Shopping

Trend alert: couture coats




Damn you COS, I go into the store seeking Christmas pressy inspiration and come out with another coat I don’t need and a pair of socks. But how could I resist? This tailored couture-style coat has a really good cut, is nicely finished (I inspected from all angles) and has bracelet sleeves to accommodate all the Iris Apfel-esque bangles I plan to buy for the next season. This to me is a great day-to-evening coat. It’s not bulky but its cocoon shape means you can get a couple of layers underneath it if you must. (more…)



Deborah Turbeville shoots Valentino SS12 campaign



Loving everything about this pic from Valentino’s SS12 campaign. Strong and romantic with the signature pop of Valentino red – so nice to see them use Deborah Turbeville to shoot in lieu of the usual suspects. Wonder if she shot using film and Polaroid? (more…)



Winter sunnies alert: Sunpocket Gold



Booked your trip to the slopes for some post-Christmas posturing? Meh – me neither. But I will be poncing about the streets of NW10 in my Woolrich and aviators at the first chink of sunlight. You know I’m all about winter sunglasses and these folding Sunpocket Gold sunnies are speaking to me with their slightly seventies styling and 24 carat gold plated lenses (um, no idea what the benefit of gold lenses is but it sounds very fancy). Another selling point: they fold up and come in a dinky leather pouch. Available here.