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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring | 29.02.16

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Things We Love for Spring | 27.02.16

“You deserve a love who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep.

You deserve a love who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin.

You deserve a love who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions.

You deserve a love who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall.

You deserve a love who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry” —Frida Kahlo

The Saint-Tropez Zip & the new issue of Vogue Paris, pretty, pretty underthings and golden Guccis, here are a few things we love this week for Springtime . . .

Things We Love for Spring | 26.02.16
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 . . .”

Things We Love for Spring | 27.02.16

Style File: Sinead Crowe, Stamford, Lincolnshire

THIS WEEK’S Blogger Style follows the life of Digital Creator Sinead Crowe (@sineadcrowe). Based in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Crowe focuses on fashion, lifestyle and beauty, with photos of creamy coffees and fluffy pancakes, favourite beauty products, and of course, plenty of style inspiration with her cosy and casual style, much of which relies heavily on athleisure …

News 03.05.21 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

Deep into the thoughtless hypnotism of TikTok one afternoon, I came upon an anonymous urban scene from inside a residential tower in Manchester, England. On an upper floor, beside huge windows shrouded in fog, a man was floating on his back in a gleaming pool, to the soundtrack of the plaintive Frank Ocean song “White Ferrari.” The ten-second video was hashtagged #vibin. In another clip, a woman demonstrated her morning routine, with shots of rumpled linen bedsheets, navy-blue satin pajamas, and a steaming mug of matcha, along with brief glimpses of other objects: a monstera plant, a burning chunk of palo santo, a busy street outside. Altogether, they evoked a mood of calm, enlightened, prettified productivity. The video was hashtagged #vibes

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

RANDOMLY CAME across a Pinterest board last week entitled “Beautiful Women”. The man whose board it was had been diligently collecting busty blondes and me. It was a mildly amusing, slightly strange discovery to say the least. It’s the early May bank holiday weekend here, and while we’re being more lounge-y than normal for a Monday, we’re back at work for at least part of the day …

Watch: Robert Pattinson for Dior & the House’s History of Captivating Perfume Ads

THE FIRST CHRISTIAN DIOR perfume ad that ever caught our attention was the 2008 Sofia Coppola-directed Miss Dior Cherie television commercial starring model Maryna Linchuk frolicking around Paris, bounding through boulevards, trying on sunglasses, and riding her bike to the strains of Brigitte Bardot’s “Moi, Je Joue”. Coppola has worked for a range of brands including Gap, Marc Jacobs and H&M, brands who were all looking to inject some of Coppola’s visually stunning, sensual style to their products. The director applied many of her signature filmmaking techniques to these commercials, including plenty of pastel colours, hip soundtracks and languid camera movements.

News 30.04.21 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

‘Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.’ This popular quip, often misattributed to Oscar Wilde, appears without any apparent irony in self-help books and blog posts celebrating authenticity. Understandably, they take the dictum to ‘be oneself’ as a worthy, nearly unassailable goal. Our culture is saturated with authenticity: we’re forever ‘finding ourselves’, ‘self-actualising’, ‘doing you’, ‘being real’, ‘going off the beaten path’, ‘breaking free of the crowd’. We spend our youth trying to figure out who we are; our later years trying to stay true to ourselves; and the time in-between in crisis about whether we are who we thought we were.

Styling Inspiration from Cinema

Since this past month we’ve been in lockdown here in Paris and had an early curfew, I took the time at home to go through some of my favourite movies again and to discover some new ones. There are many films out there that offer perfect styling inspiration and I wanted to share a few of them here.