The post-Christmas slump is upon us. Rounding out the remaining days of 2020, we’re maximising on positive vibes and feel-good activities (shopping counts as an extra-curricular, yes?)
Here’s how we’re getting our feel-good fix this week.
ACCESSORIZE WITH THESE Simone Rocha, Double Drip crystal-embellished earrings
Debuting a new version of her cult beaded earrings every season, for AW20 Irish-born Simone Rocha went dramatic-meets-organic – we’re talking double drips of blood-red crystals. Festive yet still perfectly fitting for a variety of outfits and occasions, the faceted garnet-hued crystals mimic dainty flowers – providing a sprouting of positivity and femininity. We’re styling ours with hair up (to spotlight the elongated shape) paired with a camel-coloured roll neck and jeans. Casual-cum-couture.
REWATCH THIS The Great Gatsby (2013)
The setting: Long Island at the height of the Roaring Twenties (a time of unbridled decadence, in our view at least). Director Baz Luhrmann’s sumptuous vision matches the gilded, Art-Deco snapshot in our minds (and then some) in a remake that enchanted and beguiled viewers. Enlisting Miuccia Prada to collaborate with costume designer Catherine Martin on 40 costumes only made things more mesmerising. With New Year’s plans scuppered, we’re placing this 2013 taping at the top of our watchlist for a touch of whimsy – and the hope that post-plague (read: 2020) we can look forward to a similarly roaring good time.
WEAR THESE Saint Laurent, floral lace tights
Baby, it’s cold outside. So, naturally, tights are required. Forgoing humdrum hosiery (for now) we’re channelling Saint Laurent’s high-octane glamour with these floral lace tights from Anthony Vaccarello. Cut from stretch-knit in decadent sheer black, consider them the final touch to a striking party edit. Wear them with a mini dress and metallic sandals for off-kilter opulence or turn heads by styling them with a tuxedo dress courtesy of the French fashion house.
SNIFF THIS Le Labo, Santal 26 Candle
We’ve been missing roaming around East London come lunchtime, catching wafts of Le Labo’s Santal 33 fragrance at every bend and turn. A scent that, despite its deliciousness, was beginning to wane in appeal (if only for its extreme popularity) seems to have seduced us all over again (following a short time spent apart). Welcoming it back onto our wrists, and now, into our homes, those signature smoky leather accents – for which Le Labo’s bestselling scent is known – are, once again, wonderfully pronounced. The brand’s companion candles are our latest obsession. We’re keeping the flame (literally) burning until we’re back at our nine-to-five along Redchurch Street once more.
PRIMP WITH THIS Drunk Elephant, T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
This high-tech AHA/BHA gel resurfaces dull, congested skin by gently lifting away dead skin cells, thereby dramatically improving the appearance of skin’s tone and texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. For me, it’s better than botox (it really smoothens out any irregularities and fine lines on my forehead). Diminishing the signs of ageing, Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum helps refine your complexion – the gel gets to work immediately, dissolving dead, dull skin cells with a blend of lactic, glycolic, citric, and salicylic acids. Though thrilled to have found and added it to our skincare regime (if you haven’t yet, you should) we’re still a little sad we didn’t buck the trend sooner (and invest heavily in its stock).