Non classé, Travels

Marrakech – Day 2 Photo Diary

Hey there,

As I explained in a previous post, I went to Morocco for a couple of days in April.  I already shared with you pictures from my first day which included a visit of the Jardin Majorelle.  Here, you can find the rest of the photos: the Koutoubia Mosque (I didn’t go inside the mosque — but the exterior was still impressive) and the Jemaa el-Fnaa market place.  I was by myself so I chose not to visit the souks since I’m directionally challenged.  However, next time I go, they will definitely be on my to-see list.

Let’s (re-)discover the red city…

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Avenue Mohammed V

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Beauty, Non classé

6 Summer Beauty Essentials – What To Pack For the Holiday?

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For me, the holidays will be in September but I need to escape a little bit – I’m almost counting the days…  So, I gathered here my 6 beauty essentials, the 6 products I’ll definitely pack for my holidays.  I know it’s early but it’s so exciting to think about your beauty kit, don’t you think?  Besides, I’m pretty sure that some of you are leaving sooner than me (a lot of you probably already came back, sorry about that ladies), so maybe you’ll be interested in some ideas for your beauty kit.  And if you’re staying at home or if you already went on holidays this summer, I still think this post can be of interest: these beauty essentials are still valid for the summer even if you stay at your place 🙂

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Non classé, Travels

Marrakech – Day 1 Photo Diary

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In April, I got to spend a couple of days in Marrakech, Morocco.  It was a business trip, but I managed to fit in a few sightseeing sessions.  I absolutely wanted to see the Majorelle Garden, so that was the first thing I did when I got some free time.  I also went to the Koutoubia Mosque and the Jemaa el-Fnaa market place, but that will be for another post 😉

“Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé discovered the Jardin Majorelle in 1966, during their first stay in Marrakech.  […] [They] bought [it] in 1980 and saved it from falling victim to a real estate project and becoming a hotel complex. […]  Yves Saint Laurent would say he was able to find an unlimited source of inspiration in the Jardin Majorelle, and that he dreamt many times about its unique colours.” [Source: jardinmajorelle.com]

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Fashion Weeks, Non classé

The Paris Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2017-2018 Report

Hello people,

After New York, London, and Milan… now Paris Fashion Week.  The apotheosis of fashion month.  What did it bring us?  Let’s have a look 🙂

PARIS FASHION WEEK (#PFW) (March 1st – 7th, 2017)

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Photo Credit: Mode A Paris

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Lifestyle, Non classé

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hello people,

Holiday season is always crazy… It’s fun but it can also be quite stressful.  I already covered your holiday outfit.  Now, another (if not the most) frustrating task is finding the perfect gift for your friends and family.

I gathered here a few ideas, let’s have a look 🙂

For the beauty lover

Body Shop proposes great gift boxes!   And the packages are adorable!!!

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Fashion Weeks, Non classé

The London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks Report

Hello there,

Second and last part of the fashion weeks reports.  Let’s have a look at what happened in London, Milan and Paris!

LONDON FASHION WEEK #LFW (September 16th – September 20th)

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(Photo Credit: Herringbone and Sui)

Who are the big names?  Mary Katrantzou, Maison Margiela, Paul Smith, and Burberry are among the famous designers who showcased their collection during LFW.

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10 Things You Didn't Know, Non classé

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yves Saint Laurent

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“La mode passe, le style reste” – Yves Saint Laurent

On August 1st, Yves Saint Laurent would have turned 80.  It is thus the perfect time to get to know the late designer a little more.

Here are 10 facts you (maybe) didn’t know about Yves Saint Laurent!

1. Yves Saint Laurent was born on August 1st, 1936 in Oran, Algeria.  He passed away at his Paris home on June 1st 2008, after a long period of ill health.  He was 71.  As a mark of respect, all YSL stores in the world closed their doors for the duration of his funeral [1,2,3].

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Yves Saint Laurent (Photo Credit: Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent)

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Fashion Inspo, Non classé

Boho Chic or Hippie Chic?

Hello girls,

How are you doing? I hope you had a great week and that you’re having an even greater weekend 😉

Here in Belgium, we had a few fabulously sunny crisp days. I love those kinds of days, and it made me long for those spring and summer days (and oh oh those summer nights 😀). And I pictured myself sitting at a nice café with some friends, recovering from an epic day at Coachella, pulling off the boho chic style.

And then I thought, wait a minute. What’s boho chic? And what’s hippie chic? Is there actually a difference between these two trends? And if yes, what are they? And then I thought, I cannot be the only person who’s a little confused about this. (Not like I lost any sleep about it, but still… ). So, it’s only natural that I came up with this article: Boho (Chic) vs Hippie (Chic). What’s the deal, trends?

Let’s start with boho chic. Boho comes from bohemian. Bohemian is:

“a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, esp. an artist or writer (New Oxford American Dictionary); or a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life (Wordnet).  A synonym would be gipsy.”

When you check various websites, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, or InStyle, here are the key words that are used to describe the boho chic trends: late 60’s and 70’s, maxi dresses, crochet dresses, Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, tie dye, paisley, floral, suzani, printed maxi dress, gladiator sandals, floppy hat, a fringe cross-body bag, fur vest, beaded vest, flared jeans, a coin-embellished belt, denim cut-offs, feather earrings, boots, …

The pioneers were Thea Porter (check this, this, and that out) and Talitha Getty (the featured image was taken from CBS), followed by Sienna Miller and Kate Moss in the UK, and the Olsen twins in the US.

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Tabitha Getty and her husband in Morocco in 1969 (Photo Credit: Pinterest)

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Non classé, Wishlists

Wishlist February 2016

Hello there,

First weekend of February, so I’ll give you my wishlist of the month.  I don’t know about you, but for me, January always goes by in a sort of a blur: there are the holidays, there are several birthdays, you get back to school/work, for students there is the cramming session and the exams, …. So it’s like the year is actually starting in February, that’s when you can actually try to follow your New Year’s resolutions, get more organized, your routine is getting in place.  Simply put, February is the month where you get your s**t together… At least for me.

So, here’s my February 2016 (aka get-your-s**t-together-damn-it-month) wishlist.

  1.  Burberry Blanket.

Let’s face it.  It’s February.  So just because all the new SS16 collections are now available in store, it does not mean we get to wear it right away.  We’ll probably still need to bundle up for a few weeks, so I guess Burberry would do 😉

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Burberry Blanket (Photo Credit: Burberry)

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Non classé, Wishlists

Wishlist January 2016

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you’ve had a great (and stylish) New Year’s Eve.  I’d be happy to hear what you wore and how you spent the last days of 2015.

With this first post of 2016, I’ll launch a new category: My Wishlists.  I think it will give you a better idea of what I like, what I long for, and so who I am.  I hope you like it 🙂

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Wishlist – January 2016

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