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Citizen Femme Hotlist: 05.09.22

Cashmere season is upon us.

Alongside our new favourite cashmere brand, we are making reservations at this hot new dining sensation, wearing the make-up to mark the occasion, and capturing it all with this unbeatable smartphone.

BOOK THIS Fort Road Hotel, Margate 

As if constructed from the mind of Wes Anderson, using quaint playfulness and thoughtful design as touch points for revitalised glamour, the Fort Road Hotel is a newly refurbished pearl. From the co-founder of Frieze magazine and fairs, Matthew Slotover, to Gabriel Chipperfield, a private residential developer, and artist Tom Gidley, an amalgamation of design expertise and hotel know-how has been executed to perfection with this superior team. Aiming to reinvent the wheel for a modern traveller’s experience, every detail about the Fort Road Hotel has been meticulously considered. A sparkling highlight of your stay will be, without a doubt, a meal from The River Café. With a menu inspired by 19th and 20th century female food writers, such as Jane Grigson and Elizabeth David, a concoction of stylish and deep flavours will sweep your palette off its feet. All spearheaded by head chef Daisy Cecil. With doors now open, come stay in a seaside paradise for a night or two.

BUY THIS Chanel Les 4 Ombres 

Nearly a century ago, Gabrielle Chanel disrupted women’s wardrobes with her first tweed creations. The CHANEL Makeup Creation Studio has, for the first time, teamed up with fashion for a collection, taking the form of limited-edition Les 4 Ombres eyeshadows. Packed in the classic eye quad first created in 1982, the capsule comes in four-colour harmonies that transition from crimson sunsets to budding rose; a kaleidoscope of hues that suit any face, any season, and any time, each palette nestled inside a matching tweed pouch crafted by Maison Lesage. These versatile eyeshadows work in synergy to create a wide range of looks from simple and natural, to sophisticated.

BUY THIS Google Pixel 6 

Continuing to be a driving force for innovative product design with style and functionality comes the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro. It’s powered by Google Tensor, which is Google’s fastest and smartest processor ever; with a 24 hour Adaptive Battery and Titan M2 chip for data protection to sweeten the deal. Perhaps the most advanced smartphone, the Pixel Camera brings crispness and clarity that supersedes even the best DSLR. Added functions include Unblur which helps to clearly capture faces even in the toughest conditions, a Magic Eraser removing photobombers and distractions from your photos, and Motion Mode capturing brilliant action shots and beautiful long-exposures. The phone is as beautiful as it is helpful, with a smooth exterior display and the toughest Gorilla Glass to date to help prevent breakage. Without compromising chicness for technological expertise, do yourself a favour and pick up the new Google Pixel 6.

EAT HERE The Tent  

If you’re looking for a flavourful playground for high-fashion dining, then The Tent is your destination. The brainchild of world-renowned chef and restaurateur John Javier, The Tent is his first stride into the world of Middle Eastern spices and delicacies. Filipino-born, and Australian made, Javier has worked at some of the best kitchens in the world; including Noma and Momofuku Seiobo. Taking residence on the ground floor of 17 Little Portland Street, a recently opened private club, a weekly rotational menu showcases only the most outstanding ingredients, with features like hummus with chilli oil and burnt lime, to secreto schnitzel (a twist on the Israeli classic using pork or saganaki cheese). Drinks come from a concise but quirky list that sees Japanese whiskies sit alongside mezcals, CBT teas, and herbal infusions. Coupling these loud and rocking flavours with a scene to fit suit, a seated DJ will be at every sitting. So come hang with the coolest, and snack on the scrumptious, at what is sure to be the most talked about restaurant in the world. See you at 17 Great Little Portland Street.

SHOP THIS MyCashmere

It’s sweater weather. And there’s nothing better than slipping into a cashmere sweater on a chilly Autumn morning. The issue is that everyone is selling cashmere, representing consequences for the entire sector. We are turning to MyCashmere, an environmentally conscious luxury knitwear label creating classics for the capsule wardrobe. An overabundance of grazing cashmere goats has naturally put a strain on the soil, preventing the grass from growing. Proponents of slow fashion, MyCashmere uses and champions practises that move away from the mass high-street cashmere that is available, using only accredited herders, who meet a rigorous list of measures that protect the livelihoods of the herders and the goats. Each piece ensures not only the longevity of your item, but also the animals that produce our garments.

With feminine silhouettes, versatile colour ways, and the highest level of quality, garments can be worn and loved for a lifetime. Mix and match your wardrobe with well-made, lower impact, investment pieces.

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