Trend report: Trademark AW16

Trademark AW16 ready to wear

These Trademark AW16 look book pictures are giving me flashbacks to my German au pair Uschi (she of the classic Vuitton shoulder bags). It’s partly the model and partly the combo of flares, mules and sensible polonecks. OK, I’ll pass on the flares (not with my diminutive proportions) and you know how I feel about mules, but there are so many other things to love in this collection.

For starters, yes please to the wrap-over quilted jacket with its cute but maddeningly impractical tie-up sleeves. (more…)

Levi’s 501 ways to wear*

Levi's 501 Ways to Wear campaign

You’ve got to hand it to Levi’s for taking the renewed love for 501s and running with it. First came the hipsters with their vintage flea market finds, then the street style brigade, teaming their reclaimed-from-the-archives favourites with classic stiletto pumps. Next, Levi’s decided to revive the originals, in blue and white, followed by the recent 501 CTs, a slimmer, tapered cut jean. Bingo! Cue 501 mania, with a whole new generation discovering the wonders of a true blue indestructible 5-pocket jean.

Me? I like mine as un-tampered-with as possible. E.g. a roomy boy fit, in naturally-aged indigo blue and a small turn up. (Go to a Levi’s tailor shop and they’ll do a beautiful turn-up job, for free.) The great thing about this style and length is it works with everything; I’ve worn mine with 4 inch Charlotte Olympia cigarette heels, stack-heeled boots, brogues, loafers and Converse.

So what, pray, am I doing prancing around in the above GIF? Oh that. That’s the new Levi’s ‘501 Ways to Wear’ campaign, which features me alongside a host of other European creatives-slash-Levi’s-fanatics, each representing our own version of 501 style. Let me tell you, smizing and ‘catwalking’ simulateously is hard!

To check out the full campaign, and – crucially – shop the looks, head over to the Levi’s 501 Ways To Wear site. Live in Levi’s? Some of us really do….

Levi's 501 Ways To Wear

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Levi’s; Disneyrollergirl


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Craig Green X Bjorn Borg aw16
I totally missed the memo that Craig Green has teamed up with underwear brand Bjorn Borg to produce a sportswear line for AW16. I saw it at the Urban Outfitters press day and it’s really, really cool. (more…)

Who is the Mr Burberry guy?

Mr Burberry eau de toilette engraved bottle

I thought I’d flag this up as I’ve neglected men’s grooming on here lately.

Burberry’s new Mr Burberry fragrance has launched and lovely as it is (in a classic gentleman’s summer citrus kinda way), I’m more interested in the add-on products. There’s a compact offer of face moisturiser, a beard oil, a body wash and a couple of deodorants. And the eau de toilette comes in lots of sizes, including a 1000ml beribboned bottle (yours for £1400.00) that can all be engraved. (more…)