Design

Wear it now: shorts, not sweats



The summer shorts edit

“It’s time to pick ourselves up and start again. In shorts, not sweats.”

Wise words from Vanessa Friedman this week, which I’m 100% on board with. Although, full disclosure, I never joined the leggings and sweats WFH clan anyway. I just couldn’t go there!

But my shorts post from last year did really well so I’ve done an updated edit. The aesthetic hasn’t changed much; classic tailored cottons or linens worn with a sockless Derby*, gym shoe, or squared-off ballerina slingback*. Plus a superfine tee or vest on top (if warm enough), a roomy shirt* if you prefer semi-formal, or a fine gauge knit* if there’s a nip in the air (with a heavier one to knot over the shoulders). (more…)



Buy it now: COS activewear



COS active parka

I’m trying not to write endless lockdown posts but…its hard! While it’s doom and gloom for a lot of sectors, I imagine there’s going to be an upswing in workout and cycling-wear upstarts and collections.

I’ve never been a gym person but I’ve found myself doing almost-daily stretching and barrecore videos (Rod on Psycle Instagram Live is my fave) and even quite enjoying them.

COS has a head start with its new COS Active collection*. It’s a mix of recycled fabrics and seamless designs (I guess they produce less waste?) alongside techno performance fabrics. I’m actually not big on stretchy activewear (leggings – ugh!), so I’m gravitating towards the Prada-esque parka, the cropped engineered jacket and the classic grey hoodlie.

Buy them here*.

P.s. if you’re into cycle stuff, then check out my friend Jacqui’s cycle bag company, Goodordering. She is also now selling these nifty reusable handmade masks.

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WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: COS Active
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The Met Museum Costume Institute ‘About Time’ exhibition is delayed



The MET Museum Costume Institute exhibition About Time Fashion and Duration
“I always thought that fashion is really just another name for time, so I wanted to do an exhibition that was a meditation on fashion and temporality. I feel that fashion at the moment is grappling with ephemerality and impermanence and I thought that drawing out the tensions – between change and endurance and transience and permanence and persistence – might be a nice way to create more of a consciousness about fashion going forward.”

The Met Museum’s Costume Institute exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration, has been pushed back from Monday 4th May to October 29th in a sad but sensible Coronavirus-impacted move. (more…)



Fantasy shopping: Berluti Home



Berluti Home by Kris Van Assche

Fantasy home office shopping is my new favourite thing. Especially from Berluti’s uber-swank homewares line. Kris Van Assche has done a great job curating an array of design classics reimagined in Berluti’s famous leather colours and patinas. From chairs to desk-cessories, each piece is a lesson in age-old crafts. (more…)