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
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
The ancient romans believed that butterflies are flowers broken by the wind. As a child I was dragged by my older cousins, who firmly believed that collecting butterflies was a fun and rewarding summer activity, to spend most part of my hot summer days chasing butterflies. Armed with a deadly butterfly net we would fight over a hunting territory confined to a lavender bush. The delicate part of the game was to extract the graceful insect, briskly interrupted in his conspicuous and fluttering flight, from the net without damaging its brightly coloured wings. The iridescence coloration of its four wings, created by the microstructure of the scales, would stain my fingers. This 'powder' felt thick, smooth and sensual to me but I also felt a sense of unease at the thought that I was striping the former caterpillar from its make-up.
After a short stay in a 'killing jar' in the companionship of deadly formalin soaked cotton balls… then, all you had to do was to pin your victims in a display case. The ephemeral, delicate and wearing make-up insects could then adorn your wall or your serving trays, stuck for eternity in a glass box… A.D
asymmetric top : Topshop | african print skirt : made to order | shoes : Accessorize | necklace : Kate Spade
Brompton cemetery is located in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, covers 16,5 hectares of land and is one of the finest cemetery in the country. It is also the only Crown Cemetery.
To walk in a cemetery is always for me a sort of “spiritual journey”. This one is really an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the city buzz. I’ve never seen it in such a wild state, with this luxurious and beautiful vegetation nearly swallowing the gravestones.
So if you’re looking for a piece of nature and a spiritual moment, just pass by…(flamingos are optional !!!) . Xxx S.D.
black silk shirt : Cos | flowery suit : Ted Baker | shoes : Zara | green clutch : DVF