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From the first ever Vogue Advent Calendar, to the highly anticipated Liberty London drop, there is a present for everyone on your list.
Made from leather, they are offered in vibrant shades of yellow, green, orange, along with a black option and a limited-edition Poinsettia red. The bags feature visuals of Sagaboi’s Village motif - a captivating blend of high-definition colours, layered island architectural motifs, lush Caribbean flora, rustic light poles, and the intricate charm of West Indian brickwork. These bags represent a meeting point of Caribbean and Ukrainian artistry (via London) with proceeds from sales going to supporting and sustaining the rebuilding efforts of the fashion and artist communities in Ukraine. The bags originally debuted on SAGABOI's SS24 LFW runway in June and were then presented at an intimate industry brunch during London Fashion Week in September, both to rave reviews - and constant queries since - as to when and where they would be available to buy. Geoff K. Cooper, Sagaboi’s Creative Director, drew inspiration for Sagaboi’s SS24 collection from research on the migration of people, and the imagined and real responses to cultures being introduced to new spaces. This was the starting point of the collaboration with Etape. Channelling the parallels of the Windrush generation, who, 75 years ago this year, arrived as immigrants invited to the UK to start a new life - and the forced migration of Ukrainian people to the UK due to the war - the collab was birthed. At the end of this November, an as-yet unseen new version in Poinsettia red will be released just in time for Christmas and the holidays. “We wanted to create something positive from the similarities between Windrush and what is happening with Ukraine today. This collab is literally a bright and positive memento celebrating migration while supporting artists and artisans in Ukraine. Due to people migrating to other shores to start anew, great contributions to the creativity and culture of the spaces where they end up occur and we want to highlight and support this through our bags.” says Cooper. The bags are available NOW for £320 on both ETAPE’s and SAGABOI’s websites: https://etape-maison.com/collections/sagaboi-village https://sagaboi.com/collections/bags ABOUT SAGABOI Sagaboi is a fashion label linked to the Caribbean subculture “saga boy” (a West Indian word meaning “a playboy” or someone who dresses in an extremely fashionable and stylish manner) which surfaced in the 1930s as a form of masculine rebellion through fashion. The brand is inspired by the Caribbean region’s culture, diaspora, history, lifestyle, people and practices, and draws energy from its interconnectedness with global happenings and pop-culture, both present and past. ABOUT ETAPE "Capturing simplicity" is the concept that inspires the designers of the ETAPE brand to create small masterpieces for their customers. Laconic and clean lines in each collection of shoes and bags emphasise the minimalist beauty of each model of the ètape brand. https://etape-maison.com/ ABOUT SAGABOI VILLAGE PRINT The Sagaboi Village print is an artistic masterpiece that beautifully captures the essence of the Caribbean. Designed to evoke the true spirit of the islands, the print showcases a delightful fusion of tropical references and iconic West Indian architecture and flora. The Sagaboi Village print is a captivating blend of high-definition colours, layered island architectural motifs, lush Caribbean flora, rustic light poles, and the intricate charm of West Indian brickwork –– all woven together in an enchanting pattern. Visages of Caribbean board houses, bars, and churches playfully dance alongside swaying coconut and banana trees, manifesting a unique design that transports one to the heart of the Caribbean's vibrant and rich culture.ABOUT SAGABOI Sagaboi is a fashion label linked to the Caribbean subculture “saga boy” (a West Indian word meaning “a playboy” or someone who dresses in an extremely fashionable and stylish manner) which surfaced in the 1930s as a form of masculine rebellion through fashion. The brand is inspired by the Caribbean region’s culture, diaspora, history, lifestyle, people and practices, and draws energy from its interconnectedness with global happenings and pop-culture, both present and past.
Claridge’s unveiled this year’s Christmas tree - a sculpture made from Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunks that stands 17 feel tall in the hotel lobby. This year the hotel invited Louis Vuitton to design their vision of a Christmas tree, previous years, the hotel has seen designs by Jimmy Choo in 2022 resembling a diamond, or the 2021 Dior’s Kim Jones design titled ‘Celestial Snow Globe’. The sculpture this year is composed of 15 chrome, repurposed trunks that have been stacked to create the silhouette of a traditional Christmas tree, and styled to reflect the Art Deco aesthetic of the hotel. At the top of the tree is a model of Asnières, the Louis Vuitton family home and atelier in a northern suburb of Paris. Scattered across the silvery trunks and amid the snowy landscape of the tree there are 21 figurines, including one of Father Christmas. Both the hotel and the brand share a rich history. Established in 1854, they boast strong connections to Empress Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III. Louis Vuitton served as the personal "layetier" to the Empress, responsible for crafting her array of luggage and expertly packing her bags. The French royal made Claridge’s her winter residence, and she received so many visits from Queen Victoria that the hotel came to be known as the “annex” to Buckingham Palace.
Earlier this year Dior revealed their Ski Capsule Spring 2024 collection, and with Winter closely approaching, now is the best time to have a look at what the house has cooking for the season. The collection is a part of the continued collaboration with the Scottish artist Peter Doig, and here we see his artworks in cashmere crewneck tops, embroidered shirts, and even in beanies and pattern works.
The French brand Lacoste is unveiling an 8 piece capsule collection dropping on the 27th of November in collaboration with Maison Lemarié, the Chanel-owned specialist atelier. It will be exhibited at its Lacoste Arena flagship in Paris . Lacoste has been making a real-world tour which concluded with a Paris Fashion Week pop-up, and later next week will make an appearance in The Sandbox’s virtual gaming world. For a brand turning 90 years old this year, it is important to keep reinventing itself, sliding into new and emerging pop culture, while remaining true to its heritage. Throughout the anniversary year, the brand “wanted to pay tribute and meet the communities that make the brand and bring it to life,” the deputy chief executive officer Catherine Spindler said “The universes of our communities are as different as our territories of expression, which is completely in line with our brand mission to connect cultures.” The one-off pieces crafted by Maison Lemarié range from a polo shirt with threads trailing off a flurry of multicolored crocodiles and a sequined sweatshirt to a pleated tennis skirt. After being exhibited in Paris, the pieces will be added to the brand’s patrimony and later be showcased in other locations around the world.
On the hunt for the perfect mascara? It's no easy task. With a plethora of choices out there, precision is key in determining your preferences. Consider factors like color, formula, brush shape, brush size, and, most crucially, the desired effect. Are you aiming for thicker, fuller, longer, or curled lashes? Do you prefer an artfully clumpy look or something lightweight and feathered? Are you going for a natural enhancement or full-on drama? Is long-lasting or waterproof a priority? How to choose the best mascara? The top-performing mascaras excel in their components: a superb formula, vibrant pigment, and an efficient wand, whether curved or multi-pronged. It's essential to seek a product that boasts longevity, easy buildability for customizable drama, and a lash-friendly nature—ideally, one that nourishes and conditions. Crucially, opt for a formula that resists flaking and avoids transferring onto the surrounding eye area. Consider the color palette as well. Choose black for striking lashes, brown for a subtler effect, clear for a natural look, or purple, a surprisingly universal choice. Feeling daring? Embrace the boldness of blue! 10. e.l.f. Lash N Roll Mascara Black 9. Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Volumising Mascara 8. Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara 7. L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara 6. Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara 5. Fenty Beauty fam, Hella Thicc Mascara 4. Chanel Noir Allure Mascara 3. Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara 2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Too Faced - Better Than Sex stands as a premium mascara, ranking among the top sellers in America. Its distinctive hourglass-shaped brush unlocks a formula designed to coat each lash, delivering a romantic, flirty, and fluttery full layer of long-lasting lashes. Frequently compared to Benefit's They're Real! mascara, it's a go-to choice for those seeking prestige and impactful lash enhancement. Link here - £28.00 1. Tarte Tartelette Tubing Mascara This mascara is great for elongating lashes. It creates little "tubes" around each lash, giving separation, definition, and noticeable length. While it adds a bit of volume and curl, its main strength lies in its impressive lengthening effect. The slim, plastic wand makes it easy to apply, especially in hard-to-reach spots like the inner corners. We like the lasting length it provides, its smudge-free performance all day, and how easy it is to take off. It's a solid choice for natural-looking, enhanced lashes. Link here - £28.00
With Black Friday closing in, we have compiled a list of our favourite fashion and lifestyle bargains, and there is plenty to choose from this year! Matches Fashion 30% off on selected items from their Friends & Family Event - CODE: MATCHES30 The GoldFoil Edit: For Her LEMAIRE - Croissant large coated-canvas belt bag - £795, currently at £556 - link here THE FRANKIE SHOP - Nikola double-breasted wool-blend trench coat - £580, currently at £406 - link here A. ROEGE HOVE - Emma draped-shoulder button-down wool top - £475, currently at £332 - link here The GoldFoil Edit: For Him JIL SANDER - Tangle medium leather cross-body bag - £715, currently at £500 - link here OLIVER SPENCER - Grandpa wool-herringbone overcoat - £485, currently at £339 - click here AMI - Ami de Cœur-logo wool roll-neck sweater - £380, currently at £245 - click here Gossard Black Friday Lingerie Deal at Gossard with 30% off using the code BNOV23 Click here Mytheresa Mytheresa currently offers a discount between 20% and 50% and different items are reduced depending on whether you are visiting from The US or The UK. The GoldFoil Edit: For Her THE ROW - Clea leather shoulder bag - £3170, currently at £2219 - link here TOM FORD - Metallic leather platform peep-toe pumps - £1350, currently at £675 - link here VICTORIA BECKHAM - Halterneck maxi dress - £1104, currently at £662 - link here The GoldFoil Edit: For Him Amiri - Embellished bootcut jeans - £1270, currently at £762 - link here Kenzo - Boke Flower cotton shirt - £270, currently at £162 - link here Nanushka - Boyce regenerated leather jacket - £995, currently at £497 - link here YOOX YOOX are currently running a Black Friday campaign today and tomorrow 22.11 - 23.11 where you will find items reduced as much as 75%. MARNI - Solid colour shirts & blouses - £1087, currently at £349 - link here MARNI - Handbag - £954, currently at £215 - link here DOLCE & GABBANA - Handbag - £3641, currently at £1768 - link here Harvey Nichols They are currently running a 30% off at checkout on many designer items across their website. BALMAIN - Double-breasted bouclé tweed blazer - £2295, currently at £1606 - link here OFF-WHITE - Lollipop 110 leather mules - £740, currently at £518 - link here ALEXANDER MCQUEEN - The Jewelled Hobo mini leather top handle bag - £1850, currently at £1295 - link here Other Black Friday Sale Brands: The Outnet - Link here With up to 50% off from Outnet, grab your Christmas presents while stocks last! COS - Link here COS have a 25% off across certain lines and items. Phase Eight - Link here The brand is currently offering 20% off across their entire website regardless of the season or item. Hobbs London - Link here Hobbs are offering a 20% off on top of their previous reduction, some items are more than 60% off in total, which is a total bargain. Whistles - Link here The brand has an additional 20% on top of everything, and this includes their most recent additions. SpaceNK - Link here Up to 25% off across their skincare and makeup ranges Ann Summers - Link here Up to 50% off everything across their website.