Thursday, 27 March 2014

Blaastyle on Pinterest

Along with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Pinterest has become quite popular. It piqued my interest, so I recently signed up for an account. How does it work? Once you sign up, you have a "board" on which you pin whatever you like or want to share. You can create as many boards as you like and give each one a theme. I am still learning the ropes in the art of "pinning", but I quite enjoy how you can share your interests on the internet through thematic boards.

La Redoute created a contest on Pinterest where you create a board to share inspirational pins featuring some of their products. The winner becomes their Swiss Ambassador! I couldn’t resist signing up for the contest and I need your help to win: 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Spring Already

Pictures by Inès Monnet

The weather in Switzerland lately has just been so wonderful! Spring must be the fashionista’s favorite season. I love to be able to layer my clothes. I had a few errands to run, so I put on my new comfortable H&M sneakers. The distinctive quilted (faux-leather) top lends it a bit of sophistication. The Gant man’s shirt with a large cut is one that I featured last summer. To enhance the silhouette, I tucked it into my Zara lace-detailed skirt. Over it I chose this biker jacket that has become a basic in my wardrobe. Despite wearing sunglasses, I changed my usual makeup for a heavy eyeliner. I am not used to tracing a line below the eye as it deepens the gaze. But it turned out great on the pictures!

I love the contrast between the setting and this urban comfy look. It had been a while since I last had pictures taken by Inès. But what an ease and pleasure to work with her again.

Wearing: ZeroUV sunglasses / Sal Y Limon bangles / Gant shirt / Zara skirt / H&M shoes / Céline bag / Mango faux-leather jacket

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Minimalist Look

I often get asked whether the clothes I wear are all mine or loaned by brands. Well, most of the pieces (including accessories) that I feature belong to me. Then invariably comes the second comment: "OMG, you have so many clothes!". Faux! My wardrobe is probably not much bigger than that of the average gal next door. In fact, this is what I find challenging and interesting - coming up with ideas on how to wear the same pieces differently. It may be a dream but where’s the thrill if you can walk into any shop and pick whatever you fancy to wear just once. Sometimes I feel less inspired than usual, like this time. Thus, I went for a minimalist look with an oversized knit for a dress, a leopard mantel and a Dior Satchel.

Wearing: Zara knit dress, coat / Ganni boots / Dior satchel / Rita&Zia earrings

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Old City

Pictures by Marine M.

Last Monday, my friends, Marine, Anissa, and I set out for a stroll in St-Gallen to discover new places. We ended up in the charming old town where we took a few pictures in front of an old building. The light and background highlight the minimalist outfit I created. You notice the Sismeek watch and bracelet from Rita&Zi which I am almost constantly wearing. Just added to my fav' list are the Ganni low boots from Zalando. You will be seeing these items quite often in my future looks!

Wearing: Ganni boots / H&M knit & skirt / Zara tote & coat / Sismeek watch / Rita&Zia bracelet /ZeroUV sunglasses