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 watching:
Rip Up The Rule Book with Hush’s Winter 2019 Collection
We’ll be taking this tailored tux from day to night. Our party season wish list sorted thanks to Hush and their edit of AW19.
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…
Whatever you’re meant to be doing on the 27th of November, you may want to send that cancellation now. Because the only thing you want to be doing then is going to Audible Live: The Sun King at the Barbican.
Gripping from the get go, The Sun King, charts the rise of Rupert Murdoch and sees David Dimbleby joined on stage by James Graham, the Olivier Award-winning playwright behind Ink, with the Q&A hosted by Miranda Sawyer, The Observer’s chief audio critic.
Tickets are £10.
Who doesn’t love a cosy beanie. Especially, when they are super stylish thanks to Bella Freud.
Head to Fire Bar, located at Ice bar, to try out the Fire Bar Spiced Temptation, a blend of spiced rum, orange liqueur, ginger syrup, lemon and pineapple juice. The perfect warming tipple for these chilly evenings.
Fire Bar at ICE BAR, 31-33 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BN
Her partnership with the fashion house will include global advertising campaigns for leather goods, ready-to-wear and footwear, beginning with the Spring 2020 season.
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This Christmas, Boden celebrates the real stars of Christmas: the men and women of the healthcare service who will be working around the country this festive season. In a bid to spread goodwill (and amazing partywear) to all, it’s produced a feel-good festive video which showcases a surprise party for healthcare workers, including nurses, doctors and hospital support staff, who often miss out on the celebrations, to say thank you for the incredible work they do, not just over Christmas, but all-year round.
SKECHERS’ heritage collection is pure fashion goals.
This complete collection of jeans made not only entirely from sustainable fabrics and trims, but also with cutting edge technology, minimising water usage during the laundering process. For every piece sold, one euro will be donated to Charity:Water, a non-profit organisation that provides clean drinking water to some of the world’s poorest communities. The new initiative is part of the brand's ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental and human impact that the fashion industry has on the world.
Indulge in three days of discounts of up to 40 per cent, exclusive promotions, pop-up lounges with DJs and much more at this three-day fashion event, from Friday 29th November – Sunday 1st December in Canary Wharf.
The cult shoe brand’s new jewellery collection, handcrafted in Italy, is all about organic shapes with a subtle twist. Each piece is its own unique sculpture with glimpses of red and hints of pistachio. Image: Tom Kleinschmidt
We’re big bath advocates here at MC. These luxurious salts by Apothem are the newest addition to our bathing routine and are enriches with active botanicals and minerals like Arnica and Magnesium which help soothe those achy muscles.
Get your quilted fix by way of Alexander McQueen. We’re obsessed with The Myth, the latest bag style for the House. We’ll take it in white please.
The latest addition to the Vilhelm perfume family is Peony Couture, a fragrance that Jan Vilhelm created as an ode to the Peony, which, for him, has played a prominent role in his life - from covering the ceilings at Liberty to appearing in a shoe - always showing up at unexpected moments.
Bursting with notes of turkish rose, black pepper and incense this sexy scent is a real head turner.
Party season is here. We’ll be in this sparkly number for sure.
Meet the ultimate foot care product from Margaret Dabbs. Vegan friendly too.
Just look at this dreamy dress, part of the Loewe x William De Morgan capsule collection. The perfect anti-wedding wedding dress, perhaps. The full collection highlights De Morgan’s tile designs, so expect prints and vibrant colours.
& Other Stories has teamed up with Georgia Lupi, a New York based information designer to produce a collection of clothing built on data - think a print that visually represents computer code or a visualisation of one woman’s journey into space. Sounds complicated but looks completely dreamy. We’re sold.
If you’re in Berlin this weekend, this one is for you. Everyones favourite (and super cool shopping world), Browns Fashion, has announced the next iteration of browns Nomad - a jam packed programme with talks, performances and shoppable edits, this is the place to be.
Thing just got a whole lot more Christmassy. Head to Arket to sample some traditional Nordic Glögg, a result of a collaboration with Blossa.
From the 14th - 22nd November Rêve En Vert's honest space in Dalston will offer customers the opportunity to learn about sustainability, discover new brands and meet pioneering creatives in the industry. The curation will span across fashion, beauty and home. Rêve En Vert will also be hosting panel discussions with industry leaders on sustainability in food, beauty and fashion. Panelist include; Anna Foster, Founder of E.L.V. DENIM, Cameron Saul of Botteltoppers, Laura Hawkins of Wallpaper magazine, Emma Hoareau and Caryn Hibbert, founder of Thyme.
Shop the cult Spanish brand this weekend only at Protein Studios, Shoreditch, from 12 to 8PM until Sunday. We’re in love with the tie dye prints, colourful knits and arty jewellery.
For the Finals Ceremony, Louis Vuitton created, in collaboration with Riot, a one-of-a-kind Trophy Travel Case to hold the Summoner’s Cup, the trophy awarded to the world champions. The bespoke trunk, the first of its kind for an esports championship, will feature both some traditional Louis Vuitton savoir-faire along with cutting-edge, high-tech elements inspired by the League of Legends universe.
The campaign highlights the concept of non-traditional families at the heart of its 'Communities' initiative, celebrating multiple different types of ‘family’ – families you’re born into, families you choose, collaborate with etc – coming together for the holiday season.
The Pre Spring 2020 campaign celebrates and subverts the iconography of modern luxury. Still images continue to define the new visual identity for Bottega Veneta, set by Daniel Lee, Creative Director, and photographer Tyrone Lebon.
From 28th December to 1st January, this idyllic resort in the Maldives’ remote and pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll will draw inspiration from the colour and glamour of Cuba’s golden age to host Revolution, an exuberant festival of movement, music and wellness. From awe-inspiring dances on water to a non-stop programme of events and an array of surprises will make this holiday one to remember forever. See the full programme and book below.
Ben & Jerry’s have teamed up with BOSH! for an all new vegan menu at their scoop shops this November World Vegan Month.
The limited-edition menu includes a vegan ice cream burger in a soft vegan brioche roll, loaded with speculoos spread and your choice of Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy ice cream, topped with salty sweet caramel sauce and finished off with crumbled speculoos cookies and vegan whipped topping. You can also feast on Toffee Apple Crunch Sundae and Campfire Snuggle Hot Chocolate.
Copy Julianne’s chic style from her new film with LOEWE’s Puzzle bag, available to buy now.
Introducing Louboutin’s newest bag, the Elisa. Named after Elisa Sedanoui, Christian Louboutin’s muse and actress and social entrepreneur, the iconic style reflects her Egyptian, Italian and French descent in its design.
The iconic and timeless Lady Dior has been reinvented as an ode to femininity in Dior’s latest campaign. Through the lens of photographer Joan Braun, friends of the House pose with their favourite Lady Dior. Their names are Ruth Bell, Angelababy, Adesuwa Aighewi, Sun Yihan, Anne Nakamura, Wang Likun, Kat Graham, Wanwan Lei, Olympia of Greece, Lineisy Montero, Alisha Nesvat, Evelyn Nagy, Sara Grace Wallerstedt.
Sergio Rossi has teamed up with Swarovski to present an exclusive capsule collection, available at Farfetch. It presents three of the brand’s most iconic styles in new and entirely unique versions adorned with Swarovski crystals: the Sergio Bootie (£7,550) and available in just one colour (crystal), the timeless sr1 Sandal (£1,550, available in 2 colours: red and crystal), and the Sergio extreme Sneakers (£2,100, available in 2 colours: red and crystal).
This beauty of a bag has already been spotted on the likes of Lucy Boynton, Alexa Chung and Angelina Jolie. It comes in every colour way imaginable and is just divine to be honest. Time to reach for that credit card.
Chocolate lovers, this one is for you. Get into this advent calendar from Pierre Marcolini jack packed with 24 pralines. Just. Dreamy.
Self gifting is big this year (HUGE) and so it should be. And, the perfect way to treat yourself is to get into the world of L’Artisan Parfumeur, with their new L’Art du Cuirs special edition gifts which come in their most iconic scents (from Noir Exquis to Premier Figuier).
You’ve probably seen this jewellery brand on your Insta but if not then you better get to know - and get following - Daphine. We’re still wearing our Oli ring stacked and have found new love by way of the Eddie.
And, if you want to get up close and personal with the brand, they are hosting Open Studios on Nov 15th and Nov 29th at their Chelsea showroom (SW3) where you can try on pieces before you buy and even get your pieces engraved.
Just £5 secures your spot (which is deducted from any purchases made at the event).
With the clocks going back last week it suddenly feels like it’s getting dark at around 1pm. And you know what that calls for? More Joy. Thankfully, more joy is indeed within your grasp. Just look to Christopher Kane’s winter launch for inspiration. Wear it on your T-shirt, your lovely new silk pyjamas or even your new super chic water bottle (dreamy).
If you’re after a bespoke wardrobe edit, head to the slick online styling service, Stitch Fix.