The lifestyle edit: October
October is here, and as autumn turns the light from gold to blue and the air grows icy fresh, a new attitude in what we want to wear, eat, read and more has arrived.
Ah, Frieze. The art, the parties, the influx of culture’s major players, the fun of it all. It's back for another year.
Two colossal tents will take over Regent's Park, bringing together over 160 of the world’s leading galleries from New York to Berlin and Shanghai to São Paulo.
Contemplate works by newly-discovered artists alongside some of the contemporary most respected names.
For our curation of the best exhibitions on this October, click here
... at Kym's - the second restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wong, set to be the city's new dining destination in a flurry of pastel pink interior and deliciously good food,
Wong re-imagines Classic Chinese dishes to make for an innovative new menu (sweet and sour crispy duck, anyone?) while championing artisanal produce of Soho's Chinatown ingredients-wise.
If that doesn't tempt you, the feng shui just might. A bespoke cherry blossom tree plays through the centre of the staircase, joining the lower and upper levels. A theatrical meal awaits.
... A De La Vali dress. Move over, Rixo, London's coolest girls have a new favourite frock.
Born amongst the boho-glamour of the Ibiza set, DLV takes vintage shapes and prints and inserts a whole lot of sex appeal, catering to all ages and attitudes.
From mandarin-collared animal print favoured by Camille Charrière to the tangerine dream Alewya Demmisse wore to Vogue's LFW party, De La Vali's instagram is a star-speckled mood board of dresses made for the wild.
See the website here
... Melmoth. From the author of 2016 British Book Awards' Book of the Year The Essex Serpent comes an eerie, evocative tale of myth and morality.
Alternatively, Japan’s most adored literary export Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore, is set for release on the 9 October. A tale of love and war, and said to be a homage to The Great Gatsby, the literary world waits with baited breath.
... Into the vegan Stella McCartney Stan Smith sneakers, as she continues her reign as sustainability's favourite London cool girl.
McCartney has long been a front woman of cruelty-free fashion, and her face appears on the left tongue of the shoe, alongside Stan's on the right. Want.
But them here
Our skincare prayers were answered with news that Drunk Elephant will launch in the UK on the 3 October by way of Space NK.
The cult US brand comes with a stellar reputation of 'good ingredients', pretty-as-hell packaging, and transformative, skin-healing results.
We can't wait to get our hands on the T.L.C Sukari Babyfacial, an at-home facial packed with glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids to resurface and exfoliate the skin.
The Wild Duck at the Almeida.
Visionary director Robert Icke, the youngest winner of a Best Director Olivier award, returns to the Almeida to radically re-work Ibsen's classic The Wild Duck.
Read more here
The humble raincoat has experienced something of a renaissance, with high fashion players riffing on macs and rendering them en vogue.
Rains is the Danish brand revolutionizing rainwear with cool, clean silhouettes and tech-savvy materials, like their Glossy Curve Jacket in black. The stuff of Belle Du Jour, rainy-day dreams.
Pair with thick socks and hiking boots for country-side adventures or with city-smart looks for urban pavement stomping. For boys and girls.
See the website here
... to Moses Sumney. With his saintly falsetto, Californian languor and scholarly bent, this former choir boy is utterly irresistible. His debut album, last year’s much-praised Aromanticism, is a genre-defiant meditation on loneliness in the age of the dating app.
Click here to see all the best upcoming gifts of 2018/2019.
... at Idris Elba's new cocktail den, Parrot, co-founded with twin brothers Lee and Nicky Caulfield.
The 60-seater bar finds its home inthe Waldorf Hilton in Covent Garden, and will feature a hidden cocktail menu, delicious small plates, and regular live music (with 'A-List surprises').
Read more here
Mimic the season and sweep autumn's favourite hues – reds, golds and browns – over your eyelids with NARS' quad eye palette in Bayadère.
Buy it here for £40
As we wave a big goodbye to summer sun, it's the perfect time to start incorporating a retinol into your skincare regime. The capsule gives you the perfect dose, and the product is combined with Elizabeth Arden's signature ingredient, ceramide (great for a moisture-boost). Get ready to glow.
Buy it here for £72
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