I haven’t talked about my solo wedding for quite a while, so here is a new article about it, and a subject which will please girls!
If obviously the dress was my first concern, the shoes came immediately after.
I have a real addiction for shoes! I must have about 130 pairs of shoes from all brands: Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Nicholas Kirkwood, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, Stuart Weitzman, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Michael Kors, Kurt Geiger ...
In psychology we call it Cinderella syndrome, we don’t stop buying shoes because we haven’t found the one! Knowing that I married myself and that I no longer look for Prince Charming, I risk collecting shoes for a long time! Hahaha
And my friends know me well because they’ve given me very personal birthday cards:
I display my shoes as pieces of art because for me they are more than accessories to walk.
Depending on my mood and who I want to be for the day, I will choose a specific pair. Shoes give me confidence, they connect me to the ground and make me sexy when it's necessary. And to be a superwoman, as in my last article Superwomen, we need great shoes and designers are not lacking in this area.
Sometimes I can spend a whole day wearing different models at home just for fun ... One of my little pleasures.
I even have some pairs that I’ve never worn but just to have them in my closet boosts my ego.
Moreover, Freud said that foot is the symbol of power for a woman.
Obviously, for my wedding I had to do very thorough research and surf hours and hours on the internet. I sifted all the designers: Oscar de la Renta, Ralph & Russo, Giuseppe Zanotti, Emmy London, Dolce & Gabbana, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Roger Vivier, Manolo Blahnik, Prada, Sophia Webster, Tamara Mellon, Gucci, Nicholas Kirkwood, Jimmy Choo, Kurt Geiger London, Aquazurra, Freya Rose, and many more ...
I needed the perfect pair for my big day! And nothing better than my best man to accompany me to the Parisian shops.
Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy, Ferragamo, Louboutin ...
I don’t know how many pairs I’ve tried! But I really enjoyed it!
Finally, Cinderella smiled, she found the right one:
I couldn’t imagine a better pair than this one. A delicate fabric like my fragility, my favourite colour, bright and feminine in the theme of my flowers, a stiletto heel very sexy but not too high to be able to perform the 3 choreographies of my evening.
And that red sole that all women cherish and that makes men blush.
In addition, I have the chance to buy them in the famous shop of Rue Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris, that's magical.
Being beautiful from head to toe, to start the first day of my new life and celebrate my rebirth. Good in my head and on my high heels!
Wear your favourite shoes, be confident and dance on this hit of 1966:
In my previous article "Unicorn" I mentioned that there were already plenty of superwomen.
I had to mention a few, so here's the first article in a series about brave women.
Today is the 14th of July or Bastille Day, the national day for the French. To celebrate this event, as a very old tradition firemen organise a ball in their fire stations all around the country.
I grew up in a fire station, as a fireman's daughter, I know very well how difficult it is to be a firefighter. If these firemen are often considered heroes, well these firewomen are superwomen!
Prove her worth in a man's world is never easy, no matter what the job is.
The last time I went to San Francisco (U.S.A.), I discovered the photograph of Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a teenager who became an honorary member of a San Francisco brigade in 1859, after helping firefighters on a fire.
Women have always helped put out fires, whether in the countryside or in boarding schools. Their participation had increased during the two world wars, yet most countries in the world didn’t recognise firewomen as professionals until the 1970s.
Joey Lawrence @joeyldotcom, a Canadian photographer based in New York paid tribute to New York firefighters in a series of remarkable portraits. One of them is the portrait of Jackie Martinez, she was the 29th woman to join the fire department in 2006. Today, New York has 72 women against 11,000 men!
In the United States, there are today more than 6,500 professional firewomen and approximately 40,000 female volunteers.
In France, firewomen were finally accepted by a decree of 1976. In 2016, about 14% of the volunteer and professional workforce are women (36,000 women), but only 3% are officers.
Fifteen years ago, India accepted the first female firefighter, end of 2017 they were about 3,000. In addition, this year, a new milestone, a woman took her duties as a firefighter in an Indian airport.
Courageous women who brave prejudices and push back the limits of intolerance and inequality. Women who accept their dreams and fight to achieve them.
Finally, a hero is like an angel, he has no sex when it comes to saving lives. So, let's pay tribute to those women and men who risk and sadly give their lives for us!
I also want to wish a Happy Birthday to my friend Axelle, another important woman in my life.
Have a good Bastille Day everyone!
Song: Free by Emeli Sandé
Unicorns are my thing of the moment.
You know children create an imaginary world to grow without apprehension. Well, now I need my imaginary world.
Of course, I'm not saying I'm going to see a unicorn in the street tomorrow, but hey, I like that belief about this imaginary animal.
It appeared in different cultures and at different times since Antiquity. Although it’s not part of Greek mythology, ancient Greek writers reported unicorns were living in India. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, it was a symbol of grace and purity. It was said that its horn had healing powers and as a result a whole trade was organised around it. Narwhal tusks were sold as genuine unicorn horns.
By the way, until the 19th century, people actually believed in its existence and it was described in encyclopedias and natural history books.
It's amazing all the items you can find. I admit that I resist not to buy all of them
Some small objects couldn’t pass my temptation. These are like my new talismans or charms.
Unicorn is a fantastic, dreamlike world. It's beautiful, pure, elegant, delicate.
I also admit I have purchased some makeup. Again, I'm not really going to make me unicorn but just a few small touches, just to give me self-confidence in dog days; a kind of charm to illuminate my day. I could have chosen a super heroine, but there are already lots of super women, aren’t they girls?!?
Well, it's like that, today the unicorn, tomorrow we’ll see ... but at least if I want to get rid of all these accessories, I can give them to my 5 years old goddaughter!
I'm a fan of Frozen and Queen Elsa, but at almost 40 with no child, it's much more complicated to explain to people ...
In addition, cosplay, abbreviation of Costume + Play, this practice of wearing costume that represents a character, is spreading out with more and more members. Japan has 600,000 cosplayers but the phenomenon is now global, and conventions are growing everywhere: France, the U.K., the United States, Canada, Australia, India ...
Proof that as adult we need to dream awake again and again. And when the world is too narrow minded, other universes welcome us.
Finally, we say that imagination is the greatest source of inspiration. Aristotle said: "There is no genius without a grain of madness. "
Haaaaaaa these Greeks!
Let's follow this adage, let's be crazy, put on your glitter, dance to the following song, Paradise by George Ezra and just like me, believe in unicorns!