Paris: UNIQLO x Ines de la Fressange Style

uniqlo x ines de la fressange

At the risk of sounding like a total sap, I’m going to kick off this post by saying how incredibly lucky I feel to be doing what I am for a living. I’m not even going to try to dilute the grateful emotion expressing-ness of that statement in a painfully stereotypically British way by swiftly following up with a pithy ” y’know hashtagblessed” type non-joke. I really do feel that, especially at this present moment as I’m sharing last week’s Parisian adventure with you while being chased out of the house to return to Paris for the Haute Couture shows (side note: ONE missed flight and suddenly no one trusts your time keeping, I mean, can I live!?) which I am so goddamn excited for. I utterly adore Paris. It was where I started La Petite Anglaise, it’s the birthplace of fashion and luxury, an exquisite, timeless city of elegance and indulgence; somewhere I love always visiting and count myself lucky to visit so often. But I must say, last week’s visit with UNIQLO to discover their latest collaboration with Ines de la Fressange was particularly brilliant…

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Dining at: Ivy Kensington Brasserie

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

Ahhh January. Such potential to be the grimmest, coldest, wettest and generally most all round rubbish month of the year. Things can kick off super positive, busting with resolutions, determination and excitement then start to fall a bit flat as the reality of vile weather and dry January – which still sucks even if you’re sacking it off, hello guilt fest *insert year here* edition – coupled with post festive season empty bank account bummout and lack of clothes that fit post feasting kicks in. But it doesn’t have to be this way, mes amies. My view on January is that given its potential to be four weeks of sh*t, instead of making the whole thing more miserable by ditching the booze and switching solid food for juice it makes rather more sense to Treat. Yo. Self… In my experience, this can be rather moe conducive to actually getting work done and nailing the first month of the year than Punishing. Yo. Self… But either way, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is well worth a visit regardless of whether you’ll be getting your salad on or continuing the Christmas carb-a-thon until January is a distant memory…

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3 Brands I Need In My Life: January 2016

3 brands, Vivetta

Last year I started, and then embarrassingly quickly stopped, a would-be regular post entitled “3 Brand I Need In My Life”. I liked the idea a lot because, as much as I adore doing my “introducing” posts and going into a little more depth about one particular label, there are really a lot of labels I find out about, like a hell of a lot and want to share with you guys in some way. So I’m considering giving that another whack, but I’m still slightly undecided and would massively appreciate you letting me know your thoughts on the whole conundrum. Anyway, let’s get going. It’s a new year, a new fashion season and there are SO MANY THINGS I WANT IN MY WARDROBE!! Recently I’ve found myself afflicted by the the age old “clothes clothes everywhere but not a thing to wear” dilemma. This got me thinking that my sartorial arsenal could perhaps do with a bit of a refresh. And what better way to do that than by exploring a few exciting new brands? Hence the whole do I restart that “3 Brands” feature conundrum…

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