Orange velvet jackets, longline tweed blazers, fur cuffed knits… Zara couldn’t be better right now. Key new season trends are represented with gold brocade kimonos and velvet maxi gowns whilst sheer floral midi dresses and box pleat full bodied skirts are transitional heroes. The pink ruffled sateen slip gets our vote for year-round style, and if you’re more of an accessories girl, there are purple velvet platforms, sequin bucket bags and colourful pendants earrings to get excited about.
Founded in 1875, Maison Lemarié has enjoyed a kind of legendary reputation among plumassiers for both their exacting standards and their long-standing relationship with Chanel. It is now one of the last remaining establishments of its kind anywhere in the world. In what can only be described as highly concentrated and minutely detailed work, the plumassiers at Lemarie (many of them women) painstakingly treat, dye and apply the fragile feathers, which frequently embellish haute couture garments a