Nothing says true luxury stationary better than a personalised, leather-bound notebook, which is why Liberty’s customisation service, part of its new swish “paperie” department, is so exciting.? For the price of a leather Liberty of London notebook and £5 per letter, fans can have gold leaf initials stamped in as little as two hours.www.liberty.co.uk
Fashion mag editors are quick to critique designers, but what happens when they put their money where their mouth is? The Dylan Jones, that’s what, the new “ultimate” man bag created with designer Anya Hindmarch. The bag is part of Hindmarch’s new bespoke men’s range, is made with butter leather, and comes with a pocket for every conceivable gentlemanly need.
Not to be outdone by Selfridges, Harrods has also just launched new footwear mecca, the Shoe Salon, selling a host of designer and bespoke styles, alongside exclusive designs by Giuseppe Zanotti, Christian Louboutin and Brian Atwood in an opulent modern Art Deco setting.
1960s styles will be major trend for autumn, if the recent catwalks are anything to go by. The red carpet was also packed with ‘60s retro updos at last month’s Oscars (see: Reese Witherspoon, Sharon Stone, and Kelly Osbourne.) Next, 1960s iconic label Paco Rabanne is set for relaunch with accessories by Judy Blame and women’s wear under new creative director Manish Arora. Yeah baby!