Friday, 31 May 2013

Exuberant whites

The Luxe Nomade Gusset Celine Cosmo Paris

There was always going to be a whiteout. 

You knew it, I knew it, I'm sure even the Luxe Nomad knew it after we started our to and fro e-mails, wild with excitement in anticipation of our stay at The Balé, which seemed to encompass all I ever crave both on and off duty: exuberant minimalism. 

The way I see it, white is the best way to make a statement while remaining excessively simple in the execution. The rule works for clothes, architecture, interior, nails. You name it, white brings it.

And I was right. Our pool-cooled, frangipani-decked private villa, surrounded by white walls opening up onto a maze of more white, holistic courtyards and tiered infinity pools, goes back to the heart of the concept of understated lux. Just like the Céline tote I treated myself to just before leaving, gloriously simple, and all the more chic for it.

Consider the sartorial facts. 

Loose fit, billowing pants (the tame little sister of these loud guys here) - the classic holiday staple; a clean white top with pretty ruffled sleeves - a passing nod to Givenchy and friends (Chloé, Balenciaga, Gucci...) to give the simple getup a new season edge; leopard flats - a conversation starter for all fashion fanatics. And that tote. See, simple. 

Now, back to bikini life. Did I tell you today's is by Zimmerman, also ruffled and, erm, white? Go figure. 

I'm wearing: H&M ruffle sleeve top and loose fit pants (try here or here) - Cosmo Paris sandals (similar here, I also love these) - Celine tote and sunglassesJennifer Zeuner bar and cross necklaces at The Balé (booked via The Luxe Nomad)

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45 comments:

  1. J'adore ces photos ! Jolie tenue

    Xx
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    1. Les photos sont splendides
      et j'adore la tenue :)

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  2. Gorgeous xx


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  3. Beautiful... and so comfy :)


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  4. Love this laid back look ! Truly gorgeous !
    XX Luba

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  5. For me the pants look too much like pyjamas, but I love the top, such a pretty cut
    and ofcourse your sandals and bag are great aswell

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  6. Simple and pretty! I really love those sandals!

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  7. Adorable total white look. Cute leo sandals <3

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    XX


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  8. Love the all white look! The fabrics and the model of the pieces look amazing together. xx

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  9. White on white perfection- I also feel it's marginally acceptable to be slightly jealous of your bikini antics when it's anything but summer here in the UK, ha! Enjoy :)

    x

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  10. amazing! love the totally white outfit! xo, Alma
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  11. Great look Camille!!! Love the sandals!! :)

    Kisses darling!

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  12. pure angel :)...with devil sandals haha :)
    xx

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  13. gorgeous! <3
    xx
    aiken

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  14. love this, very nice outfit

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  15. Hi Camille,

    sorry for bothering you again about this, but a few days ago you told me that you too had been looking at the Saint Laurent shopper. Can I ask you why you ended up choosing the Celine bag? I cant figure out what I think about that it is just one big room in the Saint Lauren one - that there is no zipper or no room for wallet etc.

    xx

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    1. Hey babe,

      Same here for the Celine - one tiny flat pouch on the side but couldnt fit a wallet or anyting. I went with Celine simply because I'm a sucker for the brand and had been lusting over the one with zippers for ages but had never seen it - tbh was worries I would not find it again, whereas Saint Laurent is less likely to sell out. Just go with your gut :)

      Cx

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  16. Great look! I love those sandals - Such a fun pair!

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  17. You look so stunning in this white outfit!



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  18. The pictures are awesome!!!!

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  19. White is perfect, with this color you don need nothing more, just perfect.

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  20. Seriously love this look, so chic!

    xx
    H&H

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  21. It had been some time indeed! A couple of weeks maybe?
    The pictures by Maggie are truly beautiful, and I love that white top of yours.

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  22. Woooooow! This is just gorgeous!

    Love,

    Rowan

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  23. Awesome total look! I love white it's perfect for any occasion! Keep up with your blog, I love it! You're doing an amazing job!

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  24. Even your vacation looks are incredibly chic!

    xx Nicole
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  25. Wow, loving your sandals!

    XOXO Maud

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  26. j'adore tes sandales :))
    x
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  27. gorgeous! I love the look! very classy!

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  28. The billowy white outfit is so perfect with those sandals! It makes an elegant and stark contrast against the outfit. :)

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  29. All white is such a chic look! Love your outfit, especially the sandals!

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  30. You totally look so fabulous!

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  31. Hi ! Je viens de percuter ! Es-tu la demoiselle qui étais venue me voir en dédicaces à la Défense pour ma BD ? Je me souviens qu'on avait eu une petite discussion sur la vie "vestimentaire" à Londres etc ... En tous cas, tu as bien (et joliment) grandi ! (on dirait une grand-mère qui parle!) En tous cas j'aime beaucoup ton style très épuré mais toujours élégant et cool. Bisous !!! ^^

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    1. Incroyable que tu te souviennes de ça :)
      Faudrait que je retrouve le livre tu m'avais fait un super dessin.
      Merci beaucoup en tout cas de venir me faire coucou.
      Au plaisir de te recroiser 'en vrai'.
      Bisous,
      Camille x

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    2. haha ! oui ! je m'en souviens : tu étais la dernière de la séance! (mon cerveau est parfois impressionnant;-))(par contre pas de souvenir du dessin que j'ai pu te faire! :-)) Bref, j'espère aussi à bientôt, à Londres ou à Paris (ou ailleurs !) bisous !!!

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  32. As usually gorgeous look, I love your style! <3

    xx
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