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Best Summer Reads

By June 23, 2017 INSPIRATION
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Summer is officially here and during the holiday season and there’s nothing quite like diving into a new book while relaxing on a beach to escape even further.

It’s time to unwind with one of these page-turners. Whether you’re lounging bedside or tanning by the pool, here are eight books you’ll want to get lost in.

 


 

VILLA AMERICA

Liza Klaussmann, 2015

Klaussmann has fictionalized the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy, illustrious American expats central to the 1920s arts and literature movements in Paris and Cap d’Antibes, where they built their fabled home Villa America.

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THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS

Arundhati Roy, 2017

From the author of The God of Small Things, this highly anticipated novel dazzles with its kaleidoscopic narrative approach and unforgettable characters.

Ministry

 


 

BONJOUR TRISTESSE

Françoise Sagan, 1954

Sagan’s 17 year-old narrator Cecile has a chic life, living in Paris with her charming father and holidaying on the French Riviera. Weave your way through glamorous descriptions and psychological tension in this perfect holiday read.

Bonjour Tristesse

 


 

FATES AND FURIES

Lauren Groff, 2015

An elegant and intricate story of a flawed marriage over twenty-four years, this book will show you that there are 2 sides to every story, and sometimes the keys to a great marriage is not its truths, but its secrets.

Fates and Furies

 

 

 

 


 

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

Jacqueline Susann, 1966

This is a coming-of-age story that follows Anne, Jennifer and Neely, friends who contend with pretty much all seven deadly sins on their path to fame, from 1945 to 1965.

Valley of the dolls

 


 

TENDER IS THE NIGHT

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1934

A semi-autobiographical novel that takes the reader through the romantic and melancholic life of several friends whilst bathed in the warmth of the French Riviera sun.

Tender is the night

 


 

ON THE ROAD

Jack Kerouac, 1957

Another semi-autobiographical novel, Kerouac describes his adventures and travels with friends across the United States with a backdrop of poetry and jazz.

On the road

 

 


 

THE ONE PLUS ONE

Jojo Moyes, 2014

From the author of Me Before You, The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

the one plus one

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In the press | InStyle.co.uk

By September 7, 2016 IN THE MEDIA
InStyle.co.uk blog 07.09.16

The lovely team at InStyle Magazine have chosen our Zoe Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper as one of their best roll necks to layer under summer dresses!

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“Roll neck jumpers, turtleneck jumpers, polo neck jumpers… Whatever you want to call it, the high neck hero is our favourite knitwear as we come into autumn.

In fact, the prospect of chunky jumpers is one of the only things that make the falling temperatures ok.

As well as wearing them the conventional way — with denim — they can prolong your summer outfits. Sleeveless ruffle dresses and pinafores can serve you well into winter with a layer underneath.

Thinking forward to winter and ‘Christmas party season’, they’re the simplest way to keep things casual. Whether it’s a luxe brocade or velvet dress, a polo neck can just make things a bit more daytime. Wear with a slim ankle boot for a real AM to PM look.”

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“A fine grey roll neck is a summer outfit saver when the weather gets a bit chillier. Just layer up.”

Shop Zoe here!

Read the feature here.

#SS16 #MFW Street Style - More on The Hub:  An Overall or Tank Dress, a Turtleneck, and Booties: Giorgia Tordini - The Cut:

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Behind the collection | AW16

By August 25, 2016 BEHIND THE SCENES
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Our new Autumn collection is here!

We’re so excited to share with you our inspirations behind our beautiful new collection.

Our designs for the Autumn season take inspiration from minimalist twentieth-century architectural style.  The colour palette and the organic forms used in the work of Le Corbusier and the monochromatic structural qualities of Mies van der Rohe’s work inform the designs throughout the season.

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We have focused on simplicity through using clean lines and with a pure use of colour at the beginning of the season. The structure of the garments refer to the lines used in modern architecture with sculptured silhouettes and curved forms.

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Textural, weather-worn exteriors are the inspiration for print. Building materials such as concrete, steel and brick inspired the colour palette of the collection, and offer texture to surfaces.

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Les 100 Ciels’ luxurious cashmere features at the heart of every collection and this season this beautiful yarn is given a multi-dimensional effect by varying weights and layering.

We hope that you enjoy wearing our new collection!

Shop new arrivals here.

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Summer linens inspired by nature

By July 1, 2016 BEHIND THE SCENES
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Our new dyed linens are inspired by the ever-changing nature of the sky, reflecting our name Les 100 Ciels (One Hundred Skies in French).

From indigo summer skies to golden sunsets, these hues embody the colours of warm climates, whilst the natural linen quality feels fresh and cool.

The tie-dyed linen styles are individually hand dyed, meaning that each one is unique! Ombre colours and prints have inspired our designers throughout this Spring Summer ’16 season and this has been reflected in styles our new golden toned pieces.

Read on to see our moodboards for the new linen styles!


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Shop now | Hue Linen Top          Shop now | Tone Linen Cardigan           Tip: Pair both together!


 

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Shop now | Hue Linen top         Shop now | Tone Linen Cardigan       Tip: Pair both together!


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Shop now | Trace Linen Vest         Shop now | Taint Linen Top      Shop now | Strike Linen Cardigan 

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Buy now, wear forever

By June 28, 2016 Editor's Picks, SALE
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We’ve picked our top styles from our Summer Sale to make choosing your forever-piece easier!


 

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Rica          flow            sheer

 


 

Prints

avhia    hiro     sketch


 

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nubuck       rosey              zuz


 

Cashmere

hallie       draper        nian

Shop all our Summer Sale here!

 

 

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sculptured silhouettes in cool cotton

By May 6, 2016 NEW ARRIVALS
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Cool cotton and neutral palettes complement the crisp tailoring and elegant lines of this new wave of minimalism.

Our new designs for spring are influenced by 90’s minimalism and structural architecture. Attention to detail and ultimate comfort is in focus here- fused hems and box pleats give a contemporary feel.

Read on for more details about the styles in our edit!


Glow pleated blouse

Elevated from a simple t-shirt shape, this gorgeous blouse has been given a boxy shape which slopes subtly at the back. It’s easy-to-wear with a zip at the back and the pleats on the lower half add a feminine touch.

Tip: Wear with slim fitting trousers

Shop here!

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Rico pleated top

This go-with-everything top has a beautiful asymmetric hem with fused edges- giving it a modern and clean finish. The cotton poplin gives structure to the pleats at the back and is contrasted with loose, comfortable cotton jersey at the front for a contemporary take on the t-shirt.

Tip: This style looks great with jeans.

Shop here!

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Carrie pleated dress

Sister to Rico, this cotton dress is perfect for garden parties under the sun as the cotton poplin on the back is cool and fresh to the touch and the cotton jersey on the front is lightweight and ultra comfortable. The beauty of this dress is that you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion- the epitome of easy, breezy spring style.

Tip: Carrie looks just as good with casual sliders as it does with heeled sandals.

Shop here!

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Avron t-shirt

Simple and effortless this cotton T-shirt has been updated with fused hems to give a clean finish and modern look.

Tip: This tee looks great dressed up with our palazzo pants, Pall, or with our luxe joggers, Tyle.

Shop here!

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