Edita travels | Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

Fashion blogger in Provence

For a few years, I have been keeping my eye on the Chateau de Gudanes. It was bought by people who left everything to start a new life in the Provence, South of France. The house, or what was left of it at the time, was a ruin. The Waters family started slowly restoring it – and blogging about it. I remember spending hours just looking at the imagery of what once was beautiful architecture, and still finding it absolutely hypnotic. I was definitely hooked.

I dreamed of visiting the Provence for a very long time – in my head it was where I could definitely wear ridiculously floaty dresses without being judged. And the dream came true. Inspired by the architecture around me as well as a selection of antique shops, I looked like I belonged in the Provence, like I was always meant to be there. If you are keen to catch the Provence bug, it’s worth checking out these Instagram accounts, as I think they best portray that beautiful antique French aesthetic. I can only describe it as looking at a fallen angel, a decaying gargoyle, a broken heart that has not given up on love.

  1. Chateau de Gudanes – This account makes me want to laugh, cry, gaze, stare, look – I am consistently mesmerised. I wish one day I am able to visit and experience this grand house. I feel if my soul was a building, it would be the Chateau de Gudanes.
  2. Jamie Beck – This amazingly talented photographer left the concrete jungle for the Provence. By doing so she has been gifting us with incredible content ever since. It’s like looking at paintings in the Louvre, but instead you are just comfortably glancing at your phone, and not queuing to see the Mona Lisa.
  3. Sharon Santoni – Have you ever had this feeling when you look at something and it makes your heart bloom? That’s what I feel when I look at this account. It’s all about Sharon’s French country home, so living vicariously through her blog and Instagram brings me joy.
  4. Vicki Archer – interior inspo all day every day.
  5. French Larkspur – When I have this overwhelming urge to go to a flea market or antique fair but I am stuck at the office/no fairs around, I just look at this account, and immediately feel that my thirst for snapping an antique find has been quenched. At least for a little while.

Do you follow any Instagram accounts that give you Provence nostalgia?

Edita wears | Ladylike

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Edita in Louche JOY, Prada, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Primark 4

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Coat: c/o Louche from Joy, Boots: Prada, Scarf: Valentino, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Fedora: Primark
Images by Ahmed Fayed
I’ve been wearing very tomboyish outfits to work lately and I felt I needed an extremely ladylike look to balance it all out.

So this is it. Don’t you just want to go out for high tea with me?

This grey coat from Joy Clothing is the perfect capsule wardrobe staple. It’s like clay – you can shape it any way you like. I chose to look like Poirot’s unsung hero lady sidekick, but I could have just worn sneakers with jeans and this coat still would have worked perfectly.

How to Add a Quick Ladylike👸 Touch to Your Look:

  • Floral silk scarf. All woman, zero effort.
  • Soft curls. If you have long, heavy hair like I do, it’s a time consuming step. However, not much comes close to walking around while your hair bounces as if it’s the main character in a glossy advert.
  • A hard leather medium-sized bag. All the cult ladylike bags are rather compact – Chanel 2.55, Lady Dior, Le Boy or in my case the Louis Vuitton Eclipse. I don’t know what is it about this particular bag that makes me feel so feminine. Perhaps it is its uncompromising size and shape? If it doesn’t fit it, it doesn’t come with. Girls don’t carry what boys can carry for them. Or something like that.
  • A romantic hat or fedora. Bonus points if the summery version has flowers on it.
  • Focus on the waist. Anything that defines that hourglass shape instantly feminises the look.

Edita wears | Streets Of Oxford

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Top: Christian Dior, Skirt: H&M, Scarf: Valentino, Belt: Vintage, Prescription Eyeglasses: c/o GlassesShop.com, Bag and Sandals: Louis Vuitton
Images by Ahmed Fayed

I said I’d been making a small investigation of his past.
– And you found he was an Oxford man.
– An Oxford man! Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit.
– Nevertheless he’s an Oxford man.

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

Oxford is beautiful. The city centre is one big Barcelonian Sagrada Familia, without the pineapples. You’ll get a variety of different kinds of gargoyles instead, so intricately made, they seem to be staring right at your face, rather displeased, belittling you.

And one does feel dwarfed when surrounded by grandiose buildings of such colossal historical significance. To somehow heighten your relevance, you suddenly feel the need to learn: put your glasses on and blow some dust off an ancient leather-faced book.

While I need to dig out my own medieval book of serenades and chansons de geste of knights long gone, I have been lucky enough to be approached by GlassesShop.com and be given a pair of prescription eyeglasses to try out (they do sunglasses too). Oxford seemed to be the right location to be seen in these 60s shaped glasses. Though the style certainly demanded a grandpa sweater to complete the bookworm sort of look, a librarian is not what Oxford made me feel. I felt like an explorer, an appreciator. I was the one to be shhh’ed at instead of shh’ing at everyone else. There is no place for silence in my library.

Anyone interested in a pair of glasses? Enter the code GSHOT50 at checkout for 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded).

Edita wears | A Time And Place for Lace

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Images: Ahmed Fayed

There was a time, there was a place
But there was fear inside
A witty line to save my face
A parachute of pride
To cross the line takes a tiny step
But will the spark cause the bridge to burn
My fear entwined with my regret
I beat a path for safe return

Above and Beyond feat Richard Bedford – Thing called love

Every now and again a change of scenery, however subtle, is necessary. Being on the Isle of Wight was a great cure and distraction to my increasingly breakable spirit. Fear and regret has this tendency to consume you every now and again but new experiences are a great tool of breaking this somewhat vicious cycle and paving a path for safe return to reality, to quote the lyrics above.

You’ve already seen all of the items I am wearing numerous times – I have an adoration of pieces that can be repurposed and look like never seen before gems, and spark questions such as is your wardrobe a bottomless pit? Sure it is, you just keep on thinking that.

Edita wears | The Bare Beauty Of Israel

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Dress: Kain, Earrings: JeannieRichard, Sunglasses: Gucci, Sandals: Louis Vuitton, Ring: YSL

Isn’t Israel something? A place so beautiful it hurts. It taught me quite a few things but mostly to slow the fuck down. I am not going to go all hippie philosopher on you but I am going to tell you this, living the moment is so much more important than capturing it and uploading to Instagram. I travelled around Israel for two weeks and I didn’t end up taking too many images (literally just a few more than I posted here) simply because I absorbed every experience like a sponge. I really and truly enjoyed lingering in the moment, allowing myself to feel grateful, surprised, appreciated, biting and chewing slowly instead of an instant swallow – the latter is something the workforce and educational facilities trained me to do: quantity AND quality AND quickly. Faster, Edita, faster. Israel got me out of the sausage machine and back to basics; to inhale, exhale and enjoy all that’s right here and right now.
I ended up wearing this Kain dress for most of my stay, it’s perfect in its simplicity, requires zero thought and gives you the possibility to mould it into whatever you want. In the previous post it’s styled to look like a glamorous evening dress, here it plays the role of a functional basic – a must-have when absorbing high-levels of otherworldly beauty that is the landscape of the Promised Land.

I prefer not to touch any political or religious subjects but I am going to say one thing: the sight of the Wailing Wall, the most beautiful mosque right next to it along with stunning historical churches all around the Old City Jerusalem make for a gorgeous and peaceful sight.