Fall is here. Time to embrace the new season. As I’m writing this, I am burning a chocolate scented candle. Morning felt crisp today as I ventured out to do some zumba out at the park. The season to start pulling out scarves. Remembering how to roll them up fashionably, again.
I had art exhibition. It was a lot of fun seeing people look at my art. Right now I’m looking for new influences. Dresses are a bit passé, I’d like to do more city skylines. I started with my Brooklyn Bridge – in red. Chic and shock, what else would I do?
Forever 21 dress
Arden hair bow
The Little Champlain quarter is where all the art action happens in Quebec City. Last Saturday they hosted a Gallery Night. Lots of art galleries had their doors open, serving cocktail bites and glasses of wine. Several artists had come to the event, doing their art “live”. Here’s the collection of my yummy bits of the magical night.
Pimkie Hello Kitty tee
G by Guess flats
Arden hair bow
The Beauchamp Art Gallery had invited one of their brightest stars Cordo to give a demonstration of his talent.
The quaint Little Champlain area
New, interesting street art right in art district
You can stop and sit down for a glass of wine at this lovely little square.
Outside the gallery Chez L’Artiste the painter Raymond Murray let me participate in his art work. It was sweet chatting a bit and seeing how he layered oil colors.
Festival of colors at the Beauchamp Art Gallery.
Fall is coming… Cute decorations outside of one of the city’s finest cafes, Smith.
My “art’s night out partner” Chantal enjoying a refreshing soda at Smith’s.
The evening was an absolute treat to all our senses – art, music, tastes and smells. And all the positive energy floating around. The night was balmy and tender. Our spirits got revived.
Now that all the glam people are crowding the French Riviera, we girls have to have our party, too. Here’s a look at my visit to Cannes a few years ago. The city is quite small. We strolled at the seaside where the festival venue is located. I also remember a gigantic seafood salad across the street from the center.
I had a cocktail party to go to. So LA red lips it was. Los Angeles is a place where people dare, and I dare, too. I love bling-blingy accessories. I need to be noticed by what I wear.
Le Chateau necklace
These pants have a double side to them. The front is faux leathered, the back matte. I like to accentuate this outfit with the statement red lip necklace. I almost lost this jewel. I went to teach a client. As I started the class, I realized that my necklace was missing. After the lesson the client and I looked for my pendant. We exited the house without a good outcome. The client was about to back up her car, when she screamed out “your necklace is on the driveway”. It had frozen into the snowy soil. I didn’t try wearing the chilled lips ASAP but boy was I glad I got my mouth back.
Here in Canadaland it’s still very much about wintery temps and shades. Spring seems far. One could try the fifty shades of gray, ha ha, but I like mine more black and white, with punchy accents. Thinking about red – this year I loved the red Oscar dresses. Here and here.
Do you realize that my earrings are lipsticks? A find I made in NYC’s Soho. My fave area to shop in the City is around Canal Street and Broadway. I work my way up from that corner. Pausing over at Starbucks – boosting brown, liquid gold not be neglected.
My sweet New Yorker friend is coming over to stay with us for a few weeks. I’m so excited. It’ll be nice to live side by side for a path of life. Benefitting from each others’ unique, soothing and inspiring company.
Take in this blast of empowering sequin magic. Right Missy? My bling loving Florida chick. Lil’ sis I call her.
I like the boot action in this outfit. I found these puppies at DSW Union Square. I had set my mind on something triangularly pointy in the heel. Gives them a modern touch, I find.
Somewhere along the road I started having panic attacks. They came out of the blue. I was terrified. I was confused. I thought I’d die. More and more things started making me anxious. About two years ago I decided to claim back my life. Past December was another huge step in getting closer to a life free of ungrounded fear. I was out and about, doing lots of things I hadn’t done before. I learned how the wave of fear travels thru me. And how I am to let it pass. Not paying attention to it. yet accepting that this is my challenge. We all have one.
Fashion has played a big role in my staying connected to what I love, regardless of other stuff going on in my life. Fashion allows me to find myself groovy. As I choose my daily frocks and accessories, I also reaffirm my personality. I communicate to the world who I am. This feels good. I feel like I come closer to the person I wish to be. If I lack in courage, my trendy clothes can help me in feeling stronger.
My fashions are mostly far from expensive. Even with a small budget I succeed in finding unique things. Clothes that have that “notice the detail” to them. I also am very generous with “party” or “evening wear” pieces in my daytime life. Little sparkle always suits my style eye. I pay attention on details – pretty, well-taken care of nails, accessories that match up to the last little one or prints that marry on the color scheme.
I used to live in the fashion mecca, Paris. There latest trends were for anyone to grab. Models crowded the streets twice a year. Now back on Stateside, my fashion inspiration has had to change. Oftentimes I’m the only one on my metrobus rocking feathers and fur. But that gives me the space to “be the fashionista on the town”. Less peer inspiration, more special quality to you. Whether you stomp on the trendy grounds or are in the middle of what is considered a non-fashionland, you can make your fashion life happen. The way you go about is just a little bit different.
This fall leather is back in force. There are skirts with zippers, and slit ones for sure. I enjoy leather. It makes guys eyes sparkle, my hubs’ the first. That always boosts a girl’s feeling of themselves. Combining chic materials – like this satin imitation leopard top I’m wearing – to leather’s roughness gives me the chic and shock effect I so cherish.
Leather dresses you up for the new season. Yes, the temps are dropping so now it is time to enjoy other things. Breezy evening walks and getting together with friends that are back from vacation. Starting sports classes again. My Thursday zumba will resume in two weeks. Oh the joy of shaking my booty again.
I’ve already picked up my Starbucks hangouts. I live less than half a mile from the closest coffee shop. I wear something trendy and venture over there passing by the parliament and its park. Me and my friend chat away and leave home mind refreshed, with useful insights or ideas that will inspire long ahead. This is what true life is all about – just feeling happy as you go by little daily steps.