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…
Today is World Food Day, and Michael Kors is dedicating the month to new products and activities designed to support Watch Hunger Stop, the brand’s campaign to raise funds and awareness to help achieve a world with Zero Hunger. Michael Kors has partnered up with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and funds go to support WFP’s school meals program, which reaches over 16 million children in almost 70 countries each year with vital nutrition that helps them fulfil their potential. Thus far, Watch Hunger Stop has enabled WFP to deliver more than 15 million meals to children in need.
You can do your bit by buying this Michael Kors Access Watch Hunger Stop Sofie touchscreen smartwatch, and 100 meals will go to WFP. Neat.
Uber cool Copenhagen-based brand GANNI have collaborated with My Theresa on an exclusive capsule entitled ‘My Love Theresa,’ consisting of 17 gorgeous styles.
Woolrich’s new Parka bag is as chic as it is practical.
Shop now: W’s Bag for £130 from Woolrich
Supermodel and all-round fashion icon Claudia Schiffer has teamed up with Aquazzura to bring a capsule collection of truly beautiful shoes. Based on her favourite ever pieces, they’re a ‘must-buy’ for the fashion collector. Available this month in Aquazzura Boutiques and specific retailers.
Heidi Klum’s latest collection for Heidi Klum Swim is here, and it’ll remind you of all things summer. We particularly love the Majestic Shimmer swim set, which is beautifully detailed.
Heidi Klum Swim Majestic Shimmer Bralette Top for £58 from Figleaves
In honour of ‘Giving Tuesday’ on the 28th of November, Radley have teamed up to bring a gorgeous range of coin purses, as well as a handy dog-walking backpack. 15% of all sales go to Dog’s Trust, so it’s worth investing in.
A classic silhouette gets a winter upgrade with Isabelle Fox’s chic pearl cape. Available in both black and camel, we love the way it looks with those burgundy boots.
The Richmond Dinners are a series of annual dining events whereby Aesop partners with a reputable chef to host an intimate dinner in their beautiful dining room located within the Richmond Store. The next one is Sunday 15th October at 1pm for lunch or 6pm for dinner, and the sample menu includes Charentais melon and cured crab, Cornish crab and almond milk and warm chocolate tart and sour cherries. Reserve your spot ASAP.
Tick off two trends with this beautiful burgundy floral crepe de chine midi dress by way of Kalmar. For an instant style update, team with strappy flats or a statement boot and trousers.
Shop now: V-Neck Midi Dress, £655 by Kalmar
The only question we have about this new collaboration is: what took them so long? Pairing Alexander Wang’s streamline sportswear chic with adidas Original’s street sensibilities, these kicks are certifiably fresh.
Show the world you mean business with this understated yet striking cobalt notebook. The Grace Coddington cat illustration in the corner adds a touch of playfulness.
To celebrate 80 years of aluminium, Rimowa, aka the most fabulous luggage ever, teamed up with close friends of the brand – think everyone from Karl Lagerfield to Virgil Abloh and Karla Otto to Quentin Jones – to give us a rare insight into their personal travels by presenting their own aluminium luggage. Each piece was dosplayed on a stage and photographed by Frank Hülsbömer.
The second wave of the Louis Vuitton MASTERS Collection is here, and this season, Jeff Koons takes inspiration from the classics, from Monet’s Water Lilies to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. A work of art.
The new Boden Icons collection has landed, and it doesn’t disappoint. This Virgina Blouse was on every fashion editor’s wish list at the press preview.
We spotted these at a press preview months ago and they have been on our wish list ever since. Luckily, the wait is now over.
River Island have collaborated with digital charity The Mix, an advice service for under 25’s,d to create 5 unisex t-shirts with 30% of the proceeds donated to the charity.
ASH is collaborating with renowned illustrator and graphic designer Filip Pagowski for a capsule collection of trainers for men and women decorated in artwork designed exclusively by Filip. This pair is top of our wish list.
Aeyde’s latest capsule collection, RIVERSIDE, revisits their best-selling ‘Dylan’ boot and ‘Oscar’ loafer in a new vibrant blue snake print.
Meet the gorgeous new addition to the Gaia family, the Luna bag, made of 100% bamboo, with a beaded shoulder. Jasmin Larian, Founder and CEO of Cult Gaia, tells us, ‘I love how this bag is like a piece of wearable art and that the handle can be wrapped around your wrist for a sculptural fashion moment.’ Art it is.
Shop now: Gaia Luna for £162.33 from Cult Gaia
From Sunday, if you buy this limited edition Hush pyjama and sleep mask set from Hush, you will provide a safe place to sleep for one woman and her children who are at risk, thanks to heir partnership with REFUGE.
Shop now: Pyjamas for £60 from Hush
Fiorelli, have partnered with the breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Care, to release a small collection of bags and will be donating proceeds to the charity. Katie Worth, the brand ambassador and face of the campaign, was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 years ago, so the cause is very close to her heart. It launches on 1st October.
The Missoni capsule collection, to mark Angela Missoni’s 20th Anniversary at the helm of Missoni’s creative direction, has just dropped on Boutique1.com and in the London store. We love this sweatshirt.
All Saints’ new bucket bag is your new season must-have.
Forget the pub for a night and head out to Tuck Inn Dalston, where Ling-Ling’s Karoake will be taking over for the night. With Chinese-style tapas, bottomless cocktails and karaoke, it’s sure to be a barrel of laughs.
Head over to Netil360 on 27 September for a spot of stargazing in London, where the rooftop bar will set up an astronomy extravaganza for avid star chasers. Led by Astronomer Paul Hill and Lumen collective, you’ll learn more about lunar science and also learn to take your own moon photograph (which you can take home of course).
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.
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).
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’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.
We just love the pretty little bag by way of Amanda Wakeley, made from the softest leather and suede.
Introducing Accessorize’s New Vintage jewellery collection, combining the antique-chic feel of Portobello market treasures with the glamour of our eastern heritage.
Woolrich’s first foray into footwear doesn’t disappoint.
Shop now: Woolrich footwear
All the attitude.
Shop now: CHEMISE BRIDGET for £170 from ba&sh
It’s all about the kitten heel this season.
Shop now: ADELAIDE KITTEN HEELS for £98 from Boden
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.
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 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.