WELCOME TO OUR FIRST EDITION OF A TASTE OF TEN, A MONTHLY ROUND UP OF TEAM TEN’S LATEST AND GREATEST OBSESSIONS. (WE DO LOVE TO BE A LITTLE NOSEY). IT’S WHAT’S COOL RIGHT NOW ACCORDING TO US. WHAT ARE WE WEARING? HOW DO WE SMELL? WHERE ARE WE EATING? WHAT ARE WE LISTENING TO? WHAT ARE WE WATCHING? WHETHER ITS SUPER-SPECIFIC, PERSONAL OR SOMETHING WE SIMPLY LIKE THE LOOK OF, THIS IS A TASTE OF TEN.
EMILY PHILLIPS – FEATURES ASSISTANT
I’m someone who – believe it or not – lives and breathes horror; horror books, horror podcasts, horror movies. The films and TV shows especially are, rather strangely, a source of comfort me, and as its Halloween this month, it’s been a cushy one. Creepshow Season 4 is the horror series I’m currently obsessed with. An anthology available exclusively on Shudder, it’s just as dark as it is fun, with really unique creature features and body horrors galore. 10/10 recommend you give it a watch while we’re still in the midst of spooky season.
PAUL TONER – DEPUTY EDITOR
I’m not really a big Halloween person, if I’m honest. I’m a bit of a party pooper and hate fancy dress. But I watched a few Halloween-appropriate films last weekend, one of them being Edward Scissorhands. I’ve never seen it before – blasphemy, I know – but I loved it! All the pastel colours, the bonkers hair cuts, Winona <3. I’ll be making it a tradition to watch it every October going forward.
SONYA MAZURYK – FASHION ASSISTANT
My favourite pairing recently is stomping around London in my brown Miista boots and matching them with some crimson red, gel nails. I’m not so fussy about where I get my nails done – just the cheapest place really. Or I go round to my sisters and do them there for a bit of quality time. Georgia has also got me into the Pret matcha lattes and I get one every time I go into work now.
GEORGIA EDWARDS – FASHION ASSISTANT
If Taylor Swift’s pumpkin-spice album ‘Evermore’ was a bag, it would be the Mini Jodie Bottega Veneta bag in Fondant. I love how relaxed it looks, whilst still looking really chic. I’m obsessed with anything autumnal and as a proud Swiftie, this bag ticks all the boxes. When the seasons turn I love donning my big boucle coat and blasting this album 24/7 through my headphones. ‘Tis the damn season, after all.
BELLA KOOPMAN – CONTRIBUTING FEATURES ASSISTANT
My housemates and I recently got a plush navy velvet sofa and are intent on making it look as fab as possible. Enter Christina Lundsteen’s striped cotton-velvet cushions – slightly on the spenny side but worth it to make a house a home.
AMALIA ALEYEVA – EDITORIAL INTERN
As a collector and an art enthusiast I always put special attention into how I decorate my apartment. One of my recent finds are the collectible items from Medicom’s BearBrick series46, specifically the one featured in the artists category inspired by the “Garden of Earthly Delights”, Triptych (1490-1500), Bosch. (rare item btw).
BENNY JEE – SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENTER
Hair is the piece of clothing you can never remove. Therefore, why not make it the centrepiece of your fashion sense. Each month I go visit Pedro Plastic (@pedroplastic) and paints my buzzcut like an art canvas. Each of his creations becomes my style staple for that month; ranging from a Yayoi Kusama pumpkin to Halloween tiger stripes. Come join the party!
ZAC APOSTOLOU – DIGITAL AND CONTENT EDITOR
My current obsession is the new Nocta tech fleece’s in all 3 colour ways, I don’t know what it is about these fleece’s but I’m head over heels. Maybe it’s the fact that Drake collabed with Nike, and I’m a big fan of him or because I’m from London and I’m trying to look like a stylish roadman. Either way I’m not gonna stop still I get them all! Wish me luck.
DAREN ELLIS – CONTRIBUTING ART DIRECTOR
Open House in Hackney hosts gong baths on Monday. You lie down and are just completely bathed in sound. It’s so relaxing, almost to the point you could fall asleep. Afterwards, you feel really rejuvenated. I went with my girlfriend and it was a great thing to do together.
OLIVIA BARRET – EDITORIAL INTERN
There’s something about a prickling chill in the air, the desire to swathe oneself in heavy fabrics and disperse candles around your room. I’m isn’t talking about the Danish phenomenon of Hygge. I’m talking about Catholicism. Oak icons dusted with gold leaf sit on my windowsill and watch (probably disapprovingly) of a) my messy room fall further into destitution and b) my forays into premarital. A cross above my bed and a doily on my bedside table may make me look like a pious young lady, however, like a 4 year old wearing a Nirvana t-shirt, I probably couldn’t recite any passage from the book genesis.
Intricate lace doilies paired with churchy smells and Mary’s pained blushing face are all riddled with tradition and yet when scattered around the lives of deeply atheist people (like myself) ensures a sort of humorous irony. Holy shit indeed.
CHARLOTTE SWINDELLS – EDITORIAL INTERN
Forget about city breaks, your newest luxury adventure lies deep within the heart of the Arabian Peninsula. First and foremost, it’s the sheer natural beauty of AlUla that captivates me. Often referred to as an “open-air museum” AlUla is an oasis that offers a trove of activities for a curious traveller and culture seeker, making it an ideal place to explore and create unforgettable memories. From its hot air balloon rides to hiking and off-road experiences. The adventurous spirit of the retreat can be felt by exploring the region’s wonders. The heart of the retreat beats with the rhythm of artistic expression, where the power of creativity and beauty of the environment harmoniously converge. AlUla is induced with art installations that interact with the natural environment. They are nothing short of captivating. The retreat is like a living history book, and I can’t get enough of it. What truly fuels my obsession with the retreat is that it not only promises an immersive experience, but multiple wellness treatments to ensure you leave feeling rejuvenated.