Twillys, Crystal Decanters and Orwell – What more could one ask for for Christmas?

Dear Readers (If there any still any readers),

Let’s make this brief and to the point: it’s Christmas and it’s time for a wishlist (in the hope that in the midst of this horrendous economic crisis it’s still ok to be futile and wish for more than health, family and prosperity.)


This Christmas marks my come-back to the world of blogging and a list of items, some old some new some vintage, that I would like to acquire.

Note to certain readers: the fact the one has a christmas wishlist does not mean one does not wish for world peace or the cure of aids.

1. A set of vintage old-school Crystal Decanters:

‘ It’s weird and beautiful like you’.


My friend Matilde once went out with a guy who gave her a beautiful vintage crystal decanter he found in an antique shop in East London. He told her he saw it and immediately thought of her ‘ It’s weird and beautiful like you’.

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2. An Hermes Twilly

“The twilly is the economically challenged girl’s version of the full on Hermès scarf”

twilly_visuel_produit_largeThe twilly is the economically challenged girl’s version of the full on Hermès scarf. But it is exquisite none the less. I was fortunate enough to have been given one by a dear friend for my birthday in November, and I’m head over heels with the twilly’s versality.


They’re good for the hair, the neck, the wrist and most important of all, for the handbag.

3. Books Vs. Cigarettes

Books Vs. Cigarettes

There are books that one reads over and over again, books that part of the furniture of the one’s mind and alter one’s whole attitude to life”


Ever since my father gave me his personal copy of Animal Farm I have always been a big fan of George Orwell. He’s unpretencious, brief and to the point. Since my escape to Orwell’s farm of Russian communist pigs, I travelled to 1984 and Down and Out in Paris and London. My latest obsession has become Orwell’s debate on Books vs. Cigarettes.


4. Delfina Delfina Delfina…

Somebody please give me a hand!

If there is one thing I like more than clothes and bags and books, it’s accessories, and Delfina Delettrez, my ex neighbour and classmate, makes just about the best ones.


Edgy, slightly gothic and exquisite. So can someone please tell me if there’s a  crowd funding movement for expensive designer jewellery?


5. A Cat in a Hat

The Parisians are all about hats


Hats. Hats, Hats, Hats. They’re fun, they’re chic and they too like jewels add to an outfit. The Parisians are all about hats, and it is a trend I have definitely picked up on. Bimba & Lola definitely stole my heart with this little number.

6. Apleen byzatine!

“Their intent is to give a modern interpretation of shapes and patterns of the byzantine era.”


So in October I was invited to a friend’s house here in Paris for the presentation of the Apleen jewellery line. And is was AMAZING. “


Alice and Zeynep grew up in two very different cities, Paris and Istanbul, both crossroads of many cultures. This first collection pays tribute to the craftsmanship of two artisans from the Grand bazaar of Istanbul.”

7. Arthur the Viscount

“A beautiful blonde birdie recently introduced me to world of Mr. Arthur de Soultrait”

And I’m a fan, especially of this exquisitely chic cream coloured cape.


A fantastic mix of dandy hunting sportswear, the brand is internationally renowned for its quality and accessibility.


8. Agatha’s Soles

.. Click you heels three times and repeat “There’s no place like Agatha’s Movida Mania”

Capture d’écran 2013-12-11 à 16.44.54Every season we design a collection of runways shoes that are available in limited quantity. Last year marked the arrival of my all time favourite collection of rainbow metallic pumps.

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Available in a series of beautiful neons and pastels, with three clicks of one’s heels one is magically transported to the never dull world of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

9. God Save the Queen

“Grief is the price we pay for love

Many mistake her distance and discretion as being cold and without emotion. I however have been her number one fan since day one.


God save the Queen, and Taschen for publishing this jewel with some of the most beautiful and epic portraits and snaps of this unmatchable monarch.


10. Baguera Baguera Baguera

“Mirrors are a girl’s best friend forget the ice and go get mirrored.”

57_vectory-rings-varios-500px-1Branca Cuvier came into my life almost two years ago.

And since the day we launched Baguera, it has been the most creative and interesting experience ever.Capture d’écran 2013-12-11 à 17.33.28

And that’s it. For today… Merry Christmas Darlings.


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