User Experience is overrated. Let’s make things simple
I was perusing Tumblr and found a feed dedicated to this woman’s hair (Chantal Biya, First Lady of Cameroon). It is indeed majestic.
This, naturally, led me to find out more about these women, who look especially tall and fun. My phone was on ‘Australian English’ that week which I thought would be HILARIOUS ..until I needed something. Here’s my attempts.
< I put this together for Stephanie, my Francophile, New York Chic Spanish friend who is moving into a new apartment in Miami. There are girly accents in the pink and grey pillows, countered by a basic Ikea sofa in classic beige. Dark but graphic rugs anchor all the pink, and a sheepskin rug adds warmth and texture. A desk with baroque lines and a delicate chandelier are hints to the decadence of Paris. The mirrored coffee table is chunky and stylish, and undoubtedly French.
A bright pink print of a paper-cut map of paris lends some local charm, next to 20×200 prints of Anna Wintour/Karl Lagerfeld and a collection of scooters. Accessories lend the final layer with a metal bicycle wall hanging and baskets that would be at home on your velo on the boulevard Ste Germain.
As is my tradition, I love cataloging my vacation wardrobe. Trying all my intended outfits on beforehand just makes sense, and photographing them gives me a handy cheat sheet for the outfits I’ve chosen.
I’m going to be in London for 7 full days, Barcelona for 3, and there are nights out planned! So with this set, I have a ‘uniform’ of jeans and boots, mixed up with tops and 3 jackets. I should be all set to be comfy and stylish…unless it’s hot!
P.S. Sorry for the dopey facial expressions! I am no @becksdowling
Here’s my styling for my big burlesque night out with the girls in London next week. I own none of these actual items, but similar(cheaper) ones, so the effect is the same. I want to look fashionable, sexy, unique, be comfortable and warm, and wear shoes that won’t kill my feet on the tube. Is that too much to ask?