Selfridges Shakespeare ReFashioned

Shakespeare meets fashion and tech at Selfridges

Is this a handbag which I see before me, its handle towards my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Nah. Doesn’t quite work as a great soliloquy does it? Although it does sum up my feelings as I regularly pass the piles of lustworthy-but-unaffordable designer…

Brexit

Brexit: Chaos theory and the story so far

So here we are, a few days after the most momentous vote in modern UK history with lots of people saying “let’s see how it plays out”. How has it played out so far? Chaos. The UK was the world’s fifth largest economy last Wednesday. Today it’s the sixth largest. That’s how much he pound’s…

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Brexit: The point of no return

Yesterday was a pretty crappy day for me on a number of fronts but while we all hope to wake up to a new, sunnier day, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. And it hasn’t happened today. I’ve woken up in a country where slightly more people voted for xenophobia and a cloud-cuckoo-land version of Britain…

Resort 2017 denim: Mad, trad, fad but never bad

Runway denim and high street denim are two different animals but sometimes they come together with ideas from the runway filtering through to a store shelf near you. And this pre-season? Well there’s plenty to pick from including intense colour, zany pattern effects, shrunken or oversized versions of timeless classics and a jamboree of embroidered…

Tattoo artist Jack Goks (https://www.cloakanddaggerlondon.co.uk/tattoo-artists/jack-goks/), Brad Pitt for Chanel, David Beckham, Santa Claus, Notonthehighstreet beard grooming kit

Have we reached ‘peak beard’ yet? Not a bit of it

When you have a lot of hair on your face you’re less likely to invest in skincare. That’s an unfortunate side effect of the on-going beard trend and it means growth in the UK male skincare market is grinding to a halt. Now quite a lot of men have beards these days and it sometimes…