shopping

Found: the perfect white jeans*



Vogue Italia September 1991 - Carre Otis white jeans by Michael Roberts

White jeans have enjoyed a renaissance in recent seasons. Not so much the skinny hipsters of Y2K-era Liz Hurley, but a more forgiving straight leg or roomier boyfriend cut, ideally ending at the ankle to wear with boots, loafers or sandals.

If you’re tall, Studio Nicholson*, The Row*, Raey and Toteme* should fit the bill (if you have an equally capacious budget). But I think I’ve hit the white jean jackpot at Arket. Its Rose cropped straight jeans* (below) are a milky-white, mid-weight 100% organic cotton denim, with a higher-than average rise, straight-verging-on-barrelled silhouette and most importantly for the non-statuesque, they hit the right part of the ankle. (more…)



Tennis Girl Summer: Lacoste x Sporty & Rich



Lacoste x Sporty & Rich

We all love to hate on lame fashion collabs, but here’s one that actually makes sense.

Lacoste x Sporty & Rich* is a happy hook-up between L.A wellness and French après-tennis. Sporty & Rich has arguably made sweats and polos a de rigueur fashion statement by tapping into 80s sports pop culture (Princess Di post-gym pap shots are a mood board regular) through a sexy 70s lens with a side of post-Goop wellness rhetoric. (more…)



On my radar: Fara Homidi Beauty



Fara Homidi Beauty by Zoe Ghertner

Proof that today’s beauty is nothing without branding, this new ‘slow beauty’ make-up launch caught my eye. It’s rare that I’m tempted to buy stuff on Instagram, but this one just hit the spot. Fara Homidi is an NYC make-up artist whose brand Fara Homidi Beauty sits in the Westman Atelier and La Bouche Rouge bracket of ‘clean’ products, superior textures, classic ‘suits-all’ colours and luxe packaging with an anti-hype feel. (more…)



Shop the post: summer beauty update



Audrey Hepburn Cartier lipstick

I finally made the pilgrimage to Sephora UK! It was good but not as epic as I’d built it up to be. I really like the self-service element – it feels like the only truly self-service beauty store where the advisors aren’t poised to ambush you. And the brand curation is well executed – a good combo of Gen Z buzzy new brands and proven classics. There was a queue, but with literally less than five people in it. (more…)