Paris in Color – the book

Uma sugestão de leitura para os que gostam de andar por aí, a ver mundo…

… a gastar a sola dos sapatos, a passear, a fotografar, a escrever, a desenhar, a comer ou a simplesmente a conhecer gente. Aos que têm fome de léguas e sede de novidades. Para quem acredita que o mundo é vasto mas ao nosso alcance. Para os que viajam e que, mesmo quando o seu corpo não viaja, a mente viaja por ele e foge para lugares longínquos. Para os que (eu incluída!) mesmo quando estão por casa deixam a mente vaguear, fica a sugestão para ler, apreciar e partilhar com os amigos.
Paris in Color é uma compilação de belas fotos da sempre irresistível cidade de Paris. Atrás da lente, Nichole Robertson, a escrever em Little Brown Pen, é uma escritora e fotógrafa de Glen Ridge, NJ que em 2009 decide mudar-se para Paris.
É a cidade de Luz que reacende a paixão pela fotografia e que a leva a deambular pelas ruas parisienses para capturar os seus detalhes e as suas cores.
Este é mais um bom livro para juntar à coleção, ótimo para inspirar as próximas escapadinhas culturais.

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Cover of the month: White Heat

This month’s cover isn’t really this month’s cover. It is a June’s cover but still… who’s counting? =)

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I couldn’t let it pass or let it wait any longer. This Harper’s Bazaar cover catches my eye and, I dare to say, my heart. Continue reading

Good links are like cherries

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Links a La Mode: to read and delight

Time flies by and I didn’t even notice it. In case you have missed it, our favourite reads for the week:

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“I have confidence that spring will come again, Besides which you see I have confidence in me”


Edited by Florrie Clarke of Intrinsically Florrie

Within this week’s links I kept noticing a resounding honestly in the heartfelt posts. When we blog or choose an outfit we are putting ourselves out there for all to judge, and it’s not surprising that doing the activity can have an affect on our confidence for better or for worse, especially when feedback starts coming in.
There’s also been a sense of rebellion in the air: from the emergence of the punk style to controversy over Vogue, and in the week that saw the spectacle which is the Golden Globes rises a questioning of what the red carpet is all about.

Links à la Mode: January 20th

  • A la Modest Drawing inspiration from Kabukis, Rainbow Brite, Ladytron, and Padmé Amidala while on Tatooine
  • Antares: Alfa Scorpii Fashion without mercy: do I have to choose between fashion and my beliefs?
  • By Anika Who gets to label me and my worth? I do! An honest account from this curvy fashionista who fiercely supports all of our rights to label, embrace and love our fashionable selves, what ever our size.
  • City of Glitter To Cover-up or Not To Cover-up? A post exploring foundation and its role in our self-esteem.
  • Crimson Rosella Blogging: A Self-confidence booster?
  • Depict This The challenge of wearing vintage clothing in the real world
  • Elle Enchanted My take on what bloggers need to consider before accepting a sponsor.
  • Fashezine Inspired by Jennine Jacob’s post on how fashion blogs will evolve in 2011, I thought I’d try my hand at a video.
  • Fashion Limbo Online Christmas Shopping, the Aftermath – on lost packages, refunds and independent retailers.
  • Fuyume The demise of the kimono industry.
  • Fish Monkey’s Writing Stuff Why I don’t think that red carpets have any relevance to fashion.
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: 5 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Yourself
  • Intrinsically Florrie The fashion show that’s made me impatient for summer.
  • Karma-Style Blog Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj have ‘FoF’ – Fearlessness of Fashion. Do you?
  • My Heart Blogged Falling head over flats. My flats collections, and why you don’t see me wearing heels.
  • Scarlet Letter Style Why is the fashion world so critical? I have an idea on how to fix it
  • The Column of Samantha Tyler Of Punks and their influence on Fashion
  • The Fashion Pawn The fourth part of The B.O.B Series discusses all “About You:” Tips for your About You Page.
  • The-Loud Mouth Sometimes, garbage piles up: Fashion blogging isn’t just a hobby. For some, it can be an emotional release.
  • The Taxonomy Of My Wardrobe Three Strikes Vogue – You’re Out! Three examples of how the fashion bible is inexcusably out of touch with readers and losing relevance in today’s world
  • The Simply Luxorious Life Why Not . . . Create Your Own Signature Style?

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Weekend fashion reads – Links a la Mode!

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In With The New

Edited by: The Sunday Best

It’s funny how an arbitrary measurement like time can cause us to reassess our lives, make long lists of promises, and end up overpaying for bad parties filled with depressed people staring into their drinks. Just me? Let’s start the year off right with a collection of links bursting with new year-y goodness.

Links à la Mode: January 6th

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Israeli spy on my table

On my table top

My love for reading is something that has accompanied me throughout my lazy Sundays, my sleepless nights, my rides to work on public transportation, my long and boring lecture classes on university back in the day… A book is like  a faithful friend who is always present to snap me out of boredom even if it is just for a couple minutes or as soon I get distracted with something else.

Since my greed for books is much larger than my available time to read everything I wish I could read, the pile of books on my side table ( and coffee table, bookcase and probably under the bed as well…) just keeps getting bigger and bigger by each trip to the bookstore and online order. Let’s just say, I got a bit of catching up to do on my reading…

This is one of the books I’m reading right now. I got it as a gift on my last  birthday and I must say it was a much welcomed gift. I haven’t bought fiction for quite sometime and it feels nice to break the routine and read something lighter and more exciting for a change.

I already knew some of the books by Daniel Silva (“The confessor”, “A death in Vienna”) and this one is just as good. So, if you are into thrillers , intrigue and if you like to travel through books, try this one and join Gabriel Allon in his missions. There’s something about the well-written plot of the enigmatic assassin/art restorer that just keep you glued to the story, page after page.

Disclaimer: If you read it before falling asleep, it might end up disrupting your sleep with dreams about secret agents, terrorists and heroic acts… Don’t say I didn’t warn you! 🙂

Disclaimer 2: I don’t recommend reading until you fall asleep though. It’s bad for your neck, I’m telling you. Although, this will be highly improbable, you won’t rest until you reach the last page.

(SILVA, Daniel. (2006)”The Prince of Fire”)