Books

Montana; Fashion Radical – A new release by Thames & Hudson

July 13, 2011

@TeamChutzpah and I were just discussing when the Claude Montana revival would begin and lo and behold what appears – the glossiest fashion book ‘Montana’ from the iconic fashion publishers, Thames & Hudson. Claude Montana is synonymous with 1980’s severity and sharp lines and for his notoriety in bankrupting Lanvin (costing them a reported $450 […]

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Dolce and Gabbana release David Gandy book

June 15, 2011

David Gandy is a rare beast in the fashion world; the male model that’s become a household name.  Whilst the names of Nineties female supermodels such as Cindy, Linda, and Naomi remain au courant, thanks to some savvy marketeers and the pop group Duran Duran, male models are chewed up and spat out by an […]

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A review of ‘Eternal Chanel’ by Jean Leymarie

November 16, 2010

I have always been more of a Schiaperelli girl.  Preferring the flamboyancy, the wildness and the idiosyncratic style she foisted on the Art Deco period and of the Surrealist movement that influenced her.  Elsa’s legacy lives long into fashion today as she’s undoubtedly influenced countless designers (who I wear) including Galliano, McQueen, Gaultier and Yves Saint […]

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Shoes A-Z by Jonathan Walford – A Review.

November 8, 2010

A must-have for any shoe or fashion addict, Shoes A–Z tells the story of sixty years of shoes.  This fun yet authoritative book covers more than 350 leading women’s shoes designers and manufacturers, and includes a vast range of fashionable styles, from trainers to haute couture.  Each illustrated entry features photographs, sketches and advertisements, and highlights […]

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Postcards from the Edge of the Catwalk – A review

October 19, 2010

During London Fashion Week, I came across a much lauded name from my PR past:  Iain R Webb.  Iain’s new book, ‘Postcards From The Edge of the Catwalk’ (ACC Editions) was promoted on the walls of the press tent.  Myriad coloured postcards featuring Steven Linnard, Boy George, David Holah, Stephen Jones, Isabella Blow and Hilary Alexander as well as various designers, […]

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Vogue’s Fashion Night Out and the Launch of Manolo Blahnik for Liberty

September 7, 2010

Hang on to your harem pants. It’s one of the Fashion World’s most exciting days of the year (8th September 2010) as it’s Vogue’s Fashion Night Out – A Global Celebration of Fashion. All over this fair city, there are fashion events, designer appearances, launches and general swinging happenings occuring.  Now all I need to figure out […]

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The incomparable Isabella Blow

September 2, 2010

“Visionary, conspiratorial, bawdy, inspirational: You couldn’t have invented Issy.”  – Hamish Bowles This book really touched me when it arrived for my review.  Isabella Blow by Martina Rink is a glorious and grand testament to the dynamism and personality that was Issy.  A breathtaking collectors book that dedicates itself to celebrating and honouring the life of […]

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