Business of fashion

Are blankets the new scarves?



Begg x Co Buce McLean blanket art

My blanket fetish continues, and it looks like I’m not the only one. In the last few years, thanks to you-know-what, there’s been a huge rise in home comfort cravings with blankets and throws, not to mention soothing scented candles and tactile cushions, all attracting our attention in the absence of the human touch.

Weighted blankets were big news, but for the more aesthetically inclined, it’s all about the rise of the art blanket and the fashion blanket. (more…)



Camille Miceli’s dopamine-drenched collection for Emilio Pucci has dropped



Pucci by Camille Miceli aw22

Emilio Pucci has just landed in its latest guise envisioned by new artistic director Camille Miceli.

Launched with a series of ‘activations’ in Capri to cement its legacy as a lifestyle brand, the see-now-buy-now collection’s dolce vita vibe gels well with the opening up of travel and tourism. ““It has to be about enjoying life, especially after all we’ve gone through,” Miceli told Vogue. (more…)



Business of beauty: Ami Colé for melanin-rich skinimalists



Ami Cole Skin-enhancing Tint

New on my radar: Ami Colé. This beauty brand caught my eye a few weeks ago on Violet Grey*, first for its clean branding and packaging, followed by the subtly enhancing products – tinted moisturisers*, barely-there highlighter* and non-ashy loose powders in a spectrum of inclusive shades.

Founded by New Yorker Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye, it’s a far cry from the matte full coverage and ‘baked’ concealer aesthetic of recent years and sits somewhere between Glossier’s barely-there look and the gentle 90s glamour of Naomi Campbell (or what TikTok calls ‘UK Black Girl Make-up‘. (more…)



Shop the post: Farfetch wants your beauty dollars



Farfetch Beauty

Big news this week as Farfetch* enters the online beauty arena.

With leadership from Violet Grey’s Cassandra Grey and expert input from beauty tastemakers including make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench, hair stylist Jawara and model Aweng Chuol, the site is looking for a slice of the global $69 billion beauty pie. (more…)