STEP UP, FEEL GREAT
COOL (BRITANNIA ) COLLABS
This month sees the launch of three collaborations in celebration of our stylish Sceptred Isle. JW Anderson’s 33-piece collection for Uniqlo fuses his signature witty aesthetic with the brand’s thermal ‘heat tech’ fibres. Expect chic (and cosy) twists on trench coats and shirts, at great price points. Super-stylist Bay Garnett was inspired by ’90s British street style for her quirky ‘Golbourne Road’ collab with Mih Jeans. And chic shoe designer By Far has worked with Whistles on a capsule range named after iconic London streets. We especially love the block-heel red slingbacks. Run, don’t walk. Discount vouchers. Exclusive products. Free canapés. Brands do love an incentive to tempt shoppers away from their laptops and into their stores. But this autumn, high-street stalwart Karen Millen is offering us something different – a mood boost. Working with sassy career development experts The Step Up Club, the label’s ‘Women Who Can’ campaign aims to empower women with a nationwide series of free in-store talks and events on subjects like building confidence, growing career resilience and challenging success norms. Dates and locations will be featured on the brand’s website, as will interviews with inspiring British women, such as Sharmadean Reid MBE (founder of WAH Nails), on their tips for achieving your goals. Miles better than any canapé, I’d say.
JUST OUR LUCK
Hot on the heels of the vogue for all things mystical and talismanic is jewellery that allows you to touch wood any time. Both Annoushka and Loquet London’s newest designs feature pretty pieces of embedded wood, so superstitious wearers can get lucky whenever they like.
Topshop are winning us back. Each range launched at their bi-annual fashion shows will now be available immediately online and, with prices between £25 to £275, is much more affordable than some of their previous collections.
Let The Step Up Club empower you
Dress, £365, Mih Jeans Golborne Road by Bay Garnett
, £3,800, Annoushka
Charms, from £110 each, Loquet London Earrings
Shirt, £34, JW Anderson x Uniqlo Shoes, £235, By Far x Whistles
Necklace, from £450, Loquet London
Ring, £1,900, Annoushka