Down to the essentials

Phone, cash and cards, got them all covered with this adorable little iPhone bag I’ll be wearing from day to night this summer.

Side-slit dress in nude / COS
Black velvet dress / COS
iPhone bag / Jimmy Choo
3-bracelet set / Furla


Pinch me hard, I am holding a Birkin bag!

Until recently I was having some mixed feelings about the famous Hermès Birkin bag. I just didn’t think the price was justified; the bag is beautiful, but not that beautiful, I thought.

I still haven’t changed my mind about its price tag but now that I had one in my hands* I must say it has this kind of timeless, essential beauty so characteristic of a truly great design. I really believe it is its aesthetic rather than its material value that makes it such a great object to pass on from mother to daughter.

This one is a 40 cm size and it has a very nice colour, an indefinite dark olive shade overlaid with a very subtle bronze hue. It sways from dark grey to lighter olive green adjusting to the colour palette one is wearing.

* This fab bag belongs to my friend Andreia who dragged me through the Hermès stores in Brussels and Paris, had a depression when she didn’t find one in stock (as if!), quickly recovered and had it ordered and delivered from Valencia the next week!

Working the clutch trend

I resisted the clutch trend for so long and now that I relented I can’t understand why I was so slow on the uptake. It is so versatile and the perfect accessory from day to evening.

I am wearing:

Turquoise snake leather clutch* / Sergio Rossi
Cropped jeans / Armani
Bare-back grey T-shirt with turquoise bow on the back/ Zadig & Voltaire

*borrowed from my friend whose closet is full of awesome things to be seen on my blog soon

Bag on display ‘aux Jardins du Palais Royal’

I went to Paris with my friend for some shopping this week-end. Half-way through our day, we stopped in the small inner courtyard at the entrance of the Jardins du Palais Royal.

Those arty pillars with their black & white stripes made quite the perfect resting spot for us and our black Prada travel bag.