WINTER WONDERLAND

You probably thought that I’d run off to join the jet set in the LA sun, but I’ve been here all along, trying to finish work and meet deadlines. I did escape to a sleepy village in Somerset on Saturday, leaving the circus of London behind me for one night. Glencot House is another world, a little bubble of peace disturbed only by the solemn sound of gliding ducks and owls in the melting snow. In between a long walk, taking pictures of the enchantingly freshly coated earth and dinner with friends I was transfixed by S Meyers “Twilight” (I’m rather late catching up with all the hype surrounding teenage vampires). Rooted to the chair until it was time to have dinner.
And on a different note, now that I have returned to London and its constant fashion madness, I have to show you these images from
La Garçonne. A quieter aesthetic injected with a sense of energy, simple and sometimes boyish, these well-conceived pieces can be adapted and combined indefinitely to achieve a chic and cool look. The cuts and silhouettes shown here are so flattering despite the lack of embellishment and their simplicity. The fits are somewhat loose but retain a sense of structure, expressing a certain street sensibility I adore (see previous posts) with hardly any distinction between boyish and girly wear. The styling is clearly the work of a knowing eye with a preference for a kind of French seventies nostalgia (think contemporary versions of Jane Birkin and Françoise Hardy). This is everything I want to wear. Precise, pure, sharp and accessible.

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La Garconne

20 comments:

E.K. said...

Top left is absolute.

Elodie... said...

Omg, I am crazy of...all on this pic! I WANT :)

yes i love so much polaroid !
oh you have family on Paris, do you sometimes come ?

salegamine said...

BOUH j'avais préparé mon ptit post sur la garconne tranquillos et tu me passes devant!TU SORS!!!!

Lisa said...

hibeauty!

the La-G lookbook always makes me yearn for every.single.item.

love the olive jacket + must look for a new trench.
i just love a classic trench.

oh i definitely do not like vampire stories- but read all 4 books in a span of a week on Christmas break!
so captivating.

have a wonderful day.

xx

Helene said...

I just love the trench coat/ripped jeans look. Very Saint Germain des Prés...

dandy gum said...

very saint germain de prés? , far from it: plutôt saint germain de loin :)

ps: and its just the eiffel tower, its nowhere near the tower of london you know ;) :)

pigeon.toed said...

i've seen la garconne's lookbook roaming around everywhere on the internet...but it still makes me giddy everytime i see it!

that girl is so adorable

Brook and Lyn said...

Yes, exactly that "Precise, pure, sharp and accessible". APC with a bit of an edge.

lilly said...

you inspire me!!!your one of my daily reads now!

Mira Maulia said...

the top right is my fav.
where did u get that sandal?

Belowen said...

Thankyou for the puppy love!

I think I might NEED those light wash high waisted jeans...

i.d. said...

I love that trench coat. These are all such classic, wearable garments!

Dooder City said...

Love the bells!

Lluviaschick said...

it's very parisian!

Moodie said...

ahah I just found an old Burberry trench coat in my favorite thrift store, so similar to this one ! I knew it !! I am the typical french girl.

Deborah said...

I love the look of a really masculine jacket over a sundress. I think it's so cute! I especially like a motorcycle jacket over a sundress!

-Deborah-
http://nonrambfromdeb.blogspot.com

emilie said...

what a lovely site you have~

miss a. said...

God, La Garconne is like my guilty pleasure. I could go crazy on that site. They recently got a new shipment of Ligne 6 Martin Margiela. It took all the restraint I had not to buy every piece. (That and the fact that my credit card groaned.) And they're probably the only place that has a decent collection of Tsumori Chisato online.

b-chic said...

this is exactly my style, or at least what I recently aim for. As you say, I like to dress chic and relaxed and not always I like the excesses of the fashion shows or fashion designers in general. Congrats for your blog I have linked it amoung my favorites! Sorry about my poor "spaghetti" english!!

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