Ten Tips on Getting All Lovey-Dovey This Valentine’s Day
Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day in lockdown is shit, what are we supposed to do? Trying to get romantic with your partner is hard when you’re stuck in the house together all day, and being single in lockdown, well, let’s not go there. Whether you’re loved up or part of the lonely hearts club this year, here are 10 Valentine’s treats that will get you in the lovey-dovey mood, no matter your relationship status.
Alexander McQueen Short Story bag
Alexander McQueen celebrates both Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year with a special capsule collection. Inspired by sixties broaches, the brand’s Tread Slick boots and Short Story bag come embroidered with symbols of romance: think hearts, roses and luscious red lips. Pucker up!
Photograph by Hanna Tveite.
Christopher Kane More Joy ‘Sex’ earrings
We were planning on putting the More Joy vibrator on here, but it’s long gone! Still, there are plenty of saucy Christopher Kane treats up for grabs, like these ‘Sex’ earrings. Who knew earlobes could be raunchy?
Photograph by Mitch Stöhring.
Teaming up with Brad Elterman on the Love Love Love zine, Alessandro Michele showcases some heart-laden special editions of Gucci’s most beloved bags, including the GG Marmont, Jackie 1961 and Gucci Horsebit 1955. Love is in the air (and on the bags).
Photograph by Brad Elterman.
Dior Coeur en Fleurs capsule
Taken from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Cruise 2021 collection, the Dior Coeur en Fleurs capsule collection is a poetic ode to the Puglia region of Italy. Untamed landscapes are seen across scarfs, dresses and the Dior Book Tote bag.
Ludovic de Saint Sernin jockstrap
An evolved version of the brand’s iconic Eyelet Briefs, the Ludovic de Saint Sernin jockstraps are perfect for getting up to all sorts of no good, or equally, they make for a cracking thirst trap on the gram.
Photographed by Jaime Cabrera Huidobro.
Miu Miu leather lipstick case
Giz a kiss! This Miu Miu leather lipstick case is the perfect accessory when we get to go back out clubbing again. Who’s gagging for a snog on the dancefloor?
SMR Days tote bag
Technically, this new tote from SMR Days isn’t related to Valentine’s Day, but you’ll love it all year round. Made in collaboration with Maison Bengal, the hand-woven bag will transport you to somewhere hot and far removed from dreary England.
Etro personalised bags
Etro has been busy as of late. Alongside its brand new homeware range – which features cushions, tea sets and plates with porcelain insects on top – the brand has kickstarted a personalisation service for a whole host of goods. We say gift one from you, to you. Go on, you deserve a bit of a treat.
Dilara Findikoglu Nobody’s Valentine collection
London-based designer Dilara Findikoglu has made a collection specifically for the singletons this year, including a metal heart thong crafted by artisans from local ateliers in Turkey.
Molly Goddard Joyce Dress
There’s always a sense of romanticism to what Molly Goddard does, and the Joyce Dress is no different. In a sorbet pink hue, finished with velvet fastenings, it makes for the perfect date dress (even if that date has to be at your kitchen table this year).
Top image: Gucci ‘Love, Love, Love’ zine by Brad Elterman.