19/05/2011

Minx Nails on a Budget



I am wearing 200 Metallic Gold, whereas my sister is wearing 201 Metallic Silver. 

Remember this post? I was expressing my love for Minx nails, and I am not the only one. Blake Lively, Rihanna, Pink, Beyonce... They have all rocked the metallic fingertips before, but at £30 it is not for everyone's budget. Thank goodness, the high street is finally catching up. You can now find nail polish stickers in Boots, or Superdrug. The ones my sister and I used are from a company called Elegant Touch and only cost a mere £5.99. Each pack contains 60 transfers in 10 different sizes, allowing up to 4 applications. They are really easy to use, and although the quality isn't living up to its higher end version, they are perfect for a night out, or any other special occasion. If you like Minx nails as much as I do, you might want to check these out. 

- Elodie x

16/05/2011

Girls' Night Out

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Skirt, Zara. Top, Primark. Necklace, Asos. Bracelet, Ring, H&M.
To celebrate the end of exams, I went out for cocktails with a couple of friends on Wednesday night. We went to my favourite cocktail bar where I indulged in some of my favourite drinks. It was the perfect occasion to doll up a bit, considering we hadn't been out in ages. I eventually got the bright coral skirt from my summer wishlist which I paired with a nude top, gold jewellery, gold sandals and pink nails and lipstick. 

I am sorry for the poor quality of this photo. I have yet to buy a tripod and a remote so I am afraid that a good old photobooth picture will have to do for now.

- Elodie x

14/05/2011

Summer Wishlist

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My exams are finally over, which means that summer is getting closer and closer. In the meanwhile, I will enjoy the rest of summer term : a whole month filled with shopping sprees, frappuccinos, nights out, BBQs, concerts, plays, cocktails, trips to the beach, etc... It is bound to be good, but these would make it even better!

Céline leather clutches in bright colours
YSL Arty Rings

Sideways cross necklace from Etsy
Minx nails




Michael Kors watch

Zara skirt
Essie nailpolishes in Mango Bango, Mint Candy Apple and Movers and Shakers

And you, what is on your summer wishlist?
- Elodie x

10/05/2011

2011 MET Gala

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Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, most commonly called the Met, is throwing a benefit gala co-chaired by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. It is an event that I am always excited about, and this year was no exception. Here are a few of my favourite outfits of the night :

Renée Zellweger in Carolina Herrera 
Angela Lindvall in Andrew Gn and Karlie Kloss in Christian Dior

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu 

Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane 
Miranda Kerr in Marchesa


Who were your favourites this year?

- Elodie x

03/05/2011

Hyères 2011


Before I moved to the U.K., I used to live with my parents on the French Riviera, not far from Hyères and its famous festival, Le Festival International de Mode et de Photographie. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it this year since I had to go back to England for uni, but I just stumbled across these videos and thought I would share them with you. 






What did you think about it? Did you go to the festival? 
- Elodie x

01/05/2011

What's In My Bag

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I don't know about you, but I love seeing what is in other people's bags so I figured it was time for me to do my own "what's in my bag" post. 


This is the bag I am carrying at the moment, a Mulberry oversized Alexa. It was a birthday present from my amazing sister for my 20th birthday and I have been using it pretty much every day since then. The leather is the softest and the longer strap is just so convenient when you are running around campus. 

Here is what you can find in my bag. Obviously I didn't include the ton of receipts and pens that are usually in there.

Ted Baker purse, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Keys, Passport
I have to say I always loved Ted Baker purses, so when I saw this one in the sale last summer I bought it straight away. The keychain came with the Mulberry by Target small cross-body bag that I got a few months ago. I also always have a pair of sunglasses with me, usually my Ray-Ban aviators in a classic gold and smoked green shade. I find that these go with most outfits and I don't need to worry when I put them on. I always carry my passport since I found that some places in the UK don't accept French IDs.



Moleskine diary, Vogue notebook, iPod, Cath Kidston hand cream




I use this bag to go to all my classes and appointments, so it is essential for me that I carry my dairy so I can make sure I never forget anything. I keep anything blog-related in this tiny Vogue notebook. The iPod is pretty self-explanatory. The Cath Kidston hand cream is here to make sure that I never have dry hands since I tend to have very dry skin, and let's be honest, it also smells delicious!

Camera, EOS lip balm, Gum, Sweeteners, Phone
I don't necessary keep my SLR camera with me all the time, instead I keep a Casio Exilim S10 point-and-shoot. It's a really nice camera to take pictures of friends, nights out, concerts, or anything else that doesn't require high quality photography. The case I keep it in is from Paperchase. The EOS lip balm in Summer Fruits is another gift from my sister. You can't buy this in Europe so I was really surprised she managed to get me one. I always have gum and sweeteners with me. The sweetener case was limited edition by Chantal Thomas for Canderel. Surprisingly enough I don't have an iPhone, but a Nokia N97 mini that I keep in this Cath Kidston case.

My make-up bag and its content
I always keep a tiny bit of make-up with me, just in case I decide to go somewhere and don't have time to go back home.  I try to keep things that can easily make the transition from day to night if needed. The make-up bag itself was from Primark.

Here is a list of what I keep in there :  
• Daisy roll-on perfume
• Sephora nail file
• MAC eye pencil in Smoulder
• Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Bourbon
• Benefit Moon Beam
• a sample of MAC Face and Body foundation
• Chanel pencil sharpener
• OPI RapiDry top coat
• Clinique lipgloss in Apricot
• MAC Creamsheen Glass in Deelight
• Barry M lip paint in Punky Pink
• MAC lipstick in Hue

I hope you enjoyed,
- Elodie x

William ♥ Kate

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Kate Middleton looked stunning as she walked down the isle in an Alexander McQueen dress, designed by Sarah Burton. The dress was everything I expected from her : stylish and yet traditional, with a V-neck décolleté and long lace sleeves. She finished off the look with a Cartier Halo tiara lent to her by the Queen herself. William looked just as wonderful in his Irish Guards uniform. The whole wedding was beautiful and there is no doubt it was a fantastic day for everyone. 


Many people have said how Catherine's dress looked like the dress worn by Grace Kelly on her own wedding day. I have to disagree with that. Both dresses have long lace sleeves, certainly, but the shape is completely different. The décolleté is a perfect example of these differences. Kate's is a V-neck whereas Grace Kelly's a high neck. Overall, I'd say that Kate Middleton's dress is nothing but a far cry from Grace Kelly's.

Did you watch the Royal Wedding, or did you do anything special for the occasion? What did you think? I want to hear all about it!
- Elodie x