November 22, 2015

Once upon a time




















Not only fairytales are for children but it's true that they also have been a longtime source of inspiration for many artists. Alena Akhmadullina, a Russian-born designer, managed to recreate the fantasy of one of the most popular Russian folktale by bringing to life its underwater world through her newest resort collection. Feminine yet using all kinds of material, she literally carves out of her garments beautiful ocean waves stitched in rough denim, koi carps and crashing curls on chiffon and sea foam formed by fur details in a way that reminds us of the famous Japanese painter Hokusai's signature paintings. Whereas my closet clearly lacks of color, I'd love to wear those gorgeous pieces. It's subtle, delicate and oh so chic !



xx
Claire

November 11, 2015

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY








You know how old movies used to be in black and white ? Well, I think I would have been great in one of them because it seems like I can't wear anything else than black, white or grey clothes. Grey particularly have been one of my favorite color since autumn and its cold weather settled in lately.

I am wearing a turtleneck sweater I got from China, and the pants are from Zara


xx
Claire

November 4, 2015

THE SCORCH TRIALS




Reading at home with a hot cup of tea is one of my favorite activities during fall/winter. I'm in that period of the year where I prefer to play the kinda antisocial girl while wearing my old pjs with a pair of fluffy socks, than going out in the cold. To be honest, I need to find new books to read and more importantly more time to do it. Talking about books, I don't know if you are into those dystopia trilogies such as The Hunger Games, the Divergent series but I read The Maze Runner one too and recently I went to see the movie based on the second book. For those who haven't seen it yet, I won't spoil it but you really need to go see it and asap ! But whatever, what I wanted to tell you is whereas I only need comfy pjs at home, I'm the kind of girl that still struggles to find a nice outfit when I go to  the theater which is completely stupid since we all are in the dark and that nobody actually cares about what I'm wearing. That's exactly what happened last time as I went to watch The Scorch Trials with Chloé from Crackeryourstyle. Of course, for the fresh halls of the theater, I had no better idea than choosing a black dress with a pair of white converses and backpack (that's for the books to remind me the story.. ok, i'm out !) in case I was getting hot because of all the action in the movie aha !



xx
Claire

October 28, 2015

TOKYO FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE


What comes to your mind when you come across the word 'Japan' ? Let me guess, spirituality, refinement, peacefulness, tradition, beauty, mystery ? I agree. But one thing that is proper to Japan in my opinion is its culture based on contradictions and, I think this is what makes Japan such an fascinating country. Personally, I've grown up listening to what we call J-music and reading manga. Now, my tastes in music might have changed a bit but Japanese Pop Culture always had some kind of influence on me. Come on, don't tell me there wasn't a time you wanted to look like your favorite character from whatever manga/anime it was. I remember when I first got into fashion, I was so obsessed with j-fashion. Do you know the fashion magazine called Popteen ? I used to buy it from the only japanese library in Paris I knew back then. It was full of girly looks that would fit cute teenagers like the ones in all those high school life mangas you might have read. Lots of laces, overly cute accessories, etc. The thing is that I always believed Japan was far ahead from the Occident in matter of fashion. Whereas it could get very eccentric and flashy though original, it always kept a bit of tradition and in a well balanced minimalism. Japanese designers such as Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Tumori Chisato, Kenzo Takada, Junya Watanabe, Issey Miyake, etc. prove it to us season after season through their admirable work. Here are some street style look from this season's Tokyo Fashion Week that caught my eyes. Tell me what you think of it, okay ?


x
Claire

(credits to the photographer)

October 17, 2015

MINT



Sorry for not keeping you updated during summer but I was a bit overload between my internship and my trip to Japan then South Korea (I'd tell you more about this in another article). Today I'm sharing with you guys an outfit from my internship era. You certainly know my taste now, and as usual, black and white are a must. I've been quite obsessed with lace and my obsession is still going strong though wearing it have become more and more difficult these days. The summer heat has now been replaced by a really chilly fall and I just can't get used to it. I miss the warmth of the sun. In the space of two weeks, the temperature has dropped drastically and I don't even know what I should wear.. Can you believe that I'm already starting to wear my turtleneck sweaters ?! I miss chilling around in nothing more than a shirt dress ! I guess I'm more of a spring/summer person than a fall/winter one. What about you guys ?


Stay warm and try not to catch a cold ! x




on me
top: ZARA
trousers: Primark
shoes: Vans x & Other Stories

October 16, 2015

my shoe collection







Remember when I uploaded my first Youtube video ? Well, here's my second one. Actually, it's been a while since I uploaded it but I forgot to share it with you guys on this blog. I don't have lots of shoes but I still wanted to show you guys what kind of shoes I own. It doesn't look like it I know but, in fact I'm a bit of a shoes addict. The only thing that keeps me from not having a thousand of pairs of shoes is that financially speaking, I'm a bit short aha !


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