LLG Fashion

Drink: Campari. Bitter and Sweet in a Glass…

November 26, 2015 LLG Fashion

The splash of the translucent red liquid into a heavy cut glass tumbler, the fizz of soda over clinking ice cubes, the scent of the orange slice on the edge of the glass. It takes the crack barman assembling my drink in one of London’s smartest members’ clubs just a few seconds to send me […]

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Fashion: Wearing Ellen Tracy for AW15 at House of Fraser

November 15, 2015 LLG Fashion

Although it was founded in America in 1949, and became a household name in the 20th century, thanks, in part to their 1983 ad campaign featuring Carol Alt their 1987 one with a young Cindy Crawford, the fashion label Ellen Tracy is still relatively new to the UK. Recently it’s become exclusively available in House of Fraser […]

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London: Watching Autumn in the Regent’s Park

October 21, 2015 LLG Fashion

Living next door to one of London’s beautiful Royal Parks is such a joy. Every weekend we walk the circumference of the park twice, and try every day to do at least an hour there. Within five minutes of shutting my front door, Lettice and I are prancing through the Gloucester Gate into the Regent’s […]

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Celebrating Wool Week with Finisterre in Covent Garden

October 9, 2015 LLG Fashion

I spent a lovely evening talking about ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings at a dinner at Cornish cold-water surf wear brand Finisterre’s London flagship store in Covent Garden on Tuesday night.

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London Fashion Week Survival Tips

September 20, 2015 LLG Fashion

(The beautiful opening show of London Fashion Week: JJ S Lee) This season the official London Fashion Week venue has moved from the stately Georgian surroundings of Somerset House to a Brutalist concrete car park in the middle of Soho. Whilst the cobblestones of the former’s courtyard were potential ankle-breakers, the endless ramps of the […]

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Travel: New York, September 2015

September 17, 2015 LLG Fashion

I’m here in New York on a dual mission: talking about my cookbook Friends, Food, Family, (which came out in the US on 01 September), to anyone who’ll listen, and to attend some of the shows and presentations at New York Fashion Week. (Above: at the Polo Ralph Lauren presentation on Friday afternoon.)

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Still looking for a new assistant for LLG…

September 1, 2015 LLG Fashion

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIED AND INTERVIEWED: WE HAVE NOW FILLED THIS POSITION AS OF THURSDAY 03 SEPTEMBER   As you may have seen, the lovely Remy has moved on to a new job after a fantastic year of working for me, and I am now looking for a new assistant here at LLG. […]

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Festivals: Hanging out with Smashbox at Wilderness 2014

August 7, 2015 LLG Fashion

(Style note: Looking somewhat deranged in Karen Millen tulle and lace dress, and an ASOS flower crown.) There is a very strong argument that there is absolutely no point whatsoever in attending a festival if you aren’t going to a) dress up and b) wear some incredible make up.  So that is exactly what we […]

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London Event: FYI Starting Your Own Fashion Brand

August 7, 2015 LLG Fashion

I am thrilled to be supporting my dear friend and ex-LLG colleague Katie Rose’s inaugural event (TOMORROW – SATURDAY at The Hoxton – Holborn) for anyone interested in starting their own fashion label, whether now or in the future. After Katie left LLG, she went on to work with Lulu Kennedy at FashionEast, before leaving […]

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Style: Excellent Dressing Gowns, Wraps & Pyjama Sets

July 31, 2015 LLG Fashion

  At the end of April I had an operation, and was in bed for nearly three weeks afterwards. Two days before I was due to go into hospital I realised that I possessed absolutely no dressing gowns or pyjamas. Some frantic internet searching later, and I discovered that both John Lewis and Marks & Spencer’s […]

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