This is what I’m calling my fancy outfit, aka vaguely more dressed up than usual. I’m really really into how my Nike Frees go with anything, I’d usually wear this outfit with smarter shoes, like my silver ones, but it totally works with the trainers and gives it a more modern look.
Uniqlo knitwear is [...]
I started this series to try and stop me from flopping into bed with make up on and waking up with a scarecrow face. It’s not a regular habit, but still, with drawers full of creams it seems stupid not to use them. January is a real doozy of a month, face-wise. Endless grey skies, [...]
January is so the month that everyone just plods through, with gritted teeth and glumly clutching resolutions. Unless you’re one of those charmed people who go to the Caribbean to catch some winter sun, in which case you’re not allowed to read this blog. I’m remembering wearing JUST a t-shirt and jeans, do you know [...]
Resolutions are corny, every year I would see everyone doing a dry January or resolving to get fit and think ‘why on earth would you want to do that in the most miserable month?’ but this year I’m unashamedly joining the self-improvers and going full pelt with trad resolutions. Although if you ever catch me [...]
I don’t know whether it’s having family in London and not having to trek home or just being lazy, but I always leave my Christmas shopping to the last minute. Can you believe I haven’t bought a thing? Yep. But then I have made a colour-coded spreadsheet of the food we’re eating, so, priorities. After [...]
It’s pretty much that time of year, where everything feels sparkly and cosy and you think… ‘oh shit, I need to start buying Christmas presents’. I was idly looking up presents for myself because that’s how I roll when I stumbled on Martine Wester at H Samuel. Lucky find because Martine Wester’s jewellery is great [...]
Planning a full Venice post, but here’s a gif of some of my favourite moments. The Biennale was great, the two highlights that nearly made me cry were S.S. Hangover by Ragnar Kjartansson, a beautiful piece featuring a brass band on a boat and Jeremy Deller’s British Pavillion which included the English Magic video.
My love for moisturising or ‘hydrashe’ has become a bit of a joke, to the point that I’ll start singing ‘I would wear 500 creams and I would wear 500 more!’ to the tune of that Proclaimers song. Vichy’s Idéalia Life Serum is one of those 500 creams, a rich and moisturising serum that you [...]
Super-cute video on the making of Mulberry’s LFW invites, cute little Wedgewood cup and saucer sets.
As you read this I am in sunny Venice, most likely drinking a negroni and enjoying Jeremy Deller‘s exhibition at the Biennale. Two of my favourite things! Check my Instagram for smugadicci updatatorrini.
This week I got some new shoes c/o [...]
Antipodium London Fashion Week SS14
Antipodium is another of the cherry-picked shows I attend at London fashion week. Their Somerset House presentation was so tucked away I nearly missed it, but thankfully arrived just in time to see a waft of pleated metallic organza, shocking pink houndstooth and some brilliant tailoring.
This season Geoffrey J Finch [...]