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The weekend shopping fix: picnic essentials, soft bras and more

IMAGE.ie’s picks of the best buys of the week.


by Holly O'Neill
08th May 2021

Read time: 3 minutes

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One of several aspects of pre-pandemic life many of us are reluctant to return to as life tentatively reopens is bras. Ease yourself back in with the new Rosie for Autograph 1920s inspired lingerie collection, with soft pleats and pastel shades in bralettes and French knickers.

Have you booked a hair appointment yet? Well once you have, keep your hair glossy with Klorane’s new Quinine Keratincaps, hair supplements for stronger, healthier hair from root to tip.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser opens in the V&A Museum in London this month and you can replace the frustration at not being able to visit by shopping jewellery, prints, puzzles, illustrated books and all manner of curious Alice-inspired objects from the museum’s shop.

Designer Anya Hindmarch has released her guide to life with her new book If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair: A Manual For Life, sharing all her life lessons from confidence to creativity.

On IMAGE.ie this week, we have a subscriber competition for The Designed Table, the beautiful new Irish linen brand creating napkins, tablecloths, napkin holders and all the beautiful makings of a gorgeous table that your heart desires. One of everything, please.

Speaking of making a meal of it, this lemon platter is the first plate to buy to match your new tablecloth. Can’t get enough of eclectic tableware? We’ve got a bigger collection of the best available for you to shop now right here.

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Looking to get some glow back into your screen-ravaged skin ahead of summer? REN Skincare have teamed up with Dr Ateh Jewel on a collaboration called The Ultimate Glow Edit. For €100, you’ll get three cult hero REN products for brighter skin, worth €135. There’s the beloved Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream and Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream, packaged in a pretty recycled kraft bag.

Reach your fitness goals and keep on track of your stress levels with the new Fitbit Sense, now with guided meditation sessions, a daily Stress Management Score, a Sleep Score and a premium feature with meditations and techniques from Deepak Chopra.

Broste Copenhagen’s summertime outdoor furniture collection is here, and even if you spend this summer in your backgarden, you’d be delighted to with this selection. There are taupe and forest iron benches, tables and chairs, squashy cushions, rattan loungers and more.

Anine Bing has released the third instalment of the collaboration with fashion photographer Terry O’Neill; an oversized sweatshirt and stonewashed tee, screen printed with an iconic image of supermodel Kate Moss in black and white, photographed by Terry O’Neill in March 1993.

M&S have just dropped another collection from their Ghost collaboration, the brand beloved by Kate Middleton, Kate Moss, Emily Ratajkowski and more – check out the full collection of dresses you’ll want to spend the summer in here.

Finally, The Handmade Soap Company have launched the latest product in their Anam range – the Coriander Seed, Geranium and Vetiver Anam candle, made from pure essential oils and recycled packaging, housed in a beautiful glass apothecary-esque jar. It’s the most soothing, calming scent, like walking into an expensive spa – I’ve been lighting it at the end of the workday to wind down.

When Nicki Hoyne launched her conscious, vibrant statement bags, they were an instant social media hit for their winking playfulness, also known and loved in her previous venture My Shining Armour. The latest drop from Nicki Hoyne Collection is just the same, with eight joyful colourways of pointed, tasselled leather flats.

If you’re in the market for a new lipstick, Chanel have just launched Rouge Coco Bloom, €38. In one swipe, Rouge Coco Bloom gives fully pigmented lips that last, thanks to a powerful combination of concentrated micronized pigments that moisturise, and micro-droplets of oil that open on the lips for mega-watt shine. Coming in 20 bold and bright shades, the plumping and moisturising lipstick lasts for eight hours.

In groundbreaking interiors news, H&M have a new designer collaboration for you to obsess over: H&M Home x Diane von Furstenberg. It’s not launching until Friday, April 16, but get screenshotting in advance. It’s got all the DvF signatures; wild prints, shouting colours and lips galore, on everything from cushion covers to lacquered trays to dinky espresso cups.

Solid perfume is ideal for chucking into your handbag or travelling without worrying about smashing the bottle. Cork-born perfume brand Arona Fragrances have launched three solid perfumes created from beeswax and essential oils that come housed in sturdy, eco-friendly capsules. The scents are Fresh Citrus, Delicate Rose and Calming Lavender and each is a joy to sniff.

Irish designer Susannagh Grogan’s latest dopamine-delivering prints have landed, with ditzy florals and vibrant shades on silk scarves and squares to brighten up your summer wardrobe.

While another summer in the backgarden potentially looms, give your garden / window box a new lease of life with an electric bright planter – specifically the signature scallop collection from Matilda Goad which will make you happy every time you catch sight of it.

Photography by Marks and Spencer.