Bailey’s Stardust

"David Bailey: Bailey's Stardust' Private View at National Portrait Gallery, London, UK - 03 February 2014

David Bailey, photography legend. Perhaps one of the most legendary in the history of ever. Not a particularly eloquent way of putting it I admit but true nonetheless. Over a career spanning five decades and counting, Bailey has redefined ideas about beauty, celebrity and the very concept of fashion and portrait photography. His subjects have included everyone from Kate Moss to the Rolling Stones and continues to influence, inspire and enrapture. This was a point truly drummed home for me by Bailey’s Stardust sponsored by HUGO BOSS, an incredible exhibition of 250 plus of his finest works which opened last…

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3 Ways To Wear It: The Fashion Sweatshirt

kenzo fashion sweatshirt

As discussed in a recent Look Du Jour, despite my aversion to things sportif I did give in to the allure of the fashion sweatshirt. What some, myself included especially, dismissed at first as a fad is now officially an essential component of any sartorially conscious person’s wardrobe. After loudly proclaiming that I’d never succumb to the sweatshirt, I found myself eating those words some time last Summer when I spied this Kenzo stunner in Browns Focus. I went in for a meeting and came out, some £200 poorer with what is essentially a glorified version of PE kit. But,…

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Lacoste SS14: Life Is A Beautiful Sport

Remember when I went to Paris with the lovely Lacoste? Of course you do, it was barely a fortnight ago! In case you do need a recap, the reason for my petite Parisian jaunt was the launch of their inspired Life Is A Beautiful Sport SS14 campaign, naturally unveiled at a great, big, fabulous party. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it is to come up with a fashion campaign film that doesn't have "yawn" written all over it. Lacoste managed it, and then some. Instead of regurgitating everything I wrote in my previous post I'm just going to…

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