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I recently spent an exhilarating afternoon speeding up and down the Thames, courtesy of London RIB Voyages. The 'Break the Barrier' ride starts at St Katharine’s Pier by Tower Bridge and takes you to the Thames Barrier and back at 40mph. My cheeks hurt not only from being whipped by the wind (oh God, my hair) but from smiling so much. SUCH good fun.
At a recent Florence + Fred press event, a designer showed me around the lingerie, nightwear and loungewear collections and I was impressed. F+F isn't a brand I'd ever considered for lingerie, but they're launching their first silk set this season, developing a more luxurious line with Swarovski crystals, rich jewel tones, pretty embroidery and bold floral prints - and it's looking pretty good.
I picked up this printed stretch silk dress at a Comptoir des Cotonniers sample sale when I was living in Paris. Arlettie arranges a different sale with a chic French fashion, shoe or accessory brand every week and I picked up dozens of bargains.
wearing with my black pebble leather handbag
The kaleidoscopic print features a floral and butterfly repeat motif in vivid, electric purple, bottle green, rust red and black. It's versatile, I like wearing it with straightforward all black and it's one of my favourite work dresses.
wearing with my black fringe suede boots
gloriously colourful home in Spanish Architectural Digest, in three of my favourite shades: