While travelling in Lisbon earlier this month, I stumbled upon a great little boutique called Veronique. The modern and quirky shop was a breath of fresh air in terms of shopping in the city. To be honest (from what I found in the fairly little time I had to shop around) there were a lot of the same big name brand shops you can find anywhere, and many smaller independent shops were filled with cheap, cheerful and “cute” items that didn’t have the ‘oomph’ I was looking for. That ‘oomph’ I refer to is something that could capture the stylish spirit of people on the streets of Lisbon. After all, they are gorgeous. And when they’ve got style, you better believe your head will be doing a full 180 just to catch a better glimpse of what they’ve got going on.
The owner of the shop, herself named Veronique, is an effortlessly cool and extremely friendly French woman who lives and works in Lisbon with her man, who is of Portuguese decent. She, as so many French do, brings fun and sophistication together in one room.
Though her racks are mainly filled with signature French labels such as Paul & Joe and See by Chloe, Veronique proudly supports emerging talent from Lisbon and carries interesting, locally crafted pieces of art, as well as jewellery.
Among her racks I found a piece that stopped me in my tracks. It just so happened that, as she informed me, the piece in my hands was by an up-and-coming Portuguese designer named Diogo Miranda.
An oversized moto jacket? Made right there in Portugal? It was meant to be.
I slipped it on and handed her my credit card.
When I finally had a chance to sit down and look up Diogo Miranda, I was pleased to discover (although not too surprised considering he was from Veronique’s recommendation) that his SS15 collection had me written all over it — even beyond my amazing jacket. The pieces, the styling — everything about it got me swooning.
So I just had to share. Take a look at 10 of my favourite looks from the Diogo Miranda SS15 collection lookbook below, starting with my favourite look starring my jacket!