city of light

August 22, 2016, 3

Bonjour from one of my favourite cities where the 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. This time I spent a lot of the day twirling around Place de Trocadéro in this stunning Jill Jill Stuart chiffon gown. The iconic spot is truly one of the best locations for an Eiffel Tower photo with the perfectly placed Trocadero fountain in the foreground, and of course I wish we had gone before sunrise to avoid all the other tourists but there’s always a next time!

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Above: Bag by Louis Vuitton / Fur charms by Fendi – shop similar Iphoria fur pom bag charm and alice + olivia stace face fur keychain charm/ Luggage by Rimowa / Sunglasses – shop similar Prada aviator sunglasses and Marc Jacobs double wire double rimmed cat eye/ Fur sliders – shop similar PUMA by Rihanna Leadcat Fenty Faux Fur Slide Sandal here and here 
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris

Above: View from the bottom of Place de Trocadéro / Below: Jardin des Tuileries
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A very memorable birthday meal at L’Orangerie Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel George V

An extension of La Galerie, L’Orangerie restaurant is an atmospheric spot overlooking the famous Marble Courtyard at Four Seasons Hotel George V. As the hotel’s third signature gastronomical restaurant, it offers a new culinary experience that is in perfect harmony with the four seasons of the year. Chef David Bizet’s menu exemplifies the traditional French contemporary cuisine “of elegance, refinement, femininity and respect for nature.”
In truth, L’Orangerie nails the harmony of fresh and bold in their food pairings, with many outstanding courses such as the scallop brushed with caviar, the wonderfully poached langoustine and their delicious pigeon piece. The service is always first-class and sets you up for the day with a smile. Thank you for such a brilliant evening!
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Standout Signature Dishes
Poached langoustine, citrus, rice espuma with caviar
Lobster on peas with tarragon
Dover sole, shellfish, granny smith apple and lemon verbena
Smoked soft egg, impérial caviar and watercress
Meringue flower, raspberries and anise

reinvented trench

August 7, 2016, 2


The tried-and-true trench coat is arguably one of my favourite solid investment pieces and a wardrobe essential, rain or shine, and to have the iconic classic reinvented into a two-piece look is simply an all-round bonus.
 
To complement the camel get-up, I opted for some suede thigh-high boots to peek out from under my skirt, and accessorised with a mini chain strap bag and a fiddler newsboy cap for an off-duty feel. The great thing about this bustier and skirt combo is that they can be seamlessly transitioned between seasons by throwing a light coat on and off, and swapping long boots for lace-up sandals.

PS. My friend did comment on this look saying that I reminded her of Paddington Bear, and in return I thanked her profusely because quite frankly, that’s all I’ve ever wanted to be.

What do you think?

Wearing – Fiddler newsboy cap – shop similar Brixton black fiddler cap and navy stripe cap / C/meo Collective All Falls Down Bustier and All Falls Down Skirt in Sand from BNKR / Faux fur trim coat from Lipsy – shop similar River Island faux fur collar camel coat and Wearall fur collar coat / Thigh-high suede boots – shop similar Ego faux suede nude boots and Jeffrey Campbell parkway thigh high boots
 

blue for wool

August 5, 2016, 2

Wearing – Emmett wool coat in wedgewood and Elle mohair jumper in rose from Review Australia

A speedy hello from this cold, cold side of down under where I’ve been sniffling away for the past few days. They say Perth is one of Australia’s warmer states during winter, but frankly I’ve yet to see the temperatures rising and I’m awfully desperate for some sunshine. To say I’m feeling under the weather is an understatement, so thankfully this beautiful wool coat in my favourite kind of blue is the only saving grace, for now anyway.

Off to Singapore, France and Italy this month so expect a bunch of travel snaps coming your way!

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