Femininity, what is it? Let’s go back to our dear books. If I believe the various dictionaries I have referred to Continue reading “FEMININITY”
In these troubled times, should we speak of “Army of Shadows” Continue reading “ARMY OF SHADOWS”
Let’s talk about a book that has probably guided some of my life Continue reading “MASTERCLASS”
“North by Northwest”, a film directed by Sir Alfred in 1959, is my favorite Hitchcock Continue reading “NORTH BY NORTHWEST”
Are my photos photoshopped? The answer is no. Nothing you see here or on Instagram is tampered with. 90% of the time, the photo sent by my photographer is perfect in terms of lighting or colors and is published as is. The remaining 10%, I have fun Continue reading “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PICTURE – PART 18”
“Rebecca”, Alfred Hitchcock’s movie.
But more importantly, “Rebecca”, Daphné du Maurier’s novel. Continue reading “REBECCA”
This is me in black just because I think it’s appropriate, given that I want to discuss the dark side of the force with you today: digital “dark patterns”. Continue reading “DARK PATTERNS”
Sometimes… Sometimes I am in a hardcore mood. If you know what I mean.
If you don’t, now you do: Continue reading “HARDCORE”
A completely, utterly retro outfit, that reminds me of Fassbinder’s movie “The Marriage of Maria Braun”, which I liked a lot (probably because of the little veil). Continue reading “THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN”
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”
When you have a public account on Instagram and that you wish to reach a maximum number of people, there are two possible postures.
The first one is to consider that you influence others: the idea is therefore to increase your number of followers whilst only following a few, often institutional or celebrities accounts. Continue reading “MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL”
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”
This Mulberry dress is absolutely outstanding and mirrors everything that I love: an apparent simplicity, a savoir-faire and most of all a work of embroidery that just makes the dress a marvel. Continue reading “APPARENT SIMPLICITY”
Let’s talk about these lovely open-toed stilettos, which are the cherry on the cake of a new, confidential, luxury brand: Varadi.
Varadi’s founder, Diana, started her project from a very simple simple observation: given that she loves wearing very high heels all day long but that she’s never found a match made in heaven, she simply decided to launch her own brand. Continue reading “VARADI”
Nice try, but no, I’m not referring to my lawyer’s robes.
I’m talking about the little black dress, which should systematically be a basic in any half decent wardrobe.
It allows you to put and end to one of the most distressing morning dilemma’s: what on earth am I going to wear?
Continue reading “THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS”
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”
And here we are, in this haven of peace and nature smack in the center of Paris, Palais Royal.
This is where you will find Didier Ludot, the antiquarian of fashion.
Continue reading “DIDIER LUDOT”
Please let me introduce you to my favorite trench. I love its icy color, changing from baby blue to light green, depending on the weather. Continue reading “A TRENCH STORY”
I am particularly sensitive to Alicia Keys’ initiative, which consists in not wearing makeup systematically, Continue reading “NO MAKE-UP”
Some places firmly resist the passage of time: the Galerie Vivienne is definitely one of those places. Built in 1823, filled with shops, far from the urban commotions, it was the ideal place for wandering Parisians. Continue reading “GALERIE VIVIENNE – PARIS”
What an amazing vintage Castillo dress…
Antonio del Castillo is a remarkable designer who worked with the greatest fashion houses – Paquin, Piguet, Chanel, Elizabeth Arden and Lanvin – before opening his own house in the 60’s. Continue reading “CASTILLO”
I adore this Dior dress, which must date back from the 50’s. It does present an inconvenient though: once you slip it on, impossible to breathe (but honestly who needs to breathe, it’s so overrated). Continue reading “WHO NEEDS TO BREATHE, DEAR? IT’S SO OVERRATED!”
Life is a beach, they say…
…And some other times, life is not a beach.
This is the story of our lives: juggling different tasks and roles all day long. Continue reading “LIFE IS A BEACH, THEY SAY”
Eleven buttons. This dress has eleven buttons on it. Eleven tiny buttons that you have to put through eleven minuscule button holes. In short, you have to be awake and alert to put this dress on and you better not be in a rush. Continue reading “THE WAR OF THE BUTTONS”