Look Du Jour: GIRLS

GIRLS

What: Claudie Pierlot GIRLS sweatshirt (available here), Club Monaco jacket (similar here & here), J.Crew skirt (similar here & here), Kite sunglasses, Elizabeth & James bag (available here) and Laura Bailey for L.K. Bennett shoes (available here)

Where: Press days, meetings and dinner at Little House Mayfair.

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5 Minutes With: Laure Hériard Dubreuil

Laure

Did anyone else spend a sizeable portion of their early teenage years reading (and then watching) Gossip Girl and wishing they were Blair Waldorf? I certainly wiled away many an hour day dreaming of Park Avenue apartments, apartment sized wardrobes, splashing the cash in Bergdorf’s and drinking cocktail on the Empire Hotel rooftop. Deep, right? Anyway, one of the particular throw away lines from the book was a description of Blaire’s Eres bikini. It seemed to me that Eres was just the swimwear brand to be wearing and I was desperate to have one, preferably to wear while sunning myself in The Hamptons or somewhere similarly fabulous. The brand is iconic; synonymous with luxury and elegance but also chic and cool. So of course, it stands to reason that Eres would need a woman with all these qualities as their brand ambassador and collaborator. That’s where Laure Hériard Dubreuil comes in. Laure is nothing if not an inspiring woman. Beautiful, intelligent and multi talented beyond belief, Laure started her career alongside Nicholas Ghequiere’s merchandising team at Balenciaga, before moving to Yves Saint Laurent. Then, in 2009, she decided to swap this top level job for the uncertainty of founding her own multi-brand boutique. And it’s damn lucky she did or legendary muti-brand Miami boutique, The Webster, would never have been born. I caught up with Laure to talk careers, mentors, the challenges of starting your own business and, of course, her capsule collection for Eres…

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