Sep 30, 2012

Celebrities' Bedroom Decor Inspiration

There is nothing better than a great/cosy bedroom to come relax after a hectic day. Take a look at some celebrities' beautiful bedrooms. From Ivanka Trump to Kim Kardashian, just get inspired to redecorate yours.

Ivanka Trump
Caroline Herrera
Sarah Jessica Parker

How to Fight Insomnia

Do you suffer from insomnia ? As per an article published in the Daily Mail UK "insomnia affects about 30 per cent of us, with over 12 million prescriptions for sleeping pills written every year". 

Are you wondering how you can improve your sleep?

First of all, never forget that your bedroom should be a place to sleep and only sleep. It shouldn't be a place of entertaining. Most of us have transformed our bedroom into an office room. If so, try to improve your sleep by removing your TV, your cellphone and your laptop from your room.

Then, go to bed only when tired. So your body associate the bedroom with a place to relax and not to entertain. Professor Williams says "I think this is the first-line treatment for any sleep disorder". 

Waking up at the same time everyday is very important to your sleep. It helps your body understand when you should go to sleep and when you should wake up. Adults need in general 7 to 8 hours sleep per night.

If you have problems waking up in the morning, you can use a light therapy. It is a special lamp that helps you wake up gradually. Prof Foster says: "this activates areas of the brain promoting alertness and turns off the sleep hormone melatonin".

Last but not least, as soon as your alarm rings, get out of the bed right away! Never snooze your alarm.

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Sep 29, 2012

Isabel Marrant SS13 Show - Paris Fashion Week

Isabel Marrant about her new collection:

"I think it's just a normal woman. You know, I am doing pret-a-porter and it says what it says: 'ready to wear'. My main concern in doing garments is doing things that you really feel like wearing every day not only for special occasions. Clothes in which you feel at ease, self-confident and pretty - a bit different too - and which leave space for the personality of each woman to be asserted.
Every day I open my cupboard and say 'OK, what can I wear this morning?'

Each time when I am starting the collection I am having a theme, but I don't want to stay too close to an exact image otherwise it becomes too literal. For this collection, well, I have always loved the Hawaiian print, and I thought of Elvis in Hawaii - that's why he was on the soundtrack for the show. Also I thought 'what is summer?' and 'what is vacation?'. There were those pictures of Bardot and Birkin walking on the port in St Tropez in the early Seventies - wearing simple clothes but with an attitude and a confidence."
 (source: interview with Luke Leitch - Fashion Telegraph)

Sep 28, 2012

Poppy Delevingne: Outfits Inspiration

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Do you do CABBAGE ?

Cabbage has a lot of health benefits because it is abundant in vitamin C, it is rich in fiber, in sulphur and in iodine. It so helps with constiptation and boots the immune system, as cabbage is  anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

It improves the blood flow and helps with gastric ulcers. It lower the irsk of colon cancer. Cabbage, low in calorie, reduces cholesterol and promotes healthy digestive system. It boots energy and repairs damaged skin cells.


Garbett Cheney, MD, professor of medecine at Stanford University School of Medecine in the 1950's said: "a quart of fresh cabbage juice every day relieved pain & health both gastric & duodenal ulcers better & faster than standard treatments. In a test of 55   patients who drank cabbage juice, 95% felt better within two to five days."

Swiss Dream Home

Beautiful swiss designed-home inspired by a present-day architect Gus Wustemann. From every corner of the house, you can enjoy this amazing view on the Zurich Lake.

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Sep 26, 2012


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Fashion Inspiration: I love this outfit. Yet so simple but stylish.
It is the perfect outfit for a casual day, just wear a simple tshirt and a skinny jeans with a statement necklace and/or earrings.  

Sep 24, 2012

Do you do FRUITS ?

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More reasons to eat more fruits: 

Strawberries can potentially fight against cancer and aging

Bananas are great because they give you energy

Pineapples help fight arthritis

Blueberries protect your heart

Kiwis increases bone mass

Mangos protect against several kinds of cancer

Cherries help calm your nervous system

Peaches are rich in potassium, fluoride and iron.

Watermelon helps control your heart rate.

Grapes relax blood vessels

Apples help your body develop resistance against infections

Oranges help maitain great skin and vision.

Source: knowledge is power

Street Style Inspiration: LONG JACKET

What do you think of the long jacket for this season?

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Sep 23, 2012

Street Style Inspiration: PATTERNS

What do you guys think of mixing and matching colors and prints?
Stripes and animal prints have become now NEUTRAL AND BASIC that we mix with anything and we love the idea.
It is now normal  to wear a blue stripes shirt under a floral blazer or a stripes shirt with an animal prints pants. (below)


But now let's have a look at this season's outstanding patterns: are they going be in a few months, the new NEUTRAL PATTERNS?

Do you do RAW HONEY?

We all know that honey is very healthy and so much better than sugar in general. Raw honey is the honey that is not pasteurized or refined. Because of  its nutritional properties, it can be used for your health, your skin and your hair.

source: worldtruth 

It will improve your sleep by having a spoon of honey before going to bed (by itself or in a cup of herbal tea). It will help you relax and fall asleep faster, because it is a natural sleep remedy.

You can use it to treat minor cuts and burns: raw honey is an ancient remedy for cuts and burns because of its natural antibacterial properties. The honey may also help reduce scar formation.

Use it on your skin by applying a teaspoon of raw honey into your face (10 to 30 minutes) before washing with cool water. It will smooth your skin, fight wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce redness and help with blemishes.

Apply it on your hair and let it sit for 10 minutes before washing. It will work as a conditioning treatment, making your locks shiny and smooth. 

Fashion Icon during Fashion Week

Poppy Delevingne

Sep 21, 2012

Fashion, do you do BAGS?

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Do you do DIET SODA?

We all know that diet sodas are very unhealthy, below are five reasons to remind you why not to drink it. 

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  1. Diet soda drinkers have a dramatically higher risk of heart attack and stroke. 
  2. Many diet sodas contain caffeine, which is an artificial stimulant and an addictive substance.
  3. Aspartame is an artifical sugar that is worst than real sugar (see my previous post), it leads to high blood pressure, dizziness, fatigue and even sleep disorders.
  4. Diet soda drinkers stop associating sweetness with calories and fullness, which lead to overeating, weight gain and elevation of sugar levels. 
  5. Diet soda contains acid that wears down your tooth enamel.

Do you do MULBERRY?

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Sep 19, 2012

Spring 2013 Fashion Inspiration : JEANS

This spring is all about jeans...wearing jeans on jeans. What better inspiration than the Man Repeller (below) wearing Christopher Kane jeans during New York Fashion Week.

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Sep 18, 2012

Do you do PEACHES ?

Peaches have a lot of health benefits.

They are low in calories, they are good source of Vitamin C, rich in potassium & iron, they helps you improve your immunity system. 
They are also a good source of fiber and help maintain the nervous system. They helps lower cholesterol and they provide 1.5 grams of protein/peach. 
Peaches have antioxidant properties, which help lower risks of heart disease and help prevent cancer. Finally, peaches are also very good for the eyes (for the cataracts) and they are excellent relaxant. 


Fashion Alert: BLUE CRUSH

From the runways to our closets: this spring is about blue, maybe.  

Charlotte Ronson

Sep 16, 2012

Do you do ARGAN OIL?

Argan oil is one of the rarest oil in the world, due to the small supply. The Argan tree only grow in a few region, like south east Morocco. Back in the day, Argan oil was used in cooking, on couscous or on salad for instance. But now, since 2010,  it seems to be the new cosmetic hype. Why is that ? 

Argan oil is highly effective in cosmetics and skin care. Argan oil is an antioxidant, rich in vitamin E, omega 3 and omega 6, that protects and maintains skin resilience, smoothness and radiance.

You can use it on your skin, hair and nails. You can apply it gently on your face and everywhere on your dry skin.

Source: 100-bioargan

Decor, do you do BEDROOM?

Sep 13, 2012

Do you do PILATES?
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed by Joseph Pilates in 1883. Million of people throughout the world are nowadays practicing Pilates.  Pilates has six principles: 

  1. Concentration; "You have to concentrate on what you are doing all the time. And you must concentrate on your entire body for smooth movements" says Friedman and Eisen. 
  2. Control; "All exercises are done with control with the muscles working to lift against gravity and the resistance of the springs and thereby control de movement of the body. The Pilates method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy." says Susanne Farrell
  3. Center; the center point is the focal point of the Pilates method.
  4. FlowPilates technique asserts that physical energy exerted from the center should coordinate movements of the extremities
  5. Precisionconcentrate on the correct movements each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value
  6. Breathing: is very important in the Pilates Method and it helps you breath correctly.  

Pilates is similar to yoga, but it has different health benefits: 

It strengths and stimulates the muscles throughout the body, it develops a strong core, it tones the body, it is a cardiovascular workout, it relieves stress, it allows adequate oxygen flow to muscles

Source:, wikipedia. 

Fashion, do you do STREET STYLE ?

Sep 12, 2012

Fashion, do you do OLIVIA PALERMO?

My fashion inspiration of the moment: Olivia Palermo! (Photos source: outfitID)

Olivia Palermo is wearing a Milly skirt, Pringle of Scotland top and Giambattisa Valli shoes. 
Olivia is wearing Tibi Amber shoes

Olivia Palermo is wearing a skirt and shirt from Tibi and a Valentino Purse 
Olivia is wearing a Tibi short, Noon by Nour shirt,
Valentino shoes and Meli Melo purse 

Olivia Palermo is wearing a Diane von Furstenberg dress and
Charlotte Olympia purse
Olivia Palermo is wearing a Free People dress,
Tibi shoes and Valentino purse

Olivia is wearing a Stylestalker short
and Meli Melo purse

Do you do WATER ?

Five advantages of drinking water in the morning: 

1. Balances your lymph system. These glands help you perform your daily functions, balance your body fluids and fight infection. 

2. Drinking water on an empty stomach purifies the colon making it easier to absorb nutrients. 

3. Glowing skin. Water helps purge toxins from the blood which help keeps your skin glowing and clear. 

4. Helps with weight loss. Drinking at least 16 ounces of chilled water can boost your metabolism by 24% in the morning. 

5. Increases the production of new blood and muscle cells. 

Photo: faithsforsafewater 

Sep 11, 2012

Brazilian Dream Home

This home in Sau Paulo is just breath-taking. The design of this "Sumare House" was created by the architect   Isay Weinfield. 

All photos from Cote Maison blog 

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