Whenever I cut a new piece of clothing, I use brown kraft paper and inevitably, there are always large pieces leftover. I save these scraps and keep them rolled up, standing in a basket and use them for gift wrap I take the small pieces and cut pretty scalloped edges with a decorative edging scissor to make a gift tag.
I used leftover silk bias as a ribbon here for a sweet and simple presentation:
In Paris, I was immediately drawn to this elegant work by an artist known as Clairestreetheart showing romantic couples in very smoldering embraces. Rather than painted directly on walls, the images are painted on paper, carefully cut out and then pasted on the walls.
I was struck by the artist's storytelling and steamy restraint.
I just discovered some delightfuly stylish shoes from a French company that are also really comfortable -- a major find!
I'm about to order this adorable deep pink suede number and wondered if anyone else would like a pair?
Apart from their saucy French appeal, they are amazingly light weight with a specially designed flexible sole making them really comfortable. The heel height is only about 2 inches with an added inch of lift from the well balanced platform from front to back .
They are very true to size --I tried on the 37 sample and it is just a little small --which makes sense since I am a 7 1/2 but the good news is they come in half sizes.
I also fell for this one: a glazed mini-check that works as an unexpected neutral and again, incredibly comfortable.
Of course, with all these fabulous attributes, they are not the cheapest shoes on the planet -- the suggested retail is $300.
But here's the good news: If I order 8 pairs in each style, I can offer them for $250.
Any takers? I'll need to let them know in a week or so --by the end of October.
I grew up with my mother carrying on the French tradition of glamorous chic, with well defined eyes. As soon as I was old enough --I think 15 or 16 -- I learned how to use Indian Kohl from my friend Coralie and it seemed very exotic and cool. I used it for quite some time and while it made a nice outline, Kohl was also a little messy and it wasn't easy to keep the tip fine enough.
So I moved on to various brands of more practical eye pencils, crayons, liquid liners, and more recently, paint on liners. The problem was, every single one of those products would migrate below my eyes not long after their application. Not glamorous at all to have all that smokiness looking like circles under my eyes.
Tired of carrying on the nerd tradition of Racoon Chic, I decided to try Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel liner. I'll admit I was skeptical at first and assumed it would behave just like all of the other liners I'd used.
Right away, I liked the way this product behaved: Using a fine make-up brush, I found it was easy to apply and created a smooth and even line.
I like to soften the line by smudging it a little with a finger tip...but do it promptly before it sets.
But the real shocker was this eyeliner really delivered on its promise and the outlined lasted for several hours. This is a first in my experience.
I'm completely won over.
I bought my first tub last December and just replaced it last week -- so this item will last many, many m0nths if you remember to replace the cap tightly so the gel doesn't dry out.
Note: It's definitely worth investing in a good brush and cleaning it with soap and water after each use. I use paintbrushes all the time in my work, so that was fine with me here but may not be quite so user-friendly for everyone.