Khaki By Annie Liebovitz

October 31, 2014

Winter Wear, Annie Liebowitz, Vogue, Vicki Archer

Annie Liebovitz for Vogue


The Winter Weather Essential shot by Annie Lieboviz makes me want to get my khaki working.

Khaki parka style jackets are doing the rounds and I for one am super happy.

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The Perfect Weekend… Sissinghurst Castle

October 27, 2014

Sissinghurst, Vita Sackville West, The Perfect Weekend, Vicki Archer


The perfect weekend started with a surprise gift of Behind The Mask, the latest biography about the life of Vita Sackville-West.

It is the first new biography released in 30 years so I am anxious to start reading.

The surprise continued with a Sunday visit to Sissinghurst Castle, the home Vita Sackville-West shared with her husband Harold Nicolson.

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The Biker Style Jacket… The Wild Ones

October 26, 2014

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 Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, and Stephanie Seymour. All shots photographed by Peter Lindbergh in 1991 and titled “The Wild Ones” 


You probably have a biker style jacket?

I consider the biker style leather jacket a wardrobe essential.

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Biker Chic And The Biker Boot

October 22, 2014

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naomi campbell, “wild at heart” by peter lindbergh


This season the biker boot is very much on trend. Like the leather biker jacket, biker boots never really go out of style.

Especially for the Parisian fashionista.

Whether it’s the biker boot or the leather jacket, the moto/combat look is on.


The difference this year is that the biker boot is embellished… chains, studs and multiple buckles.

I imagine that your immediate reaction is, “could I wear those”… “too much at my age”… “am I game”.

The same questions dart in and out of my mind.

The answer is, yes... within reason.

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What “Not To Do” In Paris

October 21, 2014

Paris, 9th, What Not To Do In Paris, Vicki Archer, French Essence


I recently read an article in Condé Nast Traveller about what NOT to do in Paris.

I was pleasantly pleased to think that we have it covered here.

Most of us Francophiles love Paris enough to have explored further and wider, with bright eyes and inquisitive minds.


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Le Petit Bijou, Saint Remy De Provence

October 20, 2014

Le Petit Bijou, Provence, France Colin Poole, Vicki Archer, French Essence


Le Petit Bijou, our holiday rental home in Saint Rémy de Provence, has been up and running for a little over a year now.

I would have to say that of all the projects I have been involved in over the years this little jewel has given me the greatest pleasure.

It’s the sweetest little house in a part of the world that I love and it has been filled with the most generous and wonderful guests since the opening.

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Behind The Scenes

October 19, 2014

Behind The Scenes, vicki Archer, London

 

Behind the scenes has been rather unususal lately.

I am still living life out of a suitcase… two weeks has stretched to two months.

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Investment Dressing… The Strategy… And Angelina Jolie

October 17, 2014

Investment dressing… the strategy… Is there such a thing?

When I hear the words investment, dressing and strategy in the same phrase, I am intrigued.

Do we consider fashion an investment?

It’s a complicated question and one that I don’t completely have the answer to.


For some, fashion is important…  it is about passion and creativity…  a love… something to invest in.

For others the fashion world would never enter their radar… let alone be considered an investment.


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