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Style secrets of the French by Casilda Grigg

A great little bra shop in Paris

I discovered this place by chance. It’s at the southern tip of the bustling but not particularly fashionable rue du Commerce in the 15th. Carline’s is more of a giant … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Roland Mouret at Banana Republic

Roland Mouret, inventor of the Galaxy dress, has launched a new collection at Banana Republic today, a shop my Parisian great aunt Ghislaine (an intrepid shopper at 93) refers to … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where to buy men’s swimming trunks

Do men care about what they wear on the beach? Probably not. Or at least only a tiny minority. But women care, which is why I’ve brought in Delphine, the … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

French lessons from Inès de La Fressange

Here’s an admission: I have a girl crush on Inès de La Fressange, the French model, aristocrat and fashion designer. Inès is the former muse of Karl Lagerfeld and widely … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A great little shop in Chiswick (and a top beauty tip)

My latest discovery is this boutique on Chiswick High Road, sandwiched between a funeral parlour and a branch of Gourmet Burger Kitchen, and near the intersection with Brackley Road. It’s called Iris and it … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Couture chic for a fraction of the price

It’s years since I’ve stepped inside a branch of Jigsaw. Experience has taught me that I’m not a Jigsaw woman. I don’t look good in all those cosy knits and … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Where cool French boys buy their blazers

I happened to stumble on this men’s shop when I was walking around the 6th arrondissement in Paris. I stood outside it gazing longingly at the window. I let out … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

A stylish pink trench coat for spring

Perhaps global warming is to blame – that’s what Vogue says so it must be true – but trench coats are huge this spring, especially coloured ones. French Elle is wild … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Inès de la Fressange takes on Uniqlo

News that Inès de la Fressange, the one-time muse of Karl Lagerfeld, had designed a 70-piece collection of clothes for Uniqlo sent me rushing to the Japanese brand’s Kensington High Street … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment