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Ilaria Icardi: fine jewellery for the sporty and rich generation



Ilaria Icardi jewellery

Continuing from last week’s jewellery post, I’m enjoying this less-is-more evolution of fine jewellery courtesy of Ilaria Icardi. The idea of wearing something super-refined with a normcore bodywarmer is very high-low me and also perfect for the sporty & rich generation. (more…)



New year, old style



Giampaolo Sgura for Sunday Times Style

I love this Sunday Times Style shoot I clocked last week, which looks like it was Xeroxed straight from the pages of an early 90s Elle. Everything from the soft focus ‘corporate girl about town’ vibe to the casting (Louise de Chevigny channelling Ines de la Fressange) and the gamine styling reminds me of Yasmin Le Bon-era French Elle – all that’s missing is the Filofax.

Particular highlights: the mini tan Hermes Birkin (I will be substituting with my Mulberry Small Maple tote), the boxy blazers, the Cartier watch and – of course – the hair. (more…)



Death to minimalism?



The Row SS22

I’ve finished digesting all the SS22 collections and I think we can safely say we’re over the 2010s obsession with #oldceline-style ‘minimalism’.

I say ‘we’, but I don’t mean me.

Personally, I’m still here for what I call gentlewoman style; aka timeless pieces that straddle what we like to consider ‘masculine’ (tailoring, functionality) and ‘feminine’ (decoration, softness) dressing. I will never get bored of my baggy chinos and boyfriend 501s, Dries snakeskin boots, Equipment shirts and merino crew necks.

Professionally, yes it’s more exciting to write about the elaborate, hedonistic and whimsical and I’m tempted to bust out my Prada lip-print mules and Sergio Rossi raspberry moiré-silk heels. Schiaparelli was undeniably a Fashion Month highlight, as was Dries van Noten’s kaleidoscopic colour-fest. But it’s also fine by me if people (read: under 30s) would rather switch the Arket blazers and Acne knits for first wave reality TV garb à la The Simple Life-era low-rise jeans and triangle bandeau tops. (Uggs on the other hand? Not even Telfar* can tempt me to go there.) (more…)



On my wish list: Celine boots



Summer’s all but fizzled out here, so I’ve turned my attention to winter boots.

Celine has the perfect Western boot around, with a medium heel, not-too-pointy toe and steel toe cap. I love the styling with the vintage 501-style jeans, boxy blazer and bourgeois bag. I have versions of all three components already which I think is the secret sauce to Hedi’s success – making it look like your own wardrobe (but elevated). (more…)