Saturday, 25 June 2016

‘Portraits on Canvas’ by The Sartorialist for Canvas by Lands’ End™

Lands’ End has partnered with Scott Schuman, founder of The Sartorialist, to create “Portraits on Canvas”, the first release in a series of photographs and videos that capture the new Canvas by Lands’ End™ Collection.

The “Portraits on Canvas” campaign will continue with each season’s collection launch and will be shot in different cities around the world.
 In this first introduction, shot in the streets of New York City, Schuman used a diverse group of people, chosen through a public casting call, who mixed their own personal style with pieces from the Canvas by Lands’ End collection.

 The resulting images are an expression of both Schuman’s originality and the models’ individuality. The street style imagery shows how the collection can be incorporated for various occasions in any part of the world.
 The campaign will be featured on the Lands’ End website and social media channels as well as on The Sartorialists platforms with a continuing dialogue on #CanvasPortraits.
 Renowned worldwide for his work on iconic collaborations with global brands, Scott Schuman said, “I had the chance to shoot a great and diverse cast of people for our first edition of ‘Portraits on Canvas’, here in New York.

 We found a lot of wonderful young women through the casting call-out and mixed their personal style with pieces from Canvas by Lands’ End. I came away from this project feeling that we captured a sense of the incredible diversity of styles in New York.

For me, it was great to see a collection coming from a strong heritage brand looking so fresh and new. Through the styling of the collection to the details, they are carving a new path for such a well-known, classic American brand.”
 Canvas by Lands’ End was launched in April 2016. The inspirational new fashion collection for men and women, influenced by the freedom of artistic expression, features a white label symbolizing the ability to personally create one’s own canvas.

To view the “Portraits on Canvas” project, please visit:

Sunday, 19 June 2016


Experimentation is at the heart of the Pre-spring 17 collection, which draws inspiration from the creative process itself.

Versatile, adaptive pieces form looks that can cross seasons, in a colour palette that moves from ice cream pastel tones to bold, energetic stripes, prints and textured neutrals.

 Fabric itself is taken as a starting point, with particular attention paid to the fabric mills and factories of Italy that Ports 1961 works with.

With a nod to the heritage of the house, the label’s Made in Italy and Work in Progress insignia are reworked to become central components of individual garments.

 Woven jacquards, cottons and silk fil coupé offer an evolved take on traditional shirting and outerwear. Sporty stripes pay heed to a buoyant, spirited mood.

 Glossy coated cotton in a rich brown features on a cocoon coat.

Everywhere there is a sense of challenging the norm with lighthearted grace, subverting our expectations of what femininity and elegance can look like.
 Playful elements such as patchwork motifs, collaged pieces and cut-outs advance the inherent adaptability of the brand’s classic shapes.

A shrunken raincoat features cut-outs which allows it to be worn as a cape over the shoulders.

The tape traditionally used in the construction of raincoats is repurposed into a medium for decoration, as scribbled lips appear joyfully on bonded cotton coats and Breton striped sweaters

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Jess Wright at Ascot - Exact Match


Supermodel Chanel Iman attended the Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne bottle unveiling in NYC on June 14th, wearing PORTS 1961 Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 knit fringed dress.


The Alize Jacket, reimagined this season as an Altuzarra Perfecto in supple leather with lacing details, is paired with a day-dress in vibrant contrast lace overlay, setting the playful and spontaneous tone of the season.

 Plaid silk prints in bleached scarlet and royal blue are applied to an Altuzarra staple, the shirtdress, hinting at the previous spring season’s tie-dye pieces

The line between daywear and loungewear is blurred, with slips worn over waifish knits.
 For evening, chantilly lace tops and dresses in feminine yet whimsical colours.

 The Ghianda accessories collection continues to expand this season, offering the new Soft Clutch in calf and python skins which transition seamlessly from day to night.

 Introducing a newly fashioned conical heel, the shoe collection is as alluring as it is sexy, with sandals, zip-up booties and pumps in natural and coloured python

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


 The common or garden pansy is the starting point for the latest Christopher Kane Resort Collection. Here, the flower shapes the clothing quite literally in terms of the cut and fit of some of the garments, but it is perhaps the flower’s symbolic role that ultimately transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary for Christopher and Tammy Kane.

 The floral motif is approached in a hyper-real, larger-than-life way; photo prints unfurl around the body and dictate an overall organic sense to the shape of silhouettes.
The domestic, graphic, yet sophisticated precision of gingham becomes the main man-made equivalent of the floral motif. Revisiting the beauty and honesty of the fabric from the designer’s Spring-Summer 2010 collection, the check is approached in a variety of new ways that includes the fabric and pattern hybridised with eveningwear and transposed to accessories.

Layered, new forms of knit also echo these checks with the painstaking application of integrally knitted beads to transparent yarns. While a handcrafted, elevated approach to the everyday continues in the Lesage embroidered slips. Shimmering, iridescent leather and sequins add a Disney-like, animated sheen and lightness to the collection,

“The pansy seems so simple, so everyday; it just came into my head to use it as the basis for a collection,” says Christopher Kane. “There is a purity of shape, following the outline of the flower in the over-sized photo prints, and these are clothes that we wanted to keep close to the freshness of our hand-made toiles. When I researched the pansy more, it took on a deeper meaning; it stands for thoughtfulness and is ultimately a symbol of freethinking. The idea of freethinking is very important to the way I work, and it’s more essential to fashion than ever. It’s not about referencing, or marketing, it’s about doing what you think is right, working instinctively and wanting to make clothes that other people will believe in and respond to instinctively. I wanted the collection to have that, to be simple, skilful and meaningful.”

Warby Parker's third and Final Collection of Their #SeeSummerBetter Campaign

Summer's finally coming around, and you know what that means it's time for!
Shades that keep you cool and keep you looking cool.

 The Warby Parker #SeeSummerBetter collection has launched, and you should definitely check it out if you're looking for a pair.

They have glasses and sunglasses at reasonable prices, and they give a pair to those in need for every pair purchased!

 Whether you're looking for a retro or contemporary style, they really have it all -- let me know in the comments which pair you like the best!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Sophie Ellis-Bextor raises high fashion stakes at Ascot for Appletiser

Sophie is collaborating with Appletiser, the official soft drink of Ascot, to mark its 50th birthday having first appeared in 1966. She is the muse for five looks from five decades,including a black and white, newspaper print mini-dress, inspired by the swinging sixties and structured black and red polka dot pencil skirt suit, bringing to life the fierce fashion of the eighties.

 Each outfit was accessorised with a vintage bottle of Appletiser from that decade.  Known for her love of vintage clothes and distinct personal style,
Sophie Ellis-Bextor said, “I’ve loved looking back at the Ascot fashions of the last five decades with Appletiser. I didn’t realise the style of each decade was so distinctive, but once the hair and make-up was added, I felt like I was transported back in time. An iconic look to me is one that looks stylish and very of the moment; effortless and not too premeditated. When it comes to clothes, I always think it’s better to have tried and failed, then to play it safe.”

  Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s outfits were bespoke designs, created by Olwen Bourke and inspired by iconic styles of each decade.
Sophie gives her views on each look: 1960s “The 1960s is my favourite decade. I have lots of vintage 60s clothes. It’s a playful era, full of bold and daring prints. There’s a real sense of adventure – put it on and off you go!”
 1970s “To me, the 1970s were glam and more grown up. The longer lines, big bellowing sleeves and free flowing skirts were the epitome of bohemian chic.”
 1980s “When I think of the 1980s, I think of power dressing and tailoring. It was all about strong silhouettes, pencil skirts and high heels.”
 1990s “I was a teenager in the 1990s and this is when I first became aware of fashion. This look, in particular, is quite grown up but really flattering.”
 2000s “The look we’ve created for the noughties is quite simple, but the hat really adds drama to the outfit. I love hats but I hardly ever get to wear them. It’s the perfect outfit for Ascot.”

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Chloe Grace Moretz fronts Coach Watches new Delancey Collection Campaign

With rounded, open lugs and no hard edges, the delicate-looking Delancey watch echoes the softly shaped hardware used on Coach’s key handbag styles.
Soft fluid bracelets complement the feminine look of this slender case design.

 The classic yet modern case and dial recall the heritage of the Coach brand with a decidedly New York edge.
Delancey dials are a soft white accented with a heritage Coach horse and carriage emblem and delicate open hands.
Available in stainless steel, stainless steel mesh with rose gold-plated case and rose-gold tone case and bracelet.
 14502260 – Stainless Steel Bracelet / £195
14502266 – Stainless Steel and Rose Gold Tone Mesh Bracelet / £195
 14502262 – Rose Gold Tone Bracelet / £195 Product

Details: Case Size available in 36mm. Quartz Movement. 3H. Stainless-steel bracelet (sizeable), Gold-plated bracelet (sizeable) and, Rose-gold plated (sizeable). Mineral crystals. Water resistant 99 feet. Two-year limited warranty. Manufactured by Movado. Coach Watches

 Stockist Details: Coach Watches available from Ernest Jones, Selfridges, Watch Shop


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