Gambettes Box by My Little Paris

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To my surprise, the first box was a beautiful collaboration with Diane von Furstenberg in which I received two pairs of DVF x Gambettes Box tights, one was a  plain black 60D for winter, the other was a patterned 20D with a cute spotty print. Of course, with a designer collaboration, I was hooked and couldn’t wait to receive the next month’s edition which was inspired by all things wild and exotic. Cue yesterday’s parcel which included two warmer 60D tights both with a fun but subtle pattern – python print for the wild, symmetric print for the exotic.

The subscription costs 13,90 euros each month and you can stop at any time… though you probably won’t want to once you’ve started. It’s a great way to mix up your winter outfits and it’s made a big difference to my style as I would never usually think to experiment much with tights! This month I also received a little sample of Talika’s best-selling face oil and a discount voucher for the brand so there are also some little beauty treats included from time to time.

Visit Gambettes Box online for more details or to subscribe.

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Christian Louboutin Nail Polish Collection

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Having heard all the hype surrounding Christian Louboutin‘s launch into the beauty industry, I was very excited to get up close and personal with the stunning nail polish collection this weekend at the Printemps mall in Paris. As is to be expected with all things Louboutin, this collection is nothing short of majestic and I’m actually more drawn by the design of the nail polish bottle than the quality and colour of the product itself!

And for the inspiration behind this new venture into the world of cosmetics, it’s actually pretty simple as Christian Louboutin explains,

The red sole was born from red nail polish. I am giving back to beauty what the shoes took from the nails many years ago.’

No surprise then that the star of the collection is a dramatic red to match the shade of the designer’s iconic red soles but more unusual is the slightly terrifying weapon-like lid which measures exactly 20,5 cm, the same height as Christian Louboutin’s highest heel designed for the brand… Quite literally a killer heel!

I tested out the star product, Rouge Louboutin, and honestly… I really, really didn’t want to like it (I mean, it’s a nail polish that costs more than my week’s food supply!) but actually I kind of loved it! The colour is gorgeous, the quality is second to none, no second coat necessary, and the design is spectacular, a total work of art.

So there you have it, I am now starving for a week but with one hell of a new sculpture!

Find the full collection of colours, including the Rouge Louboutin online and in selected stores now for £36 / 45 euros.

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Alex Monroe Halloween Trunk Show

Alex Monroe Halloween trunk showIt’s that time of month again, the Alex Monroe Trunk Show, when the stunning jewellery brand releases its gorgeous one-off pieces during a much awaited online event. As if we weren’t already tempted by the designer’s teeny tiny delicate jewellery and adorably British charms, the trunk show offers an even more limited selection of highly coveted pieces and each item is totally unique!

Taking place each month, you just need to register to the newsletter or follow their social media pages to be sure you don’t miss the date as all the details are sent out the night before. Once the date is set, be sure you’re super quick to the site as I’m really not exaggerating when I say these treasures are sold out within the hour (that’s coming from someone who arrived 45 minutes late to this month’s occasion only to find I’d missed out on the adorable Jackie O’Lantern necklace above)!

To celebrate the Halloween festivities, the October trunk show theme is around all things spooky with a collection which resembles the most elegant of horror stories; ghost ships, creepy crawlies and poisoned fruit, even the classic Alex Monroe bee has been given a gothic twist!

Check out the full selection on the Alex Monroe website and don’t forget to sign up to the newsletter for details of the next event… the brand’s annual Twelve Days of Christmas Trunk Show will be coming up soon… Christmas and one-off jewellery pieces? Now there’s a combination that can’t be beaten!

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C’est le retour du fameux Alex Monroe Trunk Show, le moment quand cette magnifique marque de bijoux lance sa collection de pièces uniques lors d’un événement en ligne très attendu. Si vous ne connaissez pas encore la marque, Alex Monroe est le créateur de bjoux so British dont Sienna Miller, Elle Mcpherson et Emma Watson sont déjà très fan. Avec une sélection de bijoux très délicats et des petits charms adorables, le Trunk Show propose chaque mois un choix encore plus limité de pièces très convoitées et chaque bijou est totalement unique!

Pour être sûr de ne pas rater cette occasion, il vous suffit de vous inscrire à la newsletter ou suivre les pages social média de la marque car tous les détails sont annoncés quelques heures avant le lancement sur la boutique en ligne. Petit astuce, il faut être rapide car je n’exagère pas du tout quand je dis que ces petits trésors sont vendus dans l’heure qui suit l’ouverture (ceci de quelqu’un qui est arrivé avec 45 minutes de retard pour le Trunk Show aujourd’hui et qui a raté l’adorable collier Jackie O’Lantern ci-dessus) !

Pour fêter le mois d’Halloween, le thème d’octobre était bien sur autour de toutes choses effrayantes avec une collection qui ressemblait à la plus élégante des histoires d’horreur ; vaisseau fantôme, petites bestioles et fruits empoisonnés, même l’abeille classique du créateur a reçu une touche gothique !

Découvrez des maintenant la collection en exclusivité sur le site Alex Monroe et n’oubliez pas de vous inscrire à la newsletter pour les détails de la prochaine Trunk Show… La collection, les Douze Jours de Noël, est à venir très prochainement… impossible de battre un mélange Noël et petits bijoux uniques !

Gas Bijoux Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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As I have already mentioned countless times, I’m really crazy about the beautiful French jewellery brand, Gas Bijoux! Based in Marseille with boutiques in Paris, Saint-Tropez and New York, each piece is carefully hand crafted in the original family atelier since 1969 and to celebrate this 45th year, the brand have released a stunning new high end range using semi-precious stones, the Pondichery collection.

Inspired by various travels around the world, the designs and bright colours aim to represent the most beautiful locations of our planet; the precious stones of Jaipur in India, the white sands and sunkissed coral of Tulum, the bold colours of Latin America… a journey through jewellery.

Stunning stones are transformed into elegant earrings, delicate bangles and fashionable layered necklaces like this incredible triple Gas Bijoux Pondichery Sautoir which I purchased earlier this month! Plated in 24k gold leaf with semi-precious stones in shades of green and grey with tiny beads of blue and yellow for a pop of colour, this piece is a statement of its own and is the perfect companion for a classic little black dress!

Shop the Pondichery Collection by Gas Bijoux online and in-stores.

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Limited Edition Stella McCartney x Breast Cancer Awareness

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As you know, the month of October is all about Breast Cancer Awareness and their signature pink products. Basically, this means that whilst world-famous landmarks are turning pink in honour of the charity, many brands are creating their own pink products, with a percentage of the price being donated to the cause, in some cases even 100%!

Whilst ideally, I feel donations should really be more about the cause itself rather than a shopping excuse, pink products have helped to raise a great deal for the foundation and who’s to say donating can’t be a little bit of fun too? Just be sure to check that your item is a legitimate pink ribbon product and not just a mere marketing ploy!

From special edition Clinique Great Cause Moisturizers and pink shades of Bobbi Brown lipgloss to One Hope Chardonnay, there are plenty of options available but my absolute favourite is this Stella McCartney exclusive neon pink bra as modelled by Kate Moss… the design even incorporate the little pink ribbon details on the straps!

Limited Edition Gemma Relaxing Balconnet Bra, £50 (‘Designed to raise awareness and increase support, with a percentage of the profits aiding the Linda McCartney Centre‘.)

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