Is this the ultimate jean?

  • Oct 06, 2022

I haven’t bought APC jeans for quite a few years. The last pair were beautifully rigid but too boxy everywhere so I hardly wore them. But always loved the quality of their non-stretch denim. This APC collab with L’Etiquette (the best mag in France) might change all that. It’s technically a men’s jean but the […]

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1 October, 2022 Vintage Cartier watches seem to have a magic aura unmatched by other watch brands. Why? Because they push the envelope of outer design and are popular with watch nerds, design nerds and pop culture fiends alike. (Example: Jackie Kennedy’s Cartier Tank was bought by Kim Kardashian in 2017.) The unique Cartier […]

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Trend report: Margaret Howell SS23

  • Sep 24, 2022

24 September, 2022 The Margaret Howell SS23 look book is in and I can honestly say it’s the best ever. It’s giving post-punk-meets-90s-Vogue-Italia vibes, with an air of Stella Tennant tomboy in the best possible way. I think a big part is the hair and casting, aided and abetted by the very off-piste […]

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Perfect pairing: watch and bangle

  • Sep 22, 2022

22 September, 2022 A single chunky chain bracelet or slim bangle with a steel sports watch make a perfect pairing. Rather than a stack of Love/Juste un Clou bracelets, or Van Cleef Alhambras, I prefer a less identifiable bangle from Le Gramme or a chain from Sophie Buhai* or Jennifer Alfano. It’s a good […]

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21 September, 2022 The Yves Saint Laurent Museum in avenue Marceau is fast becoming an essential part of the Paris Fashion Week itinerary. To coincide with this season’s shows, October 10th sees the opening of “Gold by Yves Saint Laurent“, a celebration of the ‘magical’ colour he used from his very first collection in […]

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Lucas Ossendrijver for Theory Project has landed

  • Sep 13, 2022

13 September, 2022 Quick heads-up, the Theory Project collection* by Lucas Ossendrijver has landed. It looks pretty good and there seem to be plenty of sizes in stock (the twill trousers* seem popular though). I’m all about the classics (here’s a re-cap), which I’ve linked in the shopping gallery below for easy access. Any […]

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Buy it now: Floopy sweaters

  • Sep 08, 2022

8 September, 2022 After writing about ‘floopy Birkins‘ (tbh I’m still not sure if this was a typo and meant to say ‘floppy’ but I like ‘floopy‘). I just clocked this floopy, droopy sweater from COS* (above). Slouchy floopy sweaters are not as easy to come by as you think. It’s not always enough […]

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Bring on Blazy’s Bottega – DisneyRollerGirl

  • Sep 05, 2022

5 September, 2022 The new Bottega Veneta AW22 ad campaign has dropped and its clearer than ever to see the commercial potential in Matthieu Blazy’s new vision. I never quite warmed to the clickbait-leaning Daniel Lee aesthetic – Blazy’s seems altogether more sophisticated. I can see shades of Raf (in the knitwear) and Phoebe-era […]

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How to publish a book

  • Sep 04, 2022

4 September, 2022 This brief interview between Scott Shuman and Koto Bolofo is a rather wonderful eye-opener into the world of photo book publishing. Or to be more precise, the rarefied world of Steidl book publishing. I seem to have quite a few Steidl books, including the eleven-volume example that Bolofo refers to here. […]

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Sophie Buhai: not just jewellery

  • Aug 31, 2022

31 August, 2022 Sophie Buhai is such an interesting designer. Not only is her jewellery extremely precious but wearable, she also creates tactile design objects like lighter cases, cigarette boxes*, paperweights and combs. Her AW22 and Resort 23 collections use onyx for rings, pendants and this incredible handcarved pocket mirror, as well as white […]

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