Fashion report: Now and next

Fashion report: Now and next

What to wear now Spring/Summer 2017 is already shaping up to be a memorable season for the style set. Samantha Cameron’s fashion label, Cefinn, has received a warm reception from consumers and retailers who’ve admired her eye for smart dressing. The initial 36-piece collection is reassuringly minimalist and ageless; however,...

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Wham! 80s Fashion returns

Wham! 80s Fashion returns

What I most admire about fashion trend revivals is their perfect timing. Only emerging confidently in the knowledge the vast majority of those original clothes from the first wave have been safely disposed of. This smooth tactic ensures no-one has anything worthwhile left to salvage from the back of the...

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Designer sample sale at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Designer sample sale at Chelsea Old Town Hall

A one day, pop-up designer sample sale will take place on Saturday 28th January at the Chelsea Old Town Hall. On sale will be womenswear, menswear and accessorise at 50-90% off the recommended retail place featuring many well-known designer brands as well as new, upcoming brands. Sofia French, Ralph Lauren,...

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Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall

Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Old Town Hall will host this year’s Desire Fair from 3-5 March. Visitors can purchase directly from some of Britain’s best contemporary designer makers at the mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event. Desire presents visitors with a choice of around 90 individual jewellers and silversmiths who have been selected for their superb and...

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Dandy out in the cold

Dandy out in the cold

It was a tradition that although you would keep good suits, tweeds, evening wear, etc… for practically a lifetime and maybe even longer, an overcoat would be looked on as having to be replaced each season when it reaches a moribund state. It’s true that a couple or so years of...

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Cashmere Accessories: The Ultimate Winter Warmers

Cashmere Accessories: The Ultimate Winter Warmers

“I do not believe in God. I believe in cashmere” Fran Lebowitz, author and cultural commentator, once famously said; there are many who’d agree with her. Here’s how to embrace a little softness during these colder months.     Scottish cashmere is some of the finest around. Brora balances on-trend...

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Peru inspires British fashion

Peru inspires British fashion

Yet again, Peruvian influences are spreading across London. It was only a few years ago that the capital’s culinary scene was inspired by Peru, but the fashion industry is no stranger to Peru either. Several clothing and accessory brands are using the country’s artisans for inspiration or collaborations this winter....

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Christmas party One Night Stand

Christmas party One Night Stand

Hiring formal dresses and suits has never been easier, with retailers embracing our changing tastes and dress codes, along with the ever-present fear of being seen in the same outfit twice. One Night Stand Based in Chelsea Manor Studios, has provided luxury dress hire, by appointment only, to clients from...

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Bespoke styling and shopping with London’s designer concierges

Bespoke styling and shopping with London’s designer concierges

London hotels are now flocking to offer unique shopping experiences, acknowledging that guests want more than directions to the nearest boutique. Enter the designer concierges. Stylist Rachel Anthony has recently launched a private styling service for guests of the London Hilton on Park Lane (www.hilton.com). She’s normally found styling celebrities...

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Guide to your luxury Autumn/Winter 2016 wardrobe

Guide to your luxury Autumn/Winter 2016 wardrobe

Multiple Choice            They say the customer is always right, and this season you have more choices than ever when it comes to key pieces. Burberry’s new snake obsession involves genuine python trench coats (£4,995 – in bright green or mineral blue) and printed alternatives in...

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