I may find myself at the Parisian Museum of Romantic Life, I may wear a white dress which was sold a few years ago Continue reading “ROMANCE”
This week, media and social media have continuously covered the search deployed Continue reading “SOCIAL WRECKS”
The 90s celebrated slender bodies, reducing the beauty standards Continue reading “ORTHOREXIA”
As a French lawyer, as a PhD holder, I am appalled by the fading of the democratic flame Continue reading “DEMOCRACY IN FRANCE”
This last Summer I was appalled by the large number of edited pictures proposed to me by my Instagram research page Continue reading “METAVERS”
We owe the creation of the Parisian Guimet museum, otherwise known as the National Museum Continue reading “GUIMET MUSEUM – PARIS”
Why am I here? I fight. I fight against vulgarity, against authoritarianism. Continue reading “EDUCATION”
Wokeness, what is it? I’ll be honest, I have no idea. Continue reading “WOKENESS”
In a previous article published here on December 18, 2020 Continue reading “TIRED SOLDIER (AGAIN)”
I have been feeding this website for over six years Continue reading “TRAVEL LIGHT”
A second Christmas in pandemic mode. Continue reading “CHRISTMAS 2021”
Having success in life or being successful at life? Continue reading “SUCCESS”
Following the publication of the French novels, “Consent: A Memoir” Continue reading “LOLITA”
If you make the same mistake as me every morning (open Twitter, listen Continue reading “FAIR DISCOURSE”
I must admit that the drafting of this article raised Continue reading “SOCIAL DECONSTRUCTION”
I read somewhere that the way we pack our vacation suitcase Continue reading “THE SUITCASE CHALLENGE – PART 2”
Perhaps should we stop glorifying public figures in order to accept them as human beings. Continue reading “LIGHT & SHADE”
Here is a very interesting essay published in January 2021 Continue reading “DE LA DÉMOCRATIE EN PANDÉMIE”
Are we all tired? Yes of course. Weariness and apathy are everywhere. Continue reading “TIRED SOLDIER”
One of my previous posts proclaimed my distaste with fast fashion Continue reading “MY SMALL BUSINESS”
Can we defend the “Black Lives Matter” movement and regularly buy fast fashion? Continue reading “NEOSLAVERY”
My six-year-old daughter cordially hates this swimsuit, and this is the perfect occasion Continue reading “MIRROR CHILD”
When you travel alone with two little ones, the suitcase test can be complicated. Continue reading “SUITCASE CHALLENGE”
For once, I’ll go against my own digital policy of not publishing pictures of my kids. Continue reading “BLACK LIVES MATTER”
Did I tear the tulle of this sumptuous dress with my stiletto heel as I danced? Continue reading “LET’S DANCE (AGAIN)”
Beauty, simplicity and sharpness are intimately linked in my spirit, when I look at myself in the mirror. Continue reading “INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE”
I have been active on Instagram for 4 years and I have seen what I call the “injunction to happiness” time and time again. Continue reading “HAPPINESS TYRANNY”
And here I am, in my dance attire but also in Marlène Dietrich’s suite at the Lancaster hotel in Paris, where she lived a few years, where she left her piano, to discuss dance. I recently inflicted a thousand stories documenting my dance practices on my community on Instagram Continue reading “LET’S DANCE”
Long considered dangerous or of purely commercial interest, the sea, and by association, the beach, only gained in popularity in the 1750’s Continue reading “THE BEACH”
Here I am in a gorgeous, timeless, elegant 50’s dress.
I found it at the Puces, the Parisian flea market, in one of my favorite shops, Marcel and Jeannette Continue reading “SUPER SLOW FASHION”
My 5-year-old daughter could not care less about clothes or appearance. All she wants is to be comfortable enough to run, jump or climb. Continue reading “CASUAL”
I had already mentioned in a post two years ago that, although my Instagram page might make you believe otherwise, I am absolutely not a “shopaholic”. Continue reading “ETHICAL CONSUMPTION”
Bikini pictures, or the perfect occasion of talking about Naomi Wolf.
I have infinite admiration for the American essayist who published her famous “Beauty Myth” in 1990. Continue reading “THE BEAUTY MYTH”
Makeup and contouring tutorials always leave me astonished – when they land on my Instagram feed. I remain mesmerized by the many layers of creams, primers, foundations and other powders applied to the skin. Continue reading “THE LESS, THE BETTER”
I happily practice an art which I find highly necessary, that of doing nothing. It is, in my opinion the natural continuation in one’s adult life of an art I practiced as a child, that of boredom. Continue reading “IN PRAISE OF LAZINESS”
It’s quite obvious that I love fur. My little sister hates me for it and I wouldn’t be surprise if PETA struck me with its wrath sooner rather than later, considering the numerous furs in the posts of this website. Continue reading “FURIOUS DEBATE”
This website definitely raises many questions around me. Some people don’t really understand why I persist on wanting to live off this digital initiative when I am a lawyer and a doctor in law. According to them, all of this is a waste of my intellectual capacities and a plain waste of time. Continue reading “PROFESSION – SLASHER”
Sometimes… Sometimes I am in a hardcore mood. If you know what I mean.
If you don’t, now you do: Continue reading “HARDCORE”
Contemplate the possibility of an act being a mistake. Contemplate all the whys and wherefores of the said act. Assess all the alternative routes offered by life (… dive right into the mistake but knowing that it is a mistake): that is the perfect allegory of my life. Continue reading “THE FOUR TOLTEC AGREEMENTS”
I am what you’d call a late bloomer, one of those women who becomes beautiful with age.
Strangely, I say this without any pretense: I don’t think I’m the prettiest (I am actually totally incapable of naming the most beautiful woman in the world because I find lots of women beautiful in many different ways) but I’m happy with what I see in the mirror, be it puffy and eyes and poufy hair or a perfectly prepped face. Continue reading “LATE BLOOMER”
It is urgent that we start loving. Loving ourselves in order to love others.
This motto, which is already engraved in the very DNA of this website, is the main idea in Renee Engeln’s book: “Beauty sick: How the cultural obsession with appearance hurts girls and women”, published in April 2017. Renee Engeln is Professor of Instruction in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, USA. Continue reading “MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS”
I happened to very intentionally stumble upon Ivanka Trump’s Instagram page, given that I’ve been observing her and her public initiatives from a distance for some time now. The persona intrigues me (the underlying question being: what will she actually do with all the cards she has in hand to trigger progress in some areas?) Continue reading “THE BLACK SWAN”
This Burberry dress with its pretty bejeweled collar often – depending on the posture – makes me look pregnant. That’s because of its Empire waistline combined with a balloon-shaped skirt. But at the end of the day, looking like you’re pregnant isn’t the worst thing that could happen once you stop running after a skinny figure. Continue reading “NO PAIN, NO GAIN”
Don’t ask me why but I’m going to tell you about Harlequin books.
The context was simple though: it was just another studious night during which my teen and I were working each on her side of the table – like it is often the case – when we started drifting towards Harlequin books, cheap and totally unlikely romance novels that neither of us had ever read. Continue reading “SO CLICHÉ”
Although we don’t have many clothes left from before the 18th century, sociologists quickly understood that clothing was, back in the day, a sign of social status, which could indicate your status, age, fortune, and first and foremost, the social class you belonged to. Continue reading “SOCIOLOGY OF CLOTHING”
Delicious day with the three kids: we thought that the return of beautiful weather deserved an outing at the Monceau Park. Really, though, we were five, given that my youngest decided to take her baby doll with her. Continue reading “SO FAR, SO GOOD”
I seriously think I should be more active on Twitter. Thanks to the three children that surround me every day, I am the witness to brilliant comebacks and hilarious retorts Continue reading “TWITTER MATERIAL”
What is youth?
As the notion evolves century after century because of longer life expectancy, there are thousands of ways of defining youth (statistical, sociological, biological, literary, etc) but most scientific papers have chosen the 15 to 24 years old range, based on the definition given by the United Nations. Continue reading “RELATIVITY THEORY – PART 2”
I feel a little bit sorry for Balmain’s little hands. Creating and crafting a haute-couture collection like the one that was presented by Balmain during the SS17 Paris Fashion Week requires thousands of hours of work and represents – in my opinion – art, craftmenship and pure perfection. Continue reading “BALMAIN”
I know that I repeat myself often, but the way that our occidental societies have of seeing women’s bodies really strikes me.
The number of times that I’ve heard, regarding other women or myself, that « this woman is beautiful for her age » or else that « she has a great body for a woman with so many children ». Continue reading “RELATIVITY THEORY”
I am particularly sensitive to Alicia Keys’ initiative, which consists in not wearing makeup systematically, Continue reading “NO MAKE-UP”
I’m going to be honest: I don’t, I absolutely don’t understand the youth culture which has invaded our modern occidental societies.
From a historical standpoint, and therefore from an intellectual standpoint I do understand – youth as a synonym of vitality, fertility and thus as a perpetuation of one’s lineage. Continue reading “THE SUM OF A LIFE”
Organizing a photo shoot late November 2015 in front of the Eiffel Tower adorned with the colors of our flag, only a week after the attacks that hit our city. It seems frivolous and inappropriate.
Obviously… Continue reading “FRENCH SPIRIT”
Whilst reading articles on the Internet, I strumbled upon the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
The study reveals the impact that regular selfie-taking can have on teenage girls’ self-confidence. Continue reading “SELF-ESTEEM”
Let’s be honest: as soon as I can, I change into my jeans and flats. Let’s be honest again: my dear teenager would love nothing more than to make a bonfire with my favorite sweater Continue reading “LOVE BOAT”