With the rise in popularity of the smoking slipper, I have sat and ahhhhed and oooohhhhhhed over various offerings from designers: Miu Miu’s velvet and crystal offerings were considered, as were Christian Louboutin with the crazy fun plaid and studs, but these Valentinos just wouldn’t get out of my head. And so, my first shoes of 2013 were purchased. Despite looking like a dainty slipper, they are surpringly solid – leather under lace, sprinkled with teeny-tiny black caviar sparkles which glint in the light.
They feel supremely grown-up, and are a change from my wardrobe of ballerinas. Low-key, with no discernible logos, I can’t wait to wear these with J.Crew Minnie pants and a black cashmere sweater. We have just booked up Spring Break – so they will remain in tissue until then, where I will skip around East Hampton with my lady-shoes on.
Slippers $695 at Saksfifthavenue.com
Louise Galvin is a product which I have always been interested in – they are natural and the all important eco-friendly, but also promise volume and moisture for my processed ends.
First off – these products smell amazing. Not a regular “this is a nice smelling shampoo nice”, but an “Oh my god let me bathe in this forever” kind of a smell. It’s the mandarin which sets the scent apart. Online the brand also sells body lotion and hand and body wash – these are now on my list to try.
Ok, back to the shampoo and conditioners – I love, love, love the packaging – super sleek and easy to use, these perk up my shower room. Both products have pump dispensers which stops wastage and lets me control how much of each I’m using.
The shampoo is slightly thinner than my regular (Kerestase Bain Satin) but 4 pumps and some water and I’m good to go. The conditioner is about 6 pumps as I whack it on from ears to ends.
The results are great – soft hair, more volume and that to-die-for scent. What’s not to love?
Louise Galvin Sacred Locks shampoo £22
Louise Galvin Sacred Locks conditioner £24
Both are available for purchase at www.louisegalvin.com
It’s a pretty grey Tuesday, so what better way to brighten up than with some serious jewels. Neon and over-sized crystals can update any outfit.
Necklace – Tom Binns
Cameo Earrings – Tom Binns
Eagle Cuff – Shourouk
Pink Bracelet – Shourouk
Green Bracelet – Lulu Frost
Bottom Cuff – Dannijo
Heading into spring, I am pretty desperate to shed all the heaviness of winter, and Laura Mercier’s newest collection seems like the best way to do it.
The ballet-inspired shades are chic and wearable, and I can see myself reaching for all three of her newest offerings well into spring. The perfect pink is a hard thing to come by, but I think I might just have found mine.
Within their Velvet Collection of perfumes, Dolce and Gabbana created a range of perfumes inspired by Renaissance Italy. The scent is definitely one which makes a statement.
Before we go any further, I have to admit – I am a gardenia perfume fiend – Chanel, Annick Goutal and Estee Lauder’s Private Collection have all featured on my dressing table, and I consider the flower somewhat of a signature scent.
Dolce and Gabanna’s offering is up amongst my favourites – the scent is heady and luxurious. This isn’t a bottle I splash one before running out the gym. Nope – this is a full-on grown up choice, best worn when dressed up and heading out to somewhere fabulous.
The notes are predominantly gardenia, although tuber rose is also featured prominently in the line-up. Despite the statement the perfume makes, it’s super clean smelling, and has become my go-to throughout the wintry weather.
The perfume is priced at £165.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)