01 August 2011

Relations De Voyages

This is my first day back at work (meaning my real job and of course the blog) after a short holiday in Italy. So I wanted to restart my posts in a sea-nostalgia mood. This picture was taken on our first day in Viareggio, wearing a stripy dress and my Relations de voyage's CarrĂ© bag.

Bensimon navy and ecru cotton dress
Relations de voyages Carré bag
Pierre Hardy for Gap brown leather sandals

One of the most romantic names for a label of bags. I first discovered  Relations de voyage seven years ago in Pietrasanta, a tiny Tuscan village full of small boutiques, art galleries and lovely restaurants: basically, the place to find anything stylish.

Created in 1997, this label offers a beautiful and unique collection of handmade bags made of recycled and reused sails. I was lucky to visit their atelier, where it was possible to see the artisan work behind these charming objects. Alas, the shop in Pietrasanta doesn't exist anymore, but it's possible to shop on its online store. So the trip can continue.



15 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I have always been so into stripes, I think that they are so stylish and fun! Very pretty!

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  2. absolutely love everything about this look - perfect for any sea-related adventure - good luck back at work arent mondays just the worst?!

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  3. I ❤ stripes too, this outfit is great! Good luck back at work :)

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  4. A breton striped dress is classic and perfect for holiday! And the bag, with the chunky handle also combines perfectly with it!
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  5. I love stripes and this dress is lovely...:O)
    and the bag is made of sail fabric, isn't it?
    S

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  6. beautiful bag!!! alina

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  7. I love the stripes. Follower from Shang Hai

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  8. Stripes are always so wonderfully chic year in year out, the bag is so sweet too. A classic.

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  9. The return was extremely painful and Mondays at work should be banned...But I'm cheering myself up writing a couple of posts and reading your lovely comments...

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  10. oh! love! the bag-such a simple shape and absolutely gorgeous :) come visit if you get a chance! xxo, dany

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  11. You can buy that bag for 9.99 Euros at the COOP. I am pretty sure there was a coop in Viareggio?

    Love the dress though. I cannot repeat here how we used to call these dresses when I was at highschool. But if you know a man from Tuscany, he may be able to tell you...

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  12. I love this outfit! I have a similar dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs and I've been wearing it every summer for about 3 years. Love your Pierre Hardy sandals for Gap...I've never been able to get my hands on the collaboration. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. NHG x

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  13. @Tuscan foodie in America - I used to go to Esselunga in Viareggio. But if you assure me that they sell these bags for that price at COOP, I'll surely reconsider my shopping habits.

    @Notting Hill Girl - Thank you for the nice comment and for visiting my blog!

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  14. This dress is perfect for a summer's day! You look adorable! Super jealous of your holiday in Italy!

    Love your blog x

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