Everything We're Excited About This May
Maybe you’ve got Mum on the mind (after all, Mother’s Day isn’t far off) or simply want to peruse a few stylish finds. No matter what you’re looking for, our monthly instalment of WWW Hearts won’t disappoint. From Salvatore Ferragamo’s bespoke shoe service to one of the year’s most highly anticipated films, we’ve rounded up all the things you need to check out this May. Click through our slideshow to find out what they are.
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Ferragamo’s L’Icona, an exclusive online project in collaboration with photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, launches today in celebration of the Vara shoes’ 35th anniversary. After seeing how tastemakers like Olivia Palermo and Lauren Santo Domingo (on left, wearing Ferragamo’s Cropped Trench Jacket ($2400) from the S/S 13 collection with the Vara ($550) in Black) style the shoes, which feature the iconic bow and a dainty heel, you’ll get the chance to customise your own. We love the classic elegance of the Vara ($550) in Bisque and White, but the bespoke service allows you to choose the show, bow, heel, and hardware colour, as well as add your initials to the bottom of the shoe.
LEVI’s and Liberty of London’s collaboration is a fine example of transatlantic teamwork. The all-American denim label partnered with the British print masters for a capsule collection of warm weather-appropriate pieces, available May 15th on Levi’s.com. Everything from the Anorak ($250) and 501 Shorts ($90) to the 646 Shorts ($90) features garden floral prints based on Liberty of London’s archive patterns that we’ll wear all spring and summer long.
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This year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will explore punk’s impact on fashion since the ‘70s. If you can’t make it to the exhibit, which runs from May 9th-August 14th, we suggest snagging its companion publication ($45). This coffee table-worthy tome features designers like Vivienne Westwood and Ann Demeulemeester, examining how punk’s anti-establishment attitude has influenced their work.
We can’t wait to watch director Baz Luhrmann’s vision of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, in theatres May 10th. Look out for decadent ‘20s-inspired costumes from Miuccia Prada, who pulled pieces from the Prada and Miu Miu archives specifically for the movie, and opulent Tiffany & Co. jewels. And don’t forget to download the film’s soundtrack, which was executive produced by Jay-Z and The Bullitts, and will feature songs by the rapper himself, The xx, Lana Del Rey, and Florence and the Machine.
Matthew Williamson's rich colours and bold patterns have made their way into Benefit's Limited Edition The Rich Is Back ($34) palette, a feast for the eyes that’s out later this month. Gold and teal eye shadows live alongside a mini-tube of mascara, blush, and lip gloss--all inspired by the ‘70s, the decade from which Williamson derives much of his inspiration and during which Benefit was founded in San Francisco. You don't need to be disco-bound to put this kit to good use!
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We can always count on Miu Miu for the season’s coolest pair of shades, and true to form, their Rasoir Sunglasses ($335 each) are already a favourite among stylesetters (Rihanna’s already been spotted wearing them). Available in black, white, pink, and tortoiseshell, these striking, cat-eye sunglasses are abruptly cut off at the bottom of the frame, resulting in a cool, edgy look.