London Fashion Week SS14: Day 5 highlights

A new leathergoods name on my radar: La Contrie. It’s not cheap, it’s all bespoke and beautifully made – think Hermes, and you’re on the right track. The simple shapes in luxe skins stood out for me, particularly this crocodile bag…

Lucas Nascimento’s collection took reference from the personal moments of post-shower and ‘getting dressed’. But the execution was impeccable, from shower curtain-inspired sheer skirts and tops to wrap dresses inspired by towels…

Coffee and catch up at Fernandez & Wells with essential reading from Courier magazine and The Daily

New trews from Joseph! This too-short ‘Queen’ cut is my current favourite. Out now in pink.

The best bags of the day appeared at Fashion East including mini dollshouses at Ryan Lo,  painted scenes from Claire Barrow, and squishy whales at Ashley Williams. All executed with style and sophistication…


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Oh! The Conran Shop has a new café. I stumbled upon this by chance but it’s exactly my kind of place. Open sandwiches, posh coffee, free wi-fi and piles of coffee table books to browse. It opened four weeks ago in the Marylebone High Street store…

WAH Nails’ Sharmadean Reid has a new book out and I got a first look at today’s press preview. Downtown Girls is a womenomics-centric guide to life featuring interviews with fab, female entrepreneurs and inspirational stories, alongside nail art how tos (get it from Urban Outfitters, Waterstones and The preview took place in a suite at the new London Editon hotel, set to be every fashion PR’s new favourite haunt. Fittingly, the lobby is infused with fragrance especially commissioned from Le Labo by the hotel of course. How very chic…

Meadham Kirchhoff’s beautiful scary-tale collection delivered creativity, craft and commerciality. And olfactory marketing was at play here too, with Penhaligon’s ‘Castile’ scenting the rose-strewn runway…