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On my radar: Ports 1961 Resort 2017

Ports 1961 Resort 2017

While Alessandro Michele has been successfully shaking up Gucci, someone else has been quietly reinventing another heritage Italian brand. Over at Ports 1961, womenswear creative director NataΕ‘a Čagalj is properly getting into her striding, adding a cool wonkiness to otherwise staple separates. (more…)

Smythson celebrates Shakespeare

Smythson Shakespeare set

When I’m stuck for words I’m much more inspired by a blank paper page then a blank screen. You can actually take action with a pen and notebook; doodle, write a title, cross it out. Staring at a blank screen on the other hand is just… demotivating (and liable to send you straight to Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter/all three). (more…)

Buy it now: Linda Rodin beauty

Buy it now - Rodin beauty. including the new Rodin lipstick - coming soon

Dum, dum, dum… Still a-tapping my fingers waiting for the Linda Rodin lipstick rollout. Meanwhile, I thought I’d do a recap on some of her other cult products…

The face oils. The brand originated in 2007 with RODIN Olio Lusso face oil, her luxury elixir blend of essential oils with its distinctive jasmine and neroli scent. The latest addition is the just-launched, Lavender Absolute Face Oil (below) which sounds like utter heaven. Buy it at Olio Lusso.
Rodin lavender oil is the latest addition to Linda Rodin's face oil line

The body oils. These come in Jasmine Neroli and now the new Lavender Absolute variety, (more…)

Buy it now: Joseph SS16

joseph ss16 womenswear

Right now, all I feel like dressing in is loose, oatmeal-coloured separates of the Joseph dress-up-dress-down variety. If you know Joseph, you’ll know their tailored jackets and trousers are excellent, not least because there are infinite variations within each style, so if you have a penchant for a particular fit, it’s probably there. (more…)