Borrowed From The Boys

Sam Rollinson / Chanel Boyfriend Watch

Sam Rollinson for Chanel

My love of a white shirt is well documented, as is my penchant for slightly androgynous styling, and Chanel’s campaign for its new timepiece taps into this ‘borrowed from the boys’ aesthetic just perfectly.

The Boy.Friend, described by the French house as a blend of “…confidence and daintiness, boldness and restraint” is the first masculine inspired watch designed by the company especially for women, and will be available in Chanel stores from September.

Sam Rollison / Chanel Boyfriend Watch

In the meantime, take a look at the other images from this gorgeous campaign here.

Search Instagram using the hashtag #meetmyboyfriend

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Too Cool for School

Costume National / Fall 2015 Campaign

Costume National Autumn/Winter 2015 Campaign

What do you get if you shoot a black and white campaign with a rock and roll vibe? One that’s going to catch my eye that’s for sure!  And Costume National’s advertisements for autumn/winter 2015 certainly did that.

Costume National / Fall 2015 Campaign

Featuring American model Leila Goldkuhl and shot by British photographer Glen Luchford, the campaign showcases all the elements that appeal to my fashion sensibility – androgyny, tailoring, a slim silhouette and ‘too cool for school’ styling.

Costume National / Fall 2015 Campaign

Costume National’s forthcoming collection first caught my eye back in the spring, when a shot of a moodboard backstage at the label’s Milan show appeared online. The company is now some 30 years old, and in recent years had fallen from my radar.  But this autumn/winter season, with a collection the designer Ennio Capasa dubbed ‘Reset’, sees the brand return to its minimalist roots, and firmly back into my fashion fold.

See Costume National’s autumn/winter 2015 collection here

Image Credits: Fashion Gone Rogue

Fashion on Film

Fashion films, or to be more precise, videos shot as part of a house’s seasonal campaign, can, in my opinion, be very hit and miss.

Unlike a print campaign, where it’s the reader who largely determines the narrative, a film requires the makers to take the viewer on a journey, and often that journey can be a rather strange one – pre-Christmas adverts for perfume immediately spring to mind.

I find that very often those ‘strange’ journeys, or storylines, detract from the clothes the films are designed to promote, and not in a good way, and so it’s not unusual for me to switch off most films well before they’ve finished.

However, the video I’ve posted here, shot by Bruce Weber as part of Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2015/6 campaign, held my attention to the very end. It’s shot in black and white, which peaked my interest instantly (my love of monochrome is no secret) and the fact that it also stars model favourite of mine Freja Beha Erichsen certainly helped.  But what blue me away most, was how much the clothes stood out and took centre stage, where of course they should be.

The patterns, textures and finishes seem to just ‘pop’ from the screen, and the atmosphere created by the film, as well as  the sultry hair and makeup, give the clothes an edge which I’ve instantly fallen for.  I may be succumbing to Louis’ charms…

More like this please!

100 Years of Fashion in a Flash!

If you’ve got two minutes to spare, then this great little video is definitely worth a watch.

Mode|Glam have tracked the trends from 1915 to 2015 by styling and restyling the same model, showcasing how fashion has changed across the decades.

It’s interesting how the looks from the 1970s and 1990s still seem so relevant today, but not surprising given that both eras seem to be among designers’ current ‘favourites’ in terms of inspiration.

And it’s also abundantly clear from the film just how much hair and make up play their part in defining each decade, although maybe that eighties look is just a touch over the top…

What do you think?

What’s Beautiful Now…

The Face / T Magazine

It’s essential to feel beautiful to oneself. Not in an egotistical way, but in a self-loving way. To look in the mirror and say, ‘you’re beautiful, I love who you are, because you are me.’  Amber Valletta

These are my four favourite shots from ‘The Face’, a recent Craig McDean shoot for T Magazine.  Mica Arganaraz, Amber Valletta, Stella Tenant and Edie Campbell are among eleven models who, according to the publication, define beauty today.

Here’s more from Amber Valletta, talking on set about beauty and women’s changing role in the world…

See the full shoot featuring all eleven models, and including video footage of Andreja Pejic, Edie Campbell and Amilna Estevao here.  

Images: T Magazine

The Seasonless Wardrobe

The Seasonless Wardrobe / High St Magazine July 2015

High St Magazine – Issue 5

Summer is finally here!  So are you breathing a sigh of relief or taking a deep breath?  Has shedding your winter layers left you cold, so to speak, or are you loving the sartorial freedom of these long hot sunny days?   Julie Hurst

The latest issue of High St magazine is out now!  And you can read my Seasonless Wardrobe article in full here