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Rene Macdonald's Hotlist

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“A suit is always a good option for dressing up. Our pink heart suit would be great for the racing, and the matching bralet could be for the party afterwards!”
“These sunglasses are everything I love in a pair – oversized with an unusual, unmissable frame. They’d work really well with the Totême hat for a stunning look.”
“I recently got Missoma’s gorgeous chain bracelet, which I wear every day. I’m known for loving rings, but as my husband keeps reminding me, I only have so many fingers!”
“I’ll be wearing this dress to a variety of summer events. What I love is that it can be dressed up with heels or down with trainers/flats for a garden party.”
"Our burnt-orange velvet suit is definitely one of my favourites – for the colour, the leather trim and the lushest of velvets.”
“My obsession with 79 Luxe’s Golden Oil is ridiculous. I always take it on holiday and love it in the summer. Who doesn’t like a subtle shimmer?”
“This hat is all drama, perfect for a garden party or the races. It’s a bit off-piste for me, being black, but the shape is everything.”
“This shirt-and-trouser set is 100% silk and feels like a second skin. It’s also a great update on the pyjama trend. For me, the vibrancy of the mango colour just makes me feel like summer’s here.”
“I always go to my friend Jess Collett for hats. She takes great care of her clients and is happy to customise. She literally doesn’t let you leave until you’re smiling.”
“I’m a big chunky watch person. My wrists are slender, so anything small gets a bit lost. This is a classic fantasy buy and, while expensive, a piece I’d keep forever and eventually hand down to a very special person.”
“Unusually for me, my current favourite shoes are Roger Vivier slingbacks. I don’t usually go for this heel height, so these were a surprise love. They’re super-comfortable and I love the vibrant colours.”
“I adore Laura Mercier’s lipsticks – my favourite is Chocolat Divin. They’re moisturising, so you don’t get dry lips, and no matter how bad the day is, a slick of lip always cheers me up and makes me feel instantly glamorous.”
“I usually refer to underwear as scaffolding – the essential magic that goes on beneath. My go-to is Nubian Skin, they do every skin tone imaginable for women of colour.”
“I was lucky enough to be given my LarAllan clutch. I was sold as soon as I spotted the malachite detail. It’s a great size for night or day and, as if the vibrant pink were not enough, it also has a bright contrast lining.”
“My love for Summerill & Bishop goes back years. I used to walk past this store in my 20s and peer longingly through the windows. We did a table-linen collaboration with them several years ago; it was a special, full-circle moment for me.”