From Chanel to Saint Laurent, there’s a roster of shows we all know to look forward to during Paris Fashion Week. But a new name slowly climbing the food chain is Jacquemus, with the industry all fawning over the designer’s fresh, modern aesthetic. This week’s runway was no exception – acid brights met chic camel for grown-up cool, whilst special mention goes to the extraordinarily tiny handbags which proved serious Instagram fodder.
MAKE-UP: Glossier Milky Oil Cleanser
A well-proportioned combination of micellar water and weightless oil is the strength behind Glossier’s latest launch. Milky Oil possesses makeup dissolving powers: the formula starts working immediately to gently lift off and melt away long-wearing and waterproof makeup, without any rubbing or tugging on skin. With a bottle designed for mess-free delivery, the product is optimised for targeted application on eyes and lips—and comes in handy to wipe away mistakes made when applying makeup.
This intimate insight into renowned fashion designer Alexander McQueen takes a bold new approach to create an authentic celebration and a richly detailed portrait of his life, legacy and influence. Mixing archive footage, photographs and audio recordings with scenes recreated specifically for the film, it takes a deep dive into McQueen’s world, both tortured and inspired. This one of our favourite docs last year – you can catch it on DVD now and on Netflix later this month.
We’re all trying to shop more sustainably, so for a quick guide on where to look for ethical fashion, you can’t beat The Ecoiste. Filled with insightful facts and figures about why we should be eco-friendlier, along with recommendations for sustainable brands, it’s our easy hack for staying in the know – plus, it’s beautifully curated, which always helps the feed.
RESTAURANT: Bob Bob Cité
This highly anticipated spot is set to open on 25th March – 14 months after originally planned. Located in the Leadenhall Building, the restaurant will be the City’s sibling to Soho’s iconic Bob Bob Ricard. Suspended above the 30-meter high open-air atrium, Bob Bob Cité will accommodate 190 covers across two dining rooms. Chef Eric Chavot’s menu will offer classic French country-style cooking, and the original’s famous 'Pressez pour le champagne' buttons will be a fixture here too. Champagne will be offered in magnums, jeroboams and methuselahs at no premium to standard bottles, allowing guests to enjoy the theatre and luxury of these big formats without paying extra. Cheers.
ALBUM: Norman Fucking Rockwell by Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey has been drip-feeding information about her next album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, for months. And while it’s not yet confirmed, rumour has it that her sixth LP will be released on 29th March. Speaking to Beats 1 about the album last year, she said: “The title track is called Norman Fucking Rockwell and it’s kind of about this guy who is such a genius artist, he thinks he’s the shit and he knows it and he won’t shut up talking about it.” We can’t wait for her lyrical takedown.
SUPPORT: The Bumble Female Film Force
At this year’s Oscars only one quarter of winners were female. Bumble want to change that. You may know them as a dating and networking site but they are also fierce champions of women. For the second year running they are launching the Female Film Force – a pledge to get more women directing, writing and producing films, which in turn, will give fairer roles to women in front of the camera. The fund will offer five women the opportunity to create short films that could go on to change their careers, each with a £20,000 backing. Some incredible women are involved in judging the imitative from broadcaster, script editor and Executive Producer of Red Nose Day Emma Freud to film critic and host of the all-female podcast Girls On Film, Anna Smith. Applications are now open and by the looks of one of last year’s winners (see image) – Emma Moffat’s A Battle of Waterloo starring the amazing Jessie Buckley – this could be an exciting turning point for women in film.
JEWELLERY: Missoma Helical Collection
Whatever Missoma touches quite literally turns to gold, so it’s no surprise their latest collection is a home run. The Helical collection reimagines the helix into sculptural styles that work for everyday – think chunky chain necklaces, statement hoops and double decker rings, all approved by Jessie Bush, Bettina Looney and Anna Vitiello.
STYLIST: Rebecca Corbin Murray
You may not have heard of Rebecca Corbin Murray, but chances are you’ve seen her work. Loved Gemma Chan’s huge pink Valentino Oscar’s dress? Well Corbin Murray is the stylist who put her in it. From her celebrity clients to her own enviable style, she’s the fashion girl well worth a follow.
PODCAST: NY Times Popcast
The New York Times Popcast is the place to go to get to grips with the ins and outs of modern pop culture. From the R Kelly scandal to an in-depth look at Beyoncé’s Coachella performance to whether The 1975 can really be classed as rock, host Joe Coscarelli (NYT's pop music reporter) gets the crème de la crème of the music industry in to discuss the important topics. His recent debate on the rise of Robyn was a particular favourite. Want great dinner party chat? This podcast is the one to listen to.
Founded by London College of Fashion graduate Sandra Sandor in 2005, it’s taken a while for Nanushka to get off the ground. However, thanks to its pastel separates, mock croc accessories and smart neutral tailoring, it’s become the brand name to know for 2019, with fashion girls flocking to get their directional, wearable look. We’ve been seduced by SS19’s offerings – full of interesting shapes and on-trend lilac, it’s the label to shop now.
THEATRE: Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre
Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston stars in this much-anticipated revival of Betrayal, opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a 12-week season from 5th March. With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, the play charts a compelling seven-year romance, captured in reverse chronological order. Described as ‘the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays’, this production marks the culmination of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s Pinter at the Pinter season.
BOOK: Simple & Classic By Jane Hornby
Simple & Classic is a new collection of the very best of Jane Hornby's recipes from her bestsellers What to Cook & How to Cook It, Fresh & Easy and What to Bake & How to Bake It. The beauty of her recipes is how easy they are to perfect – all accompanied with detailed step-by-step shots and images of the finished dishes. Packed full of her most popular recipes, from herb-crusted lamb to chocolate mousse with cherries, this is destined to become the most useful cookbook on your shelf.
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