SoHi/SoLo: The week according to the Soho House barometer

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From the rise of Victorian teeth to the ignominious death of mouth taping, consider this your all-weather guide to what’s hot and what’s not in the Soho House sphere this week

Words by Teo van den Broeke

SoHi

Elves
Not only is Lord of the Rings about to conjure its way onto our screens once again, via Amazon Prime’s Mount Doom-proportioned reimagining, but Rivendell Trance (think Saltwater by Chicane and any Enya track with a beat) is also having a moment. Next up: pointy ears, PO-TAY-TOS and oily half-up hair dos. Perhaps, Pippin. Perhaps.

Soho Home Rose Water Candles
Because if the Duchess of Sussex is burning them…

Cougars
Everyone sneered at Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Johnson when the cradle robbing, sorry, falling in love, first took place and look how happy the Taylor-Johnsons are today. This goes out to you Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde. Don’t worry darlings.
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Kitten Heels (really) 
The hoofiest shoe ever to clack the halls of any mid-level insurance company worth its new boiling-water tap makes a surprise return (see Prada AW/22 for proof).

Turning up to not-your-wedding wearing white
Because if Dua Lipa can arrive in a full-blown ivory wedding dress to her pal Simon Porte Jacquemus’s Sud de France wedding then so… Well, actually, come to think of it, you probably can’t.

Sea-creature hair
We weren’t sure at first, but Nicole Kidman’s recent Portuguese man O’ war-inspired cut has grown on us like a rash.
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Victorian teeth
Blue-white Turkish tombstones are out. If you really want to make a statement with your teeth, look to the brilliantly brown stalactites and stalagmites sported by the late Queen Mum, rest her halitosis-wreathed soul. 

Taylor Swift
Midnights may just have bought Gen Z’s very own version of Dido back from the brink.

Mezcal Picantes
What the agave did we drink before?
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Be.Real
An algorithm-free app that doesn’t feature any of Brooklyn Beckham’s ‘cooking’ videos? Sign us the F up. 

ASMR clothing
Less designed to wear, more designed to squeeze until you fall asleep, Matthieu Blazy’s inaugural collection for Bottega Veneta does for our wardrobes what Dr Pimple Popper does for our brains.
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Holiday chat
We get it. Soho Roc House is fabulous, Canouan is buzzing, Tel Aviv is back, back baby. But for the love of eminently ‘borrow’-able stripey towels, read the room. It’s September, and your poor colleagues who took the last of their annual leave back in June really don’t want to hear it. Find yourself a cosy corner of 76 Dean St, Berlin House or Ludlow, grab a bottle of Primitivo and settle in for the winter like the rest of us.

Zoom calls
Because isn’t IRL human contact just fucking great?

Chaotic pixie cuts
If your hair’s the colour of melted Haribo Star Mix, then it’s not technically hair.

Dogs
Homey, hairy, partial to a daily walk, dogs are the most pandemic-era pets ever to walk the earth. Put the Covid years firmly behind you and get a cat instead. 
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Moon landings
The world is burning, NASA. Let’s sort things out at home first, eh? 

Mouth Taping
It might stop you snoring, but the slow, sad process of suffocating in your sleep by way of wrapping your mouth in gaffer tape might prove more irritating in the long run. 

Gatekeeping 
Because cultural currency is better shared than it is horded, Brenda.

Instagram
Algorithms which inexplicably favour Brooklyn Beckham’s ‘cooking’ videos? Get us the F out.

Low-rise clothes
Even if your abdominal muscles are Christina Aguilera in Dirrty-level defined, low-rise jeans, trousers and skirts are near impossible to pull off. Sorry Miu Miu, but we’re calling time. 

Triller
No one needs another TikTok.

BBLs
Dangerous and culturally problematic, Kardashian-beloved Brazilian butt lifts are a thing of the past. Real curves, however? SoHi!
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