In search of your next dinner destination? Or, perhaps, are you looking to inject some life into your wardrobe with the addition of a summer-ready ‘fit? Well, in a bid to offer our readers some inspiration, the Wonderland team is here to tell you what we have been loving recently. From new TV series and fashion and beauty must-haves to the hottest art shows, head below to see what has caught the attention of our team in this week’s Wonderland Loves round-up …
From Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Tate Modern, unlikely hypebeast fashion collabs and Netflix’s Halston, see what our team is loving right now.
Dayna Southall, Social Media Editor
Listening – “Itty Bitty Piggy” – Nicki Minaj
If we’re going to keep this all the way real, my inner barb screamed when I heard Nicki Minaj was going to return to the rap game. Dropping her iconic single “Itty Bitty Piggy” on streaming services has had me breaking the repeat button all week and running up those streams. Oh, and that new single with Drake and Lil Wayne has me reliving my 2010s fantasies.
Beauty – Fenty Skin Tint
I know the sun is currently hiding, but summer is approaching and I have been scouring the internet for a new skin tint for those scorching hot days and Rih Rih came through with a new product. Super lightweight and glowy, the product glides so easily across your face with a brush and lasts all day.
Watching – Pretty Little Liars
Even though there is an abundance of new shows right now, sitting back and rediscovering an old fav hits different, and I’m currently spending my evening’s binge-watching Pretty Little Liars. Now I know the show got a lot of stick for its confusing ending, but those “who’s done it?” and “are we ever going to catch A?” scenes have me on the edge of my seat.
Erica Rana, Editorial Assistant
Dressing – @khadelimbu and Sources Unknown
I am super into knitwear at the moment, and, after seeing Kim K supporting the knitwear collaborative @khadelimbu, my obsession was confirmed! The design duo is made up of CSM graduates Namita Khade and Smriti Limbu and they have been dropping some beautiful patchwork and cut-out knitwear garments on the ‘gram that truly are to die for. In a bid to inject some knitwear into my wardrobe, I have just invested in a knitted two-piece, which consists of a midnight black knitted bustier and trousers from the multi-concept store Sources Unknown. So, I am championing summer knitwear for sure.
Watching – Halston and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
As a self-proclaimed fashion lover, I am very excited about the prospect at a peak behind the fashion curtain with Netflix’s Halston, which dropped last week. Also, the new season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is out this week, and, as a die-hard fan of the cast, I am thoroughly excited at the prospect of drama and 90210 gossip galore.
Social Media – @upnextdesigner
This is by far my favourite account to follow right now. After being put on to it by one of my best friends, I quickly realised that if you want to see who is literally up next in fashion, you should be keeping an eye on this account. Creative director @albertayal uses the platform to spotlight international emerging designers and offers a look at some of their most noteworthy pieces.
Bailey Slater, Contributing Writer
Listening – Sugababes celebrate the 20th Anniversary of One Touch
I’ve always been a Sugababe at heart, so when I saw the band sharing teasers for an upcoming project you best believe I was HYPED. Not only are they releasing a bunch of unreleased b-sides and other tidbits from their debut album, they’ve also got a bunch of remixes from the likes of Blood Orange and MNEK to share. And yes, I’ve already preordered the signed vinyl.
Dressing – Juicy Couture Sport at TK Maxx
Finally, finding a Juicy Couture zip up that fits down my long arms and over my Covid belly was always going to be a win, but the fact that it’s pink too? It’s beyond a little bit iconic, luv…
Watching – Real Housewives Of Cheshire
Must’ve burnt through at least 6 seasons already with my housemates since starting the franchise last month. There’s just nothing like watching rich WAGs with the strongest northern drawls argue about outstanding £500k loans, plastic surgery, or even throw drinks over each other at christenings. The other reality show girls could NEVER.
Maybelle Morgan, Online Editor
Doing – Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
In a year of doom-scrolling and immense uncertainty, there was nothing more familiar and reassuring than stepping foot back inside an art exhibition again this week. Beauty! Art! My sanity! They still exist and were very much intact as I took to the Tate Modern for Yayoi Kusama’s staggering installations. Comprised of her dizzying Chandelier of Grief, complete with flickering lights and our own bemused reflection (to suggest we can enjoy beauty and sadness at the same time), and then her infamous Infinity Mirrored Room, which I can only liken to following the Japanese artist down an acid-tinged rabbit hole. Don’t miss from 18 May to 18 June.
Buying – ASICS x Vivienne Westwood
Hideous and hypebeast in equal measure. The exact intersection on the venn diagram that my deepest obsessions lie – and the latest drop from the Japanese sneaker brand and the British punk powerhouse did not disappoint. The ASICS x VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE are available in two colourways, by my fave is unashamedly the brown akin to the smudgy shade of canyon rock, intercut with neon red flashes and humble hiking laces.
Watching: Killers of the Flower Moon & Jungle Cruise
OK, admittedly less watching, more feverishly anticipating the TX dates on both of these film projects – but what do they have in common? My under-appreciated king, Jesse Plemons. In Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Plemons takes the lead alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, playing an FBI agent investigating a series of murders in Oklahoma in the early 1920s. In Jungle Cruise – that’s right, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s friendly adventure film based on the Disney theme park ride – Plemons will play the villain: “God, I really went for it with that one. We’ll see what happens. It’s as big as I’m capable of being.” You have my curiosity and my recognition, good sir!
Ella Bardsley, Editor
Doing – Campania & Jones
As soon as England’s restaurants opened their doors (or more aptly – gardens) back in March I pried open my laptop to book a table at my favourite restaurant, Campania & Jones. A gem that’s becoming increasingly less hidden thanks to Instagram, you won’t accidentally stumble across it. Tucked away behind Columbia Road’s The Royal Oak pub, it feels like you’re in the homely atmosphere of your own kitchen – if it had accidentally been swallowed by the artisans of Italy and filled with inimitable food that can’t be concocted with a step-by-step recipe in less than 5 minutes. My (im)patiently awaited reservation falls next Friday, it only took two months. Pass me the menu.
Dressing – Two-pieces
Apart from too many Aperol Spritz’s on a weekday and any excuse to be by the seaside, there’s only one more thing I’ll never say no to: a two-piece outfit. Perfect for lazy dressers who want the elegance of seeming ‘put together’ with the seductive ease of throwing on a tracksuit, go to’s include my Adidas x Wales Bonner’s maroon slice of heaven (with a detachable blue knitted collar – I know!), Bimba Y Lola’s loosely fitted bubblegum pink ensemble, and the most recent addition to the worryingly proliferating family, Baum Und Pferdgarten’s, dreamily tailored shirt and trousers, infested with stripes that look haphazardly collaged together. No one’s gonna miss me when I cross the road this summer.
Watching – Shadow and Bone
When the disappointing finale of Line of Duty (naturally) left a gaping hole that could only be fulfilled by more time-consuming series’, Shadow and Bone made a leap of faith onto my screen. 8 episodes later, and I’m already awaiting season 2. Fusing a fantasy world with the issues reverberating around our all too real own, it offers a healthy dose of escapism whilst leaving the door slightly ajar to let you return and ponder on your own not-so-distant reality.