· Reconciling my love of royal fashion with the cost and sometimes controversy of a royal wardrobe · As you’ve probably noticed if you read my blog, I love royal fashion. I love following what the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex wear, along with other royals such as Queen Letizia of Spain or Crown Princess … More The Weighted Royal Wardrobe
· Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A · One can imagine that an exhibition on Christian Dior will serve up serious style and ladylike elegance. But one might not expect just exactly the immersive nature of an exhibition on Dior put on by the Musée de Arts Decoratifs and the Victoria and Albert … More Dreaming with Dior
Okay, so this may be our favorite fashion inspiration theory to date. At Balenciaga’s AW19 show Sunday, the label debuted a necklace that featured a large “B” on a chain and Tatler is suggesting that it was inspired by the infamous pearl necklace worn … More Fashion Moment: Balenciaga’s Anne Boleyn Necklaces
When Pantone declared 2019 the year of “Living Coral” they were spot on. However, perhaps not quite in the way they intended. While Pantone was referring to the colour of the year, it seems the couture runways have run with the idea, too. While many designers used the bright pink colour Pantone referred to, designers … More Fashion Moment: Living Coral
· Fashioned from Nature at the V&A · In October, BBC Three premiered an episode of Stacey Dooley Investigates on the fashion industry. Titled “Fashion’s Dirty Secrets,” Dooley looked into the exploitative practices of the fashion industry with special emphasis on its environmental impact. It’s hard for me to believe that there are people out there who … More Natural Style?
· A review of the 2016 documentary · In 2016, British Vogue celebrated its 100th anniversary. The British offshoot of the famed fashion magazine started during World War I when the fighting halted the import of Vogue to its British readers. Instead of going without the arbiter of taste and culture, Condé Nast conceived a British … More Inside British Vogue
As the recession hit, Italy’s government found that they couldn’t afford to pay for restoration and upkeep of some of their most prized monuments. It was a conundrum because these sights also bring in lucrative tourists. In an unprecedented move, the fashion industry stepped up. The list of designers hailing from Italy is endless, and … More Fashion Moment: Sartorial Charity