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My Year as a Veuve Clicquot Brand Ambassador

My Year as a Veuve Clicquot Brand Ambassador How to be a champagne ambassador? This week The Style Traveller is celebrating one year in the role of ambassador for luxury LVMH champagne brand, Veuve Cliquot. It’s also the anniversary of the launch of the newest edition to the Veuve family, Vueve Clicquot Rich. So what does being a champagne ambassador actually entail? I hear you say. As well as quaffing copious

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Paris Fashion Week – The Style Traveller Guide

Paris Fashion Week – The Style Traveller Guide Paris Fashion Week is now in full swing. The Style Traveller’s favourite fashion week of the international calendar has been every bit as exciting and packed with high-octane glitz and glamour, as expected. For the fourth and final stage of fashion month, The Style Traveller joins Vestiaire Collective in the fashion capital city of Paris. Discover the shows, the places and the

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A weekend adventure with Veuve Clicquot

Where? Hotel du Marc, the home and HQ of luxury champagne brand Veuve Clicquot When? March 2015 Why? I am very excited to report that I’ve just been taken on board by Veuve Clicquot as a brand ambassador (they couldn’t have picked a better match!). For my first task, I was invited out to Reims in the region of Champagne, to become ‘more well acquainted with the brand’ and to

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Paris – A day with J Crew

Where? Paris, France. Exactly? The beautiful J Crew apartment overlooking the Arc de Triomphe on Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Followed by a little shopping trip and a few galleries in Le Marais. Why? I was invited to spend a wonderful day in Paris with J Crew to view the new Spring Summer 15 fashion collection. When? November 2014. What to wear when you’re there – my outfit of the day – breton

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Paris After Dark

Paris After Dark Le Royal Monceau (see hotels below)   Where? Paris, France When? I’ve been to Paris more times than I can remember, the first time officially was in my mother’s tummy (maybe why I like French food so much!), through to the many work trips, fashion weeks and shoots I’ve been on over the past few years. Best time to go? I love Paris in the summer when the bars

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Paris Shopping, Clignancourt Market

Paris Shopping, Clignancourt Market   Clignancourt Market 18th arrondissement, Saturday and Sunday all day. Arrive early for the best bargains, a lot of stalls close at midday and I say stalls in loosest sense, many of them are in fact beautifully merchandised shops. Clignancourt is split into 15-20 different markets over seven hectares. It is impossible to cover the entire area in a day, but the best areas are Marche’ Surpette

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Paris packing, What to wear when you’re there

 Paris packing, What to wear when you’re there Weekend Wardrobe Look 1: Clignancourt market and Le Marais Anti clockwise from left: Breton top – Day Birger et Mikkleson http://www.day.dk Coral bag – Mulberry http://www.mulberry.com/ fatima’s hand necklace – Zoe & Morgan http://www.zoeandmorgan.com Watch – GC Watches http://www.gcwatches.com Bracelet – Swarovski http://www.swarovski.com Skirt – www.asos.com Brogues – Church’s www.church-footwear.com Nail polish – Chanel Beige Etale http://www.chanel.com Ipad 2 – Apple store.apple.com Ipad case – Prada www.prada.com Jacket

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Paris Shopping, Rue St Honore and the Palais Royale

Paris Shopping, Rue St Honore and the Palais Royale This is a little bit of an obvious choice for Parisian shopping areas, it’s the equivalent of Bond Street in London. If designer brands are you bag then head to the 1st for Balenciaga, Chanel, Valentino and the like. Also in this area are: Maison Martin Margiela 25 bis, Rue de Montpensier 75001 PARIS Tel: 33 1 401 50755 www.maisonmartinmargiela.com  

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Paris Shopping Deyrolle

Paris Shopping Deyrolle Deyrolle 46 rue du Bac 75007 Paris www.deyrolle.com Just around the corner from the Gainsbourg house is the weird and wonderful world of Deyrolle. It may not be the most obvious place to visit in Paris but the taxidermy curiosities are fascinating and inspiring. Worth a visit if you’re in the area.            

Paris Le Marais, Merci Concept Store

Paris Le Marais, Merci Concept Store Just on the edge of Le Marais is the concept store Merci, opened by the founders of children’s store Bonpoint (see also after dark section for Grazie restaurant). From perfumier to library, cafe to clothes boutique, you name it Merci has it covered, and they’ve made an art installation out of it. Whether you’re looking for an egg timer, a pair of brogues or

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