SS19 TRENDS: THE FASHION EDIT
Posted on February 15, 2019 by Mailbox Blog
Featured Image: Burberry
As we get deeper into the year and welcome the first signs of spring, it’s time to make way for SS19 trends. Think neon shades, statement shines and workwear silhouettes.
L-R: Versace, Jasper Conran, Jeremy Scott
When the sun comes out, so do the colours. 2019 is gradually seeing the incorporation of green through the brightest pops of all – neon, lime or with an acid yellow tint. This highlighter hue is loud and bold without being busy, so lessen the scary and keep it simple with a single piece for each outfit. Whether you’re layering a rain jacket for those summer showers, a thin knit or an easy-to-throw-on side bag, introduce the colour in contrast to your existing wardrobe.
L-R: Women’s Lime Green Contrast V-Neck Wool Sweater, £155, Paul Smith | Zatchels Barrel Classic Bag In Winter Green, £45, English Brands | Recycled Nylon Bomber Jacket, £95, Tommy Hilfiger | Kaylee Green Cotton Trench Coat, £295, LK Bennett |
L-R: Michael Kors, Temperley London, Burberry
While usually seen through the colder season and autumnal colours, the check pattern is staying strong as we transition into the warmer months. Through traditional symmetrical lines or larger gingham, the humble check is in whatever the arrangement. Wear it in a formal-form with dad-style shirts and pencil skirts or as an outfit-changer with a trench and bright white trainers.
L-R: Women’s White Leather Monochrome Check Pattern Basso Trainers, £350, Paul Smith | Navy and White Graphic Gingham Checked Shirt, £70, Gieves and Hawkes | Miroe Red Check Skirt, £175, LK Bennett | Water-repellent Coat in a Checked Linen-Cotton Blend, £575, BOSS by Hugo Boss
Low Key Utility
L-R: Isabel Marant, Fendi, Alberta Ferretti
This season’s easiest transition trend comes in the form of utility. Ideal for fuss-free fashion, this is summer’s most versatile trend, and can be easily worn in a variety of shapes, styles and colours. Implement by pairing with strappy sandals and a leather jacket for a modern dinner date take or keep it casual and simple with trainers and relaxed shapes.
L-R: Ruby Denim Jumpsuit, £295, LK Bennett | Point Collar Utility Coat, £350, Tommy Hilfiger | A.B.C.L Service Green Selvedge Jacket, £265, Burrows and Hare | Barbour Waxed Cotton and Leather Cartridge Bag in Olive, £79.95, English Brands | Belted Shirt Dress in Stretch Cotton with Point Collar Red, £249, BOSS by Hugo Boss
Whether through finishes of metallic, shimmer or sparkle, this statement trend was seen on the catwalk across all forms of clothing. Incorporate easily into your holiday or at-home wardrobe by adding accents or all-out glam pieces. For a more subtle touch, simply add a metallic heel to add a whole new dimension to your look.
Free People High Holiday Lamé Midi Skirt, £110, Harvey Nichols | Hester Gold Metallic Sandals, £195, LK Bennett | Mini Shoulder Bag in Cowhide Leather and Triangular Closure in Lilla, £230, Emporio Armani | Glitter Sandals with Hexagonal Heel, £340, Emporio Armani | Free People Rose Metallic Faux-Leather Jeans, £70, Harvey Nichols
VALENTINES DAY GUIDE: WHAT TO BUY AND WHERE TO GO
Posted on February 15, 2019 by Mailbox Blog
Still in need of plans for Valentine’s Day? Look no further. Whether you’re dining in style, enjoying a cinema date or celebrating with a glass of fizz, we’ve got the best things to eat, do and see.
What to do
Grab your girls for Mean Girls | Everyman Cinema
Grab your girls and head to Everyman Cinema on February 13th for the ultimate in chick-flick screening. Showing a cult classic, Mean Girls, the entire night is inspired by Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next and her coordinating music video based on the film. Tickets also include a cocktail to sip whilst kicking back on plush-velvet sofas.
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A night to remember | AC Hotel Mailbox
Who says Valentine’s can only last a day? Turn the occasion into a memorable romantic venture with the contemporary city-centre AC Hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay for two, a glass of bubbles and breakfast for both, with rose petals on the bed and prosecco to make your stay that extra-bit special, (available 14th and 15th of the month). And if you’re looking for a post-dinner tipple, head to the bar where you can buy selected tipples and get another one for free from 14th-16th February.
Get Ready to Bumble | Malmaison x Bumble
Coupling up with dating app Bumble, Malmaison is hosting a one-off dating mixer, ‘Malentine’s Mingle’, on February 15th. Whether you end up with a potential romantic partner or simply make new friends, find some time to get yourself out there and mingle with new people – you never know what you might find! Find out more here.
Where to eat
Miller and Carter
Wine and dine and treat your loved one to a luxury Valentine’s meal at Miller and Carter. For just £26.95 you can enjoy an exquisite 3-course menu. Expect steak cooked to perfection with crafted cocktails and a candlelit table, it’s got all the ambience and all the food for a truly special evening. Available from 11th – 15th February.
Whether you’re dining early, late or right on the day, Cafe Rouge is hosting a set menu from 9th-17th February. For £24.95, indulge an extensive three-course menu alongside a glass of Champagne – from prawn cocktail to start and Morrocan vegetable tagine and Crème brûlée to finish, whether it’s your 3rd or 30th date Cafe Rouge is a cosy bistro setting suitable for every couple.
Harvey Nichols Brasserie
Served in the elegant Brasserie, a specially curated Valentine’s Day menu is available to ensure a luxurious meal for you and your loved one. Priced at £40 per person, including a glass of Harvey Nichols Brut Champagne, tuck into mouth-watering dishes across multiple cuisines. For an extra touch of sweetness, sip the specially-crafted Love Bug cocktail which comes complete with a decorative heart. To see the menu, click here.
Enjoy a glass of prosecco alongside a starter, main and dessert for only £34.95 at Aluna. From prawn cookies and chilli gyoza’s to teriyaki salmon and edamame pancakes, this is a tantalising feast for the tastebuds. Available 14th February only.
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What to buy for him
Regular-fit Sweatshirt with Contrast Logo, £109, BOSS by Hugo Boss | Scarlet Red Leather Billfold Wallet With Red And Black Interior, £170, Paul Smith | 3 Pack Low Rise Trunks – Cotton Stretch, £38, Calvin Klein Underwear | Kronarby Nord Black Leather Watch, £275, Burrows and Hare | Paul Smith Cashmere Scarf, £135, Harvey Nichols | Whisky & Oak Scented Candle, £28, Heals | Debossed Logo Leather Trainers, £85, Tommy Hilfiger | Embossed Saffino Leather Belt, £125, Gieves and Hawkes
What to buy for her
Croc Print Leather Crossbody Bag in Powder Pink, £550, Emporio Armani | Triangle Lace Bra, £16, Calvin Klein Underwear | Eden Mill Love Gin, £36, Harvey Nichols | Gucci Ace Heart-Embellished Leather Trainers, £450, Harvey Nichols | Light Pink Eclipse Spot Semi-Sheer Socks, £13, Paul Smith | Kenza Red Pink Leather Purse, £39, LK Bennett | Flint+Flint Gift Card | Gucci The Alchemist’s Garden A Song For The Rose EDP 100ml, £240, Harvey Nichols
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