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how to wear supersized cuffs

At the Matchesfashion.com press day, we were all gushing about the Palmer Harding supersized cuff shirts. Shirting is their signature and this sort of detail is enough of a twist to make a statement without overpowering. That said, there are lots of cuff-detailed shirts around now where the sleeves are the main event. (more…)



How to wear a trench coat now



How to wear a trench coat

For all the fanfare around puffy jackets and duvet coats, it has to be said – they don’t suit everyone. I was reminded about this at the weekend at the sight of a diminutive soul in her blue Bacofoil number, hoisted slightly askew a la Vetements, but not really fooling anyone. No wonder then that the sensible stalwart, the trench coat, is more popular than ever, on and off the catwalk.

The Telegraph ran a piece unpicking the whys and wherefores of the trench trend a week ago (more…)



Quote of the day: Lauren Sherman



great bowery founder matthew moneypenny

“What is truly at the crux of Great Bowery’s strategy is pushing its clients to diversify their skills and build bigger personal brands. Just as an actress is no longer just an actress, but often a fragrance campaign model, a fashion designer and a Snapchat star, a photographer can no longer simply stand behind a camera.” (more…)



On trial: Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets



Giorgio Armani Lip Magnets
It’s taken me over 20 years to realise I only like matte lipstick (or in fact any lipstick) if it’s faded to a stain. As much as I love the process of applying lipstick from a bullet, I don’t love the feel of that thick layer sitting there. (more…)