jeudi 3 avril 2014

Red & Blue

Today I wanted to try something different with my outfit. I like vintage style, so sometimes it does make me look older, or not at my best advantage, so I tried to be a bit more contemporary, if I can, even though I don't really like it. It's not my thing, so it does fail, sometimes. I always wear leather shoes, brogues, or lace up boots, but lately I wanted to be more comfortable. But then I couldn't wear those (ugly) fashionable trainers, combined with a rather smart/vintage outfit ! As I say the only trainers that was worn in the past could be, for me a pairs of Converse. So I went hunting for a pair of white one (cheeky cheeky, they are fake ones from New Look, one of the shop I would never believe going in ). White. Easy to match with any colored outfit, and so I could wear it with white socks, for a little girl/tennis player/summer look (as I liked on the model of the french designer, Jacquemus during Paris Fashion Week). It does make the outfit a bit cooler, and different as you wouldn't mix trainers with a pencil skirt, but anyway now it's quite common. Well, not much for me. 
I love this top from COS. I think the print look quite 30s, so to complement the look, I wanted to change my hairdo. I never know what to do with my hair. I want to make a vintage style with them, but I never have time to do something sophisticated, or either I don't know how to do it. Well, a quick, messy on-the-top-of-my-head-susie-bubble bun usually does it. Actually I wanted to use some of the cute hair clip I have ( you can't really see it on the picture :/), so I just did the messy bun on my neck, did a twist with a bit of hair on a side, add the hair clip, and it's done ! It does give an innocent attitude, like a Flemish painting !

Necklace, earring: &Other Stories
Hair clip: H&M
Top: COS
Skirt: Zara
Socks: Mars&Spencer
Trainers: New Look

The lipstick is Chanel is Rouge Allure passion n°14

lundi 24 mars 2014

Le Monkey Club - Lyon

When in Lyon, I visited a place called The Monkey Club. A newly restaurant, cocktail bar (they do Absinthe), that have a British atmosphere. With old English maps on the walls, portraits and others beheaded animals, it should remind you of the times when Jack Ripper was threatening the London population. Something that stricken me was the taste of the water, a quick interrogation of the waiter, yeah those monkey's bottle used to contain Whisky !
The food was really nice, surprising, filling. I had a fish with vegetables paella, join with an orange sauce, my sister had something more meaty, a Cordon-blue, with BBQ sauce. Happy with our choices, we gently approach the bartender for more information about the recipe. He summoned the Chef, that told us he doesn't really know what herbs he put, but he just sprinkled a handful on the preparation, but my sauce contain orange juice ! Clever. The team was quite friendly, and relax, very nice atmosphere. Next time I'll come to try the brunch, or few cocktails ! 

mardi 18 mars 2014

Little Bear's Friends - Else Holmelund Minarik - Maurice Sendak

On my wanderings in Paris, I passed by the Bouquinistes on the docks on La Seine. On one of the stall a record catch my eyes, it was the soundtrack of Mary Poppins played by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra. But at the end I bought this volume of Little Bear from 1960, I really like Teddy Bear, and the drawing wear by Maurice Sendak. It's so Cute !!!! I jut love his illustrations, and the shades of colors used in the book.

dimanche 16 mars 2014

A little "Lyonnais" outfit

Cardigan : COS
Shirt : H&M trend
Dress : from Louche at Joy, but bought in a charity shop
Beret : vintage from Rokit vintage
Bag : Pourchet, vintage from my Grandma
Necklace : a mix of different pendants
Brogues, earrings : & Other Stories
Socks : Topshop

samedi 15 mars 2014

Paris divers 2

Very good exhibition at La Gaîté Lyrique called The Happy Show.

I went to say hello to some London showroom, such as Fashion Scout.

A very sweet sixteen purchase in the well known shop Colette.

And I went to the Musée Carnavalet to see an exhibition showing the wardrobe of Alice Aleaume, first sale assistante for Haute Couture houses of the 20s and 30s, such as Worth and Chéruit.

lundi 10 mars 2014

Paris - Divers

A cute little shop near by where I was staying. Rue Saint Gilles, I think.

I like the difference of fabric of this couple, in le Marais.

Place des Vosges, in Le Marais.

A very good chinese, nearby Colette.

The shop Tombées du Camion, in Montmartre.

 Shop and streets in Montmartre.