We love: Juliet’s jewels
Not content with conquering the jewellery market, Swarovski has branched out into the film industry, too, with its new business arm, Swarovski Entertainment. Its first endeavour is Romeo and Juliet, which features the star-crossed lovers clad in costumes fittingly bejewelled by the brand.
‘Romeo and Juliet’ in cinemas now, swarovski-entertainment.com
We’re not sure about: Designer duds
We can’t blame designers for putting their name to other projects – fashion after all, is not an easy industry to make money in. What we do object to, however, is the seemingly random nature of some of these collaborations; Giles Deacon’s collection of sofas for DFS, for example.
Sofa £3,500, Giles Deacon for DFS, dfs.co.uk
We’re buying: All tied up
These swanky accessories by Ermenegildo Zegna are from the Peid-de-Poule (that’s houndstooth to non-Francophiles) collection created to coincide with the 50th Anniversary Wool Awards. To celebrate the launch, the Italian brand is hosting an interactive window at Harrods which showcases the stages of wool production.
From £90, exclusively at Harrods, harrods.com
We can’t wait for: Japanese tricks
Cosmetics brand Japonesque was originally formulated specifically with make-up artists in mind. This week it arrives in store at John Lewis, meaning you can get your fix of make-up, brushes and tools, even if your skills aren’t quite up to professional status.
Prices from £12, launches Wednesday, John Lewis, Oxford Street, London W1
We’re saving up for: Party feet
The festive season will soon be upon us, and with perfect timing this party style from up-and-coming Italian luxury-footwear label Aquazzura has popped onto our retail radar. Exclusive to Shoescribe, the suede cut-out style comes in three colours.