June Lifestyle Edit
From a siren of the silver screen who's style we're emanating this summer to what to read, spritz and listen to this month, here are fourteen things to have on your radar this June
... Brother Vellies
This covetable, Black-owned brand was founded by Aurora James in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices and techniques alive. Adored by the industry's best-dressed taste-makers (Beyonce, Meghan Markle and Zendaya included), it champions sustainable, characterful shoes and accessories, designed in Brooklyn and handcrafted by artisans from Nairobi to New York.
... An artwork from Partnership Editions
Brighten up your home for summer with a new framed work of art from Partnership Editions, the young platform curating exceptional art by the most-wanted emerging artists. Our choice is Hester Finch's 'Nude in Yellow with Green Shadow', as pictured above.
... Romy Schneider
The unique personal style of the late, great beauty and German-Austrian star of European cinema Romy Schneider exudes an effortless elegance that we want to channel this month. From crisp white swimsuits paired with print-heavy headscarfs to linen tea-dresses and open-toe sandals, her wardrobe picks across the summers of the late '60s and '70s make for the dream capsule collection for summer. Watch her star alongside Alain Delon in La Piscine (1969) for a heady dose of style inspiration.
... The Chiffon Trenches, a memoir by Andre Leon Talley
From assisting Andy Warhol and a fabled fall-out with Anna Wintour to polishing his Louis Vuitton trunk collection with yacht grease, André Leon Talley gives a detailed and flamboyant recount of his fifty years in the fashion industry. It tells the story of how he not only survived but thrived – despite racism, illicit rumours and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry – to become one of the most legendary voices and faces in fashion.
... to the Black Lives Matter Movement
The devastating realities of the last few weeks - including the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor - have been a wake up call that each end every one of must take action and support the Black Lives Matter movement. We must listen, educate ourselves, sign petitions and donate where possible.
... The Great, Channel 4
Elle Fanning stars as Catherine the Great alongside Nicholas Hoult (who plays her narcissistic husband Peter), in this new series that chronicles her rise to power in 18th century Russia. A dark, satirical and impeccably stylish period drama infused with all the glamour of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette with all the grit of Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite.
Airs on Channel 4 this summer, currently available on Hulu
... Frankie Shop Eva T-Shirt
The timeless white tee meets '80s shoulder padding and '90s minimalism to make The Frankie Shop's Eva shirt - the style of the moment that's been blowing up on Instagram. Everyone from Camille Charriere to Rosie Huntington-Whitely have been spotted in the new style. Wear yours with leather pants or jeans.
... Aesop's new fragrance, Rozu
Aesop have added a fourth, stunning, unisex fragrance to their line, this time inspired by the life and work of French modernist designer Charlotte Perriand. It's unmistakenly rose-scented, but with shiso accords, woods and spice, earth and light smoke.
... to the latest playlist from #McQueenMusic
Isobel Waller-Bridge has collaborated once again with Alexander McQueen to create a masterfully crafted playlist titled 'Energy & Rhythm' for the brand's new Spotify channel. Featuring Erykah Badu, Bjork and Vivaldi, Waller-Bridge said her choices have been made to encourage 'a positive mood, for peace and hope, and for strength.' In these strange, unnerving times it's like a warm hug from a friend.
This Instagram account was created by Cambridge student Alayo Akinkugbe in February of this year as a response to her 'frustration at the lack of black representation in the field of art history and more specifically at the lack of black artists, curators, sitters or thinkers being discussed in detail in my B.A. degree'.
... A Table for Friends, Skye McAlpine
Separated into four chapters - Stars, Sides, Sweets and Extras - columnist and cookery author Skye McAlpine shares her secrets to hosting in her latest cookbok, from her favorite recipes for a mid-week dinner party to hacks for big celebratory gatherings. From butter-&-sage roast pumpkin to gorgonzala taglietelle, there's something to make everyone's mouth water.
... The Venetian Spritz
As summer's warm glow returns to the British Isles, and the prospect of languorous evenings at home in the garden stretch ahead, it's time to embrace the Italian apertivo hour. The classic Venetian Spritz, with its delicious blend of botanicals, bubbes and bitters, is the more sophisticated sibling of the Aperol Spritz and our cocktail of choice. All you need is a bottle of SELECT Apertivo, prosecco, soda water and a large, green olive.
... Le Colonel set of 3 Liberty print masks
French brand Le Colonel are selling these pretty little masks crafted from Liberty London fabric, available in three different sizes for men, women and children. With a three-layer barrier, they are reusable and washable.
... Vita Kin Fiji appliqué linen midi dress
This linen dress from Vita Kin embodies the Ukranian brand's love of time-honoured textile techniques, and is decorated by hand with colourful appliqués. Perfect for al fresco dinner parties at home.
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