It had taken me about two days to understand the grid of Manhattan: its Streets, Avenues, Upper, Lower, East and West and how they intersect. I had gotten lost too many times. Finally, I could visualise the Island and navigate my way around it with some success. I began to appreciate why a yellow cab...Read More
As I sat on the plane I marvelled at how I was on my way to New York with Uma, a Semple client. What began as a throw away remark while we were having an indulgent coffee after a ‘bootcamp’ gym session one Saturday, turned into brand Semple arriving in New York during Fashion Week...Read More
As always, when the seasonal biannual Fashion Weeks come around, I tend to look more towards the streets for inspiration rather than the catwalks. Don’t get me wrong, the eclectic vibes of Raf Simon’s Calvin Klein debut and fuss-free looks from The Row certainly caught my eye as New York kicked off the first week of the A/W17...Read More
This year’s much anticipated Met Gala took place last night and celebrated the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Manus x Machina exhibition’. Exploring the relationship between clothes created by hand versus the machine, fashions biggest names stepped out in other worldly creations featuring flurries of futuristic silvers and lustrous tones. Robotic metallic, mirrored detailing and...Read More
When I was living in Sydney in 2004, I signed up for a Nike Women’s 5K and there in started my obsession with running. I started to get fit, lose my post-uni weight and created a training plan to motivate myself. However, I found sometimes it could be a lonely pursuit having no friends who ran,...Read More
With two seasons under their belts, Abbi and Ilana the creative minds behind Broad City are now in the midst of filming the third season; a fantastically strange show about two best friends finding their way through the ups and downs of jobs, sex and hedonism in New York City. Abbi and Ilana portray the...Read More
“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.” – Alexander McQueen, January 2000 There aren’t many things that stop us in our tracks, maybe a really great shoe sale or LFW, but when we heard that The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition would be crossing the...Read More
Angel Sanchez presented his collection in one of the biggest locations of New York Fashion Week, the Pavilion at Lincoln Centre. A surprising set up of four rows where models walked in a zig zag, set the tone of a show that displayed the elegance of the designer at it’s very best. Branded as ‘Dark...Read More
Charlotte Ronson presented her Fall Winter collection at The Hub at the Hudson hotel on Friday and the designer transported us back to England with her modern take on Little Fauntleroy, a story of a cryptic and cute woman compelled by mystery and darkness. Born into an artistic family in London and raised in New...Read More
Keeping in the fashion loop is essential to enjoy the essence of whatever metropolis you visit. That doesn’t necessarily mean following the crew but staying tuned into what the locals have to say, especially when it comes to food. Heading downtown, in the middle of the Soho district, there is a hidden gem that has...Read More
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