Did I tell you that…

I have a new favorite t-shirt? Hmmm…it is the kind of t-shirt that you irremediable fall in love with and that you never want to take it off  (well, I do not sleep in it) because it matches every skirt, jeans or pants.

My friend who owns the most ingenious business I have ever heard of, a kite business (and believe me pulling the kite is a very entertaining activity – you can find her here), bought me a special and, of course, ingenious t-shirt from Zara. I do like the Fall collection of Zara’s t-shirts, they are nice and full of  personality.

But let me show you why my new t-shirt is a special one 😉 :

It’s about a girl, Madamme Chic, that has a fashion blog. Isn’t it a fabulous present? Aaaaa…Don’t mind my little cat paw on the collar.

I just love it!

Sparkling

Moët & Chandon is  a French winery and a worldwide known champagne house, established in 1973 by Claude Moët. We can say that this is a royal champagne because the business with sparkling wine started with Madame de Pompadour, who supplied the Royal Court of King Louis XV with Moët champagne.

Also, in honor of Napoleon, Moët dedicated its Brut Imperial to him and nowadays, company holds a royal warrant to supply champagne to Elizabeth II.

Beside the sparkling wonder, I just love that since 2009,  Scarlett Johansson, one of my favorite actresses, has been the ambassador of Moët & Chandon. And I have wanted to share the advertising campaign even since January 2011, but I though that it will be more appreciated after a while, like the wine that gets better with age, wink.

What about this blue vintage gown and the red lipstick?

All the three visuals feature Johansson at Trianon, an impressive residence built by Jean-Rémy’s Moët on the Moët & Chandon Estate in France. The photos were taken by British photographer Tim Walker (source here and here).

I’m a Star!

Everybody, here is the proof that over the night I became a star :). I was drinking my coffee in the morning when an old college mate told me that she has seen my picture in Joy magazine. I have almost forgotten that one month ago, I answered a couple of questions about bikes and sent some pictures of me and my bicycle to a girl working at Bolero or Joy magazine.

So, I am an international in Amsterdam (the magazine says)! 😉

The Big Return

I am more an earrings girl than a necklace one. I like big colored hanging earrings to match my round face.  And I think wearing such earrings with a necklace is too much. Almost all the time I choose earring to necklaces. “Less is more“, remember?

But today the necklaces will show their big return! 😀

Wrapped Rhinestone Necklace – “Vera Wang presents feminine sparkle—with a side of chaos. Emerald-colored green rhinestones accent at tangled web of gunmetal links and beads. Get your fix of glamour, while retaining your unique edge.”

Green, my forever favorite color! I can not decide what I like most: the gunmetal or the few green beads! Oh, well…:P

Multi-Bead Necklace by Stephen Dweck – “Ideal for accenting Fall’s deep gem-tone color story, this necklace features a contemporary, chaotic construction of multiple cool-hued beads and differing chains.

Large Link Necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane – “Enhance the deep claret red and bordeaux color palette of the season with this Kenneth Jay Lane coral and gold-plated necklace. Fill a scoop neckline and illuminate your face with this glitzy bauble, just be sure to wear hair upswept.”

I like the color of this necklace! And because Fall is the season for  beige and brown, I think this orange necklace will make wonders and brighten our wardrobe.

Wood & Pearl Ribbon Necklace by Lanvin – “Alber Elbaz offers an accessory to fill the necklines of pieces both neutral and vibrant from the Lanvin Spring 2011 collection. This combination of signature touches—pearls, grosgrain, knots—and new baubles results in dark, uncommon glamour.”

I just love the ribbon, whether it is on a dress or a jewel. It is so girlish and yet so hot. Do you remember your dresses that your mother bought when you were a child? I think all my dresses had ribbon, but I was very proud to wear them.

Layered Crystal-Chain Necklace – “This Vera Wang necklace presents feminine sparkle—with a dark side. A chain-shaped bib is packed with pave black crystals, backed by signature wrapped chains. Use this necklace to fill deep necklines on dramatic looks, or add a chaotic splash to basic tops and tees.”

I think this necklace is perfect for some smokey eyes and a red strapless gown!Don’t you?

Lapis Pendant Necklace by Paige Novick – “An eye-catching lapis pendant is enriched by is golden surroundings, infusing your look with a majestic accent. With two chains, you get the both of best worlds—a short chain to fill scoop necklines and a long chain to drape down over high and boat necklines.”

Do you have blue eyes? No? It is ok because you can choose a blue clutch to match the splendid necklace :D. I like that you can wear it as a long necklace when dressed more casual (e.g. flats, white dress), but you can always take it with a smart gown!

Knotted Chain Necklace – “This Robert Rodriguez necklace ties itself in knots—so you don’t have to. When you’re looking for the perfect statement piece to cap off your look with a touch of chaos, choose this one-of-a-kind creation.”

Fed up with the gold era of the 90s, starting with faculty I left all my gold jewels at home and started to wear only silver jewels and though: “I will never wear gold or any other related accessories!”. But never say never! This year it was the first to discover that I like golden jewels and this particularly chain necklace I adore!

Multicolor Skull Necklace – “You wear Pamela Love pieces because they are unlike any other jewelry out there. With subtly dark allure and a whisper of whimsy, this multicolored skull necklace is a conversation-starter.”

This necklace is for my friend, Co, that loves skulls on shoes, on bags or jewels!

Quirky Couple

Does anybody like the negative characters in a movie? I was never a fan of those characters. I was always in love with the good ones. Therefore, I discovered Helena Bonham Carter (part of the quirky couple that I want to show you) very late. It was the Harry Potter series where she was playing, of course, a negative character , Bellatrix Lestrange, a pure blood witch that become a Death Eater after graduating Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and who was fanatically loyal to Lord Voldemort.

But enough with Harry Potter stories, let’s get back to my point :D.

So, because I have discovered the fiction too late (two years ago), I did not watch this type of movies. But now I have plenty of time to recover. And I am sure that the cinema-goers would say the Tim Burton‘s (Tim is Helena’s husband and the second part of the quirky couple) movies are a good start. Tim Burton is described as somber, bizarre, imaginative and brilliant, with an absolute and consuming passion for imagery (most of the time macabre fantasy), full of dark sense of humor.

Now what do you think about this gorgeous and fantastic fashion editorial published in Vogue UK in 2008 named “Tales of the Unexpected“? (here)

ISME

I told you before that it was my birthday these days, so I want to share with you all the fashion presents that I received!

A green leather tote  Musette – it is just perfect and the color is to die for 😉 (you can also admire it here)

And it is also perfect for my bicycle basket – violet and green!

Retro pair of sunglasses Ray Ban – white with orange (a good match for my new color of hair :D).

A Steve Madden wedges to match

my beautiful earrings from my friend that has a lot of talent – Nanoo-handmade (if you will visit her facebook page, you will surely want something; look at the amazing teapots).

Super smart and chic Fiorelli clutch to go to parties (I did not find the camel version, but mine is camel so it is perfect for the fall to come)

A pair of pantyhose from London.

A book to understand the fashion as if fashion can be understood. 😛 But the most dear part of this book is the fist page where my friend wished me to become a fashion critic 😉 This is big!

Thanks, my dear, dear friends! 😉

“Beautiful Little Fools”

I watched today “The Great Gatsby” (1974 with Robert Redford/Jay Gatsby and Mia Farrow/Daisy Buchanan) for the second time. I have to say that I saw a brand new movie this time. It is not just the love story of a rich girl and a poor boy, the culture and time difference that lead to separation and drama, but it has history in it, America’s history, right before the Great Depression (the action takes place in 1922).

I have always wanted to attend a party in a low-waisted dress with fullness at the hemline, a matched headband, long pearls strand and to dance Charleston (or something close to that :D) just like in the 20s.  But it’s never too late for such a party, isn’t it?

However, I don’t think I would choose feathers for my headband as Tom’s girl from the city did.

I just adore the hats that Daisy and her friend, Jordan, wore during the movie. Actually, the 20s are well-known for their diversity in matter of hats because the designers sought inspiration from Egypt, China, Japan and Russia. Hence, women were wearing different types of hats like turbans, toques, kokoshniks .

What do you think about Daisy’s lavender hat?

In order to fit under the popular hats of 1920s, women “bobbed” or cut their hair short and this was considered a radical move at the beginning, but the 20s was the decade in which women first liberated themselves from constricting fashions and began to wear more comfortable and bold clothes.

I think this is the most glamorous look of Daisy of the movie. She is ravishing.

It seems like Ralph Lauren was the designer who created all men’s wardrobe in this movie and this brought  him a lot of fame.

I know you like the car, but what about Jay’s wardrobe? I have to say that the imagine of the actor, as Scott Fitzgerald would have wanted (a true gentleman), was very well underlined by Ralph Lauren’s clothes.

The pink costume is my favorite because it is unconventional and because emphasizes the difference between the old conventional aristocracy of the country’s richest families (Tom wears a light grey suit) and the  newly minted millionaires of the 20s (Jay Gatsby). “An Oxford man? Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit!” 😀