Can it really be 10 years since Cos arrived and made us dress like the moody-but-chic lead in a BBC4 Scandi noir drama? Happy birthday to our favourite purveyors of navy jumper minimalism!Read more
Gotta love a new boutique opening! Marlow is the town du jour – or even du saison – at the moment. Everything seems to be going on there – it’s riddled with cool pubs like The Coach, groovy industrial cafes like Coopers, funky hairdressers like HairBox and awesome new events like Pub in the Park (first one this summer).
There’s also a seemingly never-ending dripfeed of lovely independent shops, the latest of which is Really Wild, beloved of Kate Middleton and country dwellers with its elegant tweeds and walking boots, but now cleverly expanding into cross-over territory – so that woollen three quarter length coat you wore to Ascot or that wedding last month looks just as stylish with a pair of jeans and trainers.Read more
Are you ringing the changes this year? Be it your first time, second time, eighth time (is that you Joan Collins?) or you’re trying to prod your grown-up son or daughter into action, if you’re in the market for a wedding ring, here’s something for you. Biagio the Jeweller is having a Wedding Rings Event where you get handed a glass of champagne (always a good start), help in choosing your wedding bands, and then you partake in a lucky dip discount which gives you up to 50% off.Read more
I escaped into London last weekend – left my three children to fend for themselves (social services: this is a JOKE!) – and had a whale of a time with Mr Muddy.
A couple of things to tell you. Firstly, if you’re looking for a good value place to rest your head in the smoke, the Z Hotel is almost indecently placed in the centre of things in Soho, one minute from Chinatown, a hop and a skip from Covent Garden and bang in the middle of all the fun.Read more
Never mind cashmere, this week we’re all about alpaca wool. As showcased in this ridiculously cute kiddy cardigan, handmade in Peru. Can we have one in a grown-up size please?Read more
Brooches are BACK after years in the fashion wilderness. Fancy this sleek, silver, sculptural work of art by Japanese artist Kayo Saito? We do – but we don’t know whether to wear it or frame it.Read more
We have a soft spot for Sophie Hulme bags, with their gorgeous leather, sleek hardware and the fact that each one comes with a goofy bag charm, in case things were getting too ladylike. Top of the wishlist, pronto.Read more
Checked out Muddy Cornwall recently? Oh but you should, it’s awesome! Editor Sophie spotted these supercool luxe trainers by Rose Rankin and I want a pair superbaaaaaad …Read more
London Fashion Week used to be a case of ‘if your name’s not down, you’re not coming in’ but these days the biannual round of fashion shows are a much more democratic affair. While you’re still unlikely to find yourself snuggled up front row next to the editor of French Vogue (wearing sunglasses indoors and a ‘whatever’ expression mandatory), fear not, my sartorial squirrels, for there are plenty of other ways to get involved…Read more
Rucksacks can look a bit ‘gap year’ but this chic pale pink leather KeriKit bag is decidedly grown-up and stylish. Plus you can shove in everything but the kitchen sink – my kinda handbag!Read more
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