BRAND: Une Femme NY
If you’re a fan of Sleeper’s ‘nightwear as daywear’ aesthetic, New York-based brand Une Femme is worth a look. Putting sustainable manufacturing front and centre, the brand’s light, ethereal dresses are perfect for the warmer weather, with each piece crafted from organic cotton, upcycled materials and leftover stock fabric. Even better, they ship internationally, so be sure to snap one up in time for spring.
BOOK: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley
On a corner of buzzing Soho sits a large townhouse, the same as all its neighbours. But this building is filled with both the rich and the poor, from the basement to the roof terrace. Precious and Tabitha call the top floors their home, but it's under threat: its billionaire-owner Agatha wants to kick the women out to build expensive restaurants and luxury flats. Men like Robert, who visit the brothel, will have to go elsewhere. Those like Cheryl, who sleep in the basement, will have to find somewhere else to hide after dark. But the women won't go quietly. Soho is their turf, and they are ready for a fight.
INITIATIVE: Sézane’s Solidarity Gallery
French fashion brand Sézane has just launched its Solidarity Gallery, a collection of colourful prints from artists such as Fee Greening, Caroline Rennequin, and Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk, all of which are available to buy online. The proceeds from the gallery will go to DEMAIN, a philanthropic programme that campaigns for equal opportunities for all, with whom Sézane has enjoyed a long-time partnership. With pieces starting at £40 and the most expensive only £290, consider this the kind of artwork that won’t break the bank.
DOCUMENTARY: The World’s A Little Blurry
Available to watch on Apple TV, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers an intimate look at the teenager’s journey, at just 17 years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? A fascinating watch.
WELLNESS: Oona Series
Founded by barre and Pilates expert Catie Miller and osteopath and acupuncturist Boniface Verney-Carron, Oona Series is an online studio like no other. Advocating a holistic approach to wellness, expect a plethora of low-impact classes, spanning barre to stretch sessions, as well as dedicated technique workshops and lifestyle content when it launches later this month. More than just a workout platform, Oona offers a total mind and body experience – we’ll see you at the barre. Sign up for the waiting list below.
JEWELLERY: PI London
Taking a sustainable approach to jewellery, British brand PI London carefully curates a range of vintage, solid silver and gold jewellery at an affordable price. There’s also a personal service on offer, whereby founder Isobel Procter can source your dream piece based on your specific requirements. With celebrity fans including Alexa Chung, Beyoncé, Stacey Dooley and Laura Jackson, you’re bound to find something one-of-a-kind in PI London’s chic selection.
DELIVERY: Good In Bread
New company Good In Bread delivers artisan sourdough loaves straight from its ovens to doorsteps across the capital. Subscribers can choose to receive their bread pre-sliced and sent through the letterbox, or whole, which will arrive on Tuesdays and/or Fridays. Whichever route you opt to go down, we recommend adding an order of the sesame seed sourdough bagels to your delivery – trust us, they’re delicious.
SHOOT: Self-Portrait Mood Of The Moment
Shot in London last month, Self-Portrait’s ‘Mood Of The Moment’ campaign features the breakout star of Netflix hit Bridgerton, Phoebe Dynevor, wearing pieces from the brand’s A/W21 collection. Shot by Nigel Shafran, the images capture a day spent at home with Dynevor, showcasing Self-Portrait’s new relaxed styles, as their classic designs – reimagined. Speaking of the shoot, Dynevor said: “I was delighted and honoured that Han (Chong, founder and creative director of Self-Portrait) chose me to work with him on his latest collection. I love the strong structures he creates from such delicate and stunning fabrics and this collection is a testament to his incredible work.”
MASTERCLASS: Vogue Visionaries
YouTube and British Vogue have teamed-up to launch Vogue Visionaries, a new series of masterclasses that will give viewers the chance to learn from some of the UK’s most brilliant creative minds. Over a series of eight masterclasses, each split into short, free and accessible videos, the publication will call on its closest collaborators – from fashion designers and make-up gurus to photographers and digital creators – to share their expertise and knowledge in their chosen field. Expect to hear from actor Naomi Scott, hair stylist Sam McKnight and model Alexa Chung.
Pairing contradictory notes, new fragrance brand Fugazzi aims to create a sensory experience in each of its bottles. The scents are designed to be genderless, long lasting and make a statement. We recommend ordering the seven-bottle Discovery set. Once you’re worked out your favourite, if you purchase a 50ml fragrance within one month, the price of the Discovery set will be completely refunded. We love the sound of the fruity, woody and spicy scent of Parfum 1.
EVENT: Mirabeau x Alexandria Coe
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Mirabeau on 8th March as the wine brand celebrates the female form by hosting a life drawing event in partnership with artist Alexandria Coe. The event invited participants to unleash their inner artist and learn how to create a beautiful life drawing in Alexandria’s style, all while enjoying a glass or two of Mirabeau rosé.