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Hermès Hermesistible lip oil gloss



Hermes Beauty Hermesistible lip oil gloss

Sales at Hermès are up 27% this quarter and 95% of that is attributed to its £58 lipsticks.

I jest of course! And yet, quite when it became normal to sell lipstick and lip gloss for over £40 I’m not sure. I feel like it wasn’t that long ago that Tom Ford’s £36 lipsticks were a Big Deal. Maybe the lipstick index is real after all. John Lewis is selling the new Hermès Hermèsistible Infused Care lip oil* for £44 and I do agree it looks sublime, but still. (more…)



Shop the post: The Outnet menswear has arrived



Previous season menswear stock from Mr Porter is now available at The Outnet menswear

The Outnet* is such a great destination for discounted basics, especially from well-loved brands.

It has just launched The Outnet menswear*, so if you or any guys you know are into the Mr Porter classics from A.P.C*, N. Peal*, Acne Studios*, Maison Margiela* and the like, then this a good secret source of chinos, blazers, tees, eyewear etc. In particular, the N. Peal crew necks look great (in a good spectrum of colours) as well as the Theory work wear, Acne chinos and outerwear from Belstaff and A.P.C. Just crossing fingers for some Valextra leather goods… (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Sofia Coppola living the Uniqlo life



Sofia Coppola Uniqlo magazine

I hate to say it, but Uniqlo really is the new Gap. (Yeah, I’m a tad late on this; I guess I’ve been in denial.) Its latest LifeWear magazine absolutely nails the Ametora* sweet spot between American Ivy dressing and Japanese gentlewoman style.

This issue features New Yorkers expressing the ‘joys of clothing’, including the likes of art dealer Jeffrey Deitch, Balcony magazine founders Vicente Muñoz and Audrey Rose Smith, musician Sophia Pastorius-Young and Sofia Coppola living their best lives in Uniqlo chinos, rain macs, high waist jeans and stripy pyjamas. (more…)



Trend Report: what to wear for SS22



CHANEL SS22 by Christina Fragkou

What’s new in fashion? Nothing much! What’s being reprised, updated, revamped, remixed? Loads. This spring it’s mostly about rehashing the 90s and 00s and what’s kind of scary is that ‘the 90s’ is now officially retro in the way the 50s was for me. It’s really quite terrifying interesting to see. (more…)