Until 15th October French luxury department store Le Bon Marché is celebrating the city of Paris with exclusive collaborations. Big names in fashion have specially designed limited collection for Le Bon Marché. I love the collaboration with Bobo Choses: the baquette, a typical French icon, has been used as print for a sweater and gorgeous tote bag. You can see all collaborations here. Thank you Urbanmoms for letting me use these beautiful images.
Fall is in the air and it is time again to stock up on winter clothes. I recently bought this woolen Icelandic sweater from Farmers Market and I love it. Farmers Market is an Icelandic design company and clothing brand founded in 2005 by a young artist couple – a designer and a musician. With strong ties to the vibrant Icelandic music and design scene, the Farmers Market design concept and inspiration draws from Icelandic roots, combining classic Nordic design elements with chic modernity. Natural fabrics, craftmanship and respect for the environment are key values of the brand. Authentically styled, yet sophisticated and wearable, the clothing is suited for a wide range of occasions, outdoor activities as well as city life. Designer Bergthora Gudnadottir: “We place ourselves at a junction. A place where heritage meets modernity, the national meets the international, and the countryside meets the city. We find this an exciting place to explore.”
Etsy seller not PERFECT LINEN offers homemade simple linen things for you and your home. With creating beautiful handmade items, this small family business in Lithuania is a protest against mass produced goods. They do not make things just to make money and their items are not just for profit. They make goods that involve years of learned skills, passion, commitment and sincerity. The owners: “More than simple forms, simple colors, simple seams, natural fabrics and healthy thinking – these all honestly simple things were created for those who appreciate natural things and adore simple forms and homemade look. No smell of the factory, no factory seams, no perfect ironing -only a homemade idea. Linen (flax) is healthy and non – waste product of nature. For us it is very important that it does not have any detrimental effects on our earth and ecology. Why we work with linen? The beauty of linen is that it is not perfect. If you keep trying to iron it, you will definitely miss the beauty of it. Linen needs to be used and it gets better with age. Linen pieces can be compared to old English leather shoes or old mechanical Swiss watches – all of these things are not new or perfect but are definitely more valuable than any new.” Sounds just perfect, right?!
I have been talking about my favorite fashion brands and another favorite French one is A.P.C. Their clothes always have a great fit and are made of high quality fabrics. I recently bought their chambray linnen dress and top (featured here in this post). The chambray skirt is also on my wish list but I could not find it in my size. This entire line is almost sold out everywhere. Below I have listed the shops where some of these items are still available.