News From May 2013

a fond fare thee well

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You wouldn't expect anything less from party planning dream team Lucy and Lindsey. Posies of pink carnations and sprigs of rosemary. Rickety garden chairs and vintage votives. Potted prawns and rhubarb meringue. Even a mighty fine Victoria sponge baked by Rob. Yes, womenswear's grand marble table played host to a surprise dinner party fit for a very special person indeed - our gorgeous Olivia, off to study law no less, to whom we wish only the very, very best.

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Vintage Home

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Sarah Moore tagged her flag to a vintage pole many moons ago. Here amid the gorgeous pages of her new book Vintage Home we find words of wisdom, practical project ideas and plenty of inspiration. From tips on rummaging at markets and painting floorboards to lampshades four ways and make your own linen water, this is the book you need to achieve all vintage things - from cunning and thrify finishing touches to complete room by room overhauls.

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Edwin Surplus in short supply

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Keeping you on your toes with this latest offering from Edwin. Going by the name of Surplus, it's a neat little collection of just fifteen styles, each limited to a run of just 200 pieces a pop. As minimal and functional as it gets, it's Edwin's take on workaday wear, pieces sure to be your everday uniform. Constructed from hand picked, premium fabrics including Japanese selvage denim, organic denim, technical fine ripstop and a generous offering of coloured twill. Clean and simple shirts, slacks, coats and shorts with a price tag shouting amazing value. No time to sit on the fence here folks... 

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Think pink

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Has to be the colour of the season in womenswear. From candy to peachy to fluro, there's a shade here to suit every style and skin tone. 

01 Rivieras  | 02 0039 Italy Shirt  |  03 J Brand Jeans  |  04 Necklace  |  05 Beck Sondergaard Scarf  |  06 Paul & Joe Nail Polish

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Lazy Oaf Laughs

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We love hearing the sniggers coming from the stationery department right now. Can only mean one thing. Lazy Oaf haven't lost their touch when it comes to delivering hysterical cards. From small beginnings hand printing t-shirts in her dad's East End garage eleven years ago, Gemma Shiel's super cool pop graphics label has built a huge following of loyal 'oafs' and 'oafettes', including us. Slightly odd, never for a moment dull and always borderline too rude, the world of Oaf still has us laughing.

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our new crafting obsession

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We're all partial to a bit of gift-wrapping geekery here, but Lucy is truly the gift-wrapping queen. Her parcels always a work of art; she even sets up a gift-wrapping station in her house come Christmas. But look at this. Our new crafting obsesssion. Rosette Art by Cathe Holden: Instructions and Papers for Beautiful Rosettes to Share, Wear, and Display. We think we might just manage to steal the crown with this at our disposal...

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Joining the Danish contingent...

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Seems our current thing for all things Danish just doesn't want to die. Our latest squeeze, Pernille Corydon, do that special Scandi thing in a fine line of bling. Just the right amount of pretty and delicate, stylish and simple. Oh and we do always fall for a star!

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in spirit and in style

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Dreaming of far off places? Let this lovely lot from womenswear newcomer Rabens Saloner take you there. In spirit if nothing else. And frankly we're happy with that because this is a collection that says I've been to far-flung exotic places but I'm perfectly capable of slotting into everyday life.

Maybe it's because designer Birgitte Raben Olrik divides her time between Copenhagen and her most beautiful house in Thailand. We can see inspiration from both. Oversized striped mohair jumpers, super cool gold lurex slouchy chinos and a pallette of pink and grey lend the laid back Danish feel while the loose fitting linen pieces and tie dye silk have jetted in from some dreamy sun drenched location. 

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New New Balance

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Sneakers people. Only the most classic of them all. All American heritage. British made. Here's introducing the classic 670 in grey/ navy and red/navy, plus the 577 now in brown.

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the art of not trying

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It's quite a skill. Dressing without trying to. Or at least appearing not to. It's something we all know the French excel at so we're most pleased to now have Paris Street Style at our disposal. The work of French journalist and personal stylist Isobelle thomas and photograher Frederique Veysset, this great little book gets to the bottom of that elusive je ne sais quoi. Expect pages of inspiring and beautiful photos of real people wearing their real clothes - from trendy to timeless, yet always simple and unfussy - plus plenty of guidance on pullig off that I-just-threw it-on-in-moments-flat look, without having to try too hard.

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