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Jessica Ogden is doing fashion again



Jessica Ogden X APC

Good to see Jessica Ogden doing a full fashion collection. And for A.P.C no less. Taking inspo from the patchwork quilts she has designed for A.P.C for quite a number of years, this capsule features quilted denim, patchwork plaid and smocking details using leftover A.P.C fabrics.

Unsurprisingly the collection is being snapped up fast. Look out for the Jessica Overshirt (above), Rjae Overshirt (a patchwork jacket for men), Andrea Jeans (a perfect mid-blue crop) and the Nicole Jacket, a soft, lightweight denim. (more…)



Slacks! Blouses! Brooches!



David Sims for Vogue UK - model in vintage brooch

“I want slacks! I want blouses! I want brooches!”

My friend J tells me a hilarious story of his wranglings with ball-breaking Hollywood publicists in his days as a high flying entertainment editor. One shrieked the above styling order to him down her BlackBerry while organising a cover shoot for her mid-aughts A-lister.

That lady’s time has come again; the brooch is back. (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…)



Buy it now: & Daughter spring knits are here



& Daughter SS22 short sleeve sweater

It’s the season for… half-sleeve sweaters!

I call this in-between season ‘springshine’ – you get a bit of sunshine but there’s still a crisp ‘freshness’ in the air. So while I’m tempted to pull out my short-sleeve knits, I inevitably end up layering a cardigan on top. (Or at least over the shoulders Hooray-style.)

& Daughter has the answer with this Scottish-made lambswool Geelong T-shirt (above) – a looser, half-sleeve knit. (more…)