Month: December 2011

LIFE WITH MILA | THE SKIRT

Last day at school for Mila, last day at work for me… Me grabbing her royal blue trousers from COS: “What about these??….you havent worn them for ages” Mila: “No I don’t want to“ Me: “Oh come on! I can turn them up and make you look really cool in it” Mila: “I don’t want to look cool, I want to look pretty and for that I need a skirt and some tights“ Mila and I are flying to New-Zealand tonight to meet Steve in Hong-Kong and carry on our journey together to Auckland.  I can’t wait to switch off. I look terrible and I seriously need to go back running, drinking water and eat healthily but this has been by far the most full on, enjoyable and most rewarding year: a new/first mail order catalogue (on issuu here), some amazing feedback, great press, our own App on iTunes (you can download it for free here), My Interior Life in Living Etc and days at work with a great, new team that have been hugely fun.  I wish you …

Lust-have♥

with a mention for our concept store as one of the few stockists :-)Our last CV batch arrived last night, pre-orders have been sent, the black foldover clutch bag is now sold out but there is one orange left, only 2 of this gorgeous gray neon clutch left, a few messenger bags in black, navy and gray and 3 pretty leather wrist wraps (I have one and it goes with pretty much everything!) La Tropezienne in 5″ (see below) is now sold out and the 8″ is running seriously low. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Pack what you want…ermm but not quite

Packing Mila’s suitcase… Me: “Can you put in a pile all your favourite Summer dresses please….Non, not this one, I don’t like it“Mila: “But it’s my favourite one and your maman bought it for me“Me: ““Yeah I know but I don’t like it“Mila: “What!!??? You’re saying you don’t like what your maman bought! I’m gonna tell her“New-Zealand D-2   via the Pursuit Aesthetic http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

My Interior life in Living Etc

So proud…and so tired too, I’m beyond exhausted.  Thursday, Mila and I are flying off to New-Zealand to join Steve and then it will be about 3 weeks of Sea, Sex and Sun hanging out in Waihi Beach and Raglan to learn how to surf and make babies…well at least one… So if I’m lucky, 2012 I will look like a whale again!   http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Rabbit lamp ♥♥♥

Yesterday, my friend Mandy, Acland came around so we could finally meet Isla who is just the most gorgeous little thing! Mandy reminded me that during the first year of the business when we were packing orders from my flat in Bristol while looking after Mila, we used to stuff our faces with chocolate muffins to cope with the volume of orders and the stress of running a small business and we used to tell Mila that ‘chocolate’ was called something else so she wouldn’t tell her dad that we were eating chocolate during the day…Mwouahahahah Back to the boutique… the large mushroom lamp and the Rabbit lamp are now back in stock but the Rabbit lamp is flying off. We received 15 of them on Friday and minus the pre-orders, we have now only 6 left. Once gone they’ll be back in 2012. Did you know? The Rabbit lamp is handmade in Germany and the company that manufactures them has been using the same mould since the 1960s. Sweet, isn’t it?! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Prouvé RAW

Steve is a G-Star RAW man which suits me fine because he looks very handsome in their clothes and I love how manly yet stylish their cuts are (which is why the Jules leather bag will be perfect for him!).We went there on Saturday to get him a new pair of trousers before he flew to New-Zealand and I picked up their in-store mag to see the latest campaign shot by Anton Corbijn but then discover the special collaboration between the Jean Prouvé Foundation, Vitra and G-Star RAW.Prouvé, a forefather of the modernist movement and trailblazer for the machine age, was a metalsmith, engineer, maunfacturer and architect who in his lifetime would design anything from bookshelves to bicycles to buildings. His success would be in uniting honest materials, functional requirements with the complex demands of mass production.The result of this amazing collaboration between the Prouvé Foundation and G-Star is a collection of 15 pieces that channels Prouvé’s original intentions in terms of quality and functionality while also bringing the designs up to date with new …

FREE BODIE and FOU App on iTunes

That’s it!  The BODIE and FOU catalogue iPad is now available as a free download on the iTunes store. If you have an iPad, please download now to flick through it. It is incredibly easy to use and will make your online Christmas shopping a totally different and pleasure experience! And a big thank you to Pilkington Bedwell, the company that put together this fab App for us. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs