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Red velvet cupboots


Red velvet cupcake is absolutely delectable for no logical reason. The red cake tastes like, well, just cake. The cream cheese frosting is available on delicious, moist carrot cake and has been for years. So why its popularity? And why the popularity for Rag & Bone boots, like the red velvety ones below.
 Red velvet cupboots
I have an inkling. It’s about adding a slash of colour to the otherwise plain, and perfectly, normally, tasty.

These are some of Rag & Bone’s most classic boots. The others being the lace-up combat (which I invested in a few years back).

I’d normally choose a black boot to own, and to share with you, but the splash of velvety red on the suede here makes these that much more special than your average vanilla. And that makes them the perfect boot to eat red velvet cupcakes in too.

Rag & Bone Newbury, 316 quid from Shopbop.

Raspberry tart in the Marais: miam


raspberry tart 339x254 Raspberry tart in the Marais: miam

A wee raspberry tart we bought in the Marais in Paris. I have been told that French bakers and pâtissières don’t like it when you take photos of their goods, even if you write who it’s by and where to get it. So that meant buying a lot of cake last time we were in Paris. We’re also growing our own autumn-fruiting raspberries in our front yard, although they’re only in their first season, so fruit is unlikely, I’m told.

London Fashion Week teaser


camille tour de force 339x254 London Fashion Week teaser

Here’s Camille from Tour de Force in some of her outrageously sculptural satin boots from ss10. I forced her to put them on while her mum folded her promotional posters in some clever Gibraltan origami style.

Spring/summer fashion week in London is my favourite. It’s the colour, the mentalness of London design, the entirely hopeful idea that we’ll see the sun again some time. It’s the not knowing what we’ll see, though I think there’ll be a continued reaction against the huge platforms that have challenged traditional shoe storage systems for the last 5 years.

London fashion week is coming up again from Friday 16 September until Wednesday 21st September.