Following the publication of the French novels, “Consent: A Memoir” Continue reading “LOLITA”
I read somewhere that the way we pack our vacation suitcase Continue reading “THE SUITCASE CHALLENGE – PART 2”
Here I am, ten days after the lockdown has been lifted, trying to organize a photoshoot on the Parisian Pont des Arts (otherwise known as the Love Lock Bridge). I feel like a house pet left out in the wild. I am not quite sure about this space Continue reading “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PICTURE – PART 17”
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”
My nine-year-old son recently triggered a deep reflection process when he said that, I quote, one of his friends had a dream life and he didn’t. Continue reading “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PICTURE – PART 13”
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”
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 “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”
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’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”