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23 Jan

Razor brand Billie puts pubic hair front and centre

Body hair is natural. As natural on women because it is on men. And yet, someway, even the slightest of traces of body hair on a lady can still appear to cause outrage. In April, for instance, a Nike campaign featuring Annahstasia Enuke was deemed “disgusting” by many on social media for its display of armpit hair. And last week, Rolling Stone’s cover of Halsey, which saw the singer together with her arms raised revealing a touch of stubble in her armpits, garnered as much criticism because it did praise.   Attempting to challenge this narrative and normalise body hair is (perhaps paradoxically) female-first razor brand Billie. Despite being a razor brand, Billie believes that shaving is a private selection and never...
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9 Jul

Aesop Puts an 18th Century Painting in Recent Store

MILAN — Going for hand soap or fragrance shopping may be quite an experience either when in Rome or on the subject of Australian luxury personal care company Aesop. When the 2 are combined, an 18th century painting can easily find its way in the client journey. Cue Felice Torelli’s artwork “Teseo abbandona Arianna,” or “Theseus Abandoning Ariadne” in English, which welcomes shoppers at Aesop’s latest store within the Everlasting City. Occupying a two-storied corner residence on bustling Via del Corso, the unit is the corporate’s second door in the town and an ode to ancient Roman architectural principles and geometric orders. Designed with Aesop’s longstanding collaborator Jakob Sprenger, the situation respects the brand’s philosophy of offering retail spaces which can be distinct from each...
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8 Jul

EXCLUSIVE: Savannah Miller Puts a Stylish Spin on Uniform

LONDON — After greater than a decade, Savannah Miller has returned to the world of ready-to-wear with a recent contemporary label called Vivere that launches next month online and at John Lewis stores within the U.K. Miller, a Central Saint Martins graduate and mother of three, is a bridal designer who began her profession with Twenty8Twelve by s. miller, a set she launched in 2007 and codesigned along with her actor sister Sienna Miller. It showed commonly during London Fashion Week, often with a celebrity-stacked front row. The sisters left the label in 2012, with Savannah Miller specializing in bridal with longstanding U.S. partners Justin Alexander. She also creates bespoke and made-to-measure gowns as a part of her bridal offer. In an interview...
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