A Fresh Start

sandro-mens-bomber-jacket-1Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is off to a great start for you? I’ve been on the road in Europe since Dec 26th and I’m currently in Paris working on a fun project for Eurostar (follow along on my Instagram!). I have lots of fun content from my travels to share here in the coming weeks but I wanted to kick off with my first Bright.Style post of the year. Yesterday evening, I was shopping in the Le Marais district of Paris when I walked past a Sandro Paris store. Of course, it would have been rude not to head inside and I’m so pleased I did! Not only did they have a really great sale on but also their prices were so much cheaper than those for the brand’s items in America. Safe to say, I did a little shopping! One of my spoils from the store was this Sandro men’s bomber jacket. I decided to wear it to the Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art gallery here in Paris today. Check out my full outfit after the jump!

sandro-mens-bomber-jacket-2This shot gives a sense of scale to the incredible architecture of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, which was designed by American architect Frank Gehry. I’ve always admired how Gehry’s architectural work defies norms and has a poetic and unexpected feel. I’ve been so keen to visit the building since it opened to the public back in October 2014. If you are a bit of geek like me then you can read more about how this incredible building was constructed, right here.sandro-mens-bomber-jacket-3I love, love, love my new Sandro men’s bomber jacket because it’s perfect for throwing on over staple closet pieces like a white sweater and black denim. The bomber jacket is a timeless classic that pairs perfectly with my ribbed white sweater from A Day’s March (one of my fav Swedish fashion brands, FYI).sandro-mens-bomber-jacket-4I wore the bomber jacket with black denim from Club Monaco and white sneaks with suede panel from COS, which I’ve been wearing non-stop since the fall TBH. I rounded out the look with my Movado Edge watch, which had a strangely striking face despite the understated design details. I love it!sandro-mens-bomber-jacket-5The Fondation Louis Vuitton has a commitment to contemporary creation and encouragement of innovative architectural work, which led to “Observatory of light” – a temporary work by Daniel Buren that sees 3,600 pieces of colored glass filters placed across the twelve ‘sails’ that soar over the building. The resulting affect was quite arresting and I loved how Buren played with transparency and contrast. You can read more about Observatory of Light, here. Have you been to Fondation Louis Vuitton? How do you like to style bomber jackets?sandro-mens-bomber-jacket-6 // Photography, styling and art direction by Will Taylor


  • Reply Adam January 5, 2017 at 9:02 am

    You look really handsome will!

  • Reply Flick January 5, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I’ve decided my husband needs this bomber jacket! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the heads up!

  • Reply Fiona Duke January 5, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    happy new year Will ! – i used to live in Paris for a year or so and le marais district was my favourite place to go on a Sunday. place des vosges – you can’t beat it. sounds like you’ve got another exciting year ahead of you so bonne chance ! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 6, 2017 at 8:11 am

      @Fiona – How lovely to spend a year living there! Love all the places you mentioned, too – such a gorgeous city! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Daniel January 5, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Great suggestion! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Didier January 6, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Great style as always! I’ve wanted to visit La Fondation Louis Vuitton ever since I saw it pop up on my instagram. So jealous you got to go! I absolutely adore Gehry’s works. It’s also insane that he charges the same amount as other architects for his projects.


    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 6, 2017 at 8:12 am

      @Didier – It was so awesome; hope you get to visit one day soon as well! πŸ™‚

  • Reply carrie January 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Happy new year to you! I’ve been enjoying following your travels.


    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      @Carrie – Happy New Year to you, too! Thanks for following along with my travels!

  • Reply Ida October 18, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Love the jacket on you!

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