Georg Jensen at John Lewis

I’ve had a long admiration for Georg Jensen, the iconic Scandinavian design house which hails from Denmark, after discovering the brand through a press event almost 12 years ago. Of course, the brand has been active for far, far longer; since 1904 and is By Appointment to Her Majesty Queen of Denmark. Their latest collection… Read more »

Mr Porter Celebrates Ralph Lauren’s 50th Anniversary with an Exclusive 83-Piece Drop

The term iconic is often overused to describe a person or creation however it is more than fitting to describe Ralph Lauren in such a way. Celebrating 50 years of the man, the label and the vision that started with ties (taking private school and university colours and patterns, then selling them back to a… Read more »

Booze-Free-Millenial or Enjoying Stoptober? Here’s 5 Delicious Alcohol Free Drinks To Buy Today

According to a study, the kids are more than OK and stone, cold sober…shunning alcohol like never before. A recent study by University College London found that the proportion of 16 to 24-year-olds who don’t touch the booze has increased from 18 per cent  in 2005 to 29 per cent in 2015. So much for the… Read more »

Christmas from Claridges

For me, Christmas has long included Claridges hotel. Whether that be for a pit-stop into the bar whilst shopping, popping in to look at their now famed Christmas Tree but saying for  coffee in The Foyer or like above, going for cocktails at the Fumoir and dinner at FERA. There’s a certain magic about the… Read more »

5 Korean Labels You Need to Know (Before BTS World Tour Lands in London)

In recent years South Korea and its capital Seoul have caught the hearts and minds of the fashion industry  for its ahead-of-the-curve brands and labels, not to mention the Insta-nip street-style. The athleisure centric, oversized and tailored silhouettes have been flowing to the UK’s shores for a little while (more on that later) however it… Read more »

A Saint Laurent Double Whammy…

It was a great weekend for film premiers in California and a super weekend for Saint Laurent, as these leading men have proven. This is the ultimate  #ManCrushMonday with both Rami Malek and Timothy Chalet both choosing the French house for their red carpet appearances. First up was Malek combining smart with casual at a special screening… Read more »

Black Cod & Wagyu: Mayfair Luxury at Soho Prices

I’ve never really been a big fan of the high-street designer collaborations that launch with fanfare. Exciting as they can be (Jimmy Choo, MARNI, Alexander Wang all for H&M were stand out favourites of the fashion pack) you just know what you are going to get. For example, my partner has a pair of black… Read more »

Back to Work with Caran D’Ache & Leuchtturm 1917

It is that time of the year when people return to college, university or are back to work after the summer break – tough, I know. For me, one the joys of a new start is new stationary and I was kindly sent, by Pen Heaven, two of the best names in penmanship;  Caran D’Ache… Read more »

HUNTSMAN x Jo Malone

  It is a name that has resonated by both sight and reputation, and for the first time Jo Malone is introducing a dedicated men’s fragrance collection in collaboration with Savile Row tailors Huntsman. One of the finest creators of suiting on the row, many will recognise the name as also being the store front… Read more »

THE GREY Comes to BEAST

Ooooh; the packing, the font, the symmetry of the packing…welcome to The Grey that has arrived at men’s grooming haven – Beast in Seven Dials, London. It is clear that this is one brand that will be flying from the shelves. Founded by Gregor Jaspers, a professional menswear and lifestyle buyer who regularly travelled the globe… Read more »

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  • Burberry’s Sales Growth Slows, Along with H&M

    News released today from Burberry, via various portals, announces that the labels revenue fell by 4% for the three months to June 30th. Reports say that whilst the cause is attributed to a 28% revenue drop in wholesale business, due to stockists buying less, retail sales as a whole are up 12%. With the label… Read more »

  • Hedi Slimane for Prada

    Prada have commissioned Hedi Slimane to shoot their entire Autumn/Winter 2009 campaign, featuring his traditional use of unknown models. Slimane may have been critisised for his online photographic diary’s apparent sexualisation of under-age teenagers, but these images perfectly combine the sleek image of Prada and his unique edgy style. images courtesy of prada

  • Oh Marc, Oh Marc

    I have a new lust that has 470 reasons to be desired. New to My-Wardrobe this week, this stunning Marc by Marc Jacobs royal blue, cotton trench coat is just divine! Akin to the Burberry trenches from the S/S08 collection, this MbMJ piece is considerably cheaper at £470.

  • Humour

    With the Great British Summer being elusive and generally disappointing, I have been looking for something ‘a little bit warmer’ but not forgetting the time of year, Danish brand HUMÖR is the ultimate solution. The brand has a American sportswear feel (with out being Ivy League) nodding towards European underground street culture. Combining quirky knitted… Read more »

  • Tantalising Tapestry

    Tapestry may be seen as a pastime for lonely spinsters but designer Zoe Graham is making the craft fashions hottest customisation . A graduate from the University of Derby, Graham’s influence comes from her Sixties-child mother, according to a recent interview on Vogue.co.uk. I have a strong feeling this will fast become a hot trend… Read more »

  • Chanel Magic

    I absolutely adore these retro oval sunglasses from Chanel. I don’t know their release was timed with that of the new Harry Potter movie but the tortoise shell and black, both with pearl arm detail certainly has a touch of magic that Chanel never fails to deliver.

  • Romeo und Julian

    Hamburg-based label for boys Romeo und Julian is the epitome of young, fresh and simple design. With the clear principle of ‘Fashion; No Victims’ the Deutschland duo will soon be collaborating with contemporary German artist Wolle. Named ‘R&R bywolle’ the collection’s details has not been disclosed but one thing guaranteed, its going to be as… Read more »

  • Design Shock

    Ironically, the most fashion-forward trend of S/S10 doesn’t embrace the future but reflects these present uneasy times. Monochrome, with its sharp lines, rigor and serious face, is not an obvious choice for summer yet menswear label Jaiden rVa James has collaborated with timepiece brand G-Shock to create a watch that stylishly blends the latters creative… Read more »

  • Reckless Erica

    Reckless Erica, the Singapore based label, are far from irresponsible as they present their Autumn 2009 debut collection entitled ‘Brit Kid Goes to India’. Behind the relaxed yet fashion-forward collection is the foursome creaters de l’est Afton Chen, Diorelle Sy, Ruth Marbun and Louis Koh who first presented their ‘euro-eccentric’ visions at the 2009 Audi… Read more »

  • Beautiful Bargains!

    As if I need any more shoes, but I spotted these super cute Bottega Veneta tri-colour loafers at Matches.co.uk. The white and blue leather with orange lace detail are £178, down from £345 – Bargain! Over at Brownsfashion.co.uk the ever fabulous Mrs. B has these stunning black brogues by Dries Van Noten, £230 down from… Read more »