Saturday, July 31, 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010-11 Fashion Trend : Terrific Trousers.

According to Vogue, you must have in your closet, for the upcoming season Terrific Trousers. The new season trousers are easy, elgant and flattering, with simple, leg-lengthening trousers. They fit well with a silky blouse tucked-in, a skinny belt and heels, this is easy, fail-safe glamour, as well as luxe wools.

From these looks from the runway, My favorite trousers are the Akris, Chloé and Marc Jacobs. What I like about this trend is the elegant cut and I think it can fit a wide range of body types. But as much as I would like to be able to wear them, I am pretty sure I won't find anything that fit my "petite" figure, unless I wear very high maybe, will see! 
What do you think? Will a terrific trouser end up in you closet?

    A glimpse of what you will see on Gossip Girl!

    Still spying on Gossip Girl's season 4 set in NYC, following are my findings from last week shooting:

    I love both Leighton and Blake dresses, and I think that Jessica has a really perfect figure to wear shorts. What would you like to wear?

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    Our new TV Addiction : Pretty Little Liars!

    We are addicted to another TV show: ABC family summer serie, Pretty Little Liars.

    Inspired by the book series (like another show we know!), Pretty Little liars portrayed a group of high school girlfriends who grew up together in a small town. There are all the ingredients to make a good show: drama, intrigues, romance,...a gorgeous cast and of course fashion!
    I found a great article from WhoWhatWear featuring one of the main character: Lucy Hale (or Aria Montgomery on the show):

    Hale's character enjoys the most noteworthy wardrobe on the show. Always flirtatiously quirky and eclectically assembled, Aria's ensembles invariably involve a number of layers, prints, and loads of accessories. The combination adds up to a look that's a little grungy, a little girly, and totally grounded. "Sometimes an outfit can look so wrong," Hale says, acknowledging the how-did-she-put-that-together aspect of her character's style. "But if you look at it more closely, suddenly you realize it's so right."

    For the one that are watching the show, what do you think of it ? Who are your favorites? I really like Aria's and Spencer's styles. 

    Sunday, July 25, 2010

    Our Favorites "NYC Street Chic of the week" (

    This week, our mother is staying with us and since we haven't seen her in a while (she lives in France), we are trying to spend as much as possible with her. So sorry for neglecting the blog...
    Following are our favorite looks from's NYC Street Chic:

    July 19, 2010:
    Tabitha, on 14th Street.
    A leather mini skirt is a must-have seasonless item. 
    Forever 21 skirt, top from The Reformation, Miss Sixty shoes, Banana Republic bag
    (Photo: Courtney D'Alesio)

    July 20, 2010
    Ondine, student
    A sweet short-sleeve buttoned-up blouse is an idea offset to rough lace-up boots.
    vintage Agnes B top, vintage skirt, Stephane Kelian boots
    (Photo: Daniel Zuchnik)

    July 23, 2010:
    Jennifer Hiliker, student
    Ruffles get an edge paired with leather boots.
    Anna Sui dress, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Marc Jacobs purse, Urban Outfitters bag
    (Photo: Edward Le Poulin)

    Friday, July 23, 2010

    Victoria's secret & Romantic Lace

    I told you we received the latest Victoria's Secret Catalog. As I was going through it, I noticed that there were a lot of lace, not only on the lingerie, but also on the clothes. So I decided to show to you my favorite pieces and now you know one of the affordable places you can go if you want some laces in your wardrobe.

    Fall 2010 fashion trend: Romantic Lace !

    According to, this Fall fashion has fallen in love with Romantic lace - from sweetly pretty day dresses to sensual see-through gowns and blouses. Following are some ideas of looks from the runway:

    I really love this trend and this is definitely my style, so I won't have much problem to update my wardrobe! I can't wait. What I like about lace is that it adds a chic and romantic touch to your look. What do you think? 

    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Another surprise came into the mail....

    Well, actually two surprises! The first one, and the most important because we paid for it, is the August issue of Vogue US with cover girl Gwyneth Paltrow! And the second is our first Victoria's secret catalog ever received!! Isn't it great??

    Sunday, July 18, 2010

    Fall 2010 fashion trend: New Minimalism!

    According to, New Minimalism is one of the Fall 2010 fashion trend. New Minimalism is the simplicity and luxury combine to elegant effect in the new pared-down chic, these clothes are not attention-grabbing, but that's where their beauty lies, stick to a palette of black, navy, camel, grey and white, don't be tempted to overdo the accessories. Following are some ideas of looks from the runway:

    I don't know about you, but I am definetly going to bring the New Minimalism trend to my closet. I like the simplicity of looks, the cuts are elegant, simple to wear and flattering for a lot of body types (including mine).
    What do you think of this trend? In or Out of your closet?

    Friday, July 16, 2010

    Fashion trends from Gossip Girl.

    Gossip Girl is another TV show that I love! Well not so much for the stories and dramas (I thought season 3 was a little disappointed), but because it is set in NYC and the women characters are really well dressed and definetly fashion forwards.
    They are actually filming season 4 in NYC and I picked up some fashion trends from the cast.

    What do you think? Can you see yourself in those outfits? I usually like more Blair style. I really like the Blair's fourth, sixth and seventh outfits, Serena's first three outfits and Vanessa's second outfit.

    Thursday, July 15, 2010

    The End of The Hills...

    I don't know if anyone was watching the reality TV show the Hills, but T and I used to watched it religiously when Lauren Conrad was on it! When a year ago, Lauren was replaced by Kristin Cavallari the show lost all interests and somehow, I am not really surprised it ended. What we loved was that it was about young women transitionning from teenager to young adults, following their work life, student life, friendships and love interests....and fashion. But by the end it was more about partying and how rich kids with no jobs spend their parents' money! And I won't start on the ridiculous Spencer and Heidi Pratt! So farewell The Hills and thank you for diverting us for 6 seasons and I wish all my best to the cast...
    The cast and crew of The Hills reunited for the show finale!

    Thankfully, we still have The City (spin-off of The Hills)! And we can't wait to follow the adventures of Whitney, Erin, Roxy and Olivia (well not much much the last one) making it in NYC! Do you watch this show too?

    Erin, Whitney, Roxy and Olivia from The City!

    Sunday, July 11, 2010

    Feeling a little down today...!

    Today I woke up feeling a little down. This is nothing really. I just guess that this is one of these days when you know that nothing is going to go the way you wanted it to. When I feel like this I usually need to be a little alone and to refocus on what's matter the most to me: my twin my niece, my career, New York City,...and fashion! To reflect a little what's on my mind, I decided to post last week looks from Elle's Street Chic NYC:

     Monday, July the 5th: LNA T-shirt, Zara shorts and shoes, Mulberry bag, Dior sunglasses
    Tuesday, July, the 6th: Madewell t-shirt, Levi's shorts, Antik Batik sandals, Alexander Wang sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff bag

    Wednesday, July, the 7th: Alexandre Herchcovitch dress, Chloé shoes, In God We Trust hat, Sonia Rykiel bag

    Tuesday, July, the 8th: Calypso top, J.Brand jeans, Alexander Wang shoes, Le-Sands bag
    Friday, July, the 9th: BCBG tank top, Escada pants, Donna Karan sunglasses

    Saturday, July 10, 2010

    Results Diet week # 2-3

    Last week and this week weren't as good as the first one... But we need to keep focus and not to let ourselves give up because we didn't do great for 2 weeks, right? We are not the type of person who find excuses for themselves to not achieve what they want so: Never give up, never surrender! Next week will be better...

    Thinspiration of the moment: Actress Ashley Greene from the saga Twilight as Alice. I don't really what they do to her hair and wardrobe in the movies, but she looks amazing and her body figure is gorgeous:

    H&M Studio: Look #1

    I recently discovered a fun and useful tool: The H&M Studio. I don't know if you ever used it but this really fun! First you chose your model and then you can dress her up with the upcoming collection from head to toe. So I decided to create a look and then try to reproduce it for myself. What I like about H&M is that the clothes are affordable, trendy and usually well made.
    This is the first look I picked: 
    I really like the dress and I will really wear it with leggings. The jacket is also cute but I am not sure about the colour and I will probably try to find it in blaxk so I can wear it with everything.
    What do you think?   

    Friday, July 9, 2010

    Spotlight on fashion designer Maz Azria

     Max Azria
    • Biographie: Max Azria was born in Sfax, Tunisia, but he began his fashion career in Paris, France. In 1981, after eleven years of designing a line of women's wear in his native Paris, Azria moved to the United States and launched Jess, a series of new-concept retail boutiques offering hip French fashion to American women. After years of success, Azria decided to pursue his dream of launching a design house that spoke to the modern woman-thus BCBGMAXAZRIA was born. Named for the French phrase "bon chic, bon genre," a Parisian slang meaning "good style, good attitude," the brand embodies a true combination of European sophistication and American spirit. With critically acclaimed collections, a loyal following of Hollywood's top celebrities and a strong worldwide presence, this fashion powerhouse has evolved into one of the hottest names in the fashion industry today. Continuously expanding while defining trends, Max Azria has let the industry know that he is indeed building a global empire. 
    • Company / Brand: Founded in 1989, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP is the lifetime vision of Founder, Designer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Max Azria. Key to BCBGMAXAZRIA's success has been Azria's ability to maintain his creativity while maximizing his keen business sense. As one of today's rare breed of designer-businessmen, Azria used his talent to create a new platform in the industry. With the launch of the BCBGMAXAZRIA brand, he redefined the designer category by offering innovative, high-quality clothing at contemporary price points. As a result, Azria was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 1998.
      Determined to realize his vision, Azria built upon the success of his women's ready-to-wear line and created a lifestyle brand consisting of multiple high-fashion collections for women, including evening dresses, denim, outerwear, footwear, swimwear, handbags and small leather goods. He introduced additional product categories through a series of licensing agreements with some of the industry's most reputable companies, including the world leader in men's shirting, Philips-Van Heusen Corporation, for men's dress shirts and ties, launched in Summer 2004. This licensing deal was closely followed by similar agreements with Geneva Watch Co. for women's watches, VCS Group Inc. for footwear, Neema Clothing Ltd. for suits and suit separates and ClearVision for optical eyewear in Spring 2005.
      Reinforcing BCBGMAXAZRIA as a premiere American fashion brand, Azria successfully launched his collection on the runway for the first time during New York's Fall 1996 Fashion Week. The following season, The New York Times hailed, "Mr. Azria imbued his collection with worldly elan." In February 2006, in response to both his critical success and the needs and aspirations of his most discerning customers, Azria launched an exclusive runway designer collection called Max Azria. The collection allows Azria to explore his creativity full force, ultimately resulting in a line of directional, sophisticated designs in the most luxurious fabrics. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rachel Bilson and Eva Mendes have become fans of the brands and list BCBGMAXAZRIA and Max Azria as staples in their wardrobes. At the other end of his design spectrum is Azria's highly exclusive collection of couture gowns, launched in February 2004 under the label Max Azria Atelier. Taking inspiration from the glamour and sensuality of Hollywood, Azria creates opulent and elegant one-of-a-kind gowns for celebrity clients and red-carpet events. Sharon Stone, Halle Berry, Demi Moore, Beyonc矋nowles, Lucy Liu and Fergie have walked the red carpet wearing Max Azria Atelier.
      In 1998 BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP acquired the Herve Leger fashion house, marking the first time in history that a French couturier had been absorbed by an American designer. Azria relaunched the Herve Leger label in early 2007 with his own designs, which have since been embraced by celebrities such as Kate Winslet, Victoria Beckham, Alicia Keys and Catherine Zeta-Jones. For Fall 2008, in addition to showing BCBCMAXAZRIA and Max Azria during New York Fashion Week, Azria presented his Herve Leger by Max Azria collection. This marked the first time that an American designer produced three major fashion shows for three distinct collections during one New York fashion week.
      The Fall 2008 season also witnessed the merging of the BCBGirls and To The Max collections to create one, comprehensive, young-contemporary lifestyle brand named BCBGeneration (pronounced BCBG Generation), which is designed for women of all generations seeking fashion that balances a feminine, sexy aesthetic with an eclectic and urban sensibility. In Fall 2009, Azria again expanded the Group with a new collaborative collection with teen superstar Miley Cyrus named Miley Cyrus.
    My Favorite Looks: BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring/Summer 2010
    My Favorite Looks: MAX AZRIA Spring/Summer 2010.

    Saturday, July 3, 2010

    My feet peronnal challenge!

    We love shoes. Shoes are fun, great accessories and can you have so many options that can make or break the entire oufit! To chose my shoes I always go for the safe black colour and a common style. And I rarely wear heals or take care of my feet in any particular way like lotions, mask or nail polish.
    But I recently realize that it has to change: I want to take good care of my feet! Why? Well, yesterday a saw a woman walking down the street. She was cute, nothing really special but when I look down at her shoes OMG! Her feet were distorted, with like dry bumps, the nails were yellowish and cutting unevenly and finally: they were hairy! 
    That's why I decided to take an extra care of my feet. After all, they work very hard eveyday to support me and they deserve it. Plus I don't want anyone to think of me and my feet the way I thought of that woman. 
    So there are my feet today:
    Nothing special for now, but I want to make them cute and healthy. Does anyone have tips? Plus, I am 5'2 and I really need to start wearing heals. Does anyone have advices or sort of tutorials that could be helpful? Thanks for your help. I'll let you posted on my feet challenge.
    XO, L.

    Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Canada Day and T. first job in Canada

    Yesterday, T. was contacted by the temp agency: she's going to be working!!! We are very happy because she's been looking for a job for a little less than 2 months and we were starting to be worried about our financials... and T's social life too!
    On a down side, today is Canada Day and T is also training for her first mission! But only during the morning so we are still going to b enjoying what the city has to offer for this special day this afternoon. I can't wait for her to come back and tell me all about her first day.

    Happy Canada day to all the Canadians! Canada has been really good to us so far. We are grateful and proud to be "O Canada Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee."