From the beach to the street, handbags to hang ups, find out what the VAUGHAN girls are waxing lyrical over for the month ahead…
1. Get Your Sh*t Together
Author and all-round badass, Sarah Knight doesn’t mince her words. On a mission to give women the world over a kick up the butt, her second book, ‘Get Your Sh*t Together’ is more than a motivational guide – it’s a pee-your-pants-laughing, anti-guru approach to self-help. Practical and not at all preachy, imagine if your girlfriends had got together after too many glasses of Processo and decided to make a manual for the modern gal about town – the result wouldn’t be far off this empowering and eye-wateringly funny book. Buy it now, we swear you won’t regret it!
2. Raffia Hold-alls
You might be stuck in the confines of inner city for a few months before beach vacay, but who said your accessories can’t enjoy a touch of wanderlust, now? Packing away the luxury leather totes and functional commuter classics, raffia is the ideal way to embrace a shoreline aesthetic without distancing yourself too far from concrete jungle aesthetics. A textural precursor to full-on summer style, this sun-bleached hold-all from Carolina Santo Domingo blends artisanal wicker weaving with a chunky Lucite carry handle and faux-chain detailing. Dig out a pair of jute-wrapped wedges and a printed day dress the next time the sun makes an appearance.
3. Handkerchief wraps
When IT girl, Aimee Song stepped out in this DVF handkerchief dress we made a beeline for the online store – only to discover it had a wait list to rival the Birkin bag. Luckily it’s back online and up for grabs – while stocks last! The ideal layering hack to style with classic crew neck tees or a formal separate like our Hepburn silk shirt collection, this asymmetrical scarf dress is a versatile and form flattering mid-season style that segues seamlessly from work to weekends. An iconic silhouette updated under the new artistic direction of Jonathan Saunders, silk wraps are back with a new cult status – style with skinny jeans, stilettos and a long sleeved VAUGHAN shirt this season.
4. The Wing
Giving you the tools to touch the sky, cutting edge concept clubs and professional rest stops for the weak and weary industry lioness are popping up in capitals across the globe. A fresh spin on the gentleman’s club that gives women a safe space to lick their work week wounds, collect their thoughts and get a god damn Cosmo after the day is done, the powerful post-feminist now has a space to plan world domination – NYC-based club, The Wing. Offering a place where women can work, shower, get a blow-out and make friends along the way, this organic ecosystem furnished with distinctly feminine accoutrements is a niche ladies-only club that makes its members not just a top priority, but a prerogative.
5. Cheeto-free tanners
Spring signals the start of rising hemlines and the eventual bikini body. Like most of us that haven’t seen our true skin tone since ‘tights-weather’ arrived last fall, flashing your pins can mean only one thing, self-tanner time. A home DIY job that can leave you looking like an extra from a Doritos’ Supreme Cheddar advert, a bad tan can seriously affect your social calendar (and leave you exfoliating down to the bone). A job left for the pros, we’re taking a different approach to pre-tan tactics this season with Créme de la Mer’s gradual tan kit, a streak-free tanner with a serious A-lister following.