Up close with Carine Roitfeld, the world's chicest grandmother (Telegraph)
"The 57-year-old former editor of Vogue Paris has just become a grandmother - her daughter, Julia, gave birth to a daughter in May. But today there is nothing grandmotherly about her."
Smells like Chanel's spirit (Independent)
"The couturier, who favoured neutrals throughout her career personally and professionally, did make black the fashionable colour to see and be seen in at all times – from day to evening and dressed up or down, depending on the taste of its wearer. Black is also the starting point of the company's new fragrance, Coco Noir."
Shorts Have Men Showing a Little Leg (NY Times)
"Men of a certain age and distinction, the thinking goes, cannot wear shorts and be taken seriously. This applies not only to the workplace, but also in social settings."
Disruptions: The Next Wave for the Wristwatch (NY Times)
"Cellphones have already muscled onto watches’ turf as a time-telling tool. Now, some of the biggest technology companies are eyeing your wrist, too. Companies like Apple, Nike and Sony, along with dozens of start-ups, hope to strap a device on your wrist."
Witness the fitness (FT)
"Though the 'designer trainer' may sound like a hangover from the late 1990s utilitarian fashion dominated by techno-fabrics and the red Prada Sport stripe, high fashion sport shoes have recently raced back on to the style agenda, especially for men."