Introducing The Fraîche Café Collection! A capsule collection in collaboration with Poppy Barley, inspired by my love of the French-way of life: effortless style, classic food and timeless traditions.
My years of travels through France inspired this collection that was designed with a simple ethos: to bring joy to daily life. Our collaboration combines our shared values of quality, design and sustainability with a little je ne sais quoi. Each piece is designed to be relevant for years and last a generation. I am so very proud to partner with such a dynamic and inspiring Canadian female-run company.
Explore our interactive catalogue, learn about the collection, the inspiration, and details on each piece. Tip: it is best enjoyed fullscreen – click the icon bottom right hand corner.
Meet the Collection
The Two Point Five Ankle Boot in Café Leather: a best selling style for a reason! This V-shaped topline 2.5-inch heeled ankle boot, is born to be admired and designed for all-day comfort. This is a boot you’ll wear for countless seasons to come. I am so in love with this exclusive pebble leather in Fraîche Café, a colour that truly goes with anything. I love styling it with a sweater dress or jeans.
The Fraîche Daily Loafer in Black & Café: A loafer crafted from insanely soft, fits-like-a-glove leather. Sleek, square-toed, and slip-on, these loafers are classic and beyond comfortable. It comes in both black and exclusive Fraîche Café, and features classy horsebit detail in brushed gold.
The Envelope Purse in Café Leather: This purse is as versatile as it is beautiful, featuring spacious pockets with excellent organization. The strap can be worn two ways–as a shoulder bag or crossbody, allowing it to easily transition from day to night! It is offered in the stunning exclusive Fraîche Café leather, features gorgeous brushed gold hardware details and is lined with exclusive French Blue cotton canvas.
The Small Zip Around Wallet in Café au Lait Leather: Small purse-lovers and pocket-users, this is for you! The full zip closure, interior compartments, and perfect size to keep everything in place so you can take a minimalist approach to your day. What is coffee without milk?! This exclusive Café au Lait colour pairs perfectly with the rest of the collection and has the same brushed gold hardware. It features 5 card slots, 1 large slip pocket and a change purse with snap closure.
The Cardholder in Café au Lait Leather: Good things come in small packages—this minimalist cardholder was designed to hold your daily essentials so you can leave the bulky wallet at home. A zippered compartment on the back fits spare change. It features 3 card slots,1 slip pocket, and a change purse with zip closure.
My Inspiration: The Backstory
While this collection was inspired by my love of everything French, the story goes deeper. When I think back to why I adore France and all it has to offer, it stems from a woman who made a big difference in my life: Amanda MacDonald. She was my very first French teacher in highschool, and had the most lovely, engaging way of teaching the subject: she also had a timeless classic style that I admired. Amanda was (and still is) kind, encouraging, intelligent and deeply passionate about her own love of France, the culture and language. My very first trip to France was with her on a school trip! It was Amanda (Mme McDonald) who encouraged me to travel, alone, to France to attend a university in the alps for a summer French school that forever changed my life. I am still in touch with her to this day. A little reminder of how big of an impact you too can have on someone’s life, it really is a beautiful thing and I am so grateful that she was a part of my childhood and such an inspiration to me in every way. Amanda, if you read this, merci mille fois et je t’aime. xx
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