As international travel remains all but a figment of the imagination, we find ourselves constantly looking for incidental things to transport us elsewhere, even if only mentally. At GRAZIA, Versace’s Dylan Blue fragrance has been a go-to spritz for when we’ve felt an urge to visit a paradisiacal island in the Mediterranean (read: usually on a Friday afternoon). Woody and floral, the strong, unique scent is the house’s olfactive translation of a woman who knows her own power and sensuality. Highly recommended.
VERSACE DYLAN BLUE POUR FEMME EDP 100 ML, $180 SHOP NOW
Let’s bring the spotlight to something really special: Hardy Brothers’ Akoya Pearl and Diamond Earrings. For the uninitiated, the smooth Akoya Pearls are cultured in small Pinctada Fucata oysters found along Japanese shorelines. A favourite of the pearling industry (and brides on their big days), the pearls are hooked to a timeless 18ct yellow gold and round diamond setting.
HARDY BROTHERS AKOYA PEARL AND DIAMOND EARRINGS $2,280 SHOP NOW
Individually mouth-blown in a teal-coloured borosilicate glass, the J’ai Soif carafe and tumbler is a beautiful mantlepiece/water jug for the dining table or desk. Heat resistant and dishwasher safe (heaven!), the water carafe is available in many colours and is inspired by traditional drinkware sets used in France (many of which are displayed on the bedside table at night). This editor personally sits hers in her office as a reminder to drink more water throughout the day.
MAISON BALZAC J’AI SOIF CARAFE & GLASS, $89, SHOP NOW
Gone are the days when sneakers were exclusive to sporting brands. Now, one of the most lauded fashion houses has put forward its own iterations of the beloved court shoe. The latest from the Louis Vuitton Maison, the Time Out sneaker, lends a luxury approach to the white style. Characterised by an elevated sole decorated with 3D monogram flowers, this version features supple calf leather and is finished with the LV initials embossed onto the side. The sole is colour matched with the logo – our favourite is the Bleu – and is also available in a soft pink colourway. These are a style you most certainly don’t want to get dirty.
LOUIS VUITTON TIME OUT SNEAKER, $1480, SHOP NOW
Selfcare arrives in many different forms but in the words of the revered Coco Chanel, “The best colour in the world is the one that looks good on you.” A luxury manicure – if only from home – lends a lasting and elegant effect for many days to come. Chanel describes its Le Vernis Nail Colour as the “indispensable accessory”. Not only is it the French house’s smallest accessory, Le Vernis (translated as “the glazing”) is also available in the largest range of chic colours. It is long-wearing and protective for an even and lacquered result every time. The bottle also looks incredibly handsome sitting on the vanity.
CHANEL LE VERNIES LONGWEAR NAILCOLOUR IN RHYTHM, $42, SHOP NOW
An ultra-magnetic eyeshadow can lift any outfit, any mood, and any night. Yes, as restrictions ease and cocktail hour at your favourite speakeasy returns, so too does this 90s-esque glitter flecks trend. This creamy, sparkly, easy-to-use eyeshadow from Sephora Collection gives you a statement-making metallic shine with one smooth, dewy stroke. And if you’re feeling a little Kate Moss on the Versace runway in 94, you can even embellish your cheekbones with this product as well.
SEPHORA COLLECTION COLOURFUL MAGNETIC EYESHADOW, 12 GLITTER FEVER,$13, SHOP NOW
Just as this editor rotates her wardrobe for winter, she reinvigorates her home too. Well-needed for cold evenings and days spent working from home, she’s switched linens for knits and cottons for velvet. This season we’re looking to Danish homewares designer, Christina Lundsteen, and her kaleidoscopic style cues. Her selection of cushions are aimed at exuding happiness with this blue and green Paula cushion a welcomed splurge. Using traditional technique and European textiles, Lundtseen also uses feather fill for the ultimate luxury feel. She’s well worth the price point for a piece that will be loved for years to come.
CHRISTINA LUNDSTEEN CUSHION PAULA COTTON-VELVET CUSHION, $169, SHOP NOW
This season, step away from traditional black by adding a lick of colour to your winged liner aspirations. The Diorshow Onstage Liner is the first Dior eyeliner to boast an ultra-flexible felt tip so you can create that runway-ready eye with the precision of a felt pen. Our pick: this matte blue – a little midnight magic for your next date night.
DIOR DIORSHOW ONSTAGE LINER, 296 MATTE BLUE, $56, SHOP NOW
A good handbag is like a best friend – she’s always by your side – and there is little more elegant than a leather top handle carry all. The Ferragamo Trifolio iteration lends a ladylike freshness and versatility with a seamless transition from day to night. The devil of course is in the details. Meticulously crafted in Italy, it features an iconic Gancini clasp closure in an antique golden finish with a back pocket and shoulder strap for optimal wearability. While the classic silhouette is available in black, the soft chambray colour offers a contemporary take. In addition, you can also choose from a vibrant satsuma orange or a candy-like vertigo mauve.
FERRAGAMO TRIFOLIO HANDBAG, $3,290, SHOP NOW
The temperature has well and truly plummeted in the southern hemisphere and that could only mean one thing: coat season. Italian fashion brand, Max Mara, is hard to pass on when it comes to their repertoire of outerwear. As almost ground-breaking as the brand’s celebrated Teddy Coat, the house has ushered in the ‘Cube’ belted coat. Max Mara’s ‘Cube’ collection is often on display as “cult objects” in the Berlin State Museum and New York’s FIT and it’s not hard to see why. Presented in a moody blue colour, it is as stylish as it is practical with water-resistant shell filled fabrication finished with insulating ‘Cameluxe’ padding. And it arrives with a waist-cinching belt for an elegant fit.
MAX MARA CUBE OVERSIZED BELTED PADDED SHELL COAT, $1,775, SHOP NOW