An exhibition about northern style

A new exhibition at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool is one of my must-sees early this year (it’s on until 19 March). North: Identity, Photography, Fashion includes the photographs of Shirley Baker , Alistair McLellan, Elaine Constantine, Corinne Day and Nick Knight. Together with work by designers  Paul Smith, Raf Simons, Peter Saville, stylist Simon Foxton and many more. I grewRead more

Gathered: a beautiful book on flowers by Mary Norden & Polly Wreford

I’m going easy on the Christmas gifts this year. But one thing on my list for a flower-loving friend (who hopefully won’t see this post) and my mum (who definitely won’t see this post) is the new book Gathered by stylist and art director  Mary Norden and photographer Polly Wreford. The pair worked together commercially for manyRead more

Style Inspiration: Walking with Peter Lindbergh

Big coats, flat shoes and beautiful black and white photography. Finally got my hands on a copy of the latest issue of Italian Vogue and am trying to Fika things up today; plenty of coffee and this gorgeous Peter Lindbergh photoshoot should help (you can also see this story on Peter Lindbergh’s website HERE ). In theRead more

Bill Cunningham: the legend

I don’t often re-issue old posts, but here’s one I wrote after seeing Bill Cunningham New York the movie. The original street style photographer died in New York yesterday, aged 87: Here’s a gentleman – and Cunningham is a real gent – who’s been riding up and down the streets of New York for overRead more

Being inspired by the photography of Saul Leiter

If you’ve seen the Todd Haynes’ film Carol these pictures will feel very familiar. Beautifully shot by the cinematographer Ed Lachman, Carol was visually inspired by the work of the late photographer Saul Leiter. Feeling in desperate need of inspiration, myself (it’s true what they say about all work and no play), I took myselfRead more

Style Forever – a New York book signing and talk

Exciting news. I’m going to be talking at a fashion conference and signing books in New York. Hooray. Trailblazers is a symposium at CUNY on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November. Organised by Initiatives in Art and Culture, the event kicks off on Thursday 12 November with an evening reception for legendary Studio 54 photographer Ron Galella, at Broadway gallery,Read more

Charlotte Tilbury’s Norman Parkinson collection

Jerry Hall’s first Vogue cover in 1975 (styled by Grace Coddington) was photographed by Norman Parkinson in Montego Bay. I’m quite old-school when it comes to fashion photography – as you can see by my ‘Fab Photos’ board on Pinterest –  and this happens to be one of my favourite pictures, ever. So. I’m, er, made-up thatRead more

Winter hats by Olga Chernysheva

Have we reached Peak Selfie yet? Hopefully, if the work of Russian artist Olga Chernysheva is anything to go by. The 51-year-old has taken a series of street style photos of the backs of the heads of anonymous women wearing woolly hats. In Moscow. Unlike the usual selfie/street style shot, these images are taken withoutRead more

Sharing the Love

Photo: Tim Walker Guess what…I’ve been Blog Spotted. Stopped on two separate occasions by That’s Not My Age fans (That’s Not My Agers?). Once in a very crowded south London bar/restaurant while fighting my way to the door; I was ranting about the benefits of staying in, when a beautiful, stylish woman grabbed my armRead more

Inspirational women: 100 Leading Ladies by Nancy Honey

  Wendy Dagworthy Nancy Honey’s portraits of 100 Leading Ladies is a brilliant reason to visit Somerset House. Not that I ever need a reason to visit one of London’s finest buildings (with the obligatory pit stop for coffee at Fernandez & Wells). The award-winning photographer  – who sold her house to fund this projectRead more