Hide & Chic: The March 2013 Edition

march 2013 hide and chic

OK, so March really snuck up on me this year! I was busy with fashion week, then got distracted by Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars, and before I knew it February was coming to an end. So the Hide & Chic post is a bit of a last minute job this month, and I’ve probably overlooked some key launches by accident. But never mind, there’s still plenty here to get excited about – from Justin Timberlake’s music comeback (dude, what took you so long?!) to the haircut every fashion fan is asking her hairdresser for. Find out exactly what’s happening in March 2013 right here…

The 20/20 Experience: Justin Timberlake is finally making music again. Hallelujah! It’s been seven years (yes, seven!!) since JT released FutureSex/LoveSounds, but he’s back with a new album, out on March 18th. The 20/20 Experience features new singles, “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors”, as well as 10 new tracks. Pre-order your copy now!

Mother’s Day 2013: Write it in your diaries now, ladies. Mother’s Day (UK) falls on Sunday March 10th. And instead of sending flowers, this year, why not treat your mum to a tin of iced biscuits? I think this limited-edition selection of flower-shaped biscuits from Biscuiteers, £30, is a fabulous gift. Especially if your mum loves to share…

Rihanna for River Island: You’ve seen the collection, compiled your wishlist and now it’s finally time to shop. Rihanna’s designs for River Island hit stores on March 5th, and there’s sure to be a group of diehard RiRi fans waiting in line. I’m interested to see which pieces sell out first. The yellow T-shirt dress, above, is my personal favourite.

The Fendi Baguette: Justin Timberlake isn’t the only one making a comeback, this month. The Fendi Baguette is also having a revival. A favourite of Carrie Bradshaw, the iconic shoulder bag is on-trend once again, and Matches have a great selection of Baguette bags online now. They don’t come cheap (a basic black design will set you back £700, and the beaded numbers are £2,000+) but they’re fashion collectables. It’s time to start saving!

The First Days of Spring: It will officially be the beginning of spring on March 20th, and I’m hoping for sunshine! I’m not sure how likely that is (I hate the unpredictable British weather) but I’m feeling optimistic anyway. Start shopping for new sunglasses now, just incase. I like the oversized cat eye frames, above, which are £10 at ASOS.

Oz The Great and Powerful: Disney’s prequel to The Wizard of Oz finally hits cinemas on March 8th. James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams all star in the 3D fantasy adventure. I’m most excited to see the costumes, which I’ve covered multiple times on Coco’s Tea Party.

Hide… Long Hair: Make an appointment with your hairdresser pronto, as the hot style of the season is the Karlie Kloss bob! After watching Karlie shimmy down the Burberry runway I’m even contemplating getting a crop myself – and I’ve been attempting to grow a hair bra (that’s hair so long it covers your boobs, FYI) for over a year.