Bodice & Flare: PINGHE’s Long Hot Summer

Collections, Style


There are some people who don’t understand black as a summer colour. I (strongly) disagree that summer should be about floaty white sundresses and cropped ivory tees – thought if I had a pound for every time someone asked me “aren’t you burning up in that?” I’d be able to afford a whole wardrobe of […]

Monochrome me: Oxo Tower Restaurant London South Bank

Lifestyle, Style


One of my favourites places to lunch in style in London is the Oxo Tower Restaurant on London’s South Bank.  A favorite for on-location filming (Natalie Portman re-discovers Thor here in “The Dark World”) the restaurant is modern and minimal with wonderful views across the Thames from its 8th floor position. Their cocktail list is a […]

Leather, Silk & Neoprene: Vibe Johansson SS14



Geometric styles interacting seamlessly with body are Vibe Johansson‘s signature.  Danish-born designer Johansson studied fashion design at the Polimoda Fashion Institute in Florence (Italy), followed by Design Technology in Copenhagen (Denmark).  She established her eponymous label in 2008 and her collections are now sold around the world. Her clothes are described as having dual function. […]