The sweetest girl
Une chic. Une femme. Une appartement.
She is a fashion legend, a model, face of Chanel, a muse who inspired Karl for years, an owner of her own fashion label and a woman who breathed second (and very successful) life into Roger Vivier shoe company. Yes, she is Ines de la Fressange.
And this is her apartment. Unique and chic just like the woman who lives there. Not a sign of a typical Parisian grey. Instead we are greeted with a delightful and very feminine peony colours, a mix of modern and classic, Perspex and Victorian, art and kitsch and, of course, candles and a bunch of fresh flowers.
This is what I would definitely call “la vie en rose”. In every meaning of it..
Photo source: Red Magazine, March 2010
Weekend sign off
Elie Saab Couture Spring 2011
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Campaign
A freshly printed copy of La Redoute catalogue popped through the door as a sweet and cheerful reminder that spring is around the corner.
Browsing through pages is always exciting – I love picking clothes and accessories and trying to picture how I would add them to my existent wardrobe. La Redoute is a great and inexpensive way to get your daily basics that would look beautiful and chic. You just have to be selective.
If you like something, don’t rush into ordering it straight away though. Instead register on La Redoute website and they will make sure you get as many yummy discounts and promo codes throughout the season as only possible.
love the entire outfit on the left…
… and this pure wool cardigan… so lady-like…
… plus this white dress (click on the photo to see details)…
…and the white blazer… summer must-have…
… these looks are so D&G Spring 2010… for fraction of the price…
… adore the trousers… although have a feeling I’d have to wear them with 70s style platforms, both to create the right look and add some height and length to the silhouette…
…do you love these nude lace sandals on the right?…
… more white!… this time it’s a dress… the lace is so beautiful…
Photo source: personal
Ram VS Unicorn
If you love statement jewellery, fairy tales or born as Aries, then one of these gorgeous babies should definitely grace your finger! Created by London-based jewellery designer Leila Kashanipour, the 22-carat gold silver Unicorn or Ram can become your new lucky charms.
There are only a few left, so if you love them, don’t wait too long or they may go and live with somebody else.
To see more images of each ring or to place an order, click on the pictures or their names above. To view full selection of rings, click here.
Weekend sign off
Every girl deserves a little moment of me time in weekend. To relax with a romantic book, flick through the pages of a fashion magazine, watch a romantic movie or have a bubble bath.
Simply because she is a girl. And every girl deserves to be spoilt a little.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Main photo source: Jamie Nelsen
Louis Vuitton Cruise Spring 2011
Winter skincare must-haves
Donna Karan Spring 2011 Campaign
Fairy Tales and beautiful brides
Miracle workout. Story continues…
Weekend sign-off and a cup of English tea
Saturday morning. Vanilla sky with a hint of dusty blue hues. Early birds are welcoming a new day with a newly created melody. It’s quite chilly indoors, so a touch of heating is a must.
I wrap myself in my favourite soft mint green cosy blanket and head off to the kitchen to feed Oscar and make a a cup of so-very-English white tea that always, always tastes like toffee.
There are just as many recipes for making a perfect cup of tea as there are people in England. Every family has its own tradition of tea making. Of course, ideally, you use a fine bone china pot that you warm up first and then fill with loose tea leaves, about 1tsp per cup, and enough boiling water to have enough for all the tea lovers in a household, let it brew for 3 minutes and pour into beautiful porcelain feathery-light cups.
You add a drop of milk that creates a beautiful cloud and some sugar, or, even better, in a lady-like manner, white sugar cubes. Not exactly a Japanese tea ceremony, but nevertheless it is very beautiful, classy and gives you all the peacefulness you deserve.
This morning I am in my PJs and don’t want a tiny cup and saucer. I want a mug I can hug while curling up on a sofa. So I stick a PG Tips tea bag in my favourite bucket-size cup, brew it until my tea looks like a very dark amber, add a splash of milk and enjoy the results of my labour feeling blissfully happy.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Picture via HiddenEden
Sasha Pivovarova for Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2011
Here comes the bride
Some inspiration for brides-to-be. These looks are so gorgeous, young, fresh, innocent and yet sexy. And the best thing about these dresses? They don’t have to be just for your wedding – this kind of beauty doesn’t have to be boxed away. These treasures can be worn so many times for so many occasions!
I choose Lanvin dress, veil with a bow and delightful bouquet of ranunculus. What about you?
Small… but perfectly formed
There’s this thing about good hotels – they are designed and decorated by people who have the skills, eye for detail and talent. That is why I find hotel rooms very inspirational. They are not just beautiful. The space is used with such a wonderful precision that even the tiniest room can accommodate your entire life, from an office desk, comfortable sofa and breakfast area to a luxurious bed available in all kinds of bed sizes to make your nights as dreamy as possible. And then there are gorgeous colour schemes, too.
I found these photo here and couldn’t help saving them in my inspiration file. Just in case, you know…