Friday, January 1, 2010

Bonne Année!!

Unbelievable, it has been a year since my last post...

Another year in NY, another year...

I feel like writing again, and would like to start on this first day of the year by sending you some wishes...

May this year bring you happiness, you never know what's round the corner, what's coming for you! Hope this year will be full of adventures for you!

Bonne Année!!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fashion teaser!

Two other French expats have created a really cool project... And I thought I should make you guess what it is.
They have been kind enough to involve me in their adventure, but before I tell you how, well... Let's see if you can guess!

A French store in NY? No...

The launch of a clothing line... No, you are very cold...

These photos are the only clue I will give you today!

So what do you think?

The answer in 2009!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

So... Summer love!

Are you ready for more New York looks?

So... cool.

Yes because I am rarely in a cute black dress and boots to take the ferry, so I love her style just for that!

So... Happy!

I want the same kind of hat... Click on the photo for more details of her dress, very vintage.

Fashion, yes, 100% NY looks, smiles, laughter and complicity, and above all styles that go together.

So do you think that people with similar styles are meant to be together? Or opposite attracts?

PS: Apparently, thanks to one of my viewers, turns out the guy on the 2nd photo is Jon Kortajarena, an International Spanish Top Model.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

So... Sweet

Wandering in Nolita at the week end is one of my favourite hobbies. I discovered the vintage store Sweet Tater a few months ago and I just can't get enough!! If you are looking for vintage boots (fall is just around the corner, seriously!) this is the place to look for.

The store is located on 280 Mulberry street, and if you ever venture there don't forget to check the NYC Market. This little market is a gold mine for costume jewellery, tee shirts and other accessories. Don't spend to much though, and save some for your shopping spree in Sweet Tater...

I will let you be the judge of the potential damage to your credit card...
If there is a heaven for vintage boots, this is the right address!

Not convinced yet? And what if I show you this?

Or even that...

Ok I stop, I think you are probably convinced by now.

You might say that with the 30 degrees outside I would be better off looking for gladiator sandals but with a summer dress, a pair of camel boots will be perfect for September.

And who needs an excuse to shop anyway...?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

So... Yellow

With the temperature rising to 35 degrees in New York, everyone was out in their summer clothes today and I had to report some of the fashion I saw in Manhattan.

I have to say I really like this look, as I am a huge fan of yellow clothes and natural leather...

So when I see the two combined together I have to take a photo of it!

I was out strolling in Bleecker street when I saw this girl and her mother. She looks casual and cool with just the right touch of fashion sense thanks to her oversized bag.
A pair of gladiator sandals and this outfit would have been perfect!

So for those who object to yellow, are you convinced now?

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah they were all

Coldplay (en concert à New York le 23 Juin)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


A week in Paris...

What can I tell you... Family, friends, small dinners, shopping and more shopping, Paris, amazing Paris...

Sandro, Maje, Isabel, Vanessa, Iro, Manoush, Zadig, Noir Kennedy, Gas, Almost Famous, 58M, AB33, Swildens, Bash, etc... Yes I saw all of them.

A real pilgrimage, but let me reassure you (and especially my banker who follows this blog on a daily basis) there were some I just admired, as the dollars is slowly and surely still collapsing!

For the fashion summary, you will have to wait, but Paris it is also all this...

Its roofs...

Its fab areas, so different, St Germain, Le Marais are among my favourites...

And there are all the little extra things... The ones you cannot find in NY (yes yes there are some!)

No? You don't think so, well let me show you...

The Velibs, or how you can rent bicycles by the hour everywhere in Paris.

The patisseries, and they are so good, people are even queuing for them!

And in no specific order...
The tube, so much cleaner, the buildings which, because they are smaller let us see more of the sky, the museums, the Eiffel tower which shines like a diamond at night, to have a real expresso, the brasseries and small cafes, and above all the feeling that people are taking the time to enjoy life, un je-ne-sais-quoi...

Oh I know... I am so French!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

2008 will be vintage for sure!

The Vintage fair is on again next week end! I am warning you a week before, and showing you what happened at the last one, in February...

Are you ready? Let's enter the wonderful kingdom of Vintage!

The doors opened at 1pm on Friday and the venue filled up very quickly.
Needless to say time flew by and I didn't have time to take that many photos.
Sorry no famous people to report this time... Oh yes, Chloe Sevigny, but I didn't dare to bother her, she was enjoying her shopping, and in that kind of encounter you act like everyone else, as if you didn't recognize her.. And then you talk about her for an hour after she is gone!

So for those who did not come, as usual loads of accessoiries, clutches, belts, boots, hard to make up your mind!

Everybody is looking for that something special, the little treasure you long for. I wanted a clutch, and I found that one, for 20$ I could not say no!

But other came for a coat, a jacket, jewellery or even a prom dress!

I also checked out the Wedding dresses exhibition... A small selection, sweet but I could not have got married in one of them, not my style!

But above all, the most interesting about those fairs is the variety of people attending.

As always, the designers looking for inspiration
Models or actresses... Ok only Chloe, but that counts!
Owners of other vintage stores from LA, London & Paris
Mothers and daughters.
Girlfriends, often out in pairs... Beware of the one who likes something but whose friend adds at the last minute "is this really you?", while trying on the very same thing and admiring herself in the mirror!
Girls just wandering, and whose outfits I wanted, such as the one of this Japanese girl.

Or this New Yorker in a Tibi coat and a vintage dress.

All these encounters make the day fly by, and it is difficult to find time to talk to other sellers, like Molly & Maureen...

They have a store in the Lower East Village and were a lot of fun during those two days: they changed their outfits every two hours and gave us a nice vintage fashion show!

I am afraid that's it! I could go on and on but would end up boring you! So here is my last photo...

For those who want to see the previous fairs in October and November, check it out here and there.

Have a good week, more to come!

And for those who want to go to the next one, all the info can be found here.