shopping

Positive fashion: Lennox & Harvey



Lennox & Harvey general goods store

I’m currently trying to have a mammoth declutter. I’ve been in my house for eleven years and amassed a ton of stuff that I don’t really need or use. Admittedly, part of the appeal of going back to zero is the temptation to start acquiring things again. But useful things. Timeless things. Things like the kind of wares sold at Lennox & Harvey, a ‘contemporary general store’ just opened in Martha’s Vineyard.

For example, I suddenly need a Basshu patchwork quilt – practical, decorative and very well priced. (more…)



Westman Atelier has (almost) launched



Westman Atelier Gucci Westman beauty line WSJ

Gucci Westman’s capsule beauty line, Westman Atelier has (almost) landed and the FT has the lowdown on it (sub req). Make-up artist Westman says, “I believe there’s space in the market for a luxury beauty brand that speaks to wellness and integrity. We almost exclusively just use clean, plant-derived ingredients, but everything is also really . . . chic.”

By ‘almost exclusively’, she concedes that on occasion she has included a synthetic ingredient rather than compromising on a beautiful product or super-effective technology. (more…)



Agnès b May 1968



Agnes b mai 68 t-shirt white
This month marks 50 years since the student uprising in Paris. Throughout May 1968, the streets were ablaze with impassioned demonstrations from locals calling for a new, less conservative society. Agnès b was one of them, a young modern woman who used her doorless Mini Moke to ferry injured protesters to hospital.

Today, she has marked the anniversary with a special tee. (more…)



What to buy from tomas maier and uniqlo 2018



Tomas Maier X UNIQLO

Heads up: the tomas maier and uniqlo collaboration is here only a few days away. If you don’t know who Tomas Maier is, he’s the designer who has been quietly toiling as creative director of Bottega Veneta since 2001. But he’s also well known for his own line of swimwear and casual-luxe separates, which are essential sartorial kit for any self-respecting island hopper.

Uniqlo is great at tapping into designer collaborations that may not be at buzzy as, say, H&M’s Moschino hook-up (more…)