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Month: June 2015

Barcelona Diary

You have probably read snippets of my 3-day stay in Barcelona. I last visited this city as a teenager but do not remember much of it. My friend and I went back in full tourist mode, dutifully doing all (well almost) the must-see places, and checking out friends’ recommendations of cafés and restaurants. I have… Read More »

The Summer Trench Coat

Pictures by Inès Monnet For the chilly days of summer, you may just put on a thin jacket. Why not wrap yourself up in a trench coat instead? It has so many advantages you didn’t think of. First, it’s timeless. With a quality design, you will keep it through the years. Second, it’s so versatile… Read More »

Gucci Cruise 2016

  It is this time of the year when each Maison de Couture presents its Cruise 2016 collection. A few weeks ago, Dior wowed us in the Palais des Bulles, a palatial home owned by Pierre Cardin which is set on a Cliffside close to Cannes. The creative director Ralf Simon rendered old silhouettes in a… Read More »

Pictures and video by Inès Monnet I have been meaning to create short videos on fashion and beauty. At last, this is my first video! I am kicking off with a “How to” tutorial series on easy nude makeup for Summer. 1. Foundation: First I use Yves Saint Laurent touche éclat under my eyes to… Read More »

Why an Evening Dress?

Pictures by Inès Monnet Want to look sexy and feminine for a cool night of partying..? The easy (default) option is to go for an evening dress. But why not experiment something less conventional? Here is an alternative look with a glittery H&M top and mini-short ensemble, Topshop figtree sandals, Mango biker jacket and Giorgio… Read More »

Back to Flare Jeans

Pictures by Inès Monnet I remember how I would wear flare jeans (when they were fashionable in my “younger” days) with anything – tops, shoes or accessories. I also remember how I would cringe when I looked back at the pictures. Ugh, they looked so… seventies. As surely as day turns into night, I switched… Read More »

Outfit pictures by Sabrina D.  One cannot possibly stay in Barcelona without visiting the Park Güell. We got up early on our last day in Barcelona so as not to miss it. It turned out to be my favorite tourist spot of the whole trip. Originally conceived by Güell and Gaudi as a modernist “garden… Read More »

Pictures by Sabrina D. A few days ago, a friend and I went to Barcelona to enjoy a few days of balmy weather in a hip (but affordable) city. I also wanted to discover more of a place I last visited a long while back. Sightseeing and searching for good food were definitely in our plans. We… Read More »