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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…)



Nino Cerruti style



Nino Cerruti

It’s not even the end of January and already fashion’s legends are crossing the great divide.

While the death of Andre Leon Talley has rightfully dominated the news (everyone it seems has a heartfelt story of his larger-than-life persona), another – more understated – style elder quietly passed away at the age of 91 last weekend. Nino Cerruti (affectionately known as Il Signor Nino) was the grandson of a textile entrepreneur, whose Cerruti 1881 brand was a mainstay of 80s menswear, pegged alongside Armani as the epitome of relaxed masculine elegance. In fact, Giorgio Armani cut his teeth at Cerruti in the 1960s before going on to start his own label. (more…)



Function first: Hermès Birkin 3-in-1



Hermes Birkin 3-in-1 bag

The iconic Hermès Birkin has had a pragmatic update – and I prefer it.

The Birkin 3-in-1 is a capacious boxy leather vessel in its raw state, but with the added canvas pocket-flap, takes on its usual recognisable form. Use the pocket-flap portion on its own and it serves as a slender but good-sized clutch. Yours for $14,400… (more…)