Leaving The Big City

I’m not sure what I expected from Camille, but I feel as though she undermined and surpassed everything I had thought she might be! She invited Erik and I over to her apartment in Paris on a rainy afternoon – one of those perfectly cozy days, when all you want to do is drink tea and wrap yourself up in oversized knits… So that’s exactly what we did.

Aside from that being one of the funniest moments ever on film (in my opinion), it’s a quote we can really take away and apply to our beauty routine. It’s something that’s so easy to forget: how good water is for us – for our health, and for our complexion – especially when it starts to heat up.

So, I’m making an effort to drink more water by using this water bottle. It’s so pretty, and the perfect size – and it’s about time I followed the advice of Zoolander once and for all…I love how intimately you begin to understand someone’s style just by visiting their home. When the team was in Paris recently, they visited Eymele in her beautifully unique and minimalist apartment — a perfect reflection of the aesthetic that you see in her designs.

Everything in her home really has it’s place, but there is a relaxed feeling and the personal touches make it truly special… the pale pink that coats her daughter’s bedroom, and the stacks of books everywhere. It’s pared back but you can tell that Eymèle has really made it her own, and see that this is a space where she can showcase the things she loves, what defines her — but in a subtle and very chic way.

The Bikes That Make You Happy

I think I’ve found a solution! A nail art that’s so approachable and subtle enough to wear even if you’ve never been one to apply a sequin or go graphic with your polish – the half moon!

I know it’s not radical or out there, but that is perfect for me – or anyone who is most inclined to nails that can be worn anywhere (office, out to dinner, meetings…) without a second thought. I was with my friends Amy and Renée and they completely inspired me to try this out in white, my default polish color.

And what I love the most, is that, once it starts to chip, it’s fairly easy to do at home. Just bring a steady hand and your color of choice, plus a clear polish for base and top coat. First, shape and clean nails. Then use a base coat. Third, take your color of choice and, using a toothpick or something similar, dip it in the polish and draw an arc on your nail as a border/outline – fill in the larger section using the polish brush. Apply a second coat of color on the same area. Finish with a top coat of clear polish. Voila!

 

We are going to continue with the blog as usual, because it’s the only thing we can do and we can’t let ourselves succumb to this.

 

But today, more than ever, I wanted to send you a message of love, of kindness, of brotherhood and peace. In my name, and on behalf of my team.

 

I want to send you light and warmth, because we will never be able to make sense of the horror.

 
Camille is a wonderful contradiction, who really loves a turtleneck… ! A former lawyer who stumbled into the super glamorous and crazy life of a fashion blogger; a Parisian who now lives in London; a “fashion girl” who is completely down to earth and charming – and has impeccable taste in classical French music, the amazing talents you find in people when you get comfortable with them for an entire afternoon!