Books

Assouline opens at Claridges

June 18, 2013

Esteemed publishing house Assouline are known globally for their roster of fashion, architecture, design and art authors and the simply breathtaking luxury works they publish. Assouline are, quite simply, synonymous with style.  The publishing house have just created ripples of delight within the fashion fraternity by  opening in the location of one of their favourite […]

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Iain R. Webb’s "As Seen in Blitz – Fashioning ’80s Style" reviewed

May 2, 2013

Iain R. Webb’s latest release, “As Seen in BLITZ – Fashioning ’80s Style” is like stepping through a vortex to the joy, excitement and pure creativity that working in the fashion industry in the 1980s brought. The verve, the pace, the style. London was the epi-centre of street-style fashion and music. And the world was […]

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Roger Vivier’s Rizzoli Book Launch at London’s Saatchi Gallery

April 25, 2013

Roger Vivier is one of those revived brands that manages to retain its air of exclusivity while consistently getting it right in terms of direction. It’s the sophisticated choice for heritage lovers who like their Euro-Chic. The women who flock to RV have style and aren’t afraid to show it. Last night, the brand celebrated […]

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You call that Street Style? THIS is the Real Thing – "Michael & Gerlinde’s World"

April 20, 2013

I’ve been ruminating a lot lately on the vast decline in defiant youth subcultures and tribes and about the differences between street style today compared to that in the 1980s.  These days it seems you can’t move without tripping over style blogs allegedly cataloguing street style or rather girls dressed nicely, at best on trend. […]

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"Incomparable Women of Style"

August 31, 2012

In the week that W Magazine releases their Steven Klein ‘Super Linda’ editorial (just super hero out-of-this-world visuals – pictured below), we are reminded of one of the true icons of fashion over the last twenty years and of the power and impact of the supermodel from Jerry, Grace and Bianca through to Linda, Kate, […]

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The Daphne Guinness Collection – Sold to Benefit The Isabella Blow Foundation

June 26, 2012

Unless you are a complete newbie to the blog and twitter stream you’ll realise by now that I am a HUGE admirer of Daphne Guinness, my own personal style icon and taste arbiter. What Daphne says, goes. A true lady with a huge heart and vision as well as bank balance, she has supported and […]

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Acne Studios launch Snowdon Blue Project

May 6, 2012

This May, fashion brand Acne have teamed with Lord Snowdon to publish a unique collection of portraits, Snowdon Blue, initiated by Lord Snowdon’s daughter Frances von Hofmannsthal. The book features 61 images (including David Bowie, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Fiennes and the Prince of Wales) by one of the most important portrait photographers of our time […]

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New ‘Stars in Dior’ by Rizzoli and What Makes a Style Icon.

March 27, 2012

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what makes a style icon. I suppose it’s been in  reaction to the ubiquitous Alexa Chung and her new title as British Fashion Council’s Young Style Ambassador and of types such as Olivia Palermo, model, rich girl socialite and ex-reality TV show member of ‘The City’ or even Katy Perry […]

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Karl Lagerfeld pays tribute to Chanel’s Little Black Jacket.

February 8, 2012

As well as the little black dress (LBD) fashion has its reverence for the equally adaptable Little Black Jacket. In Karl Lagerfeld’s forthcoming book The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld* pays tribute to Chanel’s little black jacket through over a hundred photographs. In this work the designer shows that this […]

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J.Lindberg’s ‘Document and a Dream’

December 4, 2011

J. Lindberg’s bi-annual books featuring their collections are becoming a bit of a collector’s item. Says Stefan Engstrom, Global Brand Director at J. Lindberg of their 5th offering for A/W ’11, “Created to show another dimension to J. Lindberg, the making of ‘A Document and a Dream’ is always a process in which we search […]

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