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French Riviera White…

Cannes - Vicki Archer

If Cannes is all about the sea then it is also about the architecture.

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 All white… with a faded glory… much had seen better days.

Some had been renovated for the influx of wealthy tourists that hug the Cote d’ Azur in the summer months.

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Others retained their faded charm… relishing their age, embracing their flaws.

Either way… the decorative nature of the architecture, the frills and fancy got me feeling in a “white” frame of mind.

There is something about the sea breeze, the smell of salt and the faded grandeur of an old style town…

I’m bleaching up the whites… xv


French Riviera White

**the long sleeved white shirt… loving with jeans, capris and the trainers

 

divine extravagance

the row  //  the victoria beckham //  the jill sander

 

happy medium

the pieione  //  the free people // the tory burch  // the foxcroft

 

don’t refrain

the gap classic  // the gap shrunken boyfriend shirt  //  the gap tailored



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Cannes… Blue As Far As The Eye Can See…

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Sunday afternoon in Cannes.

Misty and blue… for miles and miles.

The pace was relaxed, almost soporific on La Croisette, the heart and hub of Cannes.

The quiet before the storm of glamorous and famous for film and TV festivals.


There is something about the Mediterranean.

And as much as I revel in the richness of the Provencal countryside… the sea, stretching out languidly and forever… mesmerising and enticing…

 That can really tug on the heart strings… xv


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Aix-En-Provence… The Sun Is Shining… Come Out To Play… Part II…

Aix en Provence - Vicki Archer

I couldn’t leave these two elderly gentlemen out.

In some ways they were my favourite shots from my day in Aix-en-Provence.

Their poise, their style… their elegance.

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And their hats…

The classics, the beret… of course… and the panama.

I thought you would like to see them… xv

 

and if you feel like “frenchifying” your wardrobe a little… there are some ideas below… 

Come Out To Play

isabel marant leather jacket  //  j.crew schoolboy blazer

 nike match supreme sneakers… a little change from the new balance

 park lane wedge espadrilles // j.brand skinny jeans



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Aix-En-Provence… The Sun Is Shining… Come Out To Play…

First of all, I do apologise for all the duplicate postings you have received by email last week…  I am trying to iron out these teething problems as fast as technology will allow… it’s proving harder than I had hoped…

 I hope this week… I’ll have it all under control…

Aix en Provence - Vicki Archer

Aix-en-Provence is one of the prettiest towns in Provence… bigger than a village and smaller than a city with an ambience that always pleases.

I often describe Aix as a baby Paris… Aix feels like that to me.

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Aix-en-Provence is full of gorgeous people… shopping at the market, soaking up the sun and chatting over coffee.

The outdoor cafés on the Cours Mirabeau… when the sun is doing it’s Provencal shine… are where the Aixoise socialise… just as the Parisians love their outdoor cafés so do the people of Aix.

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The women… so many of them… looked fabulous… and many were wearing monochrome.

Jeans and blazers… jeans and leather jackets… black with white, white with black… trainers… lots of trainers.

The occasional espadrille came out to play… love them with the skinny jeans and the leather jacket on the cute girl above…

 

A great blazer…   favourite jeans… and some ‘of the moment’ sneakers… All we need… xv

 

Come Out To Play

isabel marant leather jacket  //  j.crew schoolboy blazer

 nike match supreme sneakers… a little change from the new balance

 park lane wedge espadrilles // j.brand skinny jeans



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Olivia Palermo… Whiteout…

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The essential elements are all there.

The addition of the white jacket to the all black changes it up… makes this simple but elegant look, perfect for the coming months.

The black pants and tee underneath are very flattering…. and admittedly we can’t all look like Olivia Palermo… but this style of dressing is very wearable at any age.

 

Add simple pumps or strappy booties

Wear the new season pointy-toed flat… and add a wide cuff bracelet or two.

 

I admit to loving this look… and will be wearing it over and over in the coming months.

Not new, not complicated… not adventurous… but sophisticated and à la mode.

 

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divine extravagance

 stella mccartney  susanna relaxed caddy  //  theory  jannison two button double breasted  // rag and bone slash single button

 

happy medium

lafayette one button  //  joie mehira linen   //  j.crew linen schoolboy  //  maje leather trim

 

don’t refrain

trouvé notched lapel  //  olivia moon three-quarter  //  mural slouchy boyfriend



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