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Life’s fashion extras!

With the festive season fast approaching we look at brands, bodies and being at home wear!

Brigit Grant is the Jewish News Supplements Editor

Gee, what a jumper!

For men with sartorial seykhel, Cecil Gee was always the store to visit.  From its East End beginnings in 1929, Cecil Gee revealed himself as
the country’s most innovative men’s clothing specialist and, by the 1950s, was bringing exclusive brand names into the UK, including Brioni, who made James Bond’s suit.

The apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree, as the Gee o spring followed suit – pun intended – and now son Nigel Gee has started Linea Azzurro.

Knitwear with a history

The company was launched after Gee and his business partner Russell discovered an Italian manufacturer producing great quality 100% cashmere knitwear that is spun, dyed and knitted at one location.

Only available online, Linea Azzurro is the site where it’s possible to buy a cashmere jumper for £79 that would ordinarily sell in a designer store for £800.

The secret of Cecil Gee’s success was always sourcing clothing from manufacturers who were passionate about fashion, and Linea Azzurro is continuing the principle, with knitwear for men and women, including a collection of co-ordinating scarves, beanie hats and wraps that are as so as butter.

Emily with Thicke

Bump Dressing

Most of us don’t get to announce a pregnancy onthe digital cover of Vogue or in a short film by Girls’ Lena Dunham. But we’re not Emily Ratajkowski, the London-born Jewish model now showing mothers-to-be how to make the most of maternity curves fashionably.

Emily was the head-turner in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines video, after which she got leading roles in Gone Girl as Ben Affleck’s mistress and as Zac Efron’s love interest in We Are Your Friends. Now Emily has been spotted in New York wearing a daring cut-out dress for mums-to-be by label Aya Muse.

@emmarata as the glam mum-to-be

The dress is part of a capsule autumn collection with Jewish celebrity stylist Dani Michelle who works with Kim Kardashian, so she knows how to work with bumps on the rear as well as upfront. If you are feeling bold – be it with or without child – Aya Muse is available at

Dressing Down

Whatever happens over the winter, you will definitely need a dressing gown.

ideally to be worn before going out, but should staying in be mandatory again, think of your new purchase as your Netflix robe.

These are the creature comfort kind from affordable to “Who spends that on a dressing gown?” prices.  And if you aren’t a Soho House member, console yourself with robes for you and the little ones.

Foxy dressing by


Matalan luxury £35
Soho House Kid’s robe £35
Cashmere robe £240 by Figleaves
Versace lounger £355


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