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April 2012

Posted on April 24, 2012

The Cage Sandal

Rebel/ Shoes

Summer is playing hide and seek, can’t wait for  it to arrive so I can wear  these super hot Karen Millen cage sandals on the street!

This statement shoe will provide the building block for your summer wardrobe and will instantly inject a pop of colour into many of your key looks this season. The cage sandal is a chic yet fun take on the trend and can be easily adapted to your work or weekend wear.

Try it wit bright colors and caged sandals and your dresses will shine!

Posted on April 23, 2012

Laetitia Casta Cover Shoot Vogue

Beauty/ Romantique

One of my beauty icons is 33 year old French Topmodel Laetitia Casta for her elegant, laid back style and make-up free, natural beauty.

This month, Laetitia graces the cover of the Spanish Vogue as a sultry sun goddess. Dressed in dark shorts by Lanvin and top by Balenciaga, her make up is kept warm, glowing and natural. Make-up artist Osvaldo Salvatierra achieved that summery and understated look using the following L’oreal products:

  • Skin: L’Oreal Accord Parfait Liquid Foundation in “Vanilla Rose”, Bronzer Glam Bronze 02
  • Blusher: L’Oreal Blush Accord Parfait 165 “Rose Bonne Mine”
  • Eyes: Eye designer eye pencil in Deep Brown, Contour Khol 172 “China White”, Mascara Volume Million Lashes
  • Lips: Color Riche lipstick  243  “Velvet Rose” & Colour Riche Serum 101 “Freshly Candy”
  • Body: Sublime Bronze Self tanning body milk

Check out the video below which makes us dream of summer instantly!

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Posted on April 22, 2012

Cat Eye Sunglasses Glam

Accessoires/ Rebel

Up the eyewear ante with this season’s new shape for sunglasses: the 50s-inspired cat’s-eye.

Whether you’re hitting the town, jet-setting off to a far-flung destination or just in need of a little pick-me-up, I recommend making like a 1950s movie star with a pair of outsized cat’s-eye sunglasses. Bee-stung lips and bombshell curls are optional.

I WEAR: my beloved LANVIN sunglasses LV 4124; it’s a little cat eyes shape but not too much, perfect for me.

Ellery Et Graz sunglasses – who is the star in this picture?

Wow, Wow, Wow – double glam!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Cat Eye Sunglasses at Tk Maxx

Posted on April 22, 2012

The Classic Burberry Trench Coat

Coats/ Rebel/ Wardrobe

A classic lightweight coat and iconic for celebs such as Kate Hepburn, a trench is a must-have for any fashion diva. Trench coats are totally fashion forward. From business to casual, trench coats have you covered when you need a light coat. Think transition seasons, like spring and fall, although some cities — like San Francisco — are perfect for the trench any time of year!

I’m on the road in the castles of of Sans Souci at Potsdam. The ideal chance to wear my trench coat in a casual way. Try skinny jeans on the weekend or form-fitting pants underneath for a sleek, classic look. Treat your trench coat right so you can wear it whenever the mood strikes: These coats go from work to lounge wear with only a few tweaks to your look. When you’re not wearing your trench coat, hang it on a padded hanger. Air dry wet coats before hanging them in the closet. Bust out a bright coat, but classic black or khaki will pair well with what’s in style today and what’s on trend tomorrow.

I WEAR: The classic Burberry trench coat – shopped 1998 in London, Burberry is the absolute iconic British brand -a pair of jeans, Tiger Sneakers, boyish straw hat, Luella Bag.

Funny – a trench coat packed with personal information. I should google the french message…

Posted on April 21, 2012

Big check Fashion

Romantique/ Shirts/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Looks like an Italian table cloth some of you might think. No, big gingham / Vichy  checks never go out of fashion. It’s fresh and summery, you can dress it up and down, whether you’re in the countryside or in the city.I’m wearing pink and white gingham pants from Gant SS 2012

Blue gingham vichy Miu Miu slingback pumps SS 2012

Orange Gingham / Vichy Beach Bag from Seafolly

Wear Gingham / Vichy and clash pattern with stripes or dots

Miu  SS 2012 shirtdress with fuchsia gingham patterned ballon skirt

Posted on April 21, 2012

Vivien Leigh about Astrology

Astro & Spirit/ Romantique

“My birth sign is Scorpio and they eat themselves up and burn themselves out. I am part prude and part nonconformist. I say what I think and I don’t pretend and I am prepared to accept the consequences of my actions. I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother`s determination and my father`s optimism. I am a mixture of French, Irish and Yorkshire, and perhaps that`s what it all is.”

Posted on April 21, 2012

White on White

Blazer / Jackets/ Denim/ Jumpers/ Rebel/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

The one trend taking over spring fashion week 2012 is none other than white on white. I’m all about white on white; however, just be careful you don’t look like a snowflake!

She is on the withe track, if you can’t resist a splash of colour, reds and oranges will complement your neutrals.

  Easy elegance can be found in monochromatic outfits this summer. For some of us, seem like a small challenge trying to pull off an all white look.

How to wear: I WEAR: H&M Jacket, Jaggy pants, Nude Pretty Ballerinas, white classic bag

Do mix up different tones of white for a sophisticated look. Perfect the white on white look by wearing a fitted dress or pants and blazer in this color.

Don’t be afraid to wear all white, keep hair pulled back and make up to a minimum.

Place of a white blazer with a white heavy knitwear.

Casual easy going summer look

 

Posted on April 20, 2012

Do you wanna play?

Rebel/ Shoes

This matching game is for all those who love shoes – and who does not?! WALKING CLASS HEROS is a traditional memo game with 64 cards and 32 pairs of shoes of the greatest fashion desginers and their favourite pieces ladies shoes – Oh, I want them all! Every single one could soon be classic – and is already a must-have item of today.

Sometimes I play with my own shoes, and sometimes with the cards and then all the amazing shoes make me happy again, when I had  a bad day!

These are my new sandals heroes – Salvatore Ferragamo sandals recently seen at Tkmaxx. So chic, so classy, so Italian!

Posted on April 19, 2012

Ladurée Hello Kitty Macarons!

Cuisine/ Romantique/ Travel

Macarons to the French are what muffins are to Americans.

Ladurée, French Pâtisserie  par excellence and inventor of the double-decker macaron, partnered with Hello Kitty and decorated their chocolates and packaging with the famous kitty head. And what fits better with our favourite kitten than deliciously sweet macarons?!
Lucky for me, Ladurée is represented in 4 shops across the channel in London. Our blog’s 1st birthday was the perfect opportunity to treat ourselves and to check out the store within Harrods.
Ladurée supplied the pastries for the Sofia Coppola movie “Marie-Antoinette” starring Kirsten Dunst.
The layout of the Ladurée tea house is an exact copy of the flagship store in Paris at the Champs Élysées.


Posted on April 18, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Romantique and Rebel!

Rebel/ Romantique
Time flies when you’re having fun! Today it’s been a year since we posted our first article and what a great year it’s been! Thank you so much to our 4,000 monthly readers all over the world for reading and supporting our blog!
 
To celebrate our 1st Birthday, we would like to see your favourite Romantique (girly and playful) or Rebel (sexy and classy) outfit.  Post a  picture to our facebook wall or email us at email hidden; JavaScript is required by Wednesday, 25 April 6.00pm GMT and we will decide on the best outfit.
 
The best outfit of each category (Romantique and Rebel) will be published on our site and will be sent  a  hair product from the Sweet Volumising Candy Fixations range from hip and innovative hair brand Tigi.

We can’t wait to see your pictures!
 
Romantique and Rebel xoxo
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