Monday, May 31, 2010

Roam Around The World!

My 50th birthday was yesterday, but I've been celebrating this birthday from the time I booked my trip to Paris, way back in March, and will continue to celebrate straight through September, when the trip will actually happen.

This was my birthday cake, which we had last week ...
And my friend in Australia sent me a whole mess of birthday gifts, one to open any time I feel I need a "lift" OR all at once.
And yesterday I went to see Sex and The City 2 with my friend Kate, who gave me the card with the quote on it "Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments," pictured above. Kate also gave me this cute little book ...
Its pages are filled with artwork and impassioned descriptions of the spirit of Paris to be found at many famous sites throughout the city.

I'm getting ready to roam and can't wait - until Paris!

Friday, May 28, 2010


The power of the internet.
Macarons. At the top of my Facebook page next to a personalized ad for coupons in my [insert name of city].

They know I like them! Well, I think they are pretty. 
I have yet to taste one...

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

In preparation from my upcoming trip to Paris, and I watched "The Last Time I Saw Paris." 
Elizabeth is Taylor is beautiful in this flick! Halfway through the movie, she cuts her hair short and looks so gamine - like these famous gamine girls, one of whom is French ...
Here's a clip from the movie:
You can watch the movie - in full - online by clicking here.

"The Last Time I Saw Paris" is loosely based on the famous F. Scott Fitzgerald short story "Babylon Revisited" and stars Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson - along with a very young Roger Moore (who I never knew was so handsome, almost statue/Greek godlike). I enjoyed the snips of French spoken here and there in the movie. It tells the tale of Americans living in Paris, their dalliances and brush with fortune, as well as tragedy. At one point in the movie, Elizabeth Taylor's character, Helen - dressed in a yellow dress - is arrested for swimming in a public fountain and her husband has to go and get her. Later, they stop in a bar where an artist paints a picture of Helen emerging from the fountain in her yellow dress.

I wonder if the Paris bar where Helen is painted on the wall actually exists - does anyone know? Maybe I will have to go and look for it.

Until Paris ...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Sue" with floral flap

"Eve" (small, wallet size with shoulder strap)

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The phrase "Embrasses moi" reminds me of this song ... do you remember it?

Kick off your shoes and sit right down
Loosen off that pretty French gown
Let me pour you a good long drink
Ooh baby don't you hesitate cause

Tonights the night
It's gonna be alright
Cause I love you girl
Ain't nobody gonna stop us now

- Rod Stewart, Tonight's The Night

At the end of this 70's song by the British rocker, his then girlfriend moans and mummers in French what sounds to me like ,"Embrasses moi."

Well, this was my French lesson for today. Until Paris ...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Did you get yours yet?

C'est la gift - with purchase. At makeup counters near you ... or check it out at What a cute tote with the Eiffel Tower on it! After all, it's all about the Eiffel. Leave it to Lancôme ...
Hmmm, might be good for my upcoming trip. The tiny makeup and skin treatment products are just the right size for flight! Birthday gift hint, hint ... : )

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Five Paintings We'll Miss In Paris ...

Here's a portion of one of them! And if you watch the video below, you can learn about the others ...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sex, The City and The Macarons

You see them, right?
How can you miss them?
They are the macarons ~ in the Sex and The City 2 movie, coming out next week. They play a starring role of sorts. Women fall for them. They are irresistible!

NPR reported about the trendiness of this French treat back in February, 2010 ... but look - they misspelled "Macaroon"! It's actually - as all of you Paris bloggers and blog readers know - "macaron." 

I have never tasted one and vow that I never will ...

ღ♥♥ღ´¯`•.¸¸. Until Paris! ღ♥♥ღ´¯`•.¸¸.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On the Street....Claude, Berlin

I'm in Berlin right now shooting an ad campaign. Yesterday I met Claude, her name is Claudia but she hates that name. As you can see, Claude is a beautiful example of a young lady that knows how to play up her best assets. We cast her because she has the figure of a real, everyday girl: she stands about 5'1" and she is very curvy. You can't really appreciate her curves because of her coat, but they're there. It has actually been a little difficult to find samples that fit her correctly but really, who could get past her hair, lips and those legs? She knows that these are her best featues and works with us to find looks that suit her best.

To me, this is such a great reminder to stop obsessing about my own personal imperfections and start highlighting the little gifts.

Tomorrow I'm cutting the sleeves off all of my Guy Rover shirts and showing off the guns! (For those of you who didn't understand the Pocari Sweat post, that was a joke.)

Monday, May 10, 2010

On the Street....Mercer St., Soho

On the Street.... Spring St., Soho

2010 Hair Styles for Women

2010 hairstyle trends will feature a lot of new looks: there are the new hair trend heavily influenced by the recent Spring 2010 catwalks, and there are the reworkings and evolutions of last year's hair trends. Below are's top picks for hair styles in 2010, with seasonal styles alongside looks for hair from short to long. For more on hair cut trends keep reading.

Plaited & Braided hair

The popularity of milkmaid braids in 2009 evolves into the braided hairstyle trend in 2010. While it's natural for hair trends to evolve between the years, the resurgence of plaited / braided hair is mostly as a result of the hairstyle heavily featuring on the Spring 2010 catwalks. Particularly prominent on Alexander Wang's Spring 2010 runway, we also spotted them at Miuccia Prada's Miu Miu Spring 2010 and, increasingly, amongst street style pictures.

There are two distinct braided hairstyle looks for 2010: the long side braid, and the fish plait as seen on the Missoni Spring 2010 catwalk.

2010 hair styles for women

Military fashion: women's military clothing trend

Military fashion as a trend is nothing new, in fact I've been tracking its rise on since 2008. But while fashion trends tend to burn out within a few years, the women's military fashion trend isn't going anywhere, though like all true fashion trends, in 2010 the military trend will evolve. Gone (but not quite) are the decadent lashings inspired by military uniforms of the Georgian and Victorian eras. Rather, military is now about functionality and utility. If the 18th and 19th centuries originally inspired women's military fashion, then it's true to say that in 2010 it's inspired by the military uniforms of the 20th century.

Military fashion: women's military clothing trend

Knee High Socks: Women's Fashion Trend

In a year in which thigh high boots will be so prominent, this fashion trend should come as no surprise. Normally a humble accessory that most women hide, socks as a women's 2010 fashion trend will be at the fore. And whilst there'll be several styles of socks popular in 2010, knee high socks (and similar styles) will be one of the defining looks to work into your wardrobe. Best of all, they're transeasonal and will be perfect alongside a number of other Winter 2010 and Spring 2010 fashion trends.

Knee High Socks: Women's Fashion Trend

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Best haircuts 2010

Fringe hairstyle can be for straight and curly hair also , actually, fringe hairstyle is edging hairstyle. If you have short hair you know that there are endless cute styles for your short hair like messy hair, shaggy hair, short curls, spiral curls, casual hairstyles and some super short haircuts like the boyish cuts.To almost all these short hairstyels you can add bangs that it will improve your hairstyles and makes it look very sexy and cool. Many celebrities like Christina Ricci, Rumer Willis Chignon or Cheryl Burke has bangs in many styles, straight bangs, side bangs and more the point is that bangs are very popular in 2010 and you should try it, here are some stars with medium and long hairstyles with bangs:

 Best haircuts 2010

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New Season – New Short Hairstyle!

New Season – New Short Hairstyle!

At the middle of 2010 its time for you to have a new and trendy short hairstyles and hairstyles that will keep you during the hole summer looking and feeling very good and fresh.

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In the summer of 2010 the best hairstyles for you are feminine, easy styles, and keep a natural style.

Valentino's Deep Sea Dance

Photo: Fred Hsu, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Watching the models float down the runway at Valentino's F/W 2010 show was like spending the afternoon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Each semi-transparent, airy design with rippled, vertical frill glided with fluid movement, reminiscent of the expanding and contracting motions of the majestic sea nettle. These graceful phantom-like creatures are ocean vagabonds, drifting weightlessly with the currents and tides. While structurally simple, they are radially symmetrical with ribbon-like tentacles and lacy, pointed oral arms that spiral out. And, while the sea nettle may be a sight to behold, I can only imagine how a Valentino gown feels to wear. (Probably a lot nicer than floating in one, you think?)


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