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It’s that time of year again! We’re currently in full swing selling our FW 18/19 collection. Flew in for a sales meeting with our NYC showroom and then went to finalize my print selections for SS19. If you followed along on my InstaStories, I posted a little sneak peak of the prints! <3

YUYUAN

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This is a spot that I needed to explore on my last day in China, just before my flight home! The Yuyuan Gardens and the bazaar that surrounds are simply beautiful – there is so much to discover!

LAMARQUE Donna Floral (shop here), Monrow Knit Top (shop here), Citizens of Humanity Rocket Jeans (shop here), Tony Bianco Sock Boots (shop here).

SHANGHAI OLD CITY

It’s been a few years since the last time I visited China. It was great being back here after so long for work – other than building our relationships with our factories, the main goal was to finalized the FW 18/19 Collection. Everything just moves soo much faster when you’re here. Even though it’s difficult to understand each other because of the language barrier, it’s easier being there in person and explaining what we require. During the 10 day trip, I bumped around soo much having visited 7 different cities.

One of the places I was dying to see was the Old City in Shanghai. Every time I travel, I try to find time to explore a little bit and get to know the culture. Travelling has truly opened my eyes and has impacted greatly my perspective on life. These few blocks in Old City were so out there but beautiful in it’s own way with narrow alleyways and locals shopping the markets.

Wearing LAMARQUE Deora in Black (shop here), LAMARQUE Cayla Silk Blouse (shop here), Zara Jeans (shop similar here), Christopher Kon Leather Woven Bag (shop here), Wishbone Thigh High Boots (shop similar here), Saint Laurent Shades (shop here).

SEATTLE

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Just got back from a business trip out in Seattle. We kicked off the FW 18/19 season meetings with powerhouses Amazon & Nordstrom! I was actually so excited to visit Amazon considering I am the ultimate Amazon Prime-er. I literally order everything. Very soon you’ll be able to order your LAMARQUE and receive it the same day!

I’m wearing our Madge blazer from the new FW 18/19 collection. The fabric is so incredible and the belted detail is everything – should we put this style up for pre-order?! I’d love to hear it in the comment section below! <3

BIRTHDAY AT BUDDAKAN

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Last weekend, my SO surprised me with a weekend trip in NYC for my birthday. I’m always there for work so it was sooo wonderful being there and really enjoying the city. I had gone to Buddakan years ago and I remembered how great the food/ambiance was so I figured it would be the perfect place to celebrate. And it was! We had the most amazing time. Our table was totally intimate, the dishes were delicious and the ambience was incredible. It was really the ultimate dining experience.

Side note, I’ve literally been living in the LAMARQUE Cordelia Coat. I’ve dressed it up in my look above but check out my post Street Elegance in Paris where I am dressing it down! Shop this incredible coat here.

MILOS

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NATURAL SCULPTURAL ART

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MOONWALKING – SARAKINIKO, MILOS

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INCREDIBLE ROCK FORMATIONS

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CHILLING OUT IN PALIOCHORI – MILOS

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UNBELIEVABLE MIX OF FANTASY COLORS AT PALIOCHORI BEACH – MILOS

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BLACK, WHITE AND STREAKS OF GOLD <3 AT PALIOCHORI – MILOS

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I SNORKELED EVERYWHERE! – TSIGRADO

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FISHING VILLAGE – KLIMA, MILOS

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STEAMED MUSSELS BY THE SEA

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CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS VIEW – FIROPOTAMOS, MILOS

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OUR STAY ON THE WINERY – KOSTANTAKIS WINERY & RESIDENCE

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WINERY GROUNDS

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GRAPES & FLOWERS

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INSIDE THE CAVE WINERY – KOSTANTAKIS WINERY

We stayed on this gorgeous volcanic island for an entire week & the geological beauty that it possesses is completely mind blowing! It’s rich with dramatic coastal landscapes (perfect for campaigns!) and incredible rock formations. I always say how the most beautiful colour palettes are found in nature. We rented a little Smart car, which was soo much fun to drive, and explored every inch of this amazing island. We stayed on a beautiful winery, dipped in the most beautiful beaches in the Cyclades and enjoyed the delicious Mediterranean cuisine. I could never get enough of having fresh fish seaside under the warm sun! It’s impressive to know that Milos has 77 beaches – while we didn’t get to visit them all, we were blown away by the one’s that we did visit! It was tough to chose but Sarakiniko was our favourite of all – with it’s unusual stark white moon landscape, warm blue waters & dramatic caves. Paliochori was mesmerizing with it’s fantasy colours and 50’s music playing on the beach. Getting to Tsigrado was a riot because we had to climb down two steep ladders and rope in a very narrow space between two giant rocks – but the waters on that beach make the adventure all worthwhile. The picturesque fishing village of Klima is a must-see with all the colourful little fishing houses lined up – how cute right?! I can’t wait to go back to Milos again, but in the meantime, time to get back to work!

SANTORINI

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PANO OF OUR VIEW IN FIRA – SANTORINI

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STUDDED LEATHER JACKET FROM SS18 (STYLE PIPER AVAILABLE IN FEB)

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FIRA TOWN – SANTORINI

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KAMARI BEACH – SANTORINI

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ABOUT TO DIP IN TO SWIM AROUND THE VOLCANOES – CALDERA YACHTING SANTORINI

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GORGEOUS ROCK FORMATION

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SUNSET ON THE SEA – CALDERA YACHTING SANTORINI

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OIA TOWN – SANTORINI

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MIXOLOGY BAR – MoMIX SANTORINI

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I’ve been dying to visit this island & I have to admit that it’s as busy as it is for a reason! The beauty begins as the ferry approaches the port, seeing all the white houses lining the cliff tops spilling down the terraced rocks and arriving to an immense rock wall with a zig zagging street going all the way up the mountain leaving you wondering what lies behind it. You can’t describe the view with words and the photos simply don’t do it justice – it’s definitely must-see in your lifetime! We were staying in the town of Fira and when I first saw the view, it was so gorgeous I literally cried. Our first night, we simply brought dinner back to our hotel and enjoyed it with a bottle of wine while watching the incredible sunset. We did a cruise tour with Caldera Yachting, seeing the famous colored beaches and swimming at the volcanoes. We had dinner on board, met some lovely people & watched the sunset aboard the yacht. We ended our evening at this amazing mixology bar in Fira town called MoMix, they make the most interesting and delicious cocktails! Our last day we scoped out the traditional village of Oia, it is totally charming with it’s gorgeous boutiques, fine restaurants, local artists and excellent wineries.

Leather jacket and stripe top from LAMARQUE SS18 (www.lamarquecollection.com)