I was looking for a gift for my pregnant friend the other day when I came across these adorable necklaces for pregnant women!
The necklaces are silver pendants which, when they move on the belly of pregnant women, create a soft chime which babies hear and respond to starting from the 20th of pregnancy.
It is inspired by an old tradition in Mexico (where it is called “Mexican Bola”) and also in Indonesia where women wear this necklace during their pregnancy to stimulate their babies and start to create a link with them. New mums can also wear them as maternity necklace and use it to play with their babies during breast feeding or to make them sleep.
All the models are really pretty. Some have bright tassels, stars charms or mini pearls attached to it. You can choose the pearl you want (I personally loved the coral one!) or choose the actually birth stone of the baby.
When Emma Elwick-Bates, the super stylish shopping editor of British Vogue, came to speak at our school last year, I could not help but stare at the pile of Hermes enamel bangles she had on her wrist.
Everything that Hermes does is of course absolutely exquisite but I loved the way Emma styled them: she just wore like at least 5 or 6 of them at the same time. All the same. The simple ones. Just in different colours.
Of course not everyone can afford 5 Hermes bangles.. including me. So when I discovered that Halcyons Days was doing enamel bangles just as amazing as the Hermes ones but for 1/4 of the price.. I was in heaven.
So yes, this year, all I want for St Valentine is at least one bangle from Halcyons Days.. to hopefully start my own little collection too.
I have been obsessing lately over the perfect pyjamas (something symbolic of my level of activity this month..) when I fell across the “Coco” from Olivia von Halle.
I knew Olivia von Halle’s super chic pyjamas line (if you do not know her yet, have a look at her website – the ad campaigns are super nice) and could not resist falling in love when I saw this special model inspired by the one Coco Chanel used to borrow from her lover in the 1920s (and featured on Audrey Tautou in Coco Avant Chanel).
By the way: did you know that it was Coco Chanel who made this type of pyjamas available for women – before her, women were only wearing these sort of nightdresses which I hate because I like to wear something on my legs when lounging at home… One more reason to love her!
What could be more on the Christmas wish list of a beauty blogger than the new Chanel No 5 perfume bottle clutch!
First spotted on the catwalk of the Chanel Cruise 13 collection, this bag is now available in store and its release is already creating some serious likes on Instagram. The hard part – for the lucky ones who are able to afford it – is to choose between the two available versions: clear or black? Luckily for the rest of us, Alana, the blogger behind Dreams Creates created a super easy DIY tutorial to create your own Chanel No 5 perfume clutch! Check it out!
The other day, I went with some friends to attend a special catwalk show organised by the V&A to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jenny Packham.
Trained at Saint Martins, Jenny Packham rapidly became one of the hottest designers for glamourous evening dresses and bridal wear. Her dresses featured in many movies like Sex and the City or the Devil wears Prada and Kate Middleton regularly wears her pieces to attend chic royal parties.
The show took place in the beautiful Raphael gallery of the V&A and was presenting a selection of her most elegant and iconic dresses, which included several dresses worn by Hollywood celebrities at red carpet events.
While we were studying at the library the other day, my friend A arrived with one of the greatest pyjamas looks ever. She found this silky combishort at Zara and simply accessoried with loafers and a deep red wine nail polish.
Meet the lovely stylist and designer Martell Campbell!
Martell works as a personal stylist at Harrods and describes his style as “youngmodern British gentleman“. He recently attended the Men SS14 London Collections, has been streetstyled by Vogue, frequently features on men fashion blogs and his collection of menswear accessories is so cool that John Lewis made a report on it!
Developing the right jewellery collection requires skills. And no one is better at this than my friend MA, a notable Parisian chic girl.
Born and raised in the 16th arrondissement of Paris (the French upper east side!), she likes chic and elegant pieces. Over the years she managed to collect all the main pieces from luxe jewellers like the H and the Hapi bracelets from Hermes (quadruple wrap of course), the Trinity ring from Cartier, pearls from Tiffanys, cocktail earrings from Chanel or even a fabulous diamond parure for her city soirées. She choose the best out of each designer without mistake and that’s what I like.
Ever wondered how bloggers look like while working on the set?
Well.. some of them have amazing, extravagant style, others (like me) have a more practical approach. The common point is: everyone is holding on to their precious camera (some of them can indeed cost a fortune and it did happen to one of my friends that someone from the street just snatched her camera from her hands after a fashion show in front of everyone!).
Anyway, enough bad stories. Here are a few pictures which I took of bloggers working around me during the last fashion weeks. Some of them are amazing. Check them out!
I knew birkins came into giant (travel) sizes. I may have seen one in the press on Kim Kardashian or Victoria Beckham one day but I never actually saw one in the street (or well I mean around me).. till the other day in London, during Vivienne Westwood‘s fashion show at the Saatchi Gallery.
It was gigantic: 50x55cm! One of Vivienne Westwood’s climate change rep was wearing one while parading out there before and after the show. The bag was a used one. I guess Vivienne Westwood was trying to make the point that if you cherish your accessories or clothes, you should hang on to them and not replace them every season. Well.. point received: if I ever got the chance to put my hand on a Birkin (even in the smaller size), I would never ever stop loving it! ;)
In the meantime, how stylish it should feel to travel with a birkin..! Happy week everyone!