Here’s the most up-to-date weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and sector stories presently buzzing on my radar…

I WENT TO THE GOOP Shop AND I LIKED IT

I lastly ventured into the Goop London pop-up retailer on Westbourne Grove to see what the fuss was about. I didn’t really feel bombarded I did see lots of stuff I wanted to purchase. A set of amethyst-coloured tumblers, French Girl eye oil, lots of ecru-coloured cazhmere. Nothing at all ground-breaking, just comforting life-style porn at its finest. Apparently it is now a permanent fixture.


LACOSTE X KEITH HARING

Lacoste Keith Haring SS19 collab
I’m usually more than the relentless Disney and Keith Haring collabs. Also quite a few, also frequent, it sort of renders it all a bit meaningless for me. That mentioned, I really like the appear of these lairy Lacoste X Keith Haring polos. The collection launches later in the month and this Spanish hyperlink appears to have the finest images.


KITH X ESTÉE LAUDER SKINCARE EDIT

Estee Lauder X KITH
I’ve been drooling more than the KITH X Estée Lauder collaboration all week. A capsule edit of Estée Lauder hero skincare items re-packaged in white with a retro Lauder font, it came in a sci-fi style acrylic vanity case and promptly sold out.


LE KILT X FRED PERRY SS19

Le Kilt Fred Perry
The fab Sam McCoach has developed her second Le Kilt collection for Fred Perry. It is all focused about subculture and music, which is no surprise as Fred Perry is incredibly great at championing each. And of course there’s a Spotify playlist to accompany it all also. (P.S. if you haven’t listened to the Chuck D Spotify podcast, ‘Stay Free of charge: The Story of The Clash’ however, it is terrific!)


IN OTHER NEWS…

New York is obsessed with Hudson Yards, household to a shiny new mall, towering residences and a Thomas Heatherwick sculpture-slash-Stairmaster known as the Vessel. According to the New York Occasions, “the Vessel is a 150-foot-higher, $200 million, latticed, waste-basket-shaped stairway to nowhere, sheathed in a gaudy, copper-cladded steel… ruinously manspreading beside the Shed.” Yikes. I nonetheless want to go although the pics on Dezeen appear spectacular.

If you are as preoccupied with luxury begin-ups and modern day retail as I am, you really should subscribe to the Leanluxe e-mail. Its founder Paul Munford is terrific on this Properly Created podcast, discussing the most up-to-date news in venture-backed, direct-to-customer corporations.

Company of Style (sub req) asks whether or not Eating plan Prada, the unofficial Instagram ‘fashion watchdog’ can sustain its good results by functioning with brands. My opinion? As a former anony-blogger, as soon as you show your face and begin finding gives to function with PRs, it is incredibly complicated to be as critically objective as you’d like.

Pat McGrath Labs is bringing her complete makeup collection to Selfridges subsequent month for a 3-month residency. The ‘corner shop’, nicely placed for prime footfall on the corner of Oxford and Duke Streets, will open on 4th April promoting Pat’s signature molten eye colours and disco lippies. Plus she’ taking more than all the windows. Sign up for the events programme right here.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
Pictures: Goop, Lacoste, KITH, Fred Perry
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