Alessandro Michele's first Gucci capsule collection for Net-A-Porter launched yesterday and, unsurprisingly, has been flying off the digital shelves. No garment is more desirable than this excellent sports luxe sweater bearing two resplendent herons, a recurring animal in the Gucci Pre-Fall collection. Herons are traditionally seen as symbols of strength, purity and patience – and with the sweater having temporarily sold out, it looks like we'll be needing a little of the latter.
Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi created this now-iconic design for Herman Miller in 1948. Combining a curved, wooden base with a freeform glass top, it perfectly embodies the typically mid-century modern marriage of sculptural form and everyday function – and its continued production and unwavering popularity stand as a testament to its timeless charm. You can read more about the key tenets of mid-century modern furniture design here.
This week also marked the arrival of Céline's Pre-Fall 2016 collection, and Philophiles won't be disappointed. We are particularly taken with the accessories, from the highly covetable selection of jewellery (including band stone cuff bracelets in silver or gold brass, embellished with large, faceted semi-precious stones) to a new edition of the beloved ballerina pump, complete with chunky wooden heel and intricate chain ankle strap, to this khaki shearling shoulder bag which looks remarkably like it's wandered straight off the pages of Where the Wild Things Are.
London booksellers IDEA are responsible for yet another brilliant blast from the past this week, in the form of this rare edition of David Lynch's 1994 photobook Images. Sporting a blonde-wigged Isabella Rosellini on its cover, the coffee table tome is divided into two sections – the first filled with film stills and behind-the-scenes shots from his earliest shorts, spanning Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks, and the second, paintings sculptures and photographs by the creative polymath. The latter is the more intriguing, presenting "photographs of Lynch's unusual obsessions, from spark plugs and industrial wastelands to dental surgery and bald women, suburban snowmen, and biological artwork, such as The Fish Kit," and offering, as the book's jacket describes, unusual insight into "Lynch's private world where his restless creativity knows no limits and where the perverse, disturbing, and erotic are the norm."
With the arrival of the sun comes the urgent need for a skincare session, and the face is a great place to start. Concocted from antioxidant-rich raw honey and hydrating virgin coconut oil, as well as lavender and rose petals, this mask from Earth Tu Face is the ideal antidote to winter-worn skin. Spread lavishly and leave to thoroughly soak for a glowing, refreshed complexion.