Le Bazhaar

Vive les vacances*!

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I was lucky this Summer to visit fantastic places (St Malo, Dinard and Deauville, Trouville in France, Florence and Guadeloupe), so I thought it would be nice to share some of the pics and good spots to extend the vacation spirit a little bit!

St Malo and Dinard (France)

To do: Le Baragwin creperie, Le Tournesol creperie, Les Thermes de St Malo hotel and spa, Le Cargo Culte restaurant, Le Benetin restaurant (a bit far from St Malo but the food and view are amazing) the St Malo little train tour to learn about the city history

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Deauville and Trouville (France)

To do: La Promenade de Deauville, Le Casino de Deauville, Le Central brasserie in Trouville (fresh fish, seafood and meat in the pure French brasserie tradition), the Martine Lambert ice creams cult in both Deauville and Trouville you can taste them in most restaurants.

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Florence (Italy)

To do: Hotel and spa Four Seasons (just gorgeous, the definition of luxury), Uffizi Gallery and Academia Gallery (for art masterpieces), Ferragamo Shoe museum, Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy (a Florence institution), Villa San Michele hotel and restaurant (amazing view, the most romantic restaurant), The Westin Excelsior Roof top lounge, Obica restaurant (temple of the mozzarella)

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 Guadeloupe (Basse-Terre, Les Saintes island)

To do in Base-Terre: The Beach of Club Med, La Toubana hotel and spa, La Pointe des Chateaux (local art craft, and beautiful landscape), Les Saintes Island (20 mins away from Basse Terre with the boat): Ti Kaz La, 1 Ti Bo Doudou (best restaurants of the island), la Villa Kazanis (house to rent), Le Coconut bar

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*Happy vacation

SUMMER in SNEAKERS

Comptoir des Cotonniers sneakers by Anne Valerie Hash (image courtesy of wwd.com)
Comptoir des Cotonniers sneakers by Anne
Valerie Hash (image courtesy of wwd.com)

The star of this summer is without any doubt the sneaker, I don’t think I saw that many in years! Probably since the late 90’s when the Air Max, Stan Smith and New Balance were the must have shoe on male and female feet. Now the big fast fashion chains offer sneakers at affordable (more…)

Before After

Taraji P Henson for W magazine
Taraji P Henson for W magazine July issue (photo by Mert
Alas and Marcus Piggott courtesy of W magazine)

Taraji P Henson was the cover girl for July’s W Magazine issue. Her black and white picture referencing Diana Ross circa 1980 where she posed in white tee and jeans for her hit album “Diana”. Two ways of being sexy at different times!

Diana Ross
Diana Ross in 1980 on the cover of
her album “Diana”

Saga Africa

Studio 189 Collection images including the collection with Opening Ceremony featuring the Quann sisters
Studio 189 Collection images including the collection with Opening Ceremony
featuring the Quann sisters. On top left Abrima Erwiah co founder of the brand

This a movement in fashion that is quite up in the air since a few years now, we remember luxury houses who have been inspired by Africa (Christian Dior, Yves St Laurent, Givenchy…). Smaller fashion (more…)

In the mood for…

Beyonce ( photo courtesy of Beyonce Instagram)
Beyonce ( photo courtesy of Beyonce Instagram)

For Beyonce’s ponytail and natural glowy make up at the Met Gala last month. Once again queen B stole the spotlight with her beauty and bejewelled embroidered gown by Givenchy. Ideal for Summer nights and keep your look young and fresh, the ponytail is an hair trend to copy immediately!

Follow Beyonce on Instagram @Beyonce

Gisele says bye

Gisele for Vogue Brazil July 12 issue (photo courtesy of Vogue Brazil)
Gisele for Vogue Brazil July 12 issue
(photo courtesy of Vogue Brazil)

After nearly 20 years of career, Gisele Bundchen decided to retire from modelling. The mother of two married to professional quarterback,Tom Brady, wants to spend time with her family and work on other projects still related to fashion. Gisele is considered as one of the most emblematic figure of (more…)

#BBHMM

Rihanna BBHMM single cover (photo by Paolo Roversi)
Rihanna BBHMM single cover (photo by Paolo Roversi)

2015 will be with no doubt Riri’s year, with her new album, R8, dropping any time now, a hit song with Paul Mc Cartney and Kanye West, a first single called BBHMM (Bitch better have my money) already getting everybody excited, the Barbadian beauty is making her big (more…)

Pretty Gigi

Gigi Hadid for V Magazine (image courtesy of V Magazine, photo by Sebastian Faena)
Gigi Hadid for V Magazine (image courtesy of V
Magazine, photo by Sebastian Faena)

In the bombshells models roster we had Lara stone or Kate Upton, meet the new recruit, Gigi Hadid marking a new era in the modelling world. The 19 years old model is one of the most “en vue” girl of the fashion sphere along with her industry best pals, Kendall Jenner and (more…)

My life in black

Gabrielle Union for ELLE US February 15 issue (photography by Nagi Sakai, courtesy of ELLE US)
Gabrielle Union for ELLE US February 15 issue
(photo by Nagi Sakai, courtesy of ELLE US)

Lately I’ve been trying to avoid buying too much black and overall the black total look, but I’m just loving a couple of black outfits that I find so inspiring. The monochrome colour can be reinterpreted in so many ways without being too conventional, sad or (more…)

Imagine…

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There is no word or image to describe the tragedy. Over the last two days I felt chocked, angry, sad, scared, terrified in front of such intolerance and barbary, this is the world we live in, but too much is too much. Some words from John Lennon’s song “Imagine” to meditate.

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Je suis Charlie.

 

 

Happy 2015!

Holiday Inn movie 1942
Holiday Inn movie 1942

And here we are in 2015, new year, new beginnings, new resolutions… Hoping this year will be full of success, great surprises, peace, interesting challenges and joy like in the picture above. This is one of the movies I would have loved to watch during the holidays with a hot chocolate and Christmas cookies and maybe be transported (again) in the magic of this particular moment of the year. Funny how the good vibes of this image are drastically different from the dark place the world was then, a good example of hope for a better tomorrow when everything seems falling apart…