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When Style meets Recipe – Winter season

When Style meets Recipe – Winter season

The intersection of colour, taste, texture and fabrics.   Fashion has always been a source of beauty, aesthetics and craftsmanship, and a natural extension of this is the sculptural and artistic forms that can food can take.  Just like fashion, culinary trends develop season after season, with new colours, shades and textures. And just like a white shirt can be classic and timeless many dishes are go-to meals that are comforting,  delicious or even evocative of childhood. This week, we explore this union of style and food and bring together some of our most loved Winter styles with a selection of fresh and easy-to-cook recipes for the upcoming winter and christmas period! Let us know what you think! Petra Chunky Cashmere Roll Neck Inspiring our Warming pumpkin soup with chickpea and salvia sage topping     Instructions: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook the leek, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic, oregano and if preferred some chilli powder. Cook for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Then bring your pot to boil, add the stock, pumpkin and the chickpeas. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the pumpkin ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on October 24, 2018
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In conversation with Morgan McFie

In conversation with Morgan McFie

This week Les 100 Ciels met Morgan McFie, a contemporary abstract artist based in Barnes. Morgan’s paintings are intuitive, fluid and full of texture, taking inspiration from aerial perspectives of natural landscapes. Read more to learn the intricate and fascinating process of giving life to a canvas. Where and how did you learn your craft? I have always loved being creative and painting. I nearly did an art degree, but chose the safe route of doing a business degree at the end. After university, I wanted to get back to being creative so started painting again in my spare time. Things really changed when I moved to New Zealand for a year and was hugely inspired by the art scene in Australia and New Zealand where artists use bright and bold colours. I began experimenting with abstract fluid techniques and then once I started using resin I felt like I’d found my style.   Your latest art pieces are beautiful. What inspires your art? I find aerial perspectives of coastlines and estuaries really beautiful and I look to try and capture the movement and subtlety of tones in my paintings. I find traveling also hugely inspiring and recently found lots ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on October 12, 2018
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A history of Tennis Fashion

A history of Tennis Fashion

Since 1877, Wimbledon Tennis has been one of the most recognised tennis championships, hosting hundreds of royals, celebrities, and visitors from around the world and playing a central role in the foundation of many famous tennis careers. As far back as the nineteenth century, the accepted tennis outfit for players were plain white, long-sleeved shirts and trousers for men and full-length corseted white dresses and hats for women. It was not until the 1920s and 1930s that the players, (particularly the female players), began to experiment with their clothing. Shorter skirts, shorts and sleeveless tops were all introduced, some more daring than others, to provide ease of movement and an expression of individual personality and style. While tennis style evolved to be practical and comfortable this was never at the expense of fashion. High-profile athletes like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova found their own ways to have fun with their outfits, (think tennis dresses made of lace and even denim) and often attract as much attention for what they wear as their backhands. Tennis outfits have often inspired the masses too, like the white V-neck sweater used by Bill Tilden, still today remaining a classic staple in men’s fashion. Advances ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 19, 2018
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Best Summer Reads

Best Summer Reads

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.       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.     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.     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 ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 23, 2017
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the finer details

Introducing the cashmere jumper to wear right now. Silva is our elegant new arrival. With craftsmanship at the heart of our cashmere, the delicate detailing of this piece will add a unique touch to your everyday wardrobe. The fine pointelle stitch along the neckline and sleeves gives a feminine feel. Pair with jeans for a feminine, off-duty look all year round. Shop here!  
by Les 100 Ciels Team on February 28, 2017
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behind the seams | spring summer ’17 collection

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. 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. 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. Our luxurious cashmere features at the heart of every collection and ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 13, 2017
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