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PIPPA SMALL CELEBRATES COLOMBIA WITH CLEAN GOLD COLLECTION 'TOGETHER FOREVER'

I had a dream. Last year I had a dream that I would be able to support great companies, brands or individuals who are actively seeking to have a positive impact on the world, either with their products or their services. It's a big dream. I am really quite motivated by this being the way that I make an impact. After all, my superpower is to be a catalyst for others. I may not single-handedly save the rainforest, but I can certainly develop the right business, coach the executives who can do the job and help strategically communicate their work.

Lucky me then to have worked for the past few months with responsible jeweller Pippa Small. She launched a very special new collection which I'm excited for you to discover. If her name isn't familiar, I encourage you to read on and wait for it, listen to her interview with me, which will launch in a few days.

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Wellness Clubbing

The self-care industry is currently estimated at 1.5tn by McKinsey, and the forecast assumes that the growth will be from 5 to 10 per cent annually. So it’s less surprising to hear that Flatiron, Manhattan, has just seen the opening of its first social wellness club.

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Nada Ghazal creates jewellery to connect

I’ve got another inspiring guest interview to share with you — this one with Nada Ghazal, a jewellery designer and entrepreneur based in Beirut, Lebanon. She shares with me how she’s always been creative and fascinated by adorning herself, which, as a child, led to her making her own jewellery and shoes with the help of local artisans.
Without the option of studying fashion or jewellery, Nada built a career in graphic design. But she left her fancy agency on her 30th birthday and returned to her hometown, Beirut, to start her fine jewellery company. Her focus has been on timeless jewellery that can be worn day to night — not be left in a safe.

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Tight challenge for Sheertex

Women everywhere, take note! A new company is daringly claiming that they have created rip-resistant tights. You could call them ‘forever tights’ (something that sounds so strange it’s making me giggle).

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Good gold at Prada

Prada launched their first fine jewellery earlier this month, but as it coincided with my birthday, I totally missed it. Malheur! Why am I writing about it today? Well...

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LEATHER ALTERNATIVE LAUNCHES WITH A SLICK BALENCIAGA COAT

I mentioned MycoWorks in this week's newsletter opener, who have partnered with Hermès with their mycelium leather project. Meanwhile, Balenciaga launches a coat made in collaboration with another player in the field, Ephea. I’d love to try it on, to discover the material of course, a black leather coat isn’t quite my look. Read about it here.

Now if you’re reading me thinking: that’s great but I can’t afford a Balenciaga coat, when is Zara launching their own, I’m not sure. But I know that the best thing we can do is to ask for (or demand) leather alternatives with our favorite brands or retailers. I love a good shoe and I’m ready for that alternative leather. Marni? Hear me out!

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A futuristic pair of heels and luxury meets innovation

  • Change the story and you change perception; change perception and you change the world. - Jeanne Houston

Did I tell you that I got some new shoes? It shouldn’t sound very abnormal (I’m definitely a shoe girl, plus I used to work for you know who). And yet, what’s special is that it’s my first new pair of heels in… four years? Like a large portion of the female population, I’ve moved to 100% flat footwear, often sustainably produced trainers (sneakers depending where you are in the world), like those Chloé ones I am obsessed with.

Thankfully, right on the heels (pun intended) of that trip, I attended a conference in Geneva, the Luxury Innovation Summit & Awards, where I was glad to have my new mirrored pumps. I chose to register for this particular conference after reading that biotech startup MycoWorks would be attending. You may not remember but I wrote about their Reishi faux-leather not too long ago. I figured if such an amazingly innovative company is attending, there are bound to be other interesting people to listen to, right?

Right indeed!

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