Tuesday, July 19, 2016


We're already on our way to our summer holiday, but didn't want to leave before wishing everyone a happy and beautiful summer. Hope you enjoy the images I've gathered over the last couple of weeks, mixed with some previous warm weather scarf knot ideas.

The new cotton chambray pyjamas come with matching kimonos, but the shop is closed now until Aug 12 (I'm a bit mixed up with blog posts.. this should have come out last week, but the necklaces were launched first in the end) 

La Fontaine de la Rotonde in Aix-en-Provence

Chambray cotton pyjama in bleu ciel

When the weather becomes too hot to wear scarves around the neck, a scarf belt is always a great alternative. 'La Marche de Zambèze' tied in a basic slide with a Grande Classique scarf ring in dark MoP (light side showing). Other accessories: Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire and MaiTai Collection Cluster earrings in Lemon (available again from Aug 12)

The Collier knot is a fabulous way to wear your scarf 'around the neck' when the temperatures reach summer highs.. the scarf rests on your clothing and barely touches your skin (please click here for a how-to)

Garden and village street light

On a hot summer's day, what could be better than a Pierre Hermé Ispahan macaron? A Pierre Hermé Ispahan sorbet, of course!

Love wearing black in summer too, and sunflower yellow gives it a bright and sunny touch. The Drape knot is another great option for warm weather, please click here for a how-to (pic from a few years back)

Same combination, but with a fresh extra touch in the form of my new Origami bag charm from LuxeLeatherCrafts

Good-bye atelier window.. I won't be looking out of you for a while!

Wishing everyone the most beautiful, safe and blissful summer.. and looking forward to seeing you again mid-August.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

14th of July

Edited to add: I posted this blog entry just hours before the horrific attack in Nice took place. What has been a joyous day in France turned at 22h30 into a traumatising nightmare, when brutal and senseless violence and death were inflicted on a huge number of innocent people. My thoughts are with the victims and their families.  

Across France, Bastille Day is greeted with red, white and blue flags, and with fireworks and fêtes the night before.

There could not be a better occasion to play with the new sales items I found in Paris last week.. the pretty dresses by Maje (still available here) work beautifully worn as a tunic as well, and the simple but elegant thong sandals by Chanel have a perfect heel, which makes them so comfortable to wear.

Red and blue are definitely the colors of the week, and my fun and gorgeous feather bag charms by the talented LuxeLeatherCrafts arrived in time to join the party!

Continuing to draw inspiration from the current Hermès windows by teaming my blue sales dress with a new MaiTai Collection statement piece.. a Chrystal Cluster necklace in Charcoal Blue (also comes in Lavender Grey and Cinnamon Rose). My initial thought was to to introduce the necklaces for the festive season, but having tried them with various summer capsule pieces, I found that they are fabulous for all year round.

Variation in red with a Crystal Cluster necklace and matching bracelet in Cinnamon Rose

One mustn't forget that Rossinis are the perfect cocktail for this time of year, whether it is Bastille Day or not (for a recipe please click here)!

Capsule pieces: loose shift dresses in red and blue (Maje)
Bags: studded clutch by Zara (warm) and Hermes Mini Kelly in black croc (cool)
Accessoires: MaiTai Collection crystal cluster necklace and bracelet in Cinnamon rose (warm) and crystal cluster necklace Charcoal Blue (cool). Feather bag charm by LuxeLeatherCrafts (cool)
Shoes: Oran sandals by Hermès (warm) and Chanel thong sandals (cool)

LuxeLeatherCrafts www.etsy.com/LuxeLeatherCrafts
Maje: 267 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris www.maje.com
Chanel: 31 Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris www.chanel.com
MaiTai Collection Crystal Cluster necklace: available here

Please note that my online shop is on a summer break from Jul 18 - Aug 12, 2016. 

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