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Rock And Roll Baby!

May 31, 2013

Every woman needs a well-structured leather jacket in her closet. It's such a versatile piece to have and I believe I have just found the perfect one! It's part of RW&CO's Fall collection, which will land in stores in August. The collection is comprised of very chic and edgy pieces such as hot leather booties, cool handbags and pretty tailored tops with leather or lace appliqué. Here's a sneak preview:

Are you ready to channel your inner rock star this Fall?

Catherine xo

Images courtesy of RW&Co

Papabubble, Jewel Like Candies

May 29, 2013

Who can resist such colorful and adorable candies? I certainly can't!

My sweet tooth is no secret to my friends and family, so whenever someone travels abroad, sweets are the number one gift on their list. Sometimes it's chocolate from Switzerland, other times it's caramel from Paris. This time around it was hard little candies from a fabulous place in Barcelona named Papabubble. While visiting the city, my mother came across the famous confectioner and picked a bright assortment of candies for me.

She explained that their creative window display really draws the tourists as well as the locals inside. And once you pass the door, you can't help but being enticed by the scent of sugar while watching how these cute pieces of candy come to life with nothing more than boiled sugar. Isn't fascinating how they manage to make unique drawings inside their candies? They almost look like tiny sculptures.

If you don't have any plans to travel to Barcelona in the near future, you'll be happy to know that Papabubble has now opened a store in New York City. And don't forget to bring your toothbrush because these babies are quite sticky!

Papabubble Carrer Ample, 28 Barcelona

Catherine xo

Oscar De La Renta Resort 2014: In Bloom

May 23, 2013

I had no intentions to travel this spring, but when I discovered the latest Oscar de la Renta Resort collection, I felt a sudden urge to embark on a lavish trip to Marbella. I was particularly drawn to his chic cocktail and evening dresses embroidered with an intricate assortment of beautiful flowers and foliage. De la Renta has created an array of colorful and ultra-feminine silhouettes with splendid silk, organza, tulle, lace, all adorned with delicate embellishments. The ladies who lunch will be swooning.

I have my eyes set on the cobalt blue gown. What about you?

Catherine xo

Images courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Christina, I Adore You!

May 22, 2013

The voluptuous Christina Hendricks has landed the May cover of Flare. Not only is she smoking hot in a bright yellow Stella McCartney dress but in the other photographs, we interestingly see her as a Joan of modern days, with her cinched waist, pencil skirts and eyeliner flick. If there is a woman who embraces her curves with such style, elegance and a touch of sassiness, it's definitively Christina Hendricks. What an inspiration, I love you my dear!

Catherine xo
 Photograph by Max Abadian

Smiling Miss Daisy

May 15, 2013

I have had a major style crush on Carey Mulligan a.k.a. Daisy Buchanan lately. She always manages to look modern and chic while keeping her makeup fresh and quite minimal. Look at her on the Cannes red carpet with director Baz Luhrmann. How pretty is she? 

I'd say you always look so cool Miss Mulligan!

Catherine xo

Image from Getty Image

Salvatore Ferragamo's L'Icona Campaign

May 14, 2013
Elettra Wiedemann
Miroslava Duma
Olivia Palermo
Lily Alridge

21 girls, 21 days. That is the concept of the latest Salvatore Ferragamo L'icona campaign celebrating the 35 anniversary of the cult-classic Vara and Varina ballet flats. Curated by fine-art photographer Clairbone Swanson Frank, the project features 21 stylish ladies such as Elettra Wiedemann, Miroslava Duma, Olivia Palermo and Lily Alridge. I am completely smitten by the stunning pictures showing how these modern icons have styled the famous shoes. Visit the campaign's website to discover the other elegant girls.

I have a major crush on the red ones! What about you?

Catherine xo

Pictures courtesy of Ferragamo

Keira Knightley Stars In Chanel "Once Upon A Time"

May 11, 2013

Have you seen Chanel Ambassador and newlywed Keira Knightley personifying Gabrielle Chanel in "Once Upon A Time", the latest Chanel short film? She is utterly fresh and chic! It's only normal for this young actress accustomed to period costumes. And this time around, she had the honor of being directed by Karl Lagerfeld himself who recreated the Deauville atmosphere of 1913, at the opening of Chanel's first boutique. The film also features Chanel Ambassadors Tallulah Harlech and Lindsey Wixson.

Watch it here!

Have a nice weekend!

Catherine xo

Image courtesy of Chanel

Met Gala: The Place To Be Daring

May 7, 2013
Hilary Rhoda
Gerard Butler and Alexa Chung
Amanda Seyfried and Donatella Versace
Jaime King and Prabal Gurung
Carolyn Murphy and Lauren Santo Domingo
Hugh Dancy, Eddy Redmayne and Carey Mulligan

"PUNK: Chaos to Couture". That was the truly daring theme of the Costume Institute Gala, which took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday. If there is one red carpet where the ladies can fully explore their creative side it's definitively this NYC annual gathering. Apart from watching the fabulous dresses on the red carpet, I also enjoy having a look at the candid black and white shots from the after-party.

Who knew anarchy was in fashion!

Catherine xo

Images courtesy of Vogue

Kusmi Launches BB Detox Tea, The Very First BB Tea

May 3, 2013

Spring is here at last! After a looong and harsh winter, I am ready to store my winter gear, get a new haircut, buy flirty dresses and clean my windows (well, maybe not the last part!). Now that Spring cleaning is in full swing, it's also the perfect timing to clean up our makeup bags and adapt our beauty routine to achieve a glowing complexion. Well guess what? There is a new trick specially made for that purpose. Read on...

As a tea aficionada, I have always been fond of Kusmi, a tea house established in Paris in 1917. Well-known for their wellness line and Russian-style tea with intriguing names such as "Anastasia" or "Prince Wladimir", the brand offers 90 variety of tea, which are all packaged in colourful and elegant metal tins.

Inspired by the BB cream frenzy, which is taking the beauty industry by storm, Kusmi has created BB Detox, the very first BB tea. A BB what? Yes, my darlings, the very first beauty beverage made with an original blend of green tea, maté, rooibos, guarana, dandelion and a hint of grapefruit.

This deliciously refreshing tea caters to all our skin's daily needs just as a BB cream would:

Detoxifying: The combination of maté and green tea helps eliminating excess fluid from the body and improves skin's appearance by boosting toxin removal.

Protecting: The dandelion, rooibos and green tea helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals.

Moisturizing: Of course, by drinking many cups of tea, you keep your skin hydrated, supple and bright.

I have learned early on that drinking plenty of water and green tea was among the great skin savers. But now I am glad to have discovered another approach to reach the recommended daily water intake of a litre and a half. I have first tried the BB Detox tea hot, then in its iced version, which is surprisingly refreshing.

This tea has it all: Chic packaging, delightful smell, fresh grapefruit taste and plenty of awesome benefits for our body & skin.

The Kusmi BB Detox tea gives a new meaning to Spring cleaning!

Catherine xo