On the same day that I was wearing a 1950s Riviera look to tour the vintage shops of Paris, my friend Akeela was wearing a polished 60s mod style. You may recognise the dress from the PDV store (Akeela borrowed it for the weekend) – it is a 1960s Louis Feraud for Rembrandt mini in a beautifully textured bouclé. It is very teeny tiny and not many people can fit into it, so it was a treat to see it looking so fabulous on someone of just the right size.
Apart from the dress, the scarf is also vintage and was bought from a market stall in York, while the bag is by Bracher Emden for Bora Aksu and was loaned to Akeela by the label especially for the Paris trip. Isn’t she a lucky girl! I find ‘It’ bags and the like rather boring most of the time, so I was in love with the unusual piped detail on this tote, and thought it went so well with the 60s look.
The last picture is in front of the Pompidou Centre. If you get the escalators to the top there is a wonderful (and free!) view over the whole of Paris. Sure beats battling with the crowds, sellers of tourist tat, buskers, and vertiginous steps at Sacre Coeur.