Just at the end of last year I headed up to Northampton to visit the Grenson factory. Northampton has been associated with footwear and shoemaking for hundreds of years, records show a Cordwainers street back in 1200. Alison, Grenson’s PR, sent me instructions on how to get there but I decided to cycle (small aside, [...]
I’m still on a high from a blissful weekend spent in Copenhagen visiting the amazing Fiona aka #goonsquad, with Sarah and Helen. I have been known to rant on about how much I hate minibreaks, the totally tourist aspect makes me cringe HARD, so it was a delight to be taken around the city by [...]
Every once in a while I get in a funk with cycling, this time round I’m blaming the neverending winter (for this and everything else) and a lingering cold. I just can’t muster up the will to get on my bike right now. I’m happy to let this happen -peaks and troughs and all that [...]
When I used to live in Brighton many moons ago, I often saw this man walking down the London Road, the shabbier end of town. Even in my student days I fully recognised this man was a living legend but I was too scared to approach him. This summer on the way to my friend’s [...]
I met Charles Olive through mutual friends and it was always lovely to have someone to talk fashion with so when he mentioned earlier this year that he was launching a label of bow ties I went and scoped out his studio and had a chat with him about how it all got started.
Fashion GIFs (and GIFs in general) are one of my big loves, who can resist a sexy combination of old-school internet LOLs and fashwan? Fashion is often all about slickness or aspiration and can take itself quite seriously, but GIFify some fashion shots and it immediately humanises and contextualises it which makes fashion much more [...]
The gladly defunct London Lite paper had a genius section called Get It Off Your Text, where a seemingly bonkers cross-section of Londoners could send their rants via the medium of SMS. This product selection is dedicated to you, you lovely bunch of nutters.
Getting It Off Their Texts here are Antoni & Alison with [...]
There’s nothing that lets down an outfit like cheap tights with runs or a baggy, loose knit. I hate cheap tights, you can immediately tell a pair of £2 opaques or snaggy sheers.
Falke’s Cotton Touch tights have an ultra-fine, ultra-smooth knit that looks just as good as your average nylon opaque, but with the [...]
Land’s End have come up trumps with the perfect breton, I’ve been looking for a few months for a very specific kind of stripe. It had to be cotton, a thick, stiff knit with a slouchy kind of cool. The kind where, if you roll up the sleeves a little they stay put like a [...]
This week has the dubious honour of Busiest Week Since Records Began, starting off with a nice post-Dunwich Dynamo buzz, a trip to Dublin and ending on two hours’ sleep for a shoot that began at the crack of dawn. Phew.Check out this gorgeous tweefest, loving trying the La Sardina Lomo camera. It’s a preview [...]