Welcome to the editorial team’s October lust list
Words Cecilia Mezzi, Hannah Kane, Mary-Jane Wiltsher
Inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and all-natural materials, new east London lifestyle store Homework seeks to redress the balance between work and home life. Launching with a collection of botanical soaps (the rosy-hued French Pink Clay laced with geranium, lavender and cardamom is our favourite) and slow-burn coconut and soy wax candles, products are available to preorder now for delivery mid-October. Handmade in small-batches, all products are sustainably packaged. The brand will soon expand into preowned lifestyle goods lovingly sourced from markets and thrift stores. Soaps £9, candles £22.
Luna Mini 3
Sometimes, a face scrub doesn’t cut it. Here to put power behind daily skincare, the Luna Mini 3 from Foreo is a two-in-one cleanser and exfoliator using fast-vibrating T-Sonic waves to deep-clean your pores, removing nasties that wash cloths can’t reach for squeaky-clean skin. Lightweight, waterproof and available in a selection of eye-popping colours, the wondertool is available from Harrods, Selfridges, Space NK and Cult Beauty now. Did we mention that stimulating skin at a cellular level is great for circulation too? £139.
The Sartorialist’s Portrait of India
Photojournalist Scott Schuman AKA The Sartorialist captures the bold and idiosyncratic fashion of India in this stunning new book published by Taschen 1st October. Journeying from Delhi to Jaipur, Chennai to Mumbai, Schuman exhibits a keen eye for detail. Whether it’s the bright colourways of occasion wear or the restrained cut of a work uniform, he seeks out beauty in both the extraordinary and the everyday. Old and young, privileged and impoverished, his subjects leap from the page. A gift for the fashion-lovers and travellers in your life. £60.
Hobbs Jamie Biker Boot
Come autumn, a pair of chunky black boots is never far from the PHOENIX hotlist, but this season it’s the flashing white Jamie Biker Boot from Hobbs that the editorial team is lusting after. With contrasting rust-toned laces, a supportive rubber sole and black detailing, they look the business worn below black raw-edge denim, and are a stylish way of offsetting this season’s darkly punkish leather-on-leather ensembles. £229.
Ennigaldi X Fenwick bucket bag
Practical. Versatile. Roomy. Who doesn’t love a bucket bag? For Autumn-Winter 19, designer bag brand Enigaldi launch their ‘Bags of Glory’ range at luxury department store Fenwick, featuring a number of luxe reboots on the trusty throw-anything-in bucket. We especially love the glossy fudge-coloured Mono Bucket with powder pink tassel, handmade in London. Wear with your best longline mac. £375.
Don Papa Rum
Created in the foothills of active volcano Mt. Kanlaon in the Philippines, where sugar cane is transformed into sweet molasses, Don Papa rum is a premium aged, single island rum with a rich depth of sweet, fruity flavour. The Sevillana Cask Finish, a limited-edition with a twist of fragrant orange citrus, nutty aromas and subtle dried fruits, launches in October. Matured in lightly charred Bourbon oak barrels, it’s delicious on the rocks or served as a substitute spirit in your favourite cocktail. £70, available at Harvey Nichols.
KLOTO is informed by the skyline and cultural makeup of Istanbul, where founder and Industrial Design graduate Senem Gençoğlu was born and raised. Combining her long family history of jewellery-making with her love of all things industrial, the brand celebrates minimal sculptural forms. This month we’ll be wearing her deluxe nut-and-bolt style bracelets with louche tailoring, and the ION. 859 onyx drop earrings with an LBD. Prices from $80.00.
Kiko Milano collection
Inspired by the iconic work of the Pop Art movement, Italian professional makeup brand Kiko Milano’s Pop Revolution collection is all about graphic lines and bold use of colour. We adore the easy-to-apply design and velvety matte texture of Blush To Go. Apply below cheekbones and build as desired to give a nod to Seventies contouring. Available in feminine blush pink and dusky damask. £9.99.
Dr Pradnya Apte Oxygen Lift Facial
How do editors revive their skin post-Fashion Week burnout? Let us fill you in on a little secret, Dr Pradnya Apte, an award-winning aesthetic practitioner and cosmetic dentist now has a studio at 52 Harley Street. We love the Oxygen Lift facial which blasts oxygen, plant derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated. £80. Call 01392 426285 to book.