Wonder of The Print World: Taj Mahal

Prints just lift the spirits so. Recently I met someone wearing the delightful orange and zebra print below, by young designer, Charlotte Taylor.  Her bold , fun designs paired with elegant silhouettes always bring a smile to my face. The current collection was inspired by a trip to Rajasthan last year and features traditional Indian techniques and fabrics with icons such as peacocks, sacred cows … Continue reading Wonder of The Print World: Taj Mahal

Hairmazing Hair Sculpture

I have just been to the hairdressers for a trim. I would love to see  my hairdresser’s face if i’d whipped these pics out and said I want “something like this”. These amazing creations and hair sculptures are part of the Tressé Agoche collection, by Haitian-American designer Joanne Petit-Frére. See more of her work at http://www.tresse-agoche.com Continue reading Hairmazing Hair Sculpture

Ndani Selfridges Ituen Basi dolls

World’s Best Department Store, Selfridges Showcases Nigerian Fashion

When I heard about Ndani, a Nigerian fashion pop-up at Selfridges, I was keen to check it out because  A) I practically live in Selfridges  B) I don’t recall ever seeing any African country in the style spotlight to a mainstream audience C) It’s just lovely to see something different. The “tribal” trend is a perennial fashion favourite but very rarely (ever?) is there any … Continue reading World’s Best Department Store, Selfridges Showcases Nigerian Fashion

Stephen Jones headress on Jourdan Dunn

What I Want For Christmas

This is what i want for Christmas. This headdress by milliner extraordinaire, Stephen Jones, as sported by Jourdan Dunn during the Olympics Closing Ceremony. (While i’m at it Jourdan’s face, body and the arm Gandy wouldn’t go amiss but it’s the headdress i want). Despite the fact that I’ve not been naughty, I suspect it will have got lost in Santa’s online shopping delivery. Oh well! … Continue reading What I Want For Christmas

JC Penney Announces Collaboration with Michelle Obama fave, Nigerian Designer, Duro Olowu

Forget H&M collaboration this, and Top Shop collaboration that, finally here’s a masstige collection I’m really excited about. The American chain J C Penney has just announced that its next designer collaboration will be with London-based, Nigerian designer, Duro Olowu.  The collection will include womenswear, stationery and accessories by Iris Apfel, with prices between $10 and $100. The bad news is that JC Penney is … Continue reading JC Penney Announces Collaboration with Michelle Obama fave, Nigerian Designer, Duro Olowu

Skulls, skulls, skulls: style trick or treat?

Way before Halloween and the ghoulish decorations took over the shops I’d noticed how ubiquitous skulls have become. Once the preserve of Goths, bikers and cults, skulls are now so mainstream that M&S and BabyGap have children’s clothing and shoes covered in them.  It seems we just can’t get enough of skulls. Browsing the High Street, you’ll find a plethora of skull plastered products.  I’ve … Continue reading Skulls, skulls, skulls: style trick or treat?