Anna Dello Russo’s Fashion Rules

Anna Dello Russo has taken the time out of her busy schedule of adorning herself in show-stopping clothes, head pieces, sunglasses and jewellery to make a little song with 10 of her fail-safe fashion rules. The 3 below resonated most with me. Give it a listen, you might learn something new…

Lesson number 3: Fashion is always uncomfortable. If you feel comfortable, you never get the look.

Lesson number 5: Wearing night clothes in the day time is unexpected.

Lesson number 6: Somebody wearing the same outfit? Wonderful, you made the right choice.

Thierry Lasry Sunglasses

These beautiful sunglasses are the creation of Frenchman Thierry Lasry. He started his sunglasses label in 2006 and all are entirely handmade in France. Thierry gets his inspiration for each pair from vintage designs but he modernises them with his avant-garde touch, making his sunglasses ‘futuristic vintage’. What sets him apart from many sunglasses designers is the lack of logo, only real fans can identify a pair if seen in the street. Here are some of the best pairs from his 2012 collection:

AGONY

ANNOREXXXY

PERFIDY

PLATONY

PUNCHY

You can check out the rest of the collection here. UK stockists include Liberty and Net-a-Porter.

Similar styles can be found for less on the high street, particularly at Urban Outfitters who have designs like these:

Bags fit for a Queen

Two iconic British bag designers have paid tribute to the upcoming Diamond Jubilee by creating special bags celebrating the occasion. You can find the bespoke Maud clutch bag at Anya Hindmarch. This little beauty comes in 6 exclusive Jubilee shades – silver, emerald, fuchsia, plum, midnight and black (I’ll have fuchsia or midnight please!). You can also have your initial embroidered on the outside, and a name or personalised message inside. On top of all that, it comes with a paper tiara and instructions on how to wave like the queen. Perfection. The queue for this little gem starts behind me!

Mulberry also have a Jubilee special. They are releasing 3 of their most popular, classic bags with a very British twist; the metal plaque will feature a Union Jack rather than the usual Mulberry tree. The bags are the Bayswater, Lily and Pouch, and they will go on sale from May 31st. In addition, the lining of each bag will be a special print consisting of the Mulberry tree, a heart and a Union Jack, signifying that Mulberry loves Britain.