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The New Male Fashionista


Leather flooring, oak panels, swish sofas that wouldn't look out of place in an expensive hotel: the new men's shoe department in London's flagship Selfridges store clearly means business.

In The Temple of Shoes

Macy's Herald Square

There's no question that women love shoes, and for all sorts of good reasons. They can make an outfit, make a woman four inches taller, or help perfect a walk.

Lauren Laverne On Wearing Purple

Purple Bedroom Header

Purple always makes me think of Jenny Joseph's poem 'Warning' ("When I am an old woman I shall wear purple/With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me/And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves/And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter").

Strike A Pose

TimWalker Header

If you love the theatre and the magic of fashion photography, then you simply can not miss the Tim Walker : Story Teller exhibition, running now through the 27th of January at Somerset House on the Strand.

The 007 Guide to Personal Brand

Daniel Craig As James Bond

Fifty years on, James Bond has still got it. I’m not talking about his penchant for fast cars and fancy women (though that’s still there too), but rather, his steadfast personal brand. 007 remains cool, confident and immaculately dressed in Skyfall (released this Friday) – even after his shenanigans on top of moving trains.

Handbags and Man Bags

Aspinal Cavalry Messenger Bag

My dear reader. Let us settle down after a scorching summer for a festive autumn season full of smouldering and sophisticated delights.

The Eye Has to Travel [REVIEW]

Diana Vreeland

Who was Diana Vreeland? A fashionista extraordinaire, a former fashion magazine columnist and editor, and a one woman fashion bible who literally wrote the book, Diana Vreeland was to fashion what Bill Gates was to computers.


Vibrant Chain Long Necklace

Lauren Laverne on style: affordable jewellery

Salvador Dalí once opined: "The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant." I make a point never to argue with surrealist geniuses (for one thing, it's exhausting: "It is a pipe, René; it just is… OK, not, like, an actual pipe… Yes, but who would even think it was?… I AM CALM").

Dark Skin Beauty

Beauty: oils for oily skin

'A good facial oil will have the same visual effect as dubbin on an old leather boot – lines and wrinkles are plumped, the surface is smoother, more supple'