You’ve got the Saint Laurent boots, you’re at Shoreditch’s The Curtain. Now channel Céline Dion
THIS MONTH’S MUST-HAVE is a pair of Saint Laurent crystal-studded boots, glittery wonders that will last the whole night and aren’t a I-can’t-stop-crying heel height. They’re the kind of boots that will change your life. Namely because you’ll have to sacrifice your kombucha addiction, your desk snacks of activated charcoal nuts and probably your rent to have them. If your Whole Foods habit is too difficult to let go of, take the Uber Pool route and try a boot-share.
WHEN IT COMES TO BEAUTY, you can now get your behind as lit as your boots with summer’s most unexpected new hit: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (from £18 at cultbeauty.co.uk and libertylondon.com). Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Pronounced ‘boom boom’, it contains guarana – a native Amazonian plant that is one of the world’s most potent caffeine sources – and it stimulates circulation while smoothing the skin.
NOW YOU’VE GOT YOUR BOOTS and boom boom in order, hit the dancefloor at The Curtain in Shoreditch. Play up your look with a burning-bright-red something: lips, jacket, trousers, giant earrings, or any singular statement item. Order a Cynar spritz (a more sophisticated Aperol), but get there early before the stragglers from The Ned fill the place…
IN THE SPIRIT OF ALL THE ABOVE, let your motto for the month be this: be more Céline. Dion, that is. Give standing ovations freely and without hesitation, wear blouses with giant, voluminous shoulders as much as you possibly can (stand out in something from Jacquemus or Teija), even if you’re just heading out for the emergency Sainsbury’s Local dash at 10:52pm. Make wildly inappropriate conversation with other people in public places (see any Céline concert for reference), and sing, sing, sing your heart out with gay abandon. Raise your voice loud and unapologetically, because a new season is here. And it’s going to be a good one.