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December 2012

Posted on December 18, 2012

Carla Bruni’s Vogue Comeback

Movie & Books

Am 24. November 2008 erschien von Silke Burmester “Das geheime Tagebuch der Carla Bruni” bis zum Sommer 2009 veröffentlichte Silke Burmester online ihre Carla Bruni Tagebucheinträge aber dann kam das Aus bis heute. Einen weltweit exklusiven Eintrag aus Carla Bruni’s Tagebuch anlässlich der Vogue Paris Dezember Ausgabe 2012 gibt es hier auf unserem Blog zu lesen!

Liebes Tagebuch,

sind die Bilder, die Mario Sorrenti von mir geschossen hat nicht der Hammer und erst die Photoshop Bearbeitung. Ich muss schon sagen ohne Photoshop wäre ich erledigt und hätte mir das Comeback abschminken können. Ich bin auf jeden Fall ja so erleichtert, dass mein cat face überhaupt nicht mehr zu erkennen ist, man könnte glatt denken, die Photos sind aus den 90-zigern! Mann oh Mann, das Angebot von Emmanuelle für das Paris Vogue Cover kam gerade fünf Minuten vor zwölf für mich und ich konnte den PR-Spieß noch rechtzeitig umdrehen! Von wegen, ich hätte keinen Glamour mehr und ich würde jetzt nur noch pummelig in Strickpullis und völlig depressiv durch Paris schlurfen seitdem Nici die Wahl verloren hat. Jetzt, wo die Elyseé Berater Valérie Trierweiler in der Mangel haben und ich wieder ich sein kann beginnt das Leben endlich wieder richtig Spaß zu machen.


Posted on December 16, 2012

A slice of heaven – The boat house in Sydney

Australia/ Decor/ Romantique/ Travel

Some places on this earth are so beautiful, they don’t need fancy Instagraming to look cool or  atmospheric. The restaurant “The Boat House” in Sydney, located at Palm Beach, on the Northern Beach peninsula, is one of those places.

The  romantic chic interior has a  tasteful and contemporary feel,  decorated with fresh flowers and colourful, rustic furniture.  Just grab a sandwich from the bar and enjoy the stunning sea views from the wharf.

Enjoy the dreamy pictures of the Boat House!

The boat house  created a playful take on festive decorations in a warm climate – these Danish gingerbread houses dangling from a ceiling mounted ladder look too cute! Best Danish – Australian combo since Mary and Frederik!

The boat house decorated for a wedding – mind you, this stunning setting doesn’t need a lot of decorating!

Fresh flowers, colourful chairs and white wooden rustic tables – the perfect beach cottage décor.

Mr Romantique chilling on the wharf – he’s wearing shirt “Chester” in Raspberry from Reiss, shorts from H&M, South African Havaianas flip flips (or thongs, as they say in the Aussie part of the world).

I’m wearing a white broderie anglaise dress from Max & Co, straw hat from Seafolly Australia.

Posted on December 11, 2012

Sydney Beach walk in Très Vichy

Australia/ Romantique/ Travel/ Wardrobe

As Christmas is approaching fast and we get wrapped up warmly in the Northern Hemisphere, the peak of summer is approaching Australia. On our last day in Sydney, the sun hid behind clouds, ideal for an atmospheric  Bondi to Bronte beach walk.  Hugh Jackman, Australia’s hottest actor export, tipped this walk as one of his 5 favourite things to do in Sydney!

Which fashion item fits better with a scenic beach walk than romantic Vichy gingham checks? I’m wearing pink Vichy cropped pants from Gant, ballet pumps from Pretty Ballerina, pink cashmere cardigan and kindergarten cross body bag by Moschino.

The Sydney beaches Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte are connected via a beautiful coastal walk.

Aussie surfers

Picnic Vichy D&G 2011

Posted on December 10, 2012

Marion Cotillard flies makeup-free


Marion Cotillard says (German GLAMOUR Issue January 2013): she has no problem to be photographed make-up free. Indeed, most of the Marion Cotillard make-up free photos are from airports. And recently her manager asked Marion always to use makeup when she gets on a plane. She finds that strange. Why extra using make up for the paparazzi at LAX?

She said: that’s funny and absurd at the same time. Make up on the Plane! We would suggest, next time the manager of Marion should wear make up full line (Foundation, Powder, Mascara, Blusher, Eye Shadow and Lipgloss) when he is flying from Paris to Los Angeles – wearing make up on a 12 hour flight is so stressful for the skin as going into the bed with makeup.

We want to know Marion’s Cotillard secret for looking so flawless without makeup!


Posted on December 7, 2012

For Romantique: On marriage plus wedding dresses by Vogue Paris

Love & Relationship

“If I get married, I want to be very married.” Audrey Hepburn

“Some marriages are made in heaven, but they all have to be maintained on earth. Mrs Miracle.” Debbie Macomber

“Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment.” Sinclair B. Ferguson

“When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.” Helen Gahagan Douglas

“He loves her for everything she is and is not. She’s old enough to appreciate that.” Mandy Nachampassack-Maloney, Asha in Time

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” Winston Churchill

“Yes, as Rhett had prophesied, marriage could be a lot of fun. Not only was it fun but she was learning many things. That was odd in itself, because Scarlett had thought life could teach her no more. Now she felt like a child, every day on the brink of a new discovery.” Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind

“A man would prefer to come to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.” Marlene Dietrich

May she share everything with her husband, including the housework. Wedding Toast

Model: Isabeli Fontana
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Styled by: Anastasia Barbieri

Posted on December 6, 2012

Coco in Sydney

Australia/ Romantique/ Skirts/ Travel/ Wardrobe

Coco Chanel’s fashion sign posts – the bouclé wool suit and strands of pearls – have been re-invented by Karl Lagerfeld every season, mixing it with urban hip hop and haute couture.

Even on holiday in Australia, you can easily throw in a bit of Coco casual chic! Just take a light bouclé cotton skirt in a gelato colour and add some pearls.  In the above pic, we are chilling at Bondi Beach.
Relaxing on the cute mosaic benches at the promenade of Bondi Beach: My A-line summer bouclé skirt with navy grosgrain piping detail is from Max&Co, straw fedora hat from country road.
Pearl earrings from French costume jeweller Reminisence. Reminiscence is a French jeweller and perfumer from the South of France – all of their jewellery is handmade and so charming and special.
Coco Chanel in 1954 in her tweed boucle suit and pearls and above my modern day interpretation.
Posted on December 6, 2012

French Editor Style

Coats/ Rebel Alexa/ Wardrobe

Usually I have less clothes in winter than in summer. I feel that I’m wearing 6 months the same jacket or coat and have every day the same look. How boring but let’s have a look to the French editor Emmanuelle Alt’s winter styling in terms of coats and jackets.

It looks like that Emmanulle Alt always wears the same basics – black skinny, black heels, black sweater but various styles of jackets and coats from black to gray. So, if you already bought a good stock of basics in the closet then more money left over for many winter coats and jackets.

German “editor” winter style 2012



Posted on December 3, 2012

Tapestry cats!

Bags/ Romantique

Why not nail the tapestry floral trend of this season with a cute kitten take on  the trend?

The arts and crafts fashion movement has taken over the winter season with beautiful decadent needlepoint florals as seen at Dolce & Gabbana inspired by Sicily’s baroque religious traditions.

My kitten tapestry bag completes my beach outfit at Manly Beach (Sydney, Australia) beautifully and I will most definitely rock it to light up winter once I’m back in London.

Cooling off at Manly Beach’s corso.

Anna della Russo ina  Dolce & Gabbana dres and handbag


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