Layers of lace and rufﬂes, corsets and sinuous midis – Pre-fall’s reinvention of the pin-up sailor girl is primed for an eclectic nautical romance.
Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci silk-blend jacket, matching pencil skirt, silk shirt, and metal bracelet, Givenchy. Leather belt, metal and leather charms (on bracelet), and tweed corset, Prada. Sailor cap (worn throughout), stylist’s own
Leather jacket, silk-blend dress, and python skin belt, Saint Laurent. Cotton corset, Prada. Lace stockings, Chanel. Leather boots, Dior
Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci silk shirt, matching slip dress, midi skirt, and metal bracelet Givenchy. Cotton corset, and metal and leather charm (on bracelet), Prada. Lace stockings, Chanel
Cotton jumpsuit and matching skirt and vest, DKNY. Leather belt and wool corset, Prada. Lace stockings, Chanel. Leather loafers, Marni
Wool-blend jacket, Louis Vuitton. Cotton corset, Prada
Silk coat and lace dress, Valentino. Leather belt, metal and leather charms (on belt), and wool corset, Prada
Lace turtleneck top, silk-blend pencil skirt, and leather belt, Lanvin. Tweed corset and velvet booties, Prada. Lace stockings, Chanel
Cotton top, matching wrap skirt, and leather boots, Celine. Leather belt, metal and leather charms (on belt), and wool corset, Prada
1. RAINBOW BRIGHTS
Durable and water resistant, French brand Lipault’s everyday handbags are as fashionable as they are functional. Available in a range of upbeat hues, they sport clean, classic lines and a distinctly French aesthetic. The Satchel Bag (from $199), for example, is available in ruby, duck blue and black, while the Bucket Bag (from $109) comes in cool retro ’70s shades like lavender, aqua blue and light pink. From all Lipault stores.
2. FOREVER YOUNG
Thought ageing gracefully was just a saying? It’s now possible thanks to Sloane Inc. Age Defy S9.7’s ($214 for 30ml) formula. The combination of retinoic acid (clinical strength vitamin A) and collagen work together to plump and hydrate, smooth skin texture, fade pimple scars and dark spots, and reduce the appearance of age-telling wrinkles. Available at all Sloane Clinics.
3. THE BEE’S KNEES
A natural resin that bees collect, propolis has long been used for its healing and antibacterial properties. Korean beauty brand CNP Laboratory’s Propolis Energy Ampule ($40.90 for 15ml) contains high concentrations of it, promising to enhance your skin’s natural defences, while hyaluronic acid hydrates, and beta-glucan and madecassoside soothe irritation. Massage over a cleansed and toned face. Available at Guardian.
4. PUT A RING ON IT
Crafted in black gold, these Goldheart Mode baroque-inspired cocktail rings feature green tourmaline gems in various settings, with pave diamond bands. Luxe and fashion-forward, they go perfectly with your evening wear for a statement look. Prices unavailable, from selected Goldheart stores.