classic style

Positive fashion: Maggie Marilyn introduces circularity-first wear-now-recycle-later basics



Maggie Marilyn Somewhere basics collection

Here’s a very cool concept I can get on board with. Maggie Marilyn, known for its sustainable but high-priced designs is introducing a new lower-priced offer of direct-to-consumer elevated basics. Think boxy blazers, organic merino wool sweaters and the perfect white jean.

While the proportions and fabrics look great, the ‘Somewhere’ concept goes further. Marilyn will introduce a “take-back scheme” in 2021, allowing well-loved pieces to be sent back to be recycled into new ones. This circularity-first concept (similar to For Days) feels like a real shift in how we consume. (more…)



What to buy from Me+Em



Me+Em Oversized Silk Blouse

Last November I had the best evening at Me+Em’s Belgravia pop up, hosting a soiree to promote my book. I never feel that comfortable doing customer-facing events. I haven’t done many and I always feel a bit of a nana, but Me+Em have such lovely customers and it ended up being quite a hoot.

It was my first time getting properly intimate with the product. Me+Em sells mostly online so it’s not a brand I’ll find on my usual Liberty-Selfridges-The-Shop-At-Bluebird sweep. But I’ve seen it in PR showrooms and on other people and I knew it aligned with my tastes. I’d say it’s like a more affordable, less high fashion version of Joseph. (more…)



Classic summer sale steals from Net-a-Porter



Classic pieces to buy in the Netaporter sale including this Burberry trench coat

If you thought classic things never go in the sale, you can think again. And you can thank me later for trawling through Net-a-Porter‘s 457,805 sale inventory*. For starters, if you’re in the market for a classic one-piece for your summer getaway, I love the look of Mikoh’s khaki swimsuit here (now £108). Accessorise with Miu Miu’s coordinating cat-eye sunnies (now £114). (more…)



Burberry’s festive campaign, ‘Burberry With Love’ celebrates the classics



1 Burberry-With-Love-Christmas-campaign

It feels like we’re in for a classic Christmas this year. The beauty brands are pushing luxe nudes and red lips and the jewellers are highlighting their iconics pieces. As for Burberry, it’s all about the essential trench, Burberry check cashmere, cream boxes tied with satin ribbon, and romantic London snow scenes (funny how snowy weather never looks this lovely in my part of London). Hell yeah, I’m sold… (more…)