Jaffa Knock Out

 All my friends know that if I could play tennis with my heels I would. But….it’s not possible, and finding a proper and elegant way to dress for sport can be really challenging.

A lot of designers try hard to create the perfect silhouette for yoga or tennis; but to ally new technology, perfect breathable fabric and elegance can be tricky . 
But we might be saved thanks to net-a-sporter !!! Xxx S.D.

Top : H&M (current shop here ) | skirt : Topshop (current in shops) | shoes : Topshop | ring : Zara


What's The Time Mr Wolf?

Spending five entire and consecutive weeks with three children does leave some bad habits that are hard to bury overnight. When september comes after spending a whole summer entertaining daily three, even six boys at times, your days suddenly seem meaningless and as shallow as a cicada's molt. Fortunately, today, Sophie was able to regain some happiness by organising with her unwavering patient friends the number ONE game of the 2014 summer  : What's the time Mr Wolf? 
Now why is it that this game is not designated the same way in every playground from Cornwall to Scotland? In France we call it 1,2,3 Soleil but the native english speakers would call it Sly Fox, or Peeping Behind the Curtain, or Black Pudding, or Red Light, green Light and even Grandmother's Footsteps… 
English may be too much of an international language to agree on one simple game name!

dress : Topshop (current) | shoes : Zara | necklace : Topshop


hottest yet attractive

The FIFA world cup in Brazil is finally drawing to an end and I must say that during those past four weeks, I have mastered some delightful yet nerve breaking tricks to play on my husband. I can not resist to share some of them with you, because, guess what... there is still a FINAL to be played this week-end!

- hide the television remote control and fake a painful sea elephant face when your partner starts tiring apart  the sofa and then turning the whole house upside down in search for the new Grail.
- every now and then burst into the TV room, and ask questions with a genuine tone such as :'why is the guy dressed in black and standing on the line agitating a flag, which team is he supporting?
- rehearse in advance some powerful dialogues to disrupt the concentrated husband : "who's playing tonight?"... "oh, and what is the score?"... "0-0…who is winning then?"
- seriously inquire when Arsenal or le Paris St Germain will play or if the teams playing tonight aren't the same as the ones playing last night. It should turn your partner's hair white in five seconds!
- make loud comments about how hot and attractive are Cristiano Ronaldo, Gerard Pique, Ricardo Kaka or even Robin Van Persie. Make sure to call your friends (from the TV room) to elect who is the most striking and spunky football player…
- scream and sheer when the team your partner is clearly not supporting scores a goal
- share your concern about the nature of the family drama that could drive two brothers to play in different national team : Ronaldo the brazilian and  Ronaldo the portuguese.

I am counting on you to make the 2014 football world cup final a memorable moment for you friends and partners!

It is also time for us to wish you a wonderful and enjoyable summer. Sophie and I will be back with more visuals and stories the first week of September. Thank you for your growing and continued support. Aude D

t-shirt : Sainsbury's | skirt : Milly | shoes : Zara | necklace : Sainsbury's


candy bridge & fairy bubbles

    Aude and I love that bridge : the solid and massive metallic structure, very 'Eiffel', painted in such candy colours! The sweetness of the colour palette is very delicate, so the contrast is really striking and made us think of childhood… And what a better way to regress than making some bubbles ?! But the simplest ideas are not necessarily the easiest to do! It was really windy and most of the time crowded…but we loved the challenge…
And it’s always a pleasure to see these delicate, multicoloured and ephemeral bubbles ! Xxx, S.D.

dress : Karen Millen | shoes : Zara (current) | necklace : Top Shop | bracelet : Zara | vintage crocodile bag