Trend report: The other work wear



Toogood work wear chore jacket for women

Spring has sprung! We had our first ‘heat wave’ this weekend (17 degrees), which got me thinking about my chore jacket. In a normal spring week, maybe I’d think about wearing this with white Levi’s, polished Derby’s and a thin merino knit for weekend brunch, but I’ll have to park that thought for now. But I can still consider it for the daily walk, maybe with a matching bandana-fashioned-as-a-Corona-mask. I knew those Hermès scarves would come in handy

Toogood, purveyors of superior ’work wear’ garms have fully embraced ’bleu de travail’ aka ‘workers blue’, saturating their Metalworker jacket, Photographer Jacket and Bricklayer trousers in deepest cobalt blue. This lived-in ‘gets better with age’ look is perfect for summer garden pottering while on lockdown, especially teamed with white drill pants or wide leg khakis (these get my vote). Shop the post here or get more inspo here.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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J-Wellness: Shiseido launches Baum



Baum Shiseido J-wellness J-beauty

The Olympics is on pause and Tokyo is at risk of a lockdown, but Shiseido is hoping to lift the spirits with its new J-wellness brand, Baum.

A beautiful ageless and genderless line of high end skincare and wellness products, the 45-item line include make-up removers, cleansers, hand creams, a ‘face massage mask’ and room fragrances inspired by forest bathing and the ‘power of the trees’. (more…)



Should we stop shopping?



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Both the New York Times and the FT have written stories unpicking the quandary of whether we should be shopping online while there’s a contagious health pandemic going on.

I’ve been wrestling with the same dilemma. (more…)