My friend Y. has one of the biggest private “collections” of Hermes scarves I know! When you question her about it, she humbly and wittily explains that it is because she had time to collect models over the years with each Christmas or birthday being a new opportunity to complement her collection! I love her answer and get her point: a scarf collection is something you develop over the years.. with passion and knowledge.
Today to celebrate this lovely late Spring time, I photographed a selection of her amazing scarves, all in the shades of mauve, one of my favourite colours to wear in late Spring when I want to start to show off my skin but that it is not too tanned yet. The colours of the scarves are incredible and the patterns transport you from India to the bottom of the sea.. Enjoy and happy Bank Holiday!
Yesterday, to celebrate the arrival of Spring, I decided to mark the occasion in style.. and wore this giant shawl from Hermes!
Its name is “Piments” (“Chilly” in English). It is all in the green, brown and red hues. And it is giant indeed.. perfect to go out celebrate this first “chilly” day of Spring! ;)
What about you? Did you do anything special for the first day of Spring?
The other day I went to shoot my friend M.-A. (a Parisian chic girl with one of the biggest bag collection I know of – but more on this very soon!) as she succumbed to one of this year biggest temptation: the Cabas ChYc from Saint Laurent Paris! A great opportunity for me to approach (and test) this new IT bag..
So I am now back home from what trendy people call “Fashion Month” (people do not say “Fashion Weeks” anymore but “Fashion Month” as yes, technically, it lasts about a month and it is chicer to show that you attended all of them and not just one of course..)
And as I promise you the other week when I showed you the special Carnival de Venise scarf from Hermes, here is a quick (and easy) new tutorial to show you how to rock your scarves (= how to tie them in a cool way).
This time with a Tie Knot. Here are the pictures. I did not put any comment as, hopefully, it is self explanatory (if you have any question, don’t hesitate to just leave a msg!). Continue reading
The IT Bag of the month this Feburary is.. the Blue Trapeze bag from Celine!
What a better way to fight the grey and dark winter skies (grrr) and ongoing flu pandemic.. but with this gorgeous deep electric blue piece of art! Continue reading
When travelling in Paris and Tokyo the other month, I discovered some great young jewellery designers.
Caroline Najman is a French designer who, Continue reading
The Carnival of Venice just started and I know, me too, I wish I could be there to celebrate with the chic Venetians, sipping Bellini in costume d’époque and with a beautiful hat at the bar of the Daniele hotel. One day maybe (hopefully next year..).
In the meaning, I discovered that Hermes created a gorgeous scarf for those of us who feel like adding a Carnival touch to their outfits this February. The scarf tones are all in the winter seasonal hues of Continue reading
Hi girls! Today I want to share with you quickly a collection of some
silly funny accessories which I collected over the years for my phone or bag.. this must be my Japanese side but they really make me laugh..
“Follow the sales where they are” has always been a big inspirational mantra in my life ;).. so this weekend, I am off to Paris as Paris sales started just this Wednesday. Hopefully the (chic) Parisians will have leave me a few bits.. Let’s see. And, I know: too bad for the hot men models who are going to invade Milan just tomorrow (Milan Men Fashion Week is from 12-15 January). I’ll (try to) catch up with them on Monday! I had my eye on the Versace show in particular (for obvious reasons)..
Need a little helper to remind you to stick to these new years resolutions I know you all religiously made (or just a new excuse to explain to your boyfriend that no, January is not a shopping detox month and that yes.. right after Christmas, there is still a little something for you to shop (am talking in addition to the sales and pre-S/S collections of course?!)?
Here is my jewellery crush this week: a collection of spirited jewellery with empowering and inspiring messages to remind us maybe of our secret goals or just simply remind us to spread positive energy and good karma around us during our days. Joke apart, I once gave a similar one to a friend of mine after a tough breakup. She wore it every single day till she met her new boyfriend.. and even after as her secret good luck grigri (that is French for “charm”).
Wishing you love, peace and happiness…
Collection from French Designer La Mome Bijou
Available online at Caratime
For the French At Heart: La Parisienne Agenda 2013. Following-up on the success of her best-seller book, Parisian Chic, celebrity model Ines de la Fressange shares fresh style and beauty tips as well as humorist guidelines for enjoying life to the fullest! Continue reading
Do you remember the fabulous jewels that the models were wearing at the Charity Ball the other night in Milan? Well, the name of the designer is actually Rubinia and I had the great pleasure of meeting their team the other week at the very chic White Christmas Party of via Monti (a now traditional not-to-be-missed event here in Milan for Christmas). Here are all the pictures of these stunning creations.. the perfect pieces to chic up your cocktail game this holidays season! Continue reading
Today I want to make a little “spotlight” on a very special piece in a women wardrobe: her wedding shoes!
Whether you want them as high as the sky or short and comfy to accompany you through the day, the choice is a tough one. One of my friends had one of the most beautiful pairs I ever saw: a “jewel shoes” pair from Rene Caovilla, an historic shoemaker from Venise. Known as “sculptor” in the business, Continue reading
Sometimes in life you meet a truly unique person, who’s life inspire you. That was the case with make-up-artist-turned-jewellery-designer Cinzia. After more than 15 years of experience working as top make up artist on movies set, catwalks backstage, commercial campaign, and one big collaboration with a top model agency, Continue reading
I went to visit my friend V. incredible shoes collection the other day (I wanted to make a post on her fabulous shoes closet.. post to follow very soon!) when I “met” the coolest pair of shoes ever designed. Yes.. they are (obviously) Louboutin.. but no, they are not the Pigalle, not the FiFi.. but the “Snorkeling 100 Neoprene” Booties! Who knew you could dive in style!!?