Allow us to introduce: hot list. Whether it’s some much-needed pampering, a quick interiors update, a cool event to book tickets for or a wardrobe refresh, here’s Marie Claire’s edit of the best ways to indulge.
Here at Marie Claire HQ we’re constantly seeking out secret sales, new brands, fun events, exclusive beauty treatments and cool coffee table books. We also love updating our home with a cool new piece of pottery, art or a delicious new candle.
We’ve rounded-up all the coolest things to do, see and buy this week. There are new store openings, new fashion brands, A-list collaborations, grooming updates and generally gorgeous and useful things to know so that your downtime is as stylish as you are.
The Festival Guide 2021
Summer has finally arrived and with it comes the excitement of FINALLY being able to get out and have some fun. We know it can be a minefield trying to find the RIGHT party and function to go to, so consider this your one-stop shop for all things summer and some seriously good vibes. This is where you’ll find us having fun this summer.
1. METROFEST, Sunday 8th August 2021
With a lineup that rouses up all the best feelings of Nostalgia with the likes of Jon B – honestly, we got sidetracked just singing Keep It Real to ourselves – and other greats like Mya, Blackstreet, Eve, Tony Touch, and Terri Walker, Metrofest is firmly on the must-do list.
Metrofest is on Sunday 8th August at London’s Trent Park. Tickets are selling out FAST – but there are still some left. So make sure you get on it asap.
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2. 51st STATE FESTIVAL, Saturday 7th August 2021
Make sure you footwear is comfortable because you’ll be dancing up a storm at the 51st State Festival. Featuring some of the best House, Soul, Disco, R&B and UK Dancehall, the likes of Masters at Work, Alison Limerick, The Brand New Heavies will keep you entertained.
51st State Festival is on Saturday 7th August at London’s Trent Park.
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This week we’re heading to…
1. Selfridges for the CHANEL FACTORY 5 launch:
Like all the biggest single-name icons (Mariah, Beyoncé, Cher…) CHANEL subscribe to the ‘more is more’ school of thought, so when they do a ‘thing’ they really do ‘a thing’. Case in point: the new CHANEL FACTORY 5 pop-up at Selfridges, London.
To celebrate the centenary of the iconic N°5 fragrance, the House of CHANEL has created a new, limited edition, 17-piece collection that is housed in a specially created immersive pop-up space, offering you the chance to go inside the CHANEL factory – albeit a gloriously fun factory, that swaps blue hair nets and plastics gloves for CHANEL robots and mad scientists – and see the brand like never before.
“By taking popular consumer items out of their context and dressing them up in the aesthetics of N°5, we return to CHANEL’s first creative gesture: that of transforming a functional object into a desirable luxury item. That’s what CHANEL FACTORY 5 is all about: offering the experience of luxury in everyday life”, explains Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, Chanel’s Head of Global Creative Resources Fragrance and Beauty.
So what does that translate to in terms of the product offering? Think reimagined household classics, like bath tablets in a tea tin and shower gel housed in a washing up liquid bottle… yes, your house is about to become a lot more chic and a lot more CHANEL.
Find the CHANEL FACTORY 5 at the Selfridges Corner Shop, 400 Oxford Street, London W1C 1JS from 10am – 9pm (until July 31st). Our tip? Head there early, for the CHANEL stock doesn’t hang about in the pop-up for long. And once it’s gone, it’s gone…
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This is your ultimate shopping list, so check in with us every week so you can hit the shops fully informed on what’s new and cool each week. Click through to see our favourite picks…