5 Minutes With: French Sole Founder, Jane Winkworth

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This year is a rather special one for French Sole. The iconic purveyor of ballet flats is turning 25 and I've been lucky enough to score an interview with Jane Winkworth, the brand's founder and the woman described by Vogue as being solely responsible for turning the humble pump into a true fashion classic. With her designs worn by everyone from Kate Moss to Kate Middleton and her own boutiques attracting customers like beautifully shod bees to honey in locations as diverse as London and Kuala Lumpur, I think it's safe to say Winkworth has a lot to celebrate. A…

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Introducing: Jonathan Simkhai

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I think it's fair to say that recent seasons have seen sexy put back on the sartorial menu. Blame Joseph Altuzarra maybe who's intelligent take on haute seduction has had the fashion world in raptures. Or maybe Tom Ford, who's intuitive understanding of what makes women look and feel hot is as relevant now as it was in his nineties heyday. But as this post title suggests, we're not talking Altuzarra or Ford today, we're talking about Jonathan Simkhai. Jonathan Simkhai AW14 (and above) Currently part of the prestigious CFDA Incubator Programme, Simkhai is a seriously in demand commodity right…

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Look Du Jour: Sugar Coated

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What: Coat & Dress by Kate Spade NY (both c/o), Necklace by Anne Bowes Jewellery, Shoes by Sophia Websterย and Clutch by... It's actually a travel wallet I bought aged about fourteen, sorry! However I have found similar ones here and here. I'm wearing MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick, available here. Where: Fendi Flagship Store Launch, London. As much as I like to consider myself "on it like a car bonnet" when it comes to all things of a sartorial nature, I've long suspected that's not actually the truth. It took me over aย season to realise that fashion sweatshirts are in…

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