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The Fashion Audit: Sail away, ALT TV, A little bit off the top


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A little off the top

As big fans of Percy & Reed's hair-care products, news that the duo has just opened their second London salon (this time in Shoreditch) was music to our ears. Open from 8am, early risers can even pre-order breakfast – food and pampering, what more could one want? percyandreed.com

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Walkie talkies

While a mountain of discarded mobile phones left to leak poison into the earth is a terrible reality, recycling old devices into vintage shoes is probably not going to take off as a cost-effective alternative. Designed by Sean Miles to raise awareness of O2's recycling campaign, the collection also includes phones integrated into bags and gloves. o2.co.uk

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Sail away

The nautical trend is always big news for summer, and how better to wear it than with an actual sail? Quba's new customisation service allows customers to create one-of-a-kind jackets and bags from sailcloth – with a choice between new or authentically salt-stained material. From £149, quba.com

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As editor at large of American Vogue, André Leon Talley's little black book must be fit to burst with fashion's biggest names so speculation about who will be the first guest on his new late-night talk show is the guessing game du jour – even if we have no idea if it'll be coming to UK screens. But surely that's what YouTube is for?

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It began in Africa

Attenborough's tour of the continent and its wildlife provided welcome escapism from the gloom of the British winter, and now that the series has come to an end we need to find new ways to get back to nature. Luckily Debenhams' new menswear campaign is a really wild show to see us through.