Just because…

  • I very much love Paris and I recently heard a story about the locks (well, it is a sad one, but I like to think that when you are on the Port des Arts and put a lock there, you are full of illusions and quite beautiful feelings);
  • I like Garance Dore (she is so virtual charismatic and her writing always make me laugh) and last but not least
  • I am totally a SATC fan!

I thought sharing with you today this rebel romance editorial is not such a bad idea. Yes, right in the middle of the week, wink!

Ok, ok, I admit it! I just could not resist these amazing gowns SJP is wearing in this Big&Carrie editorial!

So, in the first image, she wears an amazing Nina Ricci silk-satin dress and shoes (do you remember my mint obsession? well, this is a dream gown for me – Santa will totally be broke after he brings my gift! so if you have a wish-list for him, just forget about it :D) and Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière necklace.

The second is a Versace chiffon dress matched with Manolo Blahnik heels – Carrie’s obsession and this reminds me of the party where she had to leave her Manolo sandals at the door and somebody stole them.

Lanvin banded washed-silk evening dress and gloves in the third picture are not very bad!

And the last, but my second favorite after the mint Nina Ricci is this lovely burgundy Marchesa satin-organza dress (the pumps are Christian Louboutin). So, Santa, if you think that the mint gown is not for me, you can bring me the Marchesa, I won’t be too upset, just a little bit…

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Mademoiselle

Mademoiselle

When I saw this image of Jane from Sea of Shoes, I was sure that this is the autumn sublime mood for me! Not only that lace vintage dress of hers and that romantic flower coronet, but the fur vest is one of my favorite cold season piece!

So, in the second image is my attempt to somehow “re-make” her mademoiselle splendid look!

Here is the list of the pieces I choose: cotton lace dress by Chloe, Hunter boots, Lanvin clutch, Yves Saint Laurent gold plated ring; fur vest by Hockley, Isabel Marant long gloves, Monsoon wool hat.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mint

This is a post for women only (as if there are a lot of men reading my blog :D)! I warned you, you can not say afterward I did not …  I want to speak today about colors. Even with the fashion week here, with the new fall appearances and fashion designers’ new pieces of art, I did not have time for it, I was just too deep into the touch of green and red and wondered if red and yellow go together on the walls of my new house. But it is almost over. I have never thought it is so difficult! Believe me, the three times changing in the morning before deciding what to wear is such an insignificant thing! And I was not alone!

I decided to start with this beautiful Christina Murphy (source here) bedroom because after this last month, I decided to transform my blog into a home design blog ;)! Nooooo! Just kidding, wink.

After studying different options for the bedroom’s color, finally, I decided (well, not by myself):P to stick to a great love: green. My opinion, as a colors great “connoisseur”, not! is that there are two categories of green: yellow-green and  blue-green.  I was always more into blue-green/turquoise and trying to decide, all of a sudden I remembered to have read on Rachel’s blog  about the “mint”. Yeah, the mint! Insane beautiful color! It really draw my attention a couple of months ago in London when I could not decide what  Hunter  boots color to buy – eventually I choose  green  (a darker mint, wink) over red…

So, I decided to choose some mint outfits that I saw during the fashion week (I lied earlier about not having time for it :D).

Look what Carolina Herrera chose for the SS2012 collection! Just adore both the casual blouse and the scarf!And pay attention! I almost never wear blouses! I always preferred shirt and vest or knitwear dresses over blouses! (source here)

This Carolina Hererra’s dress is for me the example of beautiful simplicity and genuineness! (source here)

Diane von Furstenberg chose to match the mint shirt with light gray coat and mustard pants. Just perfect. I think Ada will love the snake clutch! 😉 (souce here)

Another Diane von Furstenberg outfit! I love the casual tank look!

Rochas sparkling gown! (source here)

Even if Lanvin had a thing for black, I found some beautiful colored and silky dresses. (source here)

But Chanel pieces of art could not miss! (source here)

Feathers, pearls belt and silvery with mint embroideries gown!OMG!

This coat looks so cozy and chic and the pearls replace the buttons! Isn’t this a miracle of Karl Lagerfeld!?

After a shallow look, I may say that Burberry SS 2012 was the best collection! But I will come back with other impressions now that the house is almost over :D!

Little Red Dress

I have to accept that a little black dress in every girl’s wardrobe is necessary and yes, I know I did not say something new.  Even though I am not the biggest fan of the black, I do think that the outfit of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of the most stylish, classic and chic looks in the fashion world. Simple, but so indisputable beautiful that does not fade with the years (more about Audrey here).

Nonetheless, after having purchased my little black dress (NOT :P, but I have a green one, a purple one, etc), I  must get to the next level. And for me such level is the little red dress. Intense, strong and full of passion red!

I know you have already recognized the Alexander McQueen gown below.  The cream tulle top with black embroidery is one of his unique marks and matched with the Scottish detail gets more astonishing. Don’t you think?

This tulle Givenchy gown has its charm due to this simple but chic scarf (details here and here). And of course, the color is to die for… this is the red I was talking about.

What do you think about this Lanvin flounced tent dress from the Fall Collection 2006  (more details here). It is so girlish!

I found two more red dresses that I really like, but did not quite found the designer. Can anyone help me?

Inspired by this lovely editorial with Maryna Linchuk, originally published with Vogue Germany in October 2006.

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!