HOW DO FRENCH WOMAN DRESS LIKE?


November 25th, 2014

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Je viens de lire un article très intéressant, à propos de la définition de la Française selon Le Times.
Même si selon moi, ils se sont royalement plantés sur le point n°1 (nous porterions des talons même pendant notre accouchement selon la légende), car pour vivre entre Paris et Los Angeles, je vous affirme que personne ne peut battre le record de filles perchées sur des échasses à Hollywood.

Mais les points suivants sont assez pertinents, et ce look, shooté il y a quelques jours avant la lecture du-dit article, en est une bonne illustration:
- La Française ne porte que du noir, du marine, du gris: car OUI OUI OUI aux pièces basiques, intemporelles, comme cette veste en cuir IRO PARIS grise clair et ce jean boyfriend qui ne se démoderont pas.
- Elle a l’air de sortir du lit et de n’être jamais coiffée: effet d’autant plus accentué par ma maxi-frange en pleine repousse qui rebique dans tous les sens.
- Elle ne porte jamais de wonderbra: et si vous regardez mes photos de plus près, pas de SG non plus!
- Elle ne rit pas: je vous mets au défi de trouver plus de 10 photos de mes dents sur ce blog.

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Pictures: Jean-Pierre.

SHOP THE LOOK

LEATHER JACKET: IRO PARIS

IRO PARIS GREY LEATHER JACKET

SWEATER: MAJE PARIS

MAJE JUMPER NAVY BLUE CUT OUT

BOOTS: MINELLI

BOOTS MINELLI NEGRI ZIP DORÉ

BOYFRIEND JEANS: BASH PARIS (Current collection, but not available on the eshop)

BAG : BOLLYWOOD BAZZAR : available in the Parisian boutique LE 77, 77 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris



Thank God, Sneakers are Back


November 18th, 2014
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1. Camille Over The Rainbow ; 2. Meet Me in Paree ; 3. Initials LA

I remember the time when going to the office with sneakers was a professional suicide.
When, on our way to work, we were exchanging our comfy Nike for high heels at the metro exit, and hiding it in our bag, waiting patiently to take them out 9h later on our way back home. When I would have rather loose a toe than go to a dinner wearing sneakers. Continue…


The Perfect Nursery Bag


November 17th, 2014

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Hello!
When you become a new mum, you can say goodbye to:
- your heels. Have you ever tried to fold a stroller with pumps?
- your jeans. Unless you are Doutzen Kroes and recovered your body 2 months after you gave birth. In this case please call me and tell me how you did.
- your pouches, which you used to stuff with the minimum: cigarets (I am French)-makeup-keys-wallet. Now, every time you get out of your house (yeaaaaaah), you take a whole pharmacy with you, and the equivalent of a Kid Department store, IN CASE baby pukes, IN CASE he is cold, IN CASE he pees 10 times and you run out of diapers.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any solutions for the 2 first points, but I can help for the bag: French maternity brand Seraphine sent me this nice nursery bag, with a cool design and a nice midnight color with golden details. It is super practical, (it comes with a changing mat), AND trendy…at least a bag that you don’t want to hide under the stroller! Continue…


25 Trendy Coats for Winter 2014-2015


November 16th, 2014

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The coat is the masterpiece of Winter: you wear it every day, it warms you up (secondarily, cause…who cares? as long as it has style :-) ); and it is a magic piece which, if you pick it well, gives you allure even when you wear your pyjamas under it to get a baguette on Sunday mornings.

For this last reason especially, because I am French and baguette is pretty goddamn important to me (but can be replaced by your Chai Latte in California, your bagel in NYC…) it is very important to pick the right coat.

For those who, like me, still hesitate, here is my selection of 25 trendy coats to shop for Winter 2014-2015: Continue…


Cookie’s Bazaar : original and unique gifts for kids


November 11th, 2014

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My baby boy Jules was born 3 months ago, and I realize now how I lacked originality for his first outfits and his toys.

His wardrobe comes from French brand “Petit Bateau” (super famous in France), his unique toy is Sophie la Girafe (also super common in France), and I still don’t have anything to decorate his room (for the simple reason that I am living between Paris and LA, but still…). Shameful, for the son of a shopping-addict. Some measures needed to be taken.

Then I remembered the new website of my friend Raphaële Steiner, who, unlike me, was very inspired by her pregnancy and created Cookie’s Bazaar, an online shop where she only distributes independent artisans, with handmade objects (decoration, fashion, toys…). The perfect place to look for original and unique presents!

Here is a selection of the treasures I found on Cookie’s Bazaar:

First, who is Cookie? It is Raphaële’s daughter, the adorable little girl on the pic above. Her parents nickname her like this because they want to eat her…cute!

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Today, a lot of brands ride the trend of handmade stuff, but Cookie’s Bazzar website really highlights each artisan, presenting them one by one in a dedicated category (Meet the Artisans).

Since the creation of Initials LA, I have been trying to promote young designers (Margaux Lonnberg, Stéphanie Vaillé, Bollywood Bazzar, Misiones, Mad in Love…), thats’s why I am 100% with Cookie’s Bazaar philosophy.

The website, launched in October 2014, gathers 11 artisans so far, in Fashion, Decoration, Toys and Accessories.

DECORATION

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My crush in this category is Daisy and Bump Art, for her colorful and cheerful paintings.

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The Best-Seller is the backpack from sac à dos Kocokids with its funny prints. For little girls, the hair accessories, in the shape of princesses or animals, from Little Magic Pieces are adorable.

TOYS

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Impossible to resist this Retro couple dolls from Alma Handmade!

Raphaële also created a Christmas category , with very inspirational gift and decoration ideas for Xmas.

Your holidays shopping can start now!

Je vous embrasse


Parisian Style


November 10th, 2014

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I am so happy to fit those jeans after 9 months of pregnancy (+ 3 months since I gave birth :-) ) !
If I had to pick only one outfit, it would be this one: boyfriend jeans (not really boyfriend anymore since I still have some kg to loose), an oversize blazer, a XXL hat.
To me, this is what people call the Parisian and French style, a mix of simplicity and casual elegance, with a touch of rock.

A very “Frenchie” shooting, with a bonus: my little Dude, who is turning 3 months today, posing with me:-) Continue…


Pink & Preppy


November 4th, 2014

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Bonjour!
J’ai trouvé cette écharpe Sonia Rykiel fushia dans un vidre-dressing à Paris, et même si sa couleur flashy fait presque mal aux yeux, j’ai trouvé qu’elle rafraîchissait le teint et donnait vraiment bonne mine.

Cela m’a donné envie de faire un look tout en rose, un défi pour moi qui porte très rarement de la couleur, et encore moins du rose, avec ce joli pull en cachemire COS offert pour mes 30 ans, et une jupe Isabel Marant.

Une tenue Preppy et Girly, inspirée des uniformes des collégiennes anglaises :-) Continue…


20 Trendy Shoes for Fall-Winter 2014/2015


November 2nd, 2014

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After the Indian Summer we had in France, it is finally time to get our feet warm, and shoppingwise, there is plenty of choice this winter!

So the eternal question is: what are the shoe trends this season?
Well, nothing really surprising, which is not a bad thing because what was a shoe trend now becomes a basic : the over-the-knee boots are hotter than ever, derbies are adorned with fringes, glitter, nots…rubber soles bring a punk-rock touch to our style.

Here is my selection of 20 trendy shoe styles to shop: Continue…