Ille De Cocos: The Journal

Ille De Cocos Journal

3 ways to wear the perfect transitional cardigan, by Tessa Frost

Enjoy 25% off Cardigans with code CARDIWEATHER.

Plus receive a free delicate laundry wash with all knitwear purchases.

Tessa Frost x Ille De Cocos

I am finally feeling ready to let go of my Winter uniform of cashmere, leather and faux fur as the hope of Spring draws closer. It’s still chilly but it’s soon going to be all about clever layering, introducing colour, cropped trousers, midi skirts and getting out the much-loved fashion trainers once more.

This is where having the right “layer” is key and this time of year my clients are always asking me to find the perfect transitional cardigan – it’s not as easy as one might think.

Providing an extra layer of warmth, it needs to effortlessly complete an outfit, while still fitting under a lightweight coat or trench and the right piece should be stylish, elegant and modern.

Tessa Frost x Ille De Cocos

The Button Pea Cardi ticks all of these boxes. It’s an oversize style but fits beautifully at the shoulders, with fabulous pockets and in fine merino wool, it can easily be layered. It’s a hugely versatile piece so that when done up it acts more as a sweater but open, it’s a jacket style which easily works with both slim fit trousers or skirts so it can be dressed up or down. It’s a refreshing and unique take on a classic.

Tessa Frost x Ille De Cocos

How I styled mine....

Floral dress – team it with this kimono style floral dress from KJ’s Laundry.

Neutrals – I love a neutral and the cardigan works beautifully with high waisted white denim and this cropped lace blouse from Justine Tabak.

Statement blouse – layer it over a bold colour, like this vintage Valentino blouse in electric blue satin.

By Tessa Frost, founder of Fig & Frost bespoke styling consultancy.

A Mothers Day Treat

Ille De Cocos collection

Enjoy 20% off when you spend over £100.

Enter code MUMSTHEWORD at checkout to redeem your offer.

Until 31/03/19.

You will also receive a complimentary linen mist spray by Aussie natural botanicals brand BONDI WASH. Perfect for refreshing your wardrobe.

While stocks last.

Ille De Cocos X Bondi Wash

Winter Sample Sale - Notting Hill

Visit our Winter Sample Sale on Thursday, 14th February at Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, London, W10 5JJ.

FOR ONE DAY ONLY! 10am - 4pm.

Cash and credit cards accepted. Strictly no refunds.

Ille De Cocos Winter Sample Sale


Make It A December To Remember: Christmas Rituals with Wear & Where

With a refreshingly laid-back approach to style, online magazine Wear & Where is an endless source of everyday inspiration. We caught up with editor Natasha for her top tips on making the most of the festive season.

Setting the mood...

"I have candles burning all year ‘round and switch them up according to the season. As of December 1st, I light Diptyque’s Baies or Pomander, SevenSeventeen’s Sparkle or Neom’s Christmas Wish to make the house smell gorgeously festive.

Decking the Halls...

"Were it entirely up to me, my home would be a mass of greenery, white lights and white/gold/glass ornaments, but I have to take account of the tastes of others (including an 8 and 4-year-old) so we also have splashes of red via kitsch ornaments. We’re currently house-hunting and the wish list genuinely features ‘is it a two-tree house?’ (One for me, one for them!)

This year's Christmas Party must-haves...

"Any chance of Michael Buble crooning at the piano? Failing that, a fabulous statement skirt (probably sequinned) dressed down with a sweater. Oh, and mini mince pies!"

Favourite family tradition...

"I am a total Christmas fiend and love all the traditions - from choosing the tree and decorating to a festive soundtrack (which must feature ‘White Christmas’ and ‘All I Want for Christmas…’), to the excitement of writing and leaving letters to Father Christmas (the elves leave tiny notes and a trail of glitter on the fireplace by way of reply), and going into London to see the Christmas lights. Magical. (Possibly less so: my husband’s campaign for us all to go for a Christmas Eve open air swim…)"

Festive tipple of choice...

Mulled wine. And champagne. (Not at the same time.)

Christmas Day just isn't the same without...

Starting the day with the children piling into our bed to open their stockings, and ending it eating cheese around the fire.

On my wishlist…

Finding our dream house! (Or a stack of books, a candle, a cosy jumper, and a Gucci GG belt would do me nicely...)

Visit the Wear & Where online magazine here.


A Luxe Story, November highlights

Collaborating with so many inspiring designers and makers has become an integral part of my own journey as a designer and entrepreneur. As well as spending vital quality time with our customers, I truly value the community we have built. Based on genuine support, comradery and shared values we push each other forward. And have a fabulous time too!

I am thrilled to present the latest edition of A Luxe Story, back where it all began in Hampstead Village. Bringing you a unique edit of beautifully made, unique women's clothing, accessories and gifts. Handpicked by me, with love.

Deola X

Founder of A Luxe Story & Ille De Cocos