Editor's Picks: Head To Toe, Inside And Out
1/4 Wear: Hermes Arceau Cheval Cosmique
The two variations of Hermès' Arceau Cheval Cosmique are watches for stargazers and dreamers. The Arceau watch was originally designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978. Now combined with the Cheval Cosmique iteration created by Gianpaolo Pagni, the Arceau Cheval Cosmique brings together Hermes' iconic horse motif and some hand-engraved white gold waves with a stunning sparkly navy blue dial or the equally mesmerising of mother-of-pearl dial. It must be emphasised that these timepieces are incredibly exclusive; Hermes is only releasing 24 of each worldwide. So if you fancy the Arceau Cheval Cosmique, head to Hermes with haste.
2/4 Wear: Bottega Veneta BV Curve
In terms of summer shoes, Bottega Veneta hits the nail on the head with the BV curve. The texture of the shoe reminds me of braided bread dough, before it goes in the oven. Available in several vibrant hues, there are three iterations of the shoe to select: one with a twist, a classic mule and the last one, which is more or less the standard feminine high heel look. I'd go with the turquoise variation of the twist to keep it more casual and summery.
See more at bottegaveneta.com.
3/4 Wear: Loewe Paula's Ibiza 2020
Tie-dye, prints on prints, texture on texture and an explosion of crazy encompass the essence of Loewe's latest collection, Paula's Ibiza 2020. While the year may not be as celebratory as we hoped it would be, especially in June (summer and Pride), there's nothing wrong with uplifting your spirits and those of your onlookers by wearing creativity and fun on your sleeves, quite literally. For those of you who tend to stay away from loud fashion, you may be surprised by some of the individual pieces in the collection that can pass as minimalistic, like the tie-dye dresses or monotone ruffle ensemble.
See more at loewe.com.
4/4 (Under)wear: Rebel Empire
Lingerie doesn't have to be strappy, colourful or frilly to be sexy, and that's what Rebel Empire is about. This niche UK brand does only two pieces for men and women, in only black, creating a universal aesthetic that all body types and skin colours can embrace. If you get a Rebel Empire bralette, and you're thinking "is it underwear, athletic wear or a cropped tank top?" the answer is it's whatever you want. Rebels need no instructions.
Available at rebelempire.co.uk.
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