Jack Meets Kate

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If you follow the blog, you know I am obsessed with minimal, rock and edgy style. And ever since I moved to California, I had a lot of difficulties to find designers meeting these expectations; that’s why I mostly stick with the same French designers.

And then, last December, I was approached by the LA-based brand Jack Meet Kate. One look on their Instagram and I was sincerely in love with their collection. How can I explain it simply: it mixes with perfection androgynous, rock and glamorous style. Continue reading

YOYO

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This week’s outfit was shot on a little square in Silver Lake, one of the only districts in LA with some European soul, little cafes, restaurants, vintage or designers shops, all in walking distance. As you can imagine, coming from Paris, I feel in my element here.

My outfit, now: I’ve been talking over and over about wearing white in Winter, and white jeans are the easy solution; mine are from Isabel Marant, they are currently on sales for more than 50% off at Barney’s; because I always need to contrast something tight with something oversize, I am wearing it with a giant knit sweater from Iro Paris.

But the main accessory of this outfit is Jules’s new YOYO Babyzen stroller. I love its modern design, its light weight, its comfort….but overall its amazing compactness! This stroller folds and unfolds very easily and it fits in the trunk of my Fiat 500 in a snap! Continue reading

Be #ReadyLA

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A few weeks ago, I was talking about an earthquake I felt during my pregnancy, in April 2014. It was my first year in Los Angeles, and even if it was a relatively small one, it totally freaked me out!

When telling this story to a friend, she told me about an emergency pack she keeps at home in case of a natural disaster. At first, I thought she was being dramatic, so I asked more people, mostly people who were born and raised in California, and have been through a few natural disasters like earthquakes, wild fires and flooding. Everyone told me the same thing : that, I should have an emergency kit at home, as well as an emergency plan and a meeting point with my family.

It’s not about living in fear, it’s about being prepared, because indeed California could face a natural disaster at anytime, and there are a few things you need to do and know in case it happens. Especially when you have a baby and a family, like me. I encourage you to check out the webiste www.readyla.org, created by the Los Angeles County Emergency Management Department, to be 100% informed on disaster prepareness. Thanks to this website, I found all the information to build my emergency kit (which I had no clue what it even was before) and create my emergency plan…

It felt a little bit like I was in the Walking Dead, packing my survival backpack in case of a zombie apocalypse, but since I am a fan of the series, I had a lot of fun doing it, and I am pretty sure Jules loved it too! Continue reading

The sweater

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El Nino is finally striking Los Angeles, and even if it really sucks to be stuck during hours in my car because people, here, are loosing it and can’t drive as soon as it rains, the silver lining is that I get to wear my winter clothes. Continue reading

NYE

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Here we go, this is the last outfit I will post in 2015; and the theme is obviously…New Year’s Eve. Since I’ve been back in LA, I’ve been trying to be a little more feminine according to the Californian standards, because my vision of being sexy as a French woman completely differs from the Los Angeles style. So this is the most girly, glamorous and sexy I can do without feeling like a Hollywood bimbo, with a black lace dress from the French brand Sandro, subtly sexy with its opening in the back.  Add a rock’n roll touch with this cool biker jacket from the LA-designer Jack Meets Kate, and I am ready to ring in 2016. Continue reading

Ditto Eyewear

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Sunglasses are one of my favorite accessories. Those days when everything goes wrong, especially the way I look, they help me save face (literally) more than once! But yes, sunglasses are a budget, that’s why I try to buy only one pair a year. Every time, it’s an endless dilemma because I am torn between 4 or 5 different models.

Then, last month, I was contacted by www.ditto.com, the “Netflix” of sunglasses which gives the subscribers endless eyewear to enjoy (sunglasses + prescription glasses) starting at $24/month. Pick any designer pair, receive it at home, then swap them for a new pair any time you want. And today, I give you the opportunity to get your first month FREE with the code INITIALSLA.  Continue reading

Jenni Jane Paris

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Hey guys!
As promised last week, I will start talking more about my life in LA on the blog: the places I go to, the people I meet…and this week, I’d like to talk about a very cool designer, which mixes the LA vibes with the Parisian soul: Jenni Jane. Continue reading

L.A. Girl

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Some looks are shot just for the blog (yes, I swear): holiday styles, outfits where we are freezing in a little dress in December, looks where we feature new pieces we receive from brands. And there are the every day outfits. Those are not the most “wow”, but at least they are real. This one for instance, with a long coat, a white knit sweater and jeans. Basic, right? Well, guess what, that’s how I dress almost every day…sometimes with sneakers instead of the boots to be entirely true…but hey, comfy can be trendy sometimes, right?

PS: did you notice my new travel coffee mug, THE must-have of all Californian girls? I am becoming so L.A.! Continue reading