Saturday, July 30, 2011

"Il n'y a pas de mode si elle ne descend pas dans la rue" - Coco Chanel

*Chanel Ad from Vogue UK - Aug. 2011*

For me weekends are a time to take it easy, relax with my boyfriend, see my friends, go for brunch, have a nice dinner and then a couple of drinks out :) but weekends are also a time when I like to flip the pages of my favorite fashion magazines. Here are a few ads and shoots that i particularly enjoyed :)

*Chanel Ad from Vogue UK - Aug. 2011*

*Chanel Ad from Harper's Bazaar - Aug. 2011*

*I love the Tom Ford drop earrings - Kate Moss photo shoot for Vogue UK - Aug. 2011*

*Love the Burberry clear cape and the cherry headband  (see below Anna Dello Russo's cherry headband) - Vogue UK Aug. 2011*

*Fabulous Anna Dello Russo had already left us speechless back in 2010 with her Cherry headband and YSL outfit - Photo from*

*My Polyvore creation of Anna Dello Russo wearing the YSL clear cape - April 2011*

Friday, July 29, 2011

Vanilla Cupcakes

Yesterday i made my favorite vanilla cupcakes:) It is quite hard to find a good cupcake recipe without the cupcakes coming out as "sugar bombs". The one I use is from the Hummingbird Bakery book 
and it is simply delicious!

Tip 1: always have your ingredients at room temperature 
Tip 2: always sift the flour (for the batter) and the icing sugar (for the icing) so you don't get any lumps
Tip 3: for a fluffy buttercream icing beat the mixture for at least 3 minutes

*Preparing the ingredients*

*I use Tahitian vanilla pods*

*The most common recipe of cupcakes starts by creaming the butter and the sugar together. Hummingbird mixes all the dry ingredients first and than incorporates the eggs and milk*

*Sifting the icing sugar to make the buttercream icing*

*Finger-lickin good buttercream icing :p *

*I like to put the icing with a spatula instead of using a piping bag*

*Sprinkle some edible glitter for a touch of sparkle :)*

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mykonos preview :)

Almost 2 weeks left till we fly back to Europe for some island hopping in in the Mediterranean and one of my favorite islands is Mykonos in Greece. 
Yes, it is said to be very touristy  but if you go with Greeks and avoid the over crowded places, Mykonos is a real little eden.
 Enjoy a preview of the beautiful island from my holidays in the past years and see you there in August for more :)


*Bahamas? nope Mykonos!!*

*My outfit creation for the windy nights out (created with Polyvore)*
#Alexander Wang tank#Victoria Beckham denim#Balmain blazer#MiuMiu bag#Lanvin sandals#YSL perfume + arty ring#Ray Ban sunnies#Panama straw hat#Chanel black pearl polish# 

*So charming*

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Animal instinct

*Louis Vuitton S/S 2011*

The latest catwalks have given us many insights of this A/W 11 top trends: Lace, the hug-me clutch, leather, patent and the snakeskin just to name a few.
In today's animal instinct here are a few animal inspired pieces :)

*Louis Vuitton A/W 2011 snakeskin pochette*

*Prada snakeskin "hug me" clutch*

*Petit sac Lady Dior - python noir et orange*

*Fashion is also about daring right ;) - Christian Louboutin paw shoes a/w 2011*

*Zara snakeskin inspired*

*Zara leopard ballerina*

 *YSL python clutch*

Monday, July 25, 2011

Flower summer

*Floral wedges Forever 21*

Summer is still on and before slipping into the autumn colors which are already making headlines in out favorite fashion bibles, here is a little floral reminder of this summer :)

*Wild Orchid photo shoot - Harper's Bazaar Uk June 11*

*D&G S/S 11 flower collection*

*Claudia Schiffer's photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar UK July 11*

*Emma Watson's photo shoot - Harper's Bazaar Uk August 11*

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A small break from orange and pink!

*The YSL Totem*

In between this summer's explosion of bright colors, the other night I was in a mood for gold...
Here is my golden inspiration:

*YSL Black Mamba snakeskin effect cuff*

*Alexander McQueen feather clutch*

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Not bored of coasters anymore!

Doesn't it ever happen to you to walk into a bar order your drink and always end up leaving your drink next to the cardboard coaster you were originally served with?! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011


*My bow rings*

Lately I've been obsessed with bows... I think the pictures say it all!

*My Chanel Ballerina bow*

*The Louboutin bow*

*There's no place like home*

*Dior Bows*

*The monster bow*
*The YSL bow bag*
*YSL 80's bow dress*

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Follow me in... Saigon

*Ho Chi Minh City*

Last weekend my boyfriend surprised me to an adventurous weekend in Ho Chi Minh City.
We stayed at the beautiful Park Hyatt hotel and enjoyed our 2 days visiting the city and relaxing at the pool. We also had a feel of the city's nightlife which i have to say is pretty vibrant!
We enjoyed the best of vietnamese food and just had a wonderful time :)

*The city of 5 million scooters*
*Ben Thanh Market fabrics*
*Ben Thanh Market arts&crafts*
*Ben Thanh Market crab stand*
*Ben Thanh Market veggie stand*
*Street food on wheels*
*Notre- Dame Saigon*
*Banh Tom: Vietnamese sweet potato fritters with shrimps*
*Vietnamese fried spring rolls*
*Amazing grilled seafood*
*A selection of Vietnamese appetizers: beef rolls, spring rolls, soft shell crab and green mango salad*
*How could we say no to this?!*
*A perfect way to end the night... or should i say start the night out!*