By admin on February 1, 2013
AFR | January 2013 by Marion Hume For once, I look more like Chanel than any other woman present and me a big boned six footer while Coco was a little bird. I’m in Scotland, land of my heart, a nation with which Mademoiselle Chanel fell in love while being wooed by the Duke of […]
By Marion on January 21, 2008
“He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man”. So said Chairman Mao – although he doubtless wasn’t thinking about a German with a taste for black leather fingerless gloves at the time.
By Marion on October 23, 2007
In a section dedicated to women in luxury, where do you fit a slim 48-year-old English horsewoman whose role (can it even be called a job?) is to waft into Paris and inspire Karl Lagerfeld for a few weeks before voyaging back as if through time, to a farmhouse in the rugged English country of Shropshire? Amanda Harlech has been called a muse- a term she doesn’t much care for, perhaps because it seems so passive, focused mainly on her magnificent jade-coloured eyes, storm-black hair and delicate frame that is perfect to carry clothes. She is also possessed of a considerable intelligence, itself at odds with what is now called fashion intelligence, which means tracking trends, being In, going out.