FRANCOISE HARDY STYLE | SS17

I don’t know about you, but I’m fully over Winter clothing and ready to start embracing the warmer weather! We recently had a full weekend of sunshine in Manchester, which is a very rare occurrence indeed – it got me really excited for the months ahead, and got me brainstorming some of the key pieces I want in my wardrobe for the new season. My style doesn’t really change much during Spring/Summer – I tend to just introduce some floatier items, my gingham obsession is fully revealed, and my Birkenstock collection is out in full force. I thought I’d share with you some of the items/looks that I’ll be looking forward to in the form of an inspirational post – an ode to one of my favourite french ladies, Francoise Hardy. Described once as Mick Jagger’s ‘ideal woman’, she epitomises effortlessly cool tomboy meets French-girl chic…

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SPEAKING UP

I’m fast approaching my 25th birthday, and I’ve found myself mulling over some things that I have learnt in the past few years. Retrospect is a fine thing in life – especially when you’re able to look back and analyse your own behavior objectively. It’s a damn good feeling to look back and (hopefully) see how far you’ve progressed, and more importantly, how you’d do things differently if you found yourself in the same situation. One thing that stood out to me the most was learning to stand up for myself – or rather, speaking up for myself. I thought I’d curate my thoughts on this in a little more detail, oh, and I wore my loudest cardigan for the occasion…

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SPRING PLAYLIST

I got to thinking recently that I haven’t shared much of my musical tastes on here – something which is a big part of my life, and has also inspired my outfit choices over the years (good,, bad and the ugly). The warmer weather always has an affect on the music I like to listen to, so I thought it might be nice to share a little Spring playlist with you guys. A word of warning, I’m pretty stuck in my ways when it comes to music, pretty much like my personal style, I tend to look back over the years rather than forward (there’s a few newish). Most of these are songs that are special to me in some way, and that I listen to over and over again at this time of year…

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THINGS JANE BIRKIN TAUGHT ME

I have invested a lot of time in Jane Birkin over the years – I have numerous framed images of her around my flat and countless outfit ideas banked away in my head as a result of constantly googling her/watching her films. If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll probably have figured out that she’s one of my most treasured sources of inspiration. I admire that her style is truly her own, and she nails the perfect contrast between masculine and feminine so well. Again, a strong aspect of my personal style relays this ethos and it’s a theme I constantly gravitate towards when outfit building. I recently visited the Serge Maison whilst in Paris, and it was hard not to imagine their life together, their matching outfits, and all the wonderful adventures they shared. She’s a woman after my own heart, and I thought it only right to dedicate a whole post to her magical essence – I figured it would be fun to put together a light hearted post of all the things Jane has taught me…

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A GIRL IS A GUN

Hello you wonderful lot and happy International Women’s Day! In the spirit of the occasion, I thought I’d put together a little post in dedication to some female icons that I admire, and do something a little different. I thought it might be cool to share some of my favourite ladies with you, along with some quotes that have always stuck with me. Each of the women below are dear to me in one way or another, either because of their personal style, strong voice, or beautiful words that they left behind…

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