Feb 26, 2011

Everything can change






I sort of wish this was a regular Sunday for me but alas it isn't. I have been sick at home for nearly a week now and the fact that the whole apartment is clustered with boxes doesn't make it more bearable. Tomorrow we'll be moving to our new apartment and I have some serious catching up to do with Uni work. Meanwhile you might have to wait a little longer for self shot photos, outfits posts and such but I will schedule some new posts to tide over. I'll do my very best to return soon!



Source: 1,3: Freunde von Freunden
2: Seensucht

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Feb 24, 2011

Thursday's Beauty Post: Trésor by Lancôme



The beauty posts won’t be only about fragrances but I have been given the opportunity to try and review an iconic fragrance by Lancôme, Trésor, so today’s post is all about it.

Obviously I was familiar with the beautiful advertising spots featuring Penélope Cruz or Kate Winslet but I had never tried it before until a couple of weeks ago. To be honest, when I first sprayed it on my wrists I didn’t like the top notes at all, it was an explosion of rose, iris and something else metallic smelling which was simply too strong (and dare I say, even headache inducing) for me. But still, even in the beginning there was something very fine and elegant to this composition, which became better and better in time. The drydown was creamy with hints of apricot and vanilla that linger a long time and that is when this scent becomes loveable to me. It smells so feminine and romantic and is even there the next day! I really wanted to love this one, and probably would have, if the opening had been more appealing to me. Every now and then I spray it on, try to ignore it for the first half hour and then enjoy the beautiful smell that it develops.

Maybe I’ll appreciate this sophisticated scent more some day, and until then I will treasure this beautiful flacon dearly...

click here to see all Lancôme Trésor products available at Marionnaud


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Feb 22, 2011

Wednesday's Interior Decoration Inspiration: shabby chic china cupboard

A while ago my sister and I picked up a cupboard off the street that some neighbour through out. On the first glance you could see why, it was an ugly brown wood cupboard with wooden knobs but we saw that it had potential and dragged it up to our apartment. Maybe you have already noticed that we have some pretty vintage china my sister recently started to collect (shown here, here and here). Inspired by shabby chic interior decoration style we set out to make this cupboard pretty again, meaning we painted it in glossy white, replaced the old knobs and as a finishing touch covered the insides with vintage looking Paris themed paper.

On a side note, our move is less than a week away!!!










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Feb 21, 2011

Help me choose

I've been looking for large green earrings to wear with a black formal dress at a dear friend's wedding and finally narrowed down my options. I'm still unsure though... What do you think of these, which one would you go for? Or do you have some other recommendations for me?

Green Glass Drop Earrings

Green Glass Drop Earrings

by Ben-Amun




Jade Encore Earrings

Jade Encore Earrings
by Roberta Chiarella
Jade Brava Earrings

by Roberta Chiarella
Green Austrian Crystal Teardrop Earrings
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Feb 19, 2011

Hongdae




Hongdae is actually a clubbing district in Seoul but there are lots of tiny shops and street stands. Hongdae offers such a unique vibe - there are hardly people over thirty and the area is full of young musicians running around with their guitars. I became so fond of this place..and yes, it is a hello kitty coffee shop ^^
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Some updates

Me with bang hair. I'm really satisfied with the new look although it's a little change. Sorry for the blurry photo quality..


I'm back from Seoul and I brought some new stuff: bag, cardigan, muffler, jewelry, lipsticks

I slept 12 hours straight last night, since I'm pretty jet-lagged ^^
Wish you all a lovely weekend!
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Feb 16, 2011

Wednesday's Interior Decoration Inspiration: Frames



I plan on going frame shopping this evening so I thought I'd share what I have in mind for my place. Since I want most of the rooms to be very bright I think adding darker framed pictures add a nice contrast. Also I want to replace all the gold hues in my current apartment with some cool silver shades!

The Blogs & Coffee print above is from MadebyGirl and probably every blogger out there (or every avid blog reader) totally get the idea. I want a smaller print for my desk but I'm afraid it will keep me from working on my master thesis and make me get another cup of coffee and browse bloglovin'! ^^









Source:

1. Decor8
2./3./4./5. Desire to Inspire
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Feb 15, 2011

Last day



Despite the cold windy weather cycling in Amsterdam was such a pleasure! Great way to spend the last few hours there. The experience was complete with meeting a local artist at a little café we stopped by to warm up. We were very lucky as it only started to rain just as we were about to board the plane... Perfect timing to head home!



Circle scarf: H&M



Coat: C&A



Necklace: from the Albert Cupymarkt/Amsterdam


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Feb 11, 2011

Before sunset



After having so much fun it’s not so easy to get back to work, so I wanted to share some pictures with you, mainly of what I wore in Amsterdam. Thanks for your suggestions, I managed to go and see some of the places you mentioned and really loved the city!



Our hotel was located in the red light district which we found perfect since most of the places we went were in walking distance. But of course we also rented a bike to get a more authentic feeling of being in Amsterdam but more on that adventure in the next post…



Coat: Zara Skirt: H&M
Blouse & belt: vintage
Bag: Mollerus Scarf: gift Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent


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Feb 8, 2011

Wednesday's Interior Decoration Inspiration: DIY ideas



Plants in antique tea pots



clock in bloom



chalkboards
(I plan on having one in the kitchen, but it also looks lovely in the living room.)



wiriting in the mirror

Sources:

1. Design*Sponge
2./3./4. ? (sorry my sister's finds aren't trackable)

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The one at the airport



I always find it weird that people seem to be interested in what “celebrities” wear when travelling or how they look like when they arrive at airports. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t kid myself thinking into I might be one of those “interesting” people but after seeing a girl behind me at the baggage drop wearing 12cm peeptoes that would make Victoria Beckham very proud I thought about my own plain outfit and why I was wearing it.




Even though I’m all for comfort when flying, sweatpants and All Stars don’t cut it for me. Basically I put on something I plan on wearing at the destination I’m heading to anyways (flat boots, parka…) and a body-cross bag because I prefer to keep my hands free. But enough of the babbling about this lame outfit, now I’m off to discover Amsterdam! Leave me your tips in the comments in case you have any!



Parka: Zara Sweater: Vero Moda
Pants: Tally Weijl Bag: Mollerus
Boots: Mjus Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent




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