Joseph

Dude, where’s my mask?



Lemaire vegetable tanned molded Taco bag

The accessory of 2020 may have been the Covid mask, but a close second was the mini hands-free bag. I was very lucky to receive a Porter Yoshida & Co Force bag* (below) for Christmas; a compact crossbody bag with adjustable strap that can be worn inside or outside your jacket.

It’s what I currently use for my walks or coffee runs as it fits my mask (in a clear Ziploc), phone, earphones, keys and cash without bulking out. If I wanted to, I could fit in a mini umbrella as well.

I also like the look of the Lemaire vegetable-tanned Tacco (above), Toast Rambler pocket bag (below, by West Country makers Francli), Joseph slim pocket bag* (below) and COS padded belt bag*. Although of course, the Hermès Kelly pocket belt is top of my fantasy shopping list.

What bag are you using?

Porter Yoshida & co Force shoulder bagJoseph mini hands free bagToast Francli Rambler pocket bag

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Top to bottom: Lemaire vegetable tanned molded Taco bag, Porter Yoshida & Co Force bag, Joseph pocket bag, Toast Francli Rambler pocket bag
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Palate cleanser: part two



Joseph Tape New Cady trousers

Continuing my palate cleanse, I spotted these New Cady Tape trousers* (above) on the Joseph* website and remembered how obsessed I was with their Queen jeans a few year ago. Being 5’2″, I prefer my tailored trousers a bit cropped. I’m guessing these would need altering if they look like this on a tall model, but overall they’re a super useful shape. Annoying not to be able to try them on IRL though.

Joseph’s website is full of restful winter neutrals. These creamy colours may seem completely impractical, but I quite fancy myself as a modern day Slim Aarons heroine slurping après ski hot chocolate on imaginary winter slopes. (more…)



Have you got your alfresco blanket?



Aessai Condor Scarves

Tier 2 restrictions aside, we’re not in total lockdown yet. So what are you wearing for your outdoor dining experience? According to WSJ (pay wall) it’s all about the dinner blanket. Aka dress-up capes, blankets, and shawls for keeping you warm for the winter alfresco season. Should be interesting…

Chloe, Burberry and Joseph are ahead of the curve already; blanket-style dressing has been a mainstay of those brands for aeons. New to the fold is Aessai (above, a play on ‘essay’) founded by Argentinian designer Rebecca Kramer. Her all-enveloping blankets, shawls and ponchos are made from heavyweight blends of extra-fine merino wool and alpaca (more…)



Gentlewoman style: Matches sale picks (plus an extra 20% off)



Joseph Trousers in the Matches sale

Quick heads up, there’s an extra 20% discount on certain items in the Matches sale*, so if you’re planning on shopping for any upscale basics, have a browse through my edit below. (As always, I may earn a commission on any sales at no cost to you.) To get the extra 20% off on items marked, remember to add the code EXTRA20 at checkout. (more…)