August Lifestyle Edit
From the style set's favourite new sunhat to the exhibition to travel for, here are twelve things to have on your radar this month
... Lex Pott Twist Candle
Fluid and sculptural, the 'Twist' candle from Dutch designer Lex Pott is the latest interior buy that's being snapped up by London's coolest tastemakers. The candle comes in a vast array of shades, from minimalist white to sage green, soft lilac and flashes of neon. Be sure to get yours when the style is restocked in late August.
... Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall
Twenty-one sculptures and a selection of drawings spanning 40 years of Anish Kapoor's career are on display at Norfolk's Houghton Hall. These illustrious surroundings provide a fascinating juxtaposition for the sculptor's varied works.
Until 1 November
... Helmut Newton - The Bad and the Beautiful
A new, in-depth study of the life and work of Helmut Newton, the legendary fashion photographer who's provocative, erotic black and white photographs of women shocked and awed the world. A portrait of a genius.
... Gucci monogrammed canvas bucket hat
Look runway-ready whilst lounging poolside with this wide-brimmed and logo-splashed canvas sunhat, that's fast becoming one of summer 2020's most covetable holiday accessories.
... in the Fitzwilliam Museum's Covid-themed greeting cards
Our cultural institutions need support this year, and one of the simplest ways to help is to shop from them. We have our eyes on the Fitzwilliam Museum's new greeting cards, inspired by the idea of 'what happens in the lives of masterpieces while the galleries are empty, in this most unusual year?' Write to a friend, and make them smile.
... Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told by Jenny Diski
A series of whip-smart essays from rebellious London Review of Books columnist Jenny Diski, on subjects as varied as death, motherhood, sexual politics and the joys of solitude. They are a collective interrogation of the universal experience from a very particular psyche: original, opinionated - and mordantly funny.
... Alighieri's 'Old Town' pop-up in East London
Beloved jewelllery brand Alighieri has brought a taste of la dolce vita to the heart of London, with this recreation of an Italian town that comes complete with a restaurant, rustic jewellery store and souvenir shop. The perfect way to travel to sunnier climes, without having to leave the capital.
... Villa Lena, Tuscany
This one-of-a-kind, 19th-century villa in Tuscany - set amongst 500 hectares of woodland, vineyards, olive groves and organic vegetable gardens - has been a bolthole for Italy’s chic influencer set during lockdown. Now, it has been announced that it will be possible to organise full book outs throughout the 2021 (previously only available in summer).
... StaudDemi Contrast Poplin Dress
Cult LA label Staud's Demi dress is trimmed in the pastel hues of the Pre-AW20 lookbook, inspired by the spirit of summer and a Hawaiian sensibility. Oh, you pretty thing.
... at Lyle's, Shoreditch
Michelin-starred Shoreditch institution Lyle’s will reopen after nearly five months of closure on Wednesday 12 August. On reopening, a set menu will be available for dinner only (for the time being).
The anklet is currently undergoing a renaissance, showing up on the catwalk and glinting on the ankles of some of our most trusted style influencers (here seen on Rosie Hungtington-Whitely). We love this thick, gold chain from Ancient Greek Sandals.
... Ruby Kean's Collage Kits from Partnership Editions
These bright and beautiful, holiday-themed collage kits from New York based artist Ruby Kean are the most joyful way to fill your days this socially-distanced (and for many, travel-free) summer.
... Tilda Swinton in Pedro Almodóvar’s The Human Voice
It has been announced that Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut 'The Human Voice', starring Tilda Swinton, will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival. The thirty minute film is 'a very free adaptation of the original stage play by Jean Cocteau, with which Pedro Almodóvar has been dreaming of for decades. It tells the story of a desperate woman (Swinton), who waits for the phone call of the lover who has just abandoned her.'
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