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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Happy friday / 23.02.2013

Ha ha… Okay, I admit… This post is ready since last night but, who knows why ? Between work appointments, friends crisis meeting, laundry to do and a tiny party for 15 people to organize, I was a little overwhelmed by the situation… I have a real life despite my cyber identity you know… But this appointment on the Internet means a lot to me and I don’t like to give my work late so to make myself up to you, I will spoil you during this weekend and the next week. My theme week is ready and we just have to keep our finger crossed that I have the time to post between brushing my teeth and finishing my book mock-up (I’m almost there…). Next theme Week will be devoted to decoration that I miss a little… I dream of finding a new flat so I can have fun with the walls and other furnitures… Meanwhile I fantasize on Pinterest… Anyway.

A reader mentioned that she would like an «In the Navy» theme Week and I really like this idea… And if you ever want enlighten my head with brilliant idea like this one, I am a taker! I kiss you muchomucho.  And you should stick around today cause it’s possible the my NYC adventures continue a little bit further… 

 

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Today with this freezing weather I wearing steel blue, not to say freezing blue (but don’t worry, my coat was waiting for my in the arms of my photographer)? I am wearing my leather heels La Redoute that I never take off lately… Polka dots tights from Oysho, a micro-skirt embroidered with tiny icebergs by Margarin Fingers, a Paper Case top that I don’t take off often either that is from an amazing recently discovered website Our Wandering Minds, and a metallic blue leather jacket from the space by Bershka, I think it gives a Michael Jackson touch… 

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new-york / 20.02.2013
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My kittens,

 I’ve never worked so much that since I quit my job ! It is amazing: every day is a new project with its lot of surprises (and stress!) and the day after is a totally different new game with news things at stake, new client etc… I knock on wood so it lasts ! It is delightful right now and I am up-to-date in all my homework so I can peacefully debrief with you on my express trip to NYC… Lucky me ! I am lucky though, I went there with the Gemey Maybelline team and I can say that I was very impressed, I made myself little and I took half a million of pictures, like a paparazzi who’d be lucky enough to see Johnny Deep french kissing Monica Bellucci… You see

 

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 I felt so privileged during these 4 days… I went backstage, I discovered the secret of street style, I saw amazing collections and I got to watch the Gemey Maybelling 2014 shooting as if it was completely normal for me to be there, with 12 muses that were each more outstanding than the other… I was a mouse with a camera stuck on my face… And the cherry on the cheesecake was that this trip coincided with the one year anniversary of Make My Lemonade… So much ground has been covered since then ! And what a wonderful gift it was for me who are, as you all know, in love with this City… This time I didn’t went through my good addresses for you because I think it was covered with my last trip… 

  

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This time I wanted to bring back colors, a whole range of colors. Many of you were asking me what was inspiring me, well it’s ALL of this, the detail of a red light standing out against a taupe wall, a pair of cosmic sneakers, the gradation of lipstick on a magazine’s page… I am a real sponge… And what about you ? Where do you find the inspiration ? I come back to you soon with more posts about this trip, I have addresses for men this time found by the amazing Hana May ! And I also want to show you my pics from backstage and the street style madness…

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