The ultimate weekend 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’ve been seeking the best ‘in between’ lightweight coats to keep us looking chic as the weather transitions. We’re super-excited about the Red Valentino store that’s coming to London, to whet your appetite why not pre-order one of the gorgeous pieces from the brand’s collaboration with crochet artist London Kaye?
Plus, check out Sophia Webster’s twisted take on her irreverent classics. We recommend you snap up one of her decadent but light-hearted embellished bags, just in time for Halloween.
In fact, fun fashion accessories appear to be a theme this week as famed fashion photographer Ellen Von Unworth lends her playful eye to Happy Socks for a collaboration that will fill many Christmas stockings with fun.
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.
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…
Pop & Suki’s new accessories collection is as fun as the last. We love the scallop-edged straps bags.
Shot by Samuel Douek
Aspinal of London has collaborated with former Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery on a collection of bangs and scarves that evoke timeless classics with a modern twist. Our favourite? This Small Dockery Snap Bag, accessorised with the Dockery Silk Robin Scarf.
This new ombre stiletto from Carvela Kurt Geiger comes in a selection of colours that are just perfect for spring/summer. We don’t know which one to pick!
Nothing says hello spring quite like the latest addition to the Jo Malone family. Star Magnolia, bursts with creamy magnolia and zesty orange blossom. And, with the addition of ginger, everything is light and fresh.
Ever since we saw the iconic Tusk earring at the Alexander McQueen’s SS96 show we’ve been obsessed. The signature tusk has been re-imagined in bracelet form and has instantly become a style classic.
It’s all about party ears at the moment and this pair couldn’t scream louder if they tried. These oh-so-fabulous-fans are by way of Katerina Makriyianni, who specializes in unique and one-of-a-kind designs, and are the perfect way to jazz up an outfit.
Fans of the printed dress rejoice and meet the spring/summer 17 collection from Dodo Bar Or, which has just landed in stores. Think frills, paisley, floor-sweeping hems, pom poms and tassles, all very Versuschka von Lehndorff in the 1960s – and all quite fabulous.
We love the intricate detailing of this ring. A real dazzler.
Katie Mullaly makes the most wonderful charms. Our favourite is the dainty wishbone.
The new Strett jacket is the perfect sportwear and modern hybric. It’s the perfect transitional cover up made from ultralight technical fabrics.
On 15th April, ASOS launches its first menswear, womenswear and unisex collaboration with US creative design studio Lot, Stock & Barrel. The collection includes slogan swimsuits, denim, oversized stripe shirts, mesh dresses and accessories embellished with cherries, flying doughnuts and tattoo-inspired skulls and spiders. We love it all.
Fragrance lovers, meet Superstitious and rejoice. The latest addition to the Frederic Malle maison is by way of Alber Elbaz (he of Lanvin fame) and it is just to-die-for.
A narcotic blend of Turkish rose and Egyptian Jasmine lead the show atop aromatic amber, grassy patchouli and creamy musk. Hypnotic and addictive, this is artistic flair as it’s finest.
Stuart Vevers from Coach and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte have joined up to create the capsule collection we’ve all been dreaming of.
The Coach & Rodarte collection sees Rodarte’s Spring 17 floral pattern reimagined in some of our favourite classic Coach styles; think heavy embellishment, sequins, studs and pearls.
(Clockwise from top L-R: Coach & Rodarte T-Shirt with Archive Print £100, Coach & Rodarte Whipstitch Eyelet Crocodile Courier Bag £1,600, Coach & Rodarte Leather Sequins Courier Crossbody £795, Coach & Rodarte Whipstitch Eyelet Pocket Tote £950)
A statement pair of earrings instantly jazzes up an outfit and these sculptural danglers from Shashi are the perfect pair.
We’re still wearing our mules – they’re the perfect transitional shoes, right? This pair in suede, by way of Emy Mack, would be the perfect addition to any wardrobe.
Beauty and the Beast mania shows no signs of waning. The latest addition is the prettiest fragrance you will smell.
A fragrance dominated by rose but mixed with delicious pear and grapefruit-y notes that make a light and enchanting scent.
The beauty of the Smooth Club is that everything arrives on your doorstep prepped and ready to blend. So, it couldn’t be easier to make sure you have your five a day. And, if you act fast there’s a 10% discount code (SMOOTHMC)
DEA jewellery is all about simple and strong designs that retain a feminine edge. We love the toughness of the ‘backbone’ hoops.
The latest drop from River Island is the launch of their RI Studio Kids Collection, a premium range of super stylish clothes for girls.
Think lace tops and party dresses with pretty detailing. If only they came in bigger sizes…
It’s official; we’re all Beauty and the Beast obsessed! Now, we don’t like to play favourites but the latest incarnation of Beauty and the Beast mania is just breathtakingly beautiful. Christopher Kane – he of neon-skirt, gel bag, general fabulousness fame – has created a capsule collection inspired by the tale-as-old-as-time. Expect rose motifs emblazoned on sweaters, delicate floral details that gather abreast tops and take the form of lace, and bows (oh! We love the bows) that snake up arms and are functional as well as beautiful. Be still our beating hearts.
When Céline announced the arrival of the Clasp bags, there was a collective gasp of excitement in the MC offices, for these are some truly beautiful bags.
Pictured L-R: The Cabas Clasp in Teck Smooth Calfskin £2,950, Medium Clasp Handbag in White Sleek Calfskin £2,650, Mini Clasp Shoulder Bag in Black Natural Calfskin £1,350
Alexander Wang has taken the iconic Adidas three-strip design to the next level. And with the launch only a few days away (1st April) this week has just gotten a whole lot better.
(The collection will be stocked at adidas.co.uk and alexanderwang.com alongside Adidas retail stores)
Shoe lovers rejoice! From party flats to the golden smiley boots Camilla Elphick’s spring/Summer 2017 collection has dropped and aren’t they just divine?
We’re champions of a homegrown brand and when we first heard about Seasalt Cornwall, we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed. From neat, simple separates to swimwear – not to mention such fabulous Breton – you’re sure to find something that seamlessly fits into your wardrobe.
Meet your latest bag obsession, Elena Ghisellini. From Trussardi to Salvatore Ferragamo, Ghisellini has worked with the big names in accessories so we’re talking about some pretty serious bags here. Her feline inspired bags are a riot of colour and add serious sartorial credentials to any outfit. You’re welcome! (L-R: Angel mini light blue leather tote, £720. Selina rainbow leather clutch, £595)
It’s been 10 years since COS first opened their doors on London’s Regent street -that’s 10 years of constantly delivering clothes people ACTUALLY want to wear – and to celebrate, they have created a limited ten piece collection.
A boutique candle website stocked with exciting and niche brands. *adds to bookmark*. Our pick of the bunch: The exclusive soy candle that was created with The Nomad Society.
There’s something about tassels on a bag that just scream fun. And we’re seriously into this suede number by way of Maje.
There’s nothing more special than personalising a beautiful gift. So, when we heard that Astley Clarke were offering this we were naturally excited. In a world first in diamond personalisation, you can play with the colour of your diamonds and patterns to create something that’s truly unique.
Okay, so, it’s technically one for the boys. But hear us out.
The new season CMMN SWDN collection has just dropped and it’s pretty sweet. So, why don’t you treat him to something?
The Brody cropped denim jacket would look as great on him as it would you. Oversized, naturally.
Besides, they don’t call it borrowing-from-the-boys for nothing.
With so many fragrance launches every month it’s hard to really stand out from the crowd. But every so often, a rare gem is unearthed.
That’s just what happened with this latest drop. Geza Schoen (he of Escentric Molecule fame) and Paul White (from Me Company) have joined forces and enlisted the likes Mark Buxton (Comme des Garcons) and Bertrand Duchaufour (L’Artisan Parfumeur) to create a new brand of fragrances that pushes boundaries.
Our pick of the bunch is Geza Schoen’s juice, which bursts of pink peppers, bergamot, fir and the rounded note of Iso E Super that develop and change throughout the day.
Serapian bags have been carried by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman to Taylor Swift and Julia Stiles. It’s all about timeless elegance and Italian luxury leather at it’s finest.
This season they experimented with colour and we are totally here for it. We love the Melissa in orange.