I watch way too many series for my own good. I usually watch series while sewing, since they keep me company without being too much of a distraction from my handiwork. Since you can multitask watching series much more easily than by reading, I’ve noticed my time watching series now exceeds my time reading, which is quiteContinue reading “Selected cuts – 3”
This blog has changed a bit, certainly because I have changed a bit myself (having moved from one city to another, among other things). I had grown quite tired of the former design (the enigmatic and inquisitive Miss Dior by René Gruau), so it had to go (altough René Gruau is still there, as you can see).Continue reading “A fresh new look”
Well, this blog has taken a few vacations. I hope to share more substantial posts soon, but here are a few almost-random thoughts
Last week-end, I went to a wedding. It rained (it’s considered lucky in France, but I think it’s mostly to compensate for the lack of sun at your wedding), we drunk, danced and celebrated. I had (of course) made my own dress for the occasion. But there’s more: I might be slightly deranged, but IContinue reading “I’ll be your mirror”
Because I’m usually fond of this kind of post and always discover something new, I’m introducing a new type of post with a collection of things found out and on the web: here we begin!
“Hey! I did my Koromogae, last week-end! _ Your what, Carlotta?” My love for weird foreign concept (or, should we simply call it snobism?) won’t do me any good. Koromogae, if you briefly lived in Japan (or read a lot of shojo mangas), is the big wardrobe turnover that Japanese students and salarymen do twiceContinue reading “Koromogae”
I’m back to blogging. In the meantime, I… left Paris – loved Nantes – came back to Paris – worked – travelled (a bit) – loved (a lot) – purchased lots of boots – lots of cashmere stuff too – sewed a lot – moved home at least four times – redecorated a bit tooContinue reading “Long time no see…”
I was slightly absent, but events took an unexpected turn and I will soon set my camp in the beautiful city of Nantes. Needless to say, my fall sewing plans and ramblings about style and such aren’t my priority right now… To be continued!
Of course this issue certainly varies in different countries, since modesty standards probably differ between Europe, America and Asia, but from my point of view, blogs display much less cleavage than girls do IRL (whereas they display more legs, barebacks or midriffs). Is it because cleavage is not so trendy these days? I remember reading aContinue reading “In praise of cleavage”
Sharon Tate, Britt Eckland, Monica Vitti, Marianne Faithful, Catherine Deneuve, Miss Dior, Tuesday Wield, Brigitte Bardot I often wonder what to do with my face or my body, but until now I never wondered about having a beauty ideal. Not only do I appreciate beauty in all its variety, but the very idea of aContinue reading “Oh, beauty!”