The Lunchtime Edit

Your 5 key buys this month

Words by Nicole Thomsen
May 4th, 2018

From the latest fashion trends to the newest book releases and beauty launches, the Lunchtime Edit is all about the little things that you can shop or simply enjoy on your lunch break. This week we’re bringing you a makeup bag must-have, sunglasses to add to cart now and your next summer read.


1/ This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up

Loved by Victoria Beckham and beauty professionals alike, This Works In Transit Camera Close-up is the multitasking hero product everyone needs this summer. Masquerading as a mask, moisturiser and primer in one, it rapidly erases signs of fatigue while giving your skin a boost of hydration, ensuring you’re photo-ready in a matter of minutes. If there’s one thing missing from your makeup bag, it’s this.

Shop In Transit Camera Close-Up, €35.45, at

2/ The New Utility

The term “boilersuit” may not immediately evoke fond fashion memories but if there’s one key buy this season, the all-in-one comes top of the list. Take it from the spring/summer collections where Chloé delivered a fitted denim variation while Christian Dior played with black leather and Isabel Marant opted for shiny metallic. For a more wearable take, the utilitarian-inspired Belted Cotton Jumpsuit from COS is perfect for upping your off-duty style this summer. Buy now before it’s sold out.

Shop Belted Cotton Jumpsuit, €99, at

COS Belted Cotton Jumpsuit


3/ Almost Love by Louise O’Neill

From the Irish best selling author of Asking For It and Only Ever Yours comes Louise O’Neill’s new novel, Almost Love, a story which takes a look at how dangerous, painful and addictive love can be. Almost Love explores the relationship between Sarah and Matthew, twenty years her senior. Having lost her mother at a young age, Sarah has a contorted view of how relationships should be. O’Neill delves into the psychological effects this has on Sarah and her ideas of romantic love.

The relationship between Sarah and Matthew is a toxic one but Sarah doesn’t realise; she thinks love is supposed to hurt. Sarah slowly sacrifices everything in her life just to be with Matthew, despite the fact that he will only see her in secret. Sarah is on the verge of losing everything but she can’t help it, she is addicted to Matthew.

Shop Almost Love, £10, at

4/ Barely There Sunglasses

With angular cat-eye styles at Louis Vuitton and the power prints of Versace, sunglasses dominated this season’s catwalk accessories. Now as the sun starts to shine again, the streets are framed with new takes on old styles, colourful lenses and glittered OTT gems.

One brand that has reshaped the round sunglasses and the accessories industry is the avant-garde Roberi and Fraud. In less than a year, the brand has created an entire on-trend collection with the world’s most influential wearing their products regularly. Bella Hadid, Jourdan Dunn and Elsa Hosk are just some of the celebrities donning the coveted barely there Black Doris 2.0. In keeping with Kourtney Kardashian, pair yours with a utilitarian style jumpsuit as above. Pre-order now.

Shop Black Doris 2.0 Sunglasses, $195, at

Roberi and Fraud Black Doris 2.0
Kourtney Kardashian



5/ Fine China

Created by a husband and wife design team based in rural England, Chase and Wonder creates an eclectic array of home delights using traditional techniques to print and produce products such as these Victorian-inspired fine china dinner plates. Inspired by English heritage, history and antique curiosities, this covetable and uniquely quirky collection has been featured in design emporiums such as Liberty London, Harrods, and the Victoria and Albert Museum to name but a few. With over 15 styles of prints to choose from including Pot-bellied pigs, lions in top hats and butterflied ladies, this is an incredible collectable collection to delight any guest.

Shop Fine China Plates, £25-£35, at

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