A Night in The Hamptons with Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto

Before anyone gets the wrong end of the stick and thinks I've been off gallivanting in The Hamptons I have to tell you, sadly that couldn't be further from the truth. I have in fact been desperately attempting to wear Summer clothes in distinctly non-summery London and getting thoroughly cold in the process but, on the bright side, American shoe designer, Vince Camuto bought a little bit of beach chic to Blighty with the launch of his first European store on my beloved High Street Kensington. Having been out for a lengthy dinner at Aubaine with my BFF and consuming…

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Creativity V Commerce

creativity commerce

Gareth Pugh & J.Crew SS13 As you no doubt gathered from the million and one times I’ve mentioned it, the issue of creativity V commerce has been a hot topic in fashion circles of late. Admittedly I'm pretty new to the industry but I do get the impression that, not so long ago commerce was something of a dirty word for designers and journos alike. To call a collection ‘commercial’ would be to insult it. No self respecting Central Saint Martins graduate would want their creations referred to in tawdry terms lie that. Looking back at the tradition of "visionaire"…

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La Petite Anglaise Turns Three!

La Petite Anglaise

Paris, where it all began... I can't believe it's been three years since I started La Petite Anglaise! In some ways it feels like the time has flown by, in others I can't imagine doing anything else, let alone how I filled my days before write ups, press appointments, breakfast (lunch, coffee and cocktail) meetings and the constant stream of emails took over. Never could I ever have imagined those first badly formatted posts would result in my getting to attend international fashion weeks, party in stylish cities around the world and meet some of the designers, editors and industry…

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