5 Minutes With… Garance Dore

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.

Garance Doré

I was lucky enough to snag an interview with Garance at the launch of her collection for Kate Spade NY the other week…

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Whistles Limited Edition Collection

Whistles

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.

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Mulberry Del Rey Catwalk Collection

Mulberry

This certainly isn’t the most original statement in the history of fashion, or the history of anything for that matter but Mulberry certainly know how to do handbags. And I’m not just talking nice, plush, expensive handbags. I’m talking handbags so goddamn gorgeous you’re willing to spend your entire student loan on one and live off pot noodles for the rest of the term. Totes so amaze you’d trade in your iPhone 4S for a Nokia 3310 (remember those?) to take one home. Clutches so cute… Well, you get the idea.

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LPA Styles It… Whistles

It should come as no suprise that Whistles is making an appearence in my ‘LPA Styles It’ series. I mean, how could I possibly do a styling tour of London stores without featuring my most-visited shop!? Now I know I say this pretty much every season, but Jane Shepardson has really pulled it out of the bag for AW12. Anyone who was mourning the end of Summer (not that we’ve really had one here in London) need only glance at these autumnal delights for a sure fire way to ward of trans-season blues. Think rich hues, luscious leathers dress-up-or-down separates, perfect party dresses and, well, you can see the rest for yourself…

Monochrome Magic

Whistles

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Oscar de la Renta, @OscarPRGirl style…

Oscar de la Renta

Hands up who wants to be Erika Bearman? Ask this question in fashion circles and I doubt you’d see many neon-tipped talons stay down. Erika holds the much-coveted position of Senior Vice President of Global Communications for legendary New York fashion house, Oscar de la Renta. Or in layman’s terms, she’s one seriously powerful publicist. Erika, or rather @OscarPRGirl, is probably best known for her role as the voice behind Oscar de la Renta’s online presence.

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