Khaki and beige

· Decoration, Fashion

A post about an outfit, it’s been a while! You may have noticed that my outfits have become simpler over the years as my closet, which is not yet optimal (I am still looking for a few perfect cuts to replace those not perfect but that are doing the job anyway).

This being said, I can fit my 4-season clothes in my closet (no need to switch the winter/summer clothes = everything fit in… just perfect!). I could reduce it even more but as for now, it’s already good.

Actually, getting ready without adding any newbies, I can do it 90% of the time. But today, here are two new pieces to complete all my basics: these earrings and the pants. This last one doesn’t have a flattering fit but I like its color, high waist (to wear also with a belt) and I might ask a retoucher to change the thighs so the shape would fit me better.

As for the rest, I have had them in “stock” for a while:

  • My loose khaki jacket (2015) : (already seen here and here) a masterpiece, irreproachable quality that can be cleaned in a washing machine ; with a perfect fit. I also consider to wear it with light pink.
  • My Birkenstocks (2018) : (already seen here and here) I am enjoying the last few days of summer to wear them in a street style way like here.
  • This black shirt from Sézane : a basic shirt that I own in grey and white (I’ve got them since the beginning of this year but I don’t think if I have ever shown them here): the boyfriend cut is perfect: I will tell you more about the length of life after a few years of cleaning.
  • This net bag brought back from Thailand (2018) : (already seen here) ideal to carry everything inside = it changes from the usual wicker basket.

I immortalized this look at home before joining my girlfriends for a brunch: I thought the colors were in perfect harmony with my Medinilla magnifica and as the flowers won’t last long, I wanted to keep a souvenir! Two birds with one stone! (English translation by Quiterie)


My Outfit

Long jacket La Redoute (2015) (already seen here and here)
Tee-shirt Sézane
Pants La Redoute Collections
Sac brought from Thailand (2018) (already seen here)
Sandals Birkenstock (2018)
Earrings La Redoute Collections

Five senses #14

· Decoration, Fashion, Food

For this back to work/school period, here is the come back of one of your favorite category with a « Five senses » article (even though it’s probably the only category on this blog! Haha!). So let’s discover what stimulated my 5 senses lately!

 

Sight

You probably saw it on Instagram: I fell in love with a new incomer in my living room: the Medinilla magnifica. An exotic plant with impressive hanging pink flowers that I discovered after reading the blog Mango & Salt but I was afraid to get it at home, worried I couldn’t take care of it.

It’s still too early to call me a « Medinilla Master » (after only 15 days at home) but the future will tell us if the care instructions prove to be conclusive.

Apparently, it requires a luminous place (but not direct sun), watering and vaporizing its leaves with non-hard water (demineralized water for iron should work), avoid airstreams. I’ve been carefully following these instructions: finger crossed, meanwhile I’ve been admiring it.

 

Touch

As we are currently in the digital and the Internet age, the printed press has lost its luster. Even me, I don’t buy anymore any women’s magazine (and watch the last trends on Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) but I still appreciate reading the so-called « slow life » magazines that I consider as a real beautiful object to keep on my bookshelf.

As for me, the buying criteria are: the ascetic of the page and picture layouts, the writing and the “lifestyle” content as much as possible and less « psychology and personal development » (I am not saying I don’t need it but I only follow these advices of life with moderation: I have the feeling that trying to be more productive, the best of ourself, etc. tends to give individuals the same personality… but this is another subject).

So here are my favorite magazines in this domain:

 

DINETTE MAGAZINE : I’ve already talked about it in a previous Five senses article: After a few issues published, I keep enjoy reading it. This magazine from Quebec is very exotic and uncommon, with recipes (sometimes with unknown ingredients), wild life documentaries and creative editorials.

 

DIM DAM DOM : I told you about it on Instagram. An aesthetic magazine but not boring! (For instance, I’ve never got into Kinfolk magazines unlike the books). It gathers everything I like: fashion, travel and food. Very inspiring. I love reading it and reading it again.

 

LES CONFETTIS : Here is a women’s magazine I’ve kept reading! Indeed, it features interviews of women coming from different backgrounds (not only fashion or design) in order to discover different life courses. I particularly liked this summer issue with beautiful testimonials and images (interiors full of plants, it inspires me!)

 

SPECULOOS : A Belgian lifestyle magazine with always very nice and inspiring pictures.

Feel free to share the names of others if you know any good one!

 

Hearing

Photo credit : Sarah Louise Bennett

 

You know my passion for the band Bastille since the very beginning: I even wrote a full article about them. 6 years after, I am still a huge fan.

The music is still in the same vibe that made me love them but still with some evolution (in the good way) and even though they’ve become more popular abroad (thanks to collaboration with Marshmello for instance) I still can feel their passion for music and creativity and of course to have fun no matter what.

Photo credit : India Times Post

 

The last OP called « Doom days” is the one I listened the most (with the one of Kodaline) this summer and I’ve kept listening again: I love all the songs without exception and I’ve been dreaming about them coming back to France for a live tour.

When I told a friend about it, she told me about a mobile application to keep track about your favorite artist or band: Bands in town.

It synchronizes with everything you listen (on Spotify, Deezer), sends alerts about your favorite artists and suggests concerts that fits your tastes. After my spring/summer full of concerts, I will keep enjoying while being sure I won’t miss any!

 

Smell

In the streets of Honfleur…

 

I didn’t take any holiday this summer since I had already enjoyed some time off in May-June in Japan (I will continue the travel story soon!) and I had some work to get done on the side.

Even though, the activity was pretty slow in July-August and the Parisian quiet had done me good, Iast weekend we felt like I wanted to smell and see the sea.

Therefore, for a short day, we went to Honfleur, and stopped by Deauville on our way back: we had missed the « sea side and holiday » ambiance so we really enjoyed it! To smell the iodine and wet sand, this express getaway was just perfect.

Sunset in Deauville

 

Taste

Les recettes healthy de Margot (Editions Leduc)

 

This summer, I took the opportunity to cook a bit more, enjoying the large choice of seasonal fruits and vegetable varieties. I’ve been trying to prepare more healthy meals (while lowering the quantity of meat and increasing the portion of vegetables and pulses) and Margot’s book with healthy recipes helped me a lot.

I had a crush for her salty waffles with zucchini recipe, very easy to prepare: to enjoy with smoked salmon and yogurt and lemon sauce, lighter than a traditional waffle (somehow the milk is replaced by the grated zucchini). I will try autumnal recipes later on (with the coming back of pumpkin and squash!). As for now, I am still enjoying the summer! (English translation by Quiterie)

A call to action

· Art, Fashion

Being in Paris allows me to take even more time to wander around from one exhibition to another, and that’s what I did last weekend when I went to the Guimet museum.

Indeed, on July 10th (and until September 23rd) started the exhibition called “A call to action” imagined by Pharrell Williams and the Japanese artist Mr. (assistant of Takashi Murakami and member of Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki’s studio).

 

Carte blanche to Mr. & Pharrell Williams

Apparently, they’d already collaborated together for the Perrotin gallery a few years ago and also to create the video clip “It girl” from the American singer. Here is why I had this impression of “déjà vu”!

If you are not very kind of kawaii pop art, you might not find a great interest in this exhibition nor want to understand the meaning behind the childish pieces of art.

As for me, I stayed more than one hour in the room created by the two artists: sculptures, videos, drawings in the middle of a colorful apocalyptic scenery, I checked every single details of this “call to action”.

It was the will of the two artists to show that the future is owned by the new generations and despite the cute Japanese set up, they wanted to point out the problems of our society: ecology, overconsumption, individual weapons… To meditate.

I also took this opportunity to visit other floors in the museum, and I was a able enjoyed even more of my so loved Japan with the “Sur la route du Tokaido” exhibition gathering a large number of Japanese prints from Hiroshige.

Fan of Japan (or Pharrel.. or both) you now know what you have to do this summer!

PS: In term of look, here is the typical outfit I like to wear lately: not particularly feminine/sexy but more minimalistic and comfy with the holly trinity, Birk’/Bucket hat/Belt bag (“the 3B”, as one of you mentionned on Instagram !) (English translation by Quiterie)


My Outfit

Bucket hat COS
Dress Uniqlo
Belt bag &OtherStories
Pants Cyrillus (already seen here)
Sandals Birkenstock (already seen here)

Earrings Soko (already seen here)
Watch Cluse
Bracelets Tiffany & Co, Thomas Sabo

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