As the weather turns chilly and we venture out post lockdown, we’re obsessed with elegant separates and evening accessories this month. If however you prefer to stay in with a good podcast and an overnight face mask, thats good too. Here is the October Newsletter.
Hanna Fiedler launches her first pop up in Harrods this October 15th. For 8 weeks, the luxury classics label will be taking up residence on the Advanced International Designers floor. Expect to find pieces from the exquisite Chapter II collection including the Alpaca Cristobel coat, along with Hanna’s signature pieces is silk, linen and organic cotton. It will also be en exciting double celebration, as Hanna explains. ‘It makes me really proud at how far the Hanna Fiedler brand has come in 18 months especially as the pop up will run over my 30th birthday.’
Fans of our social media have already heard us wax lyrical about this mini series but as it comes to an end, we wanted to highlight it just one more time. Hosted by sustainability Queen Dominique Drakeford, this special 5 part mini series of Conscious Chatter focuses solely on decolonising the the sustainable fashion industry. Exploring the origins and issues around racism within the fashion and environmental spaces, it puts the voices of BIPOC people centre stage. It’s a riveting and confronting conversation that needs to happen. Catch up on all episodes now.
Applying a face mask is a luxurious time out of your day for self care. But if you simply don’t have that time but still want the benefit of a nourishing mask, we are big fans of an overnight mask. Think of them as a thick moisturiser. Simply apply to your skin after cleansing and sleep in it. They then have all night to be absorbed by your skin, leaving you with a glowing visage come morning. Votary’s new Intense mask* contains hyaluronic acid and a blend of rosehip and avocado oils to give your skin a lipid boost. The result is glowing skin that looks plump and healthy.
If you’re looking to update your Autumn work style, we love Aardes new block printed tops. The popular Studio and Gathering shirts have been reimagined in beautiful Autumnal tones. Each piece is made from GOTS certified cotton and using only natural, chemical free dyes. The brand continues its work with artisans in Jaipur, who lovingly hand block print the fabrics. We love the Gathering shirt in their new obsidian poppy seed print. The new styles won’t be available until 12th October but we think they are well worth the wait.
From 5th-18th October this year, the Campaign for Wool are celebrating Wool Week. Supported by their patron HRH Prince Charles, the campaign seeks to highlight the importance of responsibly sourced wool. Often overlooked as scratchy and difficult to wash, wool comes in all types of fabrics. It’s an easily available fibre that when looked after can work wanderers in your wardrobe. Join CFW for a digital week of videos, classes and lots and lots of wool. In addition, we have recorded a very special episode of our podcast featuring Wool supporters Finisterre. Subscribe now to be the first to listen when it’s released.
3 Evening Bags For Autumn bags
With lockdown a (hopefully) distant memory, we’re heading out for the evenings again. And boy are we enjoying dressing up! An elegant little evening bag is a great way to freshen up your look for Autumn evenings. These are our favourites, utilising deadstock and responsibly sourced fabrics to create uniquely beautiful pieces.
When designer Lora Gene met writer Aja Barber in 2019, the attraction was immediate. What followed was a small but considered capsule collection of pieces inspired by Aja’s own style. They worked on products they both felt were missing from the market, and created them in different colourways that Aja herself would wear. It was important to Aja that the pieces be available in a wide range of sizes, so that’s what they did. Lora is proud to offer her pieces made to order, which reduces waste but also means that every body can feel beautiful in them. Using fine wool and alpaca blends as well as pure linen and cotton, the pieces are created in Bulgaria. (Image: Zsuzsanna Palmai)
This year Pippa Small is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her collaboration with Turquoise Mountain. For Autumn she has created a range of delicate flower pendants, handcrafted by craftsman Tin Win and his team in Myanmar. The gold for the collection was even mined in the country too. Homalin is a mine piloting cleaner mining methods to eliminate the use of cyanide and mercury used in the recovery process. The incredible detail found in each piece is an ode to the fragility of life and the talent of the Turquoise Mountain craftspeople.
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