I'm trying to pinpoint the first time I heard about Sézane, but honestly it feels like I've always known about the French brand since living in Paris. It feels part of the culture, despite only having been established ten years ago by Morgane Sezalory (Sézane is a play on her names).
I've been wanting to do a tour of L'Appartement Sézane ever since it opened its doors two years ago, as it brings two of my favourite things together - clothes and interiors. There's also a beautifully curated collection of homewares, books, stationary and knick knacks (perfect birthday present fodder). The Sézane style is timeless and vintage-inspired, not surprising since Morgane started her foray in fashion selling vintage clothes on Ebay (not unlike Nastygal's Sophia Amoruso), rather than trend-led designs - meaning that there's something for everyone. My taste errs on the side of minimal, but I always find something I love. It's a happy brand, inspired by chic Parisian style, but also (in my opinion) walking bare foot on the beach in the south of France. It's this carefree, happy-go-lucky attitude that is so contagious - collections sell out within days, sometimes minutes - and what has captivated a huge international following of clients and bloggers alike.
Walking into l'appartement Sézane feels like you're stepping into someone's home. It's light and airy, natural light floods in through the huge windows, parquet wood lines the floors; there are marble tops, brass detailing, cushions, armchairs, beautiful light fixtures, a cushioned bench, enlarged framed photos on the walls, a free photo booth (just for fun) and a small cinema downstairs. All that's missing is a bed. It's has a cosy, homely feel that could be described as the culmination of the lifestyle behind the brand. Who wouldn't want to move in?
Scroll down for my top Sézane picks.
I'm wearing Top Athena / Levis Jeans / ATP Atelier Sandals / Missoma 'M' Necklace
Photos of me by Roxane Matiz, edited by me.