Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2017 | Photo: Courtesy of Fashion Network
An editor’s wish list is a carefully curated selection of the month’s (and often the week’s) most in-demand, on-trend, hard-to-find pieces. Add to that a good dose of impulse purchases and things that one buys just out of simple curiosity, and there you have it: the Savoir Flair team’s September shopping list.
Browse through the gallery below and get inspired to add one, two, or all of these items to your own virtual shopping basket.
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You heard it here first: Hellessy is the next New York brand to watch out for. This unconventional pair of jeans will see me through Paris Fashion Week in comfort (and style) next month.
With a mission of “putting the fashion back in jewelry”, Adorn Monde is creating really covetable, affordable, and on-trend pieces that you can easily throw on and layer without any of the concerns associated with fine jewelry. I’m currently obsessed with all things celestial, so this particular piece is my next purchase.
If what you wear says a lot about who you are and about your values, then I want my wardrobe to tell a story of sustainability and environmental consciousness. Reformation is the perfect brand in that regard, because it’s stylish, affordable, and so easy to wear. This dress will work with open-back flats for the office and wedges for the weekend.
If you’re into health and wellness, chances are you’ve heard about HUM, a supplement company that is marketing itself as a “beauty nutrition” business. Its sustainable, non-GMO products tackle everything from skin and hair to metabolism and sleep. The way it works is you complete a quick questionnaire on the site that is then reviewed by a nutritionist who will recommend a shopping list tailored specifically to you.
After reading several glowing reviews for Luvy Ives’ book, Impossible Views of the World, I knew I needed to get my hands on it. I pre-ordered the book and am eagerly anticipating its arrival as every day ticks closer to the ship date.
I’ve been on a quest to find a versatile, luxe, shaggy coat to live in during the cooler months, but it’s hard to find one that’s not cropped and not too bulky. However, this one from & Other Stories ticks all the right boxes, so I’m snatching it up.
Although I’m still not over Consuelo Castiglioni leaving Marni, I still collect the brand’s cool, innovative statement jewelry. This season’s selections are gorgeous and feminine, making it hard to decide on just one piece to share with you. I’m not much of a girly-girl, but I decided my all-black wardrobe could use some contrast, which is why I’m getting these cool lavender floral earrings.
Being from the UK, the end of August would normally be the time I start to pack away my summer wardrobe for the season and hang up my favorite jumpers in anticipation of the cold months ahead. In the UAE, however, I find myself coveting this telephone box-red style from Bella Freud’s latest collaboration with sports heritage brand Fred Perry. For her capsule collection, the British designer takes a nostalgic look at London’s 1970s androgynous subcultures. I love the bold statement and Freud’s signature handwritten typography.
When it comes to ear adornment, more is always more in my opinion. In the case of this stunning ear cuff from Danish fine-jewelry designer Maria Black, you don’t even need to endure the pain of a new piercing to wear the look. This piece is made with 18k gold, dazzling tsavorite gemstones, and a single diamond to decorate its abstract shape, creating the illusion of multiple piercings. Who ever said, “no pain, no gain?”
When it comes to one’s home, I believe it should be full of pieces that bring joy, uplift, and make you smile. If you’re an avid hip-hop fan like I am, this piece definitely ticks those boxes. Featuring lyrics from The Sugarhill Gang’s 1980s hit song “Rapper’s Delight”, this Honeymoon Hotel print hanging in your hall is the perfect antidote to a stressful day.
My beauty buy this month has to be Benefit’s amazing new addition to the ‘Boi-ing’ concealer range. Not only have their skin-saving staples been given a major new re-vamp, but there’s also a newbie in town – the incredible ‘Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer’. I’ve struggled for ages to find a cover-up that doesn’t look cakey or obvious on skin, so this has literally come to the rescue. Not only is it super lightweight, but it also offers a sheer coverage (which you can easily build up) that does everything from mask under-eye circles to smooth unevenness and blur fine lines. It’s basically the ultimate Instagram filter in a makeup product. Obsessed.
I’m a sucker for candles, especially when they look pretty and smell good – and this one ticks both boxes. Handmade in Australia and made from natural soy wax that’s poured into custom-designed glass, there’s a scent for whatever mood you’re in and a size to take you from your travels to your bedroom. The ‘Lemon, Basil, & Mandarin’ is a particular favorite as it blends uplifting and zesty citrus notes of lemon, lime, orange, mandarin, and bergamot with basil, thyme, and patchouli to instantly transport you to the Mediterranean on a hot, balmy summer’s night. The polished silver lid is the perfect way to (literally) top things off.
I’m going through a bit of a star sign/horoscope/anything related to the power of the universe phase right now, so I’ve got my eye on the constellation necklaces from Fabula Jewels. They’re super delicate and feature small twinkling diamonds, and they’re available in gold, silver, or rose gold – which is a bit of a dilemma because I now want them in all three… That’s the Libra in me being indecisive. It would look amazing against a summer holiday tan and worn with a lose white tee.
I’ve always had a fetish for shoes that look like they belong in the ballerina-gone-bad category – and these black leather mules from Zara fit the bill perfectly. A combination of pointed toe, contrasting laces, and a fold-over back sounds disastrous, but it works surprisingly well on these statement shoes, particularly if you’re wearing neutrals from top to toe.
Admittedly, this yoga mat by La Vie Boheme Yoga is a little on the frivolous side – a scattering of birds and purple monarch butterflies doesn’t exactly scream “yogi”. But I figured approaching the six-month mark of being a regular at Hatha yoga has earned me this whimsical-looking treat. I particularly like the fact that, at 6.2mm, it’s slightly thicker than the average yoga mat but is still lightweight and therefore easy to carry around.
Finding a roomy, stylish, and affordable camera bag is infinitely harder than it sounds. The ones I’ve encountered tend to be either too big or too small and leaning towards the masculine end of the style spectrum. I have my eyes set on the crimson shade of the ‘Bowery’ camera bag by ONA because it seems to meet my many requirements in addition to carrying a philanthropic element; the NYC-based brand financially supports the work and development of emerging photographers and other creatives.