Fashions Finest

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 14:47

Shokushu Boutique FEBRUARY 2024

Shokushu Boutique creates unique, statement looks, exclusively in high-quality latex. Inspired by an ‘East meets West’ culture clash, which includes influences from Harajuku street style and Korean Pop and Hip Hop. First established in the UK in 2014, each piece is made by hand with no outsourcing to cheap, unethical factories.

Under the Sign of the Moon A/W24

“She was fair as the radiant moon. Beside which the distant stars tremble and seem each like only little candles.”- Le Roman de la Rose ‘Under the sign of the moon’ is a collection influenced by my doctoral research into sixteenth-century French queens. Shokushu Boutique’s Autumn/Winter 2024 collection is inspired by renaissance moon iconography, referencing the chaste goddess Diana, the Catholic Church and the Virgin Mary. A palette of pinks, reds, purples and blues with highlights of gold evokes the romance and luxury of royal clothing at the height of Renaissance France with a twenty-first century twist.

@shokushu_boutique AW2024

Photographer Joanna Mitroi

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 13:35

Cambrensis February 2024

Cambrensis (meaning ‘Of Wales’ in Latin) is a men’s apparel brand established in 2022. The fashion house born in Wales, focuses on the making of exclusive garments created using specialist fabrics and pigments.

The Cambrensis icon which features a ‘Cambrian Type No.1 Miners Safety Lamp’ represents the history of the country from where we draw our inspiration. All our garments are made in limited-edition batches, with every collection named after a place of significance in Wales. The brand believes in a timeless, less seasonal approach both in attitude and design, to eliminate waste.

The design, fabric and pigment of each garment are created in South Wales by loan Bowen-Pickett before being made responsibly at our workshops.
Introducing ‘Merthyr’ SS24

The collection is named after the South Wales town of Merthyr Tydfil, which was once known as the ‘Iron Capital of the World’, due to the scale of its iron production in the early 19th century. ‘Merthyr’ SS24, is represented by Richard Trevithick’s ‘Catch Me Who Can’ steam railway locomotive, which was an evolution of three earlier locomotives that had been built for the likes of Penydarren Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil.

@cambrensis AW2024

Photographer Joanna Mitroi

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 13:18

Tuncer Tonun February 2024

Tuncer Tonun, born in Turkey, began his fashion career as an assistant at Bahar Korcan’s Studio. After studying Fine Arts Faculty textiles and fashion at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, he freelanced in various projects, gaining experience in corporate identity, stage and theatre costumes, advertisements, films, and music video costume designing. His popularity rose when he collaborated with world famous Turkish singer Tarkan, designing concert stages and video costumes.

In 2010, he moved to London, took industry-related courses, and in 2012, he participated in London Fashion Week with his eco-friendly collection, marking him as the first Turkish designer at the event. Notably, his designs are known for using recycled materials and having an ethnic and eco-stylish approach.

@tuncertonun AW24 collection

Photographer Joanna Mitroi

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Does your January feel like a long Blue Monday? you can improve your mood and charge your batteries with these bath scents.

Woman taking a bath Ph. Hanna Postova (unsplash)

Turn your bathroom into your private sanctuary with the power of aromatherapy and the help of SBC Skincare bath scents and essentials.

The festive joy is long gone and it is common to feel drained by the usual routine and the gloomy weather. Holistic Therapist and Head of Education at SBC Skincare, Adele O'Donoghue explains why baths are essential in contrasting the January blues, and which scents are best for everything from anxiety to the Winter flu. The solution to your mood swings and tiredness is just around the corner or... in your bathroom.

Why Is A Bath Good For You? The Therapist says...

Adele O'Donoghue, holistic expert at SBC Skincare Baths can do wonders for the soul. Bathing regularly has emotional and physical benefits. Emotionally, bath can calm our minds, providing clarity, and helping us de-stress and wind down. Physical benefits include easing muscle tension, invigorating our senses, soothing the skin, and improving sleep. That’s why taking regular baths should play a part in your self-care routine.”

What Should I Look For In A Bubble Bath? The Therapist says...

“Soaking in warm water has its benefits but to elevate your bath we suggest using bubble baths with ingredients and aromas to suit your specific needs. Whether you’re feeling overtired, stressed, low or under the weather, SBC has a suggestion for you. All of SBC's Body Washes and Bath Soaks make wonderful bubble baths, the luxurious lather cares for your skin, as the aromas indulge your senses.”

How Do I Relax My Mind Before Bed?

Lavender Water Lily Body Wash 500ml

The therapist suggests: lavender, "the calming comfort".
“Known for its soothing properties, Lavender is a timeless favourite in the world of aromatherapy. SBC’s Lavender & Waterlily Body Wash is infused with Lavender Essential Oil, pouring this into your bath can help promote relaxation, reduce stress, and prepare you for a restful night's sleep. Let the gentle aroma create a tranquil atmosphere that melts away tension and calms your mind.”

How Can I Improve My Mood?

Citrus Mandarin body wash

The therapist suggests: mandarin, "a citrus zest for energy".
“If you're looking to invigorate your senses and boost your mood, opt for a bubble bath infused with Mandarin Peel Oil such as our Citrus Caviar & Mandarin Hair & Body Wash. The sweet and citrusy fragrance of mandarin helps to awaken your mind and rejuvenate your body. A mandarin-scented bath can be the perfect pick-me-up after a long, tiring day, or if you have the time, a wonderful way to start your day. The Citrus Caviar & Mandarin Body Wash is the ultimate feel-good fragrance, it refreshes your psyche to bring feelings of happiness.

How Can I Stop My Overactive Mind?

Ylang Ylang Body Wash

The therapist suggests: ylang-ylang, "sensual tranquillity".
“Floral fans will adore this aroma. Known for its exotic and floral scent, ylang-ylang promotes a sense of calmness and emotional balance. SBC’s Ylang-Ylang Body Wash can help calm an overactive mind and alleviate feelings of negativity. Perfect for those seeking a touch of luxury and sensuality, our Ylang-Ylang Body Wash provides a pampering experience that lingers long after you've left the tub.”

Can A Bath Help If I Have A Cold?

Menthol body wash

The therapist suggests: menthol, "refreshing revival".
“When you’re feeling under the weather, taking a bath can do wonders to help alleviate congestion and relieve discomfort. Add a burst of freshness to your bath with SBC’s Camphor & Menthol Body Wash. The invigorating scent of menthol has the power to awaken your senses, clear your mind, and provide relief from congestion. Perfect for those days when you need a revitalising pick-me-up.

How Can I Reduce Anxiety?

Hydra Collagen Geranium body wash

The therapist suggests: geranium, "balancing act".
“Geranium is known for its mood-stabilising properties, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. Immerse yourself in a geranium-scented bath to experience a sense of tranquillity and emotional well-being. Pour our Hydra-Collagen & Geranium Body Wash into your tub to help you achieve emotional balance thanks to the sweet and floral aroma.”

How Can I Feel More Confident?

LMT Body Wash

The therapist suggests: lemon myrtle, "zesty uplift".
“The vibrant and uplifting fragrance of Lemon Myrtle can bring a burst of positivity to your bath routine. Lemon Myrtle is known to boost your mood and promote a sense of optimism, while also sharpening your mind and fighting mental fatigue. Try adding SBC's Lemon Myrtle & Thyme Body Wash to your bath routine to uplift your spirits and embrace a brighter outlook.”

Lack of energy, stress, swinging mood and seasonal health hiccups have their natural solution in aromatherapy-loaded body care and a simple act of self-care like a warm fragrant bath.

Find the right scent to balance your spirit with SBC Skincare ranges online.