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Posted on September 21, 2014

Weekend in Paris with Cat Macarons

Accessoires/ Cuisine/ Dresses/ Paris/ Romantique/ Travel
Badou Badou Cat Macarons Paris

Badou Badou cat macaron and macaron bracelet by N2 Les Nereides Paris.

 

September has been a whirlwind month for me: a trip home to Berlin, rocked London Fashion Week with Rebel, started a new job in Marketing and last but not least, Mr Romantique whisked me away to Paris to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!

Paris romanced us with stunning weather, mouth-watering food in Paris’ most popular tea room and breathtaking views from Montparnasse tower.  My absolute highlight of the trip was a box of cat macarons from Parisian patisserie Lenôtre. Unlike Laduree’s Hello Kitty Macaron collection, which simply contains macarons in Helly Kitty themed packaging, Lenôtre offers macarons shaped like Kitty’s head. The adorable cat macarons, named Badou Badou, are offered in two delicious flavours: Cotton Candy and Strawberry Haribo.

 

Badou Badou Cat Macarons Paris

 

Elodie Martins, writer and amateur pastry chef, created the feline macarons inspired by the girly universe of the movie “Marie Antoinette”, directed by Sofia Coppola.

Paris Street style pont Alexandre trois Max and Co vichy gingham dress. moschino bag. Street style Paris at the gorgeous pont Alexandre III.

I’m wearing:

  • The quintessential French Vichy Gingham dress by Max & Co
  • Green ballet pumps by Pretty Ballerinas
  • Brown cross body bag by Moschino
  • Shades by Ray Ban
  • Parisian themed hoop earrings by Les Nereides

Paris Street style pont Alexandre trois Max and Co vichy gingham dress. moschino bag.

The girly world of Sofia Coppola's movie "Marie Antoinette" inspired Elodie Marting to create her Badou Badou cat earrings.

The girly world of Sofia Coppola’s movie “Marie Antoinette” inspired Elodie Marting to create her Badou Badou cat earrings.

 

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Posted on September 14, 2014

London Fashion Week Street Style – Edit by Romantique

Accessoires/ Beauty/ Coats/ Current Affairs/ Dresses/ London/ Romantique/ Skirts

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style Les nereides alice earrings

I loved getting amongst the inspirational, stylish like-minded bloggers and designers at LFW September 2014.

Romantique’s round-up of the hottest and most romantic street styles of London Fashion Week!

Street Style 1: Tea Time in Paris

Gorgeous designer and blogger, Love, from The Girl Named Love is rocking jewellery from Les Nereides. The small Alice in Wonderland from the “Tea time in Paris” collection is to die for. Apart from her name, I also love Love’s laid back, chic style. Checkered sneakers, checked poncho and that rebel red lipstick! (Fire and Ice by Revlon).

ondon Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style Les nereides alice earrings

 

London Fashion Week Sept Street style Gingham

Street style 2:  Brigitte Bardot Style in London

What’s not to love about this look? The Vichy gingham checked blouse – casually knotted, the A-Line leather skirt, the flat ballerina pumps and the natural make-up.  It’s like an excursion to the Cote d’Azur in the 50s.

London Fashion Week Sept Street style waffle coat

Street style 3: Fondant coloured Autumn Look

This sugary pastel blue, quilted waffle coat makes me long for chillier autumn days so I can wear coats again. The flat,  gold-chained slippers  mirro the gold buttons of the coat beautifully. The embroidered mini bag is the icing on the cake.

 

London Fashion Week Sept Street style lilac and purple

Street style 4: Lilac and Turqoise

In this outfit, lilac and turqoise go together like toast and Nutella! This is a romantic princess look with the little sparkly crown, embellished collar and soft dress. The clashes of the colours give it just the right amount of edge to balance the sweetness.

 

London Fashion Week Sept Street style sicilia dolce and gabbana

Street style 5: Greetings from Bella Italia

Ah Sicilia I miss you! This street style makes me reminisce about our holiday back in July. The cart wheels on the Dolce and Gabbana T-shirt look like a statement necklace.  Knitted pencil skirt from Ekaterina Kukhareva.

Posted on September 14, 2014

Fashion Sisters at LFW – Day 2

Accessoires/ Coats/ Current Affairs/ Rebel/ Romantique/ Shirts

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style pink coat max and co

Day 2 at London Fashion Week! Today I dressed for London’s ever changeable weather in a pastel pink coat, topped off with cat ears. Rebel went for the classic look in black skinny jeans,  a white shirt and brimmed hat to catch the tiny raindrops that descended upon us during the day.

Rebel is wearing:

  • White shirt from Gianfranco Ferre
  • Black Skinny Jeans from Zara
  • Leopard print pointy flats from BCBG
  • Blue hat from BCBG
  • Chained cross body bag from Gianfranco Ferre

Romantique is wearing:

  • Pastel pink coat from Max & Co AW2014 as seen on Hanneli Mustapari who’s fronts Max & Co’s new AW campaign
  • Black skinny jeans from Topshop
  • Pink bag from Bally
  • Snakeskin flats from DV Dolce Vita
  • Gelato pink sunglasses from Dolce and Gabbana
  • Macaron bracelet from Les Nereides N2
  • Cat ears alice band from Bijou Brigitte
  • Lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style pink coat max and co

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style pink coat max and co macaron bracelet les nereides London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style pink coat max and co

Posted on September 13, 2014

London Fashion Week Sisters

Accessoires/ Blazer / Jackets/ Current Affairs/ Dresses/ Rebel/ Romantique

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle Romantique and Rebel

t’s fashion week in London!  Rebel flew in from Hamburg, especially for the occasion, which meant lots of “girly nonsense” time, as Mr Romantique disparagingly refers to our chatter.

Twice a year, this festival of style takes place at Somerset House – one of London’s major cultural venues in the heart of the city. You don’t need show tickets to enjoy the London Fashion Week atmosphere. The courtyard of Somerset house is open to the public.   British fashion is known for its classic heritage brands as well as edgy eccentric South East London style reflected by the many fashionistas flocking to LFW. Stay tuned for a full run-down of our favourite’s LFW outfits.

What to wear at London Fashion Week:

London is known for it’s gaudy, eclectic style, where everyone wants to stand out as unique. Rather than trying to keep up or even outdo the fashionistas, we dressed true to our own styles, picking wearable pieces that we might don in the office, whilst still looking slick.  For us, every day may as well be a fashion show! Rebel and I had lots of fun immersing ourselves in the eclectic London style mix, which we found to be a great source of inspiration.

 

Rebel is wearing:

  • Long pear necklace from Gabriele Frantzen
  • Skinny Jeans by Topshop
  • Blue sandals by Zara
  • Blue blazer with gold buttons by Tommy Hilfiger
  • red sunglasses by Paul Smith
  • Red lipstick: Ruby Woo by MAC

 

Romantique is wearing:

  • Bordeaux coloured dress and white Peter Pan colour by Max & Co
  • Leopard print pointy flats by BCBG
  • Macaron bracelet by N2 Les Nereides
  • Brown cross body bag by Moschino
  • Sunglasses wayfarer by Ray Ban
  • Red lipstick: Ruby Woo and Viva Glam by MAC

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle Romantique and Rebel

 

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle.

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The French photographer loved my little French school uniform outfit!

 

 

Posted on July 30, 2014

Beach Stylin’: The Summer Sarong

Accessoires/ Italy/ Romantique/ Travel

Beach style is all about carefree, effortless dressing. A stylishly printed silk scarf, efficiently redesigned into a sarong, not only saves room in your suitcase but also looks elegant: All you need for this look is a silk scarf. Tie the two ends together and then wear it as either a skirt or a dress. Keep this article as a handy reference, it demonstrates 6 different ways on how to tie a beach pareo.

Alice and Lionel Scarf Beach Style Lavender Bloom

I’m wearing: My beautiful Lily and Lionel “Lavender Bloom” scarf. The lightweight silk is perfect for a sweltering hot day at Sicily’s Isola Bella beach near Taormina, Sicily. The makeshift dress easily switches from beach day chic to after-sun apero whilst sipping a Spritz or two.

Beach Style Sarong Sicily

Isola Bella, Sicily, Taormina beach sarong Lily and Lionel

 

Posted on June 16, 2014

Summer essentials: Me and My Straw Bag

Accessoires/ Bags/ Romantique

Straw Bag miu Miu street style London

Whether it’s lunch in the city, Aperol o’clock on an Italian beach or cocktail hour in the evening, my raffia bag goes everywhere with me in summer.

My Miu Miu basket purse is one of my oldest fashion investments I own: Almost a decade ago, I ordered this gem on American ebay. Clearly not having thought it through properly before feverishly clicking the “buy it now” button, I did pay heavy import tax on the bag for delivery to Germany. Fast forward ten years and I could not be happier with the expenditure. Long before French style icon Ines de la Fressange declared the little straw bag a summer staple, this little bag has been brightening up many of my outfits. Me and my straw bag are inseperable, like Jane Birkin and her little wicker basket!

In the pics I am keeping it girly & nautical with a navy broderie anglaise skirt and Breton shirt.

I’m wearing:

  • Straw bag with bamboo handles from Miu Miu
  • Breton shirt mariniere from COS
  • Broderie Anglaise skirt from Max & Co
  • Pointy Ballerina flats from Versace

straw bag miu miu London street style

straw bag Diane Kruger Jane Birkin

Style inspiration from our favourites: Diane Kruger (left) carrying an adorbs wicker purse, accompanied with summer floral sandals, skirt and straw fedora hat.  Jane Birkin (right) in the epitome of summer chic in the inconic movie “La piscine”: Gingham shorts and straw purse with ballerina pumps. Tres French, tres chic!

Miu Miu Straw Bag London Street style

Posted on June 8, 2014

Fashion Brunch in Notting Hill

Accessoires/ London/ Romantique/ Shoes

La Paire Wolf and Badger

Brunch is my favourite meal of the day. Not only because I hail from Berlin where brunch is an obligatory weekend past time. I love sweet breakfast (croissant, Nutella)  merged with savoury goodies such as delicious, runny eggs, cold meats and fresh juices.

“New Toms” restaurant in Notting Hill is a beautifully decorated place with painted, baroque-esque ceilings and a outdoor patio for those (rare) balmy days in London. The stripped-down-to-the-best menu offered delicious brunch options such as Eggs Benedict, homemade blueberry muffins and pain au chocolat for the sweet toothed like me.

Brunch at New Tom's Westbourne Grove

New tom's restaurant Westbourne Grove

Fuelled by great food, we strolled along Westbourne Grove and it’s array of fashionable shops. “Wolf & Badger”is a fashion store that provides a platform for selected, emerging UK designers.  Every weekend, a new independent designer displays their clothes, shoes & jewellery in the shop.

That Saturday was my my lucky day as I discovered the beautiful flats and sandals of La Paire. Founder and designer Amy La displayed a sneak preview of her Autumn/Winter 2014 pointy ballet pumps in the shop. Needless to say, I’m in love with the confetti-glitter flats and the metallic Easter-egg colours of the shoes. Handmade in Spain, they are not only stylish but also fairly priced.

Wolf & Badger was named one of Britain’s best boutiques by British Vogue, make sure you pop by when you visit London. Thanks Wolf & Badger and La Paire, Romantique’s  new favourite shop for ballet flats & sandals!
Wolf and Badger. La Paire ballerina flats AW 2015

GORGEOUS! Impossible to chose, I must have them all!

GORGEOUS! Impossible to chose, I must have them all!

Wolf and Badger. La Paire ballerina flats AW 2015

 

Amy La, founder of La Paire, and myself at Wolf & Badger in Notting Hill.

I’ m wearing:

  • Lace dress from Max & Co
  • Straw bag from Miu Miu
  • Flats from Versace Jeans
  • Macaron necklace from Les Nereides N2 Paris
Posted on June 5, 2014

Must-have summer Accessory: The Panama Hat

Accessoires/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

Panama hat street style london

Inspired by Rebel’s recent stylish post on Panama / Fedora  hats and her insistence that this is a must-have item to jazz up my wardrobe, I finally gave in.

After a quick dash to our local TK Maxx in  Wimbledon, I’m now in possession of my latest HG accessory, a soft straw panama hat, adorned with an obligatory grosgrain bow.

Panama straw hat london street style

How to style the Panama hat?

After Rebel’s uber-cool outfit, pairing the hat with a navy, cropped Strenesse blazer, Zara cigarette trousers and quilted Chanel-esque ballet pumps, I had big shoes to fill!

For a casual day out in Wimbledon, I chose my trusted Breton shirt, a  peachy boucle skirt with navy grosgrain piping and navy espadrilles.

Straw panama hat London street style

I drew inspiration not only from Rebel but also from gorgeous Diane Kruger, pairing her hat with  summer dresses and converse.

Diane Kruger Fedora panama hat Panama fedora hat london street style miu miu straw bag

I am wearing:

  • Apricot boucle skirt by Max & Co
  • Breton shirt by Banana Republic
  • Panama straw hat from TK Maxx
  • Straw bag from Miu Miu
Posted on May 31, 2014

Florals and Broderie Anglaise

Accessoires/ Romantique

Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co

“Florals are for middle-aged women with weight problems”. Karl Lagerfeld.

Ah, we love a good Karlism, especially seeing that the famously outspoken Chanel designer often contradicts himself the next day. Floral pattern featured in many Chanel collections, proving that the Kaiser does approve of florals now and then.

He would definitely condone my beautiful millefleurs scarf from Lily and Lionel. Thousands of small lavender bloom prints keep me warm & stylish in the chilly British “summer” weather.

I’m not called Romantique for nothing, the cream  broderie anglaise coat is one of my spring essentials. To avoid the goody goody two shoes look, I love to accessorize with a scarf and juxtapose denim for a casual flair.

I am wearing:

  • Silk scarf “Blossom Lavender” by  Lily and Lionel
  • Broderie Anglaise coat by Max and Co
  • Handbag by Bally
  • Kitten heels from Logan

Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co Lily and Lionel Scarf Broderie Anglaise coat Max and Co

Posted on May 25, 2014

A Summer Party with Parisian Flair

Accessoires/ Decor/ Romantique

Les Nereides Covent Garden Shop One of my favourite jewellery shops, Parisian designer Les Néréides-N2, hosted a summer party this weekend. The shop, situated in London’s bustling Covent Garden, has been enchanting me for quite some time now with their whimsical,  Parisian themed and quirky-cute jewellery.

To start off the bank holiday weekend in the right mood, my French colleague Bérengère and I finished work early on Thursday to pop in to the shop for some delicious macaroons, mini carrot cakes and refreshing lemonade. The always friendly staff lovingly decorated the shop to celebrate the first warm days of the year with  a mini summer party.

Bérengère had a hard time deciding between the funky fruit necklace and the adorable cherries. Both fun and fresh statement necklaces for the summer. It was a tough call, eventually the cherries won out and Bérengère was the envy of the office the next day!

Berengere romantique Les Neredies N2 Covent Garden Les Nereides N2 Covent Garden Bérengère is wearing a shirt from Tommy Hilfiger. I’m wearing a broderie anglaise coat by Max & Co.

Les Nereides N2 summer party

Les Nereides Party summer covent Garden Les Nereides summer party Les Nereides N2 Cherry necklace summer 2014

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