Pucci captures Florentine charm

Sarah Maisey   |  July 28, 2016

Massimo Giorgetti, the new creative director of Pucci, is clearly enjoying himself. As the head of the Italian label, his is the enviable position of having Florence’s cultural history to draw upon for his latest advertising campaign.Given that he and the label both hail from the Tuscan capital, it seems only... Read more

Puma unveils new Fenty by Rihanna creeper design

Hafsa Lodi   |  July 28, 2016

Puma sure knows how to keep its customers on their toes, especially when it comes to the Fenty by Rihanna range of footwear. Each time a new style is introduced, or arrives back in stock, it quickly sells out — especially the popular faux fur slides. Rihanna’s first design for the athletic brand was the ... Read more

Our top picks: lipsticks

Sarah Maisey   |  July 27, 2016

It’s almost impossible not to feel happy when applying a new shade of lipstick. Luckily, this time of year means the newest products and colours are hitting the stores.Check out our top five lip colours of the season:1. MAC lipstick in By Special Order. This is a luscious and bold shade of red with a blue-tinge.... Read more

Ermenegildo Zegna launches online at Mr Porter

Hafsa Lodi   |  July 27, 2016

Italian menswear label Ermenegildo Zegna has officially commenced its partnership with global online retailer MrPorter.com. The first collection drop, which landed online yesterday, includes tailored pieces, leather and cashmere outerwear, and casual wear. Key items include a luxe bomber jacket in oxblood and a trendy ... Read more

Santoni tribute to Rio Olympics

Sarah Maisey   |  July 26, 2016

With the Rio Olympics almost upon us, shoemaker Santoni is embracing the spirit of the Games with a new collection of trainers for men.In homage to both the host city of Rio, known for its exuberant energy, and the iconic Olympic flag, the new footwear is available in five vibrant colours — yellow, white, green,... Read more

New jewellery from Shourouk drops at S*uce

Hafsa Lodi   |  July 26, 2016

Paris-born, Tunisian accessories designer, Shourouk, is known for her bizarre-but-beautiful approach to design. The brand’s Instagram account is proof — scroll through and you’ll see bejewelled Starbucks coffee cups and Arabic Coca Cola cans, along with a whole bunch of remarkable brooches,... Read more

Boutique 1 sets up shop in London

Hafsa Lodi   |  July 25, 2016

If you’ve been inside Boutique 1 recently, you may have noticed a stack of postcards at the register, featuring a never-before-seen Boutique 1 logo painted to look like a London Underground sign. The backside of the postcard reveals the exciting news: Boutique 1 has just opened its first store outside of the... Read more

Tried and tested: Colouring at Dubai’s new Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa

Rym Ghazal   |  July 21, 2016

Words like natural, organic and healthy reflect a change in public attitude and lifestyle choice - but they are also important marketing tools. However it’s important to be diligent about checking what exactly is in products with those labels.For the past few decades, I have always opted for the most natural... Read more

A new look for Louis Vuitton packaging

Sarah Maisey   |  July 21, 2016

Louis Vuitton has reached another milestone in its history, this time giving its packaging a new look.To some this may not seem like news. Yet to aficionados, this is the fashion equivalent of reinventing the wheel. The luxurious packaging that comes with a high end purchase is, after all, half the experience.Since... Read more

The Marylebone tote goes high tech

Sarah Maisey   |  July 21, 2016

With daily life moving faster than ever, running out of phone or tablet battery is a real modern day annoyance. Luckily Aspinal of London have stepped forward with a solution. Say hello to the updated Marylebone tote.Already one of Aspinal of London’s better-known bags, the Marylebone — named after the... Read more