Brands

Bottega Veneta x ASAP Rocky pre-Spring 2024



Asap Rocky Bottega Veneta pre-Spring 24 1

Bottega Veneta just dropped an ad campaign featuring ASAP Rocky in paparazzi photo mode. As in, the brand licensed actual pap images of him out and about wearing Bottega from Getty Images and stuck its logo on top.

Controversial, but I think it’s genius. Probably because it’s so unexpected from Matthiu’s Blazy’s straight-laced Bottega. But also because it fits with Bottega’s recent on-the-street vibe. (more…)



Follow a stylist



Suzanne Koller T Magazine Keizo Kitajima

Influencers, schminfluencers! If you want styling ideas, better to follow the stylists.

Compared to photographers, the best in the biz are still fairly elusive on Instagram (where are you, Joe McKenna?!) but once you locate them, they’re worth checking in with. They tend to repeat their tricks across the brands and publications they work for, so it’s easy to see all their ideas and influences in one place. (more…)



Joe McKenna x Zara AW23



Joe McKenna Zara menswear aw23

LOL. Joe McKenna is so simultaneously legendary and low key that his Zara menswear limited edition collab went completely under my radar. I just discovered it by chance (it launched a month ago) and it seems there’s plenty left online. (OK looks like he styled it, rather than ‘designed’ it, but still.)

Joe McKenna is the super-stylist who has worked extensively with Bruce Weber and Steven Meisel (another publicity-shy-yet-AAA-list image-maker who Zara persuaded to create a collection) and in his dim, distant past, also acted in Corrie (as you do). (more…)



The fresh white slice: part 2



Miuccia Prada wearing a white tee

Thank you Preston at Keep It Chic for the shout out regarding last week’s post on white round neck tees.

As Preston has a much bigger audience than me, I went straight to her comments for the feedback. As expected, I picked up some further tips including substituting a white tee for a short strand of pearls (or a silver or gold chain for similar light reflecting properties), the Petit Bateau white tee and the white tee under a V-neck. I used to wear white tees under plain V-necks a lot in the 90s, I must revisit! (more…)