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…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: VALEXTRA, TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL, THE ESTEE EDIT, TENGRI



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. VALEXTRA OPENS IN MOUNT STREET
Valextra luxury leather handbags arrive in Mount Street
Joining Moynat, Loewe and J & M Davidson, the newest luxury leathergoods label to come to Mount Street is Valextra. (more…)



The New Garconne contributor: Vanessa Jackman



Vanessa Jackman La Borde Burgundy

I met photographer Vanessa Jackman years ago when I was still an anonyblogger. We were on a bloggers’ press trip to Paris, along with Mademoiselle Robot, Claire Healy (now deputy editor at Dazed) and several others. Since those early blog days, Vanessa has established herself as a photographer whose gentle street style images and lush travel photography are pure Pinterest-bait. (more…)