Year: 2011


Last day at school for Mila, last day at work for me… Me grabbing her royal blue trousers from COS: “What about these??….you havent worn them for ages” Mila: “No I don’t want to“ Me: “Oh come on! I can turn them up and make you look really cool in it” Mila: “I don’t want to look cool, I want to look pretty and for that I need a skirt and some tights“ Mila and I are flying to New-Zealand tonight to meet Steve in Hong-Kong and carry on our journey together to Auckland.  I can’t wait to switch off. I look terrible and I seriously need to go back running, drinking water and eat healthily but this has been by far the most full on, enjoyable and most rewarding year: a new/first mail order catalogue (on issuu here), some amazing feedback, great press, our own App on iTunes (you can download it for free here), My Interior Life in Living Etc and days at work with a great, new team that have been hugely fun.  I wish you …


with a mention for our concept store as one of the few stockists :-)Our last CV batch arrived last night, pre-orders have been sent, the black foldover clutch bag is now sold out but there is one orange left, only 2 of this gorgeous gray neon clutch left, a few messenger bags in black, navy and gray and 3 pretty leather wrist wraps (I have one and it goes with pretty much everything!) La Tropezienne in 5″ (see below) is now sold out and the 8″ is running seriously low.

Pack what you want…ermm but not quite

Packing Mila’s suitcase… Me: “Can you put in a pile all your favourite Summer dresses please….Non, not this one, I don’t like it“Mila: “But it’s my favourite one and your maman bought it for me“Me: ““Yeah I know but I don’t like it“Mila: “What!!??? You’re saying you don’t like what your maman bought! I’m gonna tell her“New-Zealand D-2   via the Pursuit Aesthetic

My Interior life in Living Etc

So proud…and so tired too, I’m beyond exhausted.  Thursday, Mila and I are flying off to New-Zealand to join Steve and then it will be about 3 weeks of Sea, Sex and Sun hanging out in Waihi Beach and Raglan to learn how to surf and make babies…well at least one… So if I’m lucky, 2012 I will look like a whale again!

Prouvé RAW

Steve is a G-Star RAW man which suits me fine because he looks very handsome in their clothes and I love how manly yet stylish their cuts are (which is why the Jules leather bag will be perfect for him!).We went there on Saturday to get him a new pair of trousers before he flew to New-Zealand and I picked up their in-store mag to see the latest campaign shot by Anton Corbijn but then discover the special collaboration between the Jean Prouvé Foundation, Vitra and G-Star RAW.Prouvé, a forefather of the modernist movement and trailblazer for the machine age, was a metalsmith, engineer, maunfacturer and architect who in his lifetime would design anything from bookshelves to bicycles to buildings. His success would be in uniting honest materials, functional requirements with the complex demands of mass production.The result of this amazing collaboration between the Prouvé Foundation and G-Star is a collection of 15 pieces that channels Prouvé’s original intentions in terms of quality and functionality while also bringing the designs up to date with new …

FREE BODIE and FOU App on iTunes

That’s it!  The BODIE and FOU catalogue iPad is now available as a free download on the iTunes store. If you have an iPad, please download now to flick through it. It is incredibly easy to use and will make your online Christmas shopping a totally different and pleasure experience! And a big thank you to Pilkington Bedwell, the company that put together this fab App for us.

NA3 stool by Norm Architects for &Tradition. Available from BODIE and FOU. Buy online now

♥ NORM Architects for & Tradition

I have already mentioned my love for the work of Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen from NORM Architects when I posted about the Fredensborg home, this gorgeous Copenhagen penthouse and recently about the beautiful Milk table lamp they designed for &Tradition. Here is a sneak peek of the NA collection they also designed for &Tradition.

Lust-have leather bags for her

Wow, our leather bags have been hugely popular this Christmas! I mean La Trop is always a success but I didn’t expect so many orders for the Plumber bag and it’s great because I really enjoyed sourcing stylish things for him so I shall carry on… Today, more tan La Tropezienne tote bags are off to stylish homes in England, France, Belgium and the USA but so you know, we are starting to run really low on stock of the tan version and there is only one black La Trop left now. Once they are sold out, they will be back in stock at the end of Jan./beg of Feb. 2012. Due to the volume of orders and the leather being imported from Italy, Clare’s studio now needs about 6 to 8 weeks turnaround to make them. We’ve also received 4 new leather plumber bags in moka for men but 3 are already being shipped to the UK and Norway. We should be getting 2 or 3 more in a week and given how popular …