Camille Over the Rainbow

Exuberant whitesFriday, May 31 2013

The Luxe Nomade Gusset Celine Cosmo Paris

(Ph. Margaret Zhang)

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 infinitypools, 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 (similarhere, I also love these) – Celine tote and sunglasses -Jennifer ZeunerbarandcrossnecklacesatThe Balé(booked viaThe Luxe Nomad)

  • Laura lexo

    J'adore ces photos ! Jolie tenue


  • Sydney Fashion and Style Hunter

    Gorgeous xx

  • at / least

    Beautiful… and so comfy :)

  • Luba Dimitrova

    Love this laid back look ! Truly gorgeous !
    XX Luba

    Elegant look with printed shorts, today on

  • Barbara tripstreasures

    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

  • Miss Kutsu

    Simple and pretty! I really love those sandals!

  • Mira

    Adorable total white look. Cute leo sandals <3




  • Styleclouds

    Wonderful look!! xo, Christina


  • Eva (Creativity and Chocolate)

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

  • kcomekarolina


    xoxo from rome

  • Domonique Wilson

    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 :)


  • soulofashopper

    amazing! love the totally white outfit! xo, Alma

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  • Queen

    Great look Camille!!! Love the sandals!! :)

    Kisses darling!

  • bloomingtaste

    Gorgeous set!

  • Carol

    pure angel :)…with devil sandals haha :)

  • aiken

    love this, very nice outfit

  • benbenasc

    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.


    • Camille

      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 :)


  • Krizia

    Loving the top and shoes!

    x Krizia

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  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    Great look! I love those sandals – Such a fun pair!

  • Mincho Rhee

    Flawless as always!!

  • Sharon (Style-Chameleon)

    You look so stunning in this white outfit!


  • Leblogof Pilou

    The pictures are awesome!!!!

  • Bambi

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

    New in the blog. Sailor style.

  • Jessica

    Love the shoes!


  • Hemingway and Handbags

    Seriously love this look, so chic!


  • Mafalda

    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.

  • Rowan Reiding

    Woooooow! This is just gorgeous!



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  • Carly’s closet

    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!

    Carly's Closet

  • A Mode World

    Perfect vacay look and perfect tote :)

  • Nicole K

    Even your vacation looks are incredibly chic!

    xx Nicole

  • Maud Schellekens

    Wow, loving your sandals!

    XOXO Maud


  • Lio

    j'adore tes sandales :))

  • Joanna

    gorgeous! I love the look! very classy!

  • newbornfanatic

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

  • Siel

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

  • Marta

    You totally look so fabulous!

  • Tokyobanhbao

    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 !!! ^^

    • Camille

      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'.
      Camille x

    • Tokyobanhbao

      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 !!!

  • Marti

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