(dress: Dolce&Gabbana, tights: Wolford, clutch & earrings: Butler&Wilson)
Don’t you love it when you have the same size as your girlfriends? Last weekend I was luckily because my two best girlfriends came to visit me. My lovely miss J, had this amazing vintage jacket, which I just needed to steal from her. Combined with my shoes from Sandro and Prada bag, I was ready for our little french adventure! A little tip, check out Louvres’ new islam wing, which promotes an an antiquated vision of Islam.
I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect – they are much more interesting.
When speaking of exquisite luxuries, products of French origin hold a distinctive advantage. This is definite when walking through its capital: impeccably preserved masonry of the stone buildings, the glimmering gold-tipped iron gates and even the icon Eiffel-Tour. This tradition of making luxury goods dates back to the court of Louis XIV, also known as Le Roi-Soleil. Now-a-days when we talk of luxuries goods, Louis Vuitton is one of the first brand to pop up in your mind.
The French fashion house was founded in 1854, and like serveral other luxury and prestige brands launched in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Louis Vuitton started out with providing luxury products exclusively for the very wealthy people of society. However, along with the changing times, Louis Vuitton now segments to multiple audiences. Thus, offering consumers a fresh take on its core products and broaden the brand’s scope of the business.
A perfect example of this are LV arty travel book series. Back in 1998, Louis Vuitton first launched its City Guides collection, and now 15 years and over 100 destinations later, the French luxury brand has unveiled a new set of artistic travel books. The brand commissioned international artists to illustrate cities that they are unfamiliar with, showcasing worldwide perspectives of different cultures. There’s Congolese artist Chéri Samba who sketched Paris, and Japanese artist Natsko Seki who illustrated his perception of London town. For only 33 dollars you can take home one of these little babies. Really worth the money if you are interested in discovering a city, without walking days to find the right places. Maybe I should start my own travel book series, London, Amsterdam and Paris be aware all your secret will be revealed soon…;)
I am absolutely in LOVE with the new PINKO collection. For dinner I decided to wear this suit from the notorious brand. The high cut and the print combined with the blue color make it a simple but fun outfit to wear. Additionally I am wearing my blue clutch, which looks like the Alexander Mcqueen version, however this baby I scored in a little boutique in Paris for 1% of that price! Lastly, wearing my comfy Kurt Geiger heels. Enjoy your evening everyone!
You’ve never had the chance to enjoy a Pret A Porter? Well getting a front row seat is easier than you might imagine it to be. The luxury London hotel “The Berkeley” offers a cult afternoon fashion tea, which introduces all the new collections, up and coming artists and pattens to you in terms of cakes, biscuits and co. It is the perfect excuse to splurge out on some Fendi AW 12/13 shoes, a Burberry trench coat or a green YSL bag. It is an absolute MUST in London and the perfect thing to do for you and your girls on a lazy Sunday afternoon – put on your cocktail dress and those killer heels and enter a world of pure luxury. The pastry chefs get frequently send to Fashion week to make sure every little cake and biscuit turns out to be just like the new collections. Furthermore the big designers are making sure to be a part of this brilliant fashion afternoon tea by reviewing the pieces and sending samples.
I thought I had discovered this beautiful place but boy was I proven wrong – it is “normal” to come across likes like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss or Gwyneth Paltrow. If you trying to escape you busy daily routine do so at The Berkeley’s Caramel Room, London SW1, daily from 1pm to 6pm, from £39 per person.