When people talk about ‘less is more’ they’re probably not suggesting you sell all your prized possessions and live in an empty white box. It’s a phrase that was first used in design by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and he explained it as having ‘the greatest effect with the least means’.
Even though I have a fairly stripped back style I rarely wear all black; I find it can be a bit too serious. But for days when I do, I like to add something a bit fun or casual into the look to take the edge off.
When I think of leopard print, I now think of cool Parisian women like Jeanne Damas and Emmanuelle Alt, wearing chic little ankle boots and faux fur coats with style.
If you buy one coat at this time of the year it has to be a trench coat. It’s the perfect transitional coat and a versatile one; wear it over a cashmere knit on chilly days and then swap it for a simple t-shirt when the temperature rises a few degrees.
Some gorgeous images from the COS SS17 womenswear campaign. They were shot be photographer Zoë Ghertner (who has previously shot for Hermès) in New York’s West Chelsea art district.
Every room of this Islington maisonette by Larissa Johnston Architects is filled with light, creating a bright spacious house throughout.
A few words of advice on dressing for London Fashion Week, like how to feel comfortable when you’re running all over the place.
As we’re coming out of winter I feel like it’s a good time to freshen things up in the house. I’ve got some great bedroom decor ideas from brands like Menu, The White Company and West Elm.
I’m constantly on a mission to find great essentials, given all this chilly weather I’ve been in search of the perfect winter wardrobe essentials, building blocks that I can mix match throughout the season and beyond.
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