Personal style

Le Marais

Freshwater pearl drop earrings from Cold Lilies, Filippa K knit, gold seed bracelet from Cold Lilies, Carly Hunter trousers and Celine loafers

Jewellery and I have a very on-again, off-again kind of relationship. I’ll spend a summer scouring online boutiques and vintage stores for dainty bracelets, super fine rings and simple chain pendants to layer up, then promptly forget all about our love affair come winter.

So lo and behold, now that the weather is warming up here in Paris (don’t let my chunky knit fool you) I’ve started adding the odd touch of bling to my sartorial routine from the online jewellery box that is Cold Lilies Boutique. It’s dainty, bordering on invisible, but it’s there.

Created in collaboration with Cold Lilies

Festival Musings

Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Liam shirt, Eska Alia leather skirt, Moochi hat and Hunter slides. Acne Leather jacket, Dagmar shirt, Rollas denim shorts and Hunter Chelsea boots.

Truth be told, the notion of festival dressing is something which as evaded me somewhat. Yes you need to be prepared for the heat/rain/mud/lack of bathrooms but why not dress in a similar vein to you normally do?

Festival dressing should be an extension of what you normally wear, albeit just a little more practical. Which is wear Hunter Boots comes in. I have a few of shows and festivals in Paris this summer where I’ll be waving the normcore flag for festival dressing (think denim, leather, and a lot of black and white) with footwear that can stand all seasons and still come out the other side.

Created in collaboration with Hunter Boots

Something Borrowed

John Smedley knit in silver, Charlie May trousers, Celine loafers and Saint Laurent bag. Sam wears John Smedley knit in midnight, Aark Collective watch and Dries Van Noten shoes. John Smedley knit in midnight, Levi’s jeans and Jimmy Choo suede heels

When it comes to fashion, there are few concepts more popular than ‘borrowing from the boys’. And to be fair it rings true, I always reach for Sam’s oversized shirts and slouchy knits before my own. Thankfully, British knitwear designer John Smedley has wised up to our wardrobe thievery and created a unisex capsule collection that looks as good on girls as it does our male counterparts. As simple as it is concise, the four piece collection hits all the notes with minimal colour-ways (navy and grey) and two relaxed styles in the most delicious honeycomb merino wool.

So good I managed to persuade my better half to get in front of the camera for once…

Created in collaboration with John Smedley

Le Leather

AM Eyewear sunglasses, Ashley B leather biker vest, Bassike tee, Witchery jeans and Crisian London loafers. AM Eyewear sunglasses, MiH t-shirt, Ashely B leather peacoat, J Brand jeans and Celine loafers

I’ve always kept leather on high rotation. Textural, tough and a little bit luxurious, it’s almost magical in it’s versatility. And these Ashley B leather jackets definitely have that magical touch. Hailing from New York, Ashley B makes the kind of outwear that pulls together any look seemingly without any effort at all.

And how boss that biker vest? There’ll be no prying this guy off my back for a good while yet.

Created in collaboration with Ashley B