maria francesca pepe amore mono earring , sophia webster flamingo frill sandals , jo malone red roses cologne , sephora be atomic lip balm (available in store at sephora), the daily edited red heart clutch , victoria’s secret kiss triangle bra , victoria’s secret embroidered cheekini panty , cire trudon + yazbukey candle , valentino ‘l’amour’ silk scarf , proenza schouler wide-leg pants , beautyblender blotterazzi , ellery delores top
Date: Moonlight Cinema and picnic
Drink: Pimms Punch
Power Couple: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
For the first-daters with hearts in their eyes and butterflies in their tummies, take a leap of (fashion) faith with a cute and flirty look. Sweet and serendipitous; flounce around in a floral flip dress, accent your outfit with kitsch and kooky accessories and a lick of red lippie to add just a little heat. Stick to traditional tender hues of red, but play with fun French navy and a sprinkling of gold in favour of black. Fragrance should be punchy and youthful; hair out, long and au natural. Be generous with giggles and bat those lashes because first dates are meant to be fun.
delfina delettrez lips piercing earring , DIOR DIORLINER IN 298 NAVY BLUE , kenzo flower by kenzo eau florale edt limited edition , preen kent sunglasses , estee lauder the rouge look pure colour envy sculpting lipstick , mimi holliday deadly nightshade triangle bra , mimi holliday deadly nightshade hipster thong , alison lou love u earrings , bella freud ‘loving’ candle , alexandre birman alice navy suede and cobra sandals , realisation par the ozzie pansy dress
Date: Hotel room and room service
Drink: Champagne, (and lots of it)
Power Couple: Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles
Ooh la la. Sizzle Valentine’s Day away with a lustful night in; hotel room booked and champagne on ice for this provocative princess and her partner in crime. Lace up those lady lumps in a sexy, black one-piece (peep holes permitted), however leave a little to the imagination as you cover up in a silky, red robe dress. Stilettos are obligatory, whilst scent should be heady and piquant. Take heed of V-Day clichés with whipped cream, strawberries and bubbles aplenty (because when else can you?). Beauty beckons va-va-voom vibes; a feline flicked eye, big, bouncy curls and rich, red, kiss-me lips, of course. Remember, room service is always a good idea.
NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK , WHIPPED CREAM , ETAT LIBRE D’ORANGE DANGEROUS COMPLICITY , MAC REBEL EYES GEL LINER , KEVYN AUCOIN THE VOLUME MASCARA , FOR LOVE & LEMONS DELILAH LACE BODYSUIT , DOLCE & GABBANA SACRED HEART EARRINGS , SENSO SAMANTHA BLACK HEEL , FORNASETTI ‘BACIO’ CANDLE , ZIMMERMANN SUEDED SILK WRAP ROBE
Date: Country escape
Drink: Crisp Rosé
Power Couple: Romeo and Juliet
Ah, the sweet, saccharine notes of young love. For those still flouncing away in a loved-up state of bliss with an impending diamond on the pink-dipped horizon, romanticism is certainly not dead. Colour yourself in candy shades and sweetly cut silhouettes for a slight folkloric foray into V-Day. Makeup is peachy and pearlescent, fragrance is floriated and soft and virgin hair will complement the look. Say sayonara to the city and escape to a verdant winery, bucolic cottage or countryside spa, where frolicking in the long grass, picking strawberries and wine tasting are all on the agenda. Not for the romantically squeamish; nomadic lovers apply here.
too faced sweethearts perfect flush blush , tom ford lola sunglasses , Acqua Di Parma’s special Edition Rosa Nobile (available 9 feb at david jones), aquazzura christy glittered point-toe flats , evo love touch shine spray , l’agent dani balcony bra , l’agent dani mini brief , DELFINA DELETTREZ LIPS PIERCING EARRING , diptyque rosaviola candle , charlotte tilbury date night duo , zimmermann mischief rosette laced dress
Date: Ballet and a swish dinner
Drink: Penfolds Grange
Power Couple: Beyonce and Jay Z
Veterans of love: the long-time lovers who are in it for the long haul. Classicism reigns supreme, but an avant-garde touch will do just the trick for a night of grandeur proportions. With a modernist poise, don structured slacks and beautiful bustiers, whilst curated and crafted accessories complete the look. Monochrome with slices of colour pack a sophisticated yet special punch. Wear your iconic scent, for hints of romantic nostalgia, and pair your smoky eye with dark nails for a soupçon of sexiness. Be dazzled by prancing ballerinas, swirl your red and go hand in hand, like the old days.
eve lom cleanser , chanel le vernis in 219 black satin , by maria christofilis fleur 09 edp , lanvin love keychain , Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage , agent provocateur leisa bra , agent provocateur leisa brief , byredo gingembre candle , charlotte olympia forever young platform sandals , oscar de la renta tangerine silk tassel earrings , maticevski intermix wrap pant , maticevski magnificant bodice stripe
Date: Cocktails, dancing and more cocktails
Drink: Cosmopolitans, because, why not?
Power Couple: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda
Single and not quite ready to mingle? Fear not. Grab your bitty brigade and paint the town red, en masse. One for the single ladies, forgo the come-hither vibes and hit the high-fashion brief – this is the time to parade those high-necks and fancy footwear most men squirm at. Go all girl-power and burn up the D-floor (suitably of course, no broken Sophia Webster heels here) and keep the cocktails coming (and coming). More is more with makeup and hair; hot pink pouts, fab, faux lashes and bouncy, brushed-out locks. In the poignant words of The Pussycat Dolls, ‘I don’t need a man!’
bobbi brown art stick in electric pink , modelco fibre lash brush on false lashes , dolce & gabbana dolce floral drops , lanvin boucles d’oreilles clips gina earrings , cloud nine the micro wand , dolce & gabbana lace and polka-dot balconette bra , DOLCE & GABBANA high-waisted LACE AND POLKA-DOT Briefs , givenchy teint couture cushion fluid foundation (available in store at sephora), maison balzac le rose candle , sophia webster lilico underwater sandal , peter pilotto embellished crepe dress
Story, edit and layout by Chrisanthi Kaliviotis.