I’ll give you two guesses where this is. Oh ok, let’s make it three. When I lived in Paris a few years ago, I would pop into this place on my way home from uni to stare in awe at all the wonderful creations on show. From Chanel handbags to John Paul Gaultier’s latest creation, you could say that this was my catwalk.
This beautiful building that had stood in the 9th arrondissement for over a century was also the place where I really fell in love with ‘la mode en France’. And I’m not just talking the designer stuff.
In this great store, I discovered some quintessentially Parisian brands that I always keep my beady eye on when I visit the City of Light. In the next few posts, I’m going to be writing about these cool labels that are starting to make their way across the channel.
First up is ba&sh (photo taken from the website).
Before I returned to the UK to complete my degree, I made it my mission to buy myself a little memento of Paris. Cue my first purchase, (well two purchases) of ba&sh clothing. Fresh and feminine, the clothing created by the duo Barbara Boccara et Sharon Krief is a mix of easy-to-wear daywear. The kind of garments you know you’ll feel comfy in but also look incredibly chic. In fact, you could say they epitomise the Parisian girl – understated, unfussy and undoubtedly elegant. ba&sh does not follow but creates classics that you can pull out of the wardrobe season after season. And I’m living proof, as my ba&sh buys continue to come out every year when the sun shines.
Here’s my five favourite looks from their spring/summer 2013 collection, what do you think?