Friday, January 29, 2010

A world of beauty

I love this outfit so elegant and fun.

I collect images from magazines that inspires me. I love the shoes from Miu miu. The first time, I saw the fur; I couldn't believe it and it made me laugh. I thought this is very Pop Art. I like to look at it only; I won't wear it but I like when designers think outside of the box. I also LOVE Christian Lacroix. Since the age of 11, I have been collecting here and there images from his past collection and watching on his runway show.
I wish everyone a great weekend. Hope you are doing well.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting to know me

I am joining the fun and decided to answer those questions from Pourquoi pas? (Why not?)

1. Waffles, pancakes or french toast?
All of the above. I have a sweet tooth

2. Dream home..What would it look like?
A Chalet right by the slope in Switzerland. I LOVE skiing.

3. Favorite sport to watch during the Winter Olympics?
The Super G, downhill ski

4. The first word that comes to mind when describing yourself?
Creative, fun, I don't take myself too seriously, generous. I guess this is more than one word.

5. Dresses, pants (jeans, leggings, etc.) or skirts?
I love dresses and skirts with colorful tights from Fogal, my favorite tights company.

6. What is your favorite time of day?
The morning before lunch.

7. Beach or Mountains..which do you prefer?
Mountains. I love hiking and looking at the mountains and breathing some fresh air. I love flowers, trees and birds.

8.Will you watch the Super Bowl?
No, not really my thing.

Latest movie I have seen, what inspires me

Beautiful movie. I love Emily Blunt, the costume, the story of course. We saw it last night; totally worth it.
Today it is drizzling and the sky is grey so I decided to have a hot chocolate from my favorite place called Jacques Torres Chocolate If you are visting New York City and you like chocolate; it is totally worth it to check the store out.

I received in the mail this gift from Weewonderfuls as as thank you gift as I was a pattern tester for one of her creations. I am a big fan of her dolls. I love dolls.

I am currently working on a baby blanket. I thought of knitting a multicolored one instead of the usual suspected color pink; since it will be a June baby. Interestingly enough, well I guess for me, I can hear my own heat beat through my ears. Apparently, it is normal my gynecologue told me as my heart is working harder.

This weekend, we saw on DVD the movie called Les Innocents ont les mains sales.
I love Romy Schneider. She is so elegant. Her style inspires me.

I participated in the giveaway from Her owls creations are so cute; I could not resist. I found out about this giveaway through one of my favorite blog

Hope everyone had a good weekend.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two things I love around my home, what I am currently on

My mother gave me those ceramic tiles that she made a while back. Actually, she has been doing ceramics for twenty years. She does mugs, vases, plates.... I have a whole collection from her at home. I love this tiles and I am planning on turning into an artwork. I will ask a frame shop in NYC to do the work for me. I hope they can do it so then I will be able to hang it on the wall and look at it everyday. Wouldn't that be great?

I received this ceramic as a wedding gift from my mother. I grew up actually looking at it since it was in the living room of my mum's apartment. I love this sculpture although I am the only one in the house because it is kind of surrealistic. It is made by a Swiss artist. His name is Stucki from what I can read from his signature. Now, it is seating on a chest of drawers in our bedroom.

I am currently working on a baby blanket. It is a multicolored one since it will be a June baby. I wanted something fun and colorful and different from all pink; although I have to admit, most of the clothes I bought for her from Gap Kids are pink; I could not resist.

Alright, have a good day!

Take care.


Monday, January 18, 2010

10 things that makes me happy

Danielle at had the wonderful idea to write about ten things that makes her happy. So, following in the same path, I will do the same because this is fun.
Here there are:

1. Every morning, I like to look at the seagulls flying above my window. I like their spirit. It puts me in a good mood to watch them flying. My favorite birds are the woodpecker and also owls. Owls are so mysterious to me. There was a woodpecker living in a tree at one of my husband's friends place in Connecticut and you could hear him working. It is hilarious. A former coworker told me that owls watch on people who are sick because they are night birds. I think that I will make my mother an owl because she needs it.

2. I am into a knitting craze lately. I am knitting everyday. I found it very meditative, relaxing and rewarding. I am currently knitting a baby blanket for I can't believe I am writing this, for my baby girl due in June.

3. I like to go hiking in the mountains. When I am in the mountains surrounded by nature, I am in my elements. Same thing goes with skiing. I love skiing; the open air, the Alps, breathing deeply and going down the mountains. It is invigorating.

4. I love to look everyday at my dolls seating on my desk; it puts me in a good mood. Little things make me happy. I am a kid at heart despite the fact that I am passed the due age. Nevermind.

5. I love making crafts, especially dolls. I love sewing. I have a major in Women's wear actually. So, sometimes, I make myself clothes too.

6. I love to put makeup on, especially with shimmer for the eye shadow. I love Midnight Cowboys rides again from Urban Decay. It is sparkles in a champagne color. So cool.

7. Getting an apple cider at my favorite bakery in New York City, Once Upon a tart. I go there almost everyday. Drinking apple cider if so healthy and the one they sell is pasteurized, perfect for me.

8. Watercolor is a fun medium. I should get back into it. I have not done a watercolor for a long time now.

9. Making jewelry. I find it rewarding to spend a certain amount of time creating something and using your imagination and then have something unique to wear.

10. Drinking smoothies from Odwalla. It is delicious and so refreshing.
I forgot to mention that I love Champagne, especially Mimosa on Sundays. I don't drink any right now since I am pregnant but in June after the choupinette (little pumpkin) is born, I will definitely drink some.

Bonus: I forgot to mention that I LOVE SWISS CHOCOLATE especially Cailler (Chocmel and Rayon), Ragusa. You can only find those labels in Switzerland. One of my best friend living there was so nice sending me some.

I don't know if the following bloggers would be interested, but I am tagging Sara, Anabela, Tara-Lynn. I wish I knew more people in the blog world but those are some bloggers that I read frequently. I was thinking about Kennedy but I think she already wrote once about ten things she likes. If Kennedy, you read this and would like to be tagged, let me know because I love your blog.

Alright, thanks for reading. Have a great day and a good week! Take care. XOXO

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New mittens, childhood memories, a funky dress.

My mother gave me a long time ago childhood pictures. I love to look at them. It puts a smile on my face remembering those times. I remember clearly as it was yesterday, when my mother took me by surprise and took that photograph of myself seating on the sofa.It is my favorite picture of all time. What I like about childhood pictures is that children are natural, spontaneous. Already, at a young age, I used to read fashion magazines. I loved and still do to look at beautiful images; I am creating my own imaginary world. Today, I wore this dress which I think is super cool and fun. Also, I finished my new mittens with an Edelweiss embroidered on it. How cool is that!!! I love them. It is perfect actually to wore them today as it is cold outside and chilly.
Last week, I went to the French Institute with the hope of borrowing the other book by Muriel Barbery, La Gourmandise but she is very popular writer right now and this book was out; so I borrowed another book from another writer. From Muriel Barbery, I highly recommend L'elegance de l'herisson (it also comes in English but since French is my mother tongue, I read it in French of course)

Anyway, have a great week and stay warm!

Take care.


Friday, January 15, 2010

The winner of my pink poncho is....


Thanks everyone of participating in my giveaway. I will do some other giveaways;so no worries for those who did not win.
I included images of roses. I love roses. I don't wait for people to give some to me. I just go ahead and buy myself the most beautiful ones; why not? It is good to treat ourself.

Have a great weekend!

Hope you are having a lovely day.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Cocooning last Sunday

Last Sunday, we totally hibernated as it was so cold outside. But we went to the movie and saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Totally worth it to venture in the cold. I love movies with puppets especially when they are foxes. I love foxes; they are so cute.
Have you seen the movie?

I love Urbanoutfitters. They have so many cute outfits. I get their catalog in the mail and I found it so inspiring. I like the fact that Lyell designed some garments for them. Quite nice.

I always like to throw in the mix childhoood pictures. It is amazing that at a young age, I was so blond so does my brother.
Anyway, I am currently reading a book by Paul Auster, City of Glass. It is kind of dark but I like it. Paul Auster is one of my mum's favorite writer. I thought that I have to check it out.

I confess that recently, I shopped at two of my favorites etsy stores; here they are: and also
Check them out!!

Hope everyone is having a good day and I wish you all a great week!!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

To keep you warm: giveaway of pink poncho

Hi everyone,
I am giving away this pink poncho that I handknit. It fits a small and is made of mohair if I remember well.
If interested, please write about this giveaway on your blog and leave a message here expressing your interest in the poncho.
The winner will be selected via on Friday, January 15th at 11am Eastern standard time in the US.
Good luck and stay warm!

I am hooked on sockmonkey

I am having so much fun making sockmonkeys and on top of that it is for a good cause. All proceeds of the sales will go towards helping out artists in need. Check out the wonderful organization Fresh art
Isn't he cute with his earmuff and the matching scarf? I feel like I am a kid.
On a personal note, I am delighted to be 19 weeks pregnant and it is a baby girl due in early June.

Anyway, Danielle from is having a giveaway so I am entering it. I love her blog. Check it out!
Keeping with the monkey spirit, my favorite ice-cream flavor is chunky monkey from Ben & Jerry's. Otherwise, I love Cailler which is a Swiss chocolate label.
Alright, hope you are having all a great day! XOXO

Monday, January 4, 2010

I heart my new handknit hat and images that inspires me

I spent the weekend knitting away my new heart hat; it was knitting calore. I found knitting very therapeutical. Needless to say, I am very happy about the result; so happy that I wore the hat all Sunday afternoon. Additionally, those images inspires me. I love fabrics that are soft to the touch and shimmering of course. Hope everyone is having a good day!