Blouse, R Studio by La Redoute | Nautical style cardigan, R Édition at La Redoute | Jewellery: Rings, SVP and bracelet, JDL | Sunglasses, ASOS (old season, similar here) | Photography throughout, Amber-Rose
I will never, ever take work trips for granted. Yes, the logistics need some organising – but then again, whose life doesn’t? And MAN ALIVE it’s a treat to have a hotel room to yourself for a night or two!
So I was thrilled to be asked to travel to Nice with French brand La Redoute, to shoot images from their new season collection alongside two gorgeous women, Lindsey from Ropes of Holland and Emily from Fashion Foie Gras.
La Redoute are a brand I’ve been championing for a couple of years, thanks to a mix of incredible product and price. It’s the kind of online destination you need patience for – their website isn’t the easiest to navigate – but it is well worth the effort. And that’s before I even mention rugs.
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit this part of France, you’ll know how unbelievably beautiful it is. We travelled to a mix of villages and beach locations where palm trees, sunshine and rosé wine were in abundance. The chic locals may have been slightly perplexed by our merry crew cackling along the promenade, but we had a ball!
So, my top tip to shopping on La Redoute is to regularly check their ‘new arrivals’ filter under ‘Women’ and work your way through. Things sell out quickly thanks to their frequent and generous 40% discounts, but they often do reappear, so check in often.
When I was doing my virtual styling for this trip, I went predominantly with a Cote d’Azur nautical vibe, so plenty of blue, white, mixed with embroidery and tassel details. I’ll be doing a whole packing post soon, but keeping things to a similar colour palette means easy mix and matching.
The maxi dress I am wearing above was a slight detour from the blues (although it is available in a teal), but so comfy – the perfect throw on summer style.
And if you want to tap into this season’s trend for all things gingham, then this blouse is perfect. I teamed it with denim, striped espadrilles and a woven clutch.
PS Let’s not even talk about my hair. I had mistakenly washed it with the hotel shampoo, forgot to pack my serum and looked like Monica from Friends “it’s the humidity!” for two days.
Thanks to La Redoute for taking me to Nice with them. This post was in collaboration with them, but all words, styling and thoughts are my own. Photography throughout is by Amber-Rose.