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…
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.
Amal Clooney and George Clooney were amongst a host of celebrities helping OMEGA celebrate the 50th Anniversary Moon Landing in Florida. Also present were astronauts, Douglas Booth and Jeremy Irvine.
To celebrate its 10th birthday, Beach Cafe has teamed up with 10 brands to design a piece exclusively sold at beachcafe.com. Designers include Loveshackfancy, Melissa Odabash, Juliet Dunn and Seafolly.
H&M is collaborating with Netflix and ahead of the highly anticipated third season of Stranger Thingslater this summer. The capsule collection centres around the Hawkins Community Pool and features a Stranger Things inspired range of clothing, swimwear and accessories for both women and men. It launches on 23 May.
A must have for spring summer 2019.
Live every week like it's Stationery Week with Papier, who, hands down, make some of THE best monogrammed writing tools in the bizz.
The 35-piece collection of RTW, Jewellery, Shoes and Accessories and bags was created exclusively for NET-A-PORTER, capturing the laid-back elegance iconic to Isabel Marant. Key pieces include one-shoulder style dresses, swimwear and separates in addition to a printed jumpsuit and printed espadrilles.
Oasis has partnered up with the England Netball team, the Vitality Roses, for its SS19 campaign, to highlight the role of women in sports in the run-up to the world cup.
Inspired by its latest collection ‘The Unknown Path’, TOAST is putting on a series of creative workshops and activities, which include; natural dyeing and potting with Christine Lewis; block printing with Georgia Dorey; a weaving Workshop led by ex-V&A textile resident Sue Lawty; canapé and tablescape class with supper club host and author Alexandra Dudley and mindful creative writing with Elaine Kingett.
Gymkhana have launched a new cocktail collection celebrating the scents, regions and heritage of India in celebration of the Basant Kite Festival. Partnered with Penhaligon’s to create a menu inspired by the flavours and scents associated with specific moments in time in India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Toile Textile Perfume from Byredo is the smart way to perk up your linen. It’s high time you threw away the Febreeze.