PARIS, PARIS

PARIS OPÉRA GARNIER ACADÉMIE NATIONALE DE MUSIQUEThe last post of the year is dedicated to the place where it all started, Paris of course.
With my partner in crime we went to see the mesmerizing and upside down Christmas Tree at Galeries Lafayette situated near The Palais Garnier known as Opéra that you can see in the first four pictures. I used to work in this neighborhood and I fell in love with it instantly. I may not be a huge fan of the Parisian crowd and lifestyle but I am obsessed with its architecture from the 19th century. I recommend the 9th arrondissement if you too are hooked on typical Parisian buildings and great places to do some shopping.
As I mentioned before, we went there to see the unusual Christmas tree above all as we have already visited this neighborhood many times in the past two years.
From the moment we stepped into the galeries,  I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the magical upside down tree hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the ‘shopping center’, if I could coin it in those terms! But we had to get out of there ’cause the place was so crowded and it was getting hot. So to cool ourselves a bit, we strolled through the streets of Paris and ended on Place André-Malraux nearby Le Musée du Louvre where we enjoyed a wonderful soap bubbles show. You can see in one of the photos how I am in awe of the gigantic bubbles flying over Paris. The next stop was evidently La Pyramide du Louvre and Parc des Tuileries from where you can see La Tour Eiffel pointing the tip of its nose. After taking some pictures of the impressive Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, we moved towards the exit of the Parc des Tuileries and ended up on la Place de la Concorde with its enchanting Ferris Wheel and L’obélisque de Louxor. On the second to last picture you can see les Champs-Élysées, l’Arc de Triomphe Étoile and la Défense (the business district).
The stroll ended there, I mean we stopped taking pictures once we hit the Christmas market at the end of the Champs-Élysées because of cold, the crowd and mainly because it was daylight and lights were still off. So we returned there after 5pm and took some great pics that will soon be published, so stay tuned guys!

By the way, Happy New Year to all of you!

Xo, G.

I was wearing : Zara turtleneck, Gap jeans, H&M scarf and a handmade coat from Italy in which I didn’t get unnoticed since apart from some Asian tourists and children, people were mostly wearing dark colors, as usual.
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Gigantic soap bubble

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The Ferris Wheel and The Luxor Obelisk on Place de la Concorde

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CHILLIN’

BLACK T-SHIRT 1As the weather isn’t top these days, the first pictures from Paris are shot inside my sister’s apartment wearing an all-Gap look while chilling and watching some old episodes of One Tree Hill. You see, since I moved to Slovenia I got used to watching series and movies in original version, and in France everything is synchronized and channels that offer both French and original versions are rare so it’s a bit annoying, thanks God Internet exists! Speaking of series, I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, The Bridge, Shameless, Mad Men, Newsroom … and while waiting new seasons to be released, I am watching Suits a quality show that I discovered recently and I recommend it because it is quite entertaining and interesting.

Stay tuned guys as more pictures of beautifully decorated Paris are coming soon.

Good night,

Xo, G.

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THROWBACK TO MY WEDDING DAY

TB WEDDING 1It’s been four days since I arrived in Paris and I started to terribly missing my husband today, so I went through our wedding pictures and I selected a few of them to share with you.
I love my wed pictures more than any other photos I have. While our wedding video isn’t that good, even though we hired a professional who worked on music videos, documentaries and had at least 20 years of experience in that field, the photographers were simply amazing and totally worked in harmony with me and respected my vision on how I wanted the pictures to be which is spontaneous and casual.

The first picture is of our fists showing our rings off and seconds after making our first fist bump as a married couple. And actually, that has become something we regularly do when we agree on something. ^^

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TB WEDDING 3As the color of the wedding was coral, I got this beautifully and simply made bouquet of fresh roses and nice white pearls glued all over it.

TB WEDDING 4And here comes Cinderella… Yeah, well, the big difference between Cinderella and me, is that I didn’t loose my shoes, I couldn’t even take them off! ^^ See, they are super comfortable for high heels but the thing that went wrong is that my feet were swollen at some point and with so many straps, it is mission impossible to get your feet out! But at the same time I got many compliments on them so I guess that is 50/50.
I bought them at Mass.

TB WEDDING 5But the worst thing that could ever happen to a bride is to get her makeup done by some incompetent b**** who didn’t even went to an artistic makeup school and was working in this reputable beauty salon in Ljubljana where my sister and I went to pamper ourselves and relax a bit. But things went really wrooong! We literally looked like transvestites. When I first laid eyes on my sister I started laughing so hard that I cried and she laughed her ass off too because she knew something wrong was going on. The lines of her face disappeared under tons of cheap foundation which didn’t even respected her skin tone, and when I saw what the b**** has done with her eyes, I was pretty sceptical on letting her do my makeup too but I didn’t have much choice.
Once she finished to put on my foundation, I asked to see myself in a mirror and the result was hilarious. I didn’t even let her do my eyes. My sister and couldn’t even look at each other without crying with laughter. The first thing we did at home was to wash our faces off and apply our makeup ourselves. It is too bad we didn’t take a selfie this day but my sister’s fake face is stuck with me for eternity and it’s the same for her. Ahhh.

Oh yeah, my earrings are from Oliver Weber.

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TB WEDDING 6My dear husband and I in black and white…

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0349I was fooling around at the end of the photo shoot ’cause I was exhausted and needed to cheer myself up to keep going, ’cause it was a crazy day full of good and bad emotions.

My dress is made of silk chiffon as I wanted it to have this airy and ethereal feel and the band lace is embellished with Swarovski crystals to match my earrings. Even though it was custom made, I have lost 4kgs in 2 days and the dress was falling down all day long. I was so sad that it didn’t fit as the day I brought it home. Sniff sniff …

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photocatsHope you will enjoy my pics guys!

Xo, G.

PLAID, LEATHER, KNIT & SUNSHINE

I honestly cannot be happier these days!
After two weeks of depressive weather and poor light, the Sun finally showed up its face yesterday. I woke up with so much energy and positivity. The sunshine has so much positive influence on my mood that as soon as I opened my eyes, I jumped out of bed (which is so unusual for me), started organizing my day, my week, the holidays and the list goes on… That felt good!
After a productive morning, I had a very productive afternoon too! Don’t know if it is the weather or not, but I got a clear and definite ‘yes’ from my husband when I asked him if he’ll go with me for a session of shopping at the mall. The last time we went shopping together was like a year ago, you know how men are…
Anyways, before going to the mall we stopped at this beautiful spot not far from where we live to take a few shots. The view was impressive as usual. Is there anything prettier than a view of sunny snowy mountains ? It is so relaxing and pure and every time I see them, I cannot wait to go snowboarding.
The outfit I picked out for yesterday was super comfy and cozy, exactly what I was looking for since shopping can sometimes be very exhausting. I went for the plaid shirt as it goes perfectly with the actual mood. Tartan patterns always reminded me of Christmas so it was an obvious choice. I usually wear it buttoned up but this time I wanted to play with layers and decided to wear a white t-shirt under it. The faux-leather pants added a rock’n’roll therefore interesting vibe to the whole look so that is why I wore them instead of a pair of jeans. As for the shoes, it didn’t take me long to choose. I will never wear anything else than sneakers for a shopping session, never! Hats off to all those women and girls I saw yesterday strolling through the mall and carrying their shopping bags, their bulky coats and wearing heels! Speaking of bulky coats, I definitely didn’t want to carry around my down coat which tends to annoy me pretty quickly as I have to have my hands free to touch all the fabrics, so this time I turned on my brains while still at home and decided to wear my warm knitted oversized cardigan which once I was hot, put in the shopping bag.

Take care guys!

Xo, G.

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RANDOM PHOTOGRAPHY

GET LUCKYThis is the only car air  freshener I ever bought and this just because it was a four-leaf clover.

SKY & BIRDS Spring in Paris. About 8pm.
While taking a walk with my sis and niece, I couldn’t resist the urge to take a picture of these ‘agitated’ birds flying back and forth like in the Hitchcock movie.
It was beautiful to look at, but we anyways walked quickly towards the house…
you never know! ^^

FLOWERSIn my garden in Croatia.
It was the beginning of Spring, the flowers were beautiful, the light was perfect and … click !
It is my favorite picture actually.

CAT I am so in love with this Parisian cat!
While I was taking picture after picture, he stayed still, stared at me the whole time and even after I left he didn’t move an inch.
Cats are crazy.

LEAFSimply a leaf.

BIRDFreedom.
Ironically, I am afraid of flying with airplanes but if I could have one magical power, it would be flying.

CAT 2This is Miki, my sister’s cat descendant.
He is living a happy life somewhere in ‘wild’ Croatia.

SCORPION I came across this little bastard this summer in Krk, Croatia.
So my first reaction was to find as much information as possible on Croatian scorpions and on  Wiki they said there are not very dangerous. Pfiou!
I slept badly that night though…

Hope you’ll enjoy my pics guys!

Xo, G.

LOOKS OF THE DAY / 15.11.2014

LOTD 1Love how black, grey, white and cobalt blue work together. It is actually one of my favorite combos both for casual wear as well as when it comes to dress for a more formal occasion. This popular Alexander Wang x H&M dress is the piece that caught my eye the most.  Love the body-kissing shape, the color-blocking and the AW’s all over it. I paired it with a bad-ass biker leather jacket to keep it all in the kick-ass context Alexander Wang created over his sporty and military collection. As the most coveted pair of sneakers nowadays, these simple leather slip-ons were an obvious choice to complete this ultra-modern casual look. The metallic cobalt blue mini pashli shoulder bag brightens it up and instantly gives the look ‘ce petit quelque chose‘! Oversized black sunglasses are not mandatory but strongly suggested. ^^LOTD 2This look is also very inspiring as it mixes several styles which are extremely interesting when worn together. First, there is this eye-catching sweatshirt from H&M’s Denim Conscious collection worn over a leather white mini skirt with a zipper right in the middle. Sporty + Sexy. Second, the double-breasted coat adds some elegance to the two previous pieces. The biker ankle boots give a bit masculine and rebellious twist to the set and the back pack is the ‘childlike‘ piece. I don’t know you, but I really like the result! LOTD 3Dressing for work should be the easier as there is an existing code for workwear. What I mean by that is that either you wear a pant or a skirt and eventually a dress. This time I used pants and simply paired them with a classic and timeless white shirt, a chic blue sweater and a grey coat. The magnificently made flashy orange point shoes are here to brighten it all up and simply because this bright color goes so well with blue. LOTD 4Maleficent-inspired sexy all-black ensemble whose particularity is that it makes every woman looks fierce, from skinny Angelina Jolie to chubby Kim Kardashian, this outfit brings out the sexiness and beauty of every woman wearing it.

Enjoy folks!

Xo, G.

FAUX-LEATHER PANTS

I AM FULLY SATISFIED with my faux-leather pants and recommend it to anyone. I have been looking for them for a while and even though I wanted tapered pants in faux-leather, the skinny ones ended up being a good purchase too.
As it gets colder, they are the best pair of trousers you can wear since they keep you warm and protects against the cold wind. Not to mention that they are the most stylish and covetable pants these days.

My black turtleneck top seemed the most appropriate top to wear as I wanted a total black look. You can see my white shirt popping out which has been done on purpose, but as it was too chilly and windy while we were shooting, I kept my coat on so there’s no pics about my look without the coat.
The black and white houndstooth scarf gives a sophisticated vibe to my casual attire, especially when worn down. My hi top black converse dress it all a bit down but I think they might not be the right pair of sneakers to wear with these pants. Indeed, I tried them with low converse and the result was way better than in these pics, but as I mentioned before, we don’t have L.A weather here anymore so I have to keep my ankles warm. ^_^

Xo, G.

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