'It’s just around the corner from the old Saint Martins,' said @stephenjonesmillinery of his favourite Soho patisserie. 'Back then, it would be full to bursting with all the West End luvvies, and all us punks too - the luvvies used to say "darling, love the black rubber trousers"' Read the next instalment of Mandi’s Lunches on LOVE online now.
In our new series, @mandilennard catches up with some of our favourite designers at their lunch spots of choice. First up is @dilarafindikoglu who, over oysters and champagne, talks about her love of the occult, designing for Ozzy Osbourne and why she feels like a Londoner. More on LOVE online.
‘I love all the cheap bargain shops like Boyes – they sell everything from fishing rods to make-up and PVC fabric by the metre,’ says York-born @babbym of his favourite thing about the North – a hot topic since Somerset House’s latest exhibition, North: Fashioning Identity, opened last week. ‘You can find the funnest, weirdest stuff so it’s very me.’ @alasdairmclellan, @alicesadventures, @jamie.hawkesworth, Michelle Sank, Corinne Day, Tom Wood - all on display at @somersethouse.
Rose Daniels - aka @donniedarkeaux - is the guitar playing Mississippi model who walked for Marc Jacobs and starred in Miu Miu’s AW17 campaign, and today she’s taking over our Instagram stories. Stay tuned to see what she’s up to. from LOVE Issue 18, Photography @patrickdemarchelier, Fashion Editors @kegrand, @babbym and @_charlesjeffrey
Over the past four days, the Grand Palais has played host to @parisphotofair, showcasing the work of everyone from rising talent to photography icons. See our highlights – including a vast selection of Antonio Lopez’s vintage polaroid series and a section curated by Patti Smith – on the LOVE site now. Photography Helmut Newton, Antonio Lopez, Robert Mapplethorpe and @therealpeterlindbergh
‘@auntfreckle is a genderfluid actress based in LA,’ says @harinef of her next nomination. ‘Her breakout role on the YouTube series The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo earned her a huge Tumblr following.’ Hari was the first to tell us about Caleb Gallo. Now we’re obsessed. #WELOVE
When she made her seasonal bow at the shows, @dara._ had no representation. Like that was going to last. Let @harinef fill in the details. ‘Dara has walked the Marc Jacobs runway twice,’ she says, ‘appeared in a campaign for Helmut Lang and is about to make her debut in Vogue US, all without signing to an agency.’ Dara is one of those girls that the caucus of a city starts talking about because they know they’ll be sharing her on a global platform soon. It’s just their way of getting in there first. ‘There’s a sense of unanimousness on the NY scene about Dara,’ confirms Hari, ‘she’s an up and coming legend.’ Head to the Love website to see @harinef’s nominees so far #WELOVE
WE LOVE IS HERE! Our definitive online inventory of everyone who matters right now across the realms of fashion, art, photography, entertainment and activism starts with @harinef’s five nominations - a set of game-changing individuals you should keep an eye on in 2018: @auntfreckle, @dara._, @munroebergdorf, @diaz.devan and @empirical.court. Tap the link in our bio to find out more. #WELOVE
Backstage at @Blindness_Official SS18, where South Korean design duo Shin Kyu Yong and Ji Sun caught the eye of the international audience with their gender-defying take on new romantiscism.Thanks to @starworksgroup
Congratulations to Love’s senior contributing fashion editors @babbym and @_charlesjeffrey, who were this morning announced as nominees for British Emerging Talent in the womenswear and menswear categories respectively at this year's Fashion Awards. From Love Issue 16, Photography @ezrapetronio