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Quest for Quilt

This weekend it has been hard not to notice the buzz surrounding the new biodrama, ‘Coco Avant Chanel’ staring Audrey Tautou as Maddam Coco Chanel. Continuing the Chanel theme, I have discovered these H by Harris leather quilted accessories and apparel during a Saturday jaunt to Dover Street Market. A refreshing and attractive improvement on… Read more »

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Benetton A/W09

I absolutely adore the artistic direction of the A/W09 Benetton campaigns with its fresh and animated images. Ryan Taylor (at DNA) and Simon Nessman (at Major) project a strong aesthetic for the brand, complimented by Constance Jablonski and Jeneil Williams. Such refreshing brightness for such a dreary, wet and wintery week in London…

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Josh Beech

Oh my, isn’t home-grown modèle du jour Josh Beech looking, well, heavenly? This studio shot campaign by photographer Michelangelo di Battista for Italian brand RA-RE portrays Beech as a religious apparition surrounded by divine energy. Blurring the boundary between London rocker-boy punk and Italian cool, the images perfectly portray the brand as a European label… Read more »

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Oh Ricky You’re So Fine…

Rick Owens mainline show at Paris Fashion Week was a visionary collection that stood out with its relaxed, futuristic silhouettes. Now Owens has released these three preview images for his forthcoming DRKSHDW diffusion line, a monochrome lawless mix of denim cottons however a sure-fire success with its own identity, Images courtesy of Rick Owens.

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Callum Turner for Margaret Howell

Callum Turner is not only one of the hottest up-and-coming models in London, but the nicest. His distinct, boyish look is accentuated by his incredible personality. Here, he wears a selection of Margaret Howell’s A/W09 collection where she has ‘gone back to basics’. Classic staples such as v-neck sweaters, tweed blazers, flannel trousers and chunky… Read more »

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Browns Labels for Less Launches

Finding a bargain is such a fulfilling experience, so London boutique Browns has launched its sister-store Browns Labels for Less online. The e-retailer will feature one season old garments and accessories for men and women, just like its store on South Molten Street, London, W1, up to 70% off! Below are some of my favourite… Read more »

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License to Thrill

Milan based fashion group IT Holding, owners of Gianfranco Ferre, is to produce and distribute Galliano menswear and womenswear lines despite being in special administration. Sister unit Ittierre will distribute the labels leather goods along side brands Just Cavalli, Versace Jeans Couture Versace and C’n’C Costume National. The distributor has signed a five year deal,… Read more »

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I Scream, We Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Whether it’s a pair of baggy jeans or an cable-knit, chunky cardigan, we are all guilty of owning something Americana inspired. Billionaire Boys Club/Ice cream has launched their A/W09 collection at Selfridges, London, with signature blazers, skate-style denim, graphic printed tees and shorts along with chunky knit cardigans at its core. I adore the chocolate… Read more »

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Model Citizens

Jethro Lazenby CaveMax IronsJesse WoodVladimir Restoin-RoitfeldLouis and Claude Simonon Whilst the daughters of rock stars and celebrities have become infamous in their own right – often for all the wrong reasons – it’s now the boys turn to storm to the fore. Jethro Lazenby Cave, the son of Australian singer Nick Cave; Max Irons, the… Read more »

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Marvelous McQueen

I often get excited at new products, but rarely salivate at a digital image. But you can see why! This Christmas, Alexander McQueen launches a limited edition Britannia clutch reinvented in traditional festive colors and exotic skins. The pièce de résistance is the glaring gold skull clasp and an engraved Swarovski ornamentation engraved with the… Read more »