shopping

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…)



Buy it now: a polished peasant shirt



Polished peasant shirt

I’ve been tasked by a fellow blogger with finding a more affordable dupe of my beloved Atlantique Ascoli peasant shirts.There aren’t many to be found because part of the cost of an Ascoli (around Β£500) is due to their fabrics – starched bright white custom-made cottons. And they’re fairtrade too. (more…)



Buy it now: Jo Malone London Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense



Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka cologne intense

Jo Malone London’s new Cologne Intense is an instant favourite. Myrrh and Tonka is just the tonic for the most depressing time of the year (this coming Monday is known as ‘Blue Monday’), it’s warm, cosy and comforting yet extremely sophisticated. (more…)



What to buy from Me+Em



Me+Em Oversized Silk Blouse

Last November I had the best evening at Me+Em’s Belgravia pop up, hosting a soiree to promote my book. I never feel that comfortable doing customer-facing events. I haven’t done many and I always feel a bit of a nana, but Me+Em have such lovely customers and it ended up being quite a hoot.

It was my first time getting properly intimate with the product. Me+Em sells mostly online so it’s not a brand I’ll find on my usual Liberty-Selfridges-The-Shop-At-Bluebird sweep. But I’ve seen it in PR showrooms and on other people and I knew it aligned with my tastes. I’d say it’s like a more affordable, less high fashion version of Joseph. (more…)