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Updated on: Friday 22 October
Photography by Johanna Nyholm
Go bold on colour (and the planet) this season with Heist. The underwear, shapewear and tights brand on a mission to support women everywhere – without leaving a mark – recently added a line of signature sustainable tights to its portfolio. The Sustainable Thirty-Five Colours are made from recycled yarns, meaning that rather than create more waste, they repurpose it for new products. To celebrate the exciting occasion, Heist has reimagined the 35 deniers tights in three new autumnal shades: teal, nutmeg and plum.
Heist The Sustainable Thirty-Five Colours, £26, heist-studios.com
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Louise Kennedy ‘The Louise’ Crossbody Bag in Black, £1495.00, louisekennedy.com
We can never say no to a new handbag, especially when they are as classically stylish as ‘The Louise’. Featuring croc-embossed Italian calf leather (made in Venice by highly skilled artisans), Louise Kennedy’s newest bag design combines luxury and expert craftsmanship to make something truly timeless. As well as black, the crossbody bag comes in a variety of autumnal shades, in jewel tones of pink, orange, purple and emerald – making it the perfect seasonal accessory.
Smythson Notes on Entertaining with Fiona Leahy Soho Notebook, £175, smythson.com
After being in lockdown for most of 2020’s party season, we’re ready to take this year by storm. To help you get ready for the party to end all parties, luxury stationary brand Smythson has teamed up with world-renowned event designer and entertaining connoisseur Fiona Leahy to create Notes on Entertaining. Inside, Leahy shares her tips and tricks for throwing a fabulous dinner party – from guest lists, invitations and setting the mood, to her signature art of creating the most charming tablescapes. The book is also packed with notes pages, so you can start planning your own stylish soirée.
Marina Raphael x Doina Ciobanu DOINA Handbag, £515, marinaraphael.com
Marina Raphael and Doina Ciobanu’s handbag capsule collection launches online today, featuring classic handbags with a sustainable edge. The duo prioritised the use of natural materials such as recycled apple skin and organic cotton, handmade techniques and a near-zero waste policy in an effort to eliminate leftover materials. A percentage of sales of each DOINA bag will be donated to
Wells for Zoë, a charity that works to enable the rural poor to access clean, safe, drinking water, provides women with self help and adult education while also tackling environmental challenges in Northern Malawi through a Climate Smart Agriculture policy.
Lucas Hugh Axis Leggings, £170, lucashugh.com
Trying to keep up the fitness streak before the season of sweets, gingerbread and mince pies hits? Get confident in the gym with Lucas Hugh’s new sportswear series, the Axis Collection. Designed for high-intensity training and muscle recovery, the sports bra and leggings combo features the brand’s signature Bonded Performance styles – with moisture-wicking, UV protected and compression fabrics. Lucas Hugh has also begun to implement more sustainable practices, such as a repair service for garments to minimise waste in the fashion industry. Its newest fulfilment partner, Airbox, will also have the first carbon-neutral fulfilment site in the UK.
YOLKE LOVE Shirt, £145, yolke.co.uk
Designer fashion brand YOLKE have partnered with Choose Love this autumn to bring to life the AW21 LOVE Collection, made up of Victoriana style blouses and prairie skirts. One of the highlights of the collection, the LOVE Shirt, features a cute heart shape finished with a delicate pleat – bringing a feminine touch to the tailored piece. 10 per cent of sales from each LOVE Shirt will be going to Choose Love, who work to provide emergency aid and long term solutions to those who need it.
TROY London x SUJÁN – The Special Edition Tracker Jacket in Khaki, £275, troylondon.com
This limited edition safari jacket is the brainchild of British outerwear brand TROY London and India-based luxury tented campsite SUJÁN. Beautifully detailed and fitted, each jacket is made from 100% cotton drill and features a red binding inspired by the traditional turbans of the Rabari tribe, who roam the Jawai wilderness while coexisting peacefully amongst wild leopards. Following SUJÁN’s commitment to protect its local wildlife, the jacket has been designed with the intention of raising awareness 0f India’s critically endangered tigers and leopards. £50 from each jacket sale will go directly towards restoring, preserving and expanding wilderness habitats through SUJÁN’s rewildling and conservation initiatives – so you know you’ll be helping make a difference with your purchase.
JW PEI The Fei Bag, £99, jwpei.co.uk
A favourite of many runway ready celebs, such as Hailey Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk and Emily Ratajkowski, JW PEI is the luxury vegan handbag brand with an affordable edge. Bags are minimalistic yet stylish, and made using high-quality canvas, polyurethane, and certified fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles. Today, JW PEI is launching The Fei bag, a mini tote bag that you can just grab on your way out the door. Decorated with stamped and oscillating patterns, in multiple colour combinations, the FEI has a flexible design that means you can easily find the perfect one for you.
Half Baked London Sylwia Swimsuit in Blue, £120, halfbakedlondon.com
About to go on holiday now that we’ve been given the green light? Your first stop when packing should be black-owned East London swimwear brand Half Baked, which is all about easy to wear beach classics that just as easily pair with your favourite jeans or shorts. Comfortable yet stylish, swimwear at Half Baked is made to last and uses lightweight fabrics that have built-in UV protection. For swimming costumes that double as bodysuits – the ultimate flexible vacation staple – look no further than Half Baked.
Stripe & Stare Biodegradable Lace Vest and Knicker in Marshmallow Pink, stripeandstare.com
Stripe & Stare believe that a great day starts with great knickers – especially wen those knickers are kind to the planet. In the new B Edit collection, the brand has created a world-first range of 100% biodegradable underwear and sleepwear by combining Lenzing TENCEL™, SeaCell™ and Roica
V550 rather than traditional elastane. Each item in the collection also boasts less water usage than any cotton product. The best part? When your knickers have reached the end of their lifespan, you can simply plant them in the garden and they will be gone in within three months (and no harmful chemicals are released into the soil during the process). Stripe & Stare also promise to plant a tree with every order they receive, maintaining a circular production force whereby the beech wood the brand sources its products from is continually renewed. Launches 14 October.
Connolly 007 Cocktail Case, £4,000, connollyengland.com
To celebrate Connolly’s collaboration with 007 and
No Time To Die, the brand has put together a collection of clothing and accessories – including a series of timeless leather pieces created in the same Connolly Vaumol leather that has been used in the interior of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 since Goldfinger in 1964. The 007 Cocktail Case, designed by Sebastian Conran, contains everything you’ll need to make a martini (shaken not stirred, of course), featuring a leather case, martini glasses, a 350ml cocktail shaker, metal cocktails sticks, two metal flasks for vermouth and a pair of screw-top tins for lemon and olives. To make your evening even more Bond-esque, why not take some inspiration from our 007 Style Edit?
BITE Occasion Silk Dress, £1,250, bitestudios.com
It’s never too early to plan out the perfect outfit for Christmas and New Year’s Eve – especially when you’re garment of choice was made using eco-friendly methods. Step into luxury with BITE, who create clothes with an edge of chic minimalism. The Occasion Silk Dress
is an elevated evening classic that exudes elegance and ease, meaning you can party the day (and night) away in style. The dress features a high side split, tailored cuffs and a v-cut at back that infuses the design with a youthful and contemporary feel. What makes the dress special, however, is its traceability. BITE highlight on its website that the dress is made from Peace Silk, where the silk worms used to make the material are allowed a full lifecycle. The silk is not extracted from the cocoons until the metamorphosis is complete and the moth breaks free naturally, after two to four weeks. BITE’s Peace Silk is sourced from a farm in Hertfordshire, where they use organic mulberry trees to feed the silkworms. Luxurious eveningwear with an eco-conscious edge.
Matilde Drop Recycled Gold Lab-Grown Diamond Charm, from £200, matildejewellery.com
Versatility is key when it comes to finding the perfect staple piece for your wardrobe – even more so when for jewellery. In its new Essentials Collection, Matilde offer sustainable fine jewellery pieces that can be worn everyday for any occasion. Our favourite? The drop charm, which can threaded onto your favourite necklace, hoop earrings or bracelet for a sparkling finishing touch, making it the ultimate must-have when accessorising on the go. What makes the collection even better, however, is its commitment to sustainability. Each piece is made using white and yellow 14k recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds, meaning that production on the whole reduces waste and avoids any harmful impact on the planet.
Gucci Black Suede Vintage Frame Shoulder Bag, £449, xupes.com
Pre-owned designer marketplace Xupes has teamed up with celebrity florist Nikki Tibbles to raise funds for her animal welfare charity, the
Wild at Heart Foundation. Together, they have curated a collection of over 70 pieces from Nikki’s personal wardrobe, including vintage items from Chanel, Rolex, Goyard, Missoni, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. From Chanel suits and heels to a little black dress from Prada, the collection is full of designer finds. Money from sales of each item will go towards the Wild at Heart Foundation, who are working to reduce the number of stray dogs in the world through rescue and rehoming, sterilisation, and international education. By buying, you will also be helping fashion stay circular – so it’s a win-win for everyone.
Asprey 1781 Pochette in Parrot Crocodile, £10,230, asprey.com
Fans of luxury retailer Asprey have plenty to celebrate this October, as the brand has announced it will be launching Asprey 240, a new flagship store in Mayfair in celebration of its 240th anniversary. Located on Bruton Street, Asprey’s new store will offer an immersive experience for guests to explore the brand’s collections and hero products in a cinematic, exhibition type format that will cater to all five senses. Guests can also expect to find the new Asprey Digital Studio and, later in the year, Asprey Upstairs, a private tea room and champagne bar.
7 For All Mankind Blazer Corduroy Peacock in Dark Blue, £370.00, 7forallmankind.co.uk
Looking to change up your look for the autumnal shift? Go classic with an oversized blazer, a wardrobe staple that seamlessly pairs with woolly jumpers, t shirts, jeans and skirts alike. 7 For All Mankind’s new corduroy blazer is a seasonal favourite, and features a double-breasted style with patch pockets and a tailored fit. But the star of the show is the corduroy, a feature that adds texture to the look, gives depth to the teal tones of the garment and elevates the traditional blazer into something more youthful and fun. Feeling brave? Coordinate the look with a pair of
corduroy trousers or a maxi skirt for a striking finish.
Marshall Stockwell II Portable Speaker, £169.99, marshallheadphones.com
Get ready for your next adventure on the road with Marshall’s Stockwell II portable speaker. Wireless, compact and lightweight, the Stockwell II is the perfect pint-sized travel companion for you next trip – but don’t let its size fool you, this speaker can pack a punch. With over 20 hours of batter life, 360° sound and Bluetooth® 5.0 technology, you can rest assured that you can keep the party going whenever and wherever you go. If you need music to get your through long road trips and holidays, then you need to add this speaker to your packing list.
Brittany Bathgate x ALIGNE Ellyse Quilted Jacket in Khaki, £125, aligne.co
Contemporary women’s brand ALIGNE has teamed up with visual artist Brittany Bathgate to create a new AW21 edit, with minimalism and simplicity at its core. While the collection of deep denims, oversized herringbone and classic co-ords are all must-haves for our autumn wardrobe, we couldn’t take our eyes off the Ellyse Quilted Jacket. Made with recycled polyester, the khaki jacket is a versatile wardrobe staple that will carry you through the season and beyond.
Fabrizio Viti Daisy Slides in Raffia, £470, fabrizioviti.com
Still clinging to the last few days of summer? Us too. Make the most of the dwindling sunshine with a pair of slides from Fabrizio Viti, home to luxury sandals, pumps, ballerinas and boots. The Daisy Slide is an imaginative take on a daisy wreath and features 12 hand-made leather daisies on each foot, set on a woven cage made from natural raffia. These flowery sandals, while feminine and youthful in appearance, are also timelessly chic – meaning you can wear them whatever the season and whatever your style. Pair your Daisy Slides with a maxi dress or skirt, floaty trousers, or make it casual with jeans and a tee.
Limited Edition Set of James Bond Watches from SWATCH, est. £2,000 – £3,000, fellows.co.uk
Channel your inner 007 with a set of limited edition watches, of which only 280 exist worldwide. 20 watches dating back in design to 1962’s
Dr. No are up for grabs, housed in a sleek presentation case. The set is currently on auction with Fellows ahead of the release of No Time To Die , and closes on Monday 20 September. Fans of the Bond franchise should keep an eye out for Lot 67, which is estimated to sell in excess of £2,000 during the auction. Any takers?
Pedro y Juana x Maestro DOBEL Limited Edition Tejolote, £250, harveynichols.com
Happy Mexican Independence Day! Kick off the celebrations with a bottle of Maestro DOBEL tequila – or better yet, splurge on a new tejolote (the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle) to get the cocktails going. Maestro DOBEL partnered with Architecture Studio Pedro y Juana to create this limited edition tejolote, a sculptural rendering of traditional tools using Mexican walnut and volcanic rock. These limited-edition tools are currently sold out online, but you can enquire directly with Harvey Nichols for upcoming availability.
PDPAOLA White Mini Hoops in Gold, £43, pdpaola.com
Simplicity and authenticity lies at the heart of jewellery brand PDPAOLA, who encourages its customers to explore what makes them truly feel themselves. The independent brand opts for uncomplicated designs that can either stand out on their own or be layered, stacked and combined with other jewellery pieces. The mini hoops are adorned with white zirconia and finished in 18k gold plating, making them a simple statement piece that would pair well with anything in your wardrobe.
Mrs. Alice Rose Hobnail Jug with Emerald Handle, £95, mrsalice.com
As part of Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month, The Lady Garden Foundation has partnered with over 40 brands to raise vital funds to support research into the five types of gynaecological cancer – Ovarian, Cervical, Vaginal, Vulval and Womb. One brand to look out for in the line-up is Mrs. Alice, who has put together an edit of tablescaping products. Alongside a separate donation, a portion of profits from sales of items from The Lady Garden Edit will go to the charity to help fund research and raise awareness of the cause. Take your pick of floral tablecloths, delicate linens and crystal glass jugs in shades of pink and green.
Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2014 Gift Box, £40, nyetimber.com
Happy Friday! Kick off the weekend with a bottle of bubbles from Nyetimber, who has just release a new Blanc de Blancs vintage from the 2014 harvest. The bottle is the first style ever produced at Nyetimber, marking the start of its pioneering journey in the early 1990s. Characterised by notes of baked lemon and white peach with a fresh, crisp acidity, the Blanc de Blancs vintage is perfect for any party you have coming up (even if it’s just to celebrate the end to a long week).
Dora Larsen Emelie Lace High Apex Body, £86, doralarsen.com
Lingerie brand Dora Larsen combines vibrant colour with contemporary silhouettes and shapes to create fun – but still sexy – underwear and sleepwear for all women. The brand’s founder, Georgia Larsen, is a keen advocate for using a spectrum of hues to create confidence, saying: ‘Colour can be soothing, amusing, rebellious or uplifting. The magic lies in how the colours are combined.’ But while fun is at the forefront of Dora Larsen, the brand is also passionate about being an ethical business. Sustainability therefore plays a key role in Dora Larsen’s ethos, with collections produced in limited quantities to avoid waste and the team working closely with suppliers to make sure the highest standards are achieved.
April & Alec BW Blouse, £450, aprilandalex.co.uk
This UK-based, black-owned slow fashion brand never fails to push the boundaries when it comes to creating clothing that is both bold and chic. Inspired by the strong women in her life, Creative Director Didi Akinyelure launched April & Alex as a means of exploring her love for bold, out-there, edgy fashion pieces. For SS21, the brand presented the ‘Audax’ collection, featuring dramatic pieces with exaggerated sleeves, bold silhouettes and shoulder pads. Most of these pieces are now out of stock or limited to select sizes online, but you could be in for a chance of bagging something this Tuesday. April & Alex is hosting a sample sale on 7 September at the Music Room in London with pieces from the SS21 Collection up to 70% off. Make sure to head down and grab your favourite pieces before they are gone forever.
Doing Goods Large Loony Leopard Rug, £160, libertylondon.com
We’ve sniffed out a new interiors trend on the rise: tufting. Think fun textures, colourful designs, and more rugs than you’ll know what to do with. Those bold enough to embrace the trend would pair well with Doing Goods’ Loony Leopard rug, a fun play on the typical animal skin rug popular in old country homes and hunting lodges. The rug comes in a variety of colours – and cat species – meaning you can find the perfect one to match your colour scheme. Want to know more about tufting? Read our guide to the
Tufting Trend here.
Mulberry Sadie Satchel in Tan Silky Calf, £1,195, mulberry.com
Classic design and chic aesthetics go hand in hand when it comes to Mulberry. The British brand has been creating luxury fashion since its conception in 1971, and continues to impress shoppers all over the world today. Kick off your Mulberry collection (or add to it) with the Sadie Satchel, which combines traditional and cutting-edge techniques to create a timeless silhouette. A key feature of the Sadie Satchel is the typography lock, celebrating Mulberry’s 50th anniversary with a nod to its history of pioneering typographic design. The satchel drops online and in stores today, and comes in standard and small sizes in five colours.
HADES Carrington Cardigan in Pink, £280, hades-shop.co.uk
As the grey September clouds move in, brighten up your wardrobe with some colourful knitwear. British knitwear brand HADES has a great selection of designs – from turquoise cardigans and initialled jumpers to oversized scarves and David Bowie-themed sweater vests. For those wanting to stand out from the crowd, try HADES’ Carrington Cardigan in powder pink. Packed full of small details, such as the buttons shaped like figures from Greek mythology (specifically Aphrodite, Medusa, Athena and Zeus), the cardigan is a great staple piece that will stay with you well into the colder months.
Ri Noor Enchanted Yellow Gold Diamond Blue Chalcedony and Blue Sapphire Egg Charm Pendant, $1,460.00, rinoor.com
Fancy a bit of sparkle for September? Channel the month with fine jeweller Ri Noor, who has created a line centring around September’s birth stone: sapphire. The Egg Charm Pendant in particular is ideal if you’re after something chic and unique. Set in 14k yellow gold and featuring a hand carved Blue Chalcedony stone, the pendant is meticulously overlaid with brilliant cut diamonds and a blue sapphire for that ultimate luxe look. It can be worn as a pendent, as a charm on a necklace or bracelet, or with your favourite stud earrings – making it customisable for any occasion.
Emma J Shipley Caspian Langley Chair, £495, emmajshipley.com
Lovers of maximalist interiors will get along well with Emma J Shipley, the homeware and decorating brand that imbues each item with life and vivacity. Inspired by myths, legends and the unique beauty of the natural world, each design is a kaleidoscope of rich colour and intricate illustration. Wild animals leap up the sides of chairs, flowers unfurl across bedding, and stories play out across wallpaper. For a unique touch that will fill your home with a lively energy, look no further.
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DIOR Savoir Faire Micro Lady Dior in Dark Mint, £2,500.00, dior.com
When you think of luxury, Dior is one of the first brands to pop up. The new Micro Lady handbag is a dream for lovers of Carrie Bradshaw’s baguette bag or Lizzo’s tiny Valentino purse – the smaller the better – with a small size that lets it sit on the line between elegance and cuteness. The bag comes in four colours, and is decorated with an oversized Dior charm for that luxury finish. She may be small, but she is mighty – use the Micro Lady to store you airpods, phone, lipstick, purse, or any other small essential you’ll need for the day. All in one compact place.
Hunter Kids First Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles Wellington Boots: Rose Metal Pink, £50.00, hunterboots.com
This one’s for the kids. Soak up the last weeks of summer in the UK – whatever the weather – with Hunter’s limited edition collaboration with Peppa Pig. From splashing about in the rain to family walks in countryside, Hunter provides little ones all the protection they need on their feet during this drizzly part of the year. Alongside boots, the Hunter x Peppa Pig collection also features backpacks, umbrellas, and kids’ boot socks – all with illustrations of Peppa dancing in the rain. The perfect way to let the kids make a splash this summer.
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