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…
Upgrade your bracelet game with this smiley number by way of Ruifier.
Shop now: Ruifier Petit Beck Bracelet, £380
Add a bit of colour to your look.
The sixth season of Heidi Klum Intimates is here. And with prices ranging from £21 – £130, there’s something for everyone.
Peter Jensen and Julie Verhoeven, a match made in heaven. Her expressive line illustrations adorn everything from skirts to T-shirts, and we absolutely love them. We also love this super adorable T-shirt with iconic Peter Jensen rabbit across the chest.
Shop now: Peter Jensen Rabbit T-shirt Brass, £65
Okay, we know it’s technically not winter yet – although, as we write this the rain is pouring – but it’s a little chilly and besides Canada Goose has brought out a new knitwear range, so it’s all quite timely, really.
The collection is full of strong wardrobe staples including the Aleza sweater which is now firmly on our wishlist.
Shop now: Canada Goose Aleza sweater, £195
J.Crew is launching its limited edition collection of horoscope tees in every unique sign of the zodiac. The collection comes in a bold range of colours with quirky slogans and will be available online and in all women’s J.Crew stores worldwide.
Shop now: Horoscope t-shirts for £40 from J.Crew
Introducing the Levi’s® Altered Collection for Fall 2017 – a collection that epitomises Levi’s creative approach to remastering classic designs. This jacket will be your mid-season saviour.
Now the sun’s come back, we’ve got no excuse not to wear these beauties.
We love Selena Gomez, we really do. And, we love Coach, we REALLY do. So, it’s fair to say that, when we heard news of the two powerhouses teaming up the entire MC HQ had reached peak hysteria.
The collection features a brand new bag designed by Selena in collaboration with Stuart Vevers, the brands Creative Director, as well as a few small leather goods and accessories.
We love the strong simplicity of the Selena Grace, which is sure to become a future classic. And, besides, it’s all about RED.
We can’t wait to get our hands on it (the collection drops September 1st), so in the mean time, we’ll just contemplate the many ways this will elevate our looks.
Available September 1st 2017: Selena Grace in Selena Red, £395 by Coach
We’re still all about patches and this denim jacket by way of Lu Mei is super cute, and firmly on our wish list.
Shop now: Neasden Jacket, £345 from Lu Mei
The jet-setters go-to travel brand, Rimowa gives an exemplary performance in how to travel in style.
CHINTY & PARKER’S Moomin collection takes us right back to childhood.
Zimmermann is finally opening their first London store on Bruton St, and for the occasion, they’re collaborating with Cutler & Gross. Exciting.
We’re in love.
Luxury jewellery brand Elham and Issa Jewellery has finally landed in the UK. When Elham was pregnant, husband Issa discovered an awe-inspiring turquoise stone in Lebanon, and Elham used it to curate a collection symbolising the couple’s love for their daughter. Featuring azure turquoise, diamonds, pink and blue sapphire, the Awe Collection is designed for special celebrations.
This chic tote bag is reversible so you can wear it in either navy or brown.
Shop now: Anna large tote for £95 from Lacoste
This delicate ring was inspired by bright starry nights and the magic of spontaneous adventures.
Shop now: Vega Ring for £66 from Carat London
Perfect for this weather.
This August, River Island’s Style Studio (@RISTYLESTUDIO) are teaming up with Duck and Dry as part of their RI Beauty Hub initiative. River Island is offering shoppers the chance to get weekend ready from the shop floor by combining a quick pamper with some weekend shopping, perfect for the girl on the go!
Across the remaining Fridays and Saturdays in August, customers can have their hair reworked into a braid, updo or tonged for £22 on the shop floor. Pop down to River Island’s Marble Arch Park House store this August to treat yourself to the latest trends and a cheeky hair do.
Brighten up your look with this glittery rainbow bag by way of Ashish.
From the most beautiful and detailed prints to velvet slips and tuxedo jackets, look to Klements for some wardrobe essentials and stand-out pieces alike.
Shop now: Klements by Charlotte Allen
From the Alien Head to Smiley Face, Loquet London’s ‘New Rave’ collection is here to brighten up your day. Our pick of the bunch is the super sweet cactus.
Pictured: The ‘New Rave’ collection from Loquet London.
Shop now: KODAK Ektra Smartphone,£369.99
Toughen up your jewellery game with hardwear from Adore.
Remember when we used to spend hours nattering away on the land line? We never pick up the phone anymore, do we? Well, we’re picking up the phone to have a good old chin wag with the experts over at Tan Luxe today. Yes, really.
From August 1st, you can speak to the dedicated tan experts over at Tan-Luxe HQ who are on hand to answer every burning question/dilemma you had about tanning. Or you know, you can chat about what you’re going to eat for dinner, that’s OK, too. There’s no judgement on the TAN-LINE.
The number you need is: 0800-0129-292.
As they quite eloquently put it, ‘we know when that TAN-LINE bling, that can only mean one thing.’
We’re fragrance obsessed here at MC HQ, if you hadn’t already guessed, so when we heard about the new experience that Clive Christian were offering, we were instantly hooked.
Exclusively with Selfridges London from the 27th to 2nd of August find your perfect scent and experience the new Private Collection.
Fill a life-sized bottle of perfume with your scented memories (you’ll actually get to write on scented blotters which you place in the bottle). And, be in with the chance of recieve a lifetime of fragrant moments with a personalised, full suit of Private Collection perfume pairs.
And, when you’re done, don’t forget to share it (and also stalk everyone else’s feeds) with the hashtag #memoriesinabottle.
This stylish bag is hand-stitched and features next season’s most coveted colours.
Introducing your new season statement skirt.
Fragrance lovers, rejoice!
Today, Harrods announced the expansion of their already exquisite Salon de Parfums which sees several fragrance-power-houses; Frédéric Malle, Penhaligons, Armani Privé , Burberry, Sospiro and Bond No.9, along with the new Floraiku, sitting alongside an already stellar line-up including Chanel, Clive Christian, Ex Nihilo and Roja Dove Parfumerie, to name but a few.
From the ultimate in bespoke fragrance by way of Penhaligon’s to enhanced and personalized scents at Ex Nihilo and Burberry, several of the new additions to the salon invite you to create something truly unique.
We implore you to while away the hours and get lost in the uber-luxurious fragrance destination. You can thank us later.
Explore the Salon De Parfums
Because this summer is proving to be, erm, extremely unpredictable…
Such beautiful appliqué.
When it comes to being stocked with all the classics and all the latest trainer drops, quite frankly, no one does it better. That’s why every pay-day, you can find us in size?
There’s swimwear and then there is Reard. If you’re after uber luxurious swimwear that has a couture approach, look no further. We’re into the Catherine range with it’s chic gold jewellery detail.
Is a celebration really a celebration if there’s no cake? Sweet Bea’s Bakery allows you to satisfy your sweet tooth both ethically and enjoyably. Handcrafted, and freshly made from entirely organic ingredients, you can find their cakes sat scrumptiously within Harrods Food Hall. Home delivery and pick up is also an option, but only if you’re located in London.
Founder Lucia is a self confessed perfectionist – aren’t we all *sigh*. If only we could create visually compelling cakes from our flaws.
As the coconut craze continues, Koko Kanu rum dazzles. Made from 100% Jamaican rum, it’s infused with coconut flavour and is the UK’s leading premium flavoured white.
Sometimes Pina Colada has to become whatever you’d rather – thanks, Dizzee – as we all know they don’t come in slim line. However, Koko Kanu offers recipes that make a skinny alternative: the Koko Kolada.