Marie Claire's edit of the best things to buy, browse and book
Allow us to introduce: hot list. Whether it’s some much-needed pampering, a quick interiors update, a cool event to book tickets for or a wardrobe refresh, here’s Marie Claire’s edit of the best ways to indulge.
Here at Marie Claire HQ we’re constantly seeking out secret sales, new brands, fun events, 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 are.
This week we’re loving:
FENDI Launches New #FendiPeekaboo Video starring Naomi Watts
The new video, called ‘Wild Untamed Naomi’ is a vignette of a private moment in Naomi Watt’s day within her apartment in New York, documenting her hidden and surprising side, accompanied by the FENDI Peekaboo ISeeU bag.
What starts as an average and restless day becomes untamed as Naomi escapes into her own world and discovers the joy of releasing stress and anxiety through a cathartic release of movement, unleashing her inner, wilder, and unseen side. With the help of her FENDI Peekaboo ISeeU bags, Naomi will seek out the extraordinary in the ordinary.
‘I love the colours! And it is a classic shape that’s very functional, whether you’re travelling with it or just using it as a day to-day bag. It just works.’ said Naomi Watts about the FENDI Peekaboo bag.
This is your ultimate shopping list, so check in with us every week so you can hit the shops fully informed on what’s new and cool each week. Click through to see our favourite picks…
Klarna, the leading global banks, payments and shopping service, has teamed up with Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal for a playful new campaign playfully to discover the truth about the brand. Klarna invites consumers to play the ‘Mythbuster Challenge’ by visiting the online digital gallery or by visiting the murals in their local city (London, Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham, where they can scan the QR code within the painting).
Entrance to the digital gallery immerses the user into the paintings where for each artwork, there is a unique game to discover items hidden within the visual of the painting. Prizes are awarded for completion of the game, ranging from a weekend stay at Claridges to a £10,000 donation to the hygiene poverty charity, Beauty Banks in the winner’s name.
“Someone smells great”.
“OH yes, it’s me, thanks”
That’s what you’ll undoubtedly be saying after wearing the latest fragrance from Byredo. Open sky is a rather delicious blend of pomelo (hello citrus), black pepper and hemp leaves (hello, spice) and Palo Santo (that’ll be the smoke) that is a real head-turner. Just divine.
“When you have a good martini, it’s transformative” the words of Joe McCanta a Global Brand Ambassador for Grey Goose. Wise words Joe.
Martini lovers all over the world know that when it comes to the best The Connaught Bar in London is pretty high up on the list. If you know a serious cocktail fan, then this is the perfect gift. So, it’s super exciting and a privilege to be able to gift this exclusive set, which contains ready-to-go No11 martini (prepared by Perron and Bargiani), two bespoke (and rather fabulous) coupes and a Grey Goose stirrer and spoon.
You’ll remember our previous musing about Typology, we just love everything the brand has created and their simple, fuss free but efficacious products. The latest to drop are the face masks. We will be slathering on this charcoal and nettle number which promises to regulate sebum and dry out imperfections whilst cleansing skin with 99& naturally-derived organic ingredients.
Some perfumes from fashion houses just don’t make the cut, this is not the case with Etro. A lavish scent to douse yourself in this summer, White Magnolia is a creamy blend of white flowers and musks and citrus bergamot. What keeps this the right side of floral is the amber base. And, as you would expect, it looks rather great on your bathroom shelf. The flacon is adorned with a delicate Paisley print, very Etro. Very fabulous.
Okay, we’ve just found our summer sunglasses. The Arctus Smoke features a removable exterior lens, so it can be switched up for a new look.
The Icon Collection from Nike is dropped and features products made from recycled fabrics in bright and bold colours. Perfect for summer fun.
Global superstar, Charli XCX, is a Ray Ban global ambassador and stars in the latest #YouAreOn campaign. The campaign embodies the personal style and captures the essence of freedom and being spontaneous. You can’t go wrong with Ray Ban for timeless and contemporary styles.
Your fave 3-in-1 (95% natural) conditioner gets the supersize treatment. The new size features 4x more product than the regular, this means you make a saving and buy less.
For the first time ever, women are invited to explore the magnitude of your climax with the G-Scale from Hot Octopuss in partnership with sex therapist and sex neuroscientist Dr Nan Wise. You’e got to try out the brand new Curve toy, which features the brands patented Trebel and Bass Technology. Thank us later.
This 100% plant-based natural oil is perfect for all-over protection and delivers a much-needed dose of hydration to the skin, and now comes in a supersize.
Monki’s first active wear range is here and is packed with fun colours and chic silhouettes. We’re into it.
Longchamp in unveiling its latest collaboration with Emotionally Unavailable (EU), the contemporary fashion brand founded by friends and creatives Edison Chen and Kybum Lee. Longchamp's Creative Director Sophie Delafontaine first met Edison Chen by chance in Japan, and the idea was born to work on this project together.
EU was inspired by Longchamp's iconic Le Pliage bag, not only for its cross gender, cross generational appeal but for its unlimited potential for artistic reinterpretations.
Things You Can’t Ask Yer Mum embodies what Lindsey Holland and Lizzy Hadfield have had throughout their friendship: the ability to honestly pass on their own experiences in life in order to help the other.
This book, based on their successful podcast, is the non-judgmental, no conversation-is-off-limits, supportive best friend we all need in our lives, covering everything from surviving loss, to toxic friendships, to dating in a social media world. A must-read.
As London re-emerges post-lockdown, kate spade new york is paying it forward to the city, the local community and businesses that have been affected throughout the pandemic by creating a fun, philanthropic experience to encourage us back into town to re-discover our city. Situated at 60 Kingly Street, behind kate spades Regent St flagship, a vibrant pop-up flower stall will offer a range of summer blooms to customers and the public, courtesy of kate spade new york. It will be live across two weekends in May (14-16th, 21-23rd May).
Customers will have the choice of signing up to the kate spade mailing list or making a donation to charity partner Shout UK, a free and confidential text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling with their mental health.
Collaborating with Breast Cancer Now for the 25th year running, River Island is once again backing the Wear Something Important campaign, introducing an exclusive fashion edit for 2021. Prices range from £18 - £42, with each piece carrying a 30% contribution to Breast Cancer Now.
The exhibition will allow visitors to ‘step inside’ more than 300 of Van Gogh’s greatest works through a 360-degree, four-story high, floor-to-ceiling digital projection. The experience also includes a one-of-a-kind VR experience in a separate gallery, a drawing studio and state-of-the-art video mapping technology to guide visitors through Van Gogh’s life and works. A truly immersive experience, it will enable visitors of all ages to gain an intimate understanding of the post-impressionist genius and his work.
Light amaretti, candied fruits coated in Maison chocolate, exquisite cakes and macarons… The Pierre Marcolini Summer Collection is bursting with the essence of irresistible fruits, bringing to mind the Dolce Vita and carrying us away to an Iberian garden or evoking the sweet perfume of a sun-bathed Côte d’Azur.
'The Citrus Garden' Summer Collection with be available from 21 May from the Marylebone boutique, counters in Harrods, Selfridges and Online.
Written by debut playwright Simon Berry, The Dame and the Showgirl is a witty audio play based on an unlikely real-life encounter between Dame Edith Sitwell and Marilyn Monroe. Emma Thompson stars as Dame Edith and Sinead Matthews as Marilyn.
The immersive and inviting space will bring the world of the Olympia to life, celebrating the aesthetics, craftsmanship and inspiration of the bag. I’ve attached the press release which includes further information on the limited edition Olympia collection housed at Harrods, and the AR experience accessible in the space.
Green & Black’s, the premium chocolate brand, has announced the launch of its new Intensity Scale as part of the pack re-design. The Intensity Scale, located on the front of pack, invites people to discover which Green & Black’s Organic bars are best suited to their individual taste preference, to create moments of delicious enjoyment.
This year, Peloton has created the apparel collection in partnership with Instructors Sam Yo, Emma Lovewell and Aditi Shah, as well as the global Asian Community Employee Resource Group within Peloton. The thoughtfully designed collection features a custom print with a rich meaning: By incorporating 12 different flowers of significance within the Asian culture, the design represents the diaspora of cultures as well as a nod to the brand's value, 'Together We Go Far'.
These are pretty major. With 25 hours of wireless playtime, the earphones hold 5 hours charge and the case carries four additional charges - something we’ve found incredibly useful - these little masterpieces deliver the brilliant signature sound - from deep base to crisp treble - of Marshall.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love a face tool and these Cryo Ice Sticks are the latest addition to my ever growing collection. They de-puff, lift, sculpt and tighten the skin. You’ll feel instantly refreshed. A must have.
From the latest denim capsule, these trousers are a super chic addition to your wardrobe with their clean and minimal aesthetic.
For the uninitiated, FaceGym has revolutionised the skincare game delivering not only expert face trainers and now products to the table. Their facial massage techniques are pretty legendary and even better, they actually work.
Whether you’re a FaceGym fanatic or are new to the skincare movement - yes, it’s a movement - take note, FaceGym has just launched a high-performance skincare range.
The skincare range includes 4 products (a cleanser £32, serum £60, oil £80, and cream £95/ refill £75) that “prep, train and recover your skin”. The combination of these 4 products promises a lot: brighter looking skin, minimised pores, hydration, collagen boosting and firmer skin. We have to say we agree.
As an aside, I’ve been using the Multi Sculpt tool religiously since I got it. A must-have for any beauty junkie.
Welcome to the FaceGym club.
We love the structural handle of the bouclé and the fact that it can be carried as a clutch or crossbody. Equal parts covetable, playful and practical.