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Month: October 2015

Let’s get intimate

Pictures by Alison L. Lingerie isn’t necessarily worn just to seduce your onlooker. When you feel sexy in your underwear, you also get this inexplicable feeling of self-indulgent confidence. Simone Perele offers what I look for – refined designs with quality materials (embroidery or laces in charming colors) and sometimes a touch of technology. I… Read More »

Pictures by Inès Monnet Shopping is loads of fun. But styling what you’ve just bought is even more exciting. So I usually wear the new items right away. Lately though I felt like waiting for the right occasion to bring out this Esprit bustier overall which I got a few weeks ago. It is black… Read More »

How to: Style Your Curls

Here is my second beauty video! Doing curls on long hair yourself can get pretty complicated. Imagine trying to “catch” strands of hair with the curling tongs and to twist them behind your back, while not being able to see properly what is going on. So I am keen to try any hair curler which… Read More »

Oh So Preppy!

Pictures by Inès Monnet I am not really into the preppy look but I couldn’t pass over these La Redoute pieces. Their design carries retro notes yet remains edgy. Take as examples the A-line buttoned-up skirt in vivid blue and shirt from the Coralie Marabelle collaboration collection. Both have cuts that were quite popular back… Read More »

In the limelight

Pictures by Inès Monnet  Even after two weeks, I am still having wonderful memories of being the H&M “face” in Switzerland for the launch of their Beauty line. As I am not a professional model, it was a new feeling to see posters of my pictures put up in H&M stores. Timed with the launch… Read More »

Basics Anytime

Pictures by Alison L. Retailing, they say, is all about location, location and location. The location for a photoshoot is just as crucial – it can mean the difference between a flat and a vivid picture. The underground urban street scene with billboard-plastered walls here exudes such vibe that it even enhances a simple outfit.… Read More »

Middle Way

Pictures by Inès Monnet  Winston Churchill purportedly once said, “A speech should be like a skirt – long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to maintain interest.” Not too long, not too short, but everything in the middle also seems to be the mantra from designers in their Autumn-Winter 2015 runway shows. The… Read More »