THE SUPPLEMENT: Sanbera
Sanbera is a new luxury-grade supplement designed in Switzerland. Powered by plants, the range uses a dual-phase system of daily and nightly supplements, with different ranges for men and women. Best of all, all Sanbera's products are 100% vegan, cruelty free and fully recyclable. Of the collection, we really rate its hero product Essential Day To Day Women, a dietary supplement containing antioxidants, 12 essential vitamins and six vital minerals to strengthen immunity and boost energy levels.
THE GLASSWARE: Issy Granger
We love Issy Granger’s new collection of wine glasses. Handblown in clear borosilicate glass, the vessels feature the brand’s signature ‘pom’ bobble design in blue or green. With a low stem, but an intricate design, we can see these working well for both relaxed lunches or as part of a more elaborate tablescape.
The Blouses: Studio Bllanc
Based in France, independent label Studio Bllanc offers, in its own words, “a fresh approach to the timeless white blouse.” With a capsule collection of prairie-inspired pieces, the brand champions ethical production by using 100% organic cotton in each of its hand-made designs. If ruffles, collars and puffed sleeves are your thing, the collection is well worth a look.
THE TV SHOW: Help
We’re excited about Help, a new drama from Channel 4 starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and Stephen Graham (Time). Set in a Liverpool care home, the series tells the moving story of the relationship between a young care home worker, Sarah, and a patient, Tony – who suffers with young onset Alzheimer’s – whose lives are changed forever by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020. A determined Sarah goes to extraordinary lengths to protect those in her care, but the staff’s commitment and compassion can only do so much, and Sarah is pushed into a dark corner.
THE BEAUTY LAUNCH: Rose Inc
Much-anticipated beauty brand Rose Inc has landed. Founded by supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the brand promises to “unite efficacy and ethics” in its formulas. Using innovative ingredients, sustainable solutions and high-performance, non-comedogenic formulations, the collection spans everything from make-up to skincare. We love the look of the Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer, which is available in 20 shades.
The Collab: Claire Rose X NA-KD
Online retailer NA-KD has swiftly become one of our favourites for directional fashion at affordable prices and its influencer edits are the easiest way to track down the best of what’s on site. Mega-blogger Claire Rose Cliteur is the latest to join the roster and unsurprisingly, the collab is full of pieces that look high end, but won’t break the bank – expect chunky knits, oversized coats and masculine tailoring that all reflect Claire Rose’s effortlessly chic style.
THE FILM: The Man Who Sold His Skin
In this Academy Award nominee for best international feature film, Sam Ali – a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian – leaves his country for Lebanon to escape the war. For the price of being able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he agrees to have his back tattooed by one of the world’s most famous contemporary artists. But by turning his body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam soon realises that his decision might mean anything but freedom, as collectors soon become interested in this one-off work of art.
THE FRAGRANCE: Frau Tonis
Frau Tonis Parfum was founded by Stefanie Hanssen in 2009 after she couldn’t find the fragrance she was looking for. Since then, she’s created a range of unisex and combinable scents. Of the brand’s newest launches, we love Bogota Berlin, which combines figs and bergamot with the spicy aromas of cedar and vetiver. Ideal for autumn.
THE INITIATIVE: Sienna Miller X Second Hand September
Actress Sienna Miller fronts this year’s #SecondHandSeptember campaign, aiming to raise awareness of the negative impact of fast fashion and inspiring people to do their bit for the planet by shopping pre-loved. The campaign sees her styled by thrift aficionado, Bay Garnett, in second-hand Oxfam pieces that nod to vintage glamour. Speaking about her involvement in the initiative, Miller said: “I am delighted to be the face of Oxfam’s Second Hand September to help draw attention to how choosing second-hand fashion can be kinder for our planet. These small changes can make a huge difference.” Oxfam’s pop up store at Selfridges, curated by Garnett, returns this month – so be sure to head down to find something unique and sustainable.
THE BOOK: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney’s follow-up to the phenomenally successful Normal People is finally here. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young, but life is catching up with them. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? And will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?
THE CERAMICS: Bettina Ceramica
Prepare to see this interiors launch dominate your Instagram feed. Founded by Natalie Sytner, Bettina Ceramica is a celebration of traditional Italian ceramics and offers an edit of rare and unusual pieces – both classic and contemporary – that showcases independent artists, makers and factories from across Italy. Of the collection, we love the wavey ‘Gigli’ jug and matching fruit bowl.
THE HOTEL: Cheval Blanc, Paris
This month Paris gets a new hotel in the shape of Cheval Blanc, which already has well-loved luxury hotels in St Tropez, St Barths and Courchevel. Round the corner from the Louvre and the Marais, the art-deco building has been reimagined with contemporary design elements. With just 72 rooms and suites, a spa and plenty of dining options, this is an ideal spot for a high-end autumn city break.