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Covid curveball: Gen Z is craving Wall Street style



Yasmin le Bon channelling Wall Street style in Elle France

Can’t say I saw this coming. But maybe I should have.

Apparently, we’re about to see a wave of ironic yuppie dressing In the form of nostalgic backward glances to 80s power dressing via the wardrobe departments of The Crown, American Psycho and Wall Street.

While lockdown 1.0 had everyone (but me) wearing sweats and Birkenstocks, it seems young people are feeling deprived of the corporate armour they may never get to experience. Maybe it’s true then, that suiting and booting can improve your confidence and thus your performance. Not gonna lie, I have pictures of late 80s Linda Evangelista and Yasmin Le Bon on my Pinterest ‘vision boards’ for when I need a motivation boost (alongside fantasy corner office desks).

Time for a Donna Karan revival?

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IMAGE: Yasmin Le Bon chanelling Wall Street style, Elle France
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The culture of fashion: Steve McQueen Small Axe series



Scene from Steve McQueen Small Axe series for the BBC

I can’t wait for Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series telling the Black British experience story, which starts on BBC tonight at 9pm. As a born and bred West London girl, I’m always interested to learn more about local history and this series hopes to be an important social history lesson for everyone.

Serious business aside, I will also be watching avidly for the style and music references. McQueen talks about some of them as part of his brilliant Observer New Review takeover. (more…)



Quote of the day: Douglas Keeve on Unzipped



Unzipped Isaac Mizrahi

“There were all these small designers who were kind of mad geniuses doing what they wanted, and it was about the beauty of [fashion]. And it went from creativity to commerce; now it’s all commerce—it’s all about numbers and [the] bottom line and focus groups. That’s what drives fashion now. It’s different worlds. It’s just different. It doesn’t mean there aren’t great people out there; it means that the business of fashion has superseded the art.” (more…)



Quote of the day: Jim Jarmusch on Steve Buscemi



Steve Buscemi for GQ by Fanny Latour Lambert

“We used to joke that he was our generation’s Don Knotts, but he’s more Jimmy Stewart in a way. He portrays humanity.”
Jim Jarmusch on Steve Buscemi, GQ

This is the sweetest GQ profile on my favourite actor, Steve Buscemi, I just want to give him a cuddle. (It’s pronounced ‘boo-sem-ee’, by the way.) (And if you haven’t seen Living In Oblivion, please make it your top priority!) (more…)