Designs for a Modern Life?

To la Poisonnerie de l’Avenue, where courtesy of a generous friend, we dined on a feast of melt-in-the-mouth asparagus - followed by a succession of beautifully presented seafood dishes, reminiscent of Elizabeth David five decades ago. My oeufs a la neige (which predictive type keeps trying to turn ‘beige’) au ... Read More...

Feeling, flying and fashion

It's London Fashion week, voluptuous mutations and pilots who sound like Roger Moore for Susan this week... Perhaps you can help me? I am trying to think of a suitable caption for this photograph. Incidentally, the logo on the front of the man’s sweatshirt says ‘Dope Chef’. I love living in the swirling ... Read More...

Feel the Width

Susan sees signs of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius... According to astrologer Shelley von Strunckel, 2013 will be a ‘year of hope’ – though not necessarily for men. Women are becoming more powerful, and this year will be a ‘tipping point’ in our bid for supremacy. It’s not just ... Read More...

In the Soup…

Susan Muncey is our trendspotter-about-town, and this week she's dealing with soup, soap, and a "cornucopia of hair, teeth and beards" at a Harvey Nicks launch party... Sometimes, the things designed to make our lives easier have completely the opposite effect. Take my new food processor – the mini Magimix, designed ... Read More...

Fashion Trends: What’s Ahead?

This week I’ve written several posts on the subject of hair and headwear. First I spotted a sudden surge in the number of fashion accessories made using hair. Then I noticed that old hairdressers’ dummies are rapidly becoming collectors’ items… In case you don't know, these are the mannequin heads ... Read More...

The art of teeth

In the strange world where art meets fashion, teeth currently have the curiosity factor. Emma Montague’s jaw bone spectacle arms add a certain je ne sais quoi to plain old sunglasses. Friction can be found where luxury meets decay and the refined becomes raw. As raw remnants collide with smooth surfaces, hybrid ... Read More...

Granny takes a trip back in time

The 1960s was a decade of immense optimism, when anything seemed possible. Britain led the way in contemporary fashion -  a group of young people was even sent to New York to show off ‘the London look,’ which, according to one journalist constituted a ‘youthquake.’ It was also a time of ... Read More...