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Florals for spring…?



Topshop Spring 2018 floral dress

…Groundbreaking. Yes Miranda, I know. But these big blowsy blooms are so happy-making for gruelling January aren’t they?

These are from the new Topshop campaign and typically, I can’t see them on the site yet* (UPDATE! See below for delivery dates]. So I’ve improvised with some other picks. I’m not the girliest girl, so the only way I can fathom these unapologetic florals is styled how they are above with ultra dark high waist jeans and a classic Superga-style sneaker or western boot. If you’re more adventurous than me, you could also wear them with dungarees, or tucked into a midi skirt with ankle socks and chunky Prada-esque heels. Also, clashing florals are never wrong in my book… (more…)



Ask Alison: ASOS Go Play is a multi-faceted digital beauty retail launch



Asos make-up line launch


Here’s the latest ‘Ask Alison’ post from DRG retail editor, ALISON FARRINGTON, on how ASOS is engaging young beauty consumers with its expanded beauty and own brand Asos Make-up offer

ASOS has joined the beauty teen retail party this week with the launch of its own label cosmetics line ASOS Makeup. (more…)



Margaret Howell AW17 – suited up



Margaret Howell check suit by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue, 1986

I’ve had Margaret Howell tailoring on the brain, after spotting a version of the above image on my favourite editorial throwback Instagram account, @Magazine_Fan. It’s a UK Vogue shot of Jeny Howorth by Peter Lindbergh from 1986, featuring a double-breasted jacket with structured power shoulders. Interestingly, thanks to the small houndstooth check and subtle colour scheme, it hasn’t aged too badly.

Thirty-ish years later, Margaret Howell is still turning out excellent suiting (more…)