First post: Heroic endeavours

Just arrived for my stamp collection, the new stamps designed by Paul Smith to commemorate the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A collaboration with the Isle of Man Post Office, they come in a single miniature sheet for £3 or a hardback collector’s book for £50. Paul Smith’s racing cycling ambitions were thwarted by a road accident at the age of 17 that kept him hospitalised for three months. (more…)

Shaun Samson is one of Selfridges’ Bright Young Things

Woo hoo, Shaun Samson menswear, now available at Selfridges… If you’re down Oxford Street way, be sure to check out the Bright Young Things windows, showcasing the work of London’s best up-and-comer talent. To go with his collection, Shaun’s window has a Mexicana theme with rainbow coloured Piñata letters spelling out his name. Sweet!

Above pic: Matthew Zorpas/Filep Motwary

Snazzy sale buys and new-in

Oh man, there is so much good stuff still in the sales including lots of classics (hello Chloe bag), twisted classics (I see ya Moschino jacket) and statement accessories. There’s also some excellent knitwear which I’m saving for a separate post. Meanwhile, the Spring and Pre new-ins just keep on coming, in particular I’ve noticed some really exciting jewellery coming through. (more…)