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R.I.P American Apparel (London)



American Apparel London

If you’re in the UK and want to buy American Apparel tube socks, triangle bras or grey marl tees (aka my casual staples), you’ve only one destination now. The only American Apparel London store standing is in Camden since putting its UK business into administration (and we’re not even sure how long that’s open for). (more…)



All wrapped up



WSJ-Magazine

We’re big scarf lovers in our house and I mean that literally. Mr DRG has so many, they’ve been assigned their own chair and I couldn’t survive the winter months without one of my many jumbo neck warmers to keep the chills away.

I like my scarves as wide as possible as I can’t bear any cool air blowing down the back of my neck. (more…)



White and bright



Winter white style

London is super-mild and bright at the moment (cue a deluge of snow and sleet) and is making me feel like throwing off my dark layers. I’m almost tempted to break out the white Levi’s and cream cashmere while I can, a la these outfits on Mark D. Sikes’ blog. (more…)



How to wear tomboy dresses



Tomboy dresses

I don’t write about dresses much in my book The New Garconne – How to be a Modern Gentlewoman, but there is a small mention and I’ve noticed a recent uptick in dresses suitable for non-frou-frou girls. (more…)