Style & Substance

style substance

A wise person by the name of Derek Zoolander once said, “there’s more to life than being really, really good looking.” Recently a rather less wise person (me) added the appendage, “there’s more to style than being really, really well dressed.” The phrase “style icon” is one that is bandied around an awful lot these days. While I do appreciate that different people have different tastes and therefore different fashion idols, I don’t think it’s justified to dub anyone whose handbag you rather admire “iconic”. A decent outfit or two can be easily achieved by hiring a stylist or consulting…

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Look Du Jour: Neon Florals

neon florals

What: Neon florals skirt & denim shirt: Topshop, Clutch & flats: Kurt Geiger (c/o), Ring: Accessorize, Nails: Essie (c/o) Where: Aimé London Redchurch Street opening brunch When I treated myself to this neon floral topshop number I, somewhat optimistically, didn't expect to have to wait FOUR MONTHS to wear it! In retrospect this was complete idiocy as I've now lived in England for 22 years next Wednesday and am painfully aware of quite how non-existent our "great British Summer" can be. It may be grey and drizzly again in London but there's no way in hell I'm going back to opaques in…

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5 Minutes With: Alistair Guy

Alistair Guy

During my three years of blogging it's been an absolute privilege to interview some of the designers and fashion insiders who's work inspired me to get into the industry. Recently I realised that despite seeking out interviewees all over the globe for my "5 Minutes With" features I'd totally failed to tap into a resource closer to home, my friends. So over the coming weeks and months fashion pals better watch out as I'll be hitting you up with Q&A's! First up is the lovely photographer and my regular party partner in crime, Alistair Guy. Image by Emanuele D'Angelo During his…

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