Thursday, 27 September 2012

The Kills x Fleetwood Mac

The Kills deliver a haunting, stripped down re-interpretation of Fleetwood Mac’s legendary 1977 hit "Dreams" on new album Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, which also enlists MGMT, Lykke Li and Antony Hegarty. Originally written by vocalist Stevie Nicks about her destructive relationship with guitarist Lindsay Buckingham, the fierce duo of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince bring their brand of moody charm to the track.
Read the full story on Nowness and listen to this great rendition of one of our favourite ever tracks.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Milan Favourites: Prada and Marni

Whilst Marni opted for strong  'must-have' prints for Spring 2013, Prada went back to black with childlike floral prints on Japanese inspired cuts.  Both designers produced collections immediately wearable and 'wantable' - moving  in totally different directions!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Chanel's Little Black Jacket Exhibition

CHANEL's photographic exhibition dedicated to the versatility of The Little Black Jacket is coming to London. Based on the book of the same name by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, the installation will open at the Saatchi Gallery in October.


The exhibition has previously been shown in Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong, and features 113 photographs starring "friends of the fashion house" - including everyone from Lily Allen, to Stella Tennant, and Elle Fanning.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Colin McDowell's Advice ...

When it comes to fashion, listen to the great Colin McDowell who knows a thing or two about who/what/when/where we should be looking for the greats.  But let's forget LFW and hark to the past with these magnificent costumes from Korea.  Elegant, charming, feminine and traditional.  This story and the stunning pictures appeared in one of our favourite tomes, the wonderful Selvedge magazine.  Worth subscribing to for insider information on beautiful collectible 'things'.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

London Fashion Week - Back to the Future

Some of our favourite and freshest looks emerged on the catwalks of designers who have been around for some time - Antoni & Alison who get better and better and continually reinvent their signature style; and Clements Ribeiro, the duo with their finger on the pulse of the past. Kinder Aggugini showcased pretty florals and checks in the most original of combinations whilst Daks continues to come out of its fusty shell with serenly simple pieces.  Images from

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Topshop and JW Anderson Debut Collection

 Forget LFW and make a dash to Topshop for the collaboration between JW ANDERSON and Topshop  The collection goes on sale to co-incide with the start of LFW tomorrow.

"For me, Topshop is integral to London Fashion Week," Anderson told us. "It's everything that sums it up. I have worked on this collection with my sister in my mind, because I wanted it to be accessible. I feel like we are at a time where we want a fanfare; something fun, accessible and easy. I approached it in the same way I do all my collections. It was unique and has some really iconic pieces. I wanted it to be the idea of what a JW Anderson store could be."
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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Ladies from the Sea

Rarefied Haenyeo (female divers) by David Høgsholt

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Off the coast of South Korea lies the picturesque Jeju Island: a sought-after travel destination owing to its combination of picture-perfect beaches and striking volcanic landscapes. Away from the sun worshippers, within the depths of the East China Sea, there is a rare sight that few tourists are aware of: the haenyo–– or “sea women.” These groups of local women, whose expert trade is to scour the seabed for edible delicacies, must train to hold their breath for up to three minutes and dive as far as 15 meters to reach the ocean’s floor. Once down there, they hack abalone (edible snails) from rocks and pluck as many sea urchins as will fit into their nets. Continuing a decades-long custom, their catch is then sold to local fisheries and restaurants. Today, we present a photographic tribute to these inspiring women by photographer David Høgsholt, who spent a month total with them. Even though Høgsholt learned to freedive for the project, at times Høgsholt could not keep up with the women, and recalls one occasion when, feeling fatigued after four hours in the midst of the sea, one sympathetic diver cracked open a live sea urchin to feed him. Robust as these indefatigable women are, their community is dwindling due to a rapidly changing economy. Increasingly, the daughters of these skilled divers are choosing to opt out of the trade, preferring instead to gain an education and pursue opportunities brought by the thriving tourism industry. Subsequently, the majority of haenyo are now over 50 years strong––and retirement is yet a long way off.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Uniqlo's Fab New Collection

The brand that plans to dominate the world, Japanese Uniqlo, has come up trumps with its AW promotional campaign.  Want all the pieces for ALL the family!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Jamie Oliver Chairs It

Jamie Oliver has commissioned a host of big names to design a collection of chairs for his charity,
 The Better Food Foundation. Designers include Paul Smith, Quentin Blake, Sarah Burton, Christopher Bailey and Matthew Williamson to name a few (we want all of them in our dining room). Six will be available to win in a lottery, while the others will be auctioned online. Get buying.
The Big Chair Project, ends October
Buy a lottery ticke t here
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