• Gant x St. Vincent

    Written by Qim Claesson by Qim Claesson

    American Sportswear brand GANT is proud to announce a new collaboration with Grammy-award-winning musician, writer, director, and actor St. Vincent. This stagewear-inspired capsule collection evokes disco glamour, vintage rock, and 1970s New York City.

    Converging the world of American sportswear with modern music, GANT and St. Vincent have created a ten-piece womenswear collection crafted in luxurious materials like silk and fine Italian wool. The capsule is made up of retro pants, shorts, a blazer, two scarves, three shirts, and two types of socks—all with St Vincent’s wildly creative fashion sense infused into every piece.

    Working on a tour wardrobe for an American icon like St. Vincent is a dream come true for both GANT and me personally,” says GANT Creative Director, Christopher Bastin. “The versatility of the collection makes it light enough to tear up the stage and fancy enough to blow up any party!”

    St. Vincent remarked: “I’m thrilled to celebrate this ”Daddy’s Home” era with the GANT capsule collection. We interpreted the sleazy-1970s spirit into incredibly well-made pieces that people can wear in all kinds of ways – dressed up or casual, together or separate. For the daddy in all of us.”

    The limited-edition collection will be available for purchase at gant.com and St. Vincent’s official site on July 13, 2022.

  • photography Agnes Strand
    fashion Ken Mogeqwu
    jacket Peter Englund

    An Interview with Namelle

    Written by Fashion Tales

    Electro pop artist and songwriter from Sweden is now releasing new music. With a great passion for storytelling she invite us all to take part of her journal while listening to her songs. We catched her between all the summer gigs to shoot this series.

    When did your interest in music begin?
    My interest in music showed at a very early age. I used to dance around and sing along before I could even walk or talk. After that music became more and more important to me.

    When did you realize that music was for you and how did it happen?
    I did my first performance at a school show in 8th grade, and afterward, people came up to me and gave me so many compliments for it. Like most kids in high school, I felt lost at the time, and the sudden appreciation made me feel like I had found my place in life. Suddenly I was “Namelle, the girl who sings”.

    What kind of music did you grow up listening to?
    Swedish dansband, Rammstein and Kelly Clarkson. My mother had a broad music taste and she always decided what we’d listen to in the car.

    How did your career start?
    I continued to perform as much as I could and got more and more shows booked. I had a lot of support from people around me who encouraged me to continue.

    When did you realise that music was something you could make a career of?
    My entrepreneurship teacher Christian was the one who taught me that it’s possible to get paid for gigs, and because I had so many bookings I started up my own company and started to earn money from it.

    What can we expect from you in the future?
    A lot! I love music, fashion, fitness and motorcycles so I’ll definitely be doing different things related to that. Music is really my number one thing, both writing for myself and others.
    This summer I’m going on a tour here in Sweden, and hopefully, I’ll be able to do a Europe/UK tour very soon too.

    Do you find that your music changes you or does the music change with you?
    What an interesting question. I guess that music changes me overall, with a lot of new impressions from different sounds and lyrics that make me think. And I guess that my own music changes me when I see how the audience reacts to it. If a song means something special for them it can give me a new perspective too. My music definitely changes with me depending on where I am in life and who I’m working with.

    Which singer would you dream of collab with, dead or alive?
    My dream collaborations is Linkin Park, Rudimental, Ryan Tedder, Jon Bellion and Thomas Stenström. Wakey Wakey was also included here but I got the honor to work with him in Austin a few months ago.

    What do you do before a performance? Do you have a preparation ritual or something?
    Not any specific ritual to be honest. As long as I have a good soundcheck I just relax before the gig.

    Tell me about yourself, how did you end up here?
    I’m an entrepreneurial, music addicted morning person who loves networking and traveling.
    For me, it’s always been clear that music is my path. HOW to do it has always been more difficult to know but I’ve just followed my instincts and done what I think is right.
    I think it’s my drive in combination with all the inspiration I get from people around me that have taken me this far.

    jacket & pants Erik Olsson
    scarf used as top Vintage
    jacket Amendi
    vest Schnaydermans
    trousers & Other Stories
    jacket Peter Englund
    top & skirt Stylist’s Own
    total look Samsøe Samsøe
    jacket Erik Olsson
    scarf used as top Vintage
    jacket Amendi
    vest Schnaydermans
    pants & Other Stories
    bag Li Per Lei

    photography Agnes Strand
    fashion Ken Mogeqwu
    hair & makeup Linnea Thornqvist
    talent Namelle
    assistant Emmy Nikolausson
    post production Sabina Hannila

    coat By Marlene Birger
    trousers Talent's Own
    shoes Samsøe Samsøe

  • The Beauty Essentials for June

    Written by Yasmine

    The first month of summer is here. To embrace it, I have combined some of the best news from skin, hair, scent and makeup prep this June. The products to help to create that effortless sun kissed look with focus on protection and glow. 

    Cloud & Glow's Butterfly Gua Sha
    Cloud & Glow's Butterfly Gua Sha is made from 100% natural Rose Quartz. This design is a bit different from the Gua Sha I have used in history, I am not sure how it came about. But what I realized was that it actually was much nicer for my neck. It relieves tension from muscles, and it’s easier to use around your jaw and neck – and don’t hurt.  Gua Sha’s are famous to increase blood circulation to your face, and promotes lymphatic drainage.

    In addition to help with puffiness.  Apply your favorite serum or moisturizer and massage the Gua Sha in an upward motion, working from your neck toward the forehead. Find it here.

    Olaplex No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum
    The Olaplex No. 9 is a leave-in styling product that protects your hair from heat and pollution. I’ve been testing No. 9 for about 3 weeks, and similar to all Olaplex products, I noticed a difference right away. No. 9 understand the assignment. The serum has a unique triple-action formula that strengthens, protects and smooths – infused with red algae extracts that works against damage from heat tools, and also UVA and UVB rays – perfect for the summer. 

    After you shower, work the serum through damp hair. You only need one pump to have enough product. Choose if you want to smooth it out with a blow-dry, diffused curls or just let it air dry. Definitely, a must try if you are looking for a new hair serum – my natural curls have never looked better. Find it here.

    Comme des Garçons ZERO Eau de Parfum
    ZERO is a radical expression of simplicity. COMME des GARÇONS Parfums has just released a new genderless perfume, “ZERO,” following the fragrance collaboration with KAWS last fall. Curated by perfumer Fanny Ball, the unisex scent is rich with earthy and woodsy notes of bergamot, cedar, vetiver, musk and rose oxide - a nice new scent for the summer. Find and read more here

    Youth to the People Superberry Dream Cleansing Balm
    With the use of sunscreen, it’s important to make sure not only make-up but also sunscreen wipes of your face. A good option is then a cleansing balm or cleansing oil. Youth to The People is a California native, whose new Superberry Dream Cleansing Balm helps you get a clean face. The balm instantly melts and dissolves makeup, water-resistant sunscreens and oils. The balm also nourishes the skin and adds moisture to make sure you don’t dry out. The PEG-free formula is rinsed off without residue and leaves the skin super clean. A good option is to use it with your Gua Sha. Find it here.

    Tanrevel One Luxury dark
    For us who use SPF 50 and don’t really want to get exposed to the sun. There is another way to get that healthy sun-kissed look. TanRevel has a simple pocket-size spray tan device that gives you that at-home spray tan. It creates a quick tanning look, and you are in charge of how tanned you want it – by simply adding a layer. The product has been a popular secret by many, but now it’s yours too. Learn more and find your new favorite here

    NARS Radiance Primer SPF35
    A good primer for June is essential. The Nars Radiance Primer has SPF35 and makes it a good option for the summertime to help the makeup fit all day. It’s oil-free and creates a silky smooth surface to apply your makeup on. Radiance Boosting Complex revives and renews the skin's radiance with a light mother-of-pearl shimmer that works wonders for the skin. By using a primer, the makeup fits better all day. The primer can also be used without foundation, since it contains skin care ingredients that protect and care for the skin throughout the day. Cleanse the skin and apply your usual moisturizer, then apply a thin layer of NARS Radiance Primer SPF35 all over the face. Find the primer here.

    If you want to find more new beauty products that can become your essentials this year, read the previous Essentails for May here.

  • Together Forever: PUMA x CARA DELEVINGNE PRIDE 2022 Collection

    Written by Yasmine

    Cara Delevingne, Carra Sykes and Puma celebrate love, acceptance and chosen family

    Sportswear brand PUMA has teamed up with the brand’s global ambassador Cara Delevingne, and queer artist Carra Sykes for PRIDE 2022 Together Forever Collection. The collection that celebrates love, acceptance, and chosen family. 

    Cara Delevingne states in a press release that ‘’Pride is not as simple as just being proud, it’s a step you take every day to love yourself, to love your community, to accept others, to lead with love..’’

    The collection focuses on vibrant logos and graphics that pay tribute to self-expression and authenticity. And consists of t-shirts, hoodies and shorts as well as a patterned bralette and matching leggings, all of which feature visuals designed by Carra Skyes. The clothes will be followed later in the summer by unisex shoes, including the classic suede sneaker with a low top and the versatile Leadcat slide. Behind the campaign is fashion photographer LaQuann Dawson, that captured the campaign featuring a cast that represents the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community, including Brinda Iyer, Jalen Dominique, Matt Bernstein, Torraine Futurum, and Yassa Almokhamad. 

    As a part of the collection, the brand will donate 20% of its fundraising income this year, with a minimum of $ 250,000, to GLAAD, an organization that helps ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQIA + community in media and entertainment.

    PUMA's “Together Forever” 2022 Pride collection is available now on PUMA.com.

  • Biotherm celebrated World Ocean Day with Nicholas Hoult

    Written by Yasmine

    Today is #WorldOceansDay, we often talk about water in terms of its health benefits to humans—as our lifeline to live a healthy life —but water also happens to play a major role in the health of the planet.

    Not only do oceans help regulate the climate, but the phytoplankton living in them produces more than half of the oxygen on Earth. No wonder these vast bodies of water are often called the planet’s Blue Lung.

    French skincare brand Biotherm has a long-standing relationship with water: its signature, skin-regenerating ingredient, Life Plankton™, was originally sourced from the thermal springs of the French Pyrenees mountains, back in the 1950s. The brand has also been an advocate for the protection of the world’s oceans since 2012, a pioneer of blue beauty—what you might call the aquatic arm of the green beauty movement.

    The ocean is our blue lung. More than 50% of the oxygen on Earth is produced by the ocean. The actor states that ''This is why we must protect it and we must act now! As a passionate #WaterLover, I am proud to be part of @Biotherm’s new campaign to raise awareness of ocean preservation and announce their commitment to Become Ocean Positive by 2030.''

     Biotherm is striving to improve their environmental footprint by developing more sustainable packaging solutions, more formulas powered by bioscience and empowering more Water Lovers to create a positive wave of change. Biotherm is dedicated to Blue Beauty. Powered by science, water-efficient, eco-designed and safe. They are committed to using more renewable ingredients, creating more formulas that respect the oceans, developing more sustainable designs and empowering a global community of Water Lovers.

    Read more about the work on Biotherm.com

  • Punch Room at The London EDITION

    Written by Jahwanna Berglund

    Punch Room at The London EDITION, one of London’s most celebrated speciality cocktail bars, will re-open on 10th June 2022 with an innovative new menu concept created by Bars Manager Anthony Callegari.

    Following the successful opening of Punch Room at The Madrid EDITION last month, this new menu promises to continue EDITION’s strides towards making punch sexy again. Punch Room is a contemporary reincarnation of London’s nineteenth-century private clubs, with locations in London, Shanghai, Barcelona and now Madrid, featuring furnished custom tufted banquettes in teal velvet, overstuffed mint green leather tub chairs, and dark brown leather club chairs, set to a soundtrack of vintage jazz, reggae, and soul through the ages.

    Punch Room’s last menu, ‘The Five: Volume III’, was a successful exploration the five classical elements – earth, air, fire, water and ether. As a continuation of this, the new menu, titled ‘Inception’, takes inspiration from four influential figures from the history of punch, who have each transformed the evolution of the drink through new ingredients, techniques, and concepts. Based upon the traditions and history surrounding punch, the new menu offers a modern twist upon century-old recipes.

    Anthony Callegari commented: ‘The creation of this menu has taken us on such a journey, and we are honoured to pay homage to these true pioneers of punch. Each one has taken the concept in a different direction and started a new phase, so it only seems right that we honour them as we enter this new era for the Punch Room.’

    Each chapter of ‘Inception’ contains five reiterations of punch focussing on one key flavour – each represented through past, classic, present, future, and non-alcoholic expressions. Beginning with the cocktail’s original inception, guests can travel through time to explore modern and classic recreations of signature drinks, concluding in a futuristic interpretation.

    Gates Otsuji, Director of Bars for EDITION, who leads the Punch concept strategy for the brand, comment “As a brand we’re looking at Punch as a spectrum with classics on one end, and more avant-garde (modern mixology applied to classic) recipe structures on the other. All the Punch rooms now at EDITION, located in London, Shanghai, Barcelona, and most recently in Madrid, will be focusing on different parts on that range.”

    Chapter 1: Johan
    Based on the adventures and travels of 17th Century German explorer Johan Albrecht de Mandelso, this chapter takes inspiration from the exotic fruits, herbs and spices he encountered on his travels through Persia and in particular his much-admired Indian Roses.

    Diplomatic Mission: Banks 5 Island Rum, Yaguara organic, Rose cordial, Miclo kirschwasser, Lime Juice, Peychaud

    Monsoon Punch: Glenfiddich 15 y.o., Rose petals tea, Red port, Lime juice, CCC syrup

    Flor de Jalisco: Patron Silver, Chamomile syrup, Vanilla syrup, Select, Hibiscus tea, Apple cider, Lime juice

    Napalese Gimlet: Rose and hibiscus haku, Grand Marnier, Rhubarb cordial, Hibiscus tea

    Eastbound: Everleaf mountain, Lime juice, Sugar syrup, Jasmine tea, Rhubarb and hibiscus soda, Rose foam

    Chapter 2: Eliza
    The 18th Century protagonist is Eliza Smith, a pioneer of home cooking who worked amongst the upper echelons of society creating some of the UK most loved foods but also wines, cordials, medicines and salves, with hops and quinine forming the key elements.

    Cockale Punch: Buttered gin, Briottet apricot, Noilly prat, Lemon Juice, Sugar syrup, Tonic

    Spread Eagle Punch: Lakes blended whiskey, Woodford rye, Lemon sherbet, Demerara syrup, Lemon juice, EDITION larger

    Trial & Error: Bacardi 8 y.o., Jasmine tea syrup, Lime juice, Angostura bitters, Scrappy lime bitter, Scrappy cardamon biter, Tonic

    Parks Punch: Martini Rubino, Savoia Aperitivo, Mandarin Sherbet, Balsamic vinegar, Juicy 4pm

    Botany Bay Punch: Everleaf forest, Pineapple juice, Lime juice, Macadamia syrup, Peroni Liberia redux, Cacao bitter, Tonic

    Chapter 3: Charles
    Charles Dickens’ love of tea is well documented throughout his works and his love of punch was just as prolific, with parties based around tea punches infused with spice and alcohol. This chapter pays homage to him, with notes of black tea throughout.

    Hard Times: Hennessy, Puher Tea, Rinquinquin, Lemon sherbet, Lemon juice, DOM Benedictine, Absinthe, Angostura, Champagne

    Taj Mahal Punch: Grey Goose, Muyu Vetiver, Oak moss syrup, Earl Grey, Lemon juice

    Roseta Punch: Santa Teresa, Demerara syrup, Citric acid, Pineapple water

    Big Smoke Punch: Slane Irish whiskey, Coconut syrup, Demerara syrup, Oolong tea, Citric acid, Laiproiag, Tropical bitter

    Easy Times: Raspberry infused English breakfast tea, Atopia, Demerara syrup, Citric acid, Ginger syrup, Fresh raspberry

    Chapter 4: Jared
    The final modern chapter is linked to world-renowned author, publisher, drinks consultant and cocktail historian, Jared Brown. Master Distiller and co-founder of Sipsmith Gin, Jared is author of over 30 books on alcohol and its history. The prominent flavours in this chapter are based on his love of gardening, with herb and grape infused throughout.

    Boise Punch: Sipsmith gin, Sweet cicely cordial, Sandeman white port, Ancho Reyes, Orange sherbet, Lemon juice

    Closer to God: Vida mezcal, Cocchi Americano, Lemon sherbet, Paranga white, Lemon juice, Chamomile soda

    Low Tea: Hendricks, Honey & sage syrup, Lemon verbena tea, Lemon juice, Champagne

    Potager Punch: Broken Clock vodka, Blueberry & dill shrub, English breakfast tea, Absinthe, Scrappy lime bitter, Scrappy celery bitter, Lavender bitter

    Swan Punch: Sipsmith low alcohol, Lime juice, Passion fruit syrup, Vanilla syrup, Cucumber slice, Mint leaves, Mint soda
    Each Punch can be served individually or in Punch Room’s exclusive range of vintage punch bowls, perfect for sharing.

    Address: The London EDITION, 10 Berners Street, W1T 3NP

    ●      Friday & Saturday - 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    ●      Sunday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Booking enquiries: Reservations only. Tel. 0207 908 7989 or email [email protected]