Beauty Insider: South Kensington Club

London’s 5 Hertford crowd will have a new meeting point come January. Albeit one that caters to the mind, body and soul, rather than the city’s best night cap. Introducing the South Kensington Club, a true lifestyle temple nestled in the heart of South Ken. A place where green juice will no doubt be elevated to the status of life elixir. Here’s a sneak peek inside…

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Inspired By: Luxe Leisurewear

Sportwear’s assault on our daily wardrobes continues as designers add a sportif spring into our summer step. The middle picks up the mantle as the season’s new erogenous (and now workout) zone from Phoebe Philo’s Celine cut-outs to Julien Dossena’s leotard rifs at Paco Rabanne. On the street we saw crop bras replacing singlets, and track tops and pants (complete with go-faster stripes) teamed with party heels. Note that what we won’t be donning are gym bags: clutches and chain-bags have been deployed to keep this athletic look elegantly evening. On your marks…

It Appeal: Tom Ford Sneakers

Even fashion’s reigning king of elegance Tom Ford couldn’t jog past the allure of the designer trainer. Ford just stepped up the luxe factor a tad. Cue metallic leathers, exotic skins and even a touch of velvet for his fancy women’s sneaks and high-tops. His signature TF logo is, of course, also stamped onto each trainer’s tongue.W1194T-MCA_GOL_OS_2W1194T-ALW_BGR_OS_EW1194T-VLT_CHE_OS_EW1194T-PIB_CHK_OS_E

It Appeal: Jordan Askill’s new hearts

To celebrate the launch of his new e-commerce site, contemporary jeweller Jordan Askill has enamel dipped his cult heart rings. The Australian-born, New York-based designer’s 9 carat gold heart signatures have been recast in shades of sapphire blue, red ruby, emerald green and a grey agate for the holiday season. Just one more reason to heart the talented Mr Askill.

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