So it seems that I’ve gone from saying that I wont be posting any AW12 ad campaigns to having a bit of a fest. What can I say, nothing gets me in the mood for a new fashion season than beautiful images showcasing the cream of the sartorial crop. Now much as I adore ogling Mario Testino’s snaps for Burberry and Tim Walker’s Mulberry delights, it can get a bit tiresome gazing upon these gorgeous garments all the while knowing they’ll most likely never be mine. Hence my delight when these AW12 shots from high street shoe brand, Dune popped up in my inbox… Femme fatal styling and fabulous footwear I might actually be able to buy!
Posted on August 31, 2012
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of having a snoop around the West London studio of shoe designer, Penelope Chilvers (click here to find out more). Given my love for all things preppy, I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Penelope’s signature velvet smoking slippers but having spent several extremely happy hours perusing her latest collection, I know that’s certainly not all she does beautifully! I caught up with the designer to get the inside scoop on her career so far and plans for the Penelop Chilvers brand in the future…
A couple of weeks ago I interviewed super talented up-and-coming designer Negarin Sadr and one of my rather less original questions was ‘Who do you feel is truly iconic’. Negarin answered that her ‘icon’ would have to be Diane Von Furstenberg. Not because of her style, which anyone can see is pretty awe inspiring, but because of the incredible things she has achieved, and continues to achieve, throughout the course of her long, fashion career. Having heard the designer tell her life story at the Vogue Festival earlier this year, I’m inclined to agree. The tale of Diane Von Furstenberg is one of soaring highs and plummeting lows. She’s a woman who invented one of the most iconic garments of our time and made the cover of Newsweek when she was barely a few years older than me. Through her charity work and sheer chicness, the inimitable DVF continues to inspire to this day, as does her eponymous brand.
As with everything in life, there are bloggers and then there are bloggers. That probably doesn’t have quite the same effect in writing as it would spoken but in case there were any uncertainty as to my meaning just consider the woman I’m interviewing. Garance Doré is arguably one of (if not THE) most influential fashion bloggers in the world. Since launching her eponymous site back in 2006 she’s attended every show worth attending, collaborated with global brands and starred in her own charming TV show ‘Pardon My French’. The Parisienne now resides in New York’s cooler-than-cool Meatpacking district with fellow uber blogger and boyfriend, Scott Schuman AKA The Sartorialist. Garance Doré is, in my opinion, one of the most inspiring women in fashion; a blogger, writer, photographer, illustrator and style icon who’s made a truly jealous-making career out of being chic, driven and extremely talented.
I was lucky enough to snag an interview with Garance at the launch of her collection for Kate Spade NY the other week…
This is certainly an exciting week for me Whistles wise. Slap bang on the top of publishing my shoot this morning I’ve got two more snippets of news about my beloved, British brand. A couple of weeks ago I found out that Whistles was to be launching a limited edition capsule collection this autumn but with the images under strict embargo I hadn’t managed to sneak a peek at the delights in store until now. Given my borderline-obsessive love for Whistles, my expectations for the collection were pretty high. Consisting of just 70 pieces with just 20 to 50 editions of each produced, this was meant to be the real cream of the sartorial crop and having spent a good hour ogling her latest creations I can say that Jane Shepardson did not disappoint.