I remember my first trip to New York. I was living in London at the time, it was my birthday, and the first thing I wanted to do as soon as we landed at JFK Airport was to visit the Kate Spade store and treat myself to one of her bags. This was pre-2006 before Kate Spade sold the company and it turned into the multi-million dollar business that it is today. I remember walking into the store in Soho, and seeing it for the first time: a black fabric tote with the most exquisite embroidery on the front (not frou-frou at all, more vintage boho-chic), sassy pink lining on the inside and glossy cane handles that reminded me of an antique umbrella. I fell in love with that bag there and then. I’ve seen many similar stories shared on social media today following Kate Spade’s sad passing, I really hope she knew how much joy she gave to so many women.
ZANZAN Eyewear is designed in London and handmade in Northern Italy, and founded by eyewear lovers Megan Trimble and Gareth Townshend whose focus is on making sure the wearer has “the feeling of wearing something really special every time they wear their ZANZANs”. Visit: zanzan.co.uk Image via: @zanzaneyewear on Instagram (my favourite Instagram Account right now!).
Juliette Lewis stars in the Acne Studios Spring/Summer 2018 Campaign. Visit: acnestudios.com
Olympia Zagnoli describes herself as a creative who drives a Vespa, wears stripes, has large round glasses, listens to T. Rex., and “draws like an ambidextrous octopus”. Her colourful, charming and funny creations have featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Apartamento Magazine and The Guggenheim Museum… read more
With notes of Neroli, Petitgrain, Tobacco Flower, Cedarwood, dry Amber and dark Musks I think I would benefit from a bit of Psychoanalysis by Bella Freud.
Put on your dancing shoes with Sézane’s High Suzanne Salomes. Also available in gold.
Gucci pays tribute to Sir Elton John, featuring the record cover of his single ‘Levon’ on tote bags, a sweatshirt and a T-shirt.
Why wear your heart on you sleeve when you can wear it on your bag? The Marni Mrs Midi bag.
LRNCE is a Marrakesh based lifestyle brand with a focus on interior decoration and accessories. Their carefully handmade products combine different materials and abstract art elements to create beautiful and uniquely designed pieces.
Marni describes this dress from their 2018 Resort Collection as “The romantic freshness of cotton mixed with unexpected ruches and proportions”.
Image via: @marni on Instagram
Bastide’s clean and natural beauty and skincare is 100% non-toxic, cruelty free and artisanally made in Provence. Their nourishing hand creams remind me of little tubes of gouache paint, perfect for giving your hardworking artist’s hands some TLC.
Image via my favourite beauty store: @meccacosmetica on Instagram
Chanel Neapolis Spring-Summer 2018 Collection, the new beauty collection by Chanel’s Global Creative Make up and Colour Designer Lucia Pica which is inspired by Naples.
Images via: @chanel.beauty on Instagram
Amish chic for the modern day hipster. The Suzie blouse from the A.P.C. Women’s Spring/Summer 2018 Resort Collection.