Shopping in Paris, Louise Hendricks Jewellery

Louise Hendricks Paris

Louise Hendricks ParisContrary to most true Parisians, one of my favourite places to shop at the end of a long day is the Printemps department store on the Boulevard Haussmann. Here, amongst the frenzy of busy shoppers and immaculate display cabinets, I’ve discovered many beautiful designers which have since become some of my favourite brands and one such example is Parisian jewellery creator, Louise Hendricks.

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Show Some Sock

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I don’t think I have ever been so interested in my socks until I came across the beautiful French sock designer that is Pas Chassé (yes, sock designer!).

These little wardrobe accessories have been revealed more and more over the past few years with anything from fluorescent pink sockettes paired with white stilettoes on catwalks and fashion blogs (not sure that’s a combination I’m ready for just yet) but it was only when I started browsing the Pas Chassé website that I was really tempted by the idea of displaying my socks… just look at all the pretty little details which are begging to be shown off with sandals or classic pumps.

Sadly, these are not your average ‘pack of five’ socks and one pair costs between £16 – £25 but when you consider the fashion boost they will add to your tired old shoes, it seems a small price to pay, non?

Il faut dire que je n’ai jamais été aussi intéressée par mes chaussettes jusqu’à ce que je sois tombé sur le site internet des supers créateurs de chaussettes, Pas Chassé (oui, des chaussettes designers ça existe vraiment !).

C’est vrai que nous avons vu apparaitre ces petits accessoires vestimentaires avec de plus en plus d’importance au cours des dernières années pendant les Fashion Weeks et sur les top blogs de mode, même en version socquettes rose fluo avec  sandales blanches (pas sûr que je sois encore prête pour ce mélange so flashy !), mais c’est seulement depuis que j’ai découvert le site Pas Chassé que je suis vraiment tenté par cette idée … il suffit de regarder tous les jolis petits détails sur leur chaussettes qui méritent absolument d’ être mis en valeur avec des sandales ou des jolies pompes.

Malheureusement, ce ne sont pas des chaussettes basiques en pack de 5. Une paire de chaussettes sur le site vous coûtera entre 20€ et 29€ mais quand on voit le résultat qu’elle peut ajouter à nos veilles pompes, c’est un petit prix à payer, non?

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Obsession with Gas Bijoux

gas bijoux parisShoes, bags and jewellery are all crucial elements to every one of my outfits, in fact they’re probably the reason why I love to wear basic colours and designs just so that I can have fun accessorising with brighter, bolder pieces.

Zara, Love Art Wear Art, Matières à Réflexions are all favourite shopping points but one brand I have come to rely on is French jewellery designer, Gas Bijoux, handmade in the South of France. The Gas Bijoux history begins with designer André Gas, developing his creations within the stunning surroundings of Saint Tropez. Today he is joined by his two children and the brand has developped internationally to be recognised as a leading fine costumer jewelers with boutiques across France, New York and in Japan.

André Gas was always inspired by the hippy movement of 1968 and this is still reflected in the jewellery today with bohemian details including tassles, charms and contrasting colours and materials. My favourite bangle above is a beautiful combination of python leather with colourful threads and wires called the Massai Python Bracelet.

Gas Bijoux, 44 rue Etienne Marcel – 75002 Paris
T+ 33 (0) 1 45 08 49 46

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Chaussures, sacs et bijoux. Ce sont les éléments essentiels à chacune de mes tenues, c’est surement même pour cette raison que je préfère porter des couleurs basiques, juste pour que je puisse avoir le plaisir de mettre plein d’accessoires de couleurs vives et audacieuses.

Zara, Love Art Wear Art, Matières à Réflexions… ce sont de loin mes boutiques préférés pour acheter des nouveaux accessoires, mais une marque sur laquelle je compte pour chaque occasion c’est la maison de bijoux française, Gas Bijoux. Tout les bijoux sont faits à la main dans le sud de la France à Marseille. L’histoire de Gas Bijoux commence avec le créateur André Gas dans la magnifique région de Saint Tropez. Aujourd’hui, il est rejoint par ses deux enfants et la marque est reconnu à l’internationale comme une des principales bijouteries fantaisies avec des boutiques à Paris, New York et Milan.

André Gas a toujours été inspiré par le mouvement hippie de 1968, un mouvement qui se reflète toujours dans ses créations aujourd’hui avec des petits détails bohème dont pompons et breloques avec des couleurs et matières contrastées. Mon bracelet préféré, ci-dessus, est un super mélange cuir de python avec des fils de soies et de métal colorés appelé le Bracelet Massai Python.

Gas Bijoux, 44 rue Etienne Marcel – 75002 Paris
T+ 33 (0) 1 45 08 49 46

A Week of Sunshine & Style on Instagram

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This week has been crazy busy with work events taking me from the heart of Paris to central London and back, sadly I had only 9 hours in my favourite British city before I was back on the Eurostar to France, but it’s been a lot of fun and promises some very exciting projects for the months ahead! Take a look at my week through Instagram.

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A Coiffure Fit for a Cockatiel

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Like most people in their mid-twenties, my dress sense over the years has totally transormed! I can now admit that elegant skater dresses and tapered trousers have replaced my student wardrobe of way-too-tight mini dresses and horribly ripped jeans and I’m assured, mostly by despairing family members, that’s it’s a very good thing too!

On the other hand, growing up seems to have had completely the opposite effect on my hairstyles. Where once I would spend my hours of free time trying out new up-dos and accessorising with anything from Swarovski-covered clips to old pencils and even flour in desperation to create a matte texture(not to be recommended!), I’m now a firm believer in a good surf spray to cover up scruffy bed hair. No style, no effort and absolutely no accessories! And that all seemed to be fine with me, I kidded myself that I was rocking a kind of ‘effortless chic’ trend… but recently I discovered the beautiful hair pieces by Parisian designer Marion of the brand Calopsitte which have absolutely put my tangled nest to shame.

The brand name Calopsitte, is actually the French word for cockatiel and that’s exactly where Marion found her inspiration. Envious of this exotic bird’s perfect coiffure, Marion took to designing the most refined headbands and ornaments which today make up a stunning collection of retro flower bands and metal accessories embellished with delicate pearls and floral patterns.

Each item is presented and sold with the same attention as a fine piece of jewelry and some of the headbands are in fact more like jewels than they are hair accessories but with very affordable price tags (£24 – £46).

The website is minimalist and super cute with gorgeous photography by Céline Hamelin and I just love Aliette Thomazo‘s cockatiel logo with his handsome quiff! {Calopsitte}

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accessoires calopsitteAll photos from the Calopsitte website

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