The ultimate wish list...
What better time is there to explore all the latest stylish launches and new happenings than at the weekend?
So, without further adieu allow us to introduce: hot list. Whether it’s some much-needed pampering, a quick interiors update or a wardrobe refresh, weekends are all about indulging in some ‘me-time’.
Here at Marie Claire HQ we’re constantly seeking out secret sales, new brands, exclusive beauty treatments and cool coffee table books. We also love updating our home with a cool new piece of pottery, art or a delicious new candle.
We’ve rounded-up all the coolest things to do, see and buy this week. There are new store openings, new fashion brands, A-list collaborations, grooming updates and generally gorgeous and useful things to know so that your downtime is as stylish as you.
This week, we see treats from several of the best brands out there. News of the Selena Gomez and Coach collection has the entire office firmly in peak hysteria because it’s just beautiful. The suitcase brand du jour that is the jet-setters go-to, Rimowa, makes an appearance as does the super cute jackets by way of Lu Mei. We explored the Harrods Salon de Parfum (we literally wanted to buy it all) and spent several hours on the TAN-LUXE tan line. Plus, see all the best jewellery and accessories out there.
We’ve also stumbled across some dreamy dresses. One comes with a strong ethical message, and the other is the perfect office-to-party piece. And the perfect fragrance from Frederic Malle, the grand master of the fragrance world.
This is your ultimate weekend shopping list so please do check in with us every Friday so that you can hit the shops fully informed on what’s new and cool each week. Click through to see our favourite picks for the Hot List this week…
Now we don’t tend to cover interiors much on Marie Claire, but Pentatonic’s new eco-friendly furniture range is worth shouting about. All of their products are made from post-consumer trash – think aluminium cans, glass bottles and more – but you’d never be able to tell from their sleek, modern tables and chairs.
One of the coolest things about the range is that if you decide your home needs an update, their customisable furniture is designed so you can sell back a component of it and swap it out for new fabrics/materials rather than just praying someone picks it up on Craigslist.
If you want to see the whole range in person, they’ve got a pop-up showroom on 2 Chance Street in Shoreditch that’ll be around till October 12.
Credit: Nic Serpell-Rand
You’ll never be late for a very important date again with this gorgeous rose gold watch, which keep you on time (and stylish). It comes with a burgundy leather strap and two years warranty – you know, just in case something happens.
Step out in these 3.9 inch ankle boot heels from Chloe Gosselin, which will have heads turning wherever you strut. With a sleek minimal design and jazzy laser-cut lace collar, it’s the perfect way to dress up a casual outfit.
We just love the pretty little bag by way of Amanda Wakeley, made from the softest leather and suede.
We’re huge fans of Scandinavian brand Stutterheim and their sleek minimal raincoats, but we weren’t ready when they dropped this Alpha Industries collaboration. The new limited line has just gone on sale online and combines the best of both brand’s aesthetics, from Alpha Industries’ tangerine lining to Stutterheim’s chic tailoring.
These fun multi-coloured slippers from Unicorn Sands have finally arrived and come in five different shades, including the two above. We like having the best of both worlds and the bright green Samba colourway is an ideal way to bring a dash of joy to the office, while the rose beige Formentera version will blend seamlessly in a feminine, muted look.
These shimmery handmade earrings by Pippa Small draw on all the rainbow brilliance of mother of pearl (which is highly underrated, in our opinion).
It’s all about the kitten heel this season.
Shop now: ADELAIDE KITTEN HEELS for £98 from Boden
Introducing Accessorize’s New Vintage jewellery collection, combining the antique-chic feel of Portobello market treasures with the glamour of our eastern heritage.
All the attitude.
Shop now: CHEMISE BRIDGET for £170 from ba&sh
Woolrich’s first foray into footwear doesn’t disappoint.
Shop now: Woolrich footwear
Who needs diamonds and rubies anyways? This minimal rose gold bangle by Atelier Romy is a great way to step up your accessory game and even though it might not sparkle too brightly, it’s a chic and unusual piece we doubt many will have. If the colour’s not your thing but you’re still in love with piece, it also comes in silver, gold and black rhodium.
This classic winter staple gets taken to the next level with some dramatic faux fur cuffs, perfect for keeping your hands warm in the colder months. Less is more when it comes styling this bold cashmere sweater – a pair of understated jeans or a sweeping black maxi skirt will do the job easily.
MCM has scaled back their designs this season in preference of sleek understated silhouettes, including this olive shoulder bag which you’ll be reaching for again and again. Crafted out of supple Spanish leather and featuring the brand’s iconic lock closure, it also comes with a crossbody strap in case you want to switch things up.
Meet your new street style hero.
This maxi by Ganni takes the mesh dress trend to another level, throwing in a romantic floral print and gorgeous pleating details for extra intrigue. Pair with a pair of slick trainers, a strappy black bra and an oversized coat for a cool, effortless look – fashion bloggers, eat your heart out.
These boots are made for walking and they’re in the right hue, one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over…okay, for real though – these gorgeous boots from Intropia are a must-have for the autumn season and slot into A/W17’s obsession with crimson. Crafted from goat leather and rocking a 3 inch contrast heel, they’re a great way to jazz up a minimal outfit without too much effort.
This classy lady is the Rose Razor from Friction Free Shaving and she’s a beauty. With six diamond-coated stainless steel blades, a designated bikini line razor and a vitamin E strip to keep your skin glowy at the end of it, it’s designed specifically for women and their needs (the 90 degree rotation head is a godsend for those hard to reach places). Every month, you’ll be sent four razor refills so you never have to worry about running off to Boots again.
Subscribe now: Rose Razor for £9 a month from Friction Free Shaving
There’s nothing more autumnal than burgundy and velvet – and these Charlotte Mills heeled boots are the best of both. The rose gold embellishments are just the cherry on top.
Forget everything you thought you knew about bucket bags – Danse Lente has just snatched the game. Their Lorna bags are a fresh take on the accessory and this red, white and blue colourway is the best of the lot.
1968 – A year of great design when everything appeared possible. PUMA, the leader in worldwide athletic shoes issued the Roma 1968 to honor the Azzurri European Championship winners, Italy. 2017 – Enter Tomas Maier, lifestyle aficionado and design enthusiast and a collaboration between the two to celebrate the ease of casual living. Enter the PUMA x Tomas Maier special edition Roma 1968: Minimal in design and color, the sneaker features the Tomas Maier signature palm tree de-boss. Only 2000 pairs exist so be quick.
Sweater weather’s coming up and a bit of bling’s the easiest way to jazz up your outfit. Try this mystical Swarovski necklace on for size and tell your coven.
While Hunter may be better known for their wellies, their new limited line of surreal backpacks are worth shouting about. They teamed up with beauty editor Isamaya Ffrench and she dressed up the bags with some out of this world artwork – case in point, these aliens casually hanging out. While they don’t drop until October 27, you can pre-order on their site now.
We’re already such suckers for Rifle Paper Co’s gorgeous wallpaper and stationery, so when we found out they were developing footwear with Keds – we lost our minds. The new collaboration brings the best of Rifle Paper Co’s florals to the canvas trainers and we’re expecting them to go quick.
This suede tote by Max V Koenig not only looks gorgeous, it’s also roomy enough to be an overnight bag. The dramatic fringe detailing steals the show and we’re particularly keen on the contrast nude and brown leather which just adds an extra touch of sophistication.
Karl Lagerfeld’s had his finger in a lot of pies recently, collaborating with everyone from Vans to ModelCo. However he’s returned to his high fashion roots with this gorgeous jewellery collection and we’re loving this chic vintage-inspired bracelet.
Out with the old, in with the new – Shopbop’s had a complete makeover and they’re never looking back. Beyond the obvious logo change, they’ve also made their site much easier to use with a better checkout, international payment options and more. They’ve beefed up their loyalty programme, but you didn’t hear it from us.
These minimal white leather trainers from Freakloset are a street style dream, combining oversized straps with a pared down design. They’re also all business in the front and party in the back with a pleasantly surprising pop of yellow.
Shop now: Arya Sneaker for £147 from Freakloset
Alesha Dixon has teamed up with Debenhams to completely revamp their Beauty Club Card, a loyalty card that’ll score you extra perks when you shop around the retail destination. You’ll be able to snag free samples, makeovers, skincare consultations and even free delivery on your online orders. Beyond that, you’ll also be able to use your points on over 200 beauty brands (Chanel, YSL, Marc Jacobs and more) as well as get regular expert makeup advice from Alesha Dixon straight to your inbox.
This beauty will ensure you don’t miss a single show at Fashion Week.
Introducing AllSaints’ new campaign London, More Than Ever, a celebration of the strength, unity, and inclusivity that is London. The new Autumn 2017 collection draws upon the differing visual tropes and tribes of the city with cast coming together from all over town to be shot over a few days at the end of summer in and around our studio in East London. The collection is available to purchase from AllSaints stores across the globe and at allsaints.com
French Connection have created the Hallie Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress for fashion week and it’s just what you need to take you from late summer to early Autumn. Wear it alone or style with a jumper underneath.
ASOS has always supported emerging talent, and last September launched the Fashion Discovery competition, searching for fashion’s most exciting young brands. The winners, HANGER and Elissa Poppy, won a prize of £50,000 and access to mentoring support from ASOS.
Today, London-based label HANGER designer Claire Yurika Davis launched her new British/Japanese inspired label, which mixes references such as Japanese Bosozoku biker girl gangs with a ‘made in London’ sustainability.
You can shop it now on ASOS.
The new competition is open for this year’s winner too, and you can apply here!
This season, River Island takes inspiration from the punk era and street style tailoring of the 70s for its 15 piece capsule collection, focusing on hardware, embroidery and corsetry details. These trousers are the dream.
Lola Rose’s Curio Collection of charms, embellished with diamonds, Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Turquoise, Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires are the sparkling finishing touch your new season wardrobe needs.
Shop now: Curio Collection from £75 from Lola Rose
Edinburgh based handbag brand Strathberry is all about minimal elegant designs made with the finest material. Fashion editors and influencers are already fans.
For AW17, Coast has exclusively shot the one and only Olivia P in the Coast Friday collection, the brand’s everyday range that was inspired by Olivia’s iconic street style. This jacket is top of our wish list.
Shop now: Karyn Jacket for £99 from Coast
Amazon has finally launched its own fashion line, and it doesn’t disappoint. We’re wearing this bright blouse with checked trousers and sock boots.
Cath Kidston’s new collection features an exclusive new print and colours to die for.
For autumn/winter 2017, Whistles has col￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼laborated with by FAR shoes to create a capsule collection of four limited edition shoes all named after iconic London streets, all available from 15th September.
It’s all about those marble and floral detailings.
First worn by Brigitte Bardot, these are the casual shoes all the French women are wearing.