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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…)



Dior X Kenny Scharf AW21 is the post-pop post-pandemic tonic we all need



Dior X Kenny Scharf AW21

Wow, what a trip!

When I heard Dior menswear was collaborating with Kenny Scharf for AW21 I tried to keep my expectations in check. You never know quite which way these things will go, but I’m happy to report the collection looks superb.

Scharf is a painter who achieved fame in the 80s alongside his NYC club kid cohorts Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. I didn’t get my first close-up look of his eye-popping work till the late 80s. (more…)



Into this: Waste Yarn Project



Waste Yarn Project

Discovered via an Instagram ad, Waste Yarn Project takes discarded yarns from knitwear factories and knits them into one-of-a-kind sweaters. Why I like them: the oddball colour combos, the colour blocking, the utilitarian silhouettes. They’re pretty pricy but made for keeps. I especially like the boxy ‘Laerke’ design – see more here. (more…)



Covid curveball: Gen Z is craving Wall Street style



Yasmin le Bon channelling Wall Street style in Elle France

Can’t say I saw this coming. But maybe I should have.

Apparently, we’re about to see a wave of ironic yuppie dressing In the form of nostalgic backward glances to 80s power dressing via the wardrobe departments of The Crown, American Psycho and Wall Street.

While lockdown 1.0 had everyone (but me) wearing sweats and Birkenstocks, it seems young people are feeling deprived of the corporate armour they may never get to experience. (more…)