Enjoy high summer with The IT List, our top picks of what’s hot and luxe right now, from fabulous bags to homely additions and the latest lifestyle products.
GUCCI at Net-A-Porter
Quite possibly the most coveted bag of this season, the Dionysus bag has been reworked in an eye-catching print by celebrated American artist Ken Scott. The ultimate piece of arm candy in true Alessandro Michele style, this chic wardrobe addition depicts a vivid collage of hydrangeas and is perfectly formed to carry one’s daily essentials. Discover Net-a-Porter.
Parisian macaron extraordinaire Ladurée has collaborated Milanese lifestyle brand La DoubleJ to create a capsule of delectable delights and stylish tableware. Bearing a colourful and empowering Tree of Life print from the La DoubleJ archives, the collection ranges from the brand’s first-ever teapot to a specially designed box to house Ladurée’s iconic macarons in sets of seven and thirteen macarons.
Designed to aid the digestive system, HUM Nutrition’s Flatter Me supplements are formulated with a full spectrum of 18 digestive enzymes which work to break down fats and carbs from foods and absorb nutrients properly. Packed full of active ingredients and a blend of ginger, fennel and peppermint, this vegan and gluten-free miracle worker is taken twice daily with meals and can relieve the feeling of being bloated and help to support a flatter stomach.
Inspired by incense as one of the first ingredients in perfumery, Le Labo’s Encens 9 candle is a nod towards perfume which borrows its name from ‘per fumum’ translating as ‘through smoke’. Coming housed in the brand’s iconic white labelled brown boxes, this tranquil home addition gives off an uplifting scent of amber and frankincense to elevate any living space instantly.
FENDI at Net-A-Porter
This ultra-luxe bathrobe by Fendi is the ultimate post-bath or post-swim attire, crafted from soft cotton terry velour, this iconic wardrobe addition features a hood and an emblematic Fendi logo on the pocket. Wear it alone wrapped close with the tie belt or layer it over a riviera-ready swimsuit to master the art of just-out-of-bed dressing. Discover Net-a-Porter.
Bring a ray of sunshine to your bathtime routine with Rituals’ newly launched Ritual of Mehr collection. Taking inspiration from the sun, the products are enriched with the energising scent of sweet orange and cedarwood making for an indulgent in-shower treat. favourites in the range include a 2-phase bath oil and a decadent foaming shower gel.
Designed to emulate the idyllic terrain in the highlands of Sweden and Norway, Fjäll is a newly launched fragrance by Skandinavisk and takes its name from the Swedish translation of ‘highland’, fjoel. Available both as a scented candle and as a diffuser, notes include warming heather and thyme, ground berries and leaf sap to recreate the feeling of the airy outdoors within an indoor environment.
Powered by ground-breaking EMS technology, Evolve Abs is the latest toning belt from Slendertone and is the perfect pick-me-up for firming and toning with a range of 12 benefit-driven programmes. Powered by the removable controller, this innovative piece of kit challenges users to complete five sessions a week over a six-week plan, and in doing so, unlocks new programmes as part of a progressive plan. Best used for at least four weeks as part of a balanced diet and regular exercise, the results are visibly firmer and stronger abs.
Slow Ageing Essentials
Created on a foundation of promoting ageless beauty, Slow Ageing Essentials is a collection of rejuvenating products enriched with potent essential oils designed to re-energise the skin. Full of natural botanicals, the Discovery Collection is ideal for trying the range and consists of four travel-sized hero products including the cult Essential Face Moisturiser and comes presented in a handy wash bag.
Taking a targeted approach to skincare using the natural ingredients of traditional Chinese medicine, Dermatology M’s range of potent products are made of 95% natural ingredients, organically sourced where possible and work to address dedicated skin concerns and conditions. Designed to help relieve psoriasis, the E Zhu Gao cream works to moisturise and soothe problematic skin while calming and comforting it. Packed full of nutrients, key ingredients include white turmeric root oil and organic beeswax to help condition and nourish the skin.