Friends, Fashion and France with La Redoute

posted on: Friday, 21 April 2017

Is there a better way to introduce you to a brand for the first time, here on FFG, than with a weekend away wearing the brand on its home turf? I think not! Maybe this should be a thing moving forward? One step at a time, and this first step is with La Redoute in the South of France. Ladies, hide your credit cards!

Earlier this month I flew to Nice with a suitcase full of La Redoute that was seriously pushing the limits of the weight restrictions at the airport. Thanks to the help of a fab baggage attendant, a serious incident, that might have involved leaving a pair of shoes behind, was averted. My travel companions for the weekend, Erica Davies and Lindsey Holland, were equally suited and booted and ready to shoot some staple collection pieces for the Le Redoute look book. Oh yeah, we were ready to produce our best supermodel moments, complete with duck lips and arched back poses. Totally kidding. I think you know me better than that. What should have felt like "work" ended up feeling more like a fashion hen do than anything else, and if you don't follow these ladies on all accounts, you need to rectify that situation immediately. We are talking total fashion inspo. But, let's talk more about me. Again, kidding, kind of.

Over the course of the three days we were together, we shot four looks each, out and about in Nice. We went everywhere from the promenade to a smattering of local smaller seaside towns in the area. Everything was aqua blue mixed with perfect pastels. The people were all perfectly turned out and positively perplexed by this team of women (and one beautiful male videographer) capturing fashionable moments around town. What I am about to share is a look at the four ensembles with still imagery, mixed with a few atmospheric moments out and about. All the looks are available to buy now online with La Redoute (and there are some great promotions on site so keep a watch for these when ordering).

Now, before we get into the nitty gritty here, let me just tell you that La Redoute is somewhat of an Aladdin's Cave. You will get pulled in and it might be hard to find your way out. I routinely check in to the "all clothing" page and update the filter to show new arrivals first. This has become a bit of a ritual as I'm obsessed with not missing a single opportunity to spend money on this site. For those worried about sizes, most of the items go up to a UK size 22 and even higher if you look at their plus size range. The pieces are fashion forward as well as classic, the shapes are flattering and the prices are completely reasonable. Basically, I'm pleased as can be at being able to introduce this brand. Can you tell? Oh, and one more thing. If you're a lady looking for shoes in large sizes you will be in absolute heaven here and the shoes are insanely comfortable. I usually wear a UK 9 or US 11/12 and I was spoilt for choice.

Ok, about these outfits....

What I'm Wearing:
La Redoute Shirt Dress (my favourite dress... absolutely adore this, just saying)

What I'm Wearing:
La Redoute Espadrilles (most comfortable shoes ever)

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FFG worked in collaboration with La Redoute.