the CHIC ESCAPE:
grand Hôtel Nord-Pinus, Arles
The original chic south-of-France bolthole, this former bullfighters' watering hole was made hip in the '50s by Picasso and Jean Cocteau and still remains a retreat for rebel intellectuals. The suites are famously louche – number 10 is adorned with Helmut Newton's 1973 nude image of Charlotte Rampling. nord-pinus.com
A shearling coat
Shrug on a fuzzy coat for an effortlessly cool, luxurious fall statement. Hero picks include Roberto Cavalli's ruby-red take and Each X Other's gray ombre-dye version. Style with spray-on skinny jeans, or a velvet minidress, bare legs if you dare, and leather shoe-boots for rock-star edge.
THREE OF THE BEST
Coat by Emilio Pucci; sweater by Equipment; skirt by Miu Miu; boots by Gianvito Rossicredits
Words: Natalie Rigg; Lydia Bell. Photograph: Ben Weller