Style Forever: the grown-up guide to looking fabulous

That Is My Book. Writing Style Forever was such a whirlwind last summer (polite phrase), I still can’t quite believe it happened. I’ve been asked several times recently if I’m excited, and the honest answer is, ‘No. Not at the minute’. The Waterstones website has just told me there are 36 days to publication, so maybe it’sRead more

The Loulou de la Falaise book

  All that extreme reading and writing about style , last year, left me feeling a bit ‘fashioned out’. Then along came the fabulous Loulou de la Falaise monograph by Ariel de Ravenel and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. Published by Rizzoli, it’s a beautiful coffee table book filled with over 400 wonderful photographs of the Yves Saint Laurent accessories designerRead more

En Brogue an interview with Hannah Rochell

Photo: en brogue Being a flat shoe lover, I’m pleased to see a new(ish) book by Hannah Rochell author of En Brogue the blog ‘for people who love stylish footwear without the pain, bunions and back problems’. Such a good idea. The book, described as ‘ a girl’s guide to flat shoes’, includes Hannah’s gorgeous hand drawnRead more

Style inspiration: Donna Tartt

Having shirts dry-cleaned is a habit I picked up off Manhattan Brother. After spending many years perfecting the ‘front-only’ ironing technique, the grab-and-go potential of a freshly laundered shirt feels like a natural progression. I bet Donna Tartt gets her huge collection of white shirts professionally cleaned. I’m finding her buttoned-up, androgynous style, quite chicRead more

70s Style and Design: Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop

A special mention this week for the lovely Dominic Lutyens, 48, who together with co-author Kirsty Hislop has just published a book on 70s style and design. Lutyens is a brilliant arts journalist who writes regularly for Elle Decoration, Vogue, The Observer, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. The equally lovely Hislop, is a writerRead more