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Editorial shoot: Follow the blue line

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Should you ever arrive in London for a short staycation, you’d be advised to disembark at Victoria mainline station then follow the blue line, helpfully taped to the floor. It leads to the rather unglamorous passport office on Belgrave Road at which point you veer off course for another five minutes, along Eccleston Square towards Cambridge Street. And there you’ll arrive at a secret little nook of delight – AKA the Artist Residence Hotel.

This is the route our model Maddy took, arriving in a typical London torrential downpour to the comfort of the Grand Suite, where we had commandeered the bed, chairs and bathroom for my latest Disneyrollergirl fashion shoot. The hotel is the third in the Artist Residence chain of boutique stay-overs and its period rooms are a masterclass in eccentric but luxurious London charm.  They’re furnished with reclaimed gems from some of London’s best secret sources, juxtaposed with contemporary artworks from art fairs and independent galleries. To make you feel really at home there’s the downstairs cocktail lounge, all velvet sofas, rustic logs and table football, and the 64 Degrees restaurant (think proper cooked breakfasts and inventive tapas-style sharing plates).

And although it’s not immediately obvious, the location is in fact, the height of fashion, a stone’s thrown from the London HQs of Burberry, Tom Ford and Jimmy Choo. Position yourself just so by Ebury Bridge, and you’re afforded an unexpected vista of Battersea Power Station.

Allow us to take you on a little tour – just follow the blue line…

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Faux fur coat, Carven at Matches Fashion/// Sequin skirt, No 21 at The Shop At Bluebird/// Houndstooth sweater, Paul Smith menswear///Brogues, Church’s///socks, Falke///Necklace: Stylist’s own

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Faux fur coat, Carven at Matches Fashion/// Houndstooth sweater (just seen), Paul Smith menswear///Necklace: Stylist’s own

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Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion /// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos ///Rings, Delphine Pariente at The Shop At Bluebird

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Oversized coat, Toga Archives /// Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion /// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos

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Oversized coat, Toga Archives /// Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion /// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos

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Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion/// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos/// pleated skirt, Toga  /// Buckled boots (just seen), Toga Pulla /// socks, Falke /// Rings, Delphine Pariente at The Shop At Bluebird

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Oversized coat, Toga Archives /// Patterned sweater, Stella McCartney at Matches Fashion /// Black turtleneck (underneath), Cos

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Houndstooth sweater, Paul Smith menswear/// Sequin slashed skirt, No 21 at The Shop At Bluebird/// socks, Falke///Rings, Delphine Pariente at The Shop At Bluebird/// Faux fur coat (in background), Shrimps at Matches Fashion

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Houndstooth sweater, Paul Smith menswear

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Jersey animal-print dress, Rika at The Shop At Bluebird

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Bomber jacket, Mother Of Pearl /// Animal-print dress, Rika at The Shop At Bluebird

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Faux fur coat, Shrimps at Matches Fashion/// Jeans, MIH Jeans at Matches Fashion/// Rings (just seen), Delphine Pariente at The Shop At Bluebird

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Faux fur coat, Shrimps at Matches Fashion/// Jeans (just seen), MIH Jeans at Matches Fashion

CREDITS
Photography: Vanessa Jackman
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl.net
Hair: Patrick Forini using Bed head by TIGI
Make-up: Emma Broom
Model: Maddy Elmer at Storm
With thanks to the team at Artist Residence London, 52 Cambridge Street, SW1V 4QQ

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Editorial shoot: Bittersweet blues

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I’ve wanted to shoot with Vanessa Jackman for yonks. We met on a funny bloggers’ trip to Paris a few years ago and generally catch up twice a year on the fashion week circuit where she shoots street style (her blog is shortlisted for a Bloglovin’ award – go vote!) and I research the shows.

Finally we carved some time this summer to shoot the charming and creative Claudia Gould, who epitomises the new breed of multi-pronged model with attitude. Our friends at MIH Jeans gave us the run of their West London showroom and a rail of AW14 samples. The Phoebe Slim is already something of a cult jean, while we all cooed over the men’s Jean Machine chunky navy sweater, one of those wear-anywhere-and-everywhere staples. I also loved the inky indigo raw-edged straight skirt, styled here with a Post-It pink bra from & Other Stories.

The theme for the shoot was loosely denim-based. We wanted to evoke a laid back but bittersweet mood that expresses the melancholy of late summer-early autumn. So I added to the mix Rejina Pyo’s ruched red skirt, Dusan’s luxurious poncho and a double-layered jacket from 3.1 Phillip Lim, all newly arrived at The Shop At Bluebird. To shop the shoot, just click on the pictures or the embedded links below…

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ABOVE: Poncho, Dusan at The Shop At Bluebird/// Phoebe Slim jeans, MIH Jeans/// Cuff, & Other Stories/// men’s scarf, Hermes

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Sleeveless coat (part of a two-piece), 3.1 Phillip Lim at The Shop At Bluebird/// Phoebe Slim jeans and chambray shirt, both MIH Jeans///Mesh shoes and cuff, both & Other Stories/// Ring, Maria Nilsdotter

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Sleeveless coat (part of a two-piece), 3.1 Phillip Lim at The Shop At Bluebird/// Chambray shirt, MIH Jeans

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White shirt, MIH Jeans/// Skirt, Acne at The Shop At Bluebird/// Pink bra and cuff, both & Other Stories

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Denim pencil skirt, MIH Jeans/// pink bra and tassel shoes, both & Other Stories, Ring, stylist’s own

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Dark green zip dress, & Other Stories/// Thigh high socks, stylist’s own

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Men’s navy jumper, Jean Machine/// Red skirt, Rejina Pyo at The Shop At Bluebird///Brass cuff, & Other Stories

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Dark green zip dress and cuff, both & Other Stories/// Thigh high socks, stylist’s own

CREDITS
Photography: Vanessa Jackman
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl.net
Hair and make-up: Jessica Mejia at Stella Creative Artists
Model: Claudia Gould at The Hive Management
With thanks to MIH Jeans for the location

DUSAN: fashion’s best-kept secret

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How have I not heard of Dusan before? I discovered it two days ago on a rail at The Shop Of Bluebird while prepping for a shoot – luxe tabard-esque layers that nod to The Row and Chloe in refined fabrics and muted tonal colours (with prices to match).

Amelia, the Bluebird PR told me that the collection pretty much sells itself – “we have complete sell through every season”. And she flagged up the coats especially, “every time I walk past, there’s someone trying one on”. I did some Googling and I discovered it’s a 15-year old brand, designed by Serbian-born Dusan Paunovic, based in Milan. And the best bit? Paunovic is a proud celebrity-avoider. Continue reading

Guest post: Jigsaw’s Duke Street Emporium is a 3D shopping experience

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Jigsaw has opened a mini department store dedicated to what it calls ‘social shopping’, putting the 3D back into retail. DRG contributor ALISON BISHOP takes a tour with CEO Peter Ruis

“Retail brands have the authenticity to create something unexpected, at Jigsaw we like shops to be slightly off-pitch,” CEO Peter Ruis told me at the launch for Jigsaw’s Duke Street Emporium in Mayfair.

The Emporium name comes from the idea that Jigsaw’s new multi-label, multi-concept two-floor store is like a journey of discovery. “It’s a bit of fun, it’s a bit of curating, the rooms are like catacombs of discovery,” says Ruis. “You can travel through the store finding new products and displays, it’s intended to be very fluid and you can spend as much time as you like going from room to room. They are quite small and merchandise is not overloaded so you can always find things to be inspired,” he says. Continue reading

Editorial shoot: Everything you said

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ABOVE: Blouse, SportMax Code///T-shirt, LVC///Skirt, Jonathan Saunders///Socks, Falke

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Blouse, SportMax Code///T-shirt, LVC

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Vintage sweatshirt, Blitz London///T-shirt, LVC///Blouse, SportMax Code

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Shirt, Jonathan Saunders///Vintage Levi’s jeans, Blitz London///necklace, Laura Lees at The Shop At Bluebird

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Blouse, SportMax Code///T-shirt, LVC

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Top, Michael Van Der Ham///Sweatshirt, vintage///Skirt, Rag & Bone

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Top, Michael Van Der Ham///Sweatshirt, vintage///Skirt, Rag & Bone

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Sweater, Paul Smith menswear/// Ring, Katie Rowland at The Shop At Bluebird

SHOP THE SHOOT BELOW:

Photography: Emma Miranda Moore
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl.net
Hair: Mark Francome Painter
Make-up: Fiona Barry
Model: Eleanor Davies at Models 1

DRG Style Index: Kenzo, Jigsaw and… Skechers?!

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Welcome to the DRG STYLE INDEX, a weekly ranking of brands that have caught my attention. On my style radar this week…

1. IT’S KENZO TIME

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I first got wind of Kenzo’s foray into watches six months ago at the Black Frame press day. Now we’re close to the launch of Kenzo timepieces, which are being produced under license but with creative direction under the watch (no pun intended) of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. Continue reading

Home Time

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Split sleeve jumper, Won Hundred///White top, Me+Em///skirt, Phoebe English///socks and trainers, Nike
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Sweater, Nomia at the Shop At Bluebird///shirt, Peridot

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Sweater, Nomia at the Shop At Bluebird///shirt, Peridot///skirt, Just Cavalli///ring, Maria Nilsdotter

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Split sleeve jumper, Won Hundred///White top, Me+Em///skirt, Phoebe English///shoes, Topshop///socks, Nike

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Sweatshirt, Le Mont Saint-Michel at The Shop At Bluebird///Mesh skirt, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back///Shoes, New Balance at Urban Outfitters///socks, Nike

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Blue top, Won Hundred///stripe top, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back///skirt and shoes, Topshop///cuff, Three Floor

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Cardigan, YMC///skirt, ASOS///Lime slip dress, Ashish///mesh body, Bebaroque

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Dress, Just Cavalli///velvet trousers, Gerard Darel///trainers and socks, Nike

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Lime slip dress, Ashish///mesh body, Bebaroque///ring, Maria Nilsdotter

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Sweatshirt, Le Mont Saint-Michel at The Shop At Bluebird///mesh skirt, BACK by Ann-Sofie Back

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CREDITS
Photography: Emma Miranda Moore
Styling:Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
Model: Ella Crockett at Models 1

London Fashion Week: Brazil Rising at The Shop At Bluebird

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Alongside the official London Fashion Week show schedule, there were all manner of extra curricular activities going on. My week kicked off with a breakfast at The Shop At Bluebird to launch Brazil Rising, a pop-up shop curated by Alice Ferraz. Alice is the owner of F*hits, Brazil’s super-blogger platform, but she’s something of a dynamo herself. Continue reading

Merchants In London at The Shop At Bluebird

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I’m a big believer in the idea of collaboration, not competition and that’s part of the ethos behind Merchants on Long, Africa’s first concept store where designers work together to promote the best of African luxury design. Continue reading

Shop report: The Shop At Bluebird

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These photos are long overdue from a wee tour of The Shop At Bluebird in March. Owned by Belle Robinson, this lifestyle store is possibly my favourite shop in London, God knows I bang on about it enough. Continue reading

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