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First off, I’m sorry for my sudden disappearance. I’m still alive and in good health and mood, thank you. :) Actually I’d have to blame WordPress for making this absence longer, because prior to my departure to Paris (you might have noticed I was there through my Instagram), I had 3 posts ready to publish – THREE!! – and Worpress just ‘puff!’ made them disappear, when I was so proud of my blogger manners…

Anyway, we’ll get back on track soon. The last weeks have been a bit hectic with a sudden new job, classes, friends and a general effort to get my life back on track – you can’t imagine how much I love to curse days for being only 24h long! – so I haven’t been able to prepare anything to update the blog. I have plenty of stuff in line, though. Stay tunned! ;)

Last Friday night, me and my friend F. were talking about boys (like all girls do), and I was telling her how handsome french men are, till we reach the conclusion that Christmas is the most lovely time of the year for many reasons but also to watch TV (odd course of thoughts, I know). Why? Because the loooong breaks between any show are filled with fragrance commercials, with gorgeous men and women for us to droll over. Futile approach? Definitely, but who doesn’t love beautiful things?!

Yet, I don’t watch TV. So, to be quite honest, I don’t really indulge in those fragrance crushes that much, though I love them like I told you before in here. I’d rather immerse myself in the pages of my worst addiction – magazines. And as I was reading MIXT(E), I came across a note on Chlóe‘s new fragrance Love Story, I flirted with at the airport Duty-Free shop yet decided to resist to…

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Guess what? Clémence Poésy is the face of the new fragrance. Poésy, one of my biggest girl crushes (I’m not only fond of french men, I am also a big fan of french women)!! How can I resist this?? Not to mention I am already sold to Chlóe anyway… (I wear Love, Chloé Eau Florale). However, I really do need a new bottle anyway, so this might’ve just become a powerful argument… (Damn, I am so easy!)

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Besides Clémence, the commercial was directed by the also very lovely Mélanie Laurent, and is super sweet, sexy and fun. Poésy impersonates that dangerous type of woman I just love (and probably of lot of man and women do too): youthful, fun, open, sexy and innocent at the same time, graceful with a hint of mystery, and full of that carefree vibe…

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Feel free to check the video bellow and inspired by the music of the also wonderful Vanessa Paradis (I’m still mad at Johnny Depp for leaving her – and I adore Johnny Depp) fall in love, just like I did.

P.S.: Who wouldn’t love to start a love story like this?? Oh, l’amour… ;)

Yesterday, as I was cruising SOLESTRUCK – the online almost equivalent of a treasure hunt (most models there are what I call the beasts of the beauties) – I came across something that simultaneously filled me with joy and guilt: the collaboration between the super awesome Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller and SUPERGA, the Italian version of the Vespa in footwear.

Why the guilt? Because where the hell was I when the collection was launched back in July?? Shame on you, girl! Why the joy? Because I’ve been meaning to buy a pair for awhile. However I was way too inclined to the white ones, which is just silly because I already have 3 pairs of white trainers. Turns out the powder pink satin ones Leandra came up with are just the ultimate perfection, balancing graciously femininity and coolness. The bright side of old news like these? They are now on sale! YAY! :D

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Ph. SUPERGA x The Man Repeller

The video is also very nice, very ‘Leandra’, with the quirky her outfits (attention – I ADORE her style!) and funny expressions.  :) They come in army green, light blue, yellow (looove) and black. Oh and printed. Read more about the collaboration in here and feel free to watch the video bellow. :)

I’ve heard about Polyvore a long time ago. I figured it would be one more place where my time would get lost again and again as soon as I subscribed. I’ve even been invited by ModCloth (a vintage inspired online store – super cute!) to enter some contest through the site, but I got so swamped with work at the time I couldn’t make it. So, I’ve postponed that relationship up until very recently. Up until it suddenly became – who knew?! – a work tool! :D How funny (and convenient) is that , ah? ;)

This set was a proposal for an exercise at the Image Consulting course I’m taking where we’d have to incorporate some ‘no-way’ options to an assigned colleague (for starters, before we get to the ‘real’ people). Raquel is a cute and ambitious 24 years old girl. She’s a fan of things more romantic and girly. However, she doesn’t like black & white combinations, or red & black for that matter, so I decided to address both issues at the same time and came up with this:

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//  VINCE Shirt, ACNE Skirt, MAJE Coat, SAINT LAURENT Clutch, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Shoes, TORY BURCH Rings, ELIZABETH AND JAMES Bracelet, MARC by MARC JACOBS Earrings, YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick  (All links available via Polyvore)

The whole outfit intends to be (and is) very feminine, with the silk blouse, girly full skirt (that I love) and T-strap (gorgeous) pumps – why burgundy? Because it is a rich but discreet off-shade of red (and because things are much more interesting when they’re not too matchy-matchy). The hearts add the romantic yet fun touch, as the minimalistic golden jewelry stands for sophistication along with the timeless and fabulous red lipstick. The final touch comes with the grey coat – this one my personal touch (and reproved by Raquel, though I still stand by my choice!) – in a more androgynous silhouette, to wear over the shoulders, and tune down the lady wow-ness, yet tune up the general coolness and that unexpected flair I adore. Hope you liked it. :)

Feel free to check all my set here.
Enjoy your sunday night and have yourself a very nice week! :)

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Ph. via Pinterest and ASOS // 1. ASOS Grey Marl Braid Felt Fedora Hat, 28,57€   2. CHRISTY’S Safari Wool Felt Hat, 64,29€   3. RIVER ISLAND Oversize Felt Fedora Hat, 40€   4. CATARZI Classic Fedora Hat (via ASOS), 50€   5. ASOS Felt Fedora Hat w/ Wide Brand, 28,57€   6. CATARZI Classic Fedora Hat (via ASOS), 42,86€

There’s an instant flair given by a hat to the most plain outfit. Yet, most people don’t wear hats anymore and that’s a shame. Besides its practical purpose – did you know that most of our body heat escapes through our extremities, namely our head? – it is an accent that gives extra points in attitude to its user.

There are plenty of types of hats (live and learn! ;) ), but my personal favorite, as seen above, is the fedora – the wide brim fedora. And while I can’t treat myself with a Borsalino or perhaps go shop at Maison Michel, these will have to do. I have a black one from H&M and a burgundy one from PARFOIS, but I wouldn’t mind adding a few more to the list. After all, I am not a big fan of umbrellas, and I’ll have to protect my platinum locks from the rain anyway. Isn’t Fall the perfect season to have fun with Fashion and dress up? I think it is.

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend! :D

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ISABEL MARANT Amelia leather and suede sandals, 570€ (via Net-A-Porter)

Although I am still faithful to the idea of the previous post (worthy cravings, because my money is too valuable to be spent unwisely), like I said, sometimes I come across one crush or another. When those crushes – hence the tittle of the post – (that happen to be quite reasonable because these are just perfect for me – good, comfortable, dressy & casual at the same time…) get a little (LOT) out of my budget I ache inside. It’s a pity. Though I don’t thing I’d be able to spend more than 500€ in a pair of shoes at this moment in my life. Yet, I believe in the power of dreams and stubbornness so I’m sure these babies will someday find their way to my feet. Oh yes they will! :) ;)

What about you? Any ‘minor’ unhealthy cravings these days? Tell me all about it! :D

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1. ZARA Shoes, 49,95€    2. DOGEARED 3 Pack Gold-Plated Karma Rings, 77,14€   3. OYSHO Lace Body, 25,99€    4. ASOS Sleveless White Shirt, 28,57€    5. ALDO Leopard Slip On Trainers, 85,72€    6. COS Cashmere Scarf, 69€    7. MANGO Chelsea Boots, 79,99€    8. ZARA Hooded Cape, 79,95€

The older I get the less likely I am to get influenced by trends. I know what I like, I know what works for me and I’ve come to a point in my life where my money is too valuable to be spent recklessly. So I only invest in things I need or at least know I will wear until they fall apart (ok, every now and then I come across a crush and I get off the rails). I prefer classics with better materials (that figure in my ‘eternal’ wishlist) – like the leather boots, the white shirt (never too many…), the blucher shoes, the cashmere scarf, the gold plated rings; and things a little less ‘classic’ – like the trainers and cape – but with a bit of an edge and fun factor. And the sexy thing, of course (because one has to feel good from the inside) – the lace body, I can easily picture with a nice pair of boyfriend jeans, a blazer and trainers for a casual & comfortable feel or a pair of stilettos for a cool femme fatale vibe. ;) Easy.

Have a nice week! :)

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Ph. Lykke Li x & Other Stories 

We all know by now I have a huge crush on Lykke Li… so, let’s skip that part and focus on the collaboration thing here (moment for childish bumping up and down and hysteric “yay’s”). The news broke back in March (I was probably living on the Moon because up until two days ago I was completely unaware of this) and now, the first pictures and film (bellow) were released.

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I am super excited. I love her style, in and off-stage, not only because she’s highly charismatic, but also due to her strong masculine aesthetics, yet still somehow feminine – a delicate balance I’m always intrigued about and fascinated for (more on androgyny here). I like the good materials, the black, the leather, the clean lines and timeless pieces. I am aware I won’t probably be lucky enough to reach any of them, but who cares? It’s great to know they’re out there anyway. :)

Related readings:
>>  Lykke Li Crafts a Story  //  Interview Magazine
>>  First Look: Lykke Li for & Other Stories  //  VOGUE UK

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