words by Marie-Pauline Cesari

Valentine’s Day season is on! Whether you've been married for 10 years, in a relationship for 3 months, practicing open love, or simply enjoying a relationship with yourself… This period is marked by a flurry of advertisements and celebrations of love in all its forms. At Numéro Netherlands, while we are certainly not against love, we are particularly in favor of gifts. That's why we've put together a Valentine's Day wish list (in 3 parts, so stay tuned!), complete with shades of pink and red, to give you a great reason to spoil your loved ones or, of course, yourself!

We wanted to kick off this list with a recommendation, and even a claim, in this season of love: take care of yourself! And for that, nothing beats a skincare routine! As mentioned earlier, only pink and red products will be featured in this article, and it just so happens that The Ordinary offers a pink skincare product with a milky aspect that we adore.

Discover this multi-active solution designed to help repair the skin barrier, soothe discomfort, and reduce the appearance of redness. Doesn’t it look like a strawberry-flavored milk to you?

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to give (or treat ourselves, as we staunchly advocate for self-love) unconditional and timeless pieces. And what is more timeless than a handbag? A Loewe bag, of course. For this occasion, we have decided to showcase the little novelty of the season: the Flamenco.

Launched in the 1980s, the Flamenco Clutch cinches closed using drawstring pulls finished in signature coiled knots. There is also an XL version, crafted in nappa calfskin. Okay, we admit it’s neither pink nor red, but Burgundy. But isn’t it just stunning?

You’re burning with love for your partner? Tell them with a candle! And who better than Dyptique to perfume your interior with the sensual and intoxicating scent of tuberose.

Within the vessel of red, hand-blown glass, this precious white flower from Southern India reveals its fresh, green notes. A haunting, captivating scent to fragrance your home. 

At Numéro Netherlands, we love fashion, but we especially love it when fashion serves comfort. That’s why we wanted to showcase our current favorite pair of sneakers, which luckily enough, feature the two standout colors of this article, namely pink and red? Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Copenhagen fashion designer Cecilie Bahnsen drew inspiration from the idea of upcycling for the GT-2160 sneaker. The shoe’s design combines sporty elements with the designer’s characteristic feminine aesthetic. Don’t just walk, but run to get yourself this pair!

Yet another perfect combination of red and pink here, but this time with a touch of added sexiness, as we decided to put some playfulness in this article. This lingerie set will steal your heart. Featuring unlined cups beneath the feminine balconette neck and a supportive underwire, this smooth Stretch Satin style and its matching panty will have you feeling sexy in comfort.

And to conclude this first list in style, we have chosen to highlight an exclusive collaboration between the brands Ganni and Ace and Tate. We present to you the Dakota model in Cherry Bomb. But hurry up, the models of the collaboration are selling out fast! 

Keep an eye out for Part 2, coming soon!

List curated by Maria Mota, Claudia Aisa & Marie-Pauline Cesari