Buy it now: spring things

A Mary Katrantzou lantern-print bag, Chanel’s peachy nail colour called ‘June’, and Haider Ackermann’s two-way shoe…

Valextra iPad case £340; Chanel nail polish, £17.50; Miu Miu star-print jeans, £330
Carven shirt, £335; Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp bag, £94; Stella McCartney top, £445
Tom Binns necklace, £880; Acne unisex sunglasses£240; Haider Ackermann shoes, £534

Chanel’s £18,000 wraparound watch

Cartier’s chief executive officer Bernard Fornas has been banging on about the ‘feel-guilty factor’ to explain why customers are buying smaller watches to replace the huge stonkers (hello Michael Kors) of last year. I don’t really need an excuse to buy another watch, but if I was to buy a small-faced timepiece and had a few grand going spare, it would have to be Chanel’s H2146 Premiere wraparound in 18K (and £18K!) white gold with diamonds. Chic non?

The secrets of window display…from Hermes and Chanel

“I tell a story which is just like a theatre show and the stars of my show are leather and silk…”

Anyone interested in brand communications, visual merchandising or Hermes should watch this excellent video from Imagine Fashion. It features Leila Menchari, creative director of Hermes’ windows (since 1977) interviewed by IF’s fashion features editor Godfrey Deeny. Her poetic descriptions of her work for Hermes and the art of window display are fascinating. Here’s the trailer…

This evening sees Godfrey’s interview with Chanel’s president of fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky go live on Imagine Fashion so look out for it here.