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Camille Over the Rainbow

Let the Music PlayThursday, August 24 2017

#TBT to an afternoon (not so) long ago.

You are wearing a (not so) cool pair of pink corduroy pants (the label doesn’t read Celine) and a worn-out long sleeved t-shirt (the label almost certainly reads GAP), and are sitting in strenuous silence on the floor in the sitting room. There you are, (not so) patiently twirling a bic pen at optimum speed (a skill you have perfected over time, through repeating many a similar song-and-dance — matter of speaking since the music has stopped), desperately trying to refit the reel into a much loved audio cassette.

If you know, you know.

Because to replay my teenage memories, I must rely on the tunes that kept me bouncing around day after day. For Music has always been the reason for getting up in the morning (Sorry Fashion!), and in those days, we were truly loyal: one song, one band, one tape would be on repeat for as long as its reel did not get chewed up by that temporamental cassette player.

The tactile intimacy of physical formats is dearly missed. Getting dressed, however is still very much a thing of the present. Two ideas that I attempted to string together to come up with this keepsake t-shirt, that I designed in partnership with Stine Goya. It records true memorabilia from bygone times.

But the tunes, the tunes will never be gone…

So in the words of my beloved Supertramp:

Ba-ba-ba-dow, ba-bow-dum-doo-de-dow-de-dow, de
Ba-ba-ba-dow, ba-bow-dum-de-doo-de-dow
Na na na, nana na na na na.

 

Get my t-shirt for Stine Goya here

Fan girl-ing hardThursday, June 29 2017

In more ways than one. Who knew that a portable air device could provide so much relief (that heatwave really hit us hard). And by relief, I obviously mean air.

So basic. So necessary.

When strangers are complimenting your outfit while offering you their wallets-worth to pinch an item out of your hand, you know you’re doing something right. I’m a fan.

Also fan girl-ing hard, the newly reinvented Vapormax. Bouncing around the neighbourhood before the streets come alive, in these gravity defying runners (hello lilac aka SS17’s newest most-seen shade on Trend Street – but jet-black be available for all you city cats), I couldn’t help but wonder whether they could truly cushion not only the air below my feet but also all my worries away.

La vie en rose etc…

ImpreshoenismWednesday, June 28 2017

If Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s impressionism had met Demna Gvasalia’s shoes.

Credits

Art: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; Shoes: Balenciaga; Edits by @Edaonay.

Gabrielle Coeur GrenadineMonday, June 26 2017

One of the things they don’t tell you about leaving your home country is how much you will miss the little things that make your life so much sweeter. Like grenadine à l’eau. A drink so simple in essence (pomegranate syrup and ice cold water) yet so confusing to the non-Francophile.

I can’t tell you how many words have been exchanged between myself and bemused barmen, as I try to request a simple ingredient, one that I can see sitting just there on the cocktail shelf. Believe me, I have always made a point of not becoming the cliché of the demanding Parisian, and inevitably fail as soon as I spot one of those bright cordial bottles.

So, when I met Gabrielle in London, (whose colour happened to be the perfect shade of pomegranate pink) I decided we should take a trip back to the land of grenadine à l’eau. Surely, Chanel‘s latest (and in this hue, sweetest) creation, deserves to visit the city of its ancestors? And since even Karl saw fit to bring back the maison’s traditionally overseas cruise show back to the homeland, I thought no better excuse to go big, and simply go home.

So we did. If you need us, we’ll most probably be chained together, in one of Gabrielle’s seven ways, en terrace sipping our worries away, before heading off to one of Paris’ most alluring spots. At the moment, we love le Cafe de la Poste, followed by a little tour round Musee Picasso. See you there?

Credits

Bag: Chanel Gabrielle, worn throughout. In partnership with Chanel; Ph. Adeline Mai.

Stripey side upMonday, May 22 2017

Coming out of hiding and heading straight for the spotlight (or, you know, my balcony) to soak in a little Milanese sun and share a few sunny MAX&Co stripes with you all.

As always, it’s been too long since my last visit, though for once I have an excuse besides travel: our every growing podcast (which I do hope you have found the time to tune into), has taken over all of my creative brain juices. All for a good cause, but time to get back on the world wide web bandwagon.

 

Credits

Top: Max and Co || Bottom: Max and Co