Friday, 24 January 2020

Winter Scarf Styling


I’d definitely say the winter scarf is underrated as a styling accessory. This year I’ve been stocking up on my favourite styles to layer up my outfits. My best purchase has been the black Toteme scarf which I’ve honestly worn most days. It’s 100% virgin wool and so soft. I also opted for black over the cream alternative as I like to wrap my scarf up high on my face, and it made me nervous I’d get make-up on a cream style! I’ve also realised I am allergic to Angora, so checking materials is important to my choices now. 






There are other scarf styles which look really chic other than a long standard style scarf. Don’t shy away from capes and shawls, They are perfect for layering over blazers/coats and also means you can wear a chunky knit underneath and still feel warm. Growing up, my mother would never just wrap a scarf around her neck. She always opened it up, threw it over her shoulder and pinned with a brooch always looking so smart. I also remember all her scarves smelling of her perfume when I’d play dress up in them! 

Maybe a scarf is sentimental in someway, but it’s definitely my most used accessory this winter. Out of all my scarves, I’d say one is higher end, with the others ranging from £20 - £80. Now is a great time to purchase as some stores have up to 70% off which is a really great saving when you are paying for such a high percentage of wool. I feel it’s going to be cold until end of March like the past couple of years, plus a good scarf will last year on year. Just make sure you check washing instructions and add softener to your wash to keep it soft and fluffy. Natural fibres will keep you a lot warmer than synthetic. So I’ve complied some of my favourite styles below, and hope you’ve seen different ways on my Instagram to style this season…









Photography: Your Truly 

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Sunday, 19 January 2020

Weekend Habitat: Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris

Located on the prestigious Avenue Hoche, Le Royal Monceau embodies the Parisian "je-ne-sais-quoi" in all of its spontaneity and culture. Founded in 1928, the hotel is quintessential yet contemporary. The rooms are designed with 40's and 50's notes in mind. If you're looking for that traditional Parisian apartment, The Presidential suite is the one for you. The large panel doors and high ceilings make you question if you're in a hotel or a French luxurious home. With an added guest room, it's the perfect destination for an extended group to enjoy a night or two in the 1st Arr.

Moving onto the Ray Charles suite, the art deco curves lure you in. A rendez-vous for artists and bold spirits who are not afraid of their own era. Even though the suite is spacious, with the dropped ceilings and loft feel; it's that touch more cosy and takes you back to a time of 60's soul and jazz.

The images speak for themselves....so when can we move in?

Photography: Helen-Jayne Driscoll
Le Royal Monceau website: https://www.raffles.com/paris/























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Thursday, 2 January 2020

Weekend Habitat: Relais Christine

Discreet and peaceful, Relais Christine is nestled within Saint-Germain-des-Pres in the 6th Arrondissement. A grand mansion house built in the 1600’s, the property preserves the intimacy of the private residence it once was with traditional French period features and character. The bathrooms caught my attention with black marble and golden touches. Old fireplaces and vaulted ceilings make the lounges a perfect place to relax. Or if self-care is a priority on your trip, the Guerlain spa set in the stone vaults doesn’t disappoint. 

Photography: Helen-Jayne Driscoll 
Relais Christine website: https://relais-christine.com/en/
















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Sunday, 8 December 2019

Unisex Fragrance Editorial


Lets talk fragrance, and some of the newcomers this Christmas season. I am a big fan of woody, dark notes. If you’re like me, you opt for more bold scents in the colder months and lighter notes in the warmer months. I’ve put together this festive editorial for both men and women, because a lot of these scents are unisex. Enjoy! 


Byredo Casablanca Lily EDP
Top notes: Plum, Gardenia 
Heart notes: Carnation, Indian Tuberose 
Base notes: Rosewood, Honey Accord 
Romantic floral scent, a combination of sweet mystery.




Notes: Black Cardamom, Orchid and Water Lily 
Part of the 'Intense' collection, It's also infused with Kyara Wood, which is prized in Japan for its rarity, fragility and unique scent. For a woody, sensual twist, try layering it with English Oak & Redcurrant. 



Notes: Oud, Indonesian Patchouli, Norlimbanol, Amber and Tonka 
Combines the typical woody & classic oud notes with completely new modern elements, and presents a fascinating reinterpretation of oud. 



Top notes: Ban Timmur, Bergamot 
Heart notes: Carrot seeds, Rum, Wild Fig 
Base notes: Tonka Beans, Cashmere woods 
The Mysterious name is inspired by impermanence and the passing of time. 



Top Notes: Lotus flower, Clove and Pepper 
Heart notes: Green Violet, orchid, Iris Wood and Muguet 
Base notes: Leather, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Cashmere musk, Amber and Incense. 
A warm, intimate perfume blending florals and earthier scents to reach its crescendo. 

Top notes: Green Apple, Pink Pepper, Indonesian Patchouli, Calabrian Bergamot 
Heart notes: Bulgarian and Turkish Roses, Indian Sandalwood, Styrax, Musk 
Base notes: Peach, Cassis, Lilac, Amber, Ylang Ylang 
This scent is the irresistible feminine counterpart to the legendary Aventus. Inspired by history's most powerful women - from royalty and visionaries to artists and writers - whilst heralding the strong, modern woman of today. Opulent and sensual. 

Top notes: Fresh Fig Leaf and Bergamot 
Heart Notes: Jasmine and Geranium 
Base Notes: Labdanum, Sandalwood, Cedarwood and Osmanthus 
Olfactive Signature: Oakmoss 
Androgynous. Unconventional. Mystifying. 








Photography: Yours Truly 


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