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Buy it now: Chinti & Parker X Peanuts



Chinti and Parker Peanuts

If you’re a Peanuts fan, you’ll love this Chinti & Parker X Peanut collab that’s just dropped. I have to say that certain pop culture brands do wayyyyy too many collabs, it’s rendered them meaningless (*cough* Disney). I grew up with Mickey and Minnie as iconic symbols of classic Americana but over the years they have lost a lot of the magic.

The beauty of this Chinti & Parker X Peanuts collaboration is the designs are well considered (more…)



Wardrobe NYC – The denim edit (updated)



Shop the post - Wardrobe NYC trench coat


Wardobe.NYC
released its latest ‘denim edit’ last month. I wrote about it here.

The USP of Wardrobe.NYC is a system of ‘packs’, aka capsule edits of four or eight classic pieces that you buy as a set. Until now. (more…)



Shop the post: What to wear for summer in the city



shorts for summer in the city by Margaret Howell

See, this is the problem. When you live in a city that’s damp and moody 90% of the time (especially even in summer), you come unstuck in a heatwave. I rarely buy full-on summer stuff because it just seems too much like tempting fate. Inevitably if I buy anything remotely holidaymaker-ish we’re beset with weeks of floods. (Context: it’s 40 degrees in London today.)

So here I am in need of shorts, smart tees, a big airy dress and some sort of dress-up-dress-down shirt. Warning: don’t Google ‘women’s army shorts’ like I just did. (more…)



Buy it now: Hot summer, cool scents



Fragrances to wear for a hot summer

We’re in the throes of a proper 30-degree sunny and muggy city summer. I’m not complaining one bit though, because I’m not a commuter and frankly I’ll take whatever I can get. But I believe in the power of smell to help temper the heat.

I’m back on the Hermès Eau de Gentiane Blanche this summer, a really great cooling smell (earthy and green with a trail of musk) that’s like an olfactory glass of iced cordial. I think it’s one of Jean-Claude Ellena’s best, but actually all the Hermès colognes are excellent and I love the 15ml spray bottles for when I’m flanneuring about town. (more…)