When it comes to buying new clothing pieces I mostly stick to my favorite fashion brands. One of these is French label Mes Demoiselles. Anita Radovanovic is the life and soul of the brand- through her varied inspirations, she invites us to travel into dream-like lands, where vintage charm flirts with modernity in volumes. Anita created her first Mes Demoiselles collection in 2006, in the first Parisian workshop at 45, rue Charlot. Here are some of my favorite pieces from this years summer collection. Very bohemian chic! I will be sharing more of my favorite brands in the coming weeks. Above: gorgeous silk Carioca dress (now with 25% discount).
I have a thing for leathers sandals (I have quite a collection) and I am loving these colorful handmade gladiator sandals with pompoms, beads, semi-precious stones etc. Here an overview of some of my favorites. All are handmade! Above: Penny Lane sandals (handmade in Greece).
Handmade Greek leather sandals decorated with turquoise stones,corals, colorful glass beads, yellow pom poms, blue and white cotton straps (hand stitched) and neon acrylic beads
Greek sandals made from soft leather decorated with handmade friendship macrames from Thailand, multi-colored pom poms and cotton daisies (images above & below)
Today is a great day to stock up on some summer essentials as Shopbop is now offering a 25% discount (valid until 7th April). Use discount code INTHEFAM at checkout to get the 25% off. I got my eye on this gorgeous embroidered dress from Ulla Johnson for a while so I jumped at the chance and got it with a discount.
Last year I started my resolution to be a more “conscious consumer’. This means buying less (mass produced) stuff and spend more on higher quality goods. My wardrobe is a lot smaller now but I know have more beautiful fashion pieces that last longer. If you are interested you can read more about conscious consumerism here and here. One of the things I would like to have this season is a beautiful caftan (I have a thing for caftans and tunics!). I love the ones from TWO New York. It is a bit of a splurge but this will be another investment piece that will last for years. TWO is a small collection of chic and effortless tunics, caftans and dresses made locally in New York using handwoven textiles and saris from India. The collection embodies European and Indian influences evolving from the traditional sari. All items are gorgeous but my favorite caftan is the silver grey caftan in the second image. It is sold out everywhere but Barneys still have some available (I am still contemplating whether I shall buy this one – it will blow a hole in my budget though but it is so beautiful..).