Despite the blazing sun that’s blessing us in the first week of September, this week’s Editor’s Picks has a distinctly autumn feel to its new and noteworthy releases, as, before we know it, the darker evenings will be drawing in and the early mornings will be that bit chillier. When it arrives, we’ll be embracing the change of season by layering up with Aubin’s ultra-fine merino and cashmere mix long-sleeve Brampton Polo in Bordeaux, pouring ourselves a glass of Penfolds rich red wine, and cooking a hearty meal with Stoves innovative Sterling Deluxe Range Cooker. Check it out…
All for one: One By Penfolds Vin Rouge
Available exclusively in Selfridges in the UK, this week Penfolds released a new red wine in collaboration with NIGO, the founder of Human Made and Artistic Director of KENZO. One by Penfolds embraces what makes us different and unique, but also the things that bring us together, with a range of four striking animal motifs by NIGO – a crocodile, a rooster, a bear and a panda – adorning the labels of the wines, representing the countries from which One by Penfolds wines are sourced – Australia, France, the USA and China.
One By Penfolds Penfolds Vin Rouge
Eternal youth: NS1 Anti-Aging Night Serum
NS1 has used the Rolls-Royce of retinoids, Granactive Retinoid, to formulate this advanced night serum developed with Korean technology to treat lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, scarring, acne and enlarged pores. Made for maximum efficacy but the lowest instances of irritation, it is suitable for both those starting out with, and those well-versed in, retinoid use. Granactive Retinoid is a compound derivative of vitamin A, ten times more stable than retinol, and is the most biologically available when compared to other Retinoic Acid esters.
NS1 Anti-Aging Night Serum
Bags of style: Mulberry x Paul Smith Antony Tote
Two icons of British fashion Mulberry and Paul Smith have launched an exclusive ten-piece collection of leather bags, ready-wear and accessories, showcasing the craft expertise and the quintessentially British spirit of the two brands. The Mulberry x Paul Smith Antony Tote takes Mulberry’s classic messenger style and reimagines it as an everyday tote bag with a strap in Paul Smith’s statement Signature Stripe. Made in a soft heavy bovine leather, it will gradually become even softer with age.
Mulberry x Paul Smith Antony Tote
Raise a glass: Mumm Grand Cordon
There’s no doubt that for toasting milestones, achievements or even an improvised get-together, the fresh intensity of Mumm Grand Cordon champagne will make these unforgettable moments sparkle. Embodying the House’s signature style, Mumm Grand Cordon is sourced from more than 100 crus for a wine that subtly balances the structure of Pinot Noir with the elegance of Chardonnay and the fruitiness of Meunier. A portion of the reserve wines in this cuvée are aged in oak vats, bringing even greater aromatic complexity.
The Eagle has landed: Chopard Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF
Ahead of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève taking place in November this year, Chopard has announced the launch of its Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF, which unites precision, style and sportiness. Featuring a pitch-black dial with subtle orange accents, this 41mm titanium timepiece houses one of Chopard’s most advanced movements, equipped with a high-frequency escapement that reaches its cruising altitude at 57,600 vibrations per hour (8 Hz).
Chopard Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF
Quality over quantity: Aubin Brampton Polo in Bordeaux
As the antithesis of fast fashion, Aubin encourages intelligent choices around sustainability, promoting a message of quality above quantity. Everything is made to last, including its new ultra-fine merino and cashmere mix, long-sleeve polo, which has a sumptuously relaxed yet refined look and feel. Perfect as a transitional layer for smart and casual occasions this season, it is made from 70% extra fine merino and 30% cashmere in a luxurious, autumnal Bordeaux hue.
Aubin Brampton Polo in Bordeaux
What’s cooking: Stoves Sterling Deluxe Cooker
No matter your level of culinary skills, British heritage appliances brand, Stoves, has launched the Deluxe range cooker collection to help home cooks of all abilities create incredible dishes. The cookers offer a wealth of innovations including: a TrueTemp digital thermostat, which puts you in control right down to the degree; a FreedomFLEX™ zoneless induction hotplate, a world first for range cookers that adds flexibility, capacity and freedom to a single full surface cooking area; and the QuadOven™ with four working ovens. Now to decide what to cook…
In the frame: Orlebar Brown Harlyn Amber Round Sunglasses
The circular shape of these handmade Harlyn sunglasses nods to a timeless retro style you can wear all year round, but the flattering amber colourway is especially fitting in the autumn months. Long-lasting and durable due to the robust three-barrel hinges and Mazzucchelli manufactured acetate, the engraved logo on the temple hallmarks this frame. Featuring high quality recyclable lenses with anti-scratch and anti-glare finishing, the lens curvature is flatter to give a more modern look. Bring on more September sun!
Orlebar Brown Harlyn Amber Round Sunglasses
Best foot forward: Cheaney Bexhill R Derby Brogue in Burgundy Grain Leather
Cheaney’s Bexhill model is an archetypal country derby brogue, with a stacked double studded rubber sole that is extremely durable and hardwearing, as well as being very comfortable for the wearer. With distinctive brogue perforations and a sloped silhouette, this casual classic is a must-have addition to any curated wardrobe. Built on Last 125, developed in 2011 to coincide with Cheaney’s 125th Anniversary, it has an elegant but exceptionally versatile shape.
Cheaney Bexhill R Derby Brogue in Burgundy Grain Leather
Work hard, play hard: Blackeye Gin
Formulated by rugby legends Mike Tindall, James Haskell and Alex Payne, Blackeye Gin is an exceptionally smooth spirit with a blend of fresh citrus-forward flavours, subtle floral notes, and a burst of juniper rounded off with botanicals from each of the rugby nations. The future of rugby can only be secured through extensive research and education into risk prevention when playing the sport, hence why £1.50 from each purchase of Blackeye Gin goes toward funding research, risk, and recovery for rugby players past and present.
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