Monday, January 31

I believed the monk's cowl would make me holy.

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Cowls are everywhere. We love the classic contemporary take on this one, with it's geometrics shapes its somehow situated somewhere between mohican and ultra modern. 

Sunday, January 30

Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain.

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On a Sunday in San Sebastian, take it easy, have a glass of wine and read the paper in your favorite tapas bar. Just don't forget your patent leather shoes, zebra stockings and your hat.

Saturday, January 29

Burn rubber, not your soul, baby.

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Summery prints winterized. A light romantic dress can easily be adapted to colder styles with the addition of a biker jacket. We love this look because it remains feminine but has a "don't mess with me" quality that is undeniably sexy. 

Friday, January 28

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

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There is no doubt that traveling is one of the best occasions to show off your style. In an age where practicality often trumps esthetic we love how some still choose the timeless look of a hand carried bag. A trench is also an essential travel item, reminiscent of old world journeys it is also the perfect coat for any type of weather. 

Thursday, January 27

All dress is fancy dress, is it not, except our natural skins?

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This winter's essentials seem to have an almost unisex quality. Suede cutoff boots and fur hoods for all, long cardigans, black skinny jeans and tortoise shell glasses as well. 

Wednesday, January 26

Dorothy closes her eyes and clicks her heels.

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Patent leather stiletto boots with big shiny bows, you'll never need to click your heels because you'll always be right where you want. 

Tuesday, January 25

I'm half awake in paisley print, I can see the world clearly but I have to squint.

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Whatever you might think, you can match paisley and the results are incredible.

Monday, January 24

I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea.

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Navy stripes aren't just for warmer weather. Don't believe what all of the stores tell you, we think a classic stripe top or dress paired with a navy belted blazer is an adorable winter look.

Sunday, January 23

And with the addition of a scarf, the problem was solved.

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If you have great style your pets will too. This too-cute trio is sporting the seasons classics: chunky sweaters and trendy colors such as mustard yellow and red worn with daintier materials like eyelet lace and thin cotton. 

Saturday, January 22

Pull the cape around the shoulders and shout the magic words.

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Capes, capes and more capes. A darker cape such as the simple black one shown here is a great example of how classic items can be modernized and streamlined. This cape is flirty and sexy. Worn with booties and a lovely black and gold bag the ensemble is effortlessly stylish.

Friday, January 21

Here's to the red of it.

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A burst of color in the midsts of a cold winter makes you jump out of the crowd. This eclectic, electric look is made possible by the very careful use of color: the rolled up jeans exposing sky blue socks with red stripes, the deep blue scarf with a red motif, the blue and red checked shirt all under a fiery red jacket. Red, white and blue paired to perfection. 

Thursday, January 20

I always wore the highest heels possible.

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Staying warm, staying hot. While oversized sweaters, parkas and trapper hats are traditionally more masculine looks, paired with these towering wedges this look has an undeniably feminine and sexy appeal. 

Wednesday, January 19

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

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Dramatic collars are a great way to bring a little pizzaz to your look. Whether with a big fur one or a cute little scarf they frame your face and give a put together look to any outfit. They compliment any look from your school girl chic to your best friend's flashy skirts.

Tuesday, January 18

But when ill indeed, even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed.

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A wool trench is a modern take on an eternal classic. It allows you to take your trench into the depths of winter, remaining streamlined and tailored even in colder temperatures. Worn doctor's shaped bag, such as the classic Speedy you can stow all of your necessary items without losing your silhouette to a suitcase. 

Monday, January 17

A man is never sexier than when he is comfortable in his clothes.

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Effortless looks are sometimes the ones that charm the most. Comfy, cosy and welcoming we can not refuse the beauty of jeans, sweaters and warm scarves. 

Sunday, January 16

And thou shalt in thy daughter see, this picture, once, resembled thee.

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Families with matching hoods: it shows an undeniably hereditary sense of style. Add the boots and skirt and you have yourself a miniature model. 

Saturday, January 15

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

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Dressy coats aren't just for dressy clothes. We love this long cashmere number worn with a simple v-neck and wonderful brown leather shoes. Sometimes a more elegant item is all it takes to bring your look from simple to stylish. 

Friday, January 14

Hello mother leopard, I have your cub.

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A strong woman is a mom in leather and leopard.Take your baby to the streets in style and don't be afraid to be edgy while you do.

Thursday, January 13

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.

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A big bow and a bright ink bike are two sure ways to make a statement with your style. And a vintage quasi-technicolored sweater won't hurt either. Embrace loud creative looks and you will in turn be admired.

Wednesday, January 12

Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.

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Winterize your favorite items. By pairing a lighter summer dress with a scandinavian style sweater and some suede cutoff boots you can transcend the seasons. 

Tuesday, January 11

Whatever improves the lace and makes it more beautiful is right.

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Lacy details are wonderful in the winter. They're rendered all the more feminine by the presence of thicker warmer materials contrasting them like this chunky cowl, this long cardigan, or the oversized camel bag. 

Monday, January 10

I tripped on my shoelace and I fell up— up to the roof tops, up over the town.

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A laid back look for a day at the CAPC. Blue on blue accented with camel brown both classic and transcending, and the true hipster accent this season are undeniably brightly colored laces. 

Sunday, January 9

What the daughter does, the mother did.

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Mother-daughter Sunday at the Jardin Public with vintage reminiscent pea coats. Mary-Janes aren't just for kids this season, we love the mother's aubergine patent leather ones and her daughter's adorable boots and hat. 

Saturday, January 8

In the mountains, the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that you must have long legs.

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Cutoff booties are the perfect solution to looking great without freezing your toes off. Just because it's too cold to pull out those stilettos doesn't mean your legs have to lose an inch. For an even more dramatic effect pair them with skinny cargo pants, one of our personal favorites, and a shorter jacket that hits you right at the hips to make your legs look endless and keep yourself warm. 

Friday, January 7

Country mouse, city mouse.

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Converging styles, from daytime chic to workday professional. The workday look is exemplary in that it takes fashion into the workplace with small details that give a tailored and stylish finish: the velour stripe on the pant, the military style buttons on the trench. The more laid back ensemble takes us from functional to fashionable with weather resistant boots, a warm fur hooded sweater and perfectly cut jeans. 

Thursday, January 6

Black and gold, black and gold.

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Beige and bold. A trench that looks like a dress takes the seemingly androgynous classic to a whole new feminine level which is all the more accentuated by the adorable fur shall.  

Wednesday, January 5

Wert thou a leopard thou wert germane to the lion.

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A hint of leopard puts a smile on your face as it takes your look from simple to fabulous. 

Tuesday, January 4

Fashion must be forever new or she becomes insipid.

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What's black and white and red hot all over? This little ensemble strutting it's way through La Rochelle. We love modern abstract prints and this is an effortlessly cool way to wear them: paired with ever matching, ever flattering black. Sign it off with dashing red lipstick and you have yourself a sexy modern winter look. 

Monday, January 3

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.

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One of the great perks of living in Bordeaux are the mild winters. We have the luxury of being able to comfortably stroll in down vests and canvas sneakers in December. We love how this often forgotten joy is taken full advantage here. 

Sunday, January 2

I don't design clothes, I design dreams.

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As the holidays officially come to an end, it's time to get back to work, school and with that our adapted wardrobes. A chunky sweater, some suede collegiate feeling heals and a cozy cowl will hopefully make the transition easier. 

Saturday, January 1

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.

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Nothing says old school charm like a simple black bow tie. Bordelais waiters have an uncanny elegance, a demeanor that seems uniquely trained yet natural. Every coffee, and cigarette and glass of wine is better enjoyed when served by style itself. 


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