August, On Paper
It may be ironic to discuss a digital detox here online, but every month our favourite past-time is to seek some time out from the constant stream of emails, feeds and fodder, find a quiet nook and devour all things paper! Yes, our electronic devices are never too far away, but there is something so luxurious about turning actual pages, dog-marking novels, wiping coffee drips away, and sharing a pile of current magazines...simply, perfectly, heaven. Below, discover what we've been reading this month.
NOVEL TO READ | CRAZY RISH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan
Never has a day passed by so quickly than when we sat down on a cold winter’s day with Kevin Kwan’s first novel, Crazy Rich Asians. This can’t-put-down, laugh-out-loud fictional satire about three of Asia’s wealthiest families (think private jets, couture fittings and 24k gold dusted desserts) is totally addictive and above all, hilariously insightful. Unless you are completely comfortable rolling on the floor in fits of laughter with tears streaming down your face (no judgement, it happens to the best of us!), we recommend reading about the in’s-and-out’s of this totally ridiculous jet-set lifestyle in private! Before you know it, Peik Lin is your BFF (we wish!) and now that it’s over we find ourselves missing the characters as if we’ve been friends for years!
Fear not, Kwan's China Rich Girlfriend follows on in the series. And we just cannot wait for the movie to be released - the biggest question now is who will be cast as Nick, Rachel and our favourite Astrid?!
MAGAZINE TO CONSUME | LOVE SS16 Edited by Katie Grand
Lily Rose Depp, child of incredible genes, graces the cover of LOVE's SS16 edition dedicated to clubs. With it's strong and authentic voice, and true Brit grit, LOVE is always a unique point of view in what can be a beige, sterile fashion-editorial world.
Editorials cleverly blur music and fashion references from the 70s, 80s, 90s and noughties, all whilst showcasing amazing new pieces from this season's collections. It's no accident that current beauties Gigi Hadid, Julia Nobis and Kendall Jenner peer at us through these pages, injecting the today into shoots referencing the past.
There's always a lot to love about LOVE. As we start to feel spring in the air here, it's a refreshing and intoxicating point of view to absorb!
Cover shot by Willy Vanderperre.