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The winter coat I swear by

The Winter coat I swear by

I’m not one to have dozens of winter coats in my wardrobe. To tell you the truth, I get stressed out when I can’t see what is in my wardrobe and it overflows with clothing. If you are like me, read these 15 helpful tips to declutter your home. My Autumn Winter coat capsule includes at the most 5 pieces which already sounds too much… Two Winter coats (the new one & one purchased 2/3 seasons ago), a 10 years-old timeless trench coat from Comptoir des Cotonniers (really loving the style of this Arket trench), a raincoat and now a parka so I can watch Mila surfing in the winter time. SHOP MY FAVOURITE TRENCH COATS THIS SEASON For the past two years, I wore an oversized coat from Monki that I really loved. This season, I fell in love with this belted coat from H&M. Based on the cost per wear (£119.99), it has proven to be a good investment already! Belted coats really enhance your waist and give you that extra confidence in your step. I …

How to care for dry hair

How to care for dry hair

How to care for dry hair is one question that comes back regularly. Whatever the nature of your hair, every woman (me included!) dreams of having beautiful, shiny, healthy hair. Unfortunately, dry hair is inevitable when your hair is constantly battered by heat styling tools, chemical treatments, sun, salt and pollution. Last week, I became blonde (literally!). While I’m now used to this new colour and I’m starting to like it, I also noticed that my hair got really dry following the dye. It was time to take matters into my own hands and put as much care into my hair the way I do it with my face and skin. I first tried a DIY hair mask: 2ggs, 1 tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp of yogurt. Egg yolk is rich in fats and proteins and is also naturally moisturizing while the white contains the bacteria-eating enzymes that remove unwanted oils. So it supposed to moisturize dry and brittle hair. Frankly, it wasn’t a success. I mixed a whole pot but it was super cold so …

Margote Ceramiste jewellery collection

Margote Ceramiste is a French independent jewellery brand launched by Caroline Girardon in 2008. I first came across Caroline’s collection a few years ago in a French magazine when she launched this pretty bracelet adorned with a white porcelain star and this one which I adore. Back in London, I forgot about them until I spotted them again in a little boutique in Le Moulleau near our surf club in France last June. Funnily enough, Caroline recently contacted me to introduce me to her new collection Palermo Hiver 2018. While I loved the free-spirit vibe of the previous collection, the new collection is more refined, chic and feminine. I’m wearing the necklace “Grande Dame” which comes with an 18K plated gold chain and a beautiful quartz stone. In addition to looking stylish, quartz is known to get rid of energetic, emotional blocks and to stimulate your memory, imagination, and intuition. It also represents wisdom and serenity. All things that strike a chord with me…In the UK, some of Margote Ceramiste’s jewellery is available from a shop called Indian Summer on Fulham road. …

15 chunky knits for a cosy fall

15 chunky knits for a cosy fall

Come October when temperatures drop down and it starts raining a bit too much for my liking, I often find myself reaching out for big chunky knitwear. The kind that makes you feel warm, cosy and safe somehow and the bigger the better… The one above, modelled by Sabrina Loffreda and featured in Vogue Ukraine in January 2016, is from the Acne Studios AW 2016 collection (now sold out). However, FEAR NOT! I have rounded up 15 chunky knits and style outfits I love to inspire you. Enjoy! 1/THIS WOOL-BLEND KNIT SWEATER – Click here I love this look. In fact, I’m sold on the whole Diane Keaton vibe going on here with this all off-white outfit. These high-waist Palazzo trousers are a must-have. 2/MANGO’S FUNNEL NECK SWEATER – Click here With its funnel neck and long sleeves, this sweater oozes style & simplicity. I’m also in love with this girl’s haircut, aren’t you!? 3/A CLASSIC CABLE-KNIT CASHMERE JUMPER – Click here Cashmere and grey always get my vote in Wintertime. With its ample cut and classic knit, …

10 timeless pieces to rock style like French women (from the Arket sale)

10 timeless pieces to rock style like French women (from the Arket sale)

In less than a year, the NEW brand on the block ARKET has established itself as the go-to brands for timeless, simple and beautifully made fashion staples and their collection keeps getting better.   The latest brand launched by the Swedish giant H&M, joins the ranks of other brands we love: Monki for quirky, fun fashion, COS for minimal pieces and & Others Stories – a brand whose branding I adore but I have to admit, I often struggle to find things that would work for me (how about you!?) However, finding things in ARKET is defo not an issue! Oh no!! In fact, as the ARKET SALE IS ON, I’ve selected 10 staple pieces that grace the wardrobes of us French women because I think you will love them. #1: The black fitted shirt When I saw this beautiful black shirt, I immediately thought of Emmanuelle Alt (Editor of the French VOGUE). I’m sure you’ve seen a few pictures of Emmanuelle Alt on Pinterest. If you haven’t, you can follow the new Pinterest board I dedicated to her style here. BUY IT NOW …

GIVEAWAY: Win a Limited edition pair of Bensimon x Nils plimsolls

Bensimon x Nils Inne + Giveaway

If you were a French kid growing up in the 80s, it is very likely that you would have owned at least once a pair of Bensimon. My sister and I lived our Summers in Bensimon… At the start of each Summer, we would pick a new colour and wear them in and out during the next Summer months at the beach. As a mother now, I realised how convenient it was to get your kids a pair of Bensimon. It was the perfect, light, easy-to-care-for pair of shoes to pack for the holidays with the added value that it looked great with a pretty dress or a pair of shorts. A no-brainer really! Like my mum, I kept on the family tradition by getting Mila her own pairs of Bensimon as the start of the Summer. Recently, Bensimon did a collab’ with Nils Inne, a French Artist born in Nice (south of France) who is greatly inspired by Artists like Mark Gonzales, Dave Kinsey, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. A great skater too, Nils designed a …

Natural leather slides for the Summer

Natural leather slides for the Summer

I’m so ready for the Summer… Straw hat in hand and these beautiful slides on my feet… They are from Protest, a surfing brand from The Netherlands. I have to say that they are very comfy, look great with pretty much everything and are SO inexpensive! Check them out HERE! Plus I really like the natural colour, don’t you!? The other pair of slides I love are these from Isabel Marant but of course, not quite the same budget or style and these rope sliders from Topshop Since “someone” in our household was a bit grumpy on Mother’s Day, I treated myself to these fab Soludos platform wedge sandals which I found on Nordstrom after extensive online research. Let me know if you find a pair you love xoxo SHOP THE STORY:

Isabel Marant 15 must-haves in SS18 collection

Isabel Marant SS 2018 collection

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Isabel Marant is without a doubt, the originator of French girl cool, and her distinctive style—a little bit bohemian, a little bit streetwise, a little bit undone, and totally free-spirited—has always been my fav. I have regularly featured Marant in my 15 must-haves in the sale or 5 Things I Want Right Now columns so today I’ve compiled both features to give you 15 Isabel Marant must-haves in the SS18 collection. How is that for a treat! ;-) Isabel Marant must-have #1 Easy to wear in Summer, this broderie-anglaise Kery top offers a whimsical take on Isabel Marant’s bohemian aesthetic. Complete your Summer look with a pair of Hellea slides (see below) and a pair of cotton shorts or these denim cropped jeans by SEA (massive love!) Isabel Marant must-have #2 At £140, this very sexy one-shoulder Sage swimsuit is the perfect little piece to order right now! Its simplicity makes it ideal to wear as a base layer during the day but the back will defo turn a few heads by the pool… Wear it with the …