gentlewoman style

Gentlewoman style beauty: Stella Tennant in HTSI



Stella Tennant How To Spend It

As much as I loved loads of Stella Tennant’s ‘punk’ looks in the 90s (flashback to all the Corinne Day and Melanie Ward goodness in Donna and Vogue Italia), I’m really enjoying her grown up ‘gentlewoman style’ modelling too. (more…)



Positive fashion: Maggie Marilyn introduces circularity-first wear-now-recycle-later basics



Maggie Marilyn Somewhere basics collection

Here’s a very cool concept I can get on board with. Maggie Marilyn, known for its sustainable but high-priced designs is introducing a new lower-priced offer of direct-to-consumer elevated basics. Think boxy blazers, organic merino wool sweaters and the perfect white jean.

While the proportions and fabrics look great, the ‘Somewhere’ concept goes further. Marilyn will introduce a “take-back scheme” in 2021, allowing well-loved pieces to be sent back to be recycled into new ones. This circularity-first concept (similar to For Days) feels like a real shift in how we consume. (more…)



Buy it now: Slvrlake denim non-stretch straight-leg cuts



Slvrlake denim

Another new L.A denim brand on the block. Despite being a denim buyer for Selfridges (which has a great denim buy), Gary Edgley – along with his wiife Louise – couldn’t find any jeans on the market that he liked, so did what seems to be the done thing these days in this situation, he started his own companySlvrlake Denim.

Slvrlake Denim has the kind of 80-90s cuts I like; straight leg silhouettes reminiscent of 501s, rather than skinny, stretch Y2K fits. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Studio Nicholson SNJP



Studio Nicholson SNJP

My favourite fabric geek has just released what sounds like the best collection ever. ‘Scuse the hyperbole, but Nick Wakeman loves her fabrics and she knows her stuff too. The founder and creative director of Studio Nicholson has paid tribute to her obsession for Japanese fabrics and culture with a new line, SNJP. (more…)