The Last Chap Ball

December 10, 2013

It was allegedly the end of an era. The so-called much lauded on Facebook announcement of the Chap Ball’s demise was to given at midnight on Saturday mid-Ball. But nothing happened..though throngs of vintage lovers hung around for the fate of the much loved Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Chap Ball. After five years it appears that Chap […]

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‘Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith’ Launches at The Design Museum

November 18, 2013

The Design Museum seems to take large scale fashion retrospectives like this in its stride. The last awe inspiring fashion exhibition I’d taken in was the Christian Louboutin breath-taking tour de force of his life and inspiration, his muses and a glut of his designs through the years that made any shoe-loving woman’s mouth water, […]

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Kent & Curwen store launches in Saville Row

November 7, 2013

I don’t know what impressed me most about last night’s Kent & Curwen store launch on Saville Row. There was just so much right with it that it’s hard to pinpoint any one element. Firstly, the store design: in keeping with the brand and Saville Row’s heritage and breathing taste from every pore. Then, there […]

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Etro’s Launch Party for their Ltd Edition Mirabilia Collection

October 18, 2013

Last night, Etro held a swish party at its Bond St store,  rammed with fashion & design types, to celebrate the launch of their limited edition capsule collection of bags and leather goods called Mirabilia. Produced in collaboration with Indian artist duo Thukral & Tagra, Mirabilia is a contemporary re-working of the signature Etro Paisley […]

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Hanro’s First UK Store Attracts Celebs from Anna to Honor

October 10, 2013

In the hinterland of events and launches between catwalk fashion month and Christmas, there’s always a few that surprise. London’s pretty quiet of late, since Manchester appears to be taking all the retail attention with Vogue’s Fashion Night Out annual event (held this evening).  But, one little store has quietly made it’s stake on London’s […]

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Oliver Sweeney & Oliver Proudlock Celebrate Collaboration in Harvey Nichols

August 25, 2013

It always seemed to me a strange collaboration – Oliver Sweeney’s hand-made leather loafers,  a brand so respected within the industry, teaming with a newbie t-shirt & jeans brand, Serge deNimes owned by Oliver Proudlock (yes, him, the sweet bespectacled one from Made in Chelsea). Seeing the hoards of just-out-of-Uni, shiny haired, smiley Fulhamites gathered […]

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Donna Ida likes to Shake not Stir– Cocktails at Eclipse

August 13, 2013

Tuesday night saw the best and the bootiest jeans retailer in London, the gal’ who has all the moves, Donna Ida, hold a cocktail party at chi-chi bar, Eclipse on Walton Street to launch for…what else, Donna Ida cocktails. Donna’s South Kensington store is a stone’s throw away from Eclipse, the destination for the more […]

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Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival – Soul Casino

August 12, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I attended Glasgow’s Vintage Festival which seemed to be hot on partying if a little astray on the vintage. Yes, there was a vintage street market but the stalls seemed more bric-a-brac is style with only a few stalls selling vintage garms – much of which was ‘70s & ‘80s […]

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The New Sheridan Club Breaks for the Border

July 21, 2013

Following swiftly on from last week’s Chap Olympiad, The New Sheridan Club’s annual Summer Party is always the hotly anticipated event on the London vintage calendar. The New Sheridan Club was formed as an enclave of safety (some would say debauchery) for the ladies and gents of The Chap persuasion as somewhere to meet throughout […]

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Osiris Glasses launches Jorgen Simonsen Collection.

July 19, 2013

I only got to stay for the first half hour or so of the Osiris glasses launch on The Gherkin’s 39th floor last night as I had a private dinner* to attend on the floor below (*I know, it’s hard being a blogger, huh?) . If anything, I crammed more into the first half hour […]

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