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Is it too soon for beauty advent calendars?



Castelbajac X L'OCCITANE Classic Advent Calendar

This time every year we have this dilemma about whether it’s too early to discuss Christmas. But, hey, we need something to look forward to, right? The press got a first look at all the gifty launches a month or so ago (in a month-long junket known as ‘Christmas In July’) and so we’ve seen all there is to see of advent calendars, gift selection sets and the like already.

Beauty advent calendars still seems to have plenty of mileage in them (read my post on the business of advent calendars and beauty subscription boxes here) and brands and retailers are having to up their game in order to stand out. (more…)



Things to do: Fashion Revolution Week Open Studios



Phoebe English Fashion revolution Week Open Studios

Last week, I went to a Fash & Mash Pioneers talk with Dan Widmaier, CEO and co-founder of Bolt Threads, the textile start-up that’s been working with Stella McCartney to create sustainable high-performance fabrics, such as lab-grown ‘spider silk’. It was well timed to add to the conversation around Earth Day and this week’s Fashion Revolution Week, in which we take a good look at our consumption habits and how they affect the world around us. The main takeaway from Widmaier’s talk was the realisation that our current consumption levels are truly out of control. So this year’s Fashion Revolution Week seems to be more important than ever. (more…)



Nice to Insta-meet you



Grenson X Disneyrollergirl Insta Meet

So my funny little Grenson Insta-meet plan worked out a treat!

We scheduled a date just before Fashion Week to gather DRG readers and Insta friends together to talk shoes, style and social. And we ended up playing quite a few games of six degrees of separation as we realised that this person knew that person, who followed that person who had lots in common with that other person. It’s all about the micro community (more…)