The Cold Nosed Reindeer

The Cold Nosed Reindeer

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Elif the cold nosed reindeer, had a very frozen nose. And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows. All of the other Québécois, used to stare and tell her to put more clothes on. They never let poor Elif, look fancy even one afternoon. Then one snowy December day, Montreal came to say: Elif it’s not that cold today, won’t you make a game out of your clothes and play.

. Deer print faux fur coat Topshop (similar here & here)
. Black skinny high rise jeans Topshop (similar here & here)
. Zip detail flat booties Asos (similar here & here)
. Ivory wool and cashmere scarf KisKissay (similar here & here)

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Valentino en Blanc

Valentino en Blanc

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Normally I’m not a fan of all white, not on one person nor on a lot of people at the same time. Especially the latter; I hate all white weddings, I hate White Sensation kind of events – my limit is the bride + bridesmaids and that’s it. However the latest Valentino “Sala Bianca” couture collection that was presented in New York last week as a celebration of the original Valentino’s early, 60’s-era collections gave a new meaning to white all together. You’d think that one simply can’t come up with 42 coherent white looks all more beautiful and lighter than the other but Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are no ordinary designers. After this I’d gladly welcome white as the new red for Valentino.

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Fade Out

Fade Out

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In a miserable attempt to jazz up my regular all black winter look, I threw in my beloved zip booties that I get to wear twice a year. It was a sad lesson I learned that stiletto heels and my life can only intersect around summer time which makes high heeled booties nothing short of useless. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t walk around like that with those shoes, my daily gear is this outfit with a pair of flat combat boots but the blog is my scene and all these fancy shoes are my costumes that I don’t get to wear all the time. It’s like playing dress up with your mom’s clothes.

. Black faux fur coat Front Row Shop (similar here & here)
. Black leather pants ASOS (similar here & here)
. Black leather zip booties Zara (similar here & here)
. Black wool hat Urban Outfitters (similar here)
 
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No Frames, No Worries

No Frames, No Worries

Alternative Photo Framing Ideas

I love absolutely everything about interior styling and I can play with furniture & details all day long, everything but framing and hanging those frames. I know deep down that prints, posters and art should be framed and kept safe that way but for me it’s pure torture, not to mention boring. A year ago, when we moved into our new house, I bought almost 50 frames in various sizes and colors from IKEA with the dream of making a gallery wall but all they did make is a dustball under our bed. Now that I bought the poster I’ve been lusting after for such a long time, I’m looking for some alternative ways to hang prints.

I’m finding these wooden strip hangers perfect for big posters whereas pant hangers or hangers with clips more suitable for small prints and photos. Just want to drill two holes and be done with it? IKEA picture ledges or Urban Outfitters clip strings are your bag. Don’t want to bother with nails at all? Stick them to the wall and add an electric tape in the color of your choice around it et voila!

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Laura Guarie

Laura Guarie

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Buenos Aires based artist Laura Guarie is my latest inspiration source, with her retro collages blended with graphic illustrations influenced by European history, art, architecture and design. Still a graphic design student, Laura’s work has been featured on a lot of major design websites and magazines. There’s even an awesome tattoo design in there somewhere, her lines are so on point.

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Sweater Deal

Sweater Deal

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My favorite sweater of the season is without a doubt the low shoulder, long sleeved tight sweater dress from ACNE which is impossible to find anywhere – even if I were to stop myself from buying everything I love and save some money. So I did what I always do, bought the next best thing for the fraction of a price. I’ve already worn out this H&M sweater wearing it with flares & skinnies, up & down, all day & everyday. I love it so much that I bared the cold taking of my coat for a better shot. Felt like a snow princess.

. White long sweater H&M (similar here & here)
. Dark grey trench coat with quilted lining and faux fur collar Ennji Milano (similar here & here)
. Dark blue flared jeans ASOS (similar here & here)
 

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