Petit Déjeuner: On Balance



Disneyrollergirl Frankie



The latest in the DRG Petit Déjeuner series is a portrait study of dance student Frankie, who practices her poses in this season’s Studio Nicholson

It’s 11am on a blisteringly cold February Saturday. The roses outside our window are shivering in a London deluge, but we’re radiator-toasty and enjoying the scene in front of us. 16-year-old ballet student and model Frankie is balancing on one leg on a velvet sofa in oversized pinstripe trousers, a merino wool polo and socks. (more…)



Buy it now: & Other Stories SS18 edit



& Other Stories SS18 edit

I’m finally starting to feel myself emerge from the hellhole of winter (I felt the blues so badly this year!) into the first flush of spring. Last week I stopped wearing thermals under my jeans, I’ve been spritzing on the colognes (I’m back on the Hermes Eau de Pamplemousse Rose) and the stripy tees have come out of storage. And this week I’ve noticed so many good, energising things on the new-in pages.

& Other Stories is brilliant at the moment – I tried on these red cat-eye sunglasses in store at the weekend and I didn’t want to take them off. (more…)



Mother’s pride – my gift guide



Tal Angel silk scarves

It’s all about the women this week, with International Women’s Day tomorrow and Mother’s Day this Sunday. Despite my inner cynic, I still love Mother’s Day – it’s a good excuse to properly spoil our mums and there’s no shortage of great gift options around at the moment.

Beauty brands tend to highlight the twee-est stuff for Mother’s Day, but all the mums I know are super-cool and don’t want floral soaps and Cath Kidston wash bags. They like Liberty and Space NK or small batch organic oils. They love trying new fragrances (Amanda Carr’s We Wear Perfume site is great for discovery) and are just as swayed by chic packaging as the rest of us. (more…)



Quote of the day: Francesca Bellettini



Francesca Bellettini, CEO of Saint Laurent by Marco Cella for New York Times“It was pissing me off a little bit. Why is Anthony’s ready-to-wear always pictured in the magazines with our bags and shoes? Bloody hell!”
Saint Laurent CEO, Francesca Bellettini on Anthony Vaccarello, New York Times

Loving this piece profiling Frencesca Bellettini, who has been at Saint Laurent since 2013 and has been credited with steering the company to its billion euro status. I wasn’t keen on Vaccarello or his YSL vision at first (more…)