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London Collections: Men – Machismo, mauve, muddles and messiness, from Alexander McQueen, JW Anderson, Sibling and James Long, Fashion

London Collections: Men – Machismo, mauve, muddles and messiness, from Alexander McQueen, JW Anderson, Sibling and James Long

There could be few more opposing statements on contemporary menswear than those proposed by JW Anderson and Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton on the third day of London Collections: Men. The former focussed on the floppy, the fey, the snake-hipped gender-blending 1970s; the latter on curled-lip, swagger-shouldered military machismo, last seen circa 1870 when Britannia still rules the waves, and the world. Their men were sufficiently removed from each other to seem to come not merely from different wardrobes, but different species.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Sunday, 11 January 2015 at 11:05 pm

Andrew Adonis: London 2030, Eagle Eye

Andrew Adonis: London 2030

Andrew Adonis gave a great lecture on the 39th floor of Canary Wharf tower last night. An edited version of it is published on The Independent website.
After surveying London’s history since Christopher Wren, Lord Adonis concluded that the city has expanded successfully when it has had a plan. Then he set out his vision of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 April 2014 at 8:04 pm

Barking Blondes: RIP Rufus, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: RIP Rufus

For any of you reading this, familiar with Marylebone in central London, it is quite likely you will have seen Rufus, adored by locals and tourists who sadly died in his sleep on Monday evening

By | The Dog Blog | Friday, 7 February 2014 at 1:27 pm

New money for councils to tackle rogue landlords, Property

New money for councils to tackle rogue landlords

Plus, housing most important issue say Londoners, new highs for loans and house prices

By | Property | Friday, 10 January 2014 at 1:54 pm

Live in a converted church, Property

Live in a converted church

Plus, house restoration pitfalls, and more property predictions

By | Property | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 at 2:30 pm

Where do people move to when they leave London?, Property

Where do people move to when they leave London?

Plus, one in three ‘accidental’ landlords may be breaking the law…

By | Property | Monday, 2 December 2013 at 12:04 pm

The 10 cheapest areas to rent within 10 minutes of central London, Property

The 10 cheapest areas to rent within 10 minutes of central London

Plus, house prices have gone DOWN according to new figures…

By | Property | Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 3:02 pm

Can a new app help with house prices?, Property

Can a new app help with house prices?

Plus, a lovely converted coach house, and are you insured for moving house?

By | Property | Thursday, 21 November 2013 at 1:55 pm

Spins and needles: the London club night celebrating vinyl culture, Music

Spins and needles: the London club night celebrating vinyl culture

The days when DJs risked neck and shoulder injuries hauling stacks of vinyl to and from clubs may be long gone—with laptops loaded with mp3s and vinyl emulation software such as Serato having replaced the record bag—but a strong affection for those 12-inch black discs still exists among a sizeable number of the DJ and music collecting fraternity.

By | Music | Friday, 8 November 2013 at 6:47 pm

How a wildlife-friendly garden can make you more money on your house sale, Property

How a wildlife-friendly garden can make you more money on your house sale

Plus, your chance to live in one of Henry VIII’s royal palaces

By | Property | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 at 12:07 pm

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