As the temperature steadily increases, London is once again buzzing as social events resume to pre-pandemic level for the first time since March 2020. Check out what’s trending in London this month with the best of fashion, beauty, culture and more.
Move over Aquazzura, London has a stylish new shoe designer in town. 1001 Stories, the luxury footwear brand founded by Shahrzad Moaven in 2019 with a focus on comfortable ballet pumps and trendy sneakers has taken the Capital by storm. In addition to offering consumers with unique and beautifully crafted shoes, providing vulnerable communities with protection and enrichment is the real reason why 1001 Stories is in business – to invite new conversations, and to empower and uplift those wearing them.
A fashion and PR industry veteran, Moaven has extensive experience under her belt — from designing for Nike whilst completing her degree at Central Saint Martins to creating remarkable branded content, global media strategies and coverage for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, One&Only and Fawaz Gruosi. “We make shoes that invite conversations where there would otherwise be silence. We spark relationships to bring change to the status quo, to uplift others and shine the light on causes with a deep connection.” Moaven says.
Improving lives as well as creating positive and lasting change for those who are often excluded from the global economy is Moaven’s, as well as the brand’s motivation. “We carefully hand pick partners who share the same values of providing fair wages and creating a happy working environment, and our true heroes are the artisans we collaborate with on limited edition collections. All products are hand-made using techniques that have been passed on from one generation to another.”
You can now purchase 1001 Stories’ designs (and support the brand’s purpose of empowering and uplifting those with untold stories) at www.1001stories.com.
Founded in 2017 by Zeynep Tansug, Piece of White is a sustainable resort brand originated from Turkey, offering a range of hand-made pieces in raw materials such as linen and silk. The SS22 collection redefines timeless summer staples with extended color palettes including mustard yellow and stone grey.
Following the brand’s successful launches at several world-famous department stores including Bergdorf Goodman at the end of 2021, Saks Fifth Avenue at the beginning of 2022, and Harrods in early May 2022, Piece of White has now opened its first pop-up located in the heart of Mayfair, just in time for the busy summer season.
You can now visit the pop-up store at 15a Clifford Street, London W1S 4JZ or Piece of White’s website at www.pieceofwhite.co.uk.
Tired of working out and not seeing the desired result? EF Medispa might just have the right treatment for you. Now combining radiofrequency (for fat loss) together with high-intensity electromagnetic energies for muscle tightening and strengthening effects, EMSculpt NEO can be used on abdomen area, buttocks, upper arm and thighs, stimulating the effects similar to 20,000 sit-ups in a single, 30-minute session. With three locations across prime London locations including Kensington, Chelsea, and St John’s Wood, EF Medispa’s great range of energy-based treatments will have you looking the best this summer.
You can now book treatments at EF Medispa at www.efmedispa.com.
Love her or hate her, everyone can agree that Megan Markle looks good in a simple button down. With Nothing Underneath, or WNU, is a sustainable womenswear brand founded during the pandemic by Pip Durell with a goal to create the perfect everyday shirts, counting the shirt-loving Markle as a loyal fan. Designed in London, inspired by men’s tailoring adjusted for women, WNU’s classic and slightly oversized shirts offer a casual luxury item with scrupulous detail using the highest quality materials, all while being super affordable. The young brand has just announced its first flagship store situated on the dreamy Elizabeth Street, bringing a hint of the Hamptons to the heart of London.
You can now browse your favorite shirt by WNU in store at 47 Elizabeth Street, SW1W 9PP or online at www.withnothingunderneath.com.
111 Harley St., the cosmetic clinic founded by American and European board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, now offers a new non-surgical treatment that combines micro needing with radiofrequency to address skin laxity and other skin texture related issues. Safe to use on all skin types and skin colors, Potenza is the latest innovation that uses ultrafine needles together with radiofrequency to penetrate the epidermis and trigger the body’s natural healing process. This regeneration process encourages collagen and elastin production, which rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin. In addition, Potenza also improves pore size, scarring, pigmentation, stretch marks, and active acne.
“At 111 Harley St. our aim is to offer our patients the latest aesthetic innovations to achieve better quality, healthier skin.” Speaking of the new offering, Dr Yannis says: “We are only one of five clinics to offer Potenza in the UK. The results Potenza achieves in just a few treatments, has been nothing short of amazing. The skin is left smoother and tighter and for those patients suffering with active acne, after just one treatment their acne and acne scarring is reduced.”
A package of 5 Potenza treatments cost around £2,200 at 111 Harley St. and you can book an appointment by visiting www.111harleystreet.com.
London’s favorite fashion rental platform Rotaro has launched a new partnership with Rejina Pyo. The rental offerings will be dropped throughout a six month period, with the first SS22 drop launching on May 30, followed by pieces from Resort 22, Pre Fall 21 and AW 21. Rotaro will carry a total of 105 styles to complete the exclusive drops and customers will be able to rent classic Rejina Pyo tailored designs together with chic dresses, bold colored shirts and skirts.
Georgie Hyatt, cofounder of Rotaro, says: “I have always admired Rejina as a designer, and her ability to create beautiful pieces that women want to wear every day, whilst also feeling original. Her pieces, and the collections we will be carrying will truly sing to the Rotaro community of confident, smart, and ethically minded women. We look forward to seeing Rejina continue her sustainability journey with our partnership.”
You can now visit www.rotaro.co.uk to rent Rejina Pyo’s pieces.
In celebration of the launch of 9000 Cordless Waver and upcoming tools, BaByliss hosted a showcase at the chic Little Beach House Brighton on May 26, with a trends presentation from ambassador, Syd Hayes. Highlighting the new product’s sustainable edge, guests all arrived via sustainable modes of transportation at the event.
A high performance styling tool, the BaByliss 9000 Cordless Waver features the same advanced technology as the other products in the 9000 collection to add instant textured beachy waves. Revolutionary Micro Heating Matrix heaters precisely control the temperature for consistent, even heat and effortless wave formation even at lower heat settings. “There has been a shift from the Parisian, cool girl hair of 2021 to looser, luxe Scandi style waves in 2022. The look is less polished and easy to create with the new 9000 Cordless Waver. Simply clamp the tool within the hair — the bigger the sections, the looser the wave.” Says Hayes.
As life gets back to its pre-pandemic pace, there’s never a time like now when self-care is so important. Located on London’s prestigious Devonshire Street, Waterhouse Young Clinic recently launched the exclusive Celluma Treatment Menu, offering a variety of treatments in combination with the innovative Celluma technology: an FDA approved LED anti-aging light therapy loved by celebrities including Jessica Alba, Chrissy Tiegen and Dupa Lipa.
The Celluma device uses light energy to painlessly penetrate the skin and restore vitality to damaged cells, naturally relieving pain and providing a boost of cellular energy to the body for fast recovery. The device also works to treat a variety of skin and pain conditions; each wavelength of light travels through the skin providing energy to under-functioning cells from the surface of the skin, deep into the muscle and joint layer to bring about different healing effects in the body.
You can book treatments from the Celluma menu at the Waterhouse Young Clinic at www.waterhouseyoung.com.
Founded by Lauren Alexander and April Leight and known for its elevated essentials, LNA continues to deliver elevated basics and chic must-haves season after season. The brand’s new arrivals, including form fitting dresses in neutral tones, midi skirts with asymmetric hems, casual tees in soft fabrics and trendy tops with daring cutouts, make perfect summer day to night outfits all under $200.
“Our basics are the perfect essentials for elevated dressing with an ease. Everything from a classic tank to a cut out bodysuit are made with our signature second skin fabric. We have created the principle of being effortless without fuss.” Says Alexander.
You can now purchase LNA’s stylish pieces at www.lnaclothing.com.
Heralded as the original London hair mecca, the Belgravia-based Neville Hair & Beauty is taking blowdries back to basics. Neville’s team believes that to achieve luscious healthy hair, your toolkit should consist of only your hands, a hairdryer and some quality hair brushes – bringing the old-fashioned blowdry style back in summer 2022 while eliminating the heat damage caused by most modern styling tools.
Director of Neville Salon, Elena Lavagni, says, “The blow dry bar is not only to cherish the real craftsmanship of the art of hairdressing but it also to show our clients our passion and care in what we do. We want our clients to have the best, healthy and skill service that our industry can offer.” Customers can now have their manicures done whilst enjoying one of the three classic blow dry looks on offer — Power Blowdry, Silk Press, and Tong Perm, all in 40 minutes for just £60.
Neville Hair & Beauty is now open 7 days a week and you can book via its website at www.nevillehairandbeauty.net.
Trusted body sculptor of celebrities and supermodels, Instagram’s favorite Pilates instructor Bryony Deery has finally launched her much anticipated digital platform, Pilates By Bryony The Platform. Walking proof of how effective her training method is, Deery’s techniques are easy to follow but will have you feeling that delicious Pilates burn for days to come. In addition to a library of workouts targeting different areas of the body and of varying lengths, The Platform will also release one new video and one new live class each week, with a few extras from time to time. The 28 Day Challenge has been a fan favorite, with many seeing visible results and feeling stronger in under a month.
You can now sign up to Pilates By Bryony The Platform at www.pilatesbybryony.com.
Having built up a thriving private practice where he became renowned for his ethical, honest approach and incredible results that left patients feeling their very best, Mr Naveen Cavale recently unveiled the launch of his brand new hospital and clinic in the heart of Battersea – REAL. Two years in the planning, the REAL Clinic’s founding partners include Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr Neel Desai and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr Robbie Walker. Combined, this powerhouse trio plans to overhaul the patient experience when it comes to surgical and non-surgical procedures. The REAL Clinic also has a focus on sustainability — rigorous recycling protocols have been implemented, as well as the use of TIVA anaesthesia which uses no anaesthetic gas (unlike traditional techniques) which is a small way to help reduce the Clinic’s carbon footprint.
You can now book your appointments at www.realclinic.uk.
Self-care has never looked better – luxury towel designer BAINA teams up with skincare label LESSE to deliver a limited addition towel that is produced in homage to daily self-care rituals at home and in nature. Crafted to complement LESSE’s transformative approach to skin care and intentionally designed to quietly sit in the bathroom space, the partnership re-images BAINA’s 100% Organic Cotton Bethell Bath Towel in LESSE’s signature coastal colorway, mist and salt.
London’s favorite protein bar maker, MISFITS, has created a new delicious product that’s good for your body and soul. Meet the Choc Protein Cereal – the plant-powered, protein packed goodness is 100% vegan, high in protein, low in sugar, gluten free AND carbon neutral! The Choc Protein Cereal offers 14g protein, less than 1g sugar, more than 6g fibre and 150 calories in each 40g serving, and replicates the comforting taste of the breakfast staple, but without any of the junk found in regular cereals.
You can now purchase MISFITS’ range of protein products at www.misfits.health.
London’s leading high-end gym, BXR, has launched a new holiday location nestled at the prestigious five-star beach resort Daios Cove in Crete, Greece. The launch at the resort forms the organic continuation of a long-term collaboration between the two luxury brands. Following the success of the BXR retreat programs over the last three years, BXR and Daios Cove have collaborated on taking guests’ fitness to the next level. BXR is part of the brand-new wellness vision at the resort, “KEPOS by Goco”, which offers a bespoke approach to healing, incorporating advanced results-driven treatments with cutting-edge fitness equipment through a layered combination of treatments, movement and nourishment.
You can now book your wellness getaway at www.daioscovecrete.com.