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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 …

Pea coat, navy knitwear & beanie

Pea coat, navy knitwear & beanie

Pea coat, navy woolen jumper, and beanie is a combo I really love in winter times and I think it’s a look that suits the whole family. Sadly, Mila’s navy jumper is now too small for her so I took a few more pictures before letting it go. I tried to convince her to wear it with the sleeves rolled up but she is having none of that… Don’t you miss the times when we could control our kids and just tell them what to do and what to wear!?  hahaha I’ve added this warm jumper on bodieandfoupreloved along with other things that we no longer want including a few things from Isabel Marant Jigsaw has a great classic pea coat for women in the sale but I’ve listed a few more options below for you. PEA COATS FOR WOMEN Mila’s beanie is from Sen No Sen, a local fashion label that has a great collection of t-shirts, sweatshirts inspired by the sea, and wetsuits. If you’re coming to the Bay Of Arcachon this Summer, make sure …

Winter seaside mood board

Winter seaside mood board

Working on a Winter seaside mood board for an upcoming and exciting project…. I’m off to London this afternoon to finalise the styling of our home which is being photographed on Monday. I will stay there until Friday I think, to attend a few press shows and catch up with friends. However, on my return, I will need to kick off with a new project for The White Company which I’m really looking forward to doing and sharing with you. I have been a long-term customer of The White Co and a great admirer of Chrissie Rucker, who founded the business over 22 years ago (read their story). She was a major inspiration when I set up the BODIE and FOU concept store ten years ago. Besides the business side, The White Company is always the first company I check online when I need to get new white cotton bedding and soft, high-quality bathroom towels. Looking at their collection to work on my concept, gather together a few props and create this lovely mood board, I came across some really beautiful and …

Golden hour with Alice © Karine Kong Photography, All Rights Reserved

Golden Hour

Finally the weekend and a little blog post. I feel I haven’t written for ages but in fact, my last article was only five days ago. To be honest, last week, when Mila was competing in the French Championships, I was fighting a nasty bug, and this week, my energy level was so low that I didn’t have the strength to write long blog posts. However, I’ve started a cure of something with Ginseng, royal jelly and acerola (don’t ask me what it is, I have no clue). It’s the most disgusting thing to swallow first thing in the morning but it does seem to do the trick. While in Hossegor, I also did a photoshoot with a beautiful woman, mother of two. This has inspired me to finish editing a few other shoots I had done over Summer, like these behind-the-scenes shots for an Australian fashion label, and upload them onto my photography website. I also made a little video for my Facebook page if you care to follow it. I always feel guilty …

#Weeklyfashionedit | Cream coat & cashmere jumper

#weekly fashion edit

After fighting a sore throat and the beginning of a flu, I’m finally on the mend and off to Hossegor for a few days to see Mila who is taking part in the bodyboard French championships. Quite a big thing since she has only recently starting bodyboarding. A part of me is super proud and the other part is a bit freaked out. Last time she took part in a competition (her first), she came 4th which was fantastic but the waves were 1.5m high and the ocean was pretty agitated and this week looks like it’s gonna be the same if not worse so will see. Anyway…I had started my board with this navy coat which is very similar to the one I’m wearing here but then, I came across this beautiful cream coat (2) currently in the Mango sale. Cream coats always look very chic and this one is perfect to wear over a pair of freyed jeans or a wool trousers if you want to go for the cream on cream look. Given the weather …

Freddie Harrel by Karine Kong Photography

Style crush: denim & gold

Last week, Habitat kindly invited me to attend an event at the Hoxton hotel, where three lovely women I follow on Instagram: Alex, Erica and Freddie talked about their career, getting that work/balance right and making the leap to be full-time Bloggers. As I have longed to do a portrait session with Freddie & Alex since last year when I decided to focus on my portrait photography and more precisely women portraits, I didn’t think twice and flew to London. Being fashion Bloggers, the three of them work mostly from home (although Alex just started renting out a space while her flat is being renovated). You can see Erica’s family home in North Essex, Alex’s lovely flat and Freddie’s colourful flat on the Habitat website. It was an insightful evening and Freddie mentioned a couple of apps that you may want to try to improve your productivity. The first one was Spark by Readdle which I’ve heard before but generally speaking, I think I need to be told things three times to do something about it… Sparks enables you to sort out your in-box quickly …