LFW AW17 Trend Report

London Fashion Week followed hot on the heels of NYFW’s political statement shows, with a strong message for self-care. Designers notably used soft swathes of fabric, oversized knitwear and child-like nostalgia for Autumn/Winter ’17 – what better way to protect oneself from these tumultuous times…

Behind the curtain at Paul Costelloe

American-Irish designer, Paul Costelloe is in my own humble opinion – severely underrated. Not only does the name encompass a family-run design business, with collections that include womenswear, menswear, bags and accessories, homeware, jewellery, eyewear and children’s occasionwear, Costelloe is also a bright leader in the use of hand-crafted, luxurious fabrics combined with cutting edge design,Continue reading “Behind the curtain at Paul Costelloe”

Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s plays host to their first saucy auction – Erotic: Passion & Desire where the boundaries between the sensual and the obscene are gloriously blurred. It’s often said the difference between pornography and erotica is simply a matter of lighting: Forensic attention to sexual details or subtle evocation of mood? “The erotic is a realm whereContinue reading “Erotic: Passion & Desire at Sotheby’s”

Haute Couture’s Relevancy in 2017

In these turbulent times, there is sometimes a need for escapism. Personally, for me, this takes shape in layers of tulle, glittering embroidery and a world so heavily cloaked in artisanal flair that only a real-life princess could accrue such a wardrobe. Such is the world of Haute Couture. Unlike other Fashion Weeks held sixContinue reading “Haute Couture’s Relevancy in 2017”

Paris Haute Couture Week SS17

This season’s couture shows displayed an ode to nostalgia but ultimately, a need to move forward, and none so effective than through loud feminine wiles. Chanel Chanel has traditionally held a spectacle for their shows to compliment the theme, spectacles and sets such as a casino with the Chanel muses playing cards, an airport completeContinue reading “Paris Haute Couture Week SS17”

Members Only: New Club Openings

Take a sneak peek into the world of clubland with our handy guide of the hottest new members club openings… For the fear of missing out: Ned’s Club at The Ned London – Opening early 2017 From Soho House’s Nick Jones and the Sydell Group, owner of Manhattan’s NoMad, The Ned is independent from Soho HouseContinue reading “Members Only: New Club Openings”

The New Influencers: How Luxury Brands are Targeting Millennials

In today’s internet-age, luxury brand’s most effective way to target millennials is through the certified use of ‘influencers’; these are young, like-minded individuals who have reached levels of fame through the use of social media. Gone are the days of becoming rich or famous through reality TV and leaked porn tapes – today’s influencers thankfullyContinue reading “The New Influencers: How Luxury Brands are Targeting Millennials”

Incredibly British Breaks

Who says you need to travel abroad to get the most out of your holiday? Why not staycation in a top luxury hotel across the land of crumpets  –  take a look at my favourite picks… Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire Behold! A 30 bedroom contemporary country house hotel and spa located in the glorious Cotswold countrysideContinue reading “Incredibly British Breaks”

Lagom-Inspired Scandi Retreats

Forget the world of cosy over-indulgence brought to you by Hygge, 2017’s new lifestyle trend is the Swedish concept of “not too much, not too little.” Lagom translates to “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right.” Lead a frugal yet fruitful existence with these top picks of the best Scandi retreats to start afresh… Fjällnäs, Sweden Fjällnäs,Continue reading “Lagom-Inspired Scandi Retreats”

Must-See London Exhibitions of 2017

2017 sees a host of creativity across Britain’s capital, from immersive virtual reality fun to the archived wardrobe of the late Princess Diana, Sufiyeh of The Sybarite serves up something for every taste with our exhibition guide below… Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion May 27 2017-February 18 2018 Cristóbal Balenciaga all but reinvented haute couture in theContinue reading “Must-See London Exhibitions of 2017”