So what is my lust list all about?
It’s pieces that I am totally in love with, and in some cases have been for many many years. They’re items that I can’t afford and would either take a fair bit of saving, or a lottery win!
The items on my Lust List are all investment pieces that I think will stand the test of time, given that they’re either classics or have timeless appeal.
The vanity case I never knew I needed. While I’ve always had expensive luggage on my lust list, I’ve never considered a vanity case. That was until I saw @thefashionbugblog sashaying through the airport on her instagram stories a few weeks ago with one. It’s such a glamorous piece and the epitome of luxury, with the brand being based in England since 1932 and still handcrafting all luggage there today. The vanity gives a real sense of old Hollywood glamour and is just an all round well made and beautiful looking piece.
I hadn’t heard of Paris Text before this year, but since boot season began, they have been everywhere. This style is my favourite, and honestly I would snap them up in every colour, but I thought the snake pint would be the most versatile and classic. What really makes these look expensive is the mix of the chunky heel with the pointed toe. I also love that the boot is roomy around the calf giving it a slouchy feel and a bit of a seventies vibe. A stunning boot!
I am a big fan of the Longchamp Le Pliage bags. I first saw them 7 years ago while inter-railing around Europe and as soon as I got back it was top of my birthday list. It turned into such a versatile bag that now my husband and I own 3 between us and I’ve bought them as gifts for quite a few family members. The My Pliage Signature however is fully customisable, allowing you to choose colour, hardware, leather colour, as well as having your initials emblazoned right across it. The campaign for the bag is fronted by Kendall Jenner, perhaps bringing a new, younger audience to the brand. I am now desperate to get my hands on my below creation in the weekender size which I think would look so chic while travelling!
These pyjamas are the ultimate luxury. I love my silk pyjama sets to lounge on a Sunday evening in, but these are something else. They’re the kind of pyjama you might lounge in a fancy hotel in, on your chaise longe or as the model suggests below, out for dinner and drinks. Ha, I am joking here, but they do look super luxury and would even be good as pre-wedding pyjamas.
I have loved the allure of these red boxes for a long time. Of the luxury jewellery brands I feel that Cartier are perhaps the most elite in terms of their status, but there is almost a romanticism around the brand. And what’s more romantic than their signature LOVE bracelet. Unlike other bangles that can be slid on and off the wrist, the LOVE bracelet is designed to be screwed shut by your true love and remain on your wrist forever. The bracelet comes in two different sizes, the classic and the small and there are slight differences between the two. The classic is significantly chunkier but the main difference is the closure. The classic bracelet is made up of two separate pieces, with two screws each side of the bangle which holds it together, whereas the smaller size is hinged on one side with a screw closure on the other. I think the hinge option is slightly more practical if you do plan on taking it off and for that reason is the option I’d go for, along with looking slightly more delicate.
A Chanel bag will always be top of my lust list. I’m excited to see if this style tweak to the classic flap bag is just for this season or will continue as Virginie Viard’s signature re-design. I’m in love with the new texture and colour way, it feels different to the classic leather, but at the same time the neutral colours mean you will wear it forever.