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NEW BRIDAL: INTERVIEW WITH CECILIE BAHNSEN

Natalie Hughes speaks to Copenhagen designer Cecilie Bahnsen – and five of her brides – about wedding dresses designed for rewearing.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO:

THE HERMÈS KELLY

Launched in the 1930s, the bag has never been a better investment than it is right now.

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THE CULT

OF PRADA

Zoomers and millennials agree that it's the hottest brand in the word; we chart the rise and rise of the house that Miuccia built.

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THE HISTORY OF THE HERO: YSL’S LE SMOKING

Yves Saint Laurent's iconic tuxedo debuted almost 60 years ago.

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SIX VINTAGE EXPERTS ON SHOPPING PRE-LOVED

This is the holy grail of eBay watchlists and saved searched terms.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO:

THE HERMÈS BIRKIN

It’s not a bag, it’s a Birkin: this 39-year-old phenomenon is a better investment than gold.

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THE HISTORY OF THE HERO: PACO RABANNE’S 1969 BAG

The bag's ultra-modern design belies its age.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO:

THE PRADA LOAFER

Miuccia first introduced the shoe in '96, and two decades on, it's more popular than ever.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO:

THE GUCCI JACKIE 1961

Beloved by and then renamed after Jackie O, the accessory is a piece of fashion history.

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THE INTERVIEW:

LOU DOILLON

Singer, model, actress, mother – Jane Birkin’s daughter carves her own path. The consummate Parisienne talks poetry and style.

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MARRAKECH EXPRESS: TALITHA’S PLEASURE...

It has inspired radical American literature and French couture alike; we explore Morocco’s bohemian allure.

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THE SHOE THAT NEVER DATES: THE ENDURING...

What do a 19th century French empress and fictional New York columnist have in common?

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STYLE OPINION:

THE NEW FOREVER BAGS

Understated and unadorned – but nonetheless luxurious and covetable – the new-season bags will stand the test of time, says Natalie Hughes.

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DECONSTRUCTING

DIOR

You can take away Dior’s creative director, but you can’t take away the house’s spirit.

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THE VICE INTERVIEW:

LARS ULRICH

We talked to the Metallica drummer about skipping school, wearing white leather, and the problem with young people.

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THE VICE INTERVIEW:

MIKE SKINNER

Talking robot apocalypses, Beatles sing-a-longs and expensive speakers with The Streets frontman.

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MAKE YOURSELF

HEARD

Not loud enough on social media? Up your online presence in 9 minutes...

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READ YOURSELF

HAPPY

Get the fuzzy glow of a beach read, when you're actually stuck on the bus.

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THE VICE INTERVIEW:

JENNY LEE LINDBERG

Warpaint's Jenny Lee Lindberg on Stage Fright, First Love, and David Bowie Conspiracy Theories

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THE SHOPPING REVOLUTION: HAVE WIFI, WILL SPEND

From Instagram shops to 3D couture, we investigate how social media is transforming the way we shop.

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WHAT LONDON IS REALLY LIKE IN YOUR 20S

Sex, drugs and spice racks: Natalie Hughes reflects on 20-something London life.

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POKÉMON GO:

A SARTORIAL ANALYSIS

Can you stay stylish while catching ‘em all? Natalie Hughes investigates…

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HOW TO WEAR:

ITALIAN CITY STYLE

From modern art in Florence to a Wes Anderson-themed bar in Milan, discover where to go and what to wear in four Italian cities, just in time for the SS17 shows.

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THE BULLETIN:

STYLE DETAILS

In this week’s round-up, discover a fantastical exhibition in Tokyo, a new must-watch series and the best collarless shirts.

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THE INTERVIEW:

TODD DORIGO

He’s already toured with a Libertine and played at Glastonbury – meet Burberry Acoustic’s latest protégé, Todd Dorigo.

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REVEALED: LONDON'S SECRET WALKS

Five London tastemakers reveal their favourite strolls in the city.

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DIGITAL MARKETING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

Brands can weather the storm by pivoting their strategies, says Natalie Hughes.

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THE LUXURY EVOLUTION OF AFFILIATE MARKETING

A fresh approach to affiliate marketing has revived the attitudes – and sales – of luxury brands, says Natalie Hughes.

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TREASURE HUNTERS: PIONEERS OF VINTAGE

These five women are changing the face of vintage shopping in MENA, one pre-loved piece at a time.

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THE GLORIOUS SPECTACLE OF FASHION

From the surreal to the sublime, we reminisce about fashion's most memorable runway shows.

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THE HISTORY OF THE HERO: THE MARGIELA TABI

We explore the esoteric allure of the split-toe shoe with a cult-like following.

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HOW TO WEAR LOW-RISE JEANS

High-waist loyalists needn’t panic; we’ve hacked the polarising Y2K trend.

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THE CAPSULE WARDROBE CHALLENGE

Who What Wear challenged me to resist my maximalist dressing tendencies and embrace a simple capsule wardrobe for a week.

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THE INTERVIEW:

GLASS ANIMALS

The British quartet’s R&B-infused indie pop is winning fans across the globe. Natalie Hughes meets lead singer Dave Bayley.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO:

THE CHANEL 2.55

Today, the handbag hardly seems radical, but in 1929, it was unlike anything that had been seen before.

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FASHION MEETS ART: MOST ICONIC COLLABORATIONS

With Frieze in full swing, revisit some of the best art-inspired collections.

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10 INCREDIBLE ALEXANDER MCQUEEN ARCHIVE...

Own a piece of history from one of the late designer’s most legendary collections.

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LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY: THE 92-YEAR-OLD BAG WE'RE...

As worn by Sixties' starlets, Noughties' It girls and Snoop Dogg.

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HOW VIVIENNE WESTWOOD REDEFINED THE CORSET

From underwear to outerwear, fashion’s punk provocateur turned corsetry inside out.

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VIRGIL ABLOH'S

RULES OF STYLE

As Off-White’s exclusive collection for MATCHESFASHION.COM launches, Natalie Hughes meets the label’s creative director.

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THE SENSORY SOLITUDE OF SWIMMING

Natalie Hughes chats to Why We Swim author Bonnie Tsui about the transformative, healing, and meditative power of submersion.

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THE VICE INTERVIEW:

MAC DEMARCO

The 'Salad Days' musician chats Ewan McGregor, the Skin-walker, and his fear of flying.

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THE INTERVIEW:

CORINNE BAILEY RAE

She’s a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter with a weakness for Gucci and a grown-up new album. She talks style, records and hieroglyphics with The Style Report.

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OUR GUIDE TO FINDING YOUR FESTIVE SPIRIT

Follow our tried-and-tested tips for guaranteed Christmas cheer, the Mondo way.

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THE VICE INTERVIEW

CRAIG DAVID

The singer-songwriter discusses his epic comeback, leather dungarees and the best type of naan.

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THE VICE INTERVIEW:

RAY DAVIES

The Kinks frontman discusses near-death experiences and his connection to the Eric Morecambe Appreciation Society.

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FOUR NEW DESIGNERS WE’RE INTO TODAY

 We’ve travelled from Stockholm to Bahrain to round up a quartet of up-and-coming designers whose collectionsare turning heads. 

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DECONSTRUCTING

SAINT LAURENT

Four years on, enfant terrible Hedi Slimane unveils his last collection for the iconic French house.

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SPOTLIGHT ON:

JEREMY PININGRE

The emerging Parisian illustrator and graphic designer invites The Style Report into his surreal and wonderful world.

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EZRA PETRONIO’S

RULES OF STYLE

Publisher, creative director and photographer: Ezra Petronio is a man of many talents – and an effortlessly Parisian approach to dressing.

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THE ART OF

ENTERTAINING AT HOME

Opulent fabrics, relaxed silhouettes and a languid mood: perfect the art of luxuriating in the season’s new take on lounge wear. Chaise longue optional.

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MEET JONES – SAM SMITH'S FAVORITE NEW SINGER

She was the talk of SXSW and Sam Smith loves her music. We sat down with singer-songwriter JONES.

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BECAUSE MEETS:

CHARLIE MAY

Because meets designer Charlie May at her Hackney studio.

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17 OF THE COOLEST HATS AROUND

Whether you’re lamenting the loss of summer or simply looking to jazz up your trans-seasonal style...

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MY DESK:

MERLIN LABRON-JOHNSON

The London-based chef behind Portland and Clipstone talks favourite flavours, food memories and wardrobe staples.

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ANIMAL CROSSING

FASHION

Virtual fashion shows and downloadable designer clothes - this is our guide to the wonderful (and well-dressed) world of Animal Crossing fashion.

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AUTUMN 2023

FASHION AESTHETICS

From Rom-Comcore to Rich-Mom Energy – autumn's aesthetics are in.

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LEADING LADY: INTERVIEW WITH LILY COLLINS

We sat down with the actor, fledgling producer and Cartier ambassador to talk heirlooms, style and, of course, Emily in Paris.

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THE CORSAGE IS FASHION’S FAVOURITE ACCESSORY

Make like Copenhagen cool-girls, 1920s flappers and Carrie Bradshaw, and pin flowers to your clothes.

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THE VICE INTERVIEW: CHRISSIE HYNDE

The Pretenders frontwoman talks Cher, Michael Jackson conspiracy theories, and Vedism.

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GOING ON HOLIDAY? PACK THESE NEW NOVELS

We've shortlisted the five best new books by female MENA writers.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO:

THE CHANEL BALLET FLAT

This dance-inspired shoe has never been more en pointe; we explore the 66-year evolution of Chanel’s iconic ballerina.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO:

THE BURBERRY TRENCH

From polar exploration to cinematic styling, we uncover Burberry's iconic trench coat.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO: THE LOUIS VUITTON TRUNK

We unlock the Louis Vuitton trunk and the stories inside.

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HISTORY OF THE HERO: THE DIOR SADDLE BAG

We chart the rise, fall and rise of Dior’s small but mighty icon.

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THE GUCCI BAMBOO BAG IS AS RELEVANT NOW AS IT...

We chart the rise and reinvention of the brand’s iconic, bamboo-handle bag, from Ingrid Bergman to Harry Styles.

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THIS ISN'T A BAG, IT'S A BAGUETTE

It was stolen in Sex and the City; now it’s a TikTok sensation. We unpack the history of the Fendi Baguette.

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SPOTLIGHT ON:

LOEWE

Jonathan Anderson’s reinvention of the iconic Spanish house continues into its third season – and this time, it’s all about Japan.

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THE INTERVIEW:

FLUME

A hyped Coachella set, upcoming world tour and a second album – it’s an exciting year for music producer Flume.

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FRIEZE WITH

GEORGINA COHEN

The Gagosian's director shares her expert tips for navigating Frieze week.

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PEGGY GUGGENHEIM

We celebrate the life and style of the brilliant, radical and enchanting Peggy Guggenheim.

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THE VICE INTERVIEW:

NAUGHTY BOY

The Beyonce and Popcaan producer on being born in the wrong decade and a caviar-eating cat called Barry.

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THE INTERVIEW:

WILD BEASTS

With a gutsy new sound, the British quartet is living up to its name. Natalie Hughes meets Wild Beasts.

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STYLE OPINION:

COCKTAIL DRESSING

As the invites start arriving for the social season, dressing up is top of the agenda. The Style Report investigates.

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THE INTERVIEW:

PARKER SAWYERS

The 33-year-old actor is stepping into his biggest role yet – as Barack Obama. Natalie Hughes meets the break-out star.

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THE INTERVIEW:

PAREKH & SINGH

Their future’s bright, and so are their custom-made suits. The Style Report meets the Indian dream-pop duo tipped for worldwide success.

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A CONVERSATION WITH ANNABEL ABBS

We chat to author Annabel Abbs about the magic of walking, from achieving “vista vision” to cultivating discovery.

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THE VACATION REPORT:

DESTINATION BAJA

With a dining scene as vibrant as its turquoise waters, this Mexican peninsula is the bohemian gourmand’s perfect setting. The Style Report journeys to Baja California Sur.

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THE PARIS BULLETIN:

STYLE DETAILS

It’s Paris fashion week: from the reopened Ritz hotel to a beatnik exhibition, we round up where to go and what to wear.

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INTERVIEW: SHOE DESIGNER CAMILLA ELPHICK

We meet the  shoe designer the fashion set are going crazy for.

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THE FASHION INSIDERS’ GUIDE TO LONDON

London Fashion Week’s favourite front rowers tell us where they eat, drink, shop and stay in the capital.

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From Bianca Jagger’s favourite Caribbean island to a hotel created for Brigitte Bardot, we revisit three legendary destinations.

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SPOTLIGHT ON:

CHARLOTTE REY

Read our interview with Charlotte Rey, one half of acclaimed design duo, Campbell-Rey.

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