“Essex is very on trend at the moment, isn’t it? It’s Essex chic. I can see it translating up north and in the rest of the country.”
House of Fraser buyer, Louise Bailey on the new TOWIE fashion line by Billie and Sam Faiers, launching at House of Fraser on Tuesday
Hermes is opening stores left, right and centre, proving that there’s no shortage of demand for Constance handbags and playful-luxe knick knacks. Last month saw the opening of a new men’s flagship in Rome but I’m more interested in the recently opened Hermes standalone store in Bombay. Built at 15a Horniman Circle, (the point zero from where all meeting points in the city are measured), it’s the first luxury store to open in a standalone location rather than in a hotel or luxury mall as is the norm for India. (more…)
Oh to have witnessed this Diane Von Furstenberg ‘fash’ mob, to launch her new fragrance Diane at Sephora in Paris. According to Harper’s Bazaar, 100-odd Von Furstenberg fans donned print wrap dresses and ‘performed a cheeky routine to Chaka Khan’s I’m Every Woman‘ along the banks of the Seine. How fabulous can you get?
Gentlemanly shoes continue to storm the international runways (hello Haider Ackermann) which means it’s a good time for Grenson to launch its first full womenswear line. Crucially, the women’s shoes take their lead from the men’s range, being only a whisker slimmer than the men’s lasts but essentially the same styles. (more…)