THE TOP: Miu Miu's Statement Collar Top
Statement collars have been everywhere the last few seasons, and Miu Miu have taken the look one step further for spring with a vintage-inspired, plunging, embroidered version. Drawing inspiration from 50s tea dresses, we love its slightly twee aesthetic; paired with leather or denim it's the perfect way to get a bit of sartorial balance. Expect myriad high street interpretations.
COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Live Beautiful
In Live Beautiful, the new design book by Athena Calderone, the EyeSwoon creator taps into her network of interior decorators, fashion designers and tastemakers to reveal how carefully crafted interiors come together. With each homeowner, Athena explores the initial spark of inspiration that incited the design journey and the deeply personal objects, stories and references that accompanied it. She then breaks down the details of the rooms and offers helpful tips on how to bring these elements into your own space. An ideal present.
EXHIBITION: Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
This month sees the UK debut of Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows – an exhibition of photographs by British artist Simon Procter, celebrating the work of the late Karl Lagerfeld. The exhibition will be on display in Rotunda Bar and Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square from 18th March. Visitors will be offered an unparalleled look into the wide-ranging creativity of one of history's most respected designers, making it essential viewing for all lovers of fashion and admirers of Chanel and Lagerfeld’s legacy.
BEAUTY BRAND: Plenaire
Vegan brand Plenaire is committed to transparent and relaxed beauty practices that place self-care on the same level as skincare. Guided by universal skin conditions, its brand ethos and results-driven formulas have gained a loyal under-the-radar following – not least for its sustainable credentials. Users can mix, match and mould the formulas to suit their skin – and you’ll want to: the pretty packaging alone makes us want to try the whole range.
THE DRINK: Willow
Willow is the first CBD product to be sold at famous department store Fortnum & Mason. The 0.5% ABV spirit alternative uses a base of apple before adding pineapple, kaffir lime, cracked black pepper, agave, cherry tomatoes, strawberry water and CBD. This is distilled to 80% ABV and diluted with spring water from the Lake District to create the low-alcoholic option. Enjoy over ice to sip or with tonic for a refreshing alternative to a G&T or Aperol Spritz.
MAGAZINE: Artisans of the Wild
Maison Perrier-Jouët has launched its very first magazine, Artisans of the Wild, a cultural and artistic exploration of the champagne house’s vision of the world and nature that has driven it since its foundation in 1811. Inside, five ‘artisans’ have contributed to its pages: designers Andrea Mancuso and Bethan Laura Wood, Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, culinary designer Laila Gohar and Maison Perrier-Jouët cellar master Hervé Deschamps. The result is a beautiful mix of art and inspiration, bundled up in a coffee table-worthy annual.
With a focus on hospitality and sustainability, Havn aims to redefine what it means to be a modern chauffeur service. The fleet comprises a selection of SE spec Jaguar I-Pace and users can pre-book via the Havn app just 30 minutes before a car is needed. Additional options include a fixed panoramic roof, privacy glass, heated rear seats and four-zone climate control, plus every journey includes use of an iPad and wi-fi.
THE TALENT: Amy Sall
If you're after a bit of inspiration beyond just great fashion, you need Amy Sall on your radar. She's the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics (SUNU Journal), a forthcoming publication seeking to amplify emerging voices and perspectives on matters and ideas concerning Africa and the Diaspora. She consults for projects and exhibitions relating to contemporary African photography and cinema, and has even collaborated with brands including J Crew, Mango and Chloé.
BOOK: The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel
With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, and between royal will and a common man’s vision. At 800-pages long, this one’s guaranteed to keep you going through March…
ZdG by Zoë de Givenchy’s new ‘Safari’ collection unites traditional elegance and old-world heritage techniques with whimsical charm. Her passion for the decorative arts and desire to celebrate European artists has led her to create a range of tableware in collaboration with MATCHESFASHION and Faïence Bondil – a pottery atelier in Provence which dates back to the 17th century. Expect to fall in love with classic items such as plates, cups and decorative accessories, each one with a safari-themed animal or landscape motif.
THE CAMPAIGN: Faithfull The Brand Riviera Collection
Aussie label Faithfull The Brand not only creates the coolest capsule summer fashion, but the most perfect wanderlust campaigns, too. Their latest is the Riviera, inspired by 50s florals and ice-cream hued palettes, shot on Super 8 film in the Cote d'Azur. Consider this all the holiday inspo you need.