This summer, FILA has created a fresh, vibrant summer collection to help you find your freedom. Vibrant yellows, pinks and greens sit alongside FILA staples with classic track tops in the iconic FILA red, white and blue.
The SS21 campaign represents all aspects of the 110-year-old Italian brand using ambassadors to represent each element. Stepping out to the streets of East London, we see how you can find your freedom in FILA SS21 collection.
Splitting the brand into four key categories, activewear, streetwear, fashion, and heritage FILA has appointed ambassadors to represent each aspect of the brand.
There are razors and there are game-changers. The revolutionary new Wilkinson Sword Hydro Comfort Skin Reset is the razor you’ve been dreaming of.
Wilkinson’s first razor is designed to comfortably tackle up to 7-days of hair growth, with less tugging and pulling (vs. Hydro 5).
This innovative razor allows you to comfortably shave up to 7 days of stubble with less tugging and pulling (vs. Hydro 5). The unique comb guard aligns hair with the leading blade for a close shave and helps prevent irritation.
Dermatologist tested – the razor was designed for maximum comfort. Easy-to-rinse blades have three layers of comfort coating and Skin Guards on each blade for extra protection.
COMB GUARD – Comb guard aligns hair to help prevent tugging and pulling.
GEL POOLS – Water activated gel pools hydrate throughout each shave, and help to protect from irritation.
EASY RINSE – The grooved channels of the Comb Guard and the spacing between the comb and first blade increase water flow through (vs. Hydro 5), making it easy to rinse off shaving debris.
FLIP TRIMMER – Flip trimmer for precise trimming and to get into the hard-to-reach spots.
PACKAGING – Packaging made from more than 90% recycled paper and recyclable*!
We are always please to try new fragrances at StylePilot. Thanks to Bespoke London for introducing the ‘three new fragrances variants for those who enjoy the finer things in life’, to quote them.
Proving that smelling luxe needn’t cost the earth, this range captures the essence of sophistication and embodies every men.
The range includes:
Bespoke Caramel Amber & Cashmere EDP
Bespoke Caramel Amber & Cashmere EDP introduces warm notes of rose and black pepper, that lead into a woodsy heart, enriched with notes of caramel and dry ambers. This fragrance captures a masculine base of soft cashmere, sandalwood and vetiver.
Bespoke Gin & Citrus Woods EDP
Bespoke Gin & Citrus Wood EDP releases refreshing notes of gin and fresh citrus with a woodsy heart of cedar, sandalwood, oak moss and a hint of floral. This fragrance has a blend of amber and cashmere musk to complete this fresh, outdoorsy scent.
Bespoke Black Suede & Fougere EDP
Bespoke Black Suede & Fourgere EDP is bursting with fruity and aromatic notes complementing the suede and amber scent. This fragrance offers luxurious wood and spicy notes with rosemary, amber and lavender.
Where to find them and how much?
RRP: £9.99, available exclusively instore and online Superdrug
Have you watched the hit drama Bridgerton (yet)? Well, let’s have a closer look at the story on the most fabulous and expensive menswear drama on Netflix.
A bit of background
Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn’s novels set in the competitive world of Regency era London’s Ton during the season, when debutantes are presented at court.
What they wear
From a dapper Duke dressed in the finest silk… To Prince Friedrich’s double-breasted tuxedo coat worn when asking Daphne to the social ball of the season… There’s no shortage of style and sophistication, but how much would one of these looks set you back in real life?
We speak with Maximilian Ciampi, the Tailoring Director of 40 Savile Row, part of the Savile Row Company. He has over 20 years of experience working on the bespoke strip and has deconstructed the top five men’s looks from top to toe.
The Prince Friedrich
Prince Freidrich’s outfit is an accurate representation of what would have been worn by the royals of the Regency era. His double-breasted tuxedo coast, adorned with medals and show-stopping shoulder pads is a traditional royal uniform and similar to the one worn by Prince William on his wedding day. It’s likely these clothing items would be made of only the finest materials, right down to the silk gloves.
An outfit fit for a Prince would set you back an estimated £7,900.
When he was seen at one of the many social balls, he was often dressed more casually than the Lord’s and other people of status around him.
Perhaps on the first night when the Duke and Daphne first realised their love for one another, the Duke is seen in a velvet cutaway tailcoat, tailored trousers, a silk waistcoat encrusted with what looks like semi-precious stones as buttons and a silk scarf.
It’s estimated this look would set you back a cool £8,800.
Colin Bridgerton was embroiled in a major scandal but thankfully his fashion was less controversial. This look is multi-textured layering a crisp cotton shirt, printed silk waistcoat with gold buttons and a velvet tailcoat. He has opted for a more relaxed and simple black trouser.
It was very common for people of status and wealth to opt for bright colours as can be seen with these styles.
Looking for quick and delicious meal ideas for entertaining through the busy festive period? Want fine dining dishes that are table ready in just 30 minutes? Then wow your guests with Gressingham Duck’s decadent Bistro range.
Whether you’re hosting a Boxing Day dinner with friends, or planning a special New Year’s Eve meal for two, the Bistro range offers a luxury selection of tantalising duck classics that are the perfect stress-free choice for any festive occasion, cutting down on hours spent in the kitchen at this hectic time of year.
With the finest sauces for that five-star dining experience, choose from a range of tantalising meals that can be popped in the oven leaving you free to enjoy time with your family or friends.
Choose from Duck Breasts in Plum Sauce, Duck Legs in Plum Sauce, Duck Confit, Duck Legs in Cherry Hoisin Sauce, Duck A L’Orange, Duck Breasts in Orange Sauce, Duck Legs with Orange & Maple, Duck Legs with Honey & Hoisin, all the meals are perfect served with seasonal fresh veg and your favourite festive tipple! Reared free-to-roam in barns on Red Tractor assured farms in Suffolk and Norfolk, Gressingham Duck® is a unique breed that has more succulent breast meat, and less fat. The Gressingham Duck® range is available through all the major retailers including Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.
Always excited to discover a new brand and get to know how it all started.
The Story Behind Rumpl
On a surf and ski trip through California, their founders were sleeping in a van, several miles up a dirt road near a secret hot spring. They awoke the next morning in subzero temperatures with a car that wouldn’t start. Far outside of cell reception, and confronted with an impossibly long walk into town, they decided to bundle up in their sleeping bags and drink whiskey while they waited for someone else to show up.
Minutes turned to hours, and in that time the conversation took an unexpected turn to the subject of bedding. Cozy and warm in their sleeping bags, the two acknowledged how much better the materials felt and performed than what was on their beds back home. A resolve was made to create a “sleeping bag blanket” and the idea for thefirst Rumpl product was born.
Returning from the trip and borrowing a sewing machine, the first Rumpl “Puffy” blankets were hand sewn in a cramped San Francisco apartment. After several months using the blankets, the two realized they had stumbled on to an idea much grander than just a sleeping bag blanket. The materials typically found in everyday blankets hadn’t evolved in hundreds of years—the entire category wasn’t utilizing any of the material innovation that was taking place in apparel, outdoor gear, and activewear. The Rumpl brand was born!
Weatherproof, durable, and cozy blankets made with the same technical materials used in premium outdoor gear and activewear.
After turning to Kickstarter, getting funded in less than 24 hours, and ultimately hitting more than 10x the original campaign goal, they realized that others wanted more from an everyday blanket. Since that initial Kickstarter success, Rumpl has grown from a single home made ‘sleeping bag blanket’ to a whole line of blankets and technical comfort products that redefine the category.
3 Puffy Blankets To Choose From
Also, Rumple has just announced a distribution agreement with Unify Brand Partnerships, a distributor in the United Kingdom known for representing pivotal brands within the lifestyle, sport and outdoor categories.
Rumpl believes the blanket you use every day deserves the same attention to detail as a sleeping bag you might use ten times a year. In 2019, the brand completely redesigned their core line of blankets to only use 100% post-consumer recycled materials. They’re now recycling over 5 million discarded plastic bottles through their supply chain every year.
They’re also donating 1% of all revenue to environmental non-profits, as well as being members of the freshman cohort of brands that are certified as climate neutral.
In their own words: “One of our brand’s core values is to “Look To The Future Responsibly,” and consider that value in every business decision we make. In 2019, we completely redesigned our core line of blankets to use only 100% post-consumer recycled materials. We’re now recycling over 5 million discarded plastic bottles through our supply chain every year. We’re also proud to be a member of 1% For The Planet, which means we donate 1% of all revenue to environmental non-profits. And finally, we’re members of the freshman cohort of brands that are certified Climate Neutral. This means that beginning in 2020, and every year thereafter, we’ll be offsetting 100% of our company’s carbon footprint by purchasing offset credits.”
Is it too late to buy some sunglasses in September? Definitely not!
I was lucky to try out some of the Layoners sunglasses and I was not disappointed. They are really an amazing value for money as the prices are below £50. Also, they are very comfy to wear as their frame is really light.
Lightweight frames with flexible handles and polarised lenses
In their own words: ‘Straight from the runways of Milano to the streets of New York. Layoners brings the perfect mix of refined haute couture and hottest street style trends. Thick oversized frames, retro shapes and futuristic silhouettes have dominated this season, and we’re glad to feature them in our collections’.
I love a beach vacation, especially in the middle of the winter, and I couldn’t have asked for a better escape than going to Barbados.
In numbers, Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies. It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 miles) in width, covering an area of 432 km2 (167 squares miles). Its population is of almost 300,000 people.
My favorite spots.
Oistin Fish Market
During the daytime it might look quiet, however wait for a Friday night to eat some freshly caught fish cooked to perfection. Try some lobsters, shrimp, red snapper which are prepared on the grill and served with local favorites such as rice and peas, coleslaw, and salads.
My best evening in Barbados!
Pebbles Beach, the most popular spot according to TripAdvisor
Located in Carlisle Bay. This one seemed overrated to me. The minuses: looking to the left and you’ll see the not so pretty and massive Hilton hotel; look to the right and you’ll see the cruise ships transiting. At some point during the day the beach will be overcrowded by (cruise ship) tourists popping by for a few hours.
The pluses: the easy place to go snorkelling and watch the turtles. Magical!
Miami Beach, my (beach) hot spot!
This quickly became my preferred beach: beautiful sea & sand, good waves to both swim and bodysurf. Relaxed and not too busy (as the access isn’t obvious from the main street). Nice trees in the background – in case you’d need some shade. This beach has it all.
Here you’ll find a beautifully rugged coastline dotted with bays. The powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean pound the cliffs creating sea caves and blowholes. This is not an area for swimming but it makes up for this with majestic views and small pools for sea-bathing.
Both Barbados’ capital and largest city, it’s a vibrant, vivacious place steeped in history, where its unique blend of African, American and British heritage comes alive. Bridgetown and its Garrison is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with buildings dating back to the 17th, 18th, and 19th Century.
Really glad at StylePilot to have received the Tesei SP-5084-11 from Spinnaker to review.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Updated and improved upon, the Tesei Titanium is now available as a bracelet. A host of subtle but important upgrades make this timepiece a true tribute to the spirit and ingenuity of Italian Naval legend Teseo Tesei.
True to its militaristic inspiration, the dial is designed to be efficient and effective at offering a clear cut read out of time. The hands in particular have been redesigned and upgraded with layerings of X-1 Swiss Super-LumiNova.
The Tesei case is forged out of the tensile strength but low density of Titanium. Hardened with Nitrogen and topped with a Ceramic inlaid bezel with luminous markings, every element of the design and fabrication has been carefully considered. A scratch resistant sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating makes this an effortless, durable and robust timepiece to wear for all conditions.
Powering and assuring an ever reliable performance from the Tesei, an NH35 Seiko Automatic lies at the heart of the watch.
By taking advantage of the incredible properties of Titanium, the upgraded Tesei is now a bracelet timepiece which offers a lightweight feel but with the neccessary strength to resist the conditions of a rugged wear at sea or on land.
WATER RESISTANCE : 20 ATM / WARRANTY : 2 Years International