Blake Lively is one of my style icons. She’s trendy and sexy – the attributes I’m after as well. Blake Lively rocks a youthful take on fashion. She tries new things, but body huggingness is her constant.
This is what Blake Lively wore to the Gucci show in New York. The color is quite adventurous. Golden jewelry – right what’s in at the moment.
My sister and I having fun.
Again leather – avec sexy legs – now in a different shade.
Above are fall’s shoe trends. Pointy toes are back.
Form-fitting is the word.
I find style icons fun to have. If you remember that your life is the most important. We all get inspiration from here and there. That’s the sweetness of it. You gather and mix up. Every day is a chance to renew your style if you so wish.
Forever 21 top, Limité skirt, Gap flats
To think that for years I sulked blue – not any more! I’m having a blast seeing electric tones sizzle all around. This vibrant blue just gives such a boost of energy.
I got a new eye shadow palette and now after years of brown, I’m experimenting.
Forever 21 shirt, Forever 21 skirt, Bata shoes, Arden tights
These days I’ve again found more clients. It feels good to be more out and about. I’ve also jogged more. Oatmeal, peanut butter, carrots and hummus keep me going. It feels good to be eating clean and highly nutritive food.
Life has found more peace these days. Last weekend the Sweets and I took a trip to Montreal. It felt splendid hanging out in parks. I fell asleep in his arms.
I will always have a deep affection for Andy Warhol, my first ever art love. This picture is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Big city life is my kind of thing.
Victorian facades – North America’s best gift for an aesthetic eye.
I’m savoring this spring with a calmer and a more hopeful heart than in a long while. I’m learning how to master my negative emotions and not to be afraid. How does that sound?
Sober nude tones are le thing of the season. Soothing beige and calming hazelnut. Nineties vibes like Dries Van Noten drew it. Smokey blues that let you breathe. Only North America whips up that foggy blue hue so deliciously.
My urban vibe inspired painting.
Zara dress, Gap arm warmers, Miss Coquine belt, Globo shoes, Arden tights
My Picasso spruced pastel.
Some yummy Ottawan pastries. Chocolate galore – that deep hue is something I love wearing, as well.
The above pastry, the double-decker, is called réligieuse in French, a nun. I wonder why.
These lovely spaces are found in Ottawa, at the Canadian National Gallery. Of course I had to linger on, jotting away in my notebook. Nibbling on some dark chocolate.
Things have been moving around my corner lately. Shifts in moods, internal stuff that’s being dealt with. I’m finding more calmness. Maybe understanding some of things gone and done by. So that should mean a freer today.
Sweet Arianna helped me to rewrite my About Me and About the Blog. If curious, do check ’em out! My story… the ups and downs of it. And Arianna, oh my, I talked to her on Skype, too. Her counseling is just so clear and inspirational.
Hugs to you – be nude, notoriously!
Here is sunny Ottawa. The heart of Canadian political power. I visited the parliament building. Free tours start three times an hour. Such a haven of bygone chic. Now modern day buzz. You feel the excitement.
You want to be part of it. The thrill of creating and making a real difference.
Her majesty’s presence gives a special feel to the parliament library. I’d willingly linger on in here. Study to my heart’s content.
Here’s what I’d wear if working in this Houses of House.
Discovering new countries and cultures has me jumping out of joy. There’s so much to explore in this world.
Houses of Parliament. Prime minister Harper and co. sit here.
The first time me posing with my new homeland’s flag. I hold a residence permit. My very own Canadian ID. Along with Social Security Sun Card.
Ottawa from the Peace Tower. The local Big Ben.
This would make a perfect politically correct fashionista outfit, non?
The Gothic vibes are just amazing.
Yep, this is my new Canadian groove. Paris is behind now. Time for new winds. I want to open my heart to this land. So different from France or the US, yet full of charm.
Limité top, Forever 21 skirt, Etam cardi, Globo boots
At the restaurant Versa I got to savor latest Quebecker cutting-edge fashion. Creativity was sizzling in the air. Designers from Signatures Quebecoises, a buzzing new talent hub and a store on the one of Quebec City’s busiest streets, were featuring their spring and summer collections.
Pop of color – even with the always classy black.
Chiffon is so of actuality. With killer heels, naturallement.
I went for a sixties vibe – and a little eye-catching craze on the leg.
Versa’s ambiance is chic yet relaxed. Music is at a good level.
Peachy tones rule this summer.
Versa’s specialty – the oyster bar. I could stand at the counter for hours and marvel at their shell opening techniques.
Fashion brings us together…
I’m just having a glam time with all the fashion fun taking place allover Quebec City. After the long winter, oh la la, does that feel good or what. Being able to shed the layers and live in high heels again. Well, I did it even before… but now it’s more, hmm… of a conventional practice.
Lately I’ve been struggling – again – with my inner darkness. Hard to tell from today’s color, huh! If only I could get deeply lost in a pink bubble. A soft, all-embracing, non-judgmental protective sphere.
Depression is such a tricky travel buddy. It comes and goes pretty much as it pleases. Now I’ve decided to get some help. An external ear to listen and assist me in finding solutions.
Here’s me and my bubbly love – pink champagne. The Sweets’ treat for his princess.
My friend Miss Cupcake‘s goodies.
Life’s tiny gold pebbles that I try to sprinkle along the way… so that darker days would become less.
Oh and then these, pink finger cookies. From our friends, delivered directly from the very land of Champagne. These are to be dipped into the fizzy, acid-y drink.
The citrus tones of bubbly marry to a marvel with the sugary tang of the air-light cookie.
These bygone fashion show images still rekindling my spring aspirations.
See that smile… well, so not depressed all the time. This glitzy gal.
Somewhere there shall my pink bubble be found.
I write about my struggles openly. Do not judge. It is to encourage, if ever you’re going thru same kind of stuff. You’re not alone. Pretty clothes and nice little treat-y bites can give a moment’s happiness.
Limitée vest, Limitée sweater, Limiteé skinnies