DISCOVER NEW DESIGNERS w olf a n d b a d g er.com Spr ing / Summe r 2016
THE SETT CONTRIBUTORS
spirit of summer ROsaline Shahnavaz
Welcome to our Spring / Summer ‘16 issue, which sees us gearing up for a season filled with pastel hued clothing and candy coloured accessories.
Photographer Rosaline Shahnavaz is a photographer living and working in London. As a graduate of London College of Communication, she continues to photograph and tell the stories of female subjects, always depicting them in her raw and honest approach.
In this issue we are excited to introduce our second limited edition tote bag collaboration with Fonfique, we feature our new season trend report revealing our interpretation of the seasons most influential trends, and we also showcase the latest collections at Wolf & Badger in one glorious fashion story creatively collaged together. An occurring theme seems to have popped up throughout this issue, the idea of giving it all up to chase your dreams for a life near the sea. We speak to one designer who did just that and as a result created the most exciting men’s swimwear brand for the off-duty gent.
As always, we are showcasing collections from the latest independent design talent, and we are so excited to introduce them to you.
Still Life Stylist Katie is a freelance stylist who has worked with clients such as Burberry, Jaeger, Erdem and Victoria Beckham. Specialising in fashion styling and accessories still life, she is based in Clerkenwell, London.
Emma Foreman Editor
Mama Coca £350
Ester Keate Still Life Photographer “It’s heating up in the city, I’ll be wearing lightweight blouses and Violet & Wren
no-fuss jewellery to keep my cool during the summer months” Emma Foreman
Ester Keate is a fashion, portrait and still life photographer based in Brockley, South East London. After graduating from University of Westminster she spent some time studio assisting and then working for various top photographers.
Bohemia £28 J.Chung £125
Stylist Nazanin is an editor and creative director from London. She runs Leisure Studio, a creative agency specialising in fashion, music and lifestyle communications.
Eddie £200 Kiki Minchin £175
FOUNDERS’ LETTER This past season has been a tremendously exciting period for Wolf & Badger. We have grown our team substantially to bring you even more of the very best independent design talent from all around the world. We are pleased to now work with over 600 incredible brands and the quality and workmanship of the products we sell is as high as always. Despite our continued growth, the selection criteria has remained stringent and we maintain our ethos of only working with the very best independent brands. We do the hard work of uncovering the very best designers and curating a mix of only their most exciting pieces, and we love every moment of it!
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As always, an edit of some of our favourite brands from this season are on display in our two London boutiques and we look forward to welcoming you personally if you stop by. If you can’t make it or just fancy browsing from the comfort of your home (or office, shhh!) then don’t worry - everything is online and we will package and send your whole order to you in one beautifully wrapped parcel, quick as a flash and with all the service and flourish you would expect from your favourite boutique. Thank you once again for all your support of amazing, independent brands and here’s to a great Spring/Summer season. Much love, Henry & George (Co-Founders) P.S. Hugs and kisses to our wonderful creative team for all their help in putting together another amazing issue of The Sett.
SPRING / SUMMER ‘16 Trends
Spring / Summer ’16 Breakdown We take a look at the stand out trends and hero pieces as we step
S PR ING / 7 S U MME R 2016 Cover:
Okhtein We spend 5 minutes with the most exciting design duo to emerge out of Egypt
Pineapple PartY A first look at our collaboration with Fonfique
Ï Miss Sophie dress £179; CF Concept earrings £140; Tessa Metcalfe ring £240; Okhtein silver bag £400; Ora earring £70 (throughout). Opposite page: Ellie Lines dress £445. Alex top: Marbek jacket £120;
Beachside with Podenco Eivissa
Our guide to the best menswear to be seen with this summer
Meet Charlotte Kennedy who moved to an island to follow her dreams and start a fashion label
We take a look at the hottest trends for the season ahead
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
How to pick the perfect frames
The Beach Side of Life
Find the perfect sunglasses to suit your face
Ocean-hued accessories to breathe air into your home
Exotic accessories to brighten up your home
The Indian food pioneer talks Raw Press, recipes and more
Poolside Spirit The essential items for your holiday
Pastel Paradise Dive into wonderland and get lost in a sea of the dreamiest sorbet colours
Jewellery Box Give your jewellery the attention it deserves
WanderlusT Find out what we’re packing in our suitcases this summer
Alexandra Alberta earrings £290; Kristina Stets blazer £699. Vaida right: Nicole Coste dress £710; Maiko Nagayama earrings £2,700; Mateo Brown ring £430.
Editor: Emma Foreman
Art Director & Graphics: Natalie Solomon
Wolf & Badger, 32 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NE
Production Director: Samantha Emson
Wolf & Badger, 46 Ledbury Road, London, W11 2AB
Photo by Natalie Solomon
Eloïse Bricka £180
WALK THE LINE Horizontal or vertical, slanted or straight. Make way for many a stripe in your wardrobe this spring.
My Pair of Jeans £135
Salvatore Ferragamo SS16
Vjera Vilicnik £520
Victor Xenia £298
Boo Pala £120
Monorails and Satellites £260
Newgate Watches £139
Ralph Lauren SS16
Alesya Orlova £367
Florence Bridge £120
Illustration by Natalie Solomon
OUR FAVOURITE BLOGGERS SHOW US HOW TO TAKE THE TREND FROM THE CATWALK TO THE STREET
Above and left: Sophie Milner fashionslave.co.uk Right: Kendall Kremer styledsnapshots.com Far right: Natalie Suarez natalieoffduty.com
Liwu £70 Juvi £55 Lauren Cecchi £200
Kim Kwang £425
The Season Hats £395
Hebe Studio £156
Victor Xenia £398
By Sun £260 Nuciano £295
Sonia Rykiel SS16
Paul Smith SS16
Chase the colours of the horizon with tangerine oranges and dusky pinks radiating against sun kissed skin. Left: Samantha Maria samanthamariaofficial.com Middle: Pandora Sykes pandorasykes.com Right: Holly Titheridge basecolour.com
Marianna Goulandris £850
Alberta Ferretti SS16
Photography by: Georgie Stuart
FROM THE STREET
SPRING/ SUMMER ‘16 BREAKDOWN Our Spring / Summer ‘16 moodboard
If there’s one trend that stood out to us more than anything else for Spring / Summer ‘16, it’s the rise of the pastel palette. We’re embracing the calm hues and soft romanticism that is set to be everywhere. We take a look at the other stand out trends and hero pieces as we step into spring.
Florence Bridge £120
The Cold Shoulder
4 Alena Gusarova
This summer we’re shaking off our sleeves because shoulders are the new sexy. Showing a bit of collarbone is undeniably the sexiest sliver of skin to show. Team it with anything from a pair of denim cutoffs, to a skin-tight midi-skirt; it’s impossible to get this trend wrong.
The Name To Know
Alena Gusarova £345
Crisp White Shirt
A crisp white shirt is an essential piece for every woman’s wardrobe, a simple go-to that you can throw-on for that elegant off-duty look. We’re loving this button down by Alena Gusarova, a classic shirt with a twist, taking it from basic to fascinating in an instant.
ORA Pearls £40
Pearls of Wisdom No longer just for the mature woman, pearls are seeing a revival and are making their way to a décolletage near you. Stepping away from the traditional, this spring will see a rise of contemporary jewellery brands using pearls in a fresh and innovative way, as seen by the likes of Gold Philosophy, ORA Pearls and Matara.
With more and more of us leading a life of smartphone addiction and needing a digital detox, Vinaya has emerged to help us lead a life of balance. They have developed a collection of wearable tech jewellery that helps us stay present and in the moment by prioritising calls, emails and messages so we can live our lives without our smartphones getting in the way.
Matara £140 Gold Philosophy £128
The Essential Detail Each and every season a new ‘it’ bag starts to emerge, whether it’s the Chanel graffiti backpack, the Chloé Faye bag that has been plastered all over Instagram or the Birkin bag that will never go out of style. But if there’s one brand, or even one style to keep on your radar, it’s The Cube tote by Heio London.
Sisters Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf are the creative force behind OKHTEIN, the luxury accessories label that is quite simply the most exciting brand to emerge out of Egypt that we have encountered. We spent 5 minutes with the duo to get a glimpse inside their world. How would you describe OKHTEIN? OKHTEIN is a fun yet elegant, quirky yet classic brand. We have two sides: The first is an artsy one where our artworks and collage prints tell stories. The second is more refined and elegant, modernizing our Egyptian culture and history using geometric shapes and story telling. Did you always know you would end up designing? Mounaz has always been a painter and an artist, while Aya has always loved fashion and design; so together we found the perfect balance for starting up our own fashion accessory brand. Art and design has been passed down to us through generations of artistic aunts and great-grandparents so we always knew what we were supposed to do with our passion.
SUPERSWEET x moumi £485
SUPERSWEET x moumi
You’re sisters, how do you find working with another family member? Working with a family member is always great, but of course has its drawbacks. The best parts are that we are familiar with each other and our flaws so we know how to work around them. We are best friends and balance each other out somehow, so that has always been amazing for our job as well. Sometimes we want to kill each other, but we’re forced to make up and pretend like it never happened.
Astrid Andreassen £150
What is the most treasured item in your wardrobe? Mounaz - The most treasured item in my wardrobe is my grandmother’s vintage vest she gave me when I turned 18. Aya - Mine would have to be my first bag I ever designed.
Astrid Andreassen £140
What’s next for OKHTEIN in 2016? We just released OKHTEIN scarves about two weeks ago, and with that we’re trying to show our audiences that OKHTEIN is an accessory brand and not just a handbag brand. We have great collaborations coming up - new designs and new risks, and we can’t wait to show what we have in store. OKHTEIN is available online and in our Mayfair store.
Danielle Bernstein | weworewhat.com
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? We think our greatest achievement so far is showing our fellow Egyptians that it’s not impossible to dream big, especially when it comes to building your own brand and making it go international. We achieved this specifically when actress Emma Watson was spotted wearing our Palmette backpack.
Your feet will be glad to hear that flat shoes are still trending in the summer of ‘16. Slide them into a pair of Astrid Andreassen mules to keep your style looking up to date. Dress them up with a playful summer dress or keep them casual with a pair of tailored trousers for a laidback look.
Supersweet x Moumi are nailing the ‘little house on the prairie’ trend that we’ve been seeing all over the Spring / Summer ‘16 catwalks. With floaty billowy dresses, frills and playful prints galore, we’re keeping our necklines high and our sleeves ruffled this year. Here’s to a summer of femininity and romance.
Ceylan working on the pineapple illustration
MEET THE MAKER
PINEAPPLE PARTY This season we teamed up with Fonfique to create our Spring / Summer ‘16 limited edition tote bag, inspired by our theme for the season - ‘Pastel Paradise’. Emma Foreman speaks to the designer, Ceylan Kolat, to get a glimpse behind the scenes at the design process.
Ceylan has one of those creative minds that it’s easy to envy; born and raised in Istanbul she spent years studying fashion design and illustration to hone in on her unique illustration style. Studying in a plethora of prestigious fashion schools, including Central Saint Martins and Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Ceylan worked hard to turn her passion into her career and launched Fonfique in 2014. Fonfique is a colourful lifestyle brand that’s known for creating playful, vibrant prints inspired by nature and places around the world to which Ceylan has travelled. Ceylan cites being at her most inspired when she is exploring new cities and towns, with each place so vastly different in culture, emotion and ambience that it triggers her to draw and paint, channelling all of the surrounding influences into her work. She also names London as a key city to affect her designs, due to its overflowing creativity, and has led to the creation of the beautiful prints that we see today. Fonfique aims to bring colour and joy into people’s lives with their exclusive prints, and it’s clear that they have achieved this since they started stocking with Wolf & Badger in May ‘15. Their delightful clutches, wallets, notepads and jewellery rolls were a hit with our customers who were instantly seduced by the hand illustrated designs. Fonfique was an obvious choice for our spring / summer collaboration, we set a brief of incorporating ‘pastel paradise’ into the tote bag’s design, our aesthetic for the season ahead. Fonfique’s iconic pineapple print has already been well received by customers in our stores, so this seemed like the perfect place to start. After all, the pineapple is everyone’s favourite fruit! Ceylan added bright, playful colours to the existing pineapple print in order to achieve a perfect blend of the two brands’ styles. The limited edition tote bags will be launched in February 2016. Fonfique is available online and in our Notting Hill store.
Above: The final design for the limited edition tote bag. Left: Ceylan Kolat working in her studio
POOLSIDE SPIRIT Hop on a plane and be transported to another climate, leaving your emails, your cares and your city wardrobe behind. It won’t take long for your body to shut down into holiday mode as your skin is finally revealed to the sunlight. All it takes is the first dip of your toes into glistening waters and the first sip of an aperol spritz to feel instantly relaxed. Geometric accessories and whimsical prints provide sartorial stimulation for a time otherwise spent wearing next to nothing. Cool blues can be found on everything from the Lilliput & Felix Dahlia bikini, to the Bohemia beach towel, laid-back and effortless is the poolside mantra. Bold, brave jewellery from Latelita and Rokus can be added for instant drama, from tassels and pearls to delicate shells jewellery should not be an afterthought. Pay close attention to your footwear, Caprissima sandals are perfectly adorned with Swarovski crystals, a style staple that can carry you from daywear into evening attire. Don’t forget your all important beach tote, sling the Delage Lulu tote over your shoulder and your care-free vacation look is complete. Clockwise from left: Lilliput & Felix bikini £250; Bohemia beach towel £34; Latelita cuff £295; Latelita bracelet £365; Finlay & Co sunglasses £220; Caprissima sandals £188; Rokus ring £140; Delage bag £350. Styling and set design by Katie Tillyer. Photography by Ester Keate.
Ellie Lines shirt £295; Tada & Toy ring £140; Jezebel London ring £475; Matara earrings £260.
PASTEL PARADISE Dive into wonderland and get lost in a sea of the dreamiest sorbet colours. Styling by Nazanin Shahnavaz. Photography by Rosaline Shahnavaz.
Mabes shirt £69. Opposite page: Nicole Coste dress £710; Z&D Makers loafers £175 ; Maiko Nagayama earrings £2,700; Joana Salazar stacking rings £719 each and £287; GFG Jewellery ring £160; Isabel Lennse ring £100; Mateo Brown ring £430; Mateo Brown bracelet £95.
By Sun dress ÂŁ405; Lucy Choi London shoes ÂŁ220. Photography: Rosaline Shahnavaz. Stylist: Nazanin Shahnavaz. Art Direction: Leisure Studio Hair and makeup artist: Molly Turrell. Models: Vaida at Body London and Alex King.
Jewellery Box A lot can be said for finding a piece of jewellery that takes your outfit to the next level. These pieces have the power to transform your everyday staples into something special. Whether it’s with the glimmer of a delicate bracelet subtly adorned with stones, or with the flash of a generously sized, shoulder grazing earring; Spring / Summer ‘16 is all about giving your jewellery the attention it deserves.
Love Is £85
trinkets & treasures
Mateo Brown £1,120
Isabel Lennse £60
me nt ea r
Betty Balaba £595
s g n i r
Talia Naomi £100
Glenda Lopez £25
Latelita London £69
Edge of Ember £98
gold goes bold
Maiko Nagayama £780
Edge Only £169 Edge of Ember £175
Mews London £240
Liz Law £64
Ona Chan £115
GFG Jewellery £475
Solomenia Jewellery £155
Illustrations by Natalie Solomon
Photography by Allan Zepeda
Photography by Molly Decoudreaux
Tanya Elizabeth £110
Scribe Winery is a small production vineyard in the Bay Area that simply cannot be missed. Spend an evening sampling the local rosé, swinging on a rope swing as the sun sets.
Joana Salazar £1,940
Harry Rocks £60
Vielma £499 BET Barcelona £129
California dreaming Finlay & Co £170
Photography by Kodiak Greenwood
Round up your friends, put together the ultimate playlist, grab your oversized shades and cruise down California’s Highway 101, Bonnie and Clyde style. Begin in San Francisco and drive through the rugged sun-kissed coastline all the way down to Los Angeles, watching the landscapes change from rolling vineyards, mountains and giant redwood trees, to iconic cities and beaches. There are miles to explore on this vast coastline, so pick the best routes for you to make it a road trip to remember. Just make sure you embrace California’s sunny, laid-back lifestyle, filled with artisan food, daybreak hikes and figure out the rest as you go along.
POST RANCH INN This stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway offers the most majestic scenery, and has been known for its spiritual and hippie status since the ‘50s. Check into Post Ranch Inn for total seclusion and an altogether indulgent experience.
Malibu Farm Make your way down to the end of Malibu Pier for an organic, locally sourced lunch with the sea breeze blowing in your hair from the Pacific below you.
My Pair of Jeans £135
Ternary London £85
Sofia Capri £110
ALAMO MOTEL If you’re making the journey between the Big Sur and LA, a stay at The Alamo Motel is an absolute must. Spend a night here and be transported to the Wild West whilst sipping local wine under woven blankets around the outdoor fire pit.
Liz Nehdi £70
Rosa & Clara Designs £30
BRODY HOUSE At the heart of the city’s creative scene is Brody House, a bohemian hotel with 11 unique bedrooms each designed by a local artist who has contributed to the house.
The Gellert Baths are the city’s most famous; spend a day getting lost in its 12 pools whilst enjoying the thermal spa’s healing properties.
My Pair of Jeans £135
CRU London £180
BEST OF BUDAPEST
Photography by Emily Cuthbert
With its vast number of ruin bars, overflowing coffee shop turned art galleries and creativity flowing through its streets, there’s a reason Budapest is being dubbed the new Berlin. The Danube River flows between the two parts of the city, Buda and Pest, and each side of the river has its own unique identity. Head to Buda to find royal palaces and Ottoman-era spas, and Pest to enjoy the buzz and alternative scene that’s emerging out of the old Jewish District. Be sure to pack your sassiest pair of flats, the best way to get around is by foot, soaking up the city’s history. Jezebel London £450
Boo Pala £90
Liz Law £75
Duke & Dexter £125
Photography by Umberto D’Aniello
Da Adolfo This shabby-chic shack on tiny Laurito Beach is one of Positano’s most fun and relaxed beaches. Spend time having lunch here, it’s worth it - you can rent a sunbed and sleep off the post-lunch haze.
LE SIRENUSE This is the hotel where Steinbeck stayed in the ‘50s. Le Sirenuse, still remains at the heart of Positano.
A day in Capri: La Fontelina is the most beautiful location for sunbathing, right opposite Capri’s famous Faraglioni rock formations. You can arrive by their boat and we guarantee that you will never want to leave.
PASTELS IN POSITANO SUPERSWEET x moumi £284
Taylor Morris £170
Lilliput & Felix £215 Delage £390
Find this season’s sweetest pastel shades in the dreamy town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Carved out of a cliff, it’s one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. Drive through the sharp twists and bends of the famous coastline where majestic, azure waters meet cliff-side villages. Spend your days lazing around grabbing boats to beautiful beaches, having long laid-back lunches and wandering the beautiful little cobbled streets, which in Positano means endless winding stairs. Back in 1953, John Steinbeck took up residence in Le Sirenuse, writing about the town, “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”. And to this day this description is still spot on, making the town just as appealing now as it was then.
Kristina Stets £469
Gold Philosophy £101
CF Concept £1,435
TH E GREAT OUTDOORS Get up and get outside, this summer is all about feeling alive in the great outdoors. Whether you’re spending the night camping under the stars, spending your days lounging on a yacht in the Mediterranean, or dancing all night at a festival; the essence of dressing well is knowing how to dress for any occasion. Take your cue from the Marbek Atlas jacket and prepare to set sail for a summer filled with adventure. Dressing for summer as a man doesn’t have to mean unflattering shorts and pensioner sandals; a slick pair of Laguna Star swim shorts paired with some Parisian Galet loafers will give you that aspirational ‘off-duty’ look. In the warmer months, wearing a suit is the last thing on anyone’s mind, when meeting friends for an evening of sun-downers, a pair of Rubirosa trainers teamed with a crisp button down by Tobias Clothing or Mabes will leave you looking sharp rather than dishevelled. Remember, the first thing often noticed about a man are his accessories, make sure yours are looking fresh with some vertical stripe action from Newgate Watches, a pair of Finlay & Co sunglasses and a Tyler & Tyler belt. Clockwise from left: Mabes shirt £69; Marbek jacket £120; Tobias Clothing shirt £80; Laguna Star shorts £75; Rubirosa trainers £269; Tyler & Tyler belt £35; Finlay & Co sunglasses £120; Newgate Watches watch £149; Galet shoes £195. Styling and set design by Katie Tillyer. Photography by Ester Keate.
MEET THE MAKER
BEACHside with Podenco Eivissa
Podenco Spring Summer 2016 Campaign
Charlotte grew up surrounded by stylish women, her aunt had an impressive wardrobe filled with labels like Jaeger and Missoni that she would show off and parade around in, sparking Charlotte’s interest in fashion. She began her career assisting at Vogue India and Vogue Turkey, before moving to Ibiza to focus on a career as a designer and fashion stylist in 2009. Life on the island of Ibiza was clearly inspirational with the pastel coloured houses and flamingos that flock to the Salinas; the ideas are all already there on the magical island. Podenco Eivissa was born on a beach shack on a northern beach in Ibiza called Benirras, Charlotte set out to make a brand that is true to the spirit of the island on which it was born, and named the brand after the native dog on the island, the Podenco. The clothes are made with the Podenco man in mind, the kind of guy whose life is their style, who dances until 4am, who sees the glass as half full and doesn’t take himself too seriously. The story behind Podenco Eivissa is so easy to get on board with because there is a small part of all of us that would love to pack up and move to an island to follow our dreams. The pieces are made in Portugal, where Charlotte can oversee the production to focus on the quality of the product over anything else. With stockists now in London, New York and the Caribbean, Podenco Eivissa is set to be on every best-dressed man this summer.
Podenco Eivissa £77
Podenco Spring / Summer ‘16 Campaign
Spend just a few minutes chatting to Charlotte Kennedy, the brains behind laid-back menswear brand, Podenco Eivissa, and it’s easy to see how a life on the beach can inspire creativity and lead to the formation of a young fashion label.
“Life in Ibiza was clearly inspirational with the pastel houses and flamingos that flock to the Salinas; the ideas are all already there on the magical island.”
Podenco Eivissa £77
Podenco Eivissa £77
Podenco Eivissa is available online and in our Notting Hill store.
What do you love about Ibiza? It’s the land that time forgot. It’s a timeless place where the bohemians, gypsies & partygoers all live harmoniously. When I walk out of my house it could easily be 1973. Ibiza has not kept up with the fast paced world and I think that’s what creates the magic. Favourite sunset spot? Benirras - I love the drumming rituals at sunset. I have spent many evenings with friends listening to the hippy folk drum down the sun.
Guide to Ibiza
Best beach? Cala Comte, which is nestled on the western tip; head to the left for a secluded cove to spend the day. There is a great restaurant called Sunset Ashram, a bamboo palace that after dark is transformed into a great party and on rare occasions, the Cala Comte caves host the best secret parties!
with Charlotte Kennedy
Images courtesy of Podenco Eivissa Instagram
What do you always pack in your suitcase? My sunnies - I can’t live without them. Best tip for relaxation? Catching the Sunsets in Ibiza - Ibiza is the land of the sunset worshippers, thousands flock south to watch it dip under the sea in the summer. It’s the perfect way to end your day.
pick the perfect frames TO SUIT YOUR FACE When it comes to choosing the perfect pair of frames for your face, you probably fall into one of two major camps; either it doesn’t matter which pair you choose because everything looks great on you, or no matter how hard you try, every pair you find just seems to exaggerate your oddly shaped head and nothing seems to suit you.
With the help of luxury eyewear brand Taylor Morris, we’ve identified a few simple steps to help you track down your perfect pair, no matter what the shape of your head, as well as a few tips with suggestions of frames that are likely to work. Whilst you may never find your actual perfect pair, these should at least point you in the right direction, and remember, if a pair of glasses look ridiculous on your face it may be because they are the wrong size for your head, and no amount of shape-matching is going to fix that.
Every man’s wardrobe should contain at least one pair of classic Derby’s, the go-to style for those occasions when you want to look a little more refined and gentlemanly than usual. Wear them with everything from a well-fitting suit or a pair of chinos; Rubirosa is ‘The Gentleman’s brand’.
Avoid frames that emphasise the size of the forehead, a classic aviator style that’s wider at the top is perfect to add balance.
Hook LDN £90
Aim for rectangular frames to give structure and definition to round features.
Taylor Morris £150
Channel the swinging sixties, with a towel shirt by Mabes. It’s a little bit rad and a lot rock and roll; embrace the eclectic prints and bold colour palettes to give your beach attire a boost.
Soften up an angular face with a pair of round sunglasses like these Finlay & Co frames.
Mad Men Jewelry £97
Finlay & Co £170
LC Collection £70
Lee Renee £115
Isabel Englebert £160
The most versatile face shape - you win! Most pairs will look great, so go bold or go home.
Love Is £60
Taylor Morris £170
LITTLE DETAILS It’s the little details that take a basic outfit and turn into something special. Here are 5 of our favourite accessories to take your look to the next level.
Edge of Home £20
Parasite Ceramics £38
THE BEACH side of life
Monde Mosaic £50
Kim Sera £40
Ever dreamt of quitting your job, booking a flight and moving abroad to be by the beach? There’s something about a seaside view and salty air that inspires creativity, and those that live there appear to lead the most relaxed and luxurious lifestyle. Get the look in your home no matter how far in land it is, with ocean-hued accessories and breezy detailing.
Bococo £50 Dar Leone £35
Helena Ambrósio £85
Waffle Design £65
Eleanor Stuart £30
Candle Key £55
START YOUR ART COLLECTION The art world can seem like an intimidating place when you are just starting out building your collection, and it can be hard to know where to start when filling your home with great art. Whether you decided to go the full way and splurge on an investment piece, or dip your toes in with more affordable prints, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you begin.
Jessica Russell Flint £180
Monde Mosaic £50
Do your research The more art you see, the better idea you’ll have of what you like and what you’d like to see in your own home. Take a trip to galleries and museums, ask questions where possible and start to get a feel of the artistic process.
Set a budget As you do more research you’ll start to get a feel of how much things cost. Be prepared to spend a bit more on a piece you really love and trust your instincts. If you really love it, the chances are that you’re always going to love it, so it’s definitely worth spending the money. Size does matter It’s important to remember the room that you’re buying for, you want to find a piece that will complement and enhance the décor and add to the overall aesthetic of the interiors. As well as making sure piece your buying fits the room and doesn’t overshadow the rest of the furnishings. Most importantly, buy what you love.
ANIMAL INSTINCT Unleash your inner animal with exotic home accessories. If your humble abode is otherwise a picture of serenity with white wash walls and sensible furniture, allow your guests to be pleasantly surprised when you reveal colourful and charismatic crockery. Perky started off as a simple doodle in the designer Sophie Kerr’s sketchbook. When the illustrations started gaining momentum on social media she decided to launch Perky as a business, giving homes around the country colourful china with the ‘Classy Birds’ collection. Both Eleanor Stuart and Rosa & Clara Designs pride themselves on their Made in Britain ethos, both brands support local economies throughout the UK by only working with British manufacturers and printers. We can think of no better way of adding colour to your home than by supporting these all British brands. Clockwise from left: Rosa & Clara Design flamingo placemats set of four £30; Perky flamingo plate £30; Eleanor Stuart flamingo plate £45; Perky cockatiel espresso cup £20; Perky peacock espresso cup £20; Perky toucan espresso cup £20; Perky flamingo, toucan & peacock dinner plates £30; Rosa & Clara Design flamingo coasters set of four £14. Styling and set design by Katie Tillyer. Photography by Ester Keate.
Mira Manek is a healthy Indian food pioneer whose name is making waves within the food industry. We first heard of Mira when her spice bites arrived in Raw Press with her gluten and dairy free balls of delight that made snacking so much more fun. She has also introduced her Chai Spice mix into the cafe, a blend of seven spices and coconut sugar is used to make the Chai lattes served. With the second branch of Raw Press now open in Chelsea, we thought it was the perfect time to speak to Mira and find out more about the woman behind the products that everyone loves.
What advice would you give people trying to maintain a healthy Where did your health and nutrition journey begin? Awareness of eating well comes from understanding your body, lifestyle? what gives you energy and what makes you feel sluggish. After It is only possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you’re years of suffering from slow digestion and constant weight able to strike a balance that suits you and your body. That’s fluctuation, I took up yoga and returned to making home cooked why quick fix diets don’t work in the long run. Understanding Indian food, inspired by the curries and daals the women in my what makes you feel good and which foods work for you is a key starting point. Having a small quantity family have been making for years. I realised of wheat, for example, is not a bad thing if that being healthy is all about eating food that you’re not intolerant to it and you love bread. is nutritious and of course all complemented “I took up yoga So don’t cut out an entire food group just by some form of exercise – for me, it’s mostly and returned to because of something you read or hear. Make yoga. sure you get the nutrients you need from your making home daily meals – a good balance of proteins, fats How would you describe your signature cooking and carbs. style? cooked Indian I’m creating a new concept of Indian food to food, inspired by What are your kitchen staples? make dishes that are easy to make, packed The staple for any Indian cooking is the with flavour and are entirely nourishing. the curries and masala box, which contains turmeric, cumin It’s the amalgamation of healthy Indian and powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds, Indian inspired, of using spices in creative daals the women mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and red chilli ways and reinventing curries, and lastly of in my family have powder. This colourful box has everything making Indian flavours accessible, easy and you need to make curry, daal or anything at approachable. been making for all. And there’s endless experimentation you can do with these basics. What do you usually eat in a typical day? years” In the winter, I like to start the day with a Best place for Indian food in London? bowl of porridge cooked in water and almond milk with lots of flax seeds, cinnamon, a couple of soaked prunes When eating out, my favourite type of Indian food is South Indian and papaya. During the summer, grapefruit with flax seeds and a cuisine – it’s healthy, coconut based and much lighter. One of my few spoons of yoghurt makes for the perfect light breakfast. For favourites in London is Woodlands in Marylebone. Mr Todiwala’s the rest of the day, I try to include a good vegetarian variety from Kitchen near Heathrow airport is also fantastic. Cyrus Todiwala lentils and mung beans to grains and vegetables, whether that’s has a way of bringing out flavours without losing the freshness a soup, salad, daal, curry or roti. When snacking, I alternate of the ingredients. And lastly, Benares, for that classic Indian between my coco fudge, spice bites and a few pieces of dark meal – Atul Kochhar’s food is always on point. chocolate. Cooking oil of choice? Coconut oil – I cook almost everything in coconut oil. What do you do to wind down and relax? In the past few years, my main form of relaxation and exercise has been yoga. I love trying out different classes in various How did you decide which of your recipes to bring to Raw Press? studios and I’ve also been on a few yoga retreats abroad. I Raw Press was the first café to start stocking my products, early started combining yoga and food for some of my events as it’s last year, even before I knew or thought I might venture into such a great way for like-minded individuals to meet after an products! Toby and Jack loved my Spice Bites, which I called Spice Balls to start with and sold them individually… that’s how energising class. Yoga and healthy eating go hand in hand. it all began!
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Dates and PumPkin Seed Granola 6-8 servings 2 tablespoons coconut oil 10 tablespoons oats 100g dates, finely chopped 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 1½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon flax seeds (optional) 2 tablespoons maple syrup / coconut sugar Start by preheating the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Now melt the coconut oil in a medium pan on low heat. Add the oats and stir them for 1-2 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. Keep stirring the granola for 7-8 minutes until brown. Transfer to a baking tray and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes, checking regularly after 5 minutes to ensure it doesn’t burn. Leave to cool down before serving as it will become crispier once cooled. You can have this granola with any kind of milk, or with yogurt and berries. Here I’ve served it with plain yogurt and my saffron blossom compote. miramanek.com
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Raw Press has been open underneath our Mayfair boutique since July 2014 and it seems that this opening was the catalyst for London’s love affair with green juice. Raw Press was one of the first stand alone juice bars in London, making a name for itself as the go-to place for cold-pressed juice, using a hydraulic juice press in order to retain the highest amount of nutrients. With the success of the Dover Street cafe, Raw Press has recently opened a second branch in Chelsea on Ellis Street, which is open on weekends too.
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