Thursday 22nd August, 2013 -
I have thousands of images on my computer from several dozens of events over the past few months. Many of them end up on the blog, many don’t, including some great ones. I found these and thought I would share them with you. It is from earlier in the year when I went down to see Ralph Lauren’s autumn and winter 2013 collections which will now be hitting the stores. It was such a special experience. Inside the press showroom on New Bond Street, it is charming and most enticing. The press showroom is huge. When I write huge, I really do mean HUGE. It was also beautiful and luxurious, with very politely spoken men dressed in white uniform serving food and drinks. It was very much like living the Ralph Lauren lifestyle – very, very clever.
Dear Ralph Lauren,
It was truly a joy viewing your beautiful autumn and winter 2013/14 collections. Your entire press team made me feel very much at home – it was an absolute pleasure to be in your company. Thank you very much for having me.
Tuesday 6th August, 2013 -
From many trips to the Neue Galerie, Tory Burch spoke of being inspired by Art Nouveau – from Gustav Klimt to René Lalique for her designs. The collection for the next few months is decorated by insects – with large dragonflies in gold, and jewelled houseflies adding some sparkle. There is nothing quite like velvet to add a touch of elegance.
Thursday 11th April, 2013 -
I think looking at these images will surprise a few people as when it comes to Dr Martens, most people think of the classic smooth leather boots in simple colours. There actually is a huge range of styles using grain leather, suede, faux croc leather, velvet, studs and even embroidery. Shown above are the shoes available to buy in the autumn. I can’t quite decide which ones are my favourites but I especially like the brogues!