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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)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08941378931227218211 Laura lexo

    J'adore ces photos ! Jolie tenue

    Xx
    http://Www.lauralexo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12263523343855106471 Sydney Fashion and Style Hunter

    Gorgeous xx

    sydneyfashionandstylehunter.blogspot.com.au

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03583236700476480541 at / least

    Beautiful… and so comfy :)

    http://atleastblog.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08357677456296850551 Luba Dimitrova

    Love this laid back look ! Truly gorgeous !
    XX Luba

    Elegant look with printed shorts, today on
    http://www.well-living-blog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 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

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15156448530367370570 Miss Kutsu

    Simple and pretty! I really love those sandals!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11768045744681926503 Mira

    Adorable total white look. Cute leo sandals <3

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG. WIN A PAIR OF SHOES

    XX

    glamdevils

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06406070562158062335 Styleclouds

    Wonderful look!! xo, Christina

    Styleclouds

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Eva (Creativity and Chocolate)

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

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02835853021499345956 kcomekarolina

    fantastic!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00697257277387298220 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 :)

    x

  • http://www.soulofashopper.com soulofashopper

    amazing! love the totally white outfit! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

  • http://www.theliquorstore.fr/theblab/ Labériane

    Belle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11781762580210292407 Queen

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

    Kisses darling!

    http://sherryvintage.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/w-h-i-t-e-b-l-c-k-p-r-i-n-t-s.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01250797460405150438 bloomingtaste

    Gorgeous set!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841977524174275640 Carol

    pure angel :)…with devil sandals haha :)
    xx

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10205461576605982224 aiken
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03817092835816005546 HADAR COHEN

    love this, very nice outfit

    http://thefactorygirlblog.blogspot.co.il/

  • 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.

    xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05954525080756039572 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 :)

      Cx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16685432786205816602 Krizia

    Loving the top and shoes!

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack – Fashion Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07559318637628216527 TheFashionFraction
  • http://moicontrelavie.com/ Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00287814557588189342 Mincho Rhee

    Flawless as always!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon (Style-Chameleon)

    You look so stunning in this white outfit!

    http://www.style-chameleon.com

    TAMZIN LILLYWHITE GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09535529691340303380 Leblogof Pilou

    The pictures are awesome!!!!

    http://leblogofpilou.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07633724034831223156 Bambi

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

    New in the blog. Sailor style.
    http://iwanttobeavoguette.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/red-stripes.html

  • http://lagazettedejessica.com/ Jessica

    Love the shoes!

    xx.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04294331545496406099 Hemingway and Handbags

    Seriously love this look, so chic!

    xx
    H&H

    http://hemingwayandhandbags.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16431413321550935635 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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10058624137222058297 Rowan Reiding

    Woooooow! This is just gorgeous!

    Love,

    Rowan

    Personal Style Blog http://www.redreidinghood.com
    Hardloop Blog: http://www.chicksrunningonkicks.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17505154416951889760 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!

    http://www.carlysscloset.blogspot.com/

    Carly's Closet

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00263613472165269425 A Mode World

    Perfect vacay look and perfect tote :)

    http://amodeworld.blogspot.ca

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17594677364438848127 Nicole K

    Even your vacation looks are incredibly chic!

    xx Nicole
    http://www.pasdunfantasme.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14659896683257655398 Maud Schellekens

    Wow, loving your sandals!

    XOXO Maud

    NEW OUTFIT ONLINE
    NEW OUTFIT ONLINE
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    http://thirteentalesoffashion.blogspot.nl/2013/05/outfit-monarchy-freak.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15565340847737215436 Lio

    j'adore tes sandales :))
    x
    http://thegriffure.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01585772243492103145 Joanna

    gorgeous! I love the look! very classy!

    http://www.basicsandgold.com

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ newbornfanatic

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

    https://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05749509351358737194 Siel

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01846914370266188007 Marta

    You totally look so fabulous!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

  • http://www.tokyobanhbao.com 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 !!! ^^

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05954525080756039572 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'.
      Bisous,
      Camille x

    • http://www.tokyobanhbao.com 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 !!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03293042439066867158 Marti

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

    xx
    http://cupofnovember.blogspot.com/