Deauville photo diary.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

When one of the travel agents in Paris (a laconic man whose English was neatly clipped with typical Parisian overtones) advised me to elope to Deauville for a seaside getaway, I was envisioning a small fishing village with quaintly dilapidated cottages by the sea completely dissociated from civilisation. Thus, you can only imagine my surprise when I arrived in this incredibly beautiful enclave of crisp seaside air, expansive beaches dotted with colourful umbrellas, and grandiose mansions by the shore. The moment my heart skipped a beat? When I stumbled upon Louis Vuitton on a casual morning stroll peeking through the perfectly manicured pathways. 

Perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised - I later found out that this is after all the place that F. Scott Fitzgerald mentions as Tom Buchanan and Daisy's honeymoon spot in 'The Great Gatsby' ... 

Where is the prettiest place you've ever visited? I would love to know! 

Much love, Mandy. xx

Collar on collar.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Whilst it is completely undeniable that I have an irrepressible love for travelling the world, living out of a suitcase can be quite sartorially challenging - constantly thinking of the different permutations and combinations of the elements of a heavily edited version of my wardrobe really becomes very taxing! Therefore, I tend to grow fond of the more meticulous details through accessorising, such as this collar necklace that I stumbled upon from ASOS, which was enough to elevate even the most prosaic of outfits. 

And how beautiful are the streets of Amsterdam? These images were taken on a casual weekend getaway there while I was studying in London ... as you do. 

Photos taken by John Li. 

Much love, Mandy. xx


Thursday, 20 September 2012

(Top - Equipment, skirt - Zara, bag - vintage Christian Dior, shoes - Charles & Keith)

I have finally returned home after three months of the most life-changing itinerary involving Paris, London, Boston, New York, Amsterdam, and most recently East Timor - all relating to my studies as a medical student. I was constantly pinching myself for the incredible experiences these opportunities imparted, though it does make reflecting upon these these images taken in front of the Thames all the more nostalgic and bittersweet. My mind has been in such a state of perpetual wanderlust that I am already planning my next overseas sojourn! 

In other news, I can resume blogging on a regular basis! Thank you to all the sweet souls who have stopped by to leave gorgeous comments and words of support. I love you all. <3 

Much love, Mandy. xx