A playfully subversive thread underscores this week's @anotherloves edit – from a Moschino handbag with an artistic outlook to a Donald Trump whoopee cushion
Moschino was founded in 1983 by the late Franco Moschino, and in the years that followed before the Italian designer's premature death in 1994, he launched the brand into the fashion stratosphere, establishing its reputation for colourful, provocative and, above all, playful designs. An early Moschino fried egg shirt stole the AnOther Loves vote some time ago, and this week a similarly brilliant adoption of an everyday motif to enliven a classic design has made the cut: a compact black handbag boldly emblazoned with a painter's palette. And perhaps best of all, it comes complete with a Moschino paintbrush, slotted horizontally across the top of its fastening, ready and waiting should artistic inspiration strike.
This week the British weather has been even more contrary than usual, undulating from stiflingly muggy to grey and dreary, and catching us off-guard no matter what we wear. Enter these wonderfully woolly Miu Miu shorts from the brand's pre-Fall 2016 collection – at first glance an unusual option for summer, but upon reflection, exactly what's required to be both cosy and unconstricted come rain or shine. And to top it off, their pattern is reminiscent of the graphic red, brown and orange carpet from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, which has been painstakingly recreated for Somerset House's newly opened exhibition, Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick.
It’s the small things that really matter, Hong Kong-based design brand Saniyo asserts, and these charming stoneware cups and saucers, with their smooth, toy-like shapes and clashing pastel shades, bring a dose of joy to the most menial of daily tasks. They are, in Saniyo’s words, a “sweet reminder to to cherish the time we spend together with our friends and family”. We couldn't have put it better ourselves.
A statement spin on traditional pearl earrings comes courtesy of these covetable clip-on earrings by Balenciaga. Cast in the shape of oyster shells from gold-tone brass, the underside of each vessel contains an inlaid Swarovski pearl nestled at its tip. Ideal for marine lovers and elaborate earring enthusiasts alike.
While there's not a huge amount of fun to be found at this time of global political turmoil, the makers of this exceptional Donald Trump whoopee cushion – tagline: "put your rump on trump" – deserve to be applauded for their gallant efforts. Conceived by London-based creatives Kingdom Collective and illustrated by witty pensman Mr Bingo, it sees the American presidential candidate's bovine features replace the rubber toy's familiar logo. But the flatulent object is not just for laughs, as its creators explain: "Having taken much flak for his inflated sense of self, this time the hot air can only be a positive thing, with all proceeds going directly to charity."