What is it with me and small rectangular leather pochettes that go round your neck?
I’m at the stage in life where I’m constantly leaving my glasses in the other room. And now I’ve seen a chic solution. Del’ep is the elegant French company making simple, hand-crafted glasses holders from vegetable-tanned leather. Founded by former model and fashion garconne, Sigrid de l’Epine, the glasses cases are made to order in the Ile-de-France region and delivered within about three weeks. I love how understated and functional they are. There are Del’ep key holders, card holders and phone cases as well. (more…)
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…)
Thanks Keep it Chic for the heads-up on Vanessa Seward’s book.
The Gentlewoman’s Guide is Seward’s take on fashion and style from a shy girl’s perspective, which I totally relate to. Born in Argentina, educated In London and living in Paris, the designer and artist tells WWD, “I’m fascinated by all this kind of English, Anglo-Saxon culture, which actually French people sometimes don’t understand at all. It’s just like all the understatement thing or the self-deprecation. I do it all the time, because it’s a kind of twist. It’s also a good shy person’s armor.” (more…)
Male gaze fashion is a bit of a snooze these days but I’m making an exception for Saint Laurent Resort 2022’s rigid denim tailored suit, because I really want these jeans. Maybe the micro bag as well. See it all here… (more…)