26/01/2011

ELLE Fashion Internship

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Take a quick look at my blog and you will immediately notice how much I love ELLE. What you may not know is that I am graduating in a couple of months and although I am planning on doing a post-grad in Fashion Journalism, I am taking a year out of university to get work experience and internships. 

In their February issue ELLE is offering a lucky reader the chance to win a 6-month fashion internship at ELLEuk.com. Here is a snippet of my entry : 

GOOD GIRL GONE BAD
___________________"Put your camel coat back on the hanger and your chunky knits away
_______________  ___at the back of your wardrobe : Spring is just around the corner. And 
_______________    __ if like me you're burning to reach for those sundresses but don't feel
______________  ____ quite ready to let go of your studded belts and leather booties just yet,
______________  ____ you're in for a treat. D&G may have mastered the flowery look this 
______________  ____ season, but it doesn’t mean you have to be all sweet. Quite the opposite,
______________  ____ in fact, for this season is all about pairing girly pieces with edgy 
______________  ____ accessories. Get inspired by the Burberry show and mix chiffon dresses 
______________  ____ with leather and metallic tones. Or simply play with hair and make up 
______________  ____ instead. You don’t have to die your hair a flaming red to replicate 
______________  ____ Mulberry’s S/S11 signature look. Messy bed hair or a dark smoky eye
______________  ____  as seen on the Chanel catwalk will do the trick. Recreate the look with
______________  ____  Chanel Les Ombres Perlées eyeshadows, a limited edition palette for 
______________  ____ Spring 2011. So if you were about to put away that gorgeous pair of 
______________  ____ Céline leather shorts, think twice… They could well be a spring staple
______________  ____  in your wardrobe."

You can read the full entry here. Don't forget to vote for me and "pick me"! It would mean a lot to me. Thanks a lot.

- Elodie x 

25/01/2011

Lindsey Wixson x Chanel

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credit : Into The Gloss

If you were looking for a way to toughen up your spring wardrobe, don't look any further. Inspired by the dark smoky eyes that could be seen on their show, Chanel came out with a splendid spring makeup collection which includes the limited edition Les Ombres Perlées de Chanel eyeshadow palette, Le Vernis nail varnish in Black Pearl and the Rouge Allure lipstick in Flamboyante. If you haven't been blessed with Lindsey's gorgeous lips and thus feel like a bright red pout isn't for you, go for a nude lipstick which is a lot more wearable, but still creates the same effect. SORTED!

- Elodie x

16/01/2011

Spring/Summer 2011 Favourites

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Burberry - Chanel - D&G - Dsquared2 -
Balmain - Nina Ricci - Paul & Joe - Mulberry
I might have claimed my love for chunky knits and wellies not so long ago, but I am over it now. Spring needs to come, and quick! I want to be able to wear nice little dresses, sandals, shorts and bright nail polish. Since it is not going to happen anytime soon, I figured I would share with you a few of my favourites from the Spring / Summer 2011 collections. I just love how most of these use leather, sequins, studs or a smoky eye to bring a tougher edge to an overall girly outfit. So, although I can't see myself rocking the longer hemlines that ruled the catwalk this season, this is right up my street! 

What about you? Feel free to share your favourites from the catwalk or just your favourite upcoming trends for S/S 2011.

- Elodie x

06/01/2011

Merry Christmas

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Remember when I told you how much I loved the blazer from the Lanvin for H&M collection? Well, I couldn't find it anywhere until I went to Paris where there was only one left. Needless to say, I took it straight to the till with me and it is now hanging in my closet. Sweet! I also got the clutch for my sister. I loved it, but she loved it even more and it is Christmas after all. Merry Christmas Steph!

Another thing that I came back with were these Hunter boots. I've always wanted some but I couldn't justify buying them since I was living in one of the sunniest places in France. Santa must know I moved to the United Kingdom since they were waiting for me under the Christmas tree this year. What a nice surprise! I cannot wait to wear them.

- Elodie x

05/01/2011

Paris when it Sizzles

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I'm back! I guess I could write about my Christmas but I'd rather let the pictures speak for themselves. Overall, I had a great time, too much food and good laughs. The Christmas window displays in Paris were incredible! Some of them were even designed by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin. How cool!























Paris - Louis Vuitton - Christmas Market - Vogue Paris - Christmas lights - la Tour Eiffel - Cabaret window at Les Galleries Lafayette - In Montmartre - Le Printemps Haussmann - Roberto Cavalli - Alexander McQueen - le Sacré Coeur  - Christmas dinner - Paris by night - un bistrot - Le Printemps Homme -  Nina Ricci - mirror, mirror - macarons - Les Galleries Lafayette - the streets of Paris  - Manish Arora - Le Printemps Homme - a lonely bike - Yves Saint Laurent - Lanvin  - a Parisian deer  - Singing in the Rain window at Les Galleries Lafayette

If you liked this, you can find the rest of my photos on my Flickr

- Elodie x