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Thursday, April 29, 2010
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Is there anyone out there who doesn't like white? Whenever I have a hopeless time in front of my wardrobe and keep wondering what I should wear, I just pick something white and I know that I can't go wrong with it. White is such a grateful choice when it comes to outfits...and I think the magic is in it's simplicity.
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Items: LA PETITE S***** Silk-taffeta wrap coat, LANVIN Tiered silk-gazar dress, LOTTA STENSSON Crochet-knit cotton poncho

Hello! I can get married in any of these...yes, you heard me right...even in that white poncho.
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Items: L.A.M.B. Veena - Taupe Leather, DONNA KARAN Linen-canvas platform sandals, BETSEY JOHNSON Alexandra Heel - Nude

Some of my favorite sandals...they fit perfectly with any white outfit and nude -for that matter- it's definitely the color of the spring season.
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Items: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Georgette ruffle blouse /Ops, Diane did it again.../, BOND NO.9 Chez Bond Eau de Parfum, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mini Loubi satin clutch, SMYTHSON Wedding planner leather notebook, LA PERLA Mohini knot-embellished swimsuit

Look at that gorgeous wedding planner...how simple and chic. I'm not about to get married though...but I purchased one...just in case /cause a girl can't start planning her wedding early enough right?/
First image: Jessica Stam by Solve Sundsbo /2006/ via Fashion Gone Rogue
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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My heart beats a little faster every time when I discover a talent from my home country. Hungarian fashion designer Dora Abodi's Spring/Summer 2010 collection is pure gorgeousness. I'm in love.
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"Dora represents a deeply ethical attitude towards fashion: no "fast" fashion, no environmental and labor exploitation, no real fur, no 'exotic' leathers, /oh how much I love her for this/ and often the textiles used in her collections are made from recycled materials." /via Dora's homepage./
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Check out Dora Abodi's homepage, she's working on many exciting projects and achieved great success outside Hungary as well. I'm so proud!

DORA'S RELATED LINK LOVE:
Shop Dora Abodi on Cinnia Edua
Order Dora Abodi creations online via email: order@doraabodi.com
USA: Fly's and Turkey's (West Village Boulevard, Laredo, TX)
Photography by Jon Moe, styling by Spry Lee Scott, make up by Miyako J., hair by Noel Reid, model Chole Graham. 
Images courtesy of Dora Abodi.
Monday, April 26, 2010
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I discovered Carol Gillot's blog Paris Breakfasts a few weeks ago. Needless to say I fall instantly in love. Carol is a "Paris-obsessed artist" who lives in New York and blogs from her bedroom in Astoria. She visits Paris 3-4 times a year, where she eats macarons and takes the millions of photos she shares on her blog. Oh and by the way, she created these oh so gorgeous and dreamy watercolors...
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Besides her passion and talent for Paris inspired watercolors, Carol has a dry tongue-in-cheek wit which I'm totally addicted to. I love starting my day with coffee and Parisbreakfast. It's like taking a fabulous walking tour on the streets of Paris...eating macarons and giggling...endlessly.
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Visit Paris Breakfasts on Etsy here, and Carol Gillot's Flickr Album here.
Carol had 2 exhibits of her Paris facade watercolors coming up: In New York at The James Beard Foundation May- June and In London at The Chelsea Arts Club June 8th - 30th.
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My favorite Paris related books: The Patisseries of Paris, Chic Shopping Paris, Paris Chic & Trendy

Isn't it a fabulous start for Monday? Thank you so much Carol for adding more beauty to this world with these gorgeous creations.
Images courtesy of Carol Gillot
Thursday, April 22, 2010
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Being a lady is an attitude.

-Chuck Woolery-
Photo by Ellen Von Uwerth
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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I absolutely adore this collection from Sonia Rykiel, love these colors and details (I don't entirely agree with the black stocking solutions btw). But I'm a little confused, what's the meaning of "resort wear" in fashion. I made some research and found this answer. The facts: this collection was released in 2009 June, but it's under the label "Resort 2010" on Style.com. So when exactly are we suppose to wear these cuties? (Insert my confused face here).
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For me these pieces looks like perfect spring wear. If there is someone who has the correct answer for this, please don't hesitate and take me to the bright side. Meanwhile I'm just loving that gorgeous white coat...

SONIA RYKIEL RELATED LINK LOVE:
Images via Style.com
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Viktor & Rolf Latex Floral Platform Sandal

I'm sure Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren are living in the same Wonderland as I do. This floral platform sandal from the Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2010 collection is the obvious proof of that. Dear lucky lady out there in the big world (size 8.5) who's owing one of these floral platforms, you hope that we're never going to meet in real life while you are wearing these...cause these floral sandals are one of the reasons I can give up all my human dignity and will definitely take them from you (kind of in a way as Carrie's Manolos were taken from her on the streets of New York once in Sex and the City). Do you get the picture? Shame on me I know...but look at these details...
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Viktor & Rolf Latex Ruffled Platform Sandal

By the way I'm on a wedge hunt ( in a civilized way of course with credit card ). Can you imagine the summer without pretty and comfy wedges? I'm practically grown together with my wedges at the beginning of May until October...(and then the separation is always very painful cause I just love them too much).
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Viktor & Rolf Zipper Bow Platform Wedge Sandal

So far I've found this, this and this but I'm still on a search so feel free to bomb me with gorgeous wedge's links! Hope you're having a great start of this week!

VIKTOR & ROLF RELATED LINK LOVE:
Sunday, April 18, 2010
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I'm so inspired by flowers this time of the year and I just love the H&M Home Spring/Summer collection. I'm especially thrilled by the pillow sets, I think they are so pretty. Unfortunately I'm never enough quick to purchase these items, they are usually sold out very quickly.
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Don't you just wanna jump in the middle of this gorgeous bed?
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Hope you having a lovely Sunday my dears. I'm grateful for the love I received from you this week. See you soon. 

S O M E   F L O W E R Y   L I N K   L O V E :
  
For your home:

For You:
Images via H&M.com
Saturday, April 17, 2010
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What can I say? I just adore these details...and these lipstick colors make me crazy (in a good way).
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Gorgeous photography by Jamie Nelson
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Just some inspirations for Mother's Day (if I was a rich girl....). I love these luxurious bags and watches, they are elegant and classy yet they have a bit of extravagancy. By the way I think, generally you can't go wrong with any white present.
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If you want to go for something really colorful I recommend this gorgeous Amy Butler Josephine Handbag in Passion Lily Turquoise. I personally in love with this one. Have you decided yet what to surprise your mother with on Mother's Day?
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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Last week when I stopped by on Dustjacket Attic (one of my favorite blog by the way) I was amazed by these photos. What a stunning editorial from Elle Russia. I love the colors and these shots are so fresh just like spring breeze...
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Don't you just love these spring jackets? I want them all in my wardrobe (especially this yellow one on the last image).

Ps: I wouldn't mind having those platforms as well :-)
Images: Elle Russia 2010 April, photographer: Danil Golovkin, images via Dustjacket Attic
Friday, April 9, 2010
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Hope you had a great week my darlings. I know it's a last year editorial from Vanity Fair but can you blame me for still adoring it in this year? Wishing you a lovely weekend my dears, if you have a chance get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Thanks for the love this week and see you on Monday!
Images: Emily Blunt in Dior Haute Couture, photographed by Michael Roberts, styled by Jessica Diehl (2009). Images via Vanity Fair.com
Thursday, April 8, 2010
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Since I discovered this gorgeous photo album on Layla Grayce.com I'm in love with it. As I mentioned in an earlier post Layla Grayce creations can easily steal your heart. They sure stole mine...
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Should I say anything about this beautiful Leaves of Grass silk top? I think it speaks for itself. Do you share my enthusiasm?
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."

Emma Goldman
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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I'm always amazed by Etsy and the creativity of people. These gorgeous purses are some of my favorites lately. Check out these shops they have plenty of beautiful purses in gorgeous colors!
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Monday, April 5, 2010
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Hope you're having a fabulous one!
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