Thursday, 28 May 2015

That Special Detail

I am ironically not an avid online shopper but still like the good old touchy-feely way of shopping. So what a pleasant surprise at the downtown H&M to stumble on a couple of items I have been searching obsessively - an off-shoulder top and a buttoned-up A-line skirt. These designs were exactly what I wanted. The bottom match my new Topshop gladiator sandals (as ever they were meant to). I carry my red 3.1 Phillip Lim bag as I like to add a touch of color to my outfits either with an accessory, jacket or jewelry. On that note, I received from Monnier Frères, a pair of Eddie Borgo double-spike earrings. When worn, you see the front spike in a pale pink stone. The hidden side is perhaps even more edgy with a matching pink zircon held in a crimped design (like the linen of a coat). People may not see the intricate embroidery or quality of the material, but you know. That's what makes it special.

Wearing: H&M top & skirt / Cerjo sunglasses / 3.1 Phillip Lim bag / Eddie Borgo earrings (available at Monnier Frères) / Topshop sandals


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

My Carl F. Bucherer Look

I can finally unveil the special project I have been working on. Carl F. Bucherer, the Swiss watch brand and retailer, invited me to be a member of the jury for #MyCFBLook contest.

How to take part? You share your most fashionable look (be creative!) on Instagram with the hashtag #MyCFBLook and tag @carlfbucherer.

What can you win? That is when the fun really begins. The winner will be spending a "Perfect Day in Paris" with the Carl F. Bucherer team. This includes a stay at a 5-star hotel with a companion of your choice (lover, friend, relative, anyone). Things go up a notch after the luxurious breakfast. For a change, you will have breakfast at the Bucherer boutique and later on take part in a studio-style photo shoot with the Pathos watch. And there is much more in the program for an unforgettable stay.

Why hesitate - you have until the 22nd June to enter the contest and win this fabulous trip to Paris!

In the meanwhile, here is an idea of how I style the Pathos watch with a play on colors on a comfortable spring outfit. I wear a deep blue dotted-jacket over a black tank top tucked into my white bf jeans. With a classy watch, I do not need a lot more accessories than my matching Cambridge Satchel.

Wearing: Carl F. Bucherer watch / H&M jacket / Zara top / La Halle pants / Aldo shoes / The Cambridge Satchel Company bag / Ray-Ban sunglasses / Maria-Francesca Pepe ring


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Dare to Be Different

Since my teenage days, I try to be different and original in my looks. Yes, I keep up with trends but on my terms. Like here, I am not afraid to match the hot Adidas superstar sneakers with Wolford dot tights, Atelier Laure Paschoud sleeveless coat, a little black dress and The Cambridge Satchel (a recent acquisition at Farfetch). A hint of Violetta on my lips and I'm off to My Dressing…

La Redoute also dares to be different and has this clever idea to create a travelling physical version of their online-only boutique. We all know that shoppers like to touch and feel the clothes they see online. So La Redoute converted containers into a small store and called it "My Dressing". It will travel from place to place, and for Switzerland kicked off in my hometown of Lausanne!

Wearing: The Cambrigde Satchel Company bag / Wolford tights / Atelier Laure Paschoud sleeveless coat / Adidas superstar sneakers / H&M dress / Dior earrings / Pépit9s necklace


Monday, 25 May 2015

Anyone for the Gingham Style

Gingham is feminine and trendy but also often made fun of by being unfairly compared to a tablecloth. I lost my head for this La Redoute baby pink print shirt, all in the name of trying something new. I tucked it into my belted high waist bf jeans, and completed the look with Adidas sneakers (worn with high white socks) and my Givenchy vintage bag.

Wearing: La Redoute shirt / H&M jeans / Givenchy bag / Adidas superstar sneakers / Cerjo sunglasses / Thomas Sabo temporary tattoo