Streetwear Collabs from Beyonce and Willow Smith, Metallic Totes Made From Pineapples, Creative New Ways to Scent Your Space, and Road-tested Beauty Hacks
Welcome to our November Hotlist.
Words Ingrid Walker and Hannah Kane
Onitsuka Tiger x Willow Smith
New for AW20, authentic Japanese fashion brand Onitsuka Tiger has appointed global artist Willow Smith as the face, inspiration and brand ambassador behind their latest campaign. The collection fuses hard-edged utility with multi-coloured 90s patchwork. Highlights include the oversized parka in moss khaki, streetwear update on a classic cable knit sweater, and the directional Dentigre LS unisex trainers. Onitsuka Tiger will donate part proceeds of the sale of the collection to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to support their efforts in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Prices from £140.
Willique x Pinatex
Bahamanian by way of the Turks and Caicos, and finally London, emerging luxury accessories designer Anya Willque is inspired as much by island scenery as the new-and-old mix of the city’s architecture. The entrepreneur’s latest Eco Tote range from her Conscious Collection uses Pinatex, the ground-breaking leather alternative made from strong, textured pineapple fibres. We love the bright gold and silver colourways, the ultimate everyday bag with a sustainable story. Tote bag £250.
RingPay by McLEAR
Ever wished you could pay with a wave of your hand? Well now you can, with RingPay, the hypoallergenic, no-charging payment wearable that fits on your finger. RingPay is designed to create fast, convenient and hassle-free contactless payments, allowing you to leave the card and cash at home. It’s accompanying app also allows you to take control of your finances, with its valuable monitoring and budgeting features. Available in black or white, priced £89.99
Cambridge Satchel Company Storage Trunks
In addition to their iconic satchels, the Cambridge Satchel Company has now branched into storage trunks. Inspired by the steamer trunks of yore, these pleasingly sturdy containers boast brass hardware and are available in a wide range of colours to complement any decor. Made to order in Great Britain using premium quality materials, they are just the thing to conceal wires, magazines, and other random clutter that evades your Marie Kondo best efforts. Available in three sizes, from £125.
DIPTYQUE Electric Wall Diffuser
With most of us working from home for the foreseeable future, why not add an air of luxury to your home office space using Diptyque’s new electric wall diffuser. As the latest arrival in the ‘Un Air de Diptyque’ collection, the diffuser is both sophisticated and innovative: this is a scented wall plugin for aesthetes. Within its distinct Diptyque antique style gold casing, the interchangeable diffuser is designed to encase nine iconic Diptyque scents, with each refill emitting your home with fragrance for 40 hours. Diffuser, £90, with refill inserts priced £30.
Evermore x Fee Greening Winter Solstice Candle
With the nights now darker and the weather undeniably colder, it’s safe to say that winter is here, so how better to light the long nights than with an Evermore limited edition scented candle? Made in collaboration with British Artist Fee Greening, whose delicate gold line drawings adorn the candle’s recycled glass black jar, the Christmas themed candle Winter Solstice is hand-poured using a vegan-friendly blend of locally sourced rapeseed wax and exudes a warming, evocative scent of amber, clove and star anise. £70.
Adidas x IVY PARK
Queen Bey is back, with the long-awaited drop of her second Adidas x IVY PARK collection which pushes the boundaries of traditional performance wear, fusing functionality, style and inclusivity. Within the womenswear and partly gender-neutral collection, athletic wear, footwear, and accessories are available in an impressive size range of XXXS-4X and a vivid colour palette of forest green, cinnamon, pale mint and high vis yellow. We love the unisex cargo pants and “Oversize Fanny” (lol), known to us Brits as a utility bum bag. Items are selling out like hot tamales so get online now.
OWow Hair Smoothing Treatment
After seeing this so-called wonder hair treatment marketed heavily all over Instagram we couldn’t help but be intrigued, and after giving it a try, we can report back. Pros: hair was indeed much smoother, although to be fair we did straighten it carefully as instructed. Cons: the chemical smell lingers, and hair was crunchy and dry for a few washes. It does cut blow-dry time, but you would still need to straighten rather than rough-dry for the best effect. While not the life-changing product some claim it be, we did find that it left hair marginally easier to manage. Full kit priced £54.95.
Bioderma Hydrabio Crèm
Already a French pharmacy favourite, Bioderma is our new found reasonably-priced hero beauty brand. The Hydrabio Crème contains the patented biological complex Aquagenium™, to generate intense hydration, immediately and lastingly, helping to combat the effects of wind and climate. We were impressed that such a rich cream absorbed almost instantly to provide the perfect makeup base. Très chic and très affordable, what’s not to love. £15.50 for 50ml.