New swimsuits

· Fashion

Striped swimsuit Boden / Hat Topshop (similar here) / Sneakers Converse x Play Comme des Garçons / Lip paint “Lacquer” L’Oréal Paris / Nailpolish Le Vernis “546 Rouge Red” Chanel / Travel Organizer Mark’s inc / Polaroid camera Instax Fuji

 

Vamos a la playa !

Here are the new swimsuits I fell for recently. As you can see, once again the cuts remain minimalist (but flashy colours) and the famous stripes that I’ve kept wearing over the years.

Swimsuit Close (top et bottom) / Sunnies “Carlina” Chloé / Sultry shimmering oil “Soleil plaisir” Darphin / High protection sun block 50 SPF Nuxe / Basket R Edition / Book “The New York Times 36 hours Asia and Oceania” Taschen / Sandals Balsamik

 

Swimsuit Wolford / Sandals Vero Moda / Bag Mademoiselle R / Sunnies Accessorize / Nailpolish duo Infaillible gel “Pink Warrior” L’Oréal Paris

 

For now, I photoshoot them flat but you will see them very soon in situation with me because, if you follow my social media channels, you must know where I will spend my holidays… Talk to you soon ! (English translation by Quiterie)

Keep it simple

· Fashion

The more I move forward with this blog, the more my looks get simple… Gone are the times with lots of superpositions… which is a good thing.

I really tend towards more simplicity (in every kind of domains actually) and this look sums up my daily uniform : large pants, flat shoes and shirt (stripes for the “creative” touch).

As per my feet, you can finally see these sneakers that I brought back from New York. It also has a side of fantasy. It’s all I need! (English translation by Quiterie)


My Outfit

Striped shirt Close
White jeans Uniqlo
Sneakers Converse x Comme des Garçons
Bag PS11 Proenza Schouler

Bracelets Dinh Van, Thomas Sabo, Mya Bay, Louis Vuitton
Ring Papyrus Atelier B
Earrings Anne Thomas
Watch Cluse

Eyelashes extension « Volume russe » Les cils de Marie (already seen here)
Eyebrow crayon Brow Drama Pomade « Châtain » Maybelline NY
Lipstick « Diorific Mat » 950 Splendor Dior

Lightness

· Fashion

Summer seems to finally come out in Paris. I’m taking this chance to show you this little silk top chosen for its lightness.

Pleasant to wear during heatwaves (without bra = the benefit of having small breasts) and I could also decide to wear it on top of a white shirt in case of cooler temperatures.

And as you can notice, I’ve started being quite good with the white pant ! Have a beautiful weekend! (English translation by Quiterie)


My Outfit

Ruffle top Boden
White jeans Uniqlo
Espadrilles La Redoute (already seen here)
Basket Etsy

Bracelets Dinh Van, Thomas Sabo, Mya Bay, Louis Vuitton
Ring Papyrus Atelier B
(-20% sur les bijoux Atelier B avec le code TKBB20)
Earrings Anne Thomas
Watch Cluse

Eyelashes extension « Volume russe » Les cils de Marie (already seen here)
Eyebrow crayon Brow Drama Pomade « Châtain » Maybelline NY
Lipstick « Diorific Mat » 950 Splendor Dior

From Manchester with Love

· Fashion, Food, Illustration, Travel

2 weeks ago, I had a weekend planned in Manchester : I’d been waiting impatiently for 6 months, I so wanted to see Take That at the Manchester Arena.

Then, as you know, the tragic events of Mai 22nd happened, which brought the group to cancel the Manchester Arena concert of Mai 27th, out of respect for the victims – which was totally understandable.

 

I love MCR

Manchester cathedral

We nevertheless decided to fly in, since we couldn’t cancel anything, and also as our own way of being supportive of the city.

My heart was heavy, and I didn’t really know what to expect.

The weekend went unexpectedly well, with a number of charming touristy discoveries, human contact with the Mancunians who are incredibly welcoming and were all determined to keep on living and having fun.

So I’ll list the places we visited and where we ate … hoping to inspire you for a future visit!

 

Deansgate Castlefield

Located a couple of tramway stations away from our hotel, we discovered this place by chance – a really peaceful place to walk along the water.

A few bars and restaurants can be found by the side of the canal, which brings forth the idea that it’ll be a strategic spot during summer.

 

The John Rylands Library

This Harry Potter-esque library is a must-go for anyone who visits Manchester … and we weren’t disappointed!

You absolutely must stop by the giant book and hat for the souvenir picture!

 

AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays

This wasn’t our initial choice – the hotel was a bit far from the center. We were hoping to book at the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Manchester and closer to the concert hall.

The room view

But it was full, as well as a number of other hotels in the city center (Take That in Great Britain is like Beyoncé or Muse in France : I know, crazy right?) so we opted for the AC hotel Manchester Salford Quays.

Minimal and functional decor, very friendly staff. The breakfast buffet was hearty and varied, and we weren’t disappointed.

English breakfast and other delicacies…

A tramway station just around the corner brought us to the city center in 10 minutes. It was a very satisfactory plan B.

 

Food options

MOWGLI Street Food (16, Corn Exchange House, 37 Exchange Street)

Yoghurt chat bombs, Maa’s lamb chops, fish curry and Puri (fried flat bread)

The decoration in this indian restaurant has been well thought out : ropes, long wooden benches, copper lamps, it’s all perfect.

… with a pineapple, lime and chili Lassi sip !

The indian food is delicate, served as tapas and in small quantities, for a maximized tasting experience. It was a great (spicy, and exotic!) discovery.

 

TOPKAPI PALACE (205 Deansgate)

An unpretentious address (decoration is clearly not the focal point here) but with a very decent lunch menu (8,95£) for a kebab!

Sucuk turkish sausage and mini mezze for starters

You’ll find mezze and other turkish dishes. Not expensive, hearty and good. Perfect for a quick and tasty lunch.

Doner kebab and Imam Bayildi (baked aubergine stuffed with oinions tomatoes and garlic)

 

I DIDN’T LIKE : RICHMOND Tea-room

The place is dedicated to Alice in Wonderland, and seemed promissing. It was a disaster with regards to the food.

I would also not recommend the place if you want to try a traditional afternoon tea. Pastries are mediocre and seem to be prepared without much conviction or enthusiasm – and they’re expensive on top of that.

Such disappointing pastries…

A couple spots are well decorated (and some other are a bit too much), as my pictures will attest, but honestly, walk right past it. The disappointing food is clearly not worth a couple of Instagram shots.

 

Liverpool

Located an hour away by train, this destination had not initially been integrated in our plans, but I had found out last minute that Take That had reprogrammed one of their concerts that had been cancelled on tuesday to friday evening in Liverpool Echo Arena.

Hence my idea to book new seats (we got some!) and head to Liverpool!

I didn’t take a lot of pictures of the city, but my first impression made me want to come back, and hopefully when it’ll be sunny!

I won’t elaborate on the concert : if you follow me on Instagram, you know it fulfilled all my expectations and more : honestly one of the best concerts in my life (emotion, amazing performance, generosity : it was all there).

 

So here we are for Manchester. It’s clearly not exhaustive enough, but after London and Edinburgh, I’m clearly in love with the UK. And I’m dreaming about an english road-trip : who knows! (English translation by Marine)


My Outfit

1/ Dress Sweewë
Tee shirt Uniqlo
Sneakers Converse
Tote bag COS

2/ Customized Tee shirt ASOS
Pants Mango
Flats Mango
Sunnies Chloé

 

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