Ascot: Crimes Against Millinery

     The 2012 Royal Ascot has come to a close and you may have already seen some of the atrocious fashions posted in the news.  You probably don’t know that I am a dedicated hat lover with a vast collection.  I was trained in historical millinery by master theatrical milliner Jane Smith, whose work … Continue reading

Orschel-Read SS13

      Although womenswear is flooded with an array of choice, menswear options are still far more limited.  Enter London based menswear designer Stefán Orschel-Read. I’ve known Stefán since he first moved to London about 8 years ago. We were both working in a shop in Camden, attending Uni and having fun going out and dressing … Continue reading

Luxury with a Conscience

          Tonight I managed to peel my eyes away from my lingerie designs and found myself in Knightsbridge at the launch of Amrapali’s stunning and bold Zambian emerald collection, PANNA.  I’ve included the colourful invite, thought it was too cute! Anyway, these luxury Indian jewelers produced the collection in collaboration with the ethical gemstone company Gemfields. … Continue reading