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Cluse Watches: minimalist timepieces for women

Black Watches Boheme and Minuit

You might have often read articles in our blog about designer childrens fashion, decoration or even cosmetics for babies and children.  But what about grown-ups some would ask? Well today, for a change we will not be talking about kids fashion ! – It will be about women. Without further a due, let’s introduce our new favourite brand of the Women Corner: Cluse Watches!

This Dutch company founded in 2013 and creates womens watches !  Their philosophy is that beauty can be found is the simplest things so they design elegant, minimalist timepieces. They like to think that their watches will be a perfect match for people who are grounded, sophisticated and true to themselves. And we think so too !

More than just practical objects that provide you with time, these watches are a beautiful fashion accessory that becomes more and more a jewel that completes any look you choose to wear. Cluse did understand that quite quickly and created a range of simple and refined pieces that we love!

Here at French Blossom, we love the full black “La Roche” watch, made with real marble. Each piece is thus unique and we admire that sophisticated feeling that it gives off. Perfect to accessorize an evening look, it can also add a touch of originality to your working outfit and amaze all you colleagues.

As for the other designs? They will complete any look you like. Whether you’re going for casual, professional or smart, you will find one watch that will match your style. The hardest part will be to choose your colour : in pink, camel, black or grey, which one will it be?

Sparkly or mat, a soft or dark colour, metallic or leather bracelet… You will definitely find one piece that you will like in their collection. Our team at the French Blossom offices certainly did!

Find our selection of watches at our boutique: Cluse Watches

Gold Mesh Watch

La Roche Full Black Marble Watch

Pink Watch

Cluse Grey Watch

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Sketch Inc – original handmade jewellery

Brooches Set Sketch Inc

Origami Bird Brooch

Sometimes it can be really challenging to find pieces of jewellery that are both original and refined. During endless hours of searching, if you are like me, you may have asked  yourself questions like – “is it fun without being too childish?” or “is it refined without being too classical?”.

Well, here at French Blossom we know the brand that might be just perfect for you: Sketch Inc. Created by Becky Kemp in 2011, Sketch Inc started life in her little studio in the South-East of England.

Entirely handmade, all her creations start on her sketchbook. Becky has always loved sketching and painting ideas as the start of the design process. Her style is a combination between Nordic design and Japanese illustration, two things that have always inspired her.

Becky creates a variety of  products from fun coat hooks, wooden doll characters, plus really adorable greeting cards… We really love are her brooches! Whether being colourful or black and white, made of metal or wood, they will undoubtedly stand out from other brooches thanks to their originality.

Discover the adorable magical unicorn that will please every little girl (and even grown-ups). The soft colours and the golden touch make it easy to match with any outfit so you can take this brooch everywhere with you and stand out from the croud!

We also fell for the lovely panda brooch and its geometrical print. The black, white and gold colours make this graphic brooch feel so modern and stylish. !

If you are a bit curious about Sketch Inc brooches, discover our selection right there – Sketch Inc French Blossom !

Unicorn Brooch

Discover the lovely panda brooch designed by Sketch Inc!

Discover the lovely panda brooch designed by Sketch Inc!

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Play And Go: the ingenuity of one bag

Storage Bag for Kids Play and Go

Ever dreamed about having something making it possible for you to avoid hours of hide-and-seek with your kid’s favourite toy he just lost? Or having to spend your whole day off tidying after him? The answer is probably yes.

Well, search no more, here at French Blossom, we have the perfect solution and it’s called Play and Go.

Now, you will probably wonder what Play and Go is? Based in Belgium, the designer creates bags with cheerful colours and patterns. These bags however are unlike any other and have a practical double use: from a storage bag, they can change into a play mat in only a few seconds!

With a large diameter of 140 cm, the play mat is super comfy for your little ones and the storage bag is perfect for holding plush toys, Lego, little soldiers, construction cubes, dolls…. anything you child plays with, really. Still not convinced? These products are guaranteed 3 years and are made of high quality cotton fabric that will last a long time and resist the years of playing your child still has ahead of him / her!

How does it work? Very simply: you only have to tighten the strings located on the outer circle of the mat and tada! You have a storage bag that captured every toy that was laying on it. The pretty patterns available also turn the bag into a nice decorative item when it is not in use. Anchors, moustaches, super-heroes, geometrical patterns or just plain colours, you will surely find a design that can match you current decoration. Hung from a coat hook or simply put in a corner of the room, it can be stored in no time.

But these are not the only advantages of Play and Go products. This storage bag, thanks to its practical strings, can also be a toy transport bag! Your child will then be able to play wherever he wants without needing to move all his toys one by one or risking losing some of them in the process. In his bedroom, the living room, at a friend’s or at his grandparents, at the beach or at the park, this bag can be taken with him anywhere he wants. And if you don’t want to carry it by hand, you can also put it in a suitcase or a large backpack.

Interested in these bags that will soon become a classic? Have a look right here –  Play and Go French Blossom !

Storage Bag Shuttlecock

Red Toy Bag Play and Go

Moustache Bag Play and Go

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Mood Board for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here and you still haven’t found the perfect gift for your other half?
Worry no more ! At French Blossom we have thought about this special day and have up with some great ideas that we hope you will love. Here are our favourites:

If you are feeling poetic, the lovely notebooks from Les Editions du Paon are a match for you. The beautiful covers in soft colours and the original yet refined patterns make them the perfect place to write what you feel like about the one you love. Not only will they make great poem collections, they can also be used as travel diaries, secret recipe keepers or simply note recorders.

Now, how about creating a nice atmosphere for your Valentine’s Day dinner with a candle? The ones created by Kerzon smell heavenly and will surround you and your loved one with a cloud of Jasmin and musk, a perfect mix between floral and earthy smells. The soft glow they have when lit will set a romantic mood that can be easily improved with a bit of background music. Bonus: this candle comes with a scented sachet with the same perfume so your drawers can smell nice too.

If elegance is what you are looking for, then the superb minimalist jewels created by Titlee are your solution. They will undoubtedly fit every morphology and their golden colour will make every women shine (with happiness). Sophisticated and refined, these jewels can be worn with many fashion styles, for a special event or for the every-day life.

If you are looking for something your loved ones can wear, then these brooches created by Macon & Lesquoy are just great !  Entirely handmade, they are actually embroidered which makes each piece unique. Rest assured that no one else will have them around the lucky receiver, which makes it even better.

And why not add a card with your gift? Cinq Mai has a wide range of lovely designs and colours on which you will be able to write a message just for him or her. From a simple heart to a heartfelt message, you will certainly find a card perfect for you.

Find all these lovely items and much more at the boutique – French Blossom

Armél s'en mêle Beautiful Jewellery ……………

These wonderful handmade pieces by ‘Armél s’en mêle’ are so beautiful and quirky. I love the camera necklace. The detail and care with each piece is striking. The use of delicate mesh with a strong outline is a recurring theme in many of her necklaces from the hearts to the clouds.

Armél creates rings, earrings and much more and her blog and online shop are definitely worth a visit. – Although be quick as many of her products (made in small quantities) sell out really quickly.

I think these fun pieces of French handmade Jewellery would make a perfect gift. We discovered Armel’s jewellery in a local boutique called Les Simones in France but if you cant get over to France, you can find her at Armél s’en mêle

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For our French readers !

Ces magnifiques bijoux fait main par «Armél s’en mêle» sont si beaux et originaux, je fonds littéralement pour le collier et son pendentif en forme d’appareil photo !
Je suis vraiment impressionnée par le détail et le soin apporté à ses bagues, bracelets et boucles d’oreilles. L’’utilisation de mailles délicates avec un contour fort est un thème récurrent dans nombreux de ses pendentifs.

Armél crée ses bijoux avec délicatesse et poésie. Elle les fabrique elle-même et en petite quantité, prodiguant un côté unique et précieux à chacune de ses créations.

Nous avons découvert l’univers singulier d’ « Armél s’en mèle » chez Les Simones, une boutique-atelier dont nous vous parlerons ici très vite.
En attendant, vous pouvez retrouver les bijoux d’Armél sur son joli blog et sur son tout nouveau shop en ligne.

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