Ille De Cocos: The Journal

Ille De Cocos Journal

Hampstead Highlights - We're back!

It feels great to be back in Hampstead! The last 6 months have absolutely flown by. Having have weathered the 'beast from the east' during Spring and the tropical heat of this year's British Summertime, so far we're pleased to report that Autumn feels like, well Autumn! We've made some new friends along the way and are thrilled to present lots of new brands and stylish designs at our latest Pop Up. We're open for 2 weeks only. Visit Us!

A Luxe Story, 42 Rosslyn Hill, London, NW3 1NH

Mon 24 Sept - Sun 7 Oct

A Luxe Story Hampstead Autumn 2018

Here's a peek at what's in store...

New arrivals from Layana London jewellery.

 A Luxe Story Autumn 18

Graphic stripes in easy silhouettes by Ille De Cocos and P.i.C style.

A Luxe Story Autumn 18

Featherweight cashmere scarves by Lois Avery.

A Luxe Story Autumn 2018

Modern botanical prints by Violet & Wren.

A Luxe Story Autumn 18

Timeless gemstones by ADOR by Ayesha.

A Luxe Story Autumn 18

Supersoft loungewear by Under The Cloth.

A Luxe Story Autumn 18

Heritage textures by Kezmay London.

A Luxe Story Autumn 18

Plus much, much more!!!

 

Autumn's Must Haves

With fashion month in full swing and chillier days looming, we caught up with Personal Stylist and IDC style muse Tessa Frost for her Autumn top 6 wardrobe picks....

I am at my happiest in the height of summer - pool side, 40 degree heat, in my sarong, accessorised up to the hilt. So when Autumn hits, I tend to have a week or so of reluctant acclimatisation where I hang on to my white denim, pile on the fake tan and try to maintain that holiday feeling.

The main thing that gets me through the autumn blues is the prospect of choosing some fabulous new season pieces, while rediscovering some of my favourite wardrobe staples which see me through year on year. I like to invest in certain pieces for autumn/winter which are timeless and will wear well – Paige black skinny denim, gold studded ankle boots from & Other Stories, alpaca and leather coat from Gerard Darel, ASH star trainers, leather navy trousers from Baukjen and my go-to fringed Stine Goya cocktail dress which seems to work for any occasion. And of course, my collection of wool and cashmere which I wear non-stop and therefore does need updating each year.

My must-haves for this autumn are a combination of beautiful, luxury staples, alongside one of a kind, wardrobe statements which quite simply make me happy to look at and excited to embrace the cooler months.

Tessa Frost x IDC

01.

THE SWEATER UPDATE

An autumn wardrobe staple – beautiful quality merino wool, this fitted sweater is perfect tucked in with a high waisted skirt or trousers, or layered for a more relaxed look with denim. The frill and subtle red detail give it a fun and feminine twist, while keeping it still understated and versatile. Merino Ruffle Trim Sweater by Ille De Cocos, available to pre-order here. 

02.

THE MIDI SKIRT

 This fabulous midi skirt combines several of this season’s key trends – colour blocking and pleats. It is such a unique investment piece with the bold colour combination and leather trim waist band. It is super versatile, gorgeous with a sweater in a neutral shade and boots. Or dress it up with a fitted top, heels and a clutch for evening. Colour block pleated skirt by Givenchy, via netaporter.com

03.

THE ANKLE BOOTS

These ankle boots have been on my wish list for a while. A classic Isabel Marant style, they will complement any autumn look. Beautiful soft suede and with a gentle pointed toe and small heel, they look fabulous with skirts, dresses and trousers. When investing in boots I always look for a design that is stylish, classic and practical and these tick all the boxes. Suede ankle boots via isabelmarant.com.

04.

THE LEATHER JACKET

A leather jacket is another key piece for this time of year – ideal for layering, it updates any look, giving it an understated, urban yet luxury vibe. This Elizabeth and James leather bomber is such a cool, classic - I am permanently on the look-out for styles that will combine well with both skirts and trousers and the simplicity and clean lines of this gorgeous, collarless bomber means it’s a beautifully versatile option. Leather Jacket by Elizabeth and James via netaporter.com.

05.

THE STATEMENT EARRINGS

I love a big statement earring and these do not disappoint! In blush these gorgeous cloud earrings are still bold without being over the top in this warm, neutral autumn shade. They come in beautiful mother of pearl too (very this season) but as they are made from hand painted wood, they are incredibly light weight. Cloud earrings via wolfandmoon.com. 

06.

THE STRUCTURED TOTE

In “Dusty rose”, this crushed velvet tote is such a gorgeous, playful addition to any wardrobe. Velvet is back in and it’s a beautiful and soft alternative to leather or suede when it comes to accessories. This structured bag works with a skirt and boots, carried in the hand or as a cross-body with denim for a more casual look. Velvet tote by Staud via netaporter.com.

Fig and Frost Autumn 2018

Tessa runs a bespoke personal styling consultancy based in London. Tessa's mission is to revolutionise your approach to dressing and to inspire you to look amazing and feel confident everyday. For more information, visit figandfrost.co.uk.

Moonrise Starlight - Shades of Autumn

This season’s “It” shades are inspired by the night sky and the cosmos beyond. As the days get shorter and the nights draw in, we embrace the new season’s magic and mystery…In the darkness, we dream.
 
Monochrome Magic Image

Luxurious and textured, discover the softer way to wear timeless, limitless shades of monochrome. In our signature “marl” yarns that combine 2 colours for a blurred effect, these tones are incredibly easy to wear. From the palest Pebble grey back to Black, trimmed with shimmering silver lurex for a playful modern twist.

Ille De Cocos Monochrome AW18

Featuring the Merino Beanie and Long Scarf in black marl/ silver and the Bijoux Intarsia Sweater in black marl/ pebble. Coming soon to illedecocos.com.

 
New Blues Image

It's no secret that our love for classic Navy knows no bounds, but this season we unveil 2 new blue sensations. Slate is mysterious in its tone. Neither a true blue nor grey it adds instant cool and freshness for Autumn – the perfect companion to crisp white layers. Our deep and rich Ink Marl elevates denim to a whole new level. Giving mileage to your paler “summer” jeans, it slots effortlessly into your transitional wardrobe and is a true ally for the seasons ahead.

Ille De Cocos Blues

Featuring the Button Pea Cardi in ink marl and the Cape Sweater in slate. Coming soon to illedecocos.com.

 
Sky Lights Image

Warm shades of Cherry and sultry Violet are this season’s statement hues…Luminous and ethereal, yet elegant and wearable. Our stunning new Violet fleck reveals a kaleidoscope of colours within - the closer you look, the more magic you will discover. We’re pairing these stunning shades with sleek black leather for a little quiet rebellion!

Ille De Cocos Highlights AW18

Featuring the Merino Long Scarf in cherry/ flamingo, Cape Sweater in violet fleck and the Merino Stripe Sweater in cherry/ flamingo. Coming soon to illedecocos.com.

 

Preview more of the new seasons' silhouettes here.

How To Style A Summer Knit

Fantasy Bow Sweater N4Mummy

Sooo…we’re being spoilt this summer and these hot days are starting to become the norm. Once the days sunshine breaks, balmy evenings often bring a surprisingly fresh breeze meaning there’s always room for a summer sweater in your wardrobe!

Styling a summer knit can be difficult, but we're here to help. Perfect for those evenings spent outdoors, when the temperature drops a little and you need the lightest of cover ups. Choose a soft natural yarn in a timeless silhouette with playful details.

Our Fantasy Bow Sweater is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. With a stunning, all over ‘fantasy’ lace stitch, the back has a gentle keyhole and fastens with a silk chiffon bow. The hem is gently curved for a delicate, contemporary finish.

Fantasy Bow Sweater N4 MummyFantasy Bow Sweater N4 Mummy

 Available in 4 stylish colour combinations and now available in our summer sale.

Elegantly paired with shorts, a skirt or even worn underneath a pinafore, this versatile summer sweater will be a welcome change to your summer basics!

Linen Ruffle Sweater Tessa Frost

Cool and light, our linen essentials are great for day-to-evening styling from city to shore and everything in between! As worn in sunny Sardinia by stylist and regular contributor, Tessa Frost. Shop the linen ruffle in canary yellow and 4 other stunning shades in our summer sale.

We would like to say a huge Thank You to N4 Mummy for featuring our Fantasy Bow knitted sweater on her beautiful blog. Check out her amazing styling tips here.

 

Hampstead Highlights - Beckoning Spring

Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to be extending our stay in lovely Hampstead for 1 more week. Despite the recent snow-pocalypse, we've remained fully focused on beckoning Spring. As the days get longer and milder we like to think our optimism has been rewarded! Here are a few highlights from our time in Hampstead. Oh how we love playing dress-up...

 

Tessa Frost at A Luxe Story, March 2018

Tessa (@frostfig) wears earrings by Ador by Ayesha, sweater by Ille De Cocos, bangles by Iris Sandals, trousers by P.i.C. Style.

 

Justine Tabak at A Luxe Story, March 2018

Ethereal spring dresses by Justine Tabak, designed and made in the British Isles using the softest Irish linen.

 

A Luxe Story March 2018

@charlotteloves_ wears jacket by Kezmay London, camisole and trousers by P.i.C Style, loafers by House of Spring. @thefashionablepan wears jacket by Kezmay London.

 

A Luxe Story March 2018

Delicate french lace bras by Eva Lingerie.

 

A Luxe Story March 2018

@charlotteloves_ and @allaboutharri twinning in Ille De Cocos sweaters, trousers by P.i.C Style and shoes by House of Spring.

A Luxe Story March 2018

And last but not least, our newest arrivals: vibrant printed silk accessories by Longstaff Longstaff and super cool sunglasses by Via Couds. 

 

Visit us this week! Ends Sunday 18th March

42 Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 1NH

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