july fixations

by clé tile | published: Jul 04, 2024

the so-called dog days are upon us, but if we’re talking torrid temps, a far more apropos — if not attractive — designation would be sultry. apt indeed, as the month’s unmissables range from the sexy to the sensual… your monthly fix of our fixations. it’s how you keep cool.

missed anything? explore fixations from june.


blighty bound?
the royal academy summer exhibition. the contemporary art fair dates back to 1769, or the bridgerton era, for perspective.
where do design, fashion, photography and the human form convene? naomi at the V&A. we did say sultry.
the hampton court palace garden festival is in full bloom, with more than your average english rose. the world’s largest garden show naturally speaks to us. shameless? sure.
where do velvet gowns and Elvis slippers come together? At Chatsworth, where the late dowager duchess of devonshire (debo, and a mitford of course) presided over a grand estate that inspired erdem’s recent collection.

boroughs + beyond
moma’s PS1 warmup from DJs to degas: it’s where music meets modern art.
collectors, compete: the east hampton antiques + design show

further afield
design tokyo, featuring future faves in the land of the rising, and quite hot, sun.
the dioriviera pop-up brings the famed fashion house to the beach. resort wear, natch.
the italian answer to art basel. or is it basil? the spoleto festival dei due mondi.


Knoll + Nick Cave fabrics



the knoll + nick cave fabric collection. you know we love texture, visual and tactile. both. in abundance.


while the who’s who of the cocktail world have crowned the batanga the must-imbibe cocktail of the season, we beg to differ. perhaps in preparation for the aforementioned bounty of britishness, we’ve selected a winner that is (surprise, surprise) decidedly classic with a modern twist: meet the frozen gin + tonic. ps: need more anglophilia?


celine zou zou eau de parfume



celine zouzou this balmy (sultry?) nod to parisienne 1960s icons. a musk-have.
arquiste, a grove by the sea a gender-free olfactory experience of summer.
loubidoo rose a rose-tinted scent for the sole by christian louboutin.

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Shades of Blue presentation at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival


the edinburgh jazz + blues festival. call it a kilty pleasure.
day in, day out festival, seattle. with carly rae jepsen + washed out.

zach bryan: the great american bar scene july 4
cigarettes after sex - X’s july 12
empire of the sun: ask that god july 26

OUTERclé’s pool party and poolside. pick your vibe.


Great Women Sculptors from Phaidon


great women sculptors. 500 years worth.
amalfi houses. seasonal, sublime.
damien hirst: to live forever (for a while). iconic masterworks.
interiors: styled by mieke ten have. you might even see clé, once or twice.
sophie bramly: yo! the early days of hip hop 1982-84 a movement born, in photography.


The Bikeriders


the bikeriders. jodie comer, austin butler + tom hardy? see: sultry.
the serpent queen. de medici, de licious. all hail her.
kinds of kindness. emma stone and willem dafoe in a decadent triptych fable.