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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.

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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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behind the seams | spring summer ’17 collection

By January 13, 2017 BEHIND THE SCENES
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We’re very excited to share with you a sneak peek of our upcoming Spring Summer ’17 collection.

Our new collection takes inspiration from the senses and how we perceive our surrounding natural environment.

For a behind-the seams look at the new collection, here are our key themes in more detail:

In a world of evolving technology, from time to time we crave a simple, natural existence. In this collection we have explored a world without technology, one that is influenced by the forces of nature. This is a celebration of craftsmanship and texture that draws on the essentials of life whilst paving a way to the future.

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We have also explored the inter-connectivity between design, architecture, nature and culture and how they influence and work with each other. Architecture lends itself to fashion and design can take inspiration from nature- the world is unified through creativity.

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Our new collection will give you a foundation to your wardrobe by offering a mix of classic tailoring and a fresh take on qualities. Key pieces include wide-legged trousers, fresh cotton poplin shirts in our signature oversized silhouettes, sports-luxe jersey jackets and t-shirt dresses.

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Our luxurious cashmere features at the heart of every collection and this season this beautiful yarn is given a fresh feel with hues of lavender and sky blue. Natural qualities such as linen, cotton and silk are transformed into easy-to-wear styles with colour blocking, pleating, asymmetric detailing and crisp stripes.

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Treasures from the sale | our top picks

By October 28, 2016 SALE
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From the softest layering piece to the ultimate knitted trouser, these are the pieces you can’t (and really shouldn’t) miss out on…


 

1. The Coat

Ada

A bonded terri-cotton coat which allows for the soft comfort of cotton near the skin, while the coated exterior creates structure and durability. A simple and clean silhouette with a single button fastening at front.

£199 NOW £139

Shop here!

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2. The Dress

Shann

A mid length dress, cut in a flattering shape and composed from a soft and supple material. We love how versatile this style is, as it can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion. Wear on its own or over leggings on cool days.

£129 NOW £90

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3. The Shirt

Flores

This is the style for you if you’re looking for an easy day-to-evening piece. An elegant 100% silk shirt dress in black with a concealed front placket and a loose fit.

£149 NOW £104

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4. The Trousers

Pascoe

Cropped trousers with knitted waistband and front pockets. The trousers fit loosely through the hips and thigh and taper at the calf. Ideal trousers to wear to work.

£109 NOW £76

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5. The Jumper

Issey

A fitted wool jumper with stitch detailing down the front and a split at the cuff. The lightweight wool quality allows you to dress it up or down over the autumn and winter months.

£78 NOW £55

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Shop our full Autumn Sale here!

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The trenchcoat: 2 ways to wear

By September 2, 2016 FASHION
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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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The White Tee

By August 5, 2016 FASHION
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An essential part of any woman’s wardrobe is a simple white t-shirt. Clean minimalism at its best, it’s ideal for laid back days…to ground a bold print, or contrast a bit of sparkle..

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 We love our Avron tee- an update on the classic T-shirt, with a boxy shape, fused seams and a tiered hem. A versatile style that we reach for time and again.

         
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Shop all our white styles here

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Get more inspiration on white t-shirts on our Pinterest page!

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