Happy friday / 24.03.2013

Happy Sunday les chatons des bois jolis,

There are days sometimes where I’m bad. I don’t seem to be able to do anything or to be happy with what I’ve done, so I don’t want to force anything. That’s why there was no DIY about jewelry yesterday BUT I’m very close, I can feel it. There is a little something that would make the difference missing… So I keep working on it, it’s coming I’m not worried.

I wanted to say THANK YOU again and again for all the torrent, the flood of love you sent me for the announcement of the publication of «Make my Party!». Thank you it was galvanic, I was like drunk by all this love and I was jumping about and spinning in love as if it was the beginning of a love story… 

I’ve heard it will be worst when I have it into my hands… I’ll probably cry or shout, or roll about it, or all of the three at the same time ! Then I’ll be locked in a straitjacket for sure. To be completely honest with you I have to say I am so worried about this very moment -because I have no idea of how I’d react – that I asked Mai to be there, on the D day, to open the parcel with me and immortalize it! 

Well! Back to our subject. I have needs! I want colors, I want to quit my tights and, after all this time working inside my flat as if it was a covent, I want to get dressed. You knoow I want to think about it for a long time, to mix things together with clothes everywhere on my bed, me trying on everything in front of my bathroom mirror and thinking «Ah, that look is good, I have not to forget it». Pleasee tell me you do that as well, that would make me feel a little less lonely… I started to do that in High School, the night before going back to school and these fitting sessions became like a ritual in my life every time it was the end of an era… Another memory from my childhood just came by: I used to frenetically cut every mail order catalog in order to create the look I was fantasizing about, a pair of pants there, a blouse here… I had notebooks full of silhouettes from La Redoute with items my mum didn’t want to order, a bit like a late trend book… Yes because I was of course not allowed to cut the ongoing catalog, I had to wait for the new one to come to be able to rush onto the old one, a pair of scissors between my teeth, ready to cut the last pair of Barbie sneakers… Thanks Mum ! 

 

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So today I’m wearing a trenchcoat from Ellos, I was looking for one with a nice fabric and a short length (and a price that wouldn’t kill my bank clerk) for a long time. A cute loose sweater La Redoute creation, a shirt from Selected, my well-known Mango necklace, a pair of straight jeans from Levi’s that make an awesome ass, Steve Madden stilettos and a cuddle scarf from La Redoute.

 

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DIY / 22.03.2013

Hello Kittens ! 

I’m back ! And if I wasn’t there it was not by lack of will because I have like a thousand of ideas in my head and some topics I really want to talk to you about, but because I forced myself to a strong self-discipline in order to finish «Make my Party». So here is the preview  of my little baby, of my beauty, of the reason I don’t sleep at nights anymore… (well, of the cover!) It will be available around mid May and will contain 25 exclusive DIY about making a Party but also 10 recipes, patterns, templates and more surprises. But you can be sure I will talk about it when it comes. While we’re all waiting, I’ll make a DIY contest about jewelry for tomorrow, and a nice look for sunday… And to make it up to you I am making a special Week about Tutu… So we can celebrate our reunion !

 

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DIY / 12.03.2013

 

A few days after the Milk and Chanel event, Alexandre R. contacted and offered me to draw tiny Diptyque 34 boulevard St Germain stores to create the windows of their new perfume «L’eau du 34» (I’ll come back to that), but also a small gift to give to their customers and internet users. I smiled, thought about it for like a nano second and obviously said yes. So here is the story of our collaboration. It is the first time I am part of such a great team on a project, with such passionate and efficient service providers. As you understand I am thrilled and I hope that you will like that project as much as I liked working on it. 

 

 

Let me tell you a bit more about the story of 34 because it really worths it. This perfume is the unlikely marriage of all the olfactory prints from the candles, eaux de toilettes and even the waxed old wood from the furnitures in the store. This great idea to put this legendary store of the 34th, Boulevard St Germain into a perfume is signed Olivier Pescheux, perfumer for Givaudan.

 

 

 And two years later in 2013 there was a revelation about an obvious thing: the smell of the store changes with the seasons, the different flowers in store, the arrival of Spring… Therefore after the success of «34 Saint Germain», the will to offer a new face to this perfume was born at Dyptique with «L’eau du 34». I will leave it to your appreciation… It is a perfume for everybody with a little bit of frivolity that reaches me somehow… 

 

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And the cherry on the candle is that I made you a pattern of the Diptyque store to make it yourself and you can download it ICI. Of course I would advise to print it on a thick paper, velum would be perfect and if your printer lets you do it, print it on blotting paper and spray some perfume on the non-printed side to diffuse a delicious smell in your home.

 

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