WEAR YOUR ART ON YOUR SLEEVE
Posted on February 17, 2017 by Lisa Piddington
From bell and fluted to pleats and puffs, this season sleeves are a trend all by themselves. A catwalk favourite of Loewe, Stella McCartney, Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs, opt for soft waterfalls for a feminine feel or architectural shapes for a modern effect. Here’s our pick of the designer pieces from Harvey Nichols Birmingham.
Clockwise from top left:
Roksanda striped top, £495
Roksanda bell-sleeve dress, £995
Alexander McQueen ruffled silk blouse, £1290
Keepsake bell-sleeve knitted dress, £230
Keepsake top, £120
Stella McCartney pleat-sleeve dress, £995
MAILBOX VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE
Posted on February 17, 2017
Valentine’s Day gift guide
Forget chocolates, teddy bears and flowers this Valentine’s Day, and treat them to something they really deserve. We paid a visit to some of the luxurious Mailbox stores to find the best gifts for him and her this year, with all products available in store now. So what are you waiting for? Here’s our 2017 Valentine’s Day gift guide:
Show him who’s BOSS this Valentine’s Day, by treating him to one of these luxury accessories. The ultimate-can’t-go-wrong gift is this reversible belt; with both brown and black leather, and a choice of buckles, it’s the perfect finish for any outfit.
Elsewhere a stylish leather watch will ensure he’s never late for date night again, BOSS Bottled Night is the perfect signature scent, and a stylish new leather wallet and card holder is always a must-have.
Colour is key at Paul Smith, it’s no different for our Valentine’s Day picks! The centrepiece is this stunning leather makeup bag, in the new season ‘Artist Stripe’. Also stealing the show is this luxurious 100% silk scarf. Inspired by the award-winning cast iron façade of London’s flagship Paul Smith shop, store manager Andrew tells us this range is sure to be one of the most popular patterns this season. And finally, Paul Smith Rose Eau de Parfum is the only flowers she’ll need this year. First presented at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006, this is a fresh, modern and memorable fragrance for your leading lady.
There’s plenty for him at Paul Smith too, all with a signature splash of Paul Smith style. Home to a fantastic collection of patterned ties, this embroidered floral silk tie caught our eye instantly, whilst these vibrant socks are sure to bring any outfit to life. Remember the women’s scarf inspired by the iconic façade of the flagship London store? This stunning damson leather slim business folio is from the same collection; made from a soft Italian calf leather and lined with green suede, this is the perfect gift for any businessman.
She’ll be the lady in red after a visit to L.K. Bennett this Valentine’s Day, with a stunning range of accessories in the colour of love. It’s sure to be love at first sight when she sees these elegant Caitlyn Roca red suede courts, and the matching clutch. The stars of the brand’s #HeartandSole campaign, they’re the perfect pairing for this Zahara Saffiano leather belt, and Jenny metal bracelet, both in red.
Gieves & Hawkes
Home to timeless tailoring for the slick modern man, no gift guide would be complete without some classic accessories from Gieves & Hawkes. We all know that any great suit needs the best accessories to complete the look, so we handpicked a selection of classic cufflinks he’s sure to love this Valentine’s Day.
If there’s one way to ensure she’ll fall head over heels this Valentine’s Day, it’s with a pair of shoes from Daniel Footwear. These deep-red velvet court shoes are flattering, versatile and elegant; the perfect pairing for a Valentine’s night out! For a more everyday look, these Vivienne Westwood ballerina flats fit the bill. With a feminine peep-toe, baby pink shade and statement heart toes, she’s guaranteed to love these.