Category: Fashion

Luscious Lips

Luscious Lips

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.

Luscious Lips

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.

Luscious Lips

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.

Luscious Lips

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.

Luscious Lips

Take in this blast of empowering sequin magic. Right Missy? My bling loving Florida chick. Lil’ sis I call her.

Luscious Lips

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.

Luscious Lips

Luscious Lips

Luscious Lips

Luscious Lips

Luscious Lips

Luscious Lips

 

Bikini Butt

Bikini Butt

Do you have a bikini butt? Of course you do. We all do.
My title is a dash provocative, I know. Call it my rebellious side. Or maybe the desire to stir up conversation. Or to empower us, wo-men. Or simply to steal a soupcon of attention in this crazy info era of ours.
So, you got that bum or not? It’s all in your head, grrl.

Bikini Butt

I used have a complex because my skin tone. Too white, pale… Blanche Neige – Snow White – a guy once yelled after me in Paris. I considered answering back garcon au chocolat – chocolate boy, but since that ain’t the classy style how I strive to roll, I restrained myself.

Bikini Butt

Being at ease in your body is a process. My philosophy: I do my best in taking care of my shape by eating clean and doing sports daily. I’m actually teeny weeny proud of the fact that at 40 I’m still able to rock rather slim a figure. It takes a little work but not that much either. The more veggies and fruit I eat, the less I candy crave. Doing sports – be it galloping on that stepper of mine or heading out for a cross-country ski spree always ends up lifting my energy levels. By spending energy I get more in return.

Bikini Butt

Talking about bikinis, here’s the newest from Victoria’s Secret. Go on, take a peek and daydream of summer.

Bikini Butt

I watched on TLC a new show called  My Big Fat Fabulous Life. The star of the show is Whitney, a courageous girl who got sick and because of her illness gained a lot of weight. She’s always loved dancing and now she’s back teaching it. Whitney said in an after the first season interview, aired last week on TLC, that she gets contacted by obese and anorexic women alike. These issues all derive from the same root – do I love and accept my body or not? I’m proud to say that I do a lot more than a couple of years ago. No one’s perfect but if you work hard at it, you’ll get closer to a calm internal place when you can just rush off to the beach… and simply enjoy life!

Bikini Butt

Bikini Butt

Bikini Butt

Bikini Butt

Twilight Glamour

Twilight Glamour

There’s something boosting about dolling yourself up and hitting the town. Be it for drinks, a night club dance galore or just strolling around crepuscular boulevards, I urge you to get out there every once in a while. Lately I’ve worked quite a lot. My company has required more work input. I adore what I do. That makes it all easier. On the counterpart, I need to unwind. A friend hosted a pink themed girls’ nite. That was just what I needed.

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To me it’s very important to enjoy the different times of the day. I like to get out and about. Doing yoga poses and dance steps as the sun is setting is a real treat in my books. I like to go out for energizing walks in between clients. Oxygen sweetly caresses my whole being and life seems lighter.

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I got a French press coffee maker from a friend. I’ve mindfully enjoyed my vanilla hazelnut Van Houtte coffee. Such a joy to prepare the warm beverage. Wait for it to simmer. Then pour it into my Miami Starbucks cup. Take the time to indulge.

Twilight Glamour

It’s mid winter. Yet my spirits are sweetly high. There’s no particular reason for my bubbliness. And it is exactly that which feels even sweeter. Being happy for no reason. A client came and gave me a green smoothie he had prepared. He said “I know you like that’ with a big smile. I’ve finished the vitamin packed treat and now it’s time to get going. Energy flowing… out to you!

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Tropical Trends

Tropical Trends

When in Miami, I love spending a day out on Key Biscayne. It’s an island South of Miami Beach. At the far end of the island, you find the largest national park in the area – not including the Everglades of course. I adore marveling at tropical plants, hiking on the bushy trails, having some picnic by the water and dipping into the soothing waves of the Atlantic.

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A day like this is balm to my soul. I feel like I can truly let my inner beauty flow. I can get resourced. I need times like these. I need to stop and realize how sweet all the little things I see and experience really are. I cherish the oceanside. I love spending the entire day there – in harmony with the nature.

Tropical Trends

Here I’m jumping for joy. Joy is something that we can invite into our lives – and practice makes perfect. I’ve been thru times when being joyful felt merely unthinkable. Yet when I did muster up some willpower to try and see things from a sunnier perspective, it did work. Maybe in a very baby step-y way at first, but nevertheless.

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Last Sunday I  hosted my discussion group Soul Cafe. The theme was a Purpose Driven Life. Some of you may be familiar with the famous book. My goal was to use that book as the basis of our learning time together. I was excited to see where we’d go. Four people came and we had a sweet time sharing our experiences and being able to say out loud what needed to be released from our hearts, and listened to. I will most likely organize another Soul Cafe meeting in two months. I get great pleasure in setting up this kind of a forum where people can pop in and be encouraged. Next time I’ll come bearing baked goodies, too.

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Fashion is a side purpose of my life. It’s a fun game, and I do need it. That said, I don’t want to take it too seriously. I wish never to be caught in fashion’s dictating grips. I have to be vigilant about that. I have to remind myself that first and foremost my life is about other things than clothes or being admired because of I follow the latest trends. Fashion is wearing what I want to wear – to the beach and back. What makes me shine!

Tropical Trends

I’ve started working on a sentence, a slogan or call it even a motto that defines my purpose in life. That will then give me direction in what to do, and what not. We only have time to do what really matters. So far my understanding of my purpose is:
Spreading beauty and encouragement wherever I go.

Would you be interested in finding out your purpose? Make it your goal to journal, meditate, pray if you will. You’ll be inspired I promise.

Tropical Trends

Tropical Trends

Not your usual Susu Paris Chic fashionista pose but I thought it would be fun to include it in here.

Tropical Trends

Tropical Trends

Tropical Trends

 

Tropical Trends

Miami Yummies

Miami Yummies

It’s a part of my yearly routine now. I go down to Miami to get some sun and fun. I hook up with my girl Missy. I reminisce the old times when I used to be a Florida girl. I still am. And now a Paris girl, too. A sweet combination of all the things dandy that have crossed my life. Miami is such a burst of energy when you pop in from the wintry Canada. How sweet it feels to kick off them winter boots and trade in for flip flops.

Miami Yummies

Change and time off from our daily life is what we need. Just to walk on the beach and listen to the waves, and life. I take in all that. I dip my toes in the water. It caresses my painted nails. I feel thankful. I feel alive. I feel like all my past struggles don’t really matter. Well, they do because they’ve molded, and keep molding me. But they are just lessons that kindly guide me and my heart. They don’t rule me, anymore. Or at least at that moment they don’t.

Miami Yummies

Reflecting like this is pivotal for me. I love checking where I am headed. Trying to connect with my God to see what is up ahead. Sometimes He lets me in on secrets. Other times I am just to accept that now it is not the time, but the time to be faithful and patient.

Miami Yummies

Miami Yummies

Miami Yummies

Winter Glamour

Winter Glamour

Canada definitely is cold in January. We’re at the very high peak of the frostbitten magic. Snowland par excellence. These wintery months throw certain challenges at us. I long to remain chic and uniquely glamorous no matter how low the temps should drop. Here’s a look at my cold weather outerwear. I base my trust in spicing up colors, tight fitting jeans and pants, fur and faux fur accessories and hair details that catch the eye.

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Form-hugging clothes are my thing. They make me feel sexy. I embrace the leggings and skinny jeans mania. It’s just so flattering for a girl. You feel well in your pumps and booty. I celebrate my body by the frock choices I make. I walk hips swinging more when I feel powerful in my clothes.

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Cold weather is something you do get used to. I had spent ten years in the mild winters of Paris before moving here. The first gasp of freezing air had me tantalized. How will this be possible, livable? Gradually though, I did get used to it. I started rocking mini skirts even in the middle of the winter. Now I go out skating in way below zero temps. Then venture back home or stop by at Starbucks – and you can imagine how doubly rewarding holding that hot cup of Americano feels! My polished fingernails smile with the warming up fingertips.

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The important thing is – unique style and trendy looks are possible in any climate. You have to study your unique situation with it’s challenges, and then make it happen.

Now I’ll finish my vanilla hazelnut coffee and get on the road to go visit a friend of mine in the Southern part of the state. Good weekend, y’all chic chicks!

Winter Glamour

Winter Glamour

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