designers

Camille Miceli, the super-influencer you’ve never heard of



Camille Miceli Elle USA Gilles Bensimon

I’m excited to see what Camille Miceli will do for Emilio Pucci as its new artistic director.

Among her resume highlights: Her first internship was with Azzedine Alaïa. She worked as a publicist for Chanel. She worked with Raf Simons at Christian Dior, overseeing jewellery including the – can we say iconic? – double ball earring. And she also worked with Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton as creative director of accessories developing jewellery, shoes, bags, sunglasses, and more. Her plans for Pucci are apparently centred on “joy and well-being.”

Her first collection is expected in 2022. (more…)



Revisiting Omahyra Mota



“When I wear suits on the runway, when I’m doing a men’s show… I am not thinking that I look like a boy. [What] I am thinking the whole time is that I am just bringing the most in strength and expression; my eyes, the way I’m looking, the way I’m moving, it’s not more like a boy, it’s just strength, flavor, sauce, like swag.”

I love that Vogue has spotlighted the Y2K model Omahyra Mota, one of the most unique forces that modelling has seen in the last 20-odd years. There’s a fantastic gallery of her shows, reminding us not only of the timelessness of early noughties designers but how versatile her look really was. (more…)



Quote of the day: MaxMara’s Ian Griffiths on life as an 80s club kid



“It was completely non-establishment in the sense that the normal news, fashion media, major music entities, had no part in it at all. It was a time when the culture was being made by the kids that were living it. I think that was what was one of the most special things about it, that it was a self-generated, sort of self-owned culture.” (more…)



Gentlewoman style: the Net-a-Porter sale



Net-a-Porter sale

A quick heads-up to let you know that the Net-a-Porter sale* has kicked in. I’m the world’s most sensible sale shopper because I instinctively head for the classics and leave behind all the ‘it’ colours and hype stuff. That said, I won’t be buying any of the acres of sweats that are in the sale. That’s one lock-down trend I managed to swerve!

I can tell you that if you’re after Zoom-friendly but timeless neck wear*, structured ballet flats* or classic Joseph knits*, then you’re in the right place. Beauty-wise there are a few good deals, especially if you like Byredo*, Tom Ford*, Le Labo* and Chantecaille*. (more…)