Day: February 14, 2021

Pant-demic: why Bridget Jones's big knickers are on the rise in lockdown

By Morwenna Ferrier

Searches for ‘comfy’ and ‘high-waisted’ underwear are up as we spend Valentine’s Day at home

Bridget Jones’s Diary introduced us to many things about mid-90s British culture. Smug marrieds. The Hay diet. A “ladette” mindset in which women don’t have sex, they “shag”. Yet 25 years after it was first published – and in a neat, Valentine’s Day twist – it’s the “giant mummy pants” that have endured.

A recent reissue of the novel features about 60 pairs, drawn in gold, on its cover. The original featured a woman staring sadly out of a window. It’s a playful redesign, but 25 years on, one that reduces this fairytale of middle-class post-feminism to her underwear. Because what the alphabet is to the English language, Bridget Jones is to large knickers.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/14/bridget-jones-big-knickers-lockdown-valentines-day

      

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Designer Harris Reed: 'How are we still outraged by me putting Harry Styles in a dress?'

By Morwenna Ferrier

Ahead of London fashion week, the gender-fluid designer talks about glue guns, pop stars and courting controversy in Vogue

Before anyone had heard of the designer Harris Reed, they had seen his suit in Vogue. Or was it a dress?

A tailored suit with peak shoulders attached to a hoop-skirt draped in tulle and hot pink satin garlands, it was worn in the magazine’s December issue not by a Hollywood starlet, but by a popstar: Harry Styles. Arguably, it was both.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/14/designer-harris-reed-how-are-we-still-outraged-by-me-putting-harry-styles-in-a-dress

      

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10 of the best luxury scents | Funmi Fetto

By Funmi Fetto

From fresh citrus scents to seductive floral musks, here’s the pick of some recent glamorous releases

We’ve been indoctrinated to believe that wearing fragrance is a ritual we perform before going out. Out to work, out to eat, out to party… Nowadays, when the highlight of your week is going to the supermarket, spritzing your favourite eau de parfum just to peruse the bread aisle seems nonsensical. I’ve discovered, however, that wearing perfume in lockdown serves three great functions. It acts as a much-needed distraction; it is a lovely mood booster; and it provides a sense of normalcy. If you love florals, these new fragrances from Louis Vuitton and Jo Malone are good bets. Fancy fresh citruses or fruits? Make a beeline for Malin + Goetz, Atelier Cologne (the ones here are both out in March), Tom Ford, Beauty Pie and Dior. And for those with a predilection for sweet, musky hybrids, Valentino, Sisley and Chanel won’t disappoint. Ten good reasons to rekindle your love affair with scent.

1. Malin + Goetz Strawberry Eau de Parfum £75, libertylondon.com
2. Jo Malone Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense £86, jomalone.co.uk
3. Valentino Born In Roma Yellow Dream £56, selfridges.com
4. Christian Dior Gris Dior £220, dior.com
5. Tom Ford Bitter Peach £228, tomford.com
6. Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante £200, louisvuitton.com
7. Sisley Izia La Nuit £94.50, sisley-paris.com
8. Beauty Pie Orange Absolute £18.11, beautypie.com
9. Chanel Les Exclusif Le Lion de Chanel £155, chanel.com
10. Atelier Cologne Lemon Island £95, spacenk.com

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/feb/14/10-of-the-best-luxury-perfumes

      

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