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Want: The Lyngby Vase Want: The Lyngby Vase In the world of interior decorating, few things are as enduring as Danish design. Our retro-futurist plastic chaiselongs have come and gone, our mid-century Americana bought and sold, and now, even our neat 2014 Japanese tea sets are starting to hurt our eyes. We can't – and why should we? –...Published on February 28 2018, 18:23Want: The Lyngby Vase  

Travel news: rocking the French quarter; Paul Gauguin Cruises' lecture series; Air France's new destinations Travel news: rocking the French quarter; Paul Gauguin Cruises' lecture series; Air France's new destinations Hard Rock will open a new hotel in New Orleans; Paul Gauguin Cruises will host speakers from the Wildlife Conservation Society on board the M/S Paul Gauguin; and Air France has specials on as well as three new destinations Filed by Lucire staff/February 15, 2018/23.38 Spring 2019 should see...Published on February 19 2018, 21:13Travel news: rocking the French quarter; Paul Gauguin Cruises' lecture series; Air France's new destinations  

Trying on Savage Beauty for Size Trying on Savage Beauty for Size The other day, when I saw a PR from Alexander McQueen, he told me he had just returned from holiday to recuperate from what had been an intensely mammoth month for the brand.The A/W 15-6 show in Paris was quickly followed up by the spectacular opening of Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert...Published on April 23 2015, 19:51Trying on Savage Beauty for Size  

The Problem with Makeup Wipes? Pt 1 The Problem with Makeup Wipes? Pt 1 The other day I came across two tweets that (to paraphrase) were discussing how harmful makeup wipes can be. I've said here on the blog a number of times over the years that some makeup wipes (particularly the ones that aren't saturated in product) tend to irritate my skin so I can understand...Published on March 3 2018, 14:08The Problem with Makeup Wipes? Pt 1  

Print Fast Style Bubble Print Fast Style Bubble When Mary Katrantzou was designing her SS 14 "Shoes" collection, unbeknownst to people at the time, her first collection for adidas Originals was just coming to fruition in the research stage. Looking back, that passage of trainer dresses in that collections makes a whole lot of sense as...Published on November 18 2014, 21:28Print Fast Style Bubble  

4 Unexpected realizations after a comprehensive review of my 2017 site metrics 4 Unexpected realizations after a comprehensive review of my 2017 site metrics I usually start the beginning of the year by reviewing metrics for the previous year. These metrics help me better understand my readers, the trending topics and issues, and other points of interest. In 2017, my site averaged 2,300 page views a day. The average reader is a 30-year-old female...Published on January 14 2018, 09:404 Unexpected realizations after a comprehensive review of my 2017 site metrics  

The Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her 2018 The Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her 2018 So you're in need of a Valentine's Day gift, which means at some point you did something right. You followed our style guides, the hair was on point, you didn't overdo it on the aftershave and you pulled. Huzza! But that doesn't mean the hard work is over, dear reader. The relationship assault...Published on February 7 2018, 13:17The Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her 2018  

5 Tips For Staying Active And Healthy This Year 5 Tips For Staying Active And Healthy This Year What I Am Wearing: Staying active for me revolves around Barre and Pilates exercise. Ever since I discovered Pilates back in 2012 and throughout my pregnancy (check the video here), Reformer Pilates has become my exercise of choice. Pilates helps promote strength, flexibility and balance. I...Published on January 13 2018, 21:375 Tips For Staying Active And Healthy This Year  

L'Oréal Paris VOLUMINOUS Lash Paradise Washable Mascara To Buy or Not To Buy L'Oréal Paris VOLUMINOUS Lash Paradise Washable Mascara To Buy or Not To Buy Wow the NEW L'Oréal Paris VOLUMINOUS Lash Paradise Washable Mascara is comparable to some of the high end mascaras on the market. Probably one of the best drugstore mascaras that I ever tried. Many compare it to Too Faces Better Than Sex Mascara which I also used before. 1. It's definitely a...Published on February 20 2018, 16:15L'Oréal Paris VOLUMINOUS Lash Paradise Washable Mascara To Buy or Not To Buy  

#BagsofTPF: The Very Best Bag Snaps We've Seen on Instagram Lately #BagsofTPF: The Very Best Bag Snaps We've Seen on Instagram Lately We've been really enjoying sharing your collections over the past few months as part of our #BagsofTPF series, but this month, I thought we'd switch it up a bit and do a big round-p of the very best snaps and shares. I spend so much time on our account every day, scrolling through the...Published on March 26 2018, 12:19#BagsofTPF: The Very Best Bag Snaps We've Seen on Instagram Lately  

6 Of The Best Men's Boots Ever Created 6 Of The Best Men's Boots Ever Created Men have been wearing boots for at least 3,000 years, so we're going to hold our hands up here. What follows does not include calfskin ankle boots designed by Inca warriors or mankind's original winter boots, which were made by Inuit tribes and decorated with seal intestines. Sorry about that....Published on February 7 2018, 11:556 Of The Best Men's Boots Ever Created  

Why Free Play Is So Important Why Free Play Is So Important I've paired up with Petits Filous who have just launched a Free Play campaign which encourages parents to unplug those screens and let your children lead the way and is something which I am very passionate about. I'm a believer that you should allow your children to be bored every now and...Published on January 17 2018, 21:16Why Free Play Is So Important  

5 Ways to Save Money for a Family Holiday 5 Ways to Save Money for a Family Holiday I often do this before we are going away somewhere. I am constantly minimising what we don't need in the home and I often do a big drop off at a local charity store and what I can Ebay or put on Gumtree I do because it can really add up and it's a great way to declutter your home but also make...Published on April 19 2018, 18:415 Ways to Save Money for a Family Holiday  

Let Them Save Knits Let Them Save Knits I first learnt the term fashion "cabbage" from that tell-all guilty pleasure read 'Fashion Babylon' by Imogen Edward-Jones. She described "cabbage" as rejected goods from a manufacturer. They're also more commonly known as seconds. Anything made in excess or with any vague defects might be...Published on May 21 2015, 08:21Let Them Save Knits  

A Prada Pairing Style Bubble A Prada Pairing Style Bubble Pre note: Realise it's Fashion Month and I haven't fashion month-ed posted yet. You can read a bit of me here and here... She. He. Her. Him. Feminine. Masculine. Femme. Homme. These are the conventional ways of categorising fragrance that are also normally accompanied by pink hued curved glass...Published on September 24 2016, 19:20A Prada Pairing Style Bubble  

An Oasis for Resort An Oasis for Resort "I'm very pleased to welcome you to Palm Springs, perfect symbol of the American Dream..." writes Michael Burke, CEO of Louis Vuitton, on the notecard left in our hotel rooms upon arriving into Palm Springs for the occasion of their cruise show. Sure California was where people sought out...Published on May 10 2015, 18:21An Oasis for Resort  

Chanel Releases Spring 2018 Handbag Collection with 100+ of Its Most Beautiful Bag Images Ever (Plus Prices!) Chanel Releases Spring 2018 Handbag Collection with 100+ of Its Most Beautiful Bag Images Ever (Plus Prices!) The way designers and retailers display their bags for shoppers online has been a pet peeve of mine for years. These are aesthetic-minded companies with huge budgets for marketing and digital, and still, somehow, in The Year Of Our Lord 2018, so many companies give us small, artless images...Published on March 2 2018, 18:16Chanel Releases Spring 2018 Handbag Collection with 100+ of Its Most Beautiful Bag Images Ever (Plus Prices!)  

My Look: Upgrade Your Chic Sandra's Closet My Look: Upgrade Your Chic Sandra's Closet I sported this look to a MONTBLANC event that was held under the red-lit dome of the iconic Rainbow Room inside Rockefeller Center. I had a great time while looking out at the spectacular views of New York – a city that is said to have been built on a pioneering spirit, just like MONTBLANC was...Published on March 31 2018, 15:53My Look: Upgrade Your Chic Sandra's Closet  

Never Enough Style Bubble Never Enough Style Bubble >> I'm not one for cheer leading digital hoo-ha that has been created purely for the sake of saying "Oh look, we so modern! We are DIGITAL" (whatever being "digital" means...). So present me with a the concept of a digital magazine cover and there might be some eye-rolling. But as it turns...Published on September 5 2014, 20:46Never Enough Style Bubble  

Paris Youthquake Style Bubble Paris Youthquake Style Bubble I've been immersed in show show show in Paris, writing up words for BBC and Dazed Digital as per usual so words here have been on the slow side.There's lots to say about the biggies – the houses that will have dominated headlines – but I wanted to turn my attention to the "yours" of Paris.With...Published on March 15 2015, 20:58Paris Youthquake Style Bubble  

Crocs Will Be THE Shoe for S Crocs Will Be THE Shoe for S Who would have thought that the ugly shoe trend will be so successful over several seasons that it will be reaching its peak for S/S 2018. While Christopher Kane was the first designer to collaborate with Crocs for S/S 2017– Balenciaga is taking the ubiquitous gardening shoe to new heights...Published on February 10 2018, 19:08Crocs Will Be THE Shoe for S  

Style Update: Springing Ahead in Chambray Style Update: Springing Ahead in Chambray I'm used to insanely warm weather when home in South Carolina, so this latest trip most definitely threw me for a loop. 9 days out of 10 were filled with either freezing cold weather, snow, or a combination of the two. While the snow was beautiful and the freezing temperatures made for lovely...Published on January 19 2018, 13:21Style Update: Springing Ahead in Chambray  

Social media and the "influencers": not the evolution you might have expected Social media and the "influencers": not the evolution you might have expected Above: Kim Kardashian West's Instagram account. Incredible follower numbers—but what of authenticity? I'm getting a buzz seeing how little I update social media now. Around February 2016 I began updating Tumblr far less; I've gone from dozens of posts per month to four in December 2017 and...Published on February 8 2018, 15:15Social media and the "influencers": not the evolution you might have expected  

Blog of the Month: March 2018 Blog of the Month: March 2018 In February, Trecee from Treceefabulous was my featured blogger. You can read that post and see other past featured blogs under the "blog of the month" label! Being my blog of the month gets you a designated blog post, a sidebar button, and a mention on my Twitter account. The sidebar button...Published on March 9 2018, 21:52Blog of the Month: March 2018  

Snow-Stopper at Thom Browne Snow-Stopper at Thom Browne As is his wont, Thom Browne wrapped his fall collection in an idiosyncratic, tongue-in-cheek mise en scène. This time it involved men in gray pajamas slipping into camping beds at the end of the show in a desolate, snow-blanketed landscape. Other men wearing white skirt suits and bags tucked...Published on January 25 2018, 20:34Snow-Stopper at Thom Browne  

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