A female Fonz lights up in New York

I don’t remember when this was taken: only that I took it on a summer’s day in New York. Sometimes photos of cool women lighting up cigarettes while balancing a jacket over their shoulders just get lost in your archive. And then you stumble back across them and a thought flits across your mind that, what with all that shiny black skirt and classic white…

Gypsum look book does classroom chic

Smoking in the toilets, thigh high socks, cable knit hotpants and plenty of attitude: Gypsum channels school girl chic with some good-girls-gone-bad looks. \Photographed by Derren Versoza, the look book features plenty of plaid alongside some cropped sweaters and relaxed silhouettes.

The gentleman’s white pant: Fabrizio Oriani

White pants are a gentleman’s look for summer – but one not every guy is game to try. Rest assured they are not that difficult to pull off; and the options for styling them are many. In Milan, Fabrizio Oriani wore a crisp pair of white pants, rolled up at the ankle, with a red checkered blazer and black loafers.

The striped blazer: Fabrizio Oriani

One piece, multiple ways of wearing: Fabrizio Oriani wore white pants matched with checks on one day of Milan men’s fashion week, and then mixed it up with a striped blazer on another. If you thought white pants for men weren’t all that versatile, think again.

Unknown boy in a haze of smoke, Paris

Have I mentioned that I love taking photographs of boys smoking? Probably… possibly even repeatedly. Come to think of it there’s Luuk smoking, Benjamin smoking, Jimmy Q smoking, Greg smoking and many others. Sadly I have no idea who this casually handsome male is, so we’ll have to file it under “boy crossing a road in Paris, smoking” or some such anonymous title.

Summer oasis down by the pool

Flash forward to summer, infinite blue skies, palm trees and tropical temperatures; imagine building your own oasis down by the pool, taking in the lure of the islands, as you have clearly vanished somewhere on European grounds. It all comes together looking like a midsummer dream, a fantasy beautified with minimal jewelry, red lips and sporty-chic swimwear, where Bego Martin plays the irresistible muse, allowing…

Take a walk on the wild side

A woman in lingerie is a vision in her own right, sexy at times, particularly sweet at others, never ceasing to walk the provocative line. All it takes to build up the fantasy is a smoking body, a cheeky attitude and the power to increase tension. Pretty much everything that blonde beauty Dana Deliever brings to the table in the haute editorial photographed by Kurt Van…

Paul Smith autumn 2014: sleepy sophistication

What’s the difference between rolling out of bed in your pyjamas, and getting dressed into an outfit that deliberately looks like you’ve rolled out of bed in your pyjamas? Paul Smith knows the answer, and it’s not as straightforward as you might think. To do it right you need to pay heed to subtleties, like using only the finest silks, mixing panels of prints, and…