Marie Claire - UK

Marie Claire - UK July 2017

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2 min.
editor’s letter

My French colleagues at Marie Claire HQ in Paris were cock-a-hoop at the result of their recent presidential election. Fearful of a Le Pen victory following Brexit and Trump, they didn’t want to take a Macron win for granted, and their joie de vivre when he did was palpable. Just as London voted remain, Parisians were solidly behind the 39-year-old pro-European, but Le Pen scoring 10.6 million votes elsewhere across the country shows the continuing growth of the radical right backlash, and the lesson Le Big Mac must surely take is that those voices cannot be ignored. Back in the UK, and at a more grass-roots level, journalist Polly Dunbar reports on what’s driving a growing number of young British women to join right-wing groups, write blogs or get drawn…

1 min.
haute fuzz

‘It’s our brand’s six-year anniversary this year,’ says Tatiana Santo Domingo. ‘Dana wanted to start an online portal that would promote fair labour practices through supporting artisans in various communities. I wanted to collect things from around the world and curate a website, so we merged our ideas.’ ‘India is our favourite place,’ says Dana Alikhani. ‘Each time we go, we find cool new crafts and tons of inspiration.’ ‘Your clothes always need to feel comfortable,’ says Santo Domingo. ‘We have a casual workwear wardrobe and love brands like Frame, Equipment and Vince,’ adds Alikhani. ‘The key for us is to team basics with a Muzungu Sisters jacket or kaftan – this is our go-to outfit.’ ‘I never leave the house without a Muzungu Sisters camouflage shawl,’ says Santo Domingo. ‘It’s the perfect…

1 min.
fashion details

GLEAM TEAM Start building the perfect transitional wardrobe with these glam patent pieces. Think high shine and standout shades for maximum impact. LUST ITEM Louis Vuitton’s ‘Petite Malle’ bag is ticking all the right boxes. PREP SCHOOL The varsity stripe is proving to be pre-fall’s coolest overachiever. Tome, Coach, Tibi, Diane Von Furstenberg, Public School, MSGM - everyone went back to school on the runway. Make the grade in a collegiate-style sweater or bomber jacket. HEART AND DESIGN Thanks to Christian Louboutin’s new collab with Taller Maya – a foundation that champions rural Maya artisans and helps preserve unique craft skills – the ‘Mexicaba’ bag has been born. Not just an objet d’art, 10 per cent of each Mexicaba sold in a Christian Louboutin boutique will be donated to Taller Maya, and the artisans themselves will be…

1 min.
pre-fall incoming

UTILITY CHIC The utilitarian trend has entered new style territory with a polished, more refined feel. Invest in leather pieces, like this Joseph jacket (far right), and you’ll be ready to lead the sartorial charge. STYLE TIP Wearing khaki with white tailored separates will break up the look. For a more sophisticated take, add a subtle colour boost with earthy tones. THE RISE OF OVERSIZE Up your pre-fall game with a pair of supersized trousers – the longer and wider, the better. Wear with a bold-sleeve shirt for extra style points. STYLE TIP Team with a slim-fitting shirt or jacket to even out your proportions. SUIT REBOOT The humble trouser suit has been upgraded to the new statement must-have. Banish black and show you mean business with an all-over print design or standout shade. Blazers are also key –…

2 min.
style bulletin

JOIN THE FAN CLUB They’re fabulously flamboyant, but unless you’re an Austen heroine or Karl Lagerfeld, fans are tricky to pull off IRL. Worry not: Gucci’s bamboo style was a SS17 runway star, and now PR Daisy Hoppen has started her own brand, Fern, with textile designer Amanda Borberg. Made in Spain from birchwood and cotton, Fern fans are created sans flamenco-kitsch and ‘they have a language of their own,’ says Hoppen. Luckily, Fern also provides a cheat sheet… Prices from £50, The Alexa line Alexa style stalkers among us need wait no more – her debut fashion label Alexachung drops on 30 May. ‘Music has had a huge influence on my work,’ she says. ‘I don’t think I’ll ever stop finding musical magicians compelling.’ Think Brian Jones-inspired flares, vintage-vibe peacoats and…

1 min.
that’s a bit personal

01 MALBY BIRD Fine artist Jan Teplan has joined forces with his girlfriend Sanaz, a chic ex-Chanel stylist, to paint whatever your heart desires on a bag, purse, phone case… He’s already put a pomegranate on Cleménce Poésy’s purse. From £150 02 MEDIUM RARE Tatsugo Yoda, the former owner of boutique Aloha Rag NYC, has teamed up with his Japanese vintage dealer son to offer bespoke vintage Louis Vuitton carryalls. From £2,100 at 03 MON PURSE Lana Hopkins’ design-your-own-bag brand now has a dedicated shop in Selfridges, with even more colours to choose from and a custom-decorating service, courtesy of a talented team member dubbed ‘Angie Warhol’. Phonecase, £45 04 ANYA HINDMARCH Build A Bag is just as it sounds: choose from two sizes and a range of colours and leathers, pick the handle and a…