May 2nd, 2015
In The Wall Street Journal

The Global Wardrobe


This story, “How to Travel the World Through Your Closet”  in The Wall Street Journal, is like a finger firmly on the current fashion pulse. Designers are not the only global nomads today, “(a) wave of wanderlust has hit the fashion landscape recently. It’s swept over other indie treasure hunters…”.  Debonnaire von Bismarck’s eponymous London-based shop, which stocks “Moroccan-style slippers from Lebanon, woven clutches from Thailand, jewelry designed with the Gem Palace in Jaipur and silk caftans created with an artist she discovered in Ibiza”, epitomizes this souk-inspired trend. I love items that have a found-on-my-travels feel, they can be an important facet of personal style.


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Collection gold, silver and diamond ring


Ira ribbed cashmere turtleneck sweater


Wendell cropped high-rise wide-leg jeans


Francoise gold-plated lapis lazuli earrings


Grosgrain-trimmed lady tunic


Cross3 leather cross-body bag


Double-breasted wool-twill coat


Oversized alpaca and wool-blend sweater


Alpaca and wool-blend midi skirt




Hooded wool-blend duffle coat


Jamie alpaca-blend cardigan

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  • The label that has this style of dressing in a one stop shop is Figue. Stephanie Von Watzdorf has such a great eye for colour, fabric and design. Truly eclectic and totally chic wearing Figue clothes inspires feelings of just having returned from some far away exciting location

    MelanieMay 2nd, 2015  9:12 AM

  • Love those kinds of stories, it’s so cool to be able to travel through fashion !


    CarolineMay 2nd, 2015  9:34 AM

  • I love to shop for local things when I travel, but I have a tendency to go overboard, and can’t carry an overly ethnic look. I’ve been known to come back from Mexico dressed as Frida Kahlo. I pursued the story and love the designer Tracy Boyd in London – the shirts are gorgeous!

    KathyMay 2nd, 2015  9:58 AM

  • Preston- I will actually be in Jaipur, Udaipur,Agra and new Dehli this summer . Do you have any shopping tips in those cities? I am very excited and hope to bring hope some special treasures to enjoy back in states that remind me of my trip to India. I can’t wait for ALL my senses to be overwhelmed!!

    Helene DamerisMay 3rd, 2015  9:14 AM


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