Around the Interwebs: Favourite Things No. 03

L’Hôtel de Ville de Paris, photo by Audrey, January 2012

At home with new favourite, The Tuscany Tote, Italian vegetable-tanned leather, already filled with memories & romance

Belgrave Crescent | Saint-Tropez Zip in Leopard

I have been in love with leopard print forever — on throw cushions and faux fur throws, coats and scarves and shoes — and so, with the amazing success of the Belgrave Crescent Saint-Tropez Zip in Blush, it was a natural thought to create one in ultra-chic leopard as well . . .

Roseline Lohr | Around the Interwebs: Favourite Things No. 03

We were together, it was sunny and this is my favourite flower shop.

Around the Interwebs: Favourite Things No. 03

"By doing what you love, you inspire & awaken the hearts of others."

We are so very excited to be carrying the work of Potomak Studiofounded by Donatella Parotto & Mauro Bonvecchio in 1982 in Northern Italy, just outside of Venice. With a focus on contemporary Italian porcelain ceramics, the studio’s plates, cups and bowls are made of bone-white porcelain and glazed with the softest watercolour-like washes from palest pink to dove grey, silver and matte and shiny gold. All of the pieces carry marks of the hands that made them, brushstrokes and finger marks adding to the story of each piece, all perfectly imperfect and yet with an impossible elegance and sophistication . . . Read their inspiring interview in the next segment of In the Atelier With, coming this week.

French Gardenia candle // Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum // Aerin Rose Balm // Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick // Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Perfector Powder // Sarah Brown Jewellery // gilded & watercolour porcelain

Currently Reading: Is Natural Beauty Only Skin Deep?

The natural cosmetics and skincare segment is one of the fastest growing parts of the global beauty market. But today there are three times more “naturally-inspired” products for sale than those that are genuinely natural.

LONDON, United Kingdom — Six years ago when Cristina Llamas decided to set up an online retail company dedicated to selling natural skincare products, she could count the number of suitable cosmetics brands on just two hands. Today, her UK-based e-commerce site Naturisimo stocks around 140 — and that’s with Llamas being picky about what she wants to sell. “We could have 250 brands,” she explained. “There are a lot more that we don’t take.” The story of Naturisimo reflects the growing significance of the natural beauty sector at large. Indeed, when Llamas founded Naturisimo in 2009, the website was doing just over $3,000 in sales each month. Now, annual turnover is hitting “seven figures,” she said.

Read the rest of this article at Business of Fashion

Around the Interwebs: Favourite Things No. 03
Belgrave Crescent | Tuscany Tote

“At the shops or the flower markets or on your next travel adventure, the Tuscany Tote will quickly become an all-time favourite. Named for the place where the beautiful all natural vegetable tanned leather comes from, this tote works as well with skinny jeans or summer dresses, whether at the office or weekends away . . .”

Photo by Vanessa Jackman.