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