WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLETTE, FISHTAIL BRAIDS & GUCCI DECOR

After our first post-baby trip abroad last week, it finally really felt like Summer break's here these past days back at home. I've been excited for these long warm Summer evenings for so long, and my heart flutters when I think about all the sweet Summer activities ahead - from strolling around the city with our little man to more family picnics in the park and lots of Summer sales shopping, of course! :) Meanwhile, this week's round-up is all about the unexpected closing of one of the world's most iconic stores, fishtail braided fashion (that's right!), and the launch of a very (very) exciting decor collection! Hope everyone will have the sunniest weekend!

 

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It came crashing down and left the fashion world sad & astonished this week: one of the world's most famous stores, Colette Paris, is closing its doors later this year. Since its founding in 1997, Colette has been known for its edgy collaborations with some of the biggest designers out there (think Balenciaga, Chanel & Saint Laurent), and as loved & visited by fab celebs such as Gigi Hadid, Kimye and Karl Lagerfeld himself. In a press release announcing the closing, the retirement of the store's founder, Colette Roussaux (who still lives above the shop today), is called in as the reason behind the shocking news, but many believe it to be representative of the struggle of physical stores due to the huge impact of online shopping. In any case, it's the end of an era, and it does make me feel a bit sad, because let's be honest: nothing beats the creativity and atmosphere of a well curated mortar-and-bricks store!

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I'm always in for slightly roughed up natural looking trends, so the fishtail braided fashion pieces that have been popping up all around lately are totally my thing! They look a bit nautical and heavy, and are such a nice way to complement your usual Summer staples: a white cotton dress with neutral braided rope-sandals or a ribbed tank top with a fishtail striped skirt and red pointy loafers: yes, please!

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Whoever says Gucci thinks bold & rich patterns. And since the House has been focusing on this more than ever in its latest collections, it was only a matter of time before their wallpaper-like prints turned into, well, actual wallpaper. This week, the Gucci Decor collection was finally launched, including bright cushions (featuring the famous Gucci tigers and cats - a must-buy for Bobke :)), chairs, plates, trays, and candles. So start saving up for the most colourful additions to your interior, because pieces of which the motifs are embroidered and hand applied during a 10-hour process, won't be cheap, but very likely ones that you'll cherish forever!

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