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:
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…
Say hello to the patchwork denim jacket of dreams.
You can now have your PERi-PERi fix at home thanks to these brand new and clever meal kits from Nando’s.
Nando’s PERi-PERi Meal Kits available from Tesco at £3.50,
Nando’s PERi-PERi Pan Fry is available from Asda for £1.19.
In love with these flattering and versatile dresses.
The perfect leather trousers.
G-Star RAW inspires and strengthens unique personalities with their latest brand campaign, speaking to the confident, the outspoken and the ones who don’t just follow pre-established rules. Instead, they make their own path, not being afraid of doing their own thing.
A notable name and the perfect embodiment of what G-Star stands for is Australian actress, model and presenter Ruby Rose. Understanding the missed opportunity in simply fitting in, Ruby has teamed up with the denim brand to celebrate all those who know they were born to stand out. The campaign invites everyone to join and celebrate what sets them apart: “It’s you. Own it”.
Jewelry designer Anissa Kermiche has partnered with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer to release the cherry on top of our apartment decor, Jugs Jug . The hot pink ceramic vase is in the shape of a sculpted silhouette reminds us to support women who’ve had cancer and perform regular breast examinations to ensure we too, remain healthy and perky.
If you can’t make it to the Amalfi coast this summer, the Alexa Chung X Superga’s SS19 collection is a carefree and almost as sweet alternative for soaking up the Italian sun. Alexa, British cool girl with superb taste, models the Italian brand’s summer classics that are a little Jane Birkin and a little Lolita.
Jo Malone's new blossoms collection, which includes a divine Frangipani Flower Cologne, is basically what summer is all about.
Shopbop, online shopping super-site, has partnered with the whimsical shoe brand Malone Souliers to release a six piece collection of classic pieces. The shoes are all neutral colours -creamy whites, browns, and tortoiseshell- with avant garde structure nodding to Malone Souliers’ trademark modern silhouettes.
Gigi and Bella’s business savvy older sister Alana Hadid has partnered with Spanish brand Strathberry to release a collection of luxury, structured handbags. The springtime campaign features wearable, ladylike silhouettes, proving Alana’s personal style is quite a stone’s throw away from the cutting edge runway looks we’re used to seeing on her sisters.
Every Londoner has a bit of made.com in their wardrobe, but their recent collaboration with Danish rainwear brand Rains leaves us scrambling to replace our raincoats and hoping for bad weather. The collection colour pallette is inspired by the northern lights and the luxurious practicality of the bags and jackets will truly bring out the urban explorer in those who dare to shop online.
The British beauty has joined forces with the quintessentially British brand for a gorgeous spring campaign featuring pieces from their new collection. There’s something about these colourful shoes and bags that make us want to frolic in the park. Just kidding, no way these little gems are getting muddy.
Londoners can now buy (and avoid absurd shipping prices), the finest pieces from Lagos Fashion week, with the pop up of The Shop at Bluebird in Covent Garden. The project is put on by the director of Lagos Fashion Week, Omoyemi Akerele, and she brings with her the top twenty African designers ranging from fashion to interior design. The pop up launched April 2 and will be running in store for 6 weeks.
Kate Spade Scallop Smartwatch 2 is the overachieving older sister outdoing everyone in the smartwatch market. Complete with a heart rate monitor, voice activation, and customisable dials, this wrist candy is clever and easy on the eyes.
ARKET and interior design magazine Apartamento have collaborated to create a line of unisex tees and sweatshirts. Both are printed with German artist, Martin Fengal’s, kooky drawings.
Toile Textile Perfume from Byredo is the smart way to perk up your linen. It’s high time you threw away the Febreeze.
MYAR’s new military-with-a-twist classics collection were inspired by post WWII European style functionality. Androgynous and practical, this luxury workwear has got us prepared for this out-of-season weather.
The new Ksenia Schnaider x ISKO denim collection is made entirely from recycled materials. An avant garde Canadian jumpsuit has never been so guilt free.
SisleYouth Anti-Pollution moisturiser is super protectant against both indoor and outdoor pollution. Targeted for 25-35 year olds, the formula includes precious Blue Light protectant to help minimize the harm from digital exposure (the secret radiance killer).
If you’re looking for the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon in London, head to Madison rooftop to try our their spring cocktail menu. Not only are the views pretty stunning, but the new menu designed by newly appointed Bar Manager and Mixologist, Eduard Balan is a real stunner too.
When it comes to Balan’s menu, think less ‘shaken not stirred’, instead he uses new and exciting techniques like maceration, clarification and percolation.
Whether you go for the Clarified Margarita (which is crystal clear) or the perfectly balanced Madison Mule or pretend you’re in sunnier climes with the Roasted Pina Colada, you’re in for a truly unforgettable experience.
Madison, Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London EC4M 9AF
Your new fine wine go-to destination is here. Elicite makes the world of wine easy to understand and not only offers great features and videos but also a stoppable curation of the most exceptional wines on offer. Much like this 2006 Roger Brun Reserve Familiale Grand Cru which is our tipple of choice.
Frederic Malle have just launched their pretty fabulous fragrances in a new 30ml flacon, which means there’s even more space in your travel bag. So, you know, you can get not one but two of your favourite FM fragrances in there.