At home with Pangaia

With jackets made from wildflowers, self-cleaning t-shirts made from seaweed and logos made from air pollution, Pangaia’s methods are certainly not conventional. They offer wardrobe essentials that are created with are bio-based, recycled fibres and innovative materials. Because of their outside perspective on the fashion industry, they produce refreshingly thoughtful collections.

A glance at Roop

This adorable accessory brand was created in 2019 by Natasha Fernandes Anjo, who makes everything herself by hand. She was inspired by furoshiki – a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to carry things. The bags can be worn for any occasion, whether you’re going on a picnic, going out with friends or even to a […]

A glance at Rixo

English brand Rixo was created by Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey in 2015. The brand focuses on playful, bold prints with a retro, bohemian feel, inspired by the designers’ love of vintage clothing. A see-now-buy-now attitude is less and less appealing and a brand that is shifting this focus is Rixo.

A glance at Vestiaire Collective

In an age of never-ending newness, I find that having something unique or vintage is much more sophisticated and interesting than fawning over the latest trend. In a sea of the same ‘It’ items that are on everyone else’s shopping list, it’s refreshing to try something different.

A glance at Sleeper

In this post I’m looking at the brand Sleeper, a pyjama brand that’s much more than just pyjamas. The designs are sophisticated with a fun, lighthearted vibe, which makes them easy not only wear at home but for many other occasions. It’s a delightfully playful brand whose easy yet elevated pyjamas also have an ethically […]

A glance at GANNI

I am going to start writing a number of blog posts where I look into different brands offering responsibly made clothes and accessories. I’m starting off with GANNI, a Danish brand known for its bold prints, effortless Scandinavian style and understated silhouettes. You might have even seen the iconic Ganni Girls on Instagram. For GANNI, […]

Vintage Velvet

Those Autumn afternoons when the blazing heat of the day disappears and there is a slight chill in the air as the sun is setting. At the beginning of Autumn it can be difficult to choose what to wear; even though summer is over the weather is just as warm. A little dress and a bolero are ideal for making the transition to the new season.

Icicle Store

Icicle is a slow fashion brand from Shanghai, it opened last September on the Iconic George V it’s a must see visit if you’re in Paris. The store is more than just a brand it’s a lifestyle where every detail is carefully crafted and curated with either books or home decorations.

Vintage Stores in Paris

I find that the clothes you find in vintage stores always have so much more character than the typical high street stores. Nothing is worse than buying a piece of clothing and as soon as you leave the store you’ve spotted at least 5 people wearing exactly the same item.

Winter Walks

Despite the chilly weather, it’s always nice to go on a refreshing walk in winter. It’s great to enjoy the crisp blue sky (when it’s actually sunny!).  Grab a take-away coffee to keep you warm whilst you wander through the Tuileries. Find one of the iconic green chairs with your coffee – it’s ideal to […]

Winter Wear

Every December I always enjoy passing through Place Vendôme to see all the decorations. There’s something magical about the Christmas season in Paris. Seeing the floating trees at Le Bon Marché whilst trying to find the perfect gift. Exploring the Marché de Noël in the Tuileries and taking in the scent of roasted chestnuts. And […]

Autumn Tones

Neutral, warm, muted tones. That time when the weather becomes more crisp and chilly. The landscapes and cityscapes become amber, auburn, golden. Autumn is that wonderful time of year when you get to start layering (in a sophisticated manner). For outfits I like to have quite muted, neutral colours but have a dash of lightness, […]

Back Side / Dos à la mode exhibition

Musée Bourdelle has just opened its doors to a new exhibition: “Back Side /Dos à la mode”. The exhibition, curated by Alexandre Samson, displays the work of numerous designers – Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe, Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli and The Row, to name but a few.It explores the fascination with the back in fashion, whether it’s […]

The Summer Shirt

I love the look of wearing a shirt over swimwear – just throwing it over a bikini or swimsuit. Perfect to get through summer whilst tanning without burning. The shirt is something that is loose, light but still sophisticated. And choosing one in a bright colour makes it not too formal. I have always loved […]

How to wear knitwear in summer

The idea of wearing knits in summer sounds rather odd, you might immediately think of cardigans and jumpers. But recently I bought some knitwear pieces, and I can’t wait for winter to wear them. For some reason summer knits remind me of the Côte d’Azur and Brigitte Bardot in the 1950’s. I’m always looking for […]

Summer dress in the city

Paris in the summer has something special about it, more than any other city I’ve visited. Usually I don’t get to stay in Paris for too long during the summer, but this year I decided to spend more time enjoying the city whilst it’s warm. Whether it’s going to the markets in the morning, strolling […]

Blue Tones in Place Vendôme

  Now that Spring is finally here I love to wear just a blouse with jeans – goodbye to heavy jackets!  I’m always drawn to a silk version.  In Spring it’s perfect weather to wear this wonderful fabric – thin enough not to be too warm and the long sleeves are great if you want […]

The Belted Blazer

This is one of my favourite style takes – pairing a blazer and a belt. The blazer is such a key item in any wardrobe and adding a belt really helps to create a tailored look. If you have an oversized blazer, cinch it in with a belt for a more defined silhouette. Depending on […]

How to Wear a Slip Skirt in Winter

The silk skirt can be both casual and formal – it just depends on how you style it. I like to wear it with ankle boots, a thick jumper and a blazer jacket. For a more casual look, just pair it with a plain t-shirt, ankle boots and a leather jacket. It’s a very simple […]

Starting of the New Year with a Paler Palette

I don’t usually make New Year resolutions but talking through resolutions with friends got me thinking more about them. The phrase ‘New Year, New Me’ I don’t think is the most positive encouragement. This year I was contemplating why we make resolutions, thinking about what I need to do more or less of in my […]

L'appartement Sézane

L’appartement Sézane is a concept store in the 2nd arrondisment. They have a number of items to choose from – clothing, bags, shoes, jewellery and of course interior accessories. All with Sézane’s eclectic style. Around the store you will find water infused with lemons, cucumbers and oranges, as well as a range of biscuits dotted around […]

Winter Warmers

It’s now December which is my favourite month of the year. It always seems such a wonderful time seeing all the decorations go up (luckily for me I get to see both the decorations in London and Paris – Rue Saint Honoré is always delightful). Most people are in a cheery, festive mood and at […]

The Layering Look

My absolute favourite thing about the Autumn and Winter months are getting to layer my outfits. Nothing is worse than feeling bulky and overloaded with clothes, I tend to go with quite a few light layers; I can easily take off if it gets warmer throughout the day. The most important thing to me is […]

Autumn’s Golden Hour in Paris

In Paris we’ve been having an Indian summer recently. We couldn’t be further away from winter. I love these last few warm days. It’s always nice to wander around the streets of Paris in just a light dress, strappy shoes and no jacket. Strolling along the Seine, browsing the bouquinistes, sipping coffee on the terrace […]

Attire for Autumn

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year, when the leaves start to go golden-brown, the air is more crisp and less heavy than in summer and of course layering starts to happen! Autumn covers those tricky few months where it’s not cold enough to wear woolly jumpers but not warm enough to wear […]

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