Beauty / 26.02.2013

 My Wolves of the wood,

I know I’m committing a sin by twisting from our theme Week but I have a BREAKING NEWS for you: the launch of a perfume, of MY perfume SEE BY CHLOÉ… A few months ago my friend Nardijisse B. and I were invited to the word premiere launch (almost..) of the new perfume See by… And not only it was an amazing event with a gorgeous scenography and a very well done flip book workshop, I also got to come home with a perfume, my perfume. And you have to know that when it comes to perfume, I really am a difficult person, like capital D difficult… I think I might have worn the same perfume for at least 10 years (Innocent, Thierry Mugler) and it ended up feeling normal to me, a smell of my everyday life, like the smell of hot tea or of a toasted slice of bread… There was the smell of Innocent…




It is really complicated to write about a perfume but I’m gonna try. To me this fragrance smells like freshness, at first it fizzes, a bit like green apple and then it dissipates and it smells like vanilla! And at the end stays a feeling of fresh and clean, like after a good shower… It is a perfume that feels good and makes me want Spring to come even more… It makes me want to go out wearing a leather jacket and my underwear like the girl in the ad… Spring you know ! 




So if today I’m mentioning See by, it’s because the brand launches an app on their website that allows to create mini movies… And I know you like this kind of tips because I just answered some questions about me (the more regular and the less intrusive ones) and one of the most asked question is how do I do my little GIFs… So until I do a photoshop DIY, I offer you to try this app for yourself and to make you win some perfumes at the same time…

 How?! Well, you’ll have to 

do a little work… Dare me on twitter to do anything like «@makemylemonade would you dare to go out wearing a leather jacket and your underwear? #seebychloéfragrance». The contest is open in the comments!

I will choose 3 dares, the most relevant ones (understand the funniest and craziest ones) and I will make 3 mini films with the much talked about app on next sunday (the 10th) to announce the results… Have fun !

With love, Lisa.

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inspiration / 25.02.2013

Happy Monday la compagnie !

 I had forgotten how much I loved doing inspirations board ! Even more with a huge deco feeling… I don’t know if it’s because I’m craving for Spring to come or if it is just the smell of fresh paint that I miss, but if it were for me I would paint all the walls of my living room in light pink, yellow, white and black… Everything is fine, I am in need of colors, fine lines, wooden shelfs and some graphic diamond shape touches… I am aware that we see a lot of diamond shape lately, and it’s been a while, and some brands like Ferm living or Hay (to quote only them…) are riding the wave a lot… But I think it works really well and I want that today… So the challenge was the recipe of the week because I played all my cards with the Calisson recipe… But I am resourceful you know that and all theses colors really inspired me… To be continued tomorrow… A deco DIY, a graphic wish list and a new design for my articles… And of course a diamond shape look ! What a challenge ?! – or, how a deco trend can invade my life in less than a week…

What is your deco obsession of the moment ? I wish you a beautiful week my chesnuts… 




And if you want to find the source of all these images, I invite you on my pinterest and his Diamond Shape board… Mille baisers, Lisa.


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Beauty / 24.02.2013

I think I overestimated myself regarding the time I’d need to finish this post! I am really happy to give you the second and last-but-one part of my trip with Gemey-Maybelline. The last post will be a video because I thought it would be good to show you the moving city and the craziness in the backstage…

 I think that what I love the most it the effervescence of the last moment. Some times ago I experienced the sleepless nights before a fashion show. It was at Yves Saint Laurent, on the men Studio, and despite it being so difficult and so exhausting, it was one of these moments where you feel like you’re part of something, of a team, of a small piece of their history. I have magical memories of the OFF side of the fashion show with the designers and the ADs that made the looks again and again as if they were saving the world, passionate and hard liner, over the phone until the last minute… And what a satisfaction when models are coming back and it’s over…

 It was my first fashion shows and backstage as a «guest» and I wanted to ask whether I could help anyone… Ha ha ha I’m not even kidding. But I was there only to be regaled in the show of theses women and men behind the scene that dance, run and handle last minutes micro disasters… This really was something !

 I promised to you the secret of the street style… So I have to tell you… For me street style photographers were like hunters, with their camera always ready to draw, on the lookout for the amazing silhouette that would stand out from the crowd… A colorful look, an incredible hat, an accumulation of necklaces… But when I was waiting for the Diane Von Furstenberg show, I saw it: the horde of overdressed girls with too much make-up and hairstyle, getting out of the cabs and posing in front of the entrance waiting for a camera to catch them. Unbelievable. There are the ones doing as if nothing had happened, putting up a front like being on the phone and there are the ones fully accepting it and stringing together postures worthy of Vogue… A miraculous catch ? Hell no ! It’s a fishing trip where everyone gets something…

 This trip was also about meeting and I met a great girl, Hana Mey! She blogs and she just established a stunning online magazine HEARTY that I’d highly recommend… Hana made us discover her New York City and precisely her favorite Soho/Nolita/East village, and I am giving you some of her fav addresses…

 It was crazy ! I hope your weekend went well…


day 1


street style at DVF


day two
street style at MMM


day two 2


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