Our chic London contributor Amanda Woodward Brown updates us on her little list of loves this month...
From charming pyjamas to an e-commerce store championing recycled childrenswear, you’ll love her chic insights into what to buy right now. Follow @amandawoodwardbrown
The British-based brand creates the most beautiful vintage-inspired sleepwear for children. My favourite is the Wren dress, which I have in both the rose-pink and embroidered white version for the girls. Too pretty to save just for night, I am packing the dresses for the girls to wear during our upcoming trip to Australia. The Wren dress has also recently been reissued in a limited-edition gold fabric, just in time for the festive season.
Go to faune.co.uk
THE HIGH LOW
My favourite podcast by journalists Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes (download here). Someone I know described it as like listening to a conversation between two of your intelligent girlfriends, which I think is the perfect summation. Sykes and Alderton cover all manner of topics in their weekly podcast, skipping effortlessly from politics to pop culture (hence the name) and it instantly makes me feel like I am up-to-date (even if I am always running about three episodes behind.) If you are not listening already, add it to your downloads now.
WITH NOTHING UNDERNEATH
A white shirt might be a wardrobe staple, however, I’ve always struggled to find the perfect oversized button-down. Enter With Nothing Underneath. Launched by stylist Pip Durell, this London brand is focused solely on the ultimate boyfriend shirt. Taking cues from menswear tailoring but with a feminine fit, the five shirts are high-quality, timeless and affordable. The only question is which one to choose? I think I am going to start my collection with pale blue…
My current obsession on Instagram is discovering new jewellery labels. There are so many cool, under-the-radar brands out there creating really innovative pieces. One of my latest finds is Lizzie Fortunato. Sophisticated yet irreverent, I love how the designers (who are twin sisters) mix organic shapes and unexpected elements like twisted gingham fabric into eye-catching earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Their range is different to anything else out there – it’s fun and fashionable – an instant mood-lifter.
Go to shop.lizziefortunato.com
I’ve never been a fan of throwaway fashion. Growing up, my mother always dressed me in beautifully made clothes that often were passed down from my elder cousin. Starting my career in fashion magazines also meant that I came to the realisation early that investing in timeless, quality pieces was key to navigating the continuous cycle of trends on a tight budget. It’s a principle I apply to my children’s wardrobes: buy well, buy less. It’s also the idea behind Littlest Luxuries, an edit of preloved designer childrenswear. The curated collection includes covetable pieces from Caramel, Chloe, Bonpoint and more. A stylish and sustainable way to shop.
Go to littlestluxuries.com