design

Trend Report: what to wear for SS22



CHANEL SS22 by Christina Fragkou

What’s new in fashion? Nothing much! What’s being reprised, updated, revamped, remixed? Loads. This spring it’s mostly about rehashing the 90s and 00s and what’s kind of scary is that ‘the 90s’ is now officially retro in the way the 50s was for me. It’s really quite terrifying interesting to see. (more…)



Wild combinations at Prada AW22



Prada AW22 by Alessandro Lucioni Vogue

How fabulous are Raf and Miuccia together?

I love all the greatest Miuccia hits in the Prada AW22 collection (wacky feather trims, ugly geometrics, voluminous skirts and Mary Jane heels) but juxtaposed with Raf-isms (appliquéd MA1s, big coats, knitwear with a sliver of stretchy white turtle neck attached).

The power punch here is the combo of serious overcoats with sheer panelled evening skirts, something everyone can take ideas from styling-wise and the high street is going to go mad over. I also loved those boxy blazers (I’m on the hunt for a new blazer) and the double bags. Pure influencer-bait, although not too practical. Unless, unless they are literally two bags in one that can be detached and used individually, in which case – too effing genius… (more…)



The beauty gesture: solid perfume



Henry Jacques solid perfume Clic Clac accessory

Solid perfumes are back.

Glossier has revived its much loved but discontinued Glossier You solid perfume* in a new refillable format (below). Even better, it’s alcohol-free, water-free and vegan. The previous version wasn’t refillable, so Glossier pressed pause while it perfected the product. The benefits of this cult new (and permanent) version are that its small, pebble-like case is portable and travel-friendly, while the solid balm formula allows for more precise application. The balm refill comes in a small tin tray that slots into the container via a magnet. The Glossier You scent is the same; a musky skin scent that’s subtle and personal. Buy it here*. (more…)