Hide & Chic: The February 2013 Edition

February Hide and Chic Mulberry Willow

Happy February 1st! It may be the shortest month of the year, but February is jam-packed with exciting fashion news. You can expect cool collaborations (hello GOLDSIGN & J.Crew), new product launches and plenty of drama centred around fashion week. Here’s a run-down of what’s hot, and what’s not, this month…

Beyoncé’s US Vogue Cover: Prepare for a Beyoncé takeover, this month, as the 31-year-old superstar is set to cover US Vogue’s March issue (on newsstands in February), perform at the Super Bowl, release her HBO documentary and also has a new album in the works. If you’re not a fan of the Single Ladies singer now would be a good time to go into hiding!

The Karl Lagerfeld Keychain: Have you ever wanted to carry Karl Lagerfeld around with you in your handbag? No? Well never mind. Because all that’s important here is the fact that now you can. The KARL plexiglass keychain is rather eye-watering £119, but I guess a premium price is to be expected from Chanel’s iconic designer…

Fashion Week/Month: The Autumn/Winter 2013 shows kick off in New York on February 7th, and then it’s over to London, Milan and Paris. It will be a busy season for Alexander Wang, who will show his debut collection for Balenciaga.

The Mulberry ‘Willow’ Bag: My all-time favourite Mulberry handbag finally hits stores in mid-February. The ‘Willow’ – a structured tote with a genius zip-detached envelope clutch – will be exclusive to Mulberry boutiques, and I’m sure there will be a stampede of women waiting to get their hands on the design. Sign up for updates HERE.

GOLDSIGN X J.Crew: This month sees the launch of a very special collaboration. GOLDSIGN have joined forces with American retail-giant, J.Crew, to create a limited-edition denim collection. Three uber-cool styles have been created: a high-waisted jean, a classic slim-leg 5-pocket design and a sexy denim pencil skirt  Make sure you log on to jcrew.com on February 27th to snap up your favourite piece.

Love Hearts: You can’t do a February round-up and not include Valentine’s Day, can you? So here’s my pick of best buys for February 14th… YSL have updated their False Lash Effect mascara with a Swarovski crystal heart (£23.50); Hotel Chocolat have a delicious-looking range of Valentine’s chocolates (starting from £1.95); and Vivienne Westwood’s heart brooch watch will look great year-round (£199 at ASOS).

Hide… Dry and dull complexions: Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, but Garnier’s new Moisture Match range is here to help. There are five moisturisers in the collection, covering a variety of skin complaints – from very dry skin through to dull complexions. And at just £5.99 they’re the perfect beauty pick-me-up.


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