Sunday morning are the best !
February 19, 2012
H&M announced in late november its collaboration with the Italian House, Marni. Succeeding to the colourful and sexy collection designed by Donatella Versace herself, the Swedish giant of ready-to-wear takes a 180° turn by working with Consuelo Castiglioni, founder and Creative Director of Marni.
I've noticed that collaborations between H&M and fashion Houses have become highly anticipated ones over the past few years. Therefore, H&M has found a great way to provide us trendy outfits at a reasonnable price, working with the best designers of our time.
But it would be a lie to say that these various collections are flawless. Indeed, if the prices are that low, it is often because the fabrics used are poor-quality ones. I hope that we won't be disappointed once we arrive in front of the shelves on March 8th.
The collection designed by Consuelo looks very playful and elegant. Sticking to its own path, Marni has revealed the full extent of its wealth by offering clothing with incredibly graphic prints. The use of colour is also really important in this collection, as well as the little contrasting details for which the label is renowned.
There are 18 days left until the collection is available worldwide and I've already put a few items on my wish-list. Overall, I am very excited about this collaboration because it seems very promising.
What are your thoughts about it ? Will you get anything from this collection ?
February 16, 2012
Jacket - Vintage
Sweater - COS
Backpack - COS
Watch - Michael Kors
Shoes - Prada
Paris is one of those huge cities full with unexpected places.
Being born here, I know the city quiet well. However, I still discover every month, every week and every day, places of paradise. Whether it's narrow streets which are the legacy of the old Paris (before Haussmann), parks with hundreds of flower species or the steps of a neglicted church ; it's always nice to find hidden places, far away from Paris' bustle and its many tourists.
February 7, 2012
What's going on with the thermometer ?
Temperatures literally dropped down on Saturday, offering us on Sunday morning a cotton-ish landscape made of an immaculate white. Snow has finally appeared ! A bit late though, I grant you.
Gloves, hats and scarves are therefore required to avoid dying frozen.. In order to keep myself warm, I turned into a giant mille-feuille, wearing several layers of clothes. How hard is it to stay stylish when the thermometer reads - 10 !
Anyways, I feel like whenever it snows in Paris, it just shows its true beauty. Not that I don't find Paris attractive during summer-time, but everything's just so magical. The moment it starts snowing I'm always like a little child, amazed by things that I don't bother to look at usually.
Does snow have the same effect on you ? X
Coat - YOAHM
T-shirt - Givenchy
Shoes - Prada
Backpack - COS
February 4, 2012
I've been thinking about changing my blog's name to Prada is my boyfriend, because I feel like every single article is a tribute to Miuccia's work.. Just kidding !
Sorry if you guys are fed up with me raving about Prada, but it has come to the point where I'm literally obsessed. Trough the lens of Steven Meisel, this ad embodies the idea of power and positivism, brought by the attitudes of the models and the colourful clothes they're wearing. This is just brilliant.
February 3, 2012
Since it's early Feb, they didn't have the whole collection but only a few pieces from the runway. The cuts, the combination of colours, the fabrics, the patterns... everything was so gorgeous. Even though I was quiet sceptical when I first saw the show a few months back, I have to admit that it looked fabulous in person.
But not anyone can wear these since they're such statement pieces. Indeed, the items I went trough seemed really hard to pull off everyday. The salesman told my that they just had a very small amount of the runway products since it's so difficult to sell. I ended up taking a nude and yellow shirt embellished with studs. In my opininon this shirt is like the equivalent of the banana printed Prada's shirt from last year meanning it's a statement piece but it's still wearable on a daily basis.
Hope you like it as much as I do! X
January 28, 2012
It's been literally weeks since I had not spent an evening as fun as this one ! As you can imagine, I have a lot of work so I don't have much time to see most of my friends. But when I do, I like to do things right. I thought that this Saturday night was the perfect time for me to ask my friends to come over at my place, I promised them a Christmas dinner ! Well, I know that it's January 28th but better late than never, right ? On the menu, toasts with foie-gras as an apetizer. Followed by a turkey seasoned with mustard sauce and pickled onions. A pure delight. We really had a great time, sharing memories and laughing out loud. I went throught tough times these past few weeks, and my social life has been undoubtedly reduced..that is to say quasi-nonexistent. This evening gave me strenght in a way that I feel like it allowed me to re-charge my batteries.
I'm really blessed to have such loving and caring friends and I'll cherish our friendship for ever.
January 27, 2012
Say hello to my new babies !
These are some Prada shoes from the winter collection. I had the choice between a few combinations of colours but I finally chose these ones because I feel like blue is the new black. For a couple of weeks now, I've really been into blue, I have no idea why. I'm craving for blue things just like a pregnant woman would crave for strawberries, it's insane ! As for the price I would say that they weren't cheap but in my opinion it's totally worth it for the quality, the phenomenal craftsmanship.
Do you like them ? What's your latest purchase ?
My school is very close to the Café de Flore. Having a cup of tea there when I'm done with my courses is definitely one of my favourite things to do. If you ever have the chance to stop by, do so, because according to me it's the best remedy to disconnect from reality. Works every time !
I also bought the Vogue issue of February and I have a couple things to say about it. Even though I'm not a big fan of the cover, I must say that the shooting in Las Vegas is absolutely incredible, and the interviews of Daria and Marc Jacobs truly inspiring.