This week, we’re welcoming in a whole host of lovely little distractions – spanning the spheres of culture, beauty, fashion, and beyond.
From photograph exhibitions to beautifully crafted books, cult beauty products to festive fripperies, we’ve got it all covered in this week’s CF Hotlist.
VISIT THIS Changing Lanes, A Solo Exhibition By David Yarrow, Maddox Gallery, London
Presenting a combination of photographic artist David Yarrow’s most iconic shots alongside a series of new photographs captured throughout the pandemic, Changing Lanes is ‘at once an anthology to the wild west and an homage to the very best in dramatic cinema’. Featured ‘images of the wild are punctuated by the narrative of the mythical cowboy or the final frontier, while Yarrow’s latest work plays with cultural iconography, transcending borders and transporting viewers beyond to a world where sublime natural beauty, history and cinematic drama collide’. A must-see show.
SHOP THIS Translucent Finishing Powder, Tom Ford
A setting powder should be a constant in your make-up bag. A magical mattifying solution to all your overshine woes, this one by Tom Ford is particularly wowing. Ultra-light, setting your maquillage with a sheer, shine-free finish, this is one product we will not be without this party season. Plus, thanks to its sleek casing, powdering our noses have never felt more sophisticated. Apply delicately over the face with a refine swish of its custom applicator brush to softly blur imperfections.
READ THIS René Gruau: Master of Fashion Illustration
Before photography became the primary medium for marketing fashion, there was Rene Gruau with his pens, brushes, watercolours, and inks. In addition to his long and fruitful partnership with Dior this tome features sublime reproductions of Gruau’s work with luxury designers such as Givenchy, Balmain, Balenciaga, Lacroix, and Schiaparelli. A gorgeous introduction to French fashion’s golden age – and the perfect Christmas gifts for your most stylish of friends.
SHOP THIS Tartan Plaid Blouson-Sleeve Shirt, Polo Ralph Lauren
Feeling festive? Us too. Add this tartan plaid blouson-sleeve shirt from Polo Ralph Lauren to your holiday wardrobe for an extra dash of cheer. We’re pairing ours with a smart wide-leg, heavy tweed trouser for a plush, countryside look.
JOIN THIS Nikita
Nikita – a project from JP Kley – opens its unassuming doors this December (Thursday, 9 to be precise). Mayfair’s latest members’ club is set to provide the club landscape with a revived energy; for starters, the interiors are by boutique design studio Victoria Vogel – comprising velvet booths, heavily patterned fabrics, and art by Harif Guzman. You’ll likely find most members making a beeline for the main lounge to enjoy DJ sets while feasting on food from Comptoir Robuchon. See you there?
Feature image: René Gruau: Master of Fashion Illustration