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Gentlewoman style: what’s the deal with chore coats?



Vetra chore coat women

“I don’t need any more jackets!”

“You’ll wear it loads!”

This was the conversation between Dave and I in The Conran Shop a few weeks ago. I’d clocked a cobalt blue cotton twill workwear jacket by Vetra and he insisted I try it on. It was one of those Bill Cunningham-esque utility jackets, the kind I see on lots of guys I know, who look great in them. But you don’t often see them on women. (more…)



On art, architecture, and augmented reality



Apple augmented reality Art Walk John Giorno

I love how art, architecture, retail and technology are commingling these days. Last Friday I went on a mad (and at times quite trippy) [AR]T walk with Apple to promote its new art-based ‘Today at Apple’ augmented reality experiences in some of its bigger city stores. (more…)



Buy it now: Chinti & Parker X Peanuts



Chinti and Parker Peanuts

If you’re a Peanuts fan, you’ll love this Chinti & Parker X Peanut collab that’s just dropped. I have to say that certain pop culture brands do wayyyyy too many collabs, it’s rendered them meaningless (*cough* Disney). I grew up with Mickey and Minnie as iconic symbols of classic Americana but over the years they have lost a lot of the magic.

The beauty of this Chinti & Parker X Peanuts collaboration is the designs are well considered (more…)