The Glass team’s inspirations for autumn

Rose Seljuke perfume by Chopard Haute Parfumerie

What I love about autumn is the opportunity to wear lush rich seasonally appropriate fragrances, and my choice is the gorgeous, warming and complex Rose Seljuke perfume from Chopard’s Haute Parfumerie Gardens of Paradise range with notes of Damascene rose, oriental woods, Madagascan vanilla, tonka bean and Peruvian balm created by perfume genius Alberto Morillas.

by Caroline Simpson, Editor in Chief

£240, EDP, 100ml and is available at Harrods


Amly Balm

The Deep Reveal nourishing cleansing balm from Amly Botanicals

My favourite and most effective way to cleanse my face is to use a balm, I find they are gentle and so don’t dry out my sensitive prone to flaky skin, and for this  autumn I am eagerly anticipating using Deep Reveal, produced on an organic farm in southern England from British brand Amly Botanicals.

by Caroline Simpson, Editor in Chief

The Deep Reveal Balm retails at £18 for 15ml, £52 for  100ml and is available from here


Sheep Inc’s Merino wool sweaters are 100 per cent biodegradable

The planet has reached a crisis point and we can no longer consume in such irresponsible ways. I have pledged to take part in Extinction Rebellion’s boycott of fast fashion and am delighted that the world’s first carbon-negative fashion brand has arrived. Far from greenwashing, Sheep Inc puts its money where its mouth is, and its 100 per cent biodegradable Merino wool sweaters support biodiversity projects and are designed to last a lifetime, or more.

by Nicola Kavanagh, Editorial Director

Bistro Terrace in L’Albereta, Italy

The panama hat by Nadia C

To gather some thoughts for Glass’s travel features for 2020, I will be taking myself off to L’Albereta, Italy, a former private villa and now an exclusive Umbrian hilltop retreat set in magnificent grounds. It is hidden in the hills of Franciacorta, famed for its production of the finest sparkling white wine. While there, I’ll be sitting on the terrace, glass in hand, wearing my beautiful panama hat by Nadia C, which I found while trawling through Fenwick in London’s Bond Street. Not only does it protect me from the Italian sunshine, but it’s handmade from 100 per cent natural, organic and ethically sourced Toquilla straw from Colombia.

Amanda Bernstein, Glass Travel Editor

The work-out space at the Third Space Islington health club

This month sees the opening of Third Space Islington, the sixth branch of London’s most luxurious health club. Since launching in Soho in 2001, Third Space has developed a reputation for providing superior training facilities in super-fancy surroundings. The newest outlet in North London won’t disappoint – expect an amphitheater-style cycle studio, a dedicated hot yoga space, and a six-lane swimming pool with high-tech filtration that keeps the water permanently purified.
Try a signature class – Sweat X and Formula 3 are winners – before taking respite in the warming Red Cedar sauna or marbled ceramic steam room. If you have kids, a purpose-built family space is on-site – the first of its kind in the Third Space roster. And if you’re trying to get away from it all, the club’s Quiet Rooms come with guided meditation options. When self-care is this glamorous, there’s no excuse.
Derby Jones, Lifestyle and food writer
The Anuka Loka Twist Pendant

Jewellery is such a personal statement and should reflect its wearer. That’s why I love Anuka. Known for their modern and bold designs, they are the first jewellers to use Provenance technology. Not only beautiful, every item is fully traceable so you can see the exact journey your jewellery has been on. Each piece is ethically made from either recycled silver or Fairmined gold from a certified corporation who put back into artisanal mines, ensure equal pay, equal opportunity and a gentler environmental impact.

Anuka Loka Twist Pendant retails at £120 and is available at Anuka Jewellery

Katie Felstead, Fashion Director


Namita Khade knitwear worn by Chi Virgo, left, photographer Danika Magdelena, and Rupi Kaur, right, photographer Carlota Guerrero

This autumn, I am inspired by knitwear made by Nami Khade, a second-year Fashion Design Knitwear student at Central Saint Martins. Khade has reimagined the traditional knit material with a modern and innovative eye to produce wonderful dresses, tops, and skirts; clothing that is on the top of my wish list for my autumn wardrobe. Khade’s design aesthetic is influenced by the women she looks up to within her British Asian community, and each of her pieces celebrates traditional weaving techniques and her own Indian heritage; delicate reference points that are moulded with robust elements such as chains and silverware, leather, and structured and boxy form.

Khade addresses misjudged preconceptions of Indian culture by designing clothes that celebrate the female form, show skin and offer a toughened up approach to femininity with metalware and fraying.

For autumn, therefore, Namita Khade is my inspiration. Not only for her beautiful knitwear aesthetic and design, but also for her work ethic and sense of purpose.

Lily Rimmer, Managing Editor and Deputy Editor

Atlas by Laboratory Perfumes

Making fragrances the old-fashioned way, but with a philosophy fit for modern day, Laboratory Perfumes presents a necessary innovation in scent-making. Believing that your sex shouldn’t define your taste, founder Aaron Firth created the company believing that perfume should be gender-free. Surprisingly, I found myself drawn to the fragrances most would describe as “masculine”, in particular their Atlas scent. It’s an infusion of tobacco, rum, vanilla, hay and Cognac, and I found myself falling in love with a fragrance I would never even thought of trying!

Emma Hart, Assistant to Editor-in-Chief

Lana Del Rey’s latest album, Norman F*#king Rockwell

Nothing says autumn like an outdoor concert. As the sun sets over sunny Cal and the sky turns to hues of soft peach and rose blush, who better to sing in the month of October than the heavenly songstress herself Lana Del Rey. Fresh from her August 30 release of the hugely anticipated album Norman F*#king Rockwell come such songs as Venice Bitch, F#%K It I Love You and my favourite The Greatest and it really is … prepare yourself for an end-of-year Lana obsession (if you’re not obsessed already). You’ll be echoing the great lady herself I Had A Ball so why not join her live and book your tickets!

Sheridan Ward, LA Grooming Editor

*LDR: Lana Del Rey at the Rose Bowl October 10 LA *


Artist Dian Chen’s pieces often reflect gender and identity issues

When I saw Dian Chen’s work at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design jewellery show, I lived. Chen uses metallic chips, rubber tubes, metal bars, plastic beads, and pieces of acrylic to come up with clever and playful compositions that work with weight and balance, which also allow the wearer to reconfigure the jewellry and change its colours. Her pieces reflect her interest –and mine– on gender identity issues. They’re physical interpretations of hardcore cyberfeminist theories by the brilliant Rosi Braidotti and Donna Haraway, and I’ll be wearing a couple of them when I teach my architectural design classes during the autumn term.

Regner Ramos, Space Editor