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Positive fashion: recycled gold jewellery



Lilian von Trapp

Two sustainable jewellery brands on my radar; one high end and one more affordable.

I came across Lilian von Trapp’s discreet fine jewellery (above and below, from £310) last week at one of the SS19 press days. I love these super-fine recycled gold earrings that are stone-free but just as twinkly as the rarest diamonds.

You can wear one or two, or wear different sizes in each ear or different sizes in the same ear. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Chinti & Parker elevated knits



Chinti & Parker knitwear aw18

I’m completely mad for this new Chinti & Parker knitwear collection. Muted colours, classic cuts but generous silhouettes, and the prices aren’t bad either. It’s surprisingly hard to find jumpers I like that aren’t super-plain or too tricksy. Usually there’s far too much going on and even I’m bored of my navy sweater drawer. (more…)



Deep cuts



cuts book Steve Brooks Gimme 5

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind month for CUTS, my hairdresser and London landmark of sorts. It’s a kind of ‘if you know, you know’ thing; it’s been around forever but was never treated as a ‘brand’, rather a word of mouth hangout that does very good hair. (Side note: they came out with the phrase ‘You Look Good’ long before anyone else.)

CUTS started in Kensington Market during the post-punk years, then progressed to Kensington Church Street (I would pass it on the way to school) and ended up in Soho where it’s been for a couple of decades. It’s where I went when I decided to go short in the early 90s. (more…)



Skater prep (for grown ups)



NOAH AW18 Lookbook

This shot from the Noah AW18 look book grabbed my attention last week. I thought I was over preppy anything, but right now I really want an oversized rugby, some too-short chinos (or cords) and have I mentioned my Pillow Heat deadstock Vans fixation?

Breaking it down, I don’t really want classic country club prep, I think I want skater prep – but the clean and ironed version. (more…)