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Perfect pairing: White denim and Chanel espadrilles

Chanel espadrilles nail polish colour

Summer’s been a bit unpredictable so far (no surprise there) but it’s OK, I have my Chanel espadrilles. No not those kind of espadrilles, it’s a Chanel nail polish colour, dummy. The sunniest, fizziest orange – and really, what could be more cheering than a Chanel nail colour called ‘Espadrilles’?

Summer in the city is a funny one because very often, it’s cloudy, and well, cold! So make-up is the way to fake a sunnier disposition, while you’re shivering in your cashmere. Needless to say, skirts and shorts are a rarity too for me, but I’ll break out the white 501s instead.

Chanel Espadrilles nail colour

Chanel’s summer beauty collection is a mix of khaki greens and golden neutrals (for eyes), plus juicy sunset shades in a new lip gloss formula. I’ve always got on well with Chanel lip glosses but the new formula is even more fluid and moisture-rich. ‘Sahara’ (610, a luminescent coral) is my go-to summer lip of choice, while ‘Dzhari’ (608) is a deeper, sultry garnet stain. Nail shades are a mix of colour-pop brights (‘Espadrilles’ and ‘Turban’ – a bold cerise pink that’s lovely for toes) and iridescent old gold, a burnished brown and ‘Emeraude’ – a hypnotic, gold-flecked green.

Chanel Exclusive Creation Empriente Du Desert eye quad 2016

Sometimes Chanel’s eye quads get a bit repetitive, but not this time. The limited edition Exclusive Creation Empriente Du Desert mimics the coppers and golden beiges of sundown, accompanied by a delicious khaki green. I think you can achieve lots of versatile looks with this quad, from a minimalist neutral to something more dramatic. I love how the surface texture has an undulating sand dunes effect. To match are two waterproof eye pencils and a copper-coloured mascara – very Arabian Nights.

Chanel UV Essentiel sun protection

Cloudy or not, sun protection is a must and Chanel has formulated a new product that claims to enhance the skin’s own sun-pro mechanism. Chanel UV Essentiel comes in a melt-into-the-skin lotion with SPF 30 or 50 (there are two varieties) that feels weightless and non-greasy. I’ve tried it and like the naturally matte finish for my tends-to-greasy skin. It’s a pretty small tube though (£42 for 30ml), so possibly only for the most cashed-up Chanel-phile.

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Buy it now: Joseph shoes

Joseph shoes

Joseph is one of those brands that doesn’t get a lot of shouty media attention but lots of people rely on. It’s just added an excellent shoe component to the line-up that’s a mix of boyish favourites and walkable glove shoes.

I especially like the vegetable tanned, crepe-heeled boots in classic colours from maroon, to tan, to black. And the loafers are a great unisex staple that happen to be enjoying a fashionable moment (but won’t look wrong when the fashion moment passes).

Not everything is in stock yet, but you can have a good browse of what’s to come here.

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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Fila, Sacai X Apple, Mulberry, Mr Hare, Cartier

Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. FEELING THE FILA LOVE

Fila X Urban Outfitters
So you liked and loved Gosha’s homage to 80s casuals, yes? And now you want a Fila T-shirt? I don’t blame you, that’s how these things work. My guess is Fila will find itself miraculously anointed with a halo of cool overnight. Here’s the latest Fila drop at Urban Outfitters for starters…


2. SACAI X APPLE WATCH

Sacai Apple Watch
Whether or not you like the device, you’ve got to admit Apple knows how to choose design partners on the Apple Watch. Latest to guest on its Made for Apple Watch programme is Sacai, who re-imagined the watch as a hybrid of identity bracelet mashed up with a croc embossed band.


3. MULBERRY’S MAPLE TOTE

Mulberry Maple bag
While shopping in Westfield (yep, I secretly love a mall), I tried out the Mulberry ‘Maple’ tote bag. This is what I consider ‘proper’ design, it’s a decent size, has adjustable straps and a contrasting-coloured outer pocket that can be detached and used as a clutch. The colourways are sublime, in rich classics of burgundy, royal blue and bottle green. (Buy it here.) It’s good to see Mulberry’s fortunes on the up again, with pre-tax profit of £6.2m for the year ending in March, up from £1.9m in the previous year.

4. MR HARE’S MARKDOWNS
Mr Hare women's shoes on sale
Sale season is properly upon us and Mr Hare is gifting us a load of mark-downs on his women’s shoes. Snap up a high top girls’ sneaker here.


5. CARTIER FOR MILLENNIALS

The Cartier Love bracelet has been embraced by millennials and bloggers
The Cartier Love bracelet has been adopted by celeb-obsessed millennials, even at an entry price of £4,500…

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Gri Gri perfume for tattooed skin

Gri Gri perfume for tattooed skin

I’m sooo not the tattoo type; I’ve never got the attraction and I’m scared of needles. But there’s something intriguing about this new fragrance brand, created ‘for tattooed skin’.

Gri Gri was launched by perfumer Anais Biguine and takes its creative lead from tattoo history and culture. (more…)