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March 2008

The Sphinx of Fashion
The Sphinx of Fashion

The thirties in Paris seems to have been a good time for female designers as Lanvin, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Vionnet and Madame Gr√®s all were in their glory years, doing different things and cornering different markets.  Of this five, Chanel has flourished, Lanvin has been successfully revitalised, Vionnet has been through...

Tone down the Tights
Tone down the Tights

What to do with many a pair of tights from Tightsplease.....?  The quite scary Automatic Layering Reponse aka ALR, kicks in and with some sheer/white tights over the bright/neon ones, varying effects can be produced.  They seem to add this 3-D dimension to normal opaque tights which make your legs...

Exactitudes
Exactitudes

You might have heard about or seen photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek's ongoing project 'Exactitudes', whereby they have been snapping photos of people since 1994 in locations all over the world, focusing on people in particular 'style tribes'.  You end up asking whether individuality actually exists because by...

Where is that beach?
Where is that beach?

Yesterday at the bStore sample sale (doh, I went a day too late as the talk amongst the fash shops in Soho was that the REAL gems were in on Friday morning.... drat...), I must have been really thinking ahead to sunnier times because I basically picked up an outfit...