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

Off The Shoulder

The humble off the shoulder top is back, and it’s most recent incarnation is all kinds of cool. With it’s beachy vibes and exposed décolletage it’s slouchy, relaxed and just a little bit sexy…

Cocktail Hour

I’ve always had a penchant for good cocktails (surprise, surprise) but it’s only really been since Sam and I moved to Paris this year that we have gotten into making our own. Whiskey Sour Friday’s, Bloody Mary Sunday’s… You get the idea.

There’s something just so satisfying about nailing the perfect drink come cocktail hour. And this past week it has been all about experimenting with the newest concoction to our rotation, Ciroc Vodka’s Summer Punch. Fruity and sweet (but with a decent kick), it’s the kind of drink which requires plenty of ice and a balmy summers eve…

And in the name developing my cocktail repertoire, I’m off to UK soon for the London Riviera Ciroc pop up where the aim of the game is to learn how to mix drinks like a boss at their School of Mixology. Tom Cruise eat your heart out.

Cîroc Summer Punch
35ml Cîroc Pineapple
15ml Chamboard
50ml Pineapple Juice
10ml Vanilla Syrup
Shake and strain onto rocks glass with cubed ice

Created in collaboration with Ciroc Vodka

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