design

On my radar: Serge Lutens’ art of beauty



Serge Lutens perfume and make-up

Serge Lutens is one of those people, the more you learn about them, the more you think, damn why I am I only just discovering all this now?

I had heard of Serge Lutens and his incredibly expensive (and tiny) lipsticks. I knew his perfumes from many forays to the Liberty fragrance department but was only vaguely clued up on his past as Christian Dior’s beauty creative director in the late 60s and 70s. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Christian Dior pre-fall 2018



Christian Dior pre fall 2018

These looks from  Christian Dior pre-fall 2018 are simply beautiful. Simple. And beautiful. The collection is inspired by gender-fluid 1920s surrealist Claude Cahun and I love how in tune it is with women’s lives; extremely wearable and adaptable. The trousers above look like the perfect weight and cut.

The logo shoppers have already been all over social media (more…)



Year & Day: tableware for the Kinfolk generation



Year & Day tablewear

Lean Luxe alerted me to Year & Day, a new direct to consumer (DTC) tableware brand that’s doing things very discreetly. It has all the right hallmarks for success – a focused offer of just one category, the right millennial colour palette (love the semi-matte blue-black and blush pink mugs and I usually hate mugs), minimalist branding and Insta-friendly photography. (more…)