Planes, Trains and (tiny rented) Automobiles

“Are you ever at home?” a friend asked me recently. Well, over the past three weeks, no. Searching for beautiful things has taken me from the south of France to Italy, Germany and the always glamorous Kempton Park. A lonely quest? Sometimes. Exciting? Always. Would I change anything? Not for all the CC’s in Paris. In what other job could you possibly travel around the world, often with your family and generally have a wonderful adventure? I don’t know many. The first stop was the south of France where I found Chanel aplenty including these absolutely stunning star-patterned sunglasses.

Fairs in France are often treasure troves interspersed with, erm, not such glam objects! Where else can you find a stunning Givenchy necklace and Chanel bracelet in amongst broken oil lamps, what I’m pretty sure was a stuffed badger and a variety of novelty mannequin heads? One man’s trash etc etc. 

We rounded off the first leg of our trip with one of our most exciting buys. I love Chanel belts. There is just something so exceptionally fun and fabulous about them and these super-rare examples just made my day.

Now, sometimes when travelling you stumble upon other gems of the non-fashion variety and the B&B that we found in Paris was one of them. The Relais12bis B&B. Effortlessly cool vibes and incredible artwork combined to make this place an utter winner. They are not all like this on the road! We’ll be back for sure.

Italy was next. Former prime-minister Matteo Renzi said “Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice.” Couldn’t have put it better myself! There is a feeling you get in this wonderful country that is incomparable. The passion, the poise and the smattering of mania combine to make the Italian fairs my favourite in the world. A Goyard trunk that you could fit your mum in, A Chanel Crocodile Clutch bag (one of only four in the world) and the most stunning collection of Hermes Birkins. They are all here.

I couldn’t wait any longer, I pointed at the black Birkin with the gold hardware and nodded. My husband nodded too. It was that time again. It may have been the incendiary mix of Italian espresso and the sheer class of the objects around me but the feeling of buying a Birkin is always almost etherial. Sounds crazy I know but it’s true. Italy, you did it again!

Keep your eyes peeled for the detailed studio shots of the newest Birkin coming soon!

On to a new fair in Germany as we speak, sadly minus mum and husband as they headed back to England. New treasures? Hopefully. Missing my bed a touch? You bet’cha. “Shall we go to Belgium on Friday?” asks my dad.

What do you reckon…..? 

Lots of Love

Charli and the TOTL family

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‘If You Liked It Then You Should Of Put A Ring On It’ 😉💍


Costume jewellery can be scary to wear for some people as they might not know what outfit to pair with the jewellery or how to mix and match with other jewellery that they wear every day like a watch or a wedding ring. Some would never dream of mixing gold and silver jewellery together but guess what… you totally can!! It is 2017 and we can pretty much do what we want and experiment with what we want, when it comes to fashion and style now. We wanted to show you how our TOTL Angels have been pairing and wearing our rings to give you some inspiration on how you can experiment with colours and styles.

Here is a perfect example of how we have mixed silver/white gold and gold. The emerald green colour helps pair the rings together however, this doesn’t mean you can only pair them together if it has the same coloured stone. As you can see, the other diamond ring underneath the larger green compliments it really well too! We also love the multi coloured nails to match 😍

 Now this is a classic combination as we all know… YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH CHANEL!   I just love this combo of the classic CC Chanel rings and we’ve even used it as a midi ring instead too! An important note when pairing rings: Adding a midi ring in to the collection will help spread them apart a little bit and make your hand just look like a piece of art 😝

This might not suit everyones preferences but we can tell you that it definitely suits ours. When you have this many vintage designer collectables it’s only normal to want to wear them all at once right? It’s not too simple but it’s not too over done either. We’ve left it with just the two rings as we know they are pretty big however then paired it with this Chanel bracelet too. #handgoals

The biggest ring collection of them all 💛👑🔥

Yes, we have 8 rings in total over both of our hands and we are absolutely in love with this look. If your going to go big then you might as well do it properly! We’ve layered these rings with a total random selection as there are no rules as to what you have to put with what. Experimenting and finding cool looks is one of our favourite things to do and this is our favourite look to show you today!

I wanted to end this blog on a more simple note and to show you looks that everyone can take on board. It is only fair to show you the all time classic and elegant look of a simple diamond ring and nothing else… and how gorgeous does that look? Not only do we have a collection of costume jewellery but we also have a collection of bridal rings too. The diamond pictured above is of course from our amazing bridal collection. Like always, stock is available in our Portobello Road store however you can find us on instagram @totl.luxury or contact us through our website.

Have a fab day angels!

Lots of Love

TOTL

DIOR GALORE


“Christian Dior was a French couturier, best known for his eponymous fashion house which is often referred to as just Dior.

The house of Christian Dior was founded in 1946 in the city of Paris however it all began properly in 1947 when his first collection launched. In 1955, Yves Saint Laurent (who was 19 at the time) became Dior’s design assistant and soon after Dior passed away, Yves Saint Laurent was appointed artistic director. Marc Bohan was renamed artistic director, then Gianfranco Ferre, Galliano and now Raf Simons has taken over the role.

Christian Dior is a favourite of ours here at TOTL and its safe to say that they always will be! When on our buying trips, Chanel, Dior, YSL and Celine are brands we always keep our eye out for. We have some Dior newbies stocked in at our Portobello store ready for you to get your hands on 🙌🏼

Including a new pair of sunglasses, a necklace and a good few sets of earrings…

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Follow us on instagram to keep up to date with everything we have in stock and anything new that arrives! – @totl.luxury

We hope you love Dior as much as we do 💛

Lots of Love

TOTL

IBIZA SUMMER NIGHTS ☀️

🌴IBIZA🌴

TOTL x IBIZA

APCCDT Harbour, Dalt Vila, Eivissa, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Some quick facts about Ibiza you may not have known…

  • Ibiza was first called ‘IBOZZIM’
  • Ibiza and Formentera have their own language called ‘Catalan’
  • Ibiza as we all know is a clubbers paradise and their first ever club was PACHA founded in 1973!

Now of course, TOTL comes with us everywhere we go and we have some new special pieces that we absolutely love and couldn’t wait to show you. If you follow us on instagram then you would have already seen some of our favourite picks at the moment that we couldn’t help but show off in Ibiza.

1. Vintage Valentino Necklace

 

This necklace is one of the newest editions to TOTL’s collection and we love how this sparkles underneath the sun. Perfect with a simple pretty dress like this white summery dress above. Doesn’t our TOTL Angel look gorgeous!!

2. Vintage Chanel Necklace

What more could you want than a necklace with a mini gold Chanel bag pendant? We love how this can be worn in so many different ways, especially how it’s being worn above – with a glam sequin dress and a pair of gold sunglasses to match 😍

3. Vintage Chanel Earrings

These classic Chanel Earrings have been a long time best seller! We paired these earrings with the Valentino necklace above which complimented each other so well ✨

4. Celine Bag

Look how pretty and perfect she looks sitting there whilst we enjoyed some brunch. Absolute bag #GOALS for sure! Perfect for weddings, raves, holidays and every day life. Another new addition to our great collection.

(The talk of the town is that TOTL visited IBIZA in secret talks of a TOTL Ibiza POP UP. But that is all I am saying for now 😉)

If any of you are going to Ibiza this summer then HAVE FUN.

Lots of Love

TOTL

P.S – Items above available to buy in store now. Contact for details