Celebrate self love instead of Valentine’s Day

I’m not single and I am not going to celebrate Valentine’s Day today. Why ?  because love should be celebrated daily, not just particularly on the 14th February. Today I want to inspire you to love, love yourself, take the time to pamper yourself and to look only after you. To all the single women and men, today do something different, crazy, risky to mark this day as the day to differentiate yourself and  do something extraordinary for you, just for you without guilt, hesitation or overanalysis.

To all the single working mums, you are the wonderwomen of our time and I am amazed by your strength, passion and resilience to raise children on your own. To all of you, celebrate self love to always bring the best for your bundle of joy and loved ones. Today is the day where I forgot Mr Valentine to focus on my bundle of joy because she woke up at dawn and needed to be cuddled by her mummy to face the day. She is now sleeping peacefully and this is the reason why I can write this post right now.

This time forget about Mr Valentine and celebrate today as a day for pure self-love.

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Kenzo and H&M collaboration : Bold, original and innovative !

I just have a look at the collection created by Kenzo for H&M. For the first time, I am learning about a new designer and the philosophy behind their style is something I can relate to. Their style is bold, daring which translates a youthful spirit and a playful mindset to show your personality with a skillful mix of textures and patterns which brings this collection to another level. Because I am an advocate for freedom, embrace your uniqueness and difference, I really like this collection in which you can feel  a modern and future vision mixed with the past.

Especially with the cold and the darkness of the winter upon us, having a piece of this remarkable collection would be great to inject some boldness and colour in your style or mine and will last forever, after all this is an investment because each piece boast a  high quality craftmanship. After, this is a matter either to go at H&M and ready to enter into a battle or more smartly just to order online to get what you like i.e. at 9am UK time today. You have the choice.

Have a great day everyone !

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month : Make a difference

Ladies, it’s time to reflect and to be part of this movement. Why ? because breast cancer is all around us. Every year nearly 60,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, that’s the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check your own breasts or support by donating, whatever your choice but we need, ultimately to support each other by fighting actively this disease which can affect all of us.

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The challenge with breast cancer is, that it can affect any one of us, at any time without sometimes any warning. I truly think that it is the moment, to be united against this disease by proactively supporting the research and awareness for early detection. By combining hope, support with beauty, we can by buying beautiful beauty products make a difference for a woman having breast cancer. Any small act to help will significantly push the boundaries and the search to find a cure against this disease.

Because it can affect my mother, my friends, my colleagues and I am an advocate for supporting women, I urge you to make a difference, this month by wearing pink, buying beautiful pink products to be a part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When women support each other, incredible things happen.

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I am on holiday !!

After two months of an hectic schedule, a bucket of stress and an accumulation of matters, I can breathe again. I am on holiday for two days and I just want to shout, scream my joy to the entire world. I am free, free to do whatever I want to do, when I want to do it without time constraints or restrictions. It’s pure AWESOMENESS !!!

Today I just want to smile, share my joy, my light and my love…because we need to love. Stop being angry, upset, furious about trivial things, moving forward where necessary and just turn the page of the past. Learn from our mistakes, learn more about our inner strength and uniqueness and go after our dreams. Embrace your difference, your originality and celebrate it. After all, if you’re not going to do it, who is going to do it?! Spend time with your loved ones, your friends and family. Just live, love, laugh, for me this what I called to be on holiday.

Have a great day beauties !!

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Michael Kors : What’s his secret ?

Ok, it has been for months that I need to speak about him. Yes, Michael Kors. I started to know his name by the sight of his bags bought by so many women in different colors, different sizes and everywhere in London. It was like an increasing craze with no end to it. Everywhere, in the train, the bus, in the restaurants, at work I saw his brand. EVERY-WHERE. It was manic and I was so intrigued by it.  This is why I started to ask questions to my friends to have their point of view for this craving for Michael Kors accessories, bags and clothes. Some of them insisted on the quality, others on the style but I still didn’t get the rationale to buy a bag from Michael Kors.

I admit he is talented to make his brand known, I don’t know who is his Advertising Director but this person has done a fantastic job to convince plenty of people to trust Michael Kors. He managed by his authenticity to create some products which convey a message of cool luxury, good vibes and difference. Most importantly, he understood women’s needs (from an early age, he was surrounded by strong women having different styles as well as being confident in their own skin) : we dream to have a luxury bag affordable in terms of price and a bag we can use everywhere. And this is not something easy to find. For instance, I love the Italian brand Tod’s but I really don’t see myself carrying a Tod’s bag to go to work. I found it a bit too much and I prefer to keep it for a special occasion… and by the way I do not have a Tod’s bag yet in my closet !!

I think his mentality down to earth and his ability to provide everyday luxury is key to its success. What I like is that if you like one of his bags, you can buy it in so many different colours, it’s great because he created a variety of products with a large diversity of colours… and we as women love the difference. To be different from one another, to make an impact by our uniqueness and our style, by embracing our personality and to be more confident. And the cherry on the cake…it is affordable for our budget !

Now I understand more the fashion phenomenon behind his name because it started also in US first. And most of the time, what is coming from US will work in UK. Some models like Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington – Whiteley love his bags. Michelle Obama wore several times his clothes for different events like Obama’s first inaugural reception. His style is out of ordinary, different with a modern confidence that everyone wants to have. I think this is definitely part of his secret to tempt everyone ! I have to admit, the last time I saw one of his watches and I really like it!!

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Goodbye pressure, hello serenity !

Yes, the time for racking my brain, deal with unprofessional people, be stressed and challenged by them must end. There is no way you can cope with this constant pressure from work, from the society’s expectations, from the preconceptions of others and smile like stupid people. I am fed up to run, to stress and to cope with that. As simple as that, I decided that I would not give a damn about what people think about me and Goooood I am so glad I did it.

The purpose in life is to make your life extraordinary, be close to your family and friends and live your life intensely with love, light and laugh. Most of the time, you will also meet true friends and disloyal ones. You know when you need some help where to go to and THIS is the sign that in your heart, you know which friends will be in your life for ever. Do not waste time to understand, just move on from your “temporary” friends and your life will be so much better without them!  Trust me.

A bit of meditation, of healthy eating and a brunch with your true friends and serenity will be in your life for a long, long time ! Most importantly embrace your difference, be proud about it and really, don’the give a damn about what people think, it’s so liberating mentally, you cannot imagine ! It’s goodbye pressure, hello serenity !!!

Dress for success, Dress to impress

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Une chose à laquelle je n’ai pas songé, c’est le plaisir de se mettre en valeur à nouveau. Quand j’étais en congé de maternité, je faisais attention à moi mais j’étais plus dans le mode classe/casual. Au travail, là c’est différent, il faut être classe et sophistiquée. Bien sûr, je n’y suis pas obligée, je pourrai être plus cool au niveau de mon apparence mais je ne le souhaite pas. J’aime que ma garde-robe pour mon travail soit différente de celle que j’utilise pour les weekends ou les vacances. J’ai besoin d’une séparation bien nette pour couper du monde du travail dès que je quitte le bureau.

Donc c’est ainsi, partir au travail en portant une robe élégante et des kitten heels, oui, je peux le dire et sans avoir honte du tout, ça fait un bien fou ! Les gens vous remarquent, vos collègues voient que vous rayonnez dès votre retour et c’est très bien comme ça. Dress for success, c’est avoir tous les outils en main pour avoir confiance en soi et donner une apparence de maîtrise de soi. C’est loin d’être superflu étant donné le pouvoir que les gens donnent  à l’apparence, si vous maitrisez la vôtre, vous avez déjà tout compris et c’est un atout non négligeable dans le monde du travail.