Seaside shopping in Biarritz

I arrived in the South for a long 14th July weekend this morning and went straight for lunch in Biarritz at the Cafe de Paris on the ocean front. The steak tartare is so fresh and really delicious and the view from the terrace is breathtaking. Apart from my love of raw meat and ocean views I had also planned to go to my two favourite boutiques in this Victorian town. The first is Lilly of the Valley where Valerie, the owner, stocks some of my favourite brands: Antik Batik (see dress I am wearing in the picture below), Isabelle Marant and Les Petites. There is only a small variety of garments which makes you feel like you are the only one trying them on! It's like walking into a turn of the century (last century I mean) seaside shop and I love that vibe. Shopping Biarritz Seaside shop Read on...
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Summer Paris trends

As promised yesterday, here are my favourite pics from my day covering the Antik Batik Press sale. The materials they use are amazing: silk, heavy cotton and the softest thinnest jean material. Here are some Parsian vintage style ideas that I love. Hope you are inspired xxxxx 40s floral look Pretty floral dress silk summer dress. It has a real 40s vintage look if you wear open toe healed sandals and make sure you bring the belt in tight to accentuate the waist. floral dresssummer dress Retro rock Denim is in, and this summer its all about denim shirts and denim skirts! This one is gorgeously fitted and so light it actually feels like cotton. The pretty ballerinas are from Mephisto in Paris and the t-shirt Club Monaco in NY (this brand is amazing and it's coming over here and I can't WAIT). Denim skirts are best kept simple, a retro look is alway elegant I find, so wearing flats helps empahize that 50s rock n'roll look. denim Read on...
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Antik Batik sale!

 Antik Batik sale! I often mention the Bastille Design Center next to my house, the other day for example they had a Vintage Sale on which was fabulous. This week I am treated to Antik Batik, the super ethnic, chic, designer brand, with discounted beautiful clothes. Hooray for stock clearances! All details are on the invite above but here you go in case you can't make it all out: 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris thursday 10th May from 13h to 21h friday 11th May from 10h to 19h saturday 12 May from 12h to 19h See you there! xxxx ethnic chic designer brand - Antik Batik Read on...
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My day at the Antik Batik press sale

As I previously mentioned below, there is a press sale for Antik Batik (the lovely ethnic women and girls clothing range) where I live and I get invited by the organisers to cover the event and pic out my favourite pieces, I then talk about them in the press and in fashion reviews too, even abroad! So lucky me, I was there all day today looking at women and girls, entering this beautiful loft area invaded by Antik's luscious ethnic colours, light fabrics, peruvian and indian prints, each of these shoppers looking like they had just arrived in the Wonderland. Below are pictures of my "Coups de Coeur", basically total favourites. Tomorrow I show you what I actually chose for myself and ideas for summer outfits. Happy viewing! peruvian and indian printsethnic women clothing - Antik Batik Read on...
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