Hello October – great to have you with us.
Starting as we mean to go on, this week on CF Loves we’re wrapping up warm, making a start on our autumnal reading lists and getting swept up in Sex and the City creator Darren Star’s latest show.
WATCH THIS Emily in Paris
From the creator of Sex & The City, the much-anticipated Netflix series Emily In Paris has finally made it to our screens. Lily Collins takes centre stage as ambitious Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper who relocates to the French capital to work for a prestigious Parisian firm. Rather than delve any further into the 10-part series’ plot, let’s just say the script is cliché-riddled – borderline nauseating – and far too much emphasis is placed on social media and American “know-how”. Generally, the writing feels dated and misguided. But… BUT the costumes. Our advice – mute your TV and focus on those over-the-top, delicious ensembles, courtesy of iconic stylist Patricia Field. The Hepburn references (paired with a Parisian backdrop) are swoon worthy and the punchy pastel twinsets – simply sublime!
SHOP THIS Beirut Re-Store
Newly launched Beirut Re-Store is an online marketplace selling an array of objects – spanning fashion, art, photography and lifestyle – to raise money and in turn provide relief to those affected by the Beirut explosion. More than 100 leading artists and designers – from the likes of Jamie Hawkesworth, Jonathan Anderson, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Grace Wales Bonner and many more – have contributed works to Beirut Re-Store, with fresh merch dropping weekly between now and January. All proceeds will go to supporting nonprofits through the Beirut Emergency Fund 2020.
BUY THIS SAINT LAURENT
No longer reserved for superheroes, a cape is the chicest wardrobe addition for autumn. For something understated but impactful (not to mention, rather cosy) try this suede-trimmed shearling number from SAINT LAURENT on for size. Anthony Vaccarello’s Pre-Fall ’20 collection was a lot about warmth and softness, using colour and texture to convey both qualities. Made in Italy from fuzzy ecru shearling and trimmed with supple brown suede, pair with your finest double denim look (just as it was worn in the presentation) or a cashmere caramel polo and coordinating cigarette-leg trousers. In the words of Luann de Lesseps “chic, c’est la vie”.
ATTEND THIS Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2020
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards is going digital this October. Now in its fourth year, this year’s ceremony (spearheaded by Eco-Age’s Livia Firth) will centre around the theme of togetherness and rebirth. Hosted by Robert Downey Jr. (who will present the opening and closing of the exclusive YouTube broadcast of this year’s special edition) and featuring holograms of Julianne Moore and Iman, the glamorous affair will be available to watch on all Sky Channels on 10 October. Prior to the event, enjoy a series of online experiences via Eco-Age which give a global perspective of the work of designers, manufacturers and individuals that promote sustainability in the industry.
READ THIS Ghosts
Technically this entry won’t hit shelves until 15 October but we’re getting ahead of the (sure-to-be) trend and pre-ordering our copy now. Dolly Alderton’s much-anticipated debut novel, Ghosts, follows 32-year-old Nina Dean – a successful food writer with a loyal online following, but a life that is falling apart. Storylines move from dating apps and ghosting to the gendered double-standard of the biological clock, as well as delving into challenging parental dynamics and the handling of shifting friendships. Funny and tender, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, and how we live now, Ghosts is a must-read for any and all Gen Ys.