30 July 2010


Do you recognize all the women? A bit more difficult in the beginning but otherwise it's quite easy.

Which one do you prefer? I am very fond of Katharine Hepburn and Cate Blanchett... They look a bit the same. I also love Audrey Hepburn but maybe it's because she's born on the 4th of May like me? ;)

In any case, Megan Fox or the plastic barbie in the end aka Heidi Montag could easily disappear as far as I am concerned.

27 July 2010

Colour of the Day: Red

Lately I have been thinking about a real red lacquer for my nails. I have several colours but no red. Didn't seem to be me. Do you sometimes have that feeling? When you like something but you don't buy it because it's not you? Happens a lot to me with perfumes.

And red lacquer. I didn't feel feminine enough. I started with only with very light and natural colours. Beige, iridescent sand colour, white. White was the first one my mum bought me. I was 20 and I was going to start my internship at Louis Vuitton. You see I started late...

A couple of years later, I started to buy some brighter colours but put them only on my feet. It felt OK on the feet but not on the hands. It may have to do with my many years of horse riding not being very gentle on the hands. It may have to do with biting my nails when I was a kid. It may also have to do with the fact that I don't really like the shape and size of my nails. Anyway, I barely painted my nails until May this year.

One my nail polish is a grey one from the brand OPI. I love this brand, they have super funny names. This grey shade is called "You don't know Jacques?". Actually it started a couple of month before when I enjoy my sister's Xmas present: a manicure/pedicure. My first one. At 30, better late than never. I of course loved it. So when I was going to a wedding in may and was wearing a grey dress, I thought: why not a manicure with the grey polish? The result:

And the result of this? I loved it! In the beginning I was looking at my hands aaaall the time! And I started to think that OK, I don't have long pianist-like hands and nails but it's not so bad anyway...

And lately then, I've been thinking about a red, a real red, deep, elegant, parisian-like, femme fatale... all this. And I found it today, it was the last one: a sign!

Dragon from Chanel (OPI and Chanel are my two favourite brands).

I guess it could be not only the colour of the day but also, the colour of the summer. Look how it matches with my strawberries. Not more strwaberries at the time of writing, ate eeeeverything! It's so good, hahaha!

After eating the strawberries, I lacquered my nails. Both feet and hands. It's still a bit unusual but I looove it. Think I'm going to watch my hands quite a lot the next few days. ;)

Do you want to see the result?

23 July 2010

Mariage de bois

My brother and his lovely wife got married 5 years ago today. Time flies! Don't have any pics of their wedding here (blogging from the office, whoooo!) but here are a couple of us that I found of Facebook.

Etienne and me, not so old...

At our family summer house, I'm on the left, Etienne has the stripy T-shirt on the right. We must be something like 2 and 4. The girls are (some of) our cousins Priscilla (standing) and Marie.

And a couple of years later (last summer to be more precise) at (one of) our cousin's wedding. In pink, our sister Gratianne and in green, the lovely wife and mother of two precious beauties, Gaëlle.

Happy wedding anniversary! Here's to your 5 years! (five is supposed to be marriage of wood according to the omniscient Internet).

Black&White vs Colours

Been playing again... do you like it? For the design of my blog, I have in mind words like, classic, elegant, simple, timeless, Parisian, few lines, little colours...

So what happened? Well, I don't know exactly how I want that and while checking the new templates I found this background with I like a lot. So there you go! That will do for the summer and a couple of months. Until we change again.

What do you think?

22 July 2010


I love it when I find this kind of humor on websites. =)

19 July 2010

Nom nom nom

One year ago he looked like that. Who knows how much bigger he will be when I see him again in 4 weeks my mini youyou. *proud auntie*

Alexis eating his 1-year old Day cake

13 July 2010


I will never take the bus, tram, subway or any other way of transport to work again!

Edit: I am not implying anything with this, unfortunately not. I just think it's hilarious.

12 July 2010

No news = good news... or?

I wish the expression no news, good news was true in my case but unfortunately it's rather the contrary... Nothing life-threatening, no illnesses but a couple of sad and annoying things that don't make me feel like writing. Like my sister leaving Sweden, for good. We moved in together in our appartment so now it feel a bit empty... And all her decoration in the room which is now my bedroom is gone for instance. Very white and unpersonal, I have to work on it the next couple of weeks...

Some other bad news are job-related, with disappointing NOs, especially one... Well not much I can do anymore, need to get it together, gather strength, leave it behind and move on. There is something else for me out there and I need to keep strong enough to wait for it.

But don't worry, there's a couple of fun things as well. Like when I went and see Sex and the City 2 and had fun despite the bad critics (and Isa's advice :p), or the zumba class I discovered (+ the girls there). My new addiction for Robyn's last album can also be classified in the good things, I love it! (listening to Dancing on my own right now).

And my friends of course, my lovely friends that are always there for me. :)

04 July 2010

01 July 2010

Summer = easy

In the summer, everything feels easier. Even getting dressed. A dress + some shoes = you're ready to go. Or a top, some trousers and shoes. Ready to go! And you can still be elegant. Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist (whom I met 3 weeks ago in Barcelona, yes yes! I talked to him and he signed his book for me!) shows it very well in his blog. Look at these ladies.