To quote myself: “I just simply adore how Céline always manage to create beautiful, clean, simple collections which manage to mix art and high fashion so seamlessly together”. However, without wanting to make myself, my Instagram feed and this blog an ad for Céline (though I am getting dangerously close), there is just something I love about the visual identity and energy surrounding the brand. So, please do forgive me for wanting to shout about that. My love for the brand’s collections has been growing since around 2011, most notably the Spring Summer 2015 Collection which I have linked below for your viewing pleasure.
Of course, you might all be aware of my buying habits. If not, well let me summarise it for you: I try, I don’t buy … But it doesn’t end there. If I really love something then I ponder over it for (it seems) at least 6 months until I decide if it’s really worth investing in. Which I even did with my wedding outfit and accessories. I pondered over the shoes and accessories I tried on in Céline for so long it was no longer even possible to buy those pieces to complete my look. Which, of course, naturally sent me into a mad craze spending every morning on Vestiaire Collective, eBay and Vide Dressing checking to see if I could find my tiny size 35 shoes on these re-sale sites. No luck! I realised the outfit just wasn’t meant to be.
So you can imagine how ecstatically happy I was when I
discovered REMEMBERED there was a Céline outlet just 30 minutes outside Paris, where they discount remaining pieces from the collection which was in stores a full year before (I will let you do the simple maths). So, naturally I dragged spent the day there with Matt checking to see if, indeed, I could find my shoes and accessories from said collection at the outlet and taking the opportunity to search for a suit for him for our special day together. Well, I didn’t have that much luck with the pieces I had my heart set on (but that story doesn’t end there). I did, however, find this incredible knitted (or crochet) top and these gorgeous brilliant orange Tango Pumps.
So, if like me you seriously crush on Céline then you can currently shop last year’s Spring Summer collection at La Vallée Village, Paris and Bicester Village, London. I should also mention these outlets also provide an incredibly personal and helpful telephone/email sales service and postal service.