6.4.11

MISS HOWELL

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Margaret Howell's collections, not to mention her ad campaigns, are always a favorite of mine. The clothing Ms. Howell designs combines many of the elements I hold dearest: simple, classic cuts, quality natural fabrics and materials, and more than a bit of gamine charm to top it all off. Wearable and unfussy, it is a fashion that, much like A.P.C., is anti-"fashion" in the best possible way.

That said, I hadn't realized just how little I actually knew about the woman herself until I saw her New York Times Profile in Style by Sandra Ballentine (thanks Sarah!) Taking a peek inside her East Anglia home and its surroundings only reaffirmed my love and admiration for Howell--not to mention her impeccable taste in ceramics. I can only hope to age with such grace. That sounds so cheesy! But yeah, it's true.

16 comments:

Marta said...

that living room is so inspiring! and miss howell too

Dulcie said...

I live in East Anglia, I had no idea it had become trendy. It's better known for the farmers-and-incest stereotyping. Thank you Margaret for making it chic! x

Love_Again said...

yep, totally true!

Camille said...

thanks for sharing - this is the "intellectual" part of fashion that i love and truly inspires me.

chinchillakwak said...

her house is amazing. as is she. wowww

celine said...

thanks for sharing this! i'm a big fan of margaret howell and hadn't seen the nyt piece yet.

i'll have to revist my 'margaret howell houses' book!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Whaaaat, celine, I had no idea that even existed! Looks amazing, I've got to find a way to get my hands on it!

Ginta said...

Thank you for sharing! This really made my day!

Kate said...

I actually got a shock when I looked at the picture of Howell. I think we'll be identical when I'm her age!

corporate photographer Toronto said...

picture on the beach..looks very romantic

Samantha said...

ah, suffolk coast! a woman after my own heart, there is nowhere i'd rather be right now

ellio100 said...

that room is wonderful... definitely saving it for my dream house! She's a real inspiration.

Marcine Miller said...

best thing I've seen all day! she's incredibly rad!!!

Zoë said...

The icon and the home. I didn't know she lived in East Anglia, looks barren and romantic in these shots.

Zoë said...

just noticed that she eats gingernut biscuits too! it gets better!

lauren, said...

I didn't know who Ms. Howell was before seeing this spread about her in the NY Times. But I was immediately taken by her for so many reasons. Thanks for sharing- I loved seeing these photos again.