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OUR NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD | Le marais

By September 3, 2015 BEHIND THE SCENES
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The secret is out…

We’ve opened our first store in Paris!

We could not be happier about moving into our new neighbourhood: Le Marais. The area buzzes with boutiques, chic restaurants and food stalls, and where bookshops double up as wine bars (you couldn’t get a better combination in our eyes!). Sandwiched between St-Paul and République, the Marais has been one of the hippest parts of Paris for the last two decades.

Read on to find out what our favourite spots in the Marais are!


 

 Le Mary Celeste

If you’re looking for somewhere to brunch while people watching, Le Mary Celeste is your place!

Located in a former video editing office, the decor takes on a nautical theme with rope wrapped columns and white washed bricks. This place is renowned for their amazing cocktails, spicy kimchi and a 1 euro oyster bar at happy hour.

Tips: Bag a window seat and watch the world go by whilst sipping on Michael’s Garden Fizz (a delicious citrus drink with lime, egg whites and ginger beer) and indulging on Pain Perdu de Brioche Maison (french brioche toast with sautéed mushrooms with lemon zest and parsley). Delicious!

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75003, 1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France

 

Merci

You cannot go to Paris without visiting the concept shopping sensation, Merci. Housed inside a 19th-century fabric factory, it’s three warehouse-like floors are bursting with furniture, homewear, fashion and stationary.

Tip: wind down with a frothy cappuccino in Merci’s fantastically dark and moody Used Book Cafe, where you can take in the thousands of books surrounding you for the whole afternoon.

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 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, France

 

Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

After visiting Merci, continue north along Rue Charlot and discover the wonderful food stalls at the Marché des Enfants Rouges, Paris’s oldest food market. As well as it’s fresh produce, fish, beef and flowers, you can also sample an international array of prepared foods such as sushi, tagines, pasta and crêpes.

Tip: eat in and bag one of the outdoor tables to experience authentic Parisian market life.

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39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France

 

Ofr. Libairie, galerie

Near the République lies bookshop Ofr. If you’re a fan of hip fashion and contemporary arts magazines, this bookshop-come-boutique is definitely worth spending a relaxed afternoon in. Ofr. also works as an independent publishing house and creates works in collaboration with a range of artists and photographers.

Tip: don’t miss the boutique at the rear of the shop, where you’ll find emerging fashion designers and exhibition spaces.

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20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris, France

 

Atelier Brancusi 

Located in a building in front of the Centre Pompidou is the restored studio of the patriarch of modern sculpture, Cosntantin Brancusi. Before he died, he left his studio along with its entire contents to the French State with the condition that it was reconstructed to show his work exactly how it stood on the day of his death. The collection houses over 137 sculptures and more than 1,600 photographic glass plates and is an absolute joy to see.

Tip: the studio is free and there’s no queuing involved!

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Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France


Our store is now open at 38 rue Quincampoix, 75004, Paris France

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How to wear: boxy fit

By July 17, 2015 FASHION
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Today we are focusing on our favourite box fit styles.

Let’s start by deciphering our boxy shape!

Decoding the Les 100 Ciels boxy fit

Our designs are built around a core of classic silhouettes, which are combined with contemporary fashion styles every season.

The Les 100 Ciels ‘fashion’ styles combine innovative cuts with unique detailing, featuring dipped hems and asymmetric shapes.

Inspired by minimalist shapes, the selected styles fall into this innovative fashion range but still remain super easy to wear!

Read our how-to-wear guide to make choosing your fashion-forward styles that much easier!

 


‘The loose-fit’

Katie is our easy-breezy summer style in natural linen. The silhouette is loose with a slight flare and features a split-hem for added interest!

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Katie Linen Top | £69

Styling tips: Contrast the flared top with slim-fitting jeans for a modern silhouette. This is the style for you if you want to flatter your middle area.

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‘The cropped box’

Chant is short and sweet with a bright, bold print! There’s a split at the back which creates a figure-flattering line and features cropped sleeves for a fresh feel.

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Chant | Was £109 NOW £65 

Styling tip: Feeling adventurous? Clash with another print for a fun on-trend look. Or simply pair with a flared skirt to create a dynamic shape (perfect if you want to create curves!)

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‘The Summer staple’

Wendy is our wardrobe staple for the summer. With the weather acting unpredictable recently, an easy cover-up is essential. With its relaxed boxy shape, Wendy is the perfect off-duty weekend jumper.

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Wendy Cotton top | Was £69 NOW £41 

Styling tip: We like to wear ours with a button-down long denim skirt and Birkenstocks for the perfect weekend look. The slouchy fit flatters all figures.

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‘The midi’

Chess is our long-line midi dress with a statement pocket. The boxy fit of this dress works well with this length, giving a streamlined and elongated silhouette!

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Chess Cotton Dress | Was £89 NOW £53 

Styling tip: Wear this relaxed t-shirt dress with converse or sandals for a weekend lunch date with friends!

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‘The pleated box’

Inspired by the classic shirt, French scoops at the front and has a pleated. Made from 100% cotton, it’s easy to wear and cool in these summer months!

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French Shirt | £79

Styling tip: For a versatile day-to-night look, wear with a pair of slim fitting cigarette trousers and heeled sandals. This style skims over the hips, complementing fuller figures.

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‘The bat-wing box’

Galine is our super comfortable hero piece with contrast accent colours, perfect for making a statement this summer.

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Galine Boxy Top | £59

Styling tip: Layer over classic high-waisted jeans or shorts for a fun and colourful day look! The loose fit of Galine is flattering for fuller-bust figures.

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Inspiration images c/o Pinterest (www.pinterest.com)

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Ooh La La!

By June 8, 2015 INSPIRATION
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There’s a certain knack that French women have of looking timeless and stylish, yet understated at the same time.

After combing through hundreds of Pinterest images of effortlessly chic ensembles, we think we’ve finally cracked the code.

Read on to get the secrets of French summer style, from stripes to structure, with our new Parisian-inspired pieces to help along the way!

Neutral basics

French women have developed a French-chic clothing style that is unique to Paris.

Their wardrobe revolves around a few well-chosen, timeless staples that they take from season to season. To emulate that distinctive French minimalist style, look no further than high-quality basics in a neutral palette.

Shop our neutrals here!

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Earn your stripes

There’s nothing more French then a stylish woman in a Breton stripe. From Brigette Bardot to Audrey Tatou, our favourite French muses have all rocked stripes in their own unique way and have helped the stripe become a go-to wardrobe must-have for any woman.

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Shop our stripes here!

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The classic white shirt

As you may already know, the Les 100 Ciels team are white-shirt champions, recently dedicating a whole blog post to the chic separate!

Whether you wear one with boyfriend jeans to the market at the weekend, or dress it up with a sharp tuxedo jacket, the white shirt is undoubtedly a Parisian woman signature.

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Shop our shirts here!

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Check out our ‘Parisian Chic’ board on Pinterest for inspiration and style tips…

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