Tested: Make up workshop in Cebu

The most beautiful make up for a woman is passion! But, cosmetics are easier to buy” – Yves Saint Laurent And they can do the trick: No wonder so many men have trust issue .. blame it on the make up! But honestly, SAHM peeps, who hasn’t dreamed of mastering the magic tips and tricks that would make us look as if had slept 9h straight … Continue reading Tested: Make up workshop in Cebu

“Cebu” like Santo Niño, dried mangoes and .. French jewelry!

Are you one of those wet blanket who can’t appreciate a nice piece of jewelry without wondering “who made it and under which conditions?”  Especially when the beautiful bracelet has traveled all the way from a developing country? I am!I can’t help it. My obsession with responsible business has worsened since I became a Mum. From food to clothes, even earrings, I need to know how it … Continue reading “Cebu” like Santo Niño, dried mangoes and .. French jewelry!

I am French, laic, democrat and feminist. Yet I don’t understand the burkini ban

I am French therefore I love complaining. It is in my DNA. When I read about the French new combat on the infamous Burkini invading our beautiful beaches, I should have reacted strongly. Yet I still don’t understand the fuss. Why? I am a proud feminist, anti clerical and a born democrat. Still .. Blame it on 20 years away from home. On meeting people from … Continue reading I am French, laic, democrat and feminist. Yet I don’t understand the burkini ban

Cherry on top: this kid is awesome but wait till you meet his Mum …

  What do you do when you feel you could use a compliment or 2 to cheer you up? Especially when you have spent so long making sure your kids are fed and dressed that you (again!) leave the house hungry and looking like a slob? Here is my unbeatable strategy: I print T-shirts with the message I need to read and make my kids wear … Continue reading Cherry on top: this kid is awesome but wait till you meet his Mum …

Reblog Wed: Looking Bad Is The New Looking Good

Here’s an advertising trend that comes up every now and then: putting glamorous apparel on models made to look sad/greasy/hostile. I’m stumped by this. Why would it help sell an outfit to show that outfit on a person who looks miserable? There must be a method to this madness, or so many designers wouldn’t be doing it. But what? What’s the thinking? To get my… Continue reading Reblog Wed: Looking Bad Is The New Looking Good

5 reasons why I eventually let my children become “top models”

I never watch fashion shows. I hate the mere idea of exhibiting my kids on stage in front of foreigners. I am not a fashionista at all and I ll never be.Yet I let my kids walk on the runway, and it has been a great experience! They perform in a safe environment  I let them perform at school and at school only. “Performing on stage” … Continue reading 5 reasons why I eventually let my children become “top models”

3 best ways to wear your silver lines

My little girl was snickering at my head, and finally announced “Mum, you got floss in your hair. Let me get them for you”. Before I could say anything, she pulled out her treasure : 2 WHITE HAIRS! “Mum, they really look like hairs .. – Not at all Sweetie, they are strands of glitter !” She liked the answer. I did not. I had to come up with … Continue reading 3 best ways to wear your silver lines

Photo101: glass, squared (and set for the terrace!)

The challenge is to incorporate glass in today’s image: a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else. It doesn’t matter what form the glass takes.  How about the must have accessory in the must visit capital? Summer calling! What do your favorite shades look like? dark and classy or the shiniest the best ?.. Continue reading Photo101: glass, squared (and set for the terrace!)