JACKIE – MOVIE REVIEW

★★★★☆ – Natalie Portman’s powerhouse performance runs the gamut of emotions in this deeply affecting and honest portrayal of the former First Lady. Watching Jackie is not a straightforward experience. It is not a film that sets out to people-please. Director Pablo Larraín has made a compelling, auteurist piece of art house cinema rather than the mainstream, style-over-substance film it could have easily been. If there were … Continue reading JACKIE – MOVIE REVIEW

LCM SS17: CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN

Setting the atmosphere with a looping soundtrack of a space shuttle countdown, guests took their seat in the BFC showspace for Christopher Ræburn’s terrestrial SS17 collection. The theme, pre-set by foil-wrapped ID card invites, was quickly shown in NASA style suits made from crinkled white Tyvek fabric. George Lucas’ debut film THX 1138 was the inspiration, which shone through clearly in the minimalist utilitarian style of the … Continue reading LCM SS17: CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN

STYLE BY TOM IS UP FOR AN AWARD!

  As readers of SBT will know, I’ve been at London College of Fashion for over a year now. Whilst I don’t get as much time to update this blog as I’d like, whenever I do I like to think I’m putting something good out into the blogosphere. Recently, SBT has picked up a bit of traction online, which became apparent when I found I’d … Continue reading STYLE BY TOM IS UP FOR AN AWARD!

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FASHION BOOK: SEEKING LOVE, FINDING OVERALLS BY LEANDRA MEDINE

As a fashion journalist, reading and fashion pretty much go hand in hand at the top of my list of loves in life. Under the umbrella of this comes the obvious sub-categories – art, photography, visual fashion and on and on. Fashion books (when done right) combine the best of these to create insightful and useful tomes from which we can take advice, wisdom, learn … Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FASHION BOOK: SEEKING LOVE, FINDING OVERALLS BY LEANDRA MEDINE

INTRODUCING STYLEBYTOM.COM

Readers of The Louche Monsieur may notice something a bit odd; you’re being redirected to a completely different site, Style By Tom. I’ve rebranded! Style By Tom is now its own website with its own domain, a whole new look and a very much improved format and design. Have a look around and see what’s new, you’ll recognise all the old posts, and please bear … Continue reading INTRODUCING STYLEBYTOM.COM

TAYLOR SWIFT MADE THE GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER

I wanted to post about this sooner, but my MacBook is a million years old and it just couldn’t take the heat. Regardless, Taylor Swift debuted her music video for Bad Blood, and somewhere, Katy Perry is sobbing. To best sum up the awesomeness of this video, one must only look at Taylor’s Instagram page, where for over a week she has been uploading character … Continue reading TAYLOR SWIFT MADE THE GREATEST MUSIC VIDEO EVER

READER QUESTION: HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT CAMEL COAT

Reader Question from Victor:   Dear Thomas,   First of all, I freaking love your style, actually I’m copying your style a bit… I saw on your ‘Picasso Baby’ post that you were wearing a camel coat from H&M, but when did you get it? I searched their website, I searched the H&M shop in my city, but I can’t find it. Please don’t tell me … Continue reading READER QUESTION: HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT CAMEL COAT