Glamcult’s essential guide to Valentine’s day 2023
A day created by St. Valentine and popularised by Shakespeare himself, there is certainly some history lying behind the eyes of the 14th of February. Whether you’re a skeptic, a soulmate-in-waiting, or a true love found, Valentines opens a dialogue for all: largely, “should we celebrate?”, “Did you get flowers? ” or, “you didn’t reserve a table?!”. Either way, love is love and we LOVE love (…and pretty things), so we made a list for you, your valentine or a friend in need of a treat! 😘
Veneda Carter, SIGNATURE HEART NECKLACE
It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to jewellery on Valentine’s! However…it has been done. This year make sure to find yourself on the right side of their heart with Veneda Carter’s Signature Heart Necklace. This piece lives outside of the clichés bringing class to the notorious valentines-symbol. Available in multiple metal options, this VC008 chain shines in both silver and gold. Check it out here!
OGBFF, I’m Gay Shorts
A Y2K, bad-bitch fantasy, OGBFF can’t seem to find their way out of our shopping basket these days! And what’s a better excuse to indulge in their indulgence than valentines? Earlier in the year they launched the Move I’m Gay series and it’s everything: pink, proud and to the point. Whilst you’re over there, we also highly recommend you check out the UR SON IS A HOE baby tee!
Aia*, Intimacy Essentials Box
If you have been following us for some time, you will already know Glamcult’s love affair with the Dutch brand Aia*. And so, it is without question that the intimacy-centric brand would feature on our Valentine’s shopping list. The Intimacy Essentials Box is everything you need for a perfect night. Including a natural lubricant, massage oil and a stimulating gel, this classy (and eco-conscious) set comes in a set of beautiful glass bottles ideal for gifting. As always, this kit is Vegan and free from animal testing, PH-balanced and perfume, silicone, sulphate and paraben free. Learn more and engage with your sexual wellness here!
A Sinner In Pearls
Who doesn’t love pears? Or a sinner? Combining the two, A Sinner In Pearls is a London-based jewellery brand creating stunning handmade pieces. You can browse their collection on FARFETCH, and delve into all its underwater beauty, however, it’s safe to say we have fallen entirely in love with their Pearl Wide Choker Necklace. This piece perfectly showcases the brand’s vintage flare and timeless aesthetic. Featuring a gold-tone lobster fastening, this choker-style necklace and is dripping with lustrous Keshi pearls. Shop the piece here!
New Amsterdam Surf Association, The World Is Your Oyster
Bringing it back to the OG aphrodisiac: The Oyster. Amsterdam-based streetwear brand, New Amsterdam Surf Association has launched the May The World Be Your Oyster series. From hoodies to tee’s and sweatshirts, there’s an option here for many a lover. Our personal fave? The ash hoodie with purple embroidery, made from 100% cotton.
YUME YUME, LOVE HEEL
Can’t say it? Show it with YUME YUME’s heart heel. This pillowy heaven comes in a variety of colours, from shining silver to a romance-infused pink colourway. Made from soft vegan leather, this 3D shoe (/art piece) is designed and inspired by the classic Suki Silhouette with a square nose and puffy straps. We love love love.
Calvin Klein, FEEL THE LOVE
Take a classic and elevate it with Calvin Klein’s FEEL THE LOVE collection. The collection has a piece for everyone, however, our favourite set of this Valentine’s day lingerie capsule collection is the mesh heart graphic print set alongside the Remembered Hearts Print boxer shorts. Coming in a subtle yet standard red and white or white and black, the design exudes lust without the discomfort that has become synonymous with February 14th underwear. Featuring the signature elastic under-band we have all come to know, this is a present for someone you truly love; providing them with the gift of comfort.
Iroha, KUSHI Vibrator
Iroha’s goal is to redefine pleasure, seeing sexual health as a key element of self-care and overall well-being. Their ‘pleasure items’ are luxurious, aesthetic AND all round great products. Their vibrators give ‘home decor’, and who doesn’t want that on their nightstand? Their Kushi vibrator is inspired by Japanese design, featuring soft, fine ridges offering a little more exploration than your average vibrator. With adjustable settings (and a whisper-quiet sound) the Kushi is rechargeable and comes with a cute storage box! Check it out here 🙂
Jil Sander, Heart Purse
Throughout this essential guide, we’ve gone for valentine’s classics but with a twist. When celebrating love there is no need to reject the classics, but there is a need to do it with style! And Jil Sander’s Heart Shaped Wallet is the perfect way to do so. Created in Italy and coming in red, baby pink and black, this calf-leather piece comes in this cute yet chic heart-shaped frame. Including a handy wrist strap and gold-coloured zipper, the details are detailing, where love is woven into every element of the design. View here to shop this special piece!