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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Lover Jumble Sale is coming….ahhhh!!!

Beyond Biba….Beyond amazing!!!!

This is the trailer for the new documentary Beyond Biba, the most amazing lable there ever was……a former Biba girl Wendy just filled me in! So wonderful to see late sixties, early seventies London come to life…..Biba is an endless source of inspiration for me, be it it’s ethos or design sensibilities….it was ahead by [...]

My idea of heaven…..

Les Archives de la Presse is a small pocket of paradise in an already perfect city……it’s equivalent in New York, the legendary Gallagher’s, where it is said that 20 years ago it went from being a storage basement to a  basement store, when Steven Meisel stopped by and spent $19,000 worth of magazines in a [...]

Paris street style…St.Germain des pres

Bob Richardson country…..

Stella McCartney presented her pre-fall collection in Paris yesterday…amidst Couture week with all it’s dazzle we are treated to clothes that will be worn and kept forever…..it seems to be a definite trend, these modern classic interpretations….at times when fashion is going through a bad taste patch, I often wonder where the vintage clothes of [...]

Celine from 9 to 5….

The last time Celine was this exciting, it was still designed by the founder, Madame Celine Vipiana in the seventies….but the all conquering Phoebe Philo has tapped in to it’s DNA and brought out the french luxurious whimsy that made it so great then…..the initial Philo collections were quite minimal in design but it was [...]

Mitford country…..

I am reading the amazing biography, The Mitford Girls at the moment….and their incredible 1920′s & 1930′s lives as part of the English aristocracy , came to mind as I was looking at the pre-fall Chloe collection….that sweet little tempter collection, that will make waiting for Paris Fashion Week all the longer! Hannah MacGibbon, has [...]

Seems like old times……..

Having loved Woody Allen since my sister first played me Manhattan when I was fifteen…..his world opened me to New York of the seventies………..it was witty, beautiful and sounded like Gershwin….. I could even hear it the first time I drove into New York……. Annie Hall is one film that I never get tired of…..and [...]

window shopping at Lanvin….

Last year on a trip to Paris, something I had only thought was confirmed…..Lanvin is Paris fashion…outside of a Chanel store ofcourse! Inside it is pure beauty…a world of where you want to move in and stay and wear everything in sight…..also the only place I have seen where customers try things on and really [...]

Sofia and Milk Fed…..

Going back to those old W magazines…..I found this story on Sofia Coppola…it was December 1994…she had just launched her Milk Fed line, I think she completely captured L.A. from back then, the way X-girl was doing in New York at the time……much like her films do today, she has the magic to inspire….the collection [...]