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Song for Milla

Posted in Food, Music by strytllng on May 25, 2011

For a blogette that seems to get the best out of Paris life. Read her lovely, very food-centered blog here.

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In LOVE with LOVE ::: The Kooples

Posted in Editorial, Fashion, Lookbook by strytllng on May 12, 2011

This is how you do a corporate blog right. Choose a relevant topic and stick to it in order to create your identity. French fashionhouse, The Kooples, came out with their own blog a while ago and I L O V E it. No, literally…whether these two are a couple or not, but I am fascinated seeing new “episodes” of their lives while they subtly present The Kooples’ designs. The blog is like a reality editorial that never ends and is ever-expanding. They love, they fight and they remind me a lot of the destructive love only Kate & Pete had. Have you ever seen a better lookbook? Those other giants better take notes in image builiding. Ladies and Gentlemen: The Kooples blog.

All Images via The Kooples blog.

..:: Space Invader ::..

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on March 22, 2011

My infinite love for the mosaic artist began 3 years ago while spending some time in Paris. I couldn’t stop documenting his art work in the streets of the French capital and even bought a small canvas copy to take home with me. The love for Space Invader’s work soon inspired my work as a communication consultant and evolved into an award-winning online project for one of the big players in sportswear, juxtaposing pleasure with the necessary. Offline, I continued to search for his work on my visits to Paris, infecting friends with the fever – but no flame would ever be hotter than mine was for the small colorful tiles that mean the world to me.

Yesterday, a friend of mine gifted me with this unique piece of accessory – making me a cheerleader for a Springlovin’. “I found it in Thailand and it made me think of you.” The fact, that I was figuratively with her in South-East Asia by the sight of the little monster made the day as perfect as can be. You know, it’s just as they say: Good things come in small portions.

Now, I’ll have something to remember you Miss H.!!! Thank U L.O.V.E.

Neon.Minimalism.Love

Posted in Fashion Week by strytllng on March 14, 2011

If you’ve been following Streetstyle blogs during this Fashion Week season, you’ll have noticed the trend of megawatt colors outside the runwayshows. The trend seems to be going towards big accessories, structures and patterns but the combination of flashy colors, flashy design and overaccessorized fashionistas is just not my cup of tea. I prefer the clean-cut design accentuated with some color – a style that won’t stress your visual sense. In fact, the minimalist-neon combination soothes the overfashioned brain like homemade lemonade on one of these first hot Spring days.

 

All images via STREETFSN.com

Music to keep you warm

Posted in Music by strytllng on December 1, 2010

Radio Tricot, the “radio” of the CFT (Collectif France Tricot) have put together a beautiful theme list of 28 (winter) seasonal songs that won’t have you running back in the cold or scream Christmas is near.

Which one is your favorite?

Selection made by Vinvinc and Mr Roro.

More Than A Woman

Posted in Fashion Week, Words of Wisdom by strytllng on October 15, 2010

We could do it just like men…or we can do it our own way and add an aesthetic that brings back wit and fun to fashion with an appeal that has long been lost in an over-sexed fashion world.

The lovely lady above is Kamila, a friend, the woman behind the camera of many fashion videos you’ve seen (check the MILAN FASHION CIRCUS video) on Strytllng and fresh breeze of air when it comes to viewing fashion through her camera. Who else choses the music to such perfection, makes upbeat cuts without overflashing the viewers eyes?

Just look at the “Best of New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011” video. Yes, fashion can be effortless fun with a young and chic sensitivity that’s hard to find in other videos. BRAVO MISS K!

BTW: Kamila is the younger one of a sisterly duo from Parisian video production company KO.FASHION.

All-Time Favorite ::: Vanessa Paradis on the Cover of Vogue Paris

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on June 14, 2010

French singer Vanessa Paradis on the cover of Vogue Paris, November 2008.

This is by far my favorite Vogue cover of all times. Vanessa’s posture, her gaze, the styling, the color choices, the facewrap and the make-up – it all screams classic INNER & OUTER beauty. Mademoiselle looks like she is bathing in grace every morning but the right inspiration for a strong 80s power & beauty look just adds perfection to Paradis. No need to mention that her infamous toothgap hints how unconventional she is. Now this is what Vogue is famous for  and lucky me has kept the original issue in a special place at home.

Image via source.

A Little Homemade Photoshop Campaign by ERES/Chanel for Housewive Lovers

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on May 12, 2010

Here is some Pre-Father’s-Day Fun: ERES Paris’ microsite for their new swimsuit collection. Simply slide with the cursor tool over the Chanel covered housewives and see the Photoshop-like effect bare the skin and swimwear of the models holding on to the pole. Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky.

You didn’t think I would show you the “after” pictures, did you?

All images via The Shoptometrist.

New colette Podcast ::: MULTICOLOR PODCAST DE MAI

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on May 4, 2010

This multicolor podcast presents an explosion of senses. Taste the delicate sounds of Missy Eliot and Uffie, listen to the voices of Scout Niblett, Sleeping States and Tunng, smell the perfumes of Superimposers, Kavinsky and Efdemin, look at the sonic landscapes of Flying Lotus and Jayson Brothers, then be touched by Thieves Like Us and Villa Nah.But first of all…feel, because music is to listen with your heart.


Listen to + download the multicolor podcast of May.

Text and image via colette.

The girl is BAG

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on March 30, 2010

Lovers, friends and random strangers: I am back from my (too) short vacation in Paris. Don’t fear this post because I won’t bore you about ALL the exciting things I did as I will cut straight to the important parts – THE SHOPPING. I did some great deals in my favorite vintage stores in Rue de la Verrerie and Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie which I want to share with you as promised. Trust me, you don’t even want to know how good of a bargain these babies were. All you need to know is that they just moved in with me and that they will keep me good company this summer

This will be about the bags and the bags only! I am more into bags than shoes while on my vintage hunts because I just don’t like the thought of walking in someone else’s shoes.

The Aigner Bag

Ingenious lock system

I love cross-shoulder bags. They are great for everyday use and clubbing because they keep your hands free for the more important things – drinks, food, phones, (fill in the blank). This one is an original Aigner bag which must have been barely used for there are no signs of heavy usage. I was so lucky that I got it. I had spotted it from across the room when some girls arrived at the purse stand first and didn’t seem to appreciate this hidden treasure at all. UFF.

Blue Velvet + Pencil Case



What’s there not to like about blue velvet? This bag will add some color to my collection. To my surprise a matching pencil case was hidden inside of it. This baby will be used as a clutch and turn into a purse when I will get tired of carrying it around – but when would that be the case?

The Clutch


This Riccone clutch reminded me of rusty-brown old saddles and the chair Carrie bought from Aiden in Sex and the City and he tells her that the stripped the leather of an old pullman car seat and all the lines from usage and the smell can tell a story. And that my friends is exactly why I like vintage bags – they tell you a story. That and the fact that these are affordable goodies with a good chance that you won’t meet another one like it.

XOXO
Your Strytllr

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