Trend report: Namastay in bed

One of this year’s inescapable lifestyle trends has been for stressed out, cash-poor millennials to stay home rather than go out. Which means the money they do have gets spent on small pleasures like scented candles, cute lighting, superior bedding and sheet masks aplenty. Vox unpacks the story in detail here. The TLDR is that  […]

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Hot and Kule

On my radar: Kule, a great brand of basics with a cheery twist. There’s nothing ground breaking about Breton stripes but I really like the way everything about this brand is executed. It’s practical but fun. Plus, it seems to specialise in all the things I love – knits, stripes, socks and, um, balaclavas*… *sold […]

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Buy it now: the Dieter Rams handbag

Fascinating fact: in 1963, Dieter Rams (of iconic Braun alarm clock and Vitsoe shelving fame) designed a handbag for his wife, Ingeborg. A classic, boxy piece with a simple curved handle, it was not unlike the kind of bag more recently designed by Valextra or #oldCeline. 45 years later, the ‘931’ bag is being reproduced […]

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How I dress for cold weather

In the UK, it feels like we’ve skipped autumn and gone straight into winter. Right up until a couple of weeks ago it was fairly mild and super-sunny. Then last week, it switched abruptly and we’re full pelt into the thick of coat, four-ply knits and hot water bottle weather. I tend to dress for […]

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Positive fashion: recycled gold jewellery

Two sustainable jewellery brands on my radar; one high end and one more affordable. I came across Lilian von Trapp’s discreet fine jewellery (above and below, from £310) last week at one of the SS19 press days. I love these super-fine recycled gold earrings that are stone-free but just as twinkly as the rarest diamonds. […]

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Eye candy for your lips

Lipstick boxes daubed with painterly flowers are a thing. I’m loving the look of this Rodin X Vanessa Traina collab, although I’ve never tried Rodin’s lip products. Are they good? I like the idea of the lip and cheek oils (below), which I imagine give a barely-there stain, and they’re packed with safflower seed and […]

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Gentlewoman style: Chinti & Parker elevated knits

I’m completely mad for this new Chinti & Parker knitwear collection. Muted colours, classic cuts but generous silhouettes, and the prices aren’t bad either. It’s surprisingly hard to find jumpers I like that aren’t super-plain or too tricksy. Usually there’s far too much going on and even I’m bored of my navy sweater drawer. I […]

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