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Meet Mallet & Co handbags

Mallet & Co handbags by Nicholas Knightly

I completely missed the memo that Nicholas Knightly had resurfaced with his own spanking new label. Mallet & Co. is the new line of extremely lush yet understated handbags from the man who was previously Louis Vuitton’s design director of leathergoods. Before that, he quietly toiled behind the scenes at Mulberry (he created the Bayswater) (more…)

Jo Malone London ups its luxury game with Rare Teas

Jo Malone Rare Teas Collection

Jo Malone London has been a tad hit and miss for me in the last year, but things have picked up with its latest release, Rare Teas.

I’m currently doused in Darjeeling Tea, one of the new limited edition Rare Teas colognes, which retail at a premium £ 240 for 175ml. The essence of this collection is taking six revered rare teas from exotic locales including Morocco and Japan and infusing them straight from the leaf into a fragrance. It’s a ritualistic process and actually unheard of in fragrance until now. Each tea is blended with other ingredients to create a completely new but tea-centric concoction. (more…)

Would you wear a hybrid jumpsuit?

Roksanda jumpsuit

How genius is this? This is my kind of jumpsuit. Aside from the fact it would never fit my wonky proportions, I love the idea of a tailored jumpsuit that looks like separates. No worries about bunching, untucking or any other messiness, just chuck it on, zip it up and go. Um, maybe just don’t drink any fluids…

You can but this Roksanda hybrid jumpsuit at Matches Fashion and Net-a-Porter.

 

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo ten-second lipsticks – plus new, longer-lasting nail colours

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo lipstick - a hybrid of lipstick, balm and gloss.

Just when I thought Chanel’s moisturising lippies couldn’t get any better, they do this. Enter Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo (£26), a chic little black bullet that offers colour, shine and lip care all in one lipstick. These are the slimmest, sexiest lipsticks around, and of course the cap closes with an expensive click. But how do they perform?

Well they’re super soft and creamy so a little goes a long way. I’ve been wearing Article (204, all the names are writing-related), a sweet pinky-coral with just enough shine to add radiance without being full-on glossy. (more…)