FASHION & INTERIORS
We’ve been loving Vanessa Seward’s designs for some time now, from her capsule collections for APC to her own label (which sadly shut down earlier this year due to funding problems). With a strong 70’s influence, Seward is all about knee length skirts and the perfect silk shirt. It’s great news then that Seward has collaborated with La Redoute for a 32-piece collection of ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by French women such as author Françoise Sagan and Nouvelle Vague actress Françoise Dorléac. Vanessa Seward x La Redoute will include classics such as a belted trenchcoat, leather knee-high boots, a chambray shirt and a denim midi skirt. This collection will launch August 27th with more drops coming on 11th October and 27th November. Prices start at £40 and go up to £175 for a pair of leather boots.
Tabitha Simmons, the US Vogue stylist and shoe designer, turns out the best footwear. Her shoes are classic but fun and are truly the most comfortable ever. They are, however, a little pricey (they start around £400 – £500) so if you might want to take a look at her new collaboration with Coach, Tabitha Simmons x Coach. Prices start £125 and the collection has, in Simmons’ words, a ‘contrast between whimsical, feminine florals and a little bit of a punk and edginess’. Just launched last week, stock (which includes shoes, boots and bags) is selling out quickly so hurry, hurry!
Mimi Thorisson leads a rather blissful-looking life with her family living in a nineteenth century chateau in the Medoc, France, writing cookbooks. Thorisson grew up in Hong Kong but spent 3 months each summer with her mother and grandmother cooking traditional french dishes. Zara Home have cleverly scouted Thorisson to show you how to style their new Zara Home kitchenware. If you want a few minutes of pure escapism, watch Thorisson talk about her life here. Meanwhile, you can shop for all the cutlery, plates and more here.