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Maggie’s Column
Every day I’m encouraged and excited by the new access that digital technology allows us. At MSL we have an expert team who use social networking to build and refresh conventional, face-to-face networks. In those ways we create and respond to the fashion world and beyond. Accessibility to new ideas is essential to the development...
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I am in Singapore as I write this blog and find myself comparing aspects of life in the UK and Asia. On TV I watch the impact of cold weather in the UK and contast this with the sweltering 31 degrees heat here; I walk down the main high street that has more shops underground...
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The approach to Bath Spa across the railway viaduct gave me my first hint of the elegant Georgian terraces, and crescents, juxtaposed by rolling countryside. These now offer a context for a great collection of fashionable, independent boutiques. I had arranged meetings at several to discuss the MSL brand, starting with Mee fashion and lifestyle...
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Some of you will recall that two month’s ago I asked the Semple team to let me have three bullet points each at the end of every day for a week. I asked them to document what they saw on their way in to work, one thing that they had achieved, and a comment about...
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Probably like you, I meet and talk to lots of people in any one week. Some of the conversations are uplifting and the words uttered are reaffirming, staying with me for a long time, causing me to pause and consider, shaping my mind. Other conversations are fleeting with a promise to follow up soon. One...
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I recently stayed at a beautiful hotel in Italy, a small 1851 palazzo for a noble family, carefully restored to retain the ambience of a home. The huge entrance doors of intricately carved wood with brass fittings were beyond human scale and while they welcomed a visitor they also revealed an arched entrance hall, beyond...
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I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year: all my best wishes for your plans in 2012! My Twitter account buzzed with excitement about my time in Italy which included a ‘cenone per San Silvestro’ (celebration dinner for New Year’s Eve) and the adventure of discovering unique fashion shops including AntichiKimono. It was...
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When ever I travel I always make a point of searching for unusual ateliers that share my fascination with combining the old with the new. Recently I strolled down Via di Monserrato near Campo de’ Fiori, a piazza that owes its name to its 15th Century floral past. The streets around the piazza are named...
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I received the most exquisite Christmas gift today from a very dear friend. In fact this dear friend is someone I taught many, many years ago. A courier arrived at 4 Goodwin’s Court with a large envelope and in it was a beautifully wrapped John French photography 2012 calendar from the V&A. The discussion in...
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I received an entertaining email this week from a friend working in America. She described her New York hotel with its dozens of glittering Christmas trees and gingerbread houses. Playfully I replied on behalf of England with a picture of two pink funky Christmas trees celebrating a 1970s theme from the Royal Festival Hall, London....
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