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…
The Amsterdam denim store and Levi’s® Vintage Clothing partner for a 10 year anniversary commemoration of all things denim, with the launch of a limited anniversary edition 501® jean. This limited edition collection, built up of 75 hand-numbered pieces of the Archival Replica of the Tenue de Nimes founders’ favourite 1970’s, the Levi’s® 501®s is available now in Tenue de Nîmes’ two Amsterdam stores, online at tenuedenimes.com and levi.com and cost 350 Euros.
Swarovski’s new campaign, #FollowTheLight is a celebration of inspirational women empowering one another to shine brighter together and be the best version of themselves. Building on the Spring/Summer campaign, which launched in January 2019, #FollowTheLight sees a host of both new, and returning, brand ambassadors who embody female empowerment, and demonstrate what can be achieved when women support one another.
The new PINKO Treedom II collection is here. Each t-shirt is made in collaboration with designer Stella Jean for the PINKO for Treedom project, and it gives you the exclusive possibility to plant your tree in the PINKO Forest in Kenya.
Jazzelle Zanaughtti has kick-started Mercedes-Benz’ latest How To fashion story with an interactive event in Oslo, to learn to vogue.
Oscar de la Renta has branched out into sleepwear with a gorgeous collection modelled by Joan Smalls.
Danish-based jewellery designer Anni Lu has collaborated with social entrepreneur NGUVU to help African mothers support themselves and their families. Anni Lu have designed three bracelets that are being produced by five women in Kibera - the chunky beads and strong colours (red, turquoise and yellow) are created with beaded from the local market in Nairobi.
New British label TOVE is all about feminine classics in a delicate colour palette linked to the natural world of cedar, muted pink and soft buffed nudes.
The collection features hand-crafted pieces made of oyster shells and recycled silver. Timeless and sculptural, the limited co-lab collection features seven pieces — rings, earrings, a hairclip and a necklace — all made of recyclable and decomposable materials from the sea.
The High Waist is the latest addition to Heist's shapewear range; the pants are enhanced with Heist’s revolutionary HeroPanels that take up to 5cm off your waist, whilst being breathable (thanks to the 20,000 laser perforations that actually keep you cool). The new colours and brown and beige.
Sofa.com has partnered with the award-winning designer Lucy Tiffney to curate a stunning collection of home furnishings. On Thursday 23rd May, head to the Islington showroom for a live painting demonstration where she will talk through her design process and her collaboration with sofa.com.
You'll also receive a special goodie bag on the night.
Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased below.
It’s the fourth year of the Tu and Graduate Fashion Week partnership where two fashion students are given a scholarship and a year’s paid employment at Tu. This year’s designers are Molly Hopwood with her take on sustainable menswear and Jenni Healy bringing a riot of colour and clashing print to womenswear.
The collection launches 19th May.
B.Blossom breaks new ground by introducing a fine jewellery collection inspired by the confident woman who leave a mark in her way.
LoveShackFancy are popping up on Monday 13th May for a one month residency at Selfridges. The must have summer brand counts Emma Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle Fanning, Emily Ratajkowski and Priyanka Chopra amongst its many fans (to name a few). The pop-up will feature its dreamy dresses as well as accessories.
Say hello to a highly curated mix of must-have denim pieces and soft blue prints.
We’re in love with Rosie Fortescue’s new collection, full of rainbows gems and playful shapes. Perfect for summer.
As part of its sustainability strategy, Farfetch has introduced a re-sale service to give a second lease of life to designer handbags. Customers using secondlife.farfetch.com will be able to trade their designer handbags in exchange for credit to be used towards future purchases on Farfetch.
Introducing a new Lifestyle Membership which will see a new box full of fitness, health and beauty goodies delivered to your door. You also have access to an online platform that offers a wide range of content for members to enjoy and learn from.
Katie Rosen Kitchens, Co-Founder of FabFitFun, explains, ‘Our mission is to deliver happiness and wellbeing to everyone everywhere, so it was only natural to bring FabFitFun here to the UK. When we look at the world we know people are busier than ever and they don’t have enough time to spend on their wellbeing, we simplify this for them. We get to know our members better than they know themselves and we simplify and improve their lives through fully customised boxes, FabFitFun TV and events that bring our community together. We are excited about what the future holds here.’
Monday 20th-Saturday 25th May, Chelsea in Bloom, London’s contemporary floral art show will be returning to the Chelsea neighbourhood, with the theme Under the Sea featuring large-scale floral installations including a 4m Orca Whale, a giant dolphin made from foliage and many more. Photo by David Parry.
We’re here for this collaboration; why haven’t we been wearing crystal bracelets already?
After last years sucessful ‘All The Feels’ campaign which explored social media and its potential effects on your people’s health, Monki have teamed up with Mental Health Europe again to further the discussion, encouraging the conversation to continue and evolve. Limited edition t-shirts are just £10 and can be purchased from Monki.com
Notes of coconut, cardamon and yellow flowers. Liberal application encouraged.
Yes, it’s pricey for a travel set but you have never smelled such a well rounded collection of fragrance, ever. Inspired by travels to her favourite cities, 7 Lovers is a olfactory representation of her memories abroad. The result is pretty stunning.. Whether it’s ‘George’ a zingy jasmine and Rose scent’ inspired by hidden corners of London bookshops or the one inspired by ballet dancers in Saint Petersburg ‘Orson’ the dark and heady one with notes of amber, there is something for everyone.
And, all housed in an incredible leather pochette - J’ADORE.
The opulent detailing on this silk wrap dress are just exquisite.
This stunner of a bag has been selling like hot cakes on QVC. During it’s first 15 minutes on air, it sold 1 a second. So, if you’d like to own one you better act fast.
Laurent-Perrier is launching a jeroboam of its Cuvée Rosé champagne in restaurants and bars across the country. The innovative new bottle, which is the size of two magnums, will be available to order in a range of premium venues for rosé lovers to enjoy as part of a special celebration, shared amongst friends and family.
Introducing the clothing collaboration between Mother of Pearl and the plant-based restaurant in Notting Hill, Farmacy. Due to launch of the 27th May, it comprises of a range of sweaters, hoodies and t-shirts with slogans ‘Got No Beef’ and ‘No Artificial Content’. The cotton is organic, grown and spun in India and then sent in yarn form to Fafe, a small town in Portugal. Prices start from £60.