Thursday, 3 November 2011

Zadig et Voltaire

Zadig et Voltaire Autumn Lookbook

I almost had a fit yesterday when I realised that Montpellier is home to a lovely Zadig et Voltaire store. I have huge love for this French brand, half way between the chicness of another highstreet(ish) French brand The Kooples and the glam rock aesthetic of Balmain. The hefty price tag is well out of my student budget, but I plan to spend a lot of my time browsing there, and hope for some serious sale reductions. Although, if I have some money saved at the end of my stay, I may invest in a top as a little present to myself. If nothing else, I will try to save enough for this barrette, which will be perfect for Christmas.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Zara - The Mood

Flick through the Zara lookbook for a bit of winter inspiration - my favourite is the glitter photo with the oversized hat.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Mor - Jewellery Carnaby and Soho London

One of the best jewellery shops I found around Carnaby Street, when I was looking to spend my birthday money on something long-lasting. I can't wear silver jewellery as my skin tone is too pale, but Mor has the best bronze jewellery which looks classy but less expensive than gold (thank god). It's hypoallergenic too, which is great as I'm wary of becoming allergic to metals, as my mum is allergic to nickel and silver and it's such a pain for her to buy jewellery.

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The shop sells basically a nicer version of beach jewellery, the type you buy in little shops on Greek islands, with some interesting twists - so there was a necklace with lava rocks posing as a string of beads. I bought a freshwater pearl bracelet and pair of bronze earrings in the shape of a flower (will post photos later). The designs are all created by three different women, and they pull on architectural structures and ancient jewellery artefacts to create some thoroughly modern pieces.