Category: Fashion

Quebec City Fashionista Event

Quebec City Fashionista Event

I felt chipper participating the Quebec City Fashion Sale. The cruise ship terminal at the water front hosted clothing lines and accessory carriers most of whose goodies are made locally.

Quebec City Fashionista Event

I found some snazzy earrings from Euphony. They have a store on Saint Jean Street downtown – now I’ll have to go check it out, too.

Quebec City Fashionista Event

Quebec City Fashionista Event

I really wanted to treat myself to this sequined little mini-skirt-of-a-number by Signatures Quebecoises. They just didn’t have my size.

Quebec City Fashionista Event

I loved this cute booth by Kollontai.

Quebec City Fashionista Event

Quebec City Fashionista Event

Quebec City Fashionista Event

Quebec City Fashionista Event

Quebec City Fashionista Event

Quebec City Fashionista Event

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

My little heart definitely says yes to spring. I ditched my winter jacket, and it felt like I had shed ten pounds. Here is an outfit for going out. The red accents give me the chic touch I’m always looking for. We saw two rock bands in concert, Sabaton and Nightwish. What a magical night. As we strolled a bit post show in the nightly downtown, I bathed in contentment.

Heart Says Yes

Look at the cutie that spent some time with us as his parents were under the Caribbean sun. Salto would follow me wherever I went. When clients came, he’d sit next to them, and learn English, too.

Heart Says Yes

Now my heart is jumping of joy since a dear friend from NYC is coming over for a few weeks. I get to have my “soul sister” over for a while and we’ll have time to indulge in Starbucks, red wine, girl talk and plans that make dreams come reality.

Heart Says Yes

In some cases friends become closer than your siblings. Your heart chooses. Affinities are formed. Life is shared.

I believe in letting your journey go as it must. I trust in not forcing relationships. People find time for you if you truly count. That is a sweet and clarifying thought.

I know that today my sister is about to fly over – and I heart that!

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

Heart Says Yes

Vintage Finds in NYC

Vintage Finds in NYC

My sis and I wanted to do some vintage shopping in midtown Manhattan. We found a huge flea market a couple of blocks west from Bryant Park. I enjoyed rummaging thru the ample amount of glam accessories.

My style relies very heavily on accessorizing. Lots of people think I have a huge wardrobe – when in reality I operate with a very limited selection. I get rid of – mostly donate to the local charitable organization – anything that I haven’t worn in two years tops. I need my closet to be clear and desire-provoking. I always get excited about a new-seeming piece of clothing. The typical girl problem – nothing to wear and not enough space where to put them frocks – isn’t my Achilles’ heel. (Heels do I though love…)

Vintage Finds in NYC

I like fiddling with skirts like these – but in reality I know I’d never wear them. I only go for mini skirts. I gave a maxi dress a go a while ago. I really did not wear that puppy more than twice.

Vintage Finds in NYC

NYC is an excellent place to stumble upon jewels like these. The passage of many people ends up in treasures from across the globe. I have a thing for Cameo brooches. I have a ring that I inherited from my late French mom-in-law.

Vintage Finds in NYC

Vintage Finds in NYC

What’s fun is collecting the pieces that make your own style from the different places that you pass thru. The heart-shaped necklace I’m sporting in this outfit was a find from London. Whenever I wear it, it makes me think of my trip there one early spring.

Vintage Finds in NYC

Right now I’m looking at a sweetly low-key end of the week. There’s a gospel concert a friend of mine invited me to. The hubs and I will also take a walk in the woods and then go for some 3-dollar all-you-can-eat maple taffy at a sugar shack located in the forest, the location of which a client revealed to me.

Vintage Finds in NYC

Spring is the perfect time to gather up the bits and pieces of your life, sharpen up your style and sit down at a coffee shop and make some exciting plans. I’m looking at more jogging outdoors, more fruit and veggie cooking experiments – oatmeal bakes and veggie stir fries- and more time with friends, either visiting, on trips or just hanging out on terraces.

Vintage Finds in NYC

Vintage Finds in NYC

Vintage Finds in NYC

Vintage Finds in NYC

Miami Heat, Baby!

Miami Heat, Baby!

Sweet Easter y’all lovelies!

I went clubbing last night. The music took me away to lalaland. Enrique Inglesias making your hips bounce… I ain’t resisting that. Today I’ll head to Easter church. That makes my heart sing just as well. I find that living these two loves suits me just fine. I’m a Jesus freak and a dance hearting fashionista.

Miami Heat, Baby!

Miami harbor is a buzzing place…

Miami Heat, Baby!

Some leopard action never hurts a glam loving girl. Moderation – yes, I do know that word, at times it comes back to my mind – is the key with the feline print. In this outfit I pair my kitty with this spring’s vogue hue blush.

Miami Heat, Baby!

I found these sexy pieces of footwork at the Sawgrass Mills mall North of Miami. It’s about a 45-minute drive up, and definitely worth the visit. The above babes didn’t cost me an arm and a leg – as you can see, I’m still steadily wobbling on my two feet. I left $35 at the store counter and came out smiling. And no, I didn’t smile because of an arrest pic. Plus at Sawgrass you can probably spot my sweet twin Miss Missy Sparkle.

Miami Heat, Baby!

Miami Heat, Baby!

Oh, and yes, the best… I saw Dwayne and co. Hunky hunks who know their dunks. Go Miami Heat! My team. My homies. My love. That I give in excess like many things in this blonde’s life.

Miami Heat, Baby!

Miami Heat, Baby!

Miami Heat, Baby!

Serious gaming needs serious refreshments. Well, the cuppa of pineapple and vod’ cost the third of my shoes. Luckily my fashions allow me to stay hydrated.

Miami Heat, Baby!

Go gorgeous girls! Oh how I’d like to be one of you out there. I used to be a basketball pom pom girl back in the day…

Miami Heat, Baby!

Off to church now, hoppity hop! Blowing kisses your way…

Miami Heat, Baby!

Key West Cocktails

Key West Cocktails

When in Florida, I take my fruit the way I can. Vitamins, first and foremost. This smoothie (or was it more a daiquiri) was delish, in the amusing company of my bro-in-law. We drove to Key West early in the morning and had brunch at one of the harbor restaurants. See how my carrot eating cure paid off a little – my otherwise so pale complexion seems to have some glow to it, whew!

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Key West Cocktails

I wanted to go all fruity and unitoned with my outfit. A lady at a shop told me that my ensemble was “so Key West”. Of course that made me smile. A lot of young girls covet these flower decorated flip flips when I walk by.

Key West Cocktails

Here’s a glimpse of the famous Key West sunrise. Catching one wasn’t an easy task. We got to the Keys a dash too late, regardless of a certain plan. If driving from Miami, be sure to leave well before the forecast sunrise, like an hour and a half earlier, because the first good sun viewing point can be found only on the second key Islamorada, not on the first one Key Largo.

Key West Cocktails

Chilling at point zero of US Interstate 1. It’s just a humble road sign but a symbol and an idea of a start. The hubs wants to go get a shot of the equivalent, the sign at the end of the highway, in Maine. Somehow I’m a lot less enthusiastic, although I do love the Maine Coast.

Key West Cocktails

I had my share of daiquiris and mojitos down South. The former definitely being my favorite But not a watery one – I like my cocktails generous in alcohol. You know, when you can taste that “this ain’t fruit juice”. I’m not a fruit juice drinker anyway. I either eat them, or gulp down with booze. At least that’s clear now. But all with style and moderation. I can only stand three drinks in a soiree anyway. I’m a baby drinker, as the hubs and I would say. He’s pretty much the same.

Key West Cocktails

Check out the three-dimensional street art behind me. See it again two pics down when my bro-in-law is sitting in the pictured vessel? In which does the 3D-effect come into play more?

Key West Cocktails

Key West Cocktails

Key West Cocktails

Key West is the perfect combination of tropical, heat-induced tranquil pace of life and American standard of living. I can very well see myself spending my old days there. The beaches aren’t magnificent. You have some but they are scattered here and there, and are really tiny. The airport next to the city of Key West does seem to bring, along with the happy vacationers, quite a lot of noise. Nevertheless, I could see myself blissful there. Sipping morning coffee on my porch. Taking a walk at the waterfront. Admiring sunsets at the end of the day. We’ll see about that in a few decades.

Key West Cocktails

May I present you the Cake Monster… oops, the hubs. Who considers it his job to eat all the local delicacies wherever he may wander. Actually now I’ve put him on a diet.

Key West Cocktails

Sloppy Joe’s is a classic – you can leave your bra there, too. But please girls, let’s change the trend and leave something with lace. Now the place is overflowing with those boring, unicolored t-shirt bras. Is it my French influence or what but I find that not so sexy. Then again, maybe you’d want to keep your best seduction weapon bras to yourself.

Key West Cocktails

Key West Cocktails

Key West Cocktails

Key West Cocktails

A due end to the day – a legendary Key West sunset savored at the the traditional sunset watching place the Mallory Square. Many artists and street performers gather there. The ambiance is relaxed, even a bit hippish. You can hang out as you wish.

For sure, Key West stole my heart even more this second time around. It’s so different mood wise from Miami.

Brooklyn Baby

Brooklyn Baby

The Bridge. That one. The beautiful. The same that the girls of Sex and the City crossed hand in hand. At the moment I’m working on a painting in which the Brklyn Bridz’ keeps its shape yet borrows its coloring from San Francisco. It’s amusing to see my clients’ reactions as they venture out post class and stop to ask “which bridge in the US is this now’. A little chic and shock of shuffling concepts.

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Brooklyn Baby

Here I present you my chic buddy for the day – niece Lisa. It is amazing what hanging out with a young chick can do. Forever 21 we sure were! I love the ‘I’ll figure things out as I go” vibe. Interestingly, I was more a “cheap and sexy” looks kind of a store magnet, Lisa an “American made apparel”, a  wise and eco-conscious shopper.

Brooklyn Baby

Staten Island view over the Apple. Go Staten or go home! I definitely recommend hopping on the free ferry. No waits, you get to see the Stat’ of Lib  up close, and the service runs smoothly.

Brooklyn Baby

New York is like Paris – you cannot but love it in all seasons. It’s a question of affection for the place. Since mine is unconditional for both of the above, the ride is biased, and oh so sweet. What is it that makes my heart bounce? The energy. The enthusiasm to make it there. And then make it anywhere. You don’t need to live in Glam Town – just get regular shots to treat your newyorkivitis.

Brooklyn Baby

Oh social media when you’ve got us hooked! I find this pic hilarious. But yeah, we do also talk to each other face to face.

Brooklyn Baby

What is the Brooklyn bliss then? It’s been “thah place to be” for a while now. I adore Brooklyn’s immigrant history. I’m an immigrant – times three (USA, France and Canada). In my times, we fly them planes. So I have high respect for the bygone ship eras. The courage that was needed to leave it – all – behind, and never return. Bravery and determination. Something I want to have in my life, too. Work in progress but I do keep striving.

Brooklyn Baby

Brooklyn was also the African-American neighborhood. A culture I feel very close and drawn to. It’s as if I had been born to that groove. I appreciate the black history and heritage. There’s soul, and substance to the words.

Brooklyn Baby

Today chic Manhattanites have spilled over to Brooklyn. The same happens in Paris – any big city in the world, I’m sure. Blocks get a lifting. Prices rise. This brings in a new vibe. Waves come in, and then flush out. It’s interesting to observe.

Brooklyn Baby

My Brooklyn joins people from both sides of the river. Ideologies and cultures collide – in sweet harmony.

Brooklyn Baby

Brooklyn Baby