Christmas Spirit

Hi you,

Some of us are counting days until Christmas – and there are exactly 40 days to go. We have to admit that Christmas holidays are our favorite break. This warm atmosphere, the family gathering, the laughter…all values that are closer to our heart. Here are top 3 reasons why we just love Christmas.

The food

This is probably the only time of the year where we eat in one place all our favorite foods. From the traditional foie gras (so French but we can’t ignore our deep roots!) to the Yule log, our palate can’t resist to the Christmas delicacies. We will never miss our Advent calendar to get an early taste of chocolate – our guilty pleasure.

The atmosphere

We both tried Christmas under the sun and Christmas under the snow. Both experiences were magical: you would find this festive air everywhere. The decorations, the joy and happiness, the bright colors: it is an inspiring season, fascinating to capture and to share around us. A moment to remember and that brings us back to our childhood. Every year.

The gifts

Well, this is our favorite part – and the most exciting one. We are probably too old (or maybe not!) to make a Christmas list and send it to Santa Claus. But we can still give tips and even choose what we would like. And that is where we come into place: an exclusive collection of with a Christmas spirit. From the Santas Boots to the red pouches, be sure to make someone’s happy.

And you, what do you love most about Christmas? We would love to hear your Christmas stories! Send us a note at hello@thenoces.com, follow us on social media and share your favorite Christmas moment with the hashtag #xmasthenoces. A few lucky will receive an exclusive Christmas present. You have until 15 December 2016 midnight (Portugal time zone) so hurry up and spread the Christmas spirit!

With Love,

X TN

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Meet the raffia

Hi you,

We could not wait any longer to introduce one of our new signature materials: the raffia. It is not a total stranger to you, we are sure. And you will definitely see it more and more, as it will rock many of your favorite fashion accessories.

Here are our top 3 reasons why the Raffia is the next Big thing:

It has a gorgeous natural nude color

Its natural color is synonym of elegance and beauty. With different nuances, with sometimes a bit of light green, it is easy to match it with darker colors (and even pale ones). It goes without saying that it crosses all seasons. Because it is fall, you can use your natural raffia fashion accessory with your orange coat. Fashion success guaranteed.

It is a sustainable material

We are all fashion conscious and we feel proud that the raffia is definitely an eco-friendly material. Extracting the fiber from the palm tree leaves helps regenerate the tree itself. Made from a plant, it is biodegradable and therefore, from a renewable resource. The ready-to-use raffia follows techniques that are environmentally-friendly (from the weaving to the polishing and the green tainting with local plants – true story!)

It can take any form you want

That’s a unique feature of the raffia: you can create fashion accessories, decoration objects, toys…Sky is the limit (and your imagination too – as we use to say here). For our next collection, we have been pretty creative to make crocheted bags and pouches that reflect our values and our style. A touch of bohemian lifestyle, sometimes romantic and always posh.

So stay tuned – the new collection will highlight the raffia and pay tribute to the talent of our Malagasy artisans!

x TN

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2017 with style

Hi you,

The fashion week is everywhere again – giving us glimpse of what we should wear for the upcoming season. We, at The Noces, are preparing the next collection too, focusing on key pieces that will rock your outfit and that reveal your true self (we remain committed to our values!).

What’s new

-more colors: elegance is a key word and we are a big fan of matchmaking! This collection will see different fashion combos, with red dangerously flirting with blue – or nude with orange.

-more materials: we will bring in the raffia – this eco-friendly material from Madagascar – to add a boho / romantic touch to our collection

-more models: obviously, we want to give you a choice, from bags (totes, clutches, pouches, baby bags) to jewels (bracelets, bangles, pins and rings) and scarves. And maybe more (that’s to be revealed).

What stays

-all the basics: you loved them and we will keep them – for some time at least! Shop before they disappear – for good.

-the embroideries: we can’t live without them and knowing that they are entirely handmade, with love, it makes every embroidered piece even more precious

-the denim: that’s our seventies touch and we will not giving up. We love its color – from dark to pale, and all the possibilities that come with it. Cleary our fashion ally of all seasons.

That sounds exciting, right? Stay tuned – you will get the highlights of our upcoming pieces on our social media and our newsletter – just follow us and join The Noces community (bottom of the page).

x TN

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KK with the squad

Hi you,

Each time I am on social media these days – especially Instagram and Facebook, I see pictures of holidays everywhere. Beach, sand, blue sky, coconut and palm trees…Everything breathes holidays. So here is my contribution to feed the trends: a sneak peek into Borneo Island! Here are my top 3 must-do and see in the Sabah region capital, Kota Kinabalu or KK, with your squad:

Visiting the islands

Borneo is really about islands and gorgeous beaches! Head to Jesselton Ferry port and choose where to go. We tried the three best ones: Manukan Island, Mamutik Island and Sapi Island. And the winner is…Manukan Island! Because there is this very cute restaurant at the end of the island, serving good Malay food and fresh coconut water! Plus, the water is crystal blue and you can spot Nemo and its family when snorkeling.

Climbing the Mount Kinabalu

Are you a sporty one? Well, you may consider doing this – I definitely could not (I am more a beach type of girl). So for those who are too lazy to climb, you can find very nice view spots on the way to Kinabalu park. Stop the car, strike a pose and immortalize the moment.

Watching the sunset on the waterfront

We did it and we approved it! That is a lovely experience: just picture yourself sipping your Cosmopolitan* (our favorite cocktail!), listening to music and enjoying the view. A multicolored sunset, from orange to yellow, with the islands in the background. Priceless!

You got my point: Kota Kinabalu is an amazing getaway. Do like us: bring what you need to maintain your fashionista status. We took our La Mariee tote bag (in limited edition – get it now before it is sold out!), our friendship trio bangles and our leather bracelet. Have a look at our album to discover our favorite clichés of Kota Kinabalu.

x TN

* drink with moderation

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