vendredi 31 janvier 2014

ESPRIT: new collection

Hello les Stradi Girls & Boys !

La marque ESPRIT nous surprend de plus en plus au fil de leurs collections. L'esprit d'Esprit (éhéh) s'adapte de mieux en mieux à la femme urbaine actuelle. Pour leurs nouvelles collections (Flower Power et Rhapsody in Blue), Esprit mise sur la tendance, jamais à bout de souffle, du liberty et de ses milliers de fleurs, avec des touches plutôt vert-prune et beige. Rhapsody in Blue décline une large palette de bleus et de denim. On a particulièrement craqué sur la parka en jeans !! Les subtilités se mélangent aussi avec le "vieux jeans" entre-mêlé de dentelle juxtaposée. On a totalement aimé l'esprit aventurier de cette collection, on se voit déjà en road-trip avec notre robe en jeans et la parka sous la main pour les moments un peu plus froids.

Les accessoires tels que les foulards restent toujours dans des matières nobles et douces et les bijoux sont raffinés et discrets (parce que OK ça va un moment les rope chain et tout l'attirail mais on se veut quand même un peu féminine et fleur bleue de temps à autre).

Le choix des maillots de bain se veut restreint mais propose de belles matières et surfe sur la tendance géométrique. ON ADORE ! La collection est disponible en boutique ainsi que sur le site où vous pouvez shopper en ligne.

La parka, c'est sûr, il nous la faut !!

jeudi 30 janvier 2014

Paris: Brassaï & Azzedine Alaïa

Hello Stradi Girls and Boys !

Last week-end, Summy, our mother and I went to Paris to have quality time together. We slept at the Hotel Elysee, near by Gare de Lyon station. The hotel was great, beds too, and the crew was really gentle. There is no mini-bar in the room but you can ask at the reception for a drink and it's free (wifi too eheh) ! Next to our hotel was this incredible little street called Rue Crémieux. It is so not a common street for Paris that we fell in love instantly. It looks like a swedish one. At evenings, we ordered mojitos at Le Tarmac bar, where the barman was really kind. They offer brunch on Sunday's morning that seem great.

The first day, we woke up (like this ahah) and took the underground to Hotel de Ville and stopped by a Starbucks to have breakfast. I bought a recycled cup and every time I'll order a Starbucks with it, they will reduce my bill. Then, we went to Hotel de Ville (the building) where we had to visit the Brassaï exhibition. Brassaï is an austro-hungarian photographer who came in Paris at age 3. His father was a teacher at La Sorbonne. Brassaï'real name is Gyula Halasz. The exhibition is called "Pour l'amour de Paris", where he shows the places-people-ambiance he likes, through black and white silver photographies. He loved to show the natural light of the night to sublimate things that we may not saw before.

The evening, we ate at Momoka's restaurant next to Pigalle. It's a japanese restaurant, but not the one where you can eat sushi, maki and Co. It's a unusual and small restaurant that serves tasteful dishes (about 9 for 39euro). Mostly vegetables and fish, but at the end some chicken too. The atmosphere was strange, because it was a VERY little place, with not enough space to feel comfortable and there wasn't a lot of explanation about what we'll eat. But the food was really good. Every dish has to be shared, it's more friendly.

The second day, we decided to go at Musée Galliera to see Alaïa's exhibition. We were amazed by the grace and greatness Alaïa made those dresses, jackets and everything. We think he's the best designer ever and we dream of wearing one of his clothes. He didn't even make a design school - only sculpture studies - and developed himself his skills. We weren't allowed to take pictures so we looked up on the internet (photo credit are not ours). After seeing all this magic, we had to stop by the place where Alaïa creates his pieces and went to Rue de Marignon next to Avenue Montaigne. Of course, it was closed (it was Sunday) but it wasn't a big deal for us (our imagination was there to work things up. Alaïa's exhibition is in two part, so we had to go to Musée d'Art Moderne, just in front of Musée Galliera, where we drank something to rest a little bit.

images above are taken on the internet

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