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Updated on: Tuesday 25 June
It’s National Picnic Week next month and while you may have the chequered mat and woven wicker basket, East London Parasol Company have introduced a new player to the al fresco dining game. Handcrafted by artisans in Bali and India from beautiful fabrics and block printed with whimsical patterns which range from parrots to palm trees, the brightly coloured parasols are what summer dreams are made of. Tassels, pom-poms and dainty trims put the finishing touches on these vibrant accessories, which in turn will put the finishing touches on any summer soirée you’re throwing this season.
East London Parasol in Jane (2m), £399
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East London Parasol in Jane (2m), £399
It’s National Picnic Week next month and while you may have the chequered mat and woven wicker basket, East London Parasol Company have introduced a new player to the al fresco dining game. Handcrafted by artisans in Bali and India from beautiful fabrics and block printed with whimsical patterns which range from parrots to palm trees, the brightly coloured parasols are what summer dreams are made of. Tassels, pom-poms and dainty trims put the finishing touches on these vibrant accessories, which in turn will put the finishing touches on any summer soirée you’re throwing this season.
HeyChesto Carry-On Suitcase, £295
We’re always on the look out for some magical object that’ll make the ordeal of packing less tedious – and we’ve finally found one! HeyChesto is not your typical suitcase; telescopic poles concealed within the lining extend to reveal three built-in cotton shelves for all your bits and bobs. With robust compartments and secret pockets for precious things, the revolutionary suitcase promises to take the hassle out of holidays. Upon arrival at your destination, just release the buttons to lock the poles into place and ta-da! you have a a chest of drawers – minus the time-consuming tedium of unpacking and repacking. Elegantly designed in hard-wearing PU leather and adorned with old-timey luggage straps and beautiful brass buckles, HeyChesto is built with style and function in mind. A TARDIS of sorts, the carry-on suitcase is deceptively small, and will fit all the necessities for your next get-away. Until 14 July, you can purchase the HeyChesto suitcase for a special launch price of £295 (RRP £415) with free initial embossing available on check-out… All that’s left is booking your flight!
Oliver Brown Antique Silk Top Hat, £500
Summer season is upon us, and with it a calendar chock-a-block with fancy soirées and social obligations – plus the strict dress code that comes with them. Any discerning closet will have at least one top hat for such occasions, and Oliver Brown offers the best of best. As the Official Men’s Formal Wear Licensee of Royal Ascot, the British label is of expectedly exceptional quality, and while their antique silk top hats are more expensive than your average, it’ll last you a lifetime – and then some. Utterly unique, the top hats are made from a unique silk plush and feature a long nap; the looms used are no longer even in existence. To guarantee a perfect fit, book in with the Oliver Brown top hat expert for a specialist fitting in store or in the comfort of your own home.
Away x Alex Eagle Carry-On, £225
Away have established themselves as tho go-to for functional and stylish suitcases, and as the cool girl of London’s fashion set, Alex Eagle is a natural choice for a collaboration. The result is as chic as you’d expect; slick navy polycarbonate suitcases which feature contrasting zippers in four colours including a coral pink reminiscent of terracotta rooftops and a golden yellow that has us summer dreaming. With matching insider packing cubes and personalisation options aplenty, together they’ve done the impossible and made packing fun… Now all you need to do is decide on your destination and
away you go.
5 Pack of Carrinet Veggio Reusable Storage Bags, £6.99
Single-use has become a dirty word, and rightly so. With plastic bags amongst the biggest contributors to our trash filled oceans, we’re banishing them for good – and replacing them with these Carrinet Veggio bags. Made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, the drawstring net bags are Food Grade, BPA Free, reusable and wholly recyclable. Plus, they are machine washable, easy to dry, do not attract bacteria, and help fresh produce breath to stay fresher for longer. It’s a win-win for you and the planet.
Breitling Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Ocean Conservancy Limited Edition, £4,880
With the support of celebrity Surfers Squad members Kelly Slater, Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore, Breitling have launched their newest limited-edition Superocean Heritage timepiece. The eye-catching watch marks the partnership between Breitling and Ocean Conservancy, celebrating their shared mission to maintain healthy oceans and clean beaches. As well as being uber-luxe, the 44m stainless-steel chronometer also boasts more eco credentials, straps made from repurposed fishing nets and 100% recycled packaging among them. In place of Champagne and canapés, the launch party consisted of a beach cleanup on the shores of Bali which resulted in hundreds of kilograms of trash and plastic being removed from the beach. A portion of all sales will be donated to Ocean Conservancy and its fight against ocean pollution – do good, look good.
Artis Phantom Cleansing Silks & Misting Bottle, £47.64
Take your cleansing routine to the next level with Artis’ Phantom Cleansing Silks, a beauty-tech-lover’s dream with dissolving textiles featuring breakthrough, patented nanofibre technology. This is ritualistic beauty at its best; with oil cleansing, foam cleansing and a light exfoliation for when your skin needs a really deep clean. They’re great for traveling too.
Ladies of Lulu Frida Basket Bag, £245
If you’re looking for your summer bag for the season, look no further. Lover of colour, pattern and all things kitsch, Lulu Guinness have just launched their most playful, fun collection to date. After the roaring success of their 2015 Frida basket bag, ‘Ladies of Lulu’ will see the bag’s long anticipated return, alongside two fresh new faces; Miranda and Blanche. Quirky, eye-catching and beautifully crafted from hand-pleated wheat straw, the capsule collection will add a pop of whimsy to even the most simple summer outfits. Pair with an ice-cream in hand, sand between toes and sun on skin for the complete look.
Heist Outer Body in Sienna, £95
Shapewear is notoriously uncomfortable and more often than not, ugly – enter Heist. The label that first stole our hearts with their seamless, move-when-you-move tights, did it again with their collection of chic and effective shapewear. Made using revolutionary HeroPanels that work to shape, smooth and slim, their outer-body bodysuit takes up to 5cm off (yes, seriously) without causing discomfort. The body suit’s breathable fabric, seam-free bonding, built-in bust support, easy to use hook-an-eye fastening and cool design has revolutionised the world of shapewear
– so much so that people are wearing it as outerwear too. In time for summer, Heist have just launched their best-selling bodysuit in fresh pops of colour: Ink, Ivy and Sienna. Pair with your favourite jeans or midi skirt for easy summer style.
Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé, £14.90
Lately it seems that sunshine and rain pour are equally likely on any given day, but having a good bottle of rosé in the fridge is always handy for when the sun does decide to make a spontaneous appearance – and luckily Babylonstoren’s rosé has made its UK debut just in time. The perfect summer sipper (it’s dangerously drinkable), you can expect a nose of strawberries and rose petals in this pretty-in-pink rosé. Pair with treats from Babylonstoren’s
pantry – we’re partial to the blonde chocolate bar and Kalamata olives – for a lovely, languid summer afternoon…
Madeleine Thompson Rimini Striped Cardigan, now £266 on Net-A-Porter
It might be almost summer but this is the UK after all and an unexpected cold chill is always around the corner. So a cardigan on hand (or in bag) is a necessity, and a gorgeous one is an added bonus. Bold and cheery, this Madeleine Thompson number will brighten up any sudden cases of overcast weather, and being made from dreamily soft cashmere in a relaxed longline silhouette, you won’t mind having to slip it on. Wear over a tee and jeans or midi-dress for an extra layer of warmth and style.
Opening Ceremony x YOOX Short Dress, £219
The last word in cool city style, New York label Opening Ceremony have teamed up with YOOX to bring us the capsule collection of our summer dreams. Made up of only eight pieces, the exclusive womenswear collection draws inspiration from the vibrant energy of music festivals all around the world. From printed pants, empire waist tops, crop tops, sweetheart neckline dresses and bike shorts, the eye-catching but versatile pieces are wearable all summer – festival bound or not. This floaty red number is definitely a contender against our favourite LBD.
Perfect Moment Women’s Starlight Leggings Navy, £95
We’re not going to lie and say that pulling on these leggings will make waking up for your 6am PT session easy, but we can tell you that they’ll definitely put a little extra pep in your step – or rather run. Crafted from a fully opaque stretch fabric with flattering seams and a wide waistband for comfort, they’re high-performance leggings that let you exercise without worrying about bunching, chafing or that pesky VPL… Plus, the stylish star design is the last word in chic active wear. Take them for a spin at one of the
best exercise classes in London.
Katharine Hamnett Global Green New Deal Now T-Shirt, £25
It’s World Environment Day and iconic fashion designer Katharine Hamnett is releasing a new slogan tee in celebration. The British designer has long been known to make political statements through her designs, and her new campaign t-shirt ‘GLOBAL GREEN NEW DEAL’ is no exception. The powerful words refer to Katharine’s lobbying for a new legislation that only allow goods into our economic blocs that are made to the same standards outside, as are mandatory inside – meaning that labour laws including health and safety are enforced; there are no underage workers; and workers receive a realistic living wage and have the right to form trade unions.
Messages and legislations like this are more pertinent than ever, so get your tee and spread the word.
111Skin Rose Gold Radiance Booster, £85
From the brand behind Kim Kardashian’s favourite sheet mask, 111Skin expands their glamorous skincare offering with the release of their high-performance serums, including their Rose Gold Radiance Booster. Formulated to give you that radiant glow sans sun damage, the booster is a must have for a make-up free summer season. Plus, the rose gold bottle will be the prettiest product in your medicine cabinet.
John Master Mask for Damaged Hair with Honey & Hibiscus, £39
We’re always on the look-out for those few magical hair products that can transform a bad hair day into a good one – and we’ve found a perfect one. The all sustainable brand John Masters Organics have launched their new Honey and Hibiscus Repair Range to cater to all your hair needs this summer. As always we love a quick fix-all and so naturally, their hair mask tops our list. Silicon-free, all organic and suitable for every hair type, the rescue formula restores hydration (not grease), strength and shine to your locks – no matter how many times you’ve bleached it. The mask also provides heat protection so you can get your weekly blow-out without worrying about frizz or breakage.
Edelweiss Bespoke Self-Playing Pianos Sold Exclusively at Harrods, POA
World-renowned piano maker Edelweiss is shaking up the music world with their new collection of rainbow pianos. Sales of acoustic pianos have dwindled from 30,000 in the 1980s to only 4000 today and Edelweiss is hoping that this new, bright and bold style (dubbed a ‘digital piano for the Instagram generation’) will entice more people to the traditional instrument. The Elmer is only one of five colourful (and fully customisable) self-playing pianos recently released by Edelweiss. Of course, despite breaking the mould with its fun exterior, you can expect the same superb craftsmanship of a classic Edelweiss piano. Instrument-cum-art-piece, the self-playing Elmer ushers in a new era of pianos to be enjoyed even if one doesn’t play.
‘The Hours’: Virginia Woolf’s manuscript of Mrs Dalloway
There are few authors as influential and interesting as Virginia Woolf, and the recent release by SP Books presents a new reason to delve back into the acclaimed author’s writing. Bringing together Woolf’s three handwritten notes in one luxury hand-bound edition of Mrs. Dalloway, you’ll gain new insight into one of her most famous works through the author’s own revisions, crossed out passages and the personal memos scrawled in the margins in her handwriting. Printed to the highest standard using vegetal ink and presented beautifully in a deluxe iron gilded slipcase, the manuscript is a wonderful addition to any discerning reader’s bookshelf.
Orelia London Cowrie Shell Huggie Hoop Earrings, £22
Call us nostalgic but suddenly the shell adorned jewellery of our teenage years have found their way back into our jewellery boxes – including this dainty pair of earrings from
Orelia London. Fusing two key trends this season (shells and huggie hoops, of course), these earrings are going to be your go-to for this summer. While they’ll look good worn with absolutely anything, for best results pair with salty hair, sun kissed skin and bare feet.
Pour Les Femmes Silk Night Dress in Pale Pink, £360
Nothing says easy luxury like a silk slip, and while this one from
Pour Les Femmes is labelled a night-dress we’re tempted to take it out of the bedroom and into every major event we have planned this season. The 100% silk slip is deliciously soft against (possibly sunburnt) skin, easy to wear and sublimely flattering with a v-neck which is mirrored at its back with a similar deep v. Plus unlike white shades, the light pink colour suits at whatever point of summer you’re at, whether that’s pale beginnings or deep tan ends. Founded by actress Robin Wright and designer Karen Fowler, Pour Les Femmes was founded with the aim of creating economic opportunity for women in conflict regions around the globe.
A Midsommer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, abridged and presented in block print by D.N.S.Sante Fe: Pictograph Press, 1953, £3,750
A perfect gift for anyone and whatever occasion (including a present from you to you for getting through a particularly long winter), a rare book from
Peter Harrington is an investment to last a lifetime. Celebrating literature that crosses national and linguistic borders, among its illustrious offerings you’ll find the first printed edition of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey for a cool £250,000, as well as a rare first French edition of Frankenstein – and second edition ever published – by Mary Shelley. Particularly covetable is this incredible edition of A Midsommer Night’s Dream, abridged and presented in block print featuring numerous woodcuts throughout; a beautiful addition to any library.
WANDLER Luna Bag in Inca Python, £570
If you haven’t heard of WANDLER yet, you will soon. Known for bold colours, eye-catching prints and fun silhouettes, it’s the label to know this summer – and this incredible python pattern embossed bag is a favourite in their covetable collection. Made from Italian calf leather with a colour coated interior that demonstrates the brand’s immaculate attention to detail, plus a satisfyingly roomy design, the bag is a practical alternative to the itsy bitsy micro-bag dominating the runways this season – but of course, still
very chic. You’ll be turning heads (and receiving compliments) when you’re toting this arm candy.
Lisou Victoire Silk Unisex Shirt, £250
Puff sleeves are everywhere, featuring on every shopping gallery and walking down every runway. For those of us a little wary of this larger-than-life style, the ones on this Lisou blouse are a happy medium. A charming love heart pattern printed on 100% silk, the bold look is a no-brainer for easy breezy summer fashion – and one that’s work appropriate too.
Lipault Soft Bucket Bag in Ruby, £219
A trend turned staple, the bucket bag is a mainstay in any modern woman’s wardrobe and this soft leather ruby number from Lipault is
the one to own. Stylish and practical with a removable shoulder strap, the Lipault Bucket Bag is a TARDIS of sorts, able to fit much more than you’d think just from looking at it. Plus, while it’s true we love all things black, we’ve made a resolution to stay away from the play-it-safe colour and this bag’s deep red is a happy medium between bold and classic.
Gourma Elephant Cufflinks for TUSK, £220
Dads are notoriously tricky to shop for and with Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to dig deep and find that perfect gift. Luckily Royal Warrant Holders, Grant Macdonald Silversmiths have launched their new collection of animal cufflinks perfect for the (and any other) occasion. Classic but not boring, the new collection features Luangwa lions, Kunene rhinos and Gourma elephants, all crafted from the finest solid sterling silver that will last generations. Incredibly detailed, these miniature masterpieces will be a wonderful addition to any father’s collection. Even more attractive than the cufflink’s intricate designs is their support of the
TUSK charity who initiate and fund conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa; 20% from each sale goes directly towards TUSK.
Niquesa Amore Dalia Large Pendant Tsavorite, £7,900
If you’ve been lucky enough to snag one of the very covetable tickets to the upcoming Chelsea Flower Show – or if you just like stunning necklaces – look no further than Niquesa for fine jewellery that’ll wow your friends (as well as passing strangers). Take inspiration from the blooming flowers of spring and opt for a subtle floral design like Nisquesa’s Dalia Tsavorite Pendant. Crafted from 18kt yellow gold and set with marquise cut tsavorite gemstones and brilliant cut diamonds, you’ll be stealing thunder from the real flowers.
CAMILLA Silk The Night We Met Wrap Dress, £920
CAMILLA is one of Harrods’ bestselling brands, and one look at this dreamy silk dress is enough to know why. Taking inspiration from the glittering trinkets and jewels you come across in Parisian flea markets, this pure silk dress brims with opulent details, featuring hand-placed crystal embellishments, delicate lace cuffs, fleur de lis buttons, and intricate beaded tie detail at the neck. Beautiful blouson-sleeves, a loose silhouette and ruffled hem make it the perfect option for warm nights and glamorous summer escapades.
Porta Romana Blob Lamp in Fawn, POA
While the arrival of sunshine normally ushers in a bout of spring cleaning, looking through Porta Romana’s products makes us want to accumulate rather than winnow down – starting with this aptly named Blob Lamp. Equal parts fun and sophisticated, classic meets contemporary in the unique silhouette, minimalist colour palette and quirky finishing touches of this covetable piece. Pair with a natural linen gathered shade for a lamp that’ll garner much admiration.
Rae Feather White Beaded Shell Necklace, £70
Nothing says summer season more than shell jewellery, and these luxurious pieces from resort label Rae Feather, are a welcome update on the pukka necklaces of our childhood. Strung with marble effect white beads, the golden shell charm on this beautiful necklace glimmers in the sunlight adding the perfect finishing touch on your summer outfit. Pair with a kaftan and sliders for an easy breezy summer look that’ll take you from the beach to rooftop aperitifs.
HERD Tote Bag ‘The Eye’ Large, £14
Bold, colourful and hardy, this big tote from HERD is the ideal bag to take you from the gym to the grocery store to the beach to the sports field and beyond. Whatever the occasion, it has you covered (and if you don’t end up needing it, just fold it up and put it away). Unlike other plastic totes where house-keys and coins seem to disappear into a blackhole, the zipped pocket keeps all your bits and bobs secure and within reach. Carried in hand or slung over the shoulder, the bags are a comfortable (and sustainable) change from single-use plastic bags – and won’t break on you! With a bright modernist design, minimum of 30% recycled material, double 100% cotton handles and a sturdy, wipe-clean surface, it’s a winner on all counts.
Rosie Assoulin Lace-trimmed Cotton Top, £725
Although the weather right now is more torrential storm than sunshine, as soon as the clouds clear and temperatures rise we’re going to be wearing this Rosie Assoulin top nonstop. Trimmed with sunflower-yellow ornate floral lace and lined with blue and white stripes, it’s the summer top of our dreams. Plus, the fitted bustier top and slight flare at the hem make it perfectly flattering without being too tight. Pair with jeans for a casual look, or layered over a wide skirt (there’s even a matching Rosie Assoulin one) for a very chic occasion.
Ganni Petunia Floral-Printed Raincoat, £120
The weather doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing at the moment, with spring showers (or just outright downpour) on the cards at any given moment. A trusty raincoat is definitely a necessity, and one that looks good is a bonus. Covered in multicoloured floral blooms and boasting big sleeves wide enough to accommodate a thick knit, this Ganni Petunia number is perfect to layer for a little added style and protection from the rain – without covering up your outfit. Plus, it’s on sale.
Jumbo All Over Stickers Candle Chewing Gum, £350
In honour of last night’s Met Gala and all of the wacky and wonderful costumes that walked down its red carpet, we’ve chosen something in keeping with this year’s theme of camp. Derived from Susan Sontag short essay
Notes on Camp, it is a sensibility that revels in theatricality, irony, playfulness and exaggeration – and by that definition, few designers do it better than Anya Hindmarch. Loud, garish but always stylish, Anya Hindmarch products are known tout a ginormous yellow smiley face, fried egg decal and a whole host of other eccentricities; this jumbo candle combines them all in one (heavenly scented) package – because a ‘more is more’ mentality goes hand in hand with camp.
‘ Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World’ by Scott Harrison, £12.45
We’re reluctant to call this a self-help book but you’d be doing yourself a huge favour adding this into your booklist. Billing itself as ‘a story of redemption, compassion, and a mission to bring clean water to the world’ THIRST by Scott Harrison tracks the author’s personal and turbulent journey from drugs, alcohol and debt to how he grew his NGO,
charity: water, to be the largest water-focused nonprofit in the United States, bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Having funded nearly 30,000 water projects serving 8.5 million people in 26 countries, charity: water has been name-checked by President Obama with Harrison being recognised on Forbes’ Impact 30, Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Harrison’s book has likewise garnered acclaim from big names like Brené Brown and Michael Bloomberg urging those who have ever dreamed of changing careers (or the world) to read this book. The story is engaging, heartwarming and inspiring; the perfect read to kickstart the next chapter of your life. 100% of Harrison’s net proceeds from the sale of the book will fund his charity’s mission across the world.
Orchis Trouser in Yellow Gingham, £255
At Lilliput & Felix, beachwear meets ready-to-wear and the results are stunning. Launched only in 2014, the British label have already made it onto hotlists and shopping galleries galore with their flattering shapes, whimsical colours and sustainable production that uses bespoke and recycled fabrics. There are few things that can ruin a beach day faster than the discomfort of forcing on denim shorts on sunburnt, saltwater-sticky skin but the wide-leg, elasticated waist and polyamide/elastane, ultra-chlorine resistant material of the Orchis trouser causes no such hassle. Plus, its colourful woven seersucker pattern is practically the sartorial equivalent of the summer season.
Alanza Respoke Espadrilles at Koibird, £495
With summer on the horizon and holidays being booked into the diary, it’s time we firmly set aside our knee-high boots for a more easygoing pair of shoes (preferably ones that pair well with a tan). Handcrafted by multigenerational craftsmen in La Rioja, these Respoke espadrilles have us dreaming of traipsing on sandy Barcelona beaches, dancing on cobblestone streets to flamenco music, and sipping on sangria at sundown – far more comfortable than a kitten heel, you can do it all in these handcrafted shoes that marry style, form and function with its slip-on style. As with all their shoes, this gorgeous pair feature a repurposed vintage Hermès scarf upper, combining luxury with an ease of style that better suits the warmer months. The Spanish brand is finally available to purchase in London at the
Koibird pop-up where you’ll find a whole host of covetable pieces to fulfil your sartorial summer dreams.
Magda Butrym Gaza Dress, £1,360
With days getting longer and summer getting closer, we’re once again looking to western films for fashion inspiration and this Magda Butrym number is the dress of our prairie girl dreams. Made from 100% silk, the dress moves beautifully, feels heavenly, and its shift silhouette fits effortlessly. Featuring button fastenings along the front, a long fringed hem and tie accents at the neck and sleeves, the dress is the perfect balance of sophisticated and fun. Whether you’re heading to a breakfast meeting or a dinner date, you can throw the dress on in a hurry for easy breezy luxury.
Aigle Unisex Nautical Rubber Boots, £95
The Boat Race may not get as much fashion coverage as other British sporting events but don’t let that stop you from dressing stylish (and practical). The Boat Race’s official boot partner, Aigle, have released a limited edition retail version of the boots worn by the participating teams. Naturally, the nautical boot will come in two colourways; pale blue for Cambridge and navy for Oxford. While we won’t pick sides, the pale blue is certainly eye-catching and summer friendly. Pick your team, don your boots and head to your viewing spot in style.
Olivia von Halle Printed Silk Robe, £330 on the Outnet
Mother’s Day is quite literally around the corner but if you’re not prepared, don’t worry – we’re not judging. Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is the last word in gifts to get you in your mum’s good books, and this Olivia von Halle printed silk robe is the crème de la crème of last minute presents. Deliciously decadent, the silk-satin robe in abstract floral print and navy piped trims, is the kind of thing most mums wouldn’t buy for themselves… which is where you come in. Chic, elegant and fun – consider your childhood tantrums forgiven. Plus, this one’s on sale and available for next day delivery (mum’s the word…).
Zeus + Dione Hexagon Frame Sunglasses, £188
The sun is shining and summer no longer seems like a distant dream, so naturally we’re on the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses. Perfectly timed, the Greek accessories brand Zeus + Dione have extended into sunglasses this spring. The covetable range strikes bold shapes and quirky colours, inspired by the history of Greece and Plato’s Theory of Forms. Plus, in keeping with the brand’s ethos of championing local craftsmanship, the entire collection is handmade in Greece by local artisans. Our pick has got to be the aptly named ‘Hexagon’ frames in this eye-catching but sophisticated mosaic colourway.
Superga x Farrow & Ball Trainers, £65
Iconic sneaker brand Superga and interior experts Farrow & Ball have collaborated on an exclusive range of bang on-trend trainers. Launching just last week, the three new exclusive colours mixed in-house by Farrow & Ball give the classic 2750 style a contemporary twist that make them a shoe-in to be your new favourite pair. Applying their interior eye to footwear, the shoes themselves reflect a Farrow & Ball room; the sole represents the colour of the floor, the foxing the skirting board and the canvas the walls. Finally, all the shoes are lined with Farrow & Ball’s bestselling Tessella wallpaper design.
Kurt Geiger x WaterAid Kensington Quench Cross Body Water Bottle Bag and Bottle, £89
The year’s hottest summer accessory? A reusable water bottle. Luckily Kurt Geiger have partnered with WaterAid to celebrate World Water Day with the launch of one that doubles as a stylish accessory. The leather bag and matching bottle is a serious update on that plastic Evian you’ve been hauling around all month. With some 7.7 billion plastic bottles disposed of in the UK every year, this one is as easy on the environment as it is on the eyes. Even better, £15 from every sale goes directly towards WaterAid’s work in getting clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to some of the world’s poorest communities. Look good, do good.
Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01, £5,250
To commemorate their partnership with TAG Heuer, Aston Martin has launched the DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition; finished in Monaco Black paint with red accents, the sleek sports car looks lifted straight from a James Bond film. Likewise, TAG Heuer have produced a corresponding limited edition timepiece. Featuring a hexagonal cut-out face matching the grille of the DBS and an embossed black leather strap with red detailing, the watch will complement the car in every way – co-ords never looked so good.
Alex Eagle x Gia Couture Firenze Bandana Heel, £330
Kitten heels have made their way back into our hearts (or closets) and these dreamy Alex Eagle x Gia Couture Firenze pair are definitely a contributing factor. Made in Italy, the heels’ velvet body and silk self-tie strap strike that delicate balance of girly and sophisticated. The 4.5cm heel is high enough to give you a little extra oomph and low enough that you’re not teetering around town. Simply put, they’re the perfect shoe.
Available exclusively at YOOX, £405
There are few bags as iconic as Chloé’s saddle bag; it’s as recognisable as a Goyard and as chic as a Birkin, but this newly released See By Chloé version offers all the style at a fraction of the cost. The modern classic takes on a bohemian charm in supple suede and brown leather, with rounded lines, textured panels and a beautiful braided ring detail its centre.
Le Specs Heart On Cat-Eye Glasses, £109
Time to update your glasses and on the hunt for something with some (le) specs appeal? In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Le Specs is launching its inaugural optical collection. The clear choice? These Heart On cat-eye specs in pink.
STOW The First Class Leather Tech Case £365
Out with the old (-fashioned battered writing case) and in with the new (travel tech case) for the ultimate in organised travel accessories. With slots for credit cards, ID, travel documents, folding plugs, a pen, phone charger and a mobile. HRH The Duchess of Sussex is a fan, apparently, and if it’s good enough for Meghan…
Premier Bentley Centenary Watch, from £7,950
In a tribute to 100 years of Bentley Motors, luxury watch brand Breitling unveiled the Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition earlier this month. With both companies known for quality, performance and design excellence, the watch is expectedly eye-catching in both its 18k red gold and stainless steel versions (although we are certainly partial to the gold). The watch marks a special moment in the long-standing partnership between the two iconic brands – the perfect addition to any watch collector’s trove, or an exceptional way to start.
Claudie Pierlot x UNESCO Earth Screen Printed T-Shirt, £80
As part of its renewed partnership with UNESCO, Claudie Pierlot has created four organic cotton t-shirts printed with universal messages to support values that resonate with each of us; tolerance, solidarity and sustainable development. As well as £5 of each t-shirt sold being donated to UNESCO, £1 will also be donated per photo posted with the hashtag #RiseUpWithClaudie on Instagram.
Available to purchase from ELEMIS from 15 March, £65
With storm warnings ahead, winter is sadly far from over and our skin is bearing the burden. Enter the limited-edition ELEMIS x RIXO Beauty Edit which promises to reintroduce some radiance into our lives (or at least our faces) with four of its bestsellers. RIXO’s addition comes in the form of a 15% discount code, plus an adorable love-heart print scrunchie to pull back your tresses when washing your face, although this one is definitely cute enough to make it out of your bathroom and into your day-to-day routine.
Silou Phoebe Unitard in Chilli Oil, £189
If, like us, sartorial motivation is what it takes to get you to the gym, up your activewear game with this beautiful unitard from ethical brand Silou. Available in black or chilli oil colour ways, it’s top of our lust list to improve our barre performance. Need somewhere to wear it? Check out our edit of the
best exercise classes in London.
Perfect Moment x Net A Porter International Women’s Day T-shirt, £145
Happy International Women’s Day! Buy this t-shirt by Perfect Moment, sold exclusively with Net A Porter, and contribute to the
#BalanceIsBetter movement – 100% of the profits go to Women for Women International.
Serax Herb Pots with Saucer, £62
The grow-your-own movement is gaining ground. Spice up your kitchen with some homegrown herbs, made more beautiful with this trio of herb pots by Serax.
Lulu Guinness Polly bag, £225
Spring is mere weeks away, which means the SS19 collections are starting to drop online. Our newest crush? Lulu Guinness’ brand new handbag, the ‘Polly’. She’s the perfect party +1, just the right size for your purse, phone, wallet and, naturally, a lipstick or two.
Noor Fares Muladahara Garnet Pendant, Prana Collection, £895
Already thinking about what to buy the most important woman in your life for Mother’s Day? We’re eyeing this Noor Fares garnet pendant, part of the Prana Collection, which is linked to the heart chakra to connect with higher energies of love and compassion. (She might let us borrow it, too…)
Whangee-handle telescopic umbrella by London Undercover, £65
If the global-warming induced weather the past few days has had you fooled, cruising around town without an umbrella just in case London’s traditional rain returns, we’re thinking you might be needing a little protection right now. Order this beautifully bright brolly from London Undercover, complete with a unique and comfortable whangee-bamboo handle, and keep it in your purse or briefcase – just in case. It is February, after all. The weather is in turmoil, so best be prepared for anything.
Shop Lark & Berry Jewellery here.
Jewellery designers Lark & Berry are spreading the word to customers and diamond-lovers everywhere that there is no physical difference between lab-grown and mined diamonds. The only differences are the lower price point, and the “vastly less environmental damage to Earth” says founder Laura Chavez. Mined diamonds, simply put, are unethical and unsustainable. So when thinking about buying a beautiful piece of jewellery, choose lab-grown diamonds by Lark & Berry, a rapidly emerging brand bringing something new and sustainable to the table.
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile, £24
Been wondering how to work this year’s pantone colour of the year into your everyday look? (It’s keeping us up at night, too.) Never fear, we’ve found the perfect answer with natural beauty brand RMS’ gorgeous lip and cheek colour in Smile, perfect for adding a fresh spring blush into your makeup look.
Theo Fennell Bee Drop Earrings, £3,950, for stockists call 020 7591 5000 or visit 169 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6SP
Spring is in the air and we’re absolutely buzzing. What better way to celebrate than with these stunning Theo Fennell Bee Drop Earrings, crafted from 18ct Yellow & White Gold featuring 11.76ct Citrine, 0.16.ct Black Diamond and 0.22ct Yellow Sapphire.
ghd glide, £125
Hello, ghd? The 90s called. It wants its hot brush back. Not happening – we’re obsessed with the latest addition to ghd’s styling range. The ‘glide’ is the perfect second-day-hair styler, the heated ionised brush banishes frizz to leave hair looking smooth and glossy in a few strokes so you can run straight out the door. Available for a limited time, get yours while you can (but you can’t have ours).
DL1961 Hepburn High Rise Wide Leg in Ashford, £193
It’s official: the bootcut jean is back for 2019. Before you run, screaming for the hills, just check out these high-rise wide legged jeans by DL1961. In vintage mid-wash blue, these raw-hemmed jeans are given a modern feel with on-trend side panelling, and the flattering fit will look great right through until summer worn with chunky heeled boots or plimsolls.
Farlows Ladies Sheepskin Jerkin, £550
Warm cold country days with this simple sheepskin jerkin from Farlows. Layer under your wax jacket for cold and wet walks
that end at cosy country pubs or when the weather warms throw over a printed shirt or a silk blouse and you’re good to go.
Links of London Endless Love 18kt Yellow Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings
Valentine’s Day might be over, but you can keep the love going all year with these gorgeous little gold hoop hearts by Links of London.
Earrings “Tivoli”, CHF 22’600.- (VAT included)
A new romance is blossoming, and it began to bloom as soon as we set eyes on The Tivoli Collection by Adler Jewellery: garden delight. Adorn your ears with these stunning 18kt white gold earrings with tourmalines, aquamarines and diamonds aplenty, and make your ears very happy (as well as everyone who gets to admire them). Plus, if you love the garden of delight collection as much as we do, treat yourself this Valentine’s Day to the accompanying ring, for a match made in jewellery heaven.
The Carry-On: Aluminium Edition by Away Travel, £425
Going on a
micro-trip in the next coming weeks? Don’t let an old suitcase weigh you down. Away Travels’ new Aluminium Edition Carry-Ons are super sleek, stylish and are designed ‘to last a lifetime’. Choose from Rose Gold or Steel – we’re lusting after the Rose Gold.
Radley London Eleanor Bag, £199
Radley London has teamed up with Eleanor Tomlinson as part of its Radley Spirit campaign, celebrating women who live life on their own terms. Hand-picked by the British actress, this simple, chic cross-body suede and leather bag is available in three colourways, but we’re leaning toward this leopard print number.
American Performer Mustang by Fender, £999
Fender has released a new range of beautiful guitars that combine traditional aspects and modern features. The American Performer Series guitars still have the recognisable Fender physical design, but there are new elements that guitar players should be very excited about.These guitars have the new Yosemite pickups, and a patented Double-Tap humbucking pickup. The updates make for a really smooth play. (But if you don’t play the guitar, just buy one of these and mount it on your wall. Pretty, no?)
The Loxley Mini Cross Body Bag by Fairfax & Favor, £295
Looking to up your smart handbag game? Look no further than Fairfax & Favor’s new handbag collection, Loxley. Pick from either a beige or black shoulder bag big enough to hold a laptop, papers and lunch, or go for our favourite, the more compact navy cross-body bag that is as smart as it is stylish.
Saint Laurent Lou Lou Sunglasses, £295, www.ysl.com
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, see the world through heart-shaped glasses and allow a little romance into your life with these Saint Laurent Lou Lou shades. Nous les aimons.
The Desmond & Dempsey Jumby Bay Island Long Set, £150
This is our kind of collaboration. Want your pyjamas to conjure up balmy evenings in the Caribbean? Now they can, thanks to Desmond & Dempsey’s new collection in collaboration with private hideaway resort Jumby Bay Island off Antigua. With an exclusive print to celebrate the tropical destination, the PJs will look equally chic thrown over a swimsuit on the Jumby Bay beach or for lazy Sunday mornings snuggled up in bed (under four blankets) to beat the British chill.
Aspinal of London Trinket Box in Bordeaux Croc, £395
The micro-bag trend lives on for SS19 and this Aspinal trinket box is our pick of the bunch. Just big enough for your phone, keys and a credit card, it’s the perfect pick for when you’re going out-out. Oh, and you’ll fit a lipstick in there, too; we’d recommend a matching Bordeaux rouge.
Perfect Moment Women’s Star Print Ski Suit, £690
Did somebody say ‘snow day’? Whether you’re off to the Alps, or just gearing up for a day’s sledging on the local common, make sure you stay warm and dry (and look the part, of course,) with Perfect Moment’s star print ski suit.
One Hundred Stars & KEW Magnolia Purple Gown, £75
Take a slice of Kew Botanical Gardens home with you in the form of this gorgeous One Hundred Stars floral gown. Absolute perfect for sashaying around your house in while making grand declarations.
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Valentine’s Day is coming up and we have a sneaking suspicion that Google searches for engagement rings will drastically increase. If you do happen to be looking for an engagement ring, look no further than Simon Wright Jewellery. One of our most trusted
Great British Brands, Simon Wright are experts in creative personalisation when it comes to jewels, and can create something completely different to what’s on the high street using coloured stones, unique gems, and a delicate craftsmanship that promises to leave both the customer and their new fiancee full of glee.
New & Lingwood Navy Runcorn Reversible Short Raincoat, £795
Stay dry this season in New & Lingwood’s classic reversible raincoat. Practical and timeless, it will traverse the seasons and take you right through the year. (Just layer appropriately underneath.)
Christian Dior Vintage Trotter saddle tote, £4,458
The major revival of the Dior saddle bag proves that trends in fashion keep coming back around – so if you’ve got a spare 4 grand lying around, invest in this classic vintage Dior bag and take pride in a clear investment piece that will brighten up any outfit and instantly add a highly sought-after injection of style into this grey January.
Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C Brightening Protective Daily Serum, £85
Add an antioxidant hit into your daily skincare regime to protect against free radical damage, in the form of this brightening serum by Omorovicza. Light enough to use morning or evening, it protects while it stimulates collagen production for a more youthful, glowing complexion.
R.M. Williams Burnished Boots in Chinchilla, £460
Add a spring to your step with some buy-now-wear-forever Chelsea boots by R.M. Williams. We love their burnished collection in this rich burnt chestnut ‘chinchilla’ colourway, which are available for men and women. Comfortable from the moment you put them in, they’ll feel like a second skin by week two.
Sir | Madam Fauna Grand Cup, Cat, £18
If, like us, you’re surviving this cold snap with an endless stream of hot cups of tea (and the last remaining Christmas biscuits), ensure your cup is large (and cheery) enough for the task. We love this cat print cup by Sir | Madam, also available in a menagerie of alternative animal prints. But you can’t beat a cat, can you?
Iris & Ink Jess cropped mesh-panelled two-tone stretch leggings, £65
How’s the New Year, New You programme coming along? Need a little motivation? We find ours in the form of fancy new gym kit, such as these gorgeous two-tone leggings from The Outnet’s Iris & Ink activewear collection.
Moose Knuckles Nutana Jacket, £2,628
When it’s this cold outside, put your faith in the Canadians to keep you warm; they’re much better equipped for these temperatures. We’re wrapping ourselves in this Moose Knuckles shearling jacket at all times for the foreseeable, unless in the presence of an open fire.
Jo Malone London Bronze Wood & Leather Cologne Intense, £120
There are few sights more welcome than a cream Jo Malone London box tied with black ribbon, especially when it houses a brand-new fragrance to fall in love with. The latest addition is completely perfect for this cold snap, smoky and warming with wood and leather brightened by notes of juniper and grapefruit.
Padfield Cosmetic Pouch, £135
Jetting off for some winter sun? Firstly, what an excellent choice, enjoy. Secondly, we’d recommend investing in Padfield’s cosmetic pouch in grey moonstruck leather to keep all your travel beauty kit in order. The matching zip pouches are perfect for keeping your travel documents organised, too.
Radley Fountain Road Handbag, £199
This black zip-detail leather handbag is the perfect size for fitting all your daily essentials. And we challenge you to find an outfit it
won’t go with. Come on, we’ll wait…
Ettinger Capra Long Wallet With Zipped Pocket, £195
Leave excess baggage in 2018 by treating yourself to this sleek and smart long white purse from one of our
Great British Brands, Ettinger. Designed with the style-conscious customer in mind, the zip allows security and the slim design means it will slip discreetly in your jacket pocket. Plus, personalise it with your initials for an extra £30. It’s treat yourself Friday! Didn’t you know?
Papier Cordelia Mother of Pearl 2019 Diary, £21.99
Still not got yourself organised for the year ahead? (Don’t worry, we’re still in a Christmas slump, too.) Get yourself back on track with a beautiful 2019 diary by Papier. We’re keen on this personalised floral number, part of the Mother of Pearl collaboration, and better yet, everything is 15% on the site right now.
See more diaries in our best of 2019 round-up
Chanel Vintage Sequinned Vinyl Bag, £11,033
Now, we’re not saying that January is known to be the month you have a spare £11K lying around. However, if you do, this might just be the very best way to spend it. The year ahead would be infinitely chicer, non?
Tumi 232322 mccoy gym bag, £465
If you’re going to be part of the New Year New You shiny gym brigade, you may as well go all out with a stylish new gym bag. This Tumi number features a compartment for dirty clothes, a waterproof shoe pocket, and elastic straps to hold your yoga mat or jacket. Pretty nifty.
Pierre Marcolini Les Coeurs de Victoria Beckham The Gold Edition 2018, £45
Got a birthday present to buy this month? Avoid any ‘wasn’t this half price in the January sales?’ embarrassment, and opt for the ultimate in chocolate indulgence, this Pierre Marcolini Les Coeurs de Victoria Beckham special edition. Because if you happen to have a reason to celebrate in January, you deserve to do it with chocolates.
Missoni Home Trinity Throw, £277.80
Brighten up your home ready for next season with this cheerful striped Missoni throw, currently reduced by 70% in the Amara sale. We’ll take two.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £32
Partaking in Veganuary? Extend it to your makeup bag and seek out truly exceptional vegan cosmetics. We love Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation, which is 100% cruelty-free and gives a gorgeous full coverage with just a hint of glow.
Isabel Marant Etoile Single Breasted Coat, £291
If you still haven’t found your perfect winter coat, the January sales is the perfect time to invest. This Isabel Marant Etoile single breasted check coat is now less than £300, and see you stylishly through to spring.
Moët Impérial Brut Cracker, £19.99 each
Who wouldn’t be chuffed to find a mini Moët & Chandon cracker at the Christmas table? Filled with confetti and a miniature Champagne bottle, good times are guaranteed.
Alice Peto A-Z Large Rectangular Placemat, £22
Want to make mealtimes slightly more educational? Invest in a set of Alice Peto’s beautifully illustrated placemats, featuring everything from the alphabet to the times tables.
Victoria Ragna Areia Cashmere Stole, £375
Still searching for that elusive perfect Christmas gift? This Victoria Ragna reversible cashmere stole is made in the UK and is available in two colour-ways. It makes the perfect winter warmer – your only problems will be choosing which option to go for, and then parting with it.
8 By Yoox Ankle Boot, £154
Sashay seamlessly from party season into SS19 with these delightful lace-up ankle boots by 8 by Yoox. Top of our Christmas wish list (promise we’ve been good).
McKenzie Childs Buckingham Nutcracker Decorative Ornament, £164
Fast-track your Christmas decoration with this statement Nutcracker ornament. It will take your mood from zero-to-mistletoe-and-wine in an instant.
Couverture 20th Anniversary Candle, £390
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Couverture has created 20 limited edition, No Chemical candles. It’s large, handcrafted in Paris and smells like ginger, pepper, flowers and aromatic spices. Light it up and let it burn throughout the cool festive period.
Frida Kahlo inspired earrings, £270, VICKISARGE, 38 Elizabeth Street and vickisarge.com
Whether it’s the finishing touch for your Christmas party outfit, or the perfect present for your favourite friend you’re looking for, the search ends here. These Frida Kahlo-inspired earrings perfectly capture the sartorial mood of 2018, while adding just the right amount of sparkle this party season.
Jusbox Golden Serenade eau de parfum 75ml, £250
A signature scent should be not only personal and memorable, it should be meaningful. With notes of saffron and clove, incense and patchouli and oud oil and vanilla, this romantic fragrance was created in homage to Glenn Miller and his Orchestra’s hit song ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo, which was awarded the first ever gold record. Linking together the emotions attached to scents and music, this luxe fragrance makes the perfect Christmas present.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea Chinaware, £195
Loved The Savoy’s The Tiger Who Came to Afternoon Tea? Well now you can take the chinaware home with you, in the form of this adorable tea set. With a teapot, four cups and saucers and four side plates, you can recreate the afternoon tea at your leisure. (Or be appropriately prepared for your next impromptu tiger visitor.)
Darzi Clothing Company Mens Green Weave Wool Gilet, £165
Designed and made in the UK from 100% mid-weight Shetland tweed and lined with a soft British fleece, this warm gilet is the perfect winter warmer for seasonal country pursuits.
Delilah Colour Intense Eyeshadow Palette, £34
Want a festive update on your burnt smoky look for party season? Invest in Delilah’s super-wearable eyeshadow palette, which has a gorgeous mix of matte and shimmer shadows in bronze, gold and chocolate hues.
Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace Eau de Toilette, £95
‘Tis the season for schluffing by the fireplace. Don’t have a fireplace? No problem – spritz a few spritzes of Maison Margiela’s Replica By The Fireplace Eau de Toilette and let the recognisably nostalgic scent transport you a warm, crackling fireplace. The Replica collection sweetly bottles comfortably familiar smells, and By The Fireplace uses notes of pink pepper, clove and orange flower to mentally whisk you away to a deliciously cosy apres-ski evening in 1971, in the French Alps.
Bang Bang Copenhagen Let It Snow jumper, £54
It’s officially Christmas jumper season. Make sure your little one has the cutest sweat of the year with this Bang Bang Copenhagen Let It Snow Jumper.
Here it is: the party dress to put all other party dresses to shame. Here’s a piece that’ll make you absolutely stand out from the crowd without showing tons of leg or chest, should you want to opt for a more modest (but fabulously high-key) party look this season. Pair with the last two luxury list items and there you have it, the best Christmas party outfit anyone’s ever worn, ever.
Racil Gilda Sequin Dress, £1,175
Scrolling for a pair of party shoes that’ll keep you going all winter long? Enter Attico, the brand that should be on everyone’s radars this party season. The collection on Farfetch is a treasure trove of feathers, sequins, embellishments and patterns, and these mules are deservedly top of our luxe list today. The low triangle heels allow a solid comfort that can take you from office to party, and the chic black velvet and satin materials used means they’ll look equally as show-stopping paired with jeans and a sequin blouse as they would with a simple little black mini dress. As a wise woman once said, ‘these boots are made for walking’ (and dancing, and jumping, and being admired).
. WILLIAM & SON The London Collection earrings, £14,190
You can find these gems and more Christmas shopping ideas on our
! Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide
We understand that with the ghastly (yet unfortunately typical) combination of rain, wind and chill, you might currently be in a comfortable slump of wearing black, grey, and more black. Who can be bothered to put together a colourful outfit when the grey skies match the winter mood? Take a load off and let these luxuriously Christmassy earrings do the talking. The perfect festive accessory, they’re low-key but the splash of Tsavorite Garnets will brighten up any outfit. Put them on your Christmas list now, and wear a part of William & Son’s first in-house jewellery line.
Mickey Mouse Limited Edition Fridge by SMEG, £1,699, Available at SMEG stores
In case you hadn’t heard, Mickey Mouse is celebrating his (its? interesting) 90
th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, a host of brands have collaborated with Disney to create Mickey-themed collections. Our pick of the bunch? This Mickey Mouse printed limited edition fridge from SMEG.
Pikes at Rockett St George Gold Rock On Hand Coat Hook, £130
Are you still hanging your coat up on a regular coat hook? Or a tired old coat stand? Stop immediately and replace it with this Pikes X Rockett St George Rock On Coat Hook. This whimsical wall-hanging is much jollier home for your outerwear.
Adler Alizé Paradise Now Earrings, £POA, adler.ch email: [email protected]
The ultimate party piece, these Alizé earrings are set in 18kt white gold set with 584 pink sapphires totalling 2.80 cts and 304 diamonds, totalling 1.46 cts. Please Santa, we’ve been oh-so-good this year.
Moose Knuckles Lac Bouchette Parka, £579
Warm enough to keep you cosy throughout the British winter, but lightweight enough for everyday wear, this Moose Knuckles Parka will seamlessly transition between country and town wear.
Prada Oversized Gilet, £4,545
The chances of you being lost to your loved ones on the
outdoor ice rink this festive season while wearing this statement pink trim shearling Prada gilet? Non-existent.
Noush Kashan single pendant in Swiss blue topaz, £1,100
‘Tis the season…to start making very obvious hints about what you’d like for Christmas. Top of our wish list? This Noush 18k gold, swiss blue topaz and diamond necklace by Noush. Pretty please.
Normann Circus Pouf in Blush, £410
Is your favourite chair missing a footstall? It’s crying out for this timeless Normann design in chic blush-pink velvet.
The Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Masquerade Ball Festive Gift Pack, £160 at Selfridges
Looking for something special to give the whiskey lover in your life? Royal Salute has launched its Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Masquerade Ball gift set, which is inspired by the famed royal Masquerade Balls held at the Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens in London. The stunning box featuring an intricate laser cut lid is a keeper.
Hot dog and Eagles Hardback Notebooks by Luke Edward Hall, £19.99 each
Two pieces of stationery news. Firstly, Papier has launched in the US (such an exciting development for our friends across the pond). Secondly, to celebrate item one on this mini news agenda, they’ve partnered with British artist and interior designer Luke Edward Hall, who has created a series of Americana-inspired illustrations and sketches for the most covetable notebook collection of the season.
The Reeds X J.Crew rainbow cable-knit crewneck sweater, £108
J.Crew has collaborated with Brooklyn-based designer The Reeds, known for reworking vintage sweaters into one-of-a-kind pieces. This rainbow cable-knit crewneck knit is our pick of the playful collection, with just a nod to seasonal merriment. It definitely qualifies as a festive knit, but the rainbow weave is subtle enough that you’ll be wearing this knit through to spring. Invest now…
River Café Large Box, £600
Stuck for what to buy for a Christmas present this year? Choose a hamper – there’s one for every possible theme you could want. For foodies, buy a River Café hamper, packed to the brim with luxurious treats. This box contains River Café Olive Oil, Paolo Petrilli Tomatoes, Mostarda, Gentile Spaghetti + Penne, Ortiz Anchovies, Polenta, Wild Oregano, Volpaia Herb Vinegar, Dried Porcini, Piemontese Hazlenuts, Amadei Chocolate Drops, Nougat, River Café Candied Orange Peel + Biscotti, Volcano Coffee, Sicilian Orange Blossom Honey, Isole & Olena Vin Santo, Massolino Barolo, Bellavista Franciacorta, Alessi Cheese Grate + Citrus Juicer, Fine Linen Napkins, River Café Apron, and a ’10 ingredients’ Limited Edition Cookbook. Should keep you going through to the New Year.
Find more Christmas hamper ideas in our roundup ! HERE
Joules Toasty Heavyweight Beanie with Pom-A-Pom, £24.95
At this late point in the year, it’s undeniably time for hats, gloves and scarves. Though you might not avoid hat hair, a hat will keep you warm like no other accessory will. Treat yourself to this heavyweight, toasty warm beanie from Joules and feel and look good this season!
For more winter hat inspiration, read our round-up of the best ones here!
8 by YOOX Boots, £173
YOOX launches its own brand with 8 by YOOX, packed with modern creations inspired by AI-led trend indicators for a line tailored specifically to YOOX shoppers’ needs. Sounds soulless? On the contrary. Functional? Yes. Wearable? Yes. But with flair. “Today we are combining the latest artificial intelligence with the human spirit and creative talent of our design team. Technology is usually invisible to the customer; 8 by YOOX makes it desirable and tangible,” says Federico Marchetti, Founder of YOOX. These flat knee-high boots will never go out of style.
Clark’s Botanicals Retinol Rescue Eye Serum, £80
the skincare buzzword of the year, but is it something you should be adding to your regime? If anti-ageing is one of your main concerns, then yes. A potent form of Vitamin A, retinol promotes skin renewal and enhances collagen production, thus lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If most of these fine lines live around your eyes, make this Clark’s Botanicals Retinol Rescue Eye Serum your number one stop, which should see noticeable improvements within a week.
Twinset Girl Wool blend striped jumper, £135
Keep your little one warm and stylish in Twinset Girl’s wool-blend striped jumper. It’s cosy and bright with a striking floral pattern. Works with leggings, jeans, tutu, anything! For more fashion advice and shopping inspiration for kids, read our guide to
Opt for a less garish, more understated Christmas jumper this year. Acne’s thick, luxuriously-feeling ribbed wool jumper is boxy and flattering, chunky and cosy. Don it for the Christmas season ahead and enjoy a less obvious Christmas jumper that stylishly still does the job.
TUMI Alpha Bravo Recycled London Roll-Top, £395
The London Roll Top Backpack is part of Tumi’s very first recycled collection. Made from 70% post-industrial and post-consumer waste material, the backpack is spacious and smart with comfortably padded features, perfect for the on-the-go Londoner. With a laptop and tablet pocket, 2 card pockets and a key leash amongst many other features, take advantage of the free personalisation service and make a busy friend or family member very happy and that much more organised this Christmas.
Aesop + RIMOWA Köln Travel Kit, £350
If you’re constantly on the move but hate carrying around bundles of bottles, treat yourself (or a lucky someone else) to this curated travel kit courtesy of Aesop and RIMOWA. Presented in an aluminium case signature to RIMOWA, the kit includes a luxurious selection of skin, hair and oral-care products, plus three Parsley Seed skincare products that are ideal for travel. *Adds to Christmas wish list immediately.
Lucia High Heel Suede Stretch Over-the-Knee Boot, £450 by Keith Scarrott
On the hunt for the perfect AW18 boots? The hunt ends here. These suede over-the-knee boots by Keith Scarrott are just screaming out for a floaty printed dress, leather biker and cat-eye shades. Oh, and a crisp sunny autumn day to wear them on would be nice.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Stainless steel black diamond dot dial, £1,095
The Lady Freelancer by Raymond Weil is a beautiful feminine timepiece with just a touch of sparkle. The perfect gift for the lady in your life, or a fitting to-me-from-me reward for your latest commission, should you happen to be a ‘lady freelancer’.
Luca Faloni Sky Blue Portofino Linen Shirt, £130
An expert in fine materials and impeccable craftsmanship, Luca Faloni is our go-to for timeless, quality menswear. The Italian label’s Portofino linen shirt is the perfect piece for summer; classic, cool and comfortable.
Charlotte Olympia Poe Belt Purse, £725
Did somebody say Halloween? Well, consider us suitably festive having selected this Poe Belt Purse from Charlotte Olympia’s spooktacular (or alternative over-used Halloween superla-pun) autumn line. Big enough to hold a handful of trick-or-treat candies to distribute at your leisure. Or a couple of eggs for those who deserve a trick.
Bisque Classic Radiator in Ombre, £POA, www.bisque.co.uk
London-based Bisque, pioneer of the fanciest radiators out there, has added a new finish to its colour portfolio. Bet you didn’t know you needed a dip-dyed radiator? Until now.
Hand Knitted Argyle Scarf In Cream/Grey Multi, £495
Winter is here, there’s no denying it. Wrap up warm in this hand-knitted scarf from Pringle of Scotland and stay cosy whilst looking good. It’s made with 79% Wool, 18% Alpaca and 3% Polyamide, and the white and black contrast with a dash of yellow makes it the perfect winter accessory to go with any coat.
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Blue ‘Cocktails’ Neon Light, £70
Is a home bar even complete without a neon ‘cocktails’ light above it? No, we rather think not. Hang it above your drinks trolley or just strategically in your kitchen to remind you to shake up your weekend.
School of Athens Pocket Square, Rampley & Co, £75
Add a flash of colour and design into your suit jacket with the help of Rampley & Co’s artistic pocket squares. They’re designed and made in Britain using the finest, most luxurious silk, linen and tweed. Hold a little piece of art near your heart with the accessories made in collaboration with some of the worlds most renowned galleries including the
British Museum and the National Gallery.
Beulah Anti-Slavery Day T-Shirt, £40
In 2010, the Anti-Slavery Day Act was introduced as an Act of the Parliament of the UK to raise awareness of the urgent need to completely eradicate human trafficking, slavery and exploitation. To support this important cause, Beulah London has created this organic cotton, UK printed t-shirt in collaboration with Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK). It costs £40 and 100% of the profits will go directly to supporting young people who’ve been trafficked. A small purchase for a great cause (and luckily, it’s a pretty cute tee).
Baobab Brussels Art Nouveau Scented Candle, £89
This limited-edition Baobab scented candle is the perfect seasonal addition to your autumn home. With notes of honey, sandalwood and cypress it’s warming, comforting and (ever-so-slightly) Christmassy.
Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips, £24
Avoid the inevitable chapped lips this season by purchasing Charlotte Tilbury’s glossy, luxuriously textured Superstar Lips. The shade ‘Happy Lips’ does what it says on the tin. Let the fun coral colour light up the darkening days! You can find this product, amongst a host of others on our new
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Lululemon x Francesca Hayward of The Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Jumpsuit, £108
Dreamt of a career in The Royal Ballet? You can be one step (/garment) closer to fulfilling that dream by owning a piece of Francesca Hayward of The Royal Ballet’s Lululemon dancewear collection. This drapey jumpsuit can be worn over tights and leotard to and from classes or rehearsals, or on its own for when you want to flounce about and look like an off-duty ballerina in style.
Group Partner Banana Swimsuit Girl Plant Pot, £65, Trouva
Part of the special collection curated by Pandora Sykes from Trouva’s community of independent boutiques, we love this playful plant pot from Group Partner. The perfect way to keep those hazy summer days living on in your home through autumn and beyond.
Musto Holkham Br2 Oil Cloth Jacket, £275
Waterproof to Musto’s BR2 standards, this Holkham jacket will keep you dry in even the most torrential of downpours. A must-have for this season’s planned outdoor pursuits, the oilcloth twill outer will protect you from the elements, while the soft cotton lining is soft to the touch and keeps you warm by trapping in heat. The handwarmer pockets are a nice touch.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Bucherer Blue Editions, £1,650
The ideal watch for F1 fans (something to bear in mind with gifting season fast approaching), this TAG Heuer Formula 1 Bucherer Blue Editions features a blue dial with hand-applied indexes and a rotating aluminium bezel with a 60-minute scale. In addition to the stainless-steel bracelet, this special edition features a blue rubber strap, for a sporty finish, while the automatic watch has a power reserve of 38 hours.
PIXI Glow Mist, £16
Stay cool in the heat wave with a hydrating face mist, like this one from PIXI. Enriched with 13 natural oils, plus hydrating propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts, not only will it help you keep cool in the city, it will give skin a gorgeous dewy finish and relieve redness and irritation. It’s our ultimate summer beauty essential.
Lazul Leo Wrap Skirt, £435
Stay cool in style during the heat wave with this stunning lemon-print silk wrap skirt by Lazul. Dress up with a matching print off-the-shoulder top or down for the daytime with a cute slogan tee and ballet pumps.
Rotten Roach Eye Candy Linen-Blend T-Shirt
Stay cool in a classic white tee, jazzed up with illustrations and slogans by British illustrators. Cult New York label Rotten Roach has called upon London-based artist Poppy Chancellor to design this cute, kitschy tee that’s now available at Selfridges. Tuck into a high-waisted denim skirt for an off-duty summer look.
Algenist Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Gel Moisturiser, £55 & Algenist Reveal Concentrated Luminizing Drops, £30
Your two-stop shop to a gorgeous summer glow, moisturise with anti-ageing and hydrating Splash moisturiser (the smooth gel texture makes it the perfect summer choice) and then give your complexion a luminous finish with a few dots of the Luminizing Drops. Add to the cheekbones, brow bones and centre of the nose to highlight, or mix with your usual foundation for an all-over radiance.
Hannah Shucksmith Clement Aqua Bracelet, £95
Remain anchored with Hannah Shucksmith’s Clement collection; our pick is this pretty Aqua Chalcedony and gold vermeil bracelet.
Dufrane Watches Bergstrom Cinq, $1,200
Only five of these stunning Bergstrom Cinq watches have ever been made, and there are just two left, so time is of the essence if you think this limited edition mechanical watch is your perfect match.
Joanna Wood Butterfly Drum Lampshade, £108.
Bring the outside in with this gorgeous lampshade from Joanna Wood. Decorated with colourful garden butterflies, it’s guaranteed to perk up even the simplest of lamps…
Lock & Co Hatters Fallen Petal Sylvia Fletcher Hat, £925.
Royal Ascot starts today! Make sure you stand out from the crowd in this Lock & Co petal hat. This stunning creation of hand-crafted silk flowers is more a piece of art than headwear, and the blush hue will suit all skin tones. See more outfit ideas for Ascot in our
Wild & Wolf Gooseneck Lamp, £62
Brighten up your home office with this mustard-yellow desk lamp by Wild & Wolf.
The Two Person Groombridge Picnic By Fortnum & Mason, £100.
Today marks the start of National Picnic Week, so why not celebrate with this divine picnic for two from Fortnum & Mason. The ultimate hamper features both sweet and savoury items and is available for vegetarians and vegans too! Perfect for grazing in the park on a sunny afternoon…
Manolo Blahnik Martamod teal satin sliders, £745.
A summer of weddings and garden parties doesn’t have to mean sore feet; up your sartorial game with these embellished satin sliders by Manolo Blahnik. (Not suitable for poolside wearing. Obviously.)
MacKenzie Childs Spelling Bee Magazine Holder, £141.
Keep your Country & Town House back catalogue in order with this MacKenzie Childs bee emblem magazine holder.
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