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With the sun (just about) poking out, it’s time to bag yourself a decent pair of sunnies, you specksy lot. Luckily, NYC brand Hood by Air has joined arms with sunglass supremos, Gentle Monster, on a stellar new collection taking influence from the darkened corners of the city’s greatest and most subversive raves. They’ll shield you from the UVs, hide any summertime sins the morning after, and leave you with plenty of specs appeal. (Alright, alright, we’ll stop the terrible puns).
The ever-expanding universe of beauty and skincare can feel a little overwhelming at times, but fear not: help is at hand! Browns, the London-based, multi-brand boutique known for its astute curatorial eye, is launching an IRL and digital beauty hall like no other. Browns Beauty prides itself on a cult edit: in other words, a hand-picked selection of hero products from established and emerging brands alike. Using personal beauty rituals – no matter how big, or small – as their starting point, each season Browns Beauty will celebrate a new theme which will run alongside an exciting programme of in-store residencies by both leading beauty experts and members of the Browns Beauty Community. There is much to look forward to, starting with two new purpose built beauty spaces in their Central and East London stores. Until you visit, dive into our edit of glosses, shadows, oils and tinctures.
This week, 3am Eternal has launched a brand-new collaboration with Soki Mak, using the super stylist’s personal archive and taking it on a spin – in typical Eternal style. Featuring head-spinning vintage pieces like a Fendi Baguette, Christian Lacroix jacket and Vivienne Westwood shirt, each piece has been customised by Caitlin and Emily Price, who set up the luxury sustainable shop in 2019. As well, 60% of all proceeds will go to Refuge – an organisation supporting women experiencing domestic violence in the UK. “Every woman who has collaborated on this project has a close connection to our chosen charity,” 3am Eternal says. “We wanted the world to see the weird, wonderful and sometimes whimsical real lives of the women who inspire us.”
Is the weather making you feel a little grim? Yeah, us too. Fear not, though – Kenzo’s art director Nigo’s latest capsule collection for the house should brighten things up a notch. In this limited edition SS22 drop, he captures the not-so-smooth transition from winter into spring, with plenty of ultra-smooth pieces to make up for it. As playful tiger tails weave their way up and down T-shirts, Kenzo’s logo looks positively cartoonish, and relaxed silhouettes strike a clean, feel-good chord, whether you’re into classic cargos or lightweight sweats – or both. Get your mitts on the full collection from 5th March via kenzo.com and at selected stores.
Strutting down the city streets? Or limbering up for the gym? Get yourself a wardrobe that can do both. Moncler's latest Matt Black range pairs functionality and fashion so you can feel comfortable and look effortlessly stylish all summer long. If you're on the hunt for womenswear, take your pick from airy mesh shorts to slim silhouette leggings and reversible, durable, convertible padded jackets. In the menswear department, make a statement with a selection of metallic, reflective outerwear, zip-up sweatshirts and puffer down gilets. Time to get kitted up.
Never mind your humdrum crocodile clip, stylist and North Londoner Kate Iorga has just launched a sexy new hair accessories brand, KATYA, offering red-hot takes on jazzing up your hair. Using her eye for pop culture references – often re-posting ’80s pin-ups and ’90s hot girls for her Insta-fans – Iorga has repurposed the everyday clip as super fun, retro-leaning claws, adding sparkly bits and pieces for decent go-to's on bad hair days. Snap ’em up quick.
If you’re single, stop reading. Valentine’s Day is just a marketing ploy to have you second-guess your tragic Hinge profile and twiddle your thumbs in the hopes of a last-minute date. Or even just a reply.
But if you’re one of the lucky ones, keep reading – and start thinking about how you’re going to earn yourself a shag next Monday. Luckily for you, we’ve meticulously curated your go-to Valentine’s gift guide for all things sexy. We’ve got heart-shaped bags, heart-printed hats, pink stuff, soft porn, leather, lace and a handy massager – for reasons you can keep to yourself.
Happy Valentine’s, you filthy animals x
What are you grateful for this year? The return of raves? Getting out of your overdraft? Simply staying alive? Today, our favourite one-stop shop, Browns, has launched a sexy range of exclusive T-shirts designed by Martine Rose, JW Anderson, Robyn Lynch, Bethany Williams and Phipps, tasked with designing a message of gratitude. Featuring a “Keep looking up” mantra, a drawing from Rose’s children and a salute to Lynch’s mum’s super cool Mallorca T-shirt from her first gals holiday aged 18, there’s only one way to wear one of these: with sheer Gra-T-tude.