The Luxe List: September
Call it the resurgence of 90s fashion or maybe it’s the popularity of the borrowed-from-the-boys look; either way, oversized shirts are hot property right now. Yaitte is the cool London label putting a tongue-in-cheek spin on the look; candy-striped, boxy styles are reminiscent of seaside paraphernalia and your dad’s off-duty wardrobe. Size up and pair with copious amounts of gold jewellery.
INITIATIVE: Project Earth
Department store Selfridges has launched Project Earth, an initiative where shoppers can experience new ways to shop which help close the loop on waste. Customers can borrow a designer outfit with rental pop-up Hurr Collective; sell and source pre-loved items via leading pre-owned luxury fashion marketplace Vestiaire Collective; refill their favourite beauty products – from Gucci to Le Labo – to save on single-use plastic; and repair a well-loved and well-worn accessory at its new Repairs Concierge.
COOKBOOK: Ottolenghi Flavour
In this new cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and co-writer Ixta Belfrage combine simple recipes for weeknights, as well as low-effort high-impact dishes and standout meals for relaxed cooks. The book is broken down into three parts, which reveal how to tap into the potential of ordinary vegetables to create extraordinary food. Expect dishes such as aubergine dumplings alla parmigiana; hasselback beetroot with lime leaf butter; miso butter onions; and spicy mushroom lasagne.
SCENT: Frederic Malle Incense
Frederic Malle’s stylish new rubber incenses are a modern interpretation of the traditional scented sachet, made of fragrance-infused EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), an innovative mix of plastic and rubber. The scents each last for six months, and are thin enough to fit between clothes or under a car seat, adding a lovely scent of Jurassic flower or wild rose bushes to any interior.
DRESS: Paper London
If Cecilie Bahnsen is a little out of your budget, look instead at luxe Brit label Paper London and their new collection of cotton dresses. Billowing, tiered white styles make the ultimate transition pieces – pair with chunky, Bottega-esque boots over the coming season, and throw over bikinis next summer.
UNDERWEAR: Soft & Wet
The name may be questionable, but Soft & Wet creates some of the prettiest underwear we’ve seen of late. Silky, ruche-effect designs are crafted in Italy and come in a range of elegant colours – consider it the perfect label to begin that underwear drawer upgrade.
COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Naomi
The first Black model to grace the cover of French Vogue and TIME magazine, Naomi Campbell has been the face of hundreds of magazines , countless editorials and advertising campaigns. This month, Naomi is available as a two-volume portfolio. Published in cooperation with Campbell, the Taschen hardback offers both an intimate encounter with a cultural icon and a journey through fashion’s greatest moments, packed with shoots, covers and video stills – plus, an intro by Campbell herself.
COLLAB: Pat McGrath x Supreme
Pat McGrath Labs has teamed up with the streetwear brand to release Supreme’s first-ever beauty collaboration in its 26-year history: MatteTrance lipstick. The lipstick features a ground-breaking formulation in the brand’s signature high-intensity hydrating pigment and is available in one shade only: 'Supreme' – a bright red designed by famed make-up artist McGrath.
INTERIORS: The Table Edit
The Table Edit is an event styling service and online shop offering a curated selection of responsibly sourced tableware. The team – based in Hackney – scours the world to find its edit of homeware for customers to buy or hire, all of which are sourced second hand, designed in house or handmade by local artisans. Of the current collection, we love the silver-plated shell napkin holders and pretty pink ringed glass tumblers.
RENTAL: Ganni x Levi
Ganni has long been sustainably minded, and a new collab with Levi proves its efforts aren’t letting up. The two fashion powerhouses have joined forces to create a unique capsule collection of denim pieces made from 100% upcycled, vintage jeans, all with Ganni’s signature spin – think big collars and mismatched colours. In another break with tradition, the collection is only available to rent – simply reserve online and return one or three weeks later.
THEATRE: Talking Heads
During April and May, while the Bridge Theatre was closed, the team worked with the BBC to produce Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues, which were broadcast in June. Now, nine of them are set to hit the stage in a series of double bills, all with the same actors whose performances were acclaimed on television – think Leslie Manville, Imelda Staunton and Kristen Scott-Thomas. The live performances will take place between 7th September-24th October.
INSPIRATION CREDITS: Yaitte; Paper London
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