Paris Fashion Week Autumn 2015: The good, the bad and the ugly

Paris presented effortlessness, stealth wealth and minimalism for Autumn/Winter 2015. The main idea I got from the collections was of a woman who doesn’t feel that she should prove herself to anyone. Never complain, never explain. Feeling good in your skin and presenting your genuine self to the world are wonderful trends to close Paris ... Read more

Syriza Style: New politics, new fashion trends

Have you noticed Greece’s new prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ unbuttoned collars? At his swearing-in ceremony in the Presidential Palace in Athens, the leader of the radical left Syriza party said he wouldn’t wear a tie until Greece rises out of debt. A strong political and fashion statement. The “no tie” dress code is not Tsipras’ ... Read more

The Divine Marchesa Casati exhibition in Venice

The Divine Marchesa is a strange exhibition about a strange person. Marchesa Luisa Casati was an exaggerator, a liar, a living work of art. The exhibition at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice captures her spirit in that it’s just as elusive. If you’re wondering why there’s never been an exhibition dedicated to the Marchesa before, ... Read more

Haute couture is not for you

With six-figure price tags and clothes sewn by hand to perfection, haute couture is hopelessly detached from the "real" world. Haute couture is not for you. It's not for me. This is the mistake we make when reviewing haute couture collections the same way we review ready-to-wear. Haute couture is not for us. We’re terribly ... Read more