Oh, and as for maintenance: Ignore pretty much everything you've read on the internet on how to clean suede and listen to the advice from London custom shoemakers James Taylor and Son. They've been making bespoke footwear since 1857 and wouldn't steer you wrong.
(Above: Bar manager Alessandro Palazzi created two signature James Bond martinis at the Dukes bar in London, where Sir Ian Fleming is said to have coined the phrase, "shaken, not stirred.")
As Sir Ian Fleming's former watering hole, Dukes bar in London is a pilgrimage site for James Bond...
Pure Spirit is one of the dedicated areas of Pure London focussing on contemporary and progressive women's fashion. Several new brands debuted at Pure Spirit, such as Katie Prices' label Day 22, French womenswear brand Molly Bracken, and Pilar Vidal launched in the UK. Custo Barcelona also...
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The success of London Collections: MEN has enticed other British design houses to show their creations at the exclusive three day event, with Alexander McQueen, Richard James and Jonathan Saunders amongst the most prestigious home-grown labels to showcase at LC:M this January.
My final sale purchase came from Swear London, a shop operated by Farfetch, in the form of a beautiful pair of floral brogues.
Queen Marie will know Swear best as my "hover feet" - a shoe I used to wear in the very early 90's which had a quadruple sole. She said when I wore them it always...
Call for Papers: 2014 Global Fashion Management Conference in London – Growing Together: Collaboration and Co-Creation in Fashion Management, February 13-15, 2014, London College of Fashion, London, United Kingdom.
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2013.
Accepted papers will be considered...
HYPE is now one of the fastest London growing Streetwear brands. Starting with three t-shirts and a lighter inscribed with the statement: 'Get Your Own Fucking Lighter', HYPE now has nearly 200 products.
On the 13th June for 3 months HYPE's Spring/Summer collection will launch at Boxpark...
One thing is for sure, my next stop: Dukes Hotel London!
Deborah Dhugga framed by Cinnamon Circle's founders, Manuela Weber and Jörn Pfannkuch
Photos: Courtesy of Dukes Hotel and © Sandra Bauknecht