This week's 10 favourite things


WhistlesThis week, Whistles takes the yawn out of occasionwear with a collection of zesty dresses that skim satisfyingly close to the sort of refined sexiness so sadly lacking at the Races. Immaculate details include drapy back bows, split hems and bare shoulders.

Reverse Cluster Earrings, £150, Mews London.

Pair two ex ‘How to Spend It’ writers with a designer who’s worked for Lola Rose, Eriksson Beamon and Chanel - and you get Mews London, a new jewellery label launching with sparkling Swarovski pieces designed to both brighten a t-shirt and decorate an evening dress. Pictured: Reverse Cluster Earrings, £150.

Lace body, £51, Samsoe & Samsoe.

Two looks for the price of one. Style this black lace body by Scandi label Samsøe & Samsøe under a casual (but well cut) black t-shirt to bring nuances of gothic luxe to a sports-inspired outfit. Quietly but devastatingly sexy …. £51,


From the ‘SI-18 International’, the Surf ‘n turf OG, Lozan III, The Classic 50th VN (pictured) to the Irvine OG and Hoke: K-Swiss, the first American all-leather court shoe, celebrates its fiftieth birthday by  launching seven archival styles from when the brand was founded in ’66, through to 2015. From £55,

Launer traviata_black_patent-5873

This bag is so beautiful you'd be forgiven for thinking it's Italian. People in the know will recognise the gold-plated rope logo as the mark of Launer, famous for hand-crafting handbags for the Queen. Revel in the patent leather finish, sleek lines, traditional craftsmanship and sheer tactile yumminess of the Traviata. £1,550.

Acne Studio

What the heck's this? you ask. An efficient style investment, I reply. The Gauguin Knot denim tie top from Acne Studios' Resort '16 collection has no function other than to inject effortless cool into ordinary outfits. Layering is the word here; sling over white shirts and t-shirts, under tailored jackets and bombers. £150,


In the old, old days, people would keep their clothes for years, tweaking, repairing, adjusting, weaving lasting memories into the very fabric of their garments. The idea of longevity is returning. Just one example: Last of England, which 'takes stylistic inspiration from the past to create items that will endure in the future.’ Unisex cashmere boyfriend jumper, I salute you. From £205.


Violet Grey, ground-breaking LA-based beauty destination, lands in Harvey Nichols with an edit of iconic products. To celebrate, HN launches this: a makeup bag designed by Violet Grey to house over £220 worth of luxury beauty from Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, Eve Lom, Chantecaille, Crème De La Mer, Serge Lutens and more. From 1 March, spend £200 instore and online to get it. Whilst stocks last.

Chi Chi, £695, Camilla Elphick.

Nothing says childhood like PEZ - and Camilla Elphick’s collection of peep-toe sandals with super chunky heels inspired by the retro sweet continues to delight. This pair is called Chi Chi. £695,


As if Balmain needed any more more publicity. This 1980s-redolent mini-skirt with military buttons is ridiculously on point for Rousteing’s statement that ‘‘My Balmain woman is … an army of women’. £650,