SS12

Buy it now: Summer days




News just in: summer has arrived – cue Stella beach stripes, Mary Katrantzou florals and Carven zigzags. But let’s not forget the inevitable nightly chills, hence a Kenzo sweater and Chloe boots. Plus Essie fuschia nails and Prism sunglasses to finish…

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP: Stella McCartney shorts, £475; Prism sunglasses, £265; Essie nail polish, £7.99
MIDDLE: Natan shoes, £249; Mary Katrantzou jacket, £1,404; Lanvin bracelet, £359
BOTTOM: Kenzo sweater, £365; Chloe boots, £815; Carven shirt, £355

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Retail concept: introducing Milli Millu handbags

What’s the best thing about Milli Millu‘s new Belgravia handbag shop? Is it that it’s hidden up a flight of stairs off Hyde Park Corner with no chance of passing trade? Is it the expansive windows allowing for floods of afternoon light, all the better to show off the arm candy? Or is it designer Mireia Llusia-Lindh’s pefectly-proportioned handbags themselves? (more…)

Watch the making of Valentino’s lace espadrilles!

When Jim Shi first tweeted a photo of Valentino’s lace espadrilles from the ss12 runway, I thought it was tres decadent. I mean really, who buys lace espadrilles? I thought they were just for the show but how wrong I was. Not only have they gone into production, you can buy them here and watch the making-of video. Enjoy…

Buy Valentino’s lace espadrilles (I dare you) at Netaporter

Arriving tomorrow: Maarten Van Der Horst for Topshop


Paging fans of Maarten van der Horst and his shouty Hawaiian florals! Tomorrow sees the arrival of Van der Horst’s debut Topshop capsule collection and having had an early preview I can say it’s worth getting excited about. The standout pieces are the boxy blazer, shirt and shorts, all in the same lush print that’s a dead ringer for the print in his St Martin’s graduate collection.

Above: L-R: Jacket, £130; Shorts, £60; Shirt, £70

I really like the masculine cut of the shirt which can be worn buttoned up or open like a jacket. The collection arrives in store at Oxford Circus and Knightsbridge plus online, with prices from £45 for a tee shirt (not shown).