



Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow L-R Desert Rouge, Noir Satin, Talpa
Isn’t perception a fascinating thing? I perceive Chanel beauty as a classic brand, so when I’m presented with anything slightly off-piste it’s not too scary as it’s always done with such finesse and elegance I don’t feel like I’m being tipped out of my comfort zone. (more…)



On my radar: Astley Clarke’s Astronomy jewellery



Astley Clarke Dominic Jones Astronomy jewellery

Astley Clarke has found a gem in its new creative director Dominic Jones. His story is an interesting one. He got off to a bright beginning with his anti-establishment jewellery designs and it-crowd inner circle (think early 2010s Alice Dellal, Daisy Lowe and co), then ten collections in, he shut up shop. The business had grown fast and he wasn’t sure he wanted to scale. (more…)



Buy it now: Mulberry Small Maple tote



Mulberry Small Maple tote in oak

I wrote about the Mulberry Small Maple tote last year and since then have added one to my small collection of everyday bags. Mine is the oak colourway (buy it here), a beautiful deep tan that works year-round but is especially good in summer to elevate white or blue denim. (more…)



Out of the frame: FIGAF pops up at The Shop at Bluebird



GILL BUTTONwork for sale at The Shop at Bliebird Fashion Illustration Gallery pop-up

Two of my greatest passions are coming together this weekend for a three-day love in.

The Shop at Bluebird (retail porn for aesthetes) and the Fashion Illustration Gallery are going large on last year’s Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair (FIGAF), extending it over 3 days at the King’s Road emporium.

Last year I spent hours chatting to illustrators about their work (more…)