1. CHUBBY LOVE
The Chubby Cube Crossbody (available in Aquamarine, Light Gold, Chalk, Chalk Naplak, Light Rose) from Anya Hindmarch is ideal for everyday use. Spacious enough to tote about all your essentials, the bag has details such as the oversized piping and zipper that make it anything but normcore. Available at all Anya Hindmarch shops. www.anyahindmarch.com
2. GOOD LUCK CHARM
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, pearls are their elegant cousin. Mikimoto’s Lucky Motif Collection features lucky charms (a four-leaf clover, butterfly, key, and horseshoe) together with Japanese Akoya cultured pearls (3-3.25mm) and diamonds to elevate an everyday trinket into an elegant keepsake. Available as a pendant necklace (in 18K white, yellow, pink and green gold) and bracelets in three different designs, it’s a meaningful way to keep luck and happiness around you daily. Available at all Mikimoto retailers.
3. SHOES FOR A MUSE
Photos of the iconic model Jean Shrimpton (shot by David Bailey) are the inspiration behind Manolo Blahnik’s latest collection. Recalling the swinging vibe of the ’60s, the Patrokova ballerina flat is perfect for daily wear, while the Scota, a timeless Mary Jane style with patent leather and kitten heels, would complete any miniskirt look. But perhaps the most emblematic of the era has to be the Wakia: ontrend block-heel boots in black with a white tip – now that’s a stylish pair of shoes that we would love to rock. Available at Level 2 Takashimaya D.S.
4. TO THE RESCUE
It’s always a good idea to pack smart for your beach holiday. With limited space in your vanity case, multitasking products are a priority. Bio-Oil works for both the body and hair as a hydrator and frizz tamer, plus it also soothes sun-exposed skin, and can be used when shaving (to avoid the rough razor burn). The lightweight formulation (with vitamins A and E, as well as natural plant oils) also means it’s rapidly absorbed, but not without leaving behind its nourishing goodness. Available in three sizes (60ml, 125ml, 200ml) at all leading pharmacies, selected department stores and hospitals. www.bio-oil.com