The Ladybug’s last “coup de cœur”: ROSEGAL!

On parle français aujourd’hui sur The Ladybug Chronicles!

Pourquoi ? Parce qu’il faut absolument que je vous parle de mon dernier coup de cœur de chez Rosegal.com : leur Plus!

Vu mon style vintage j’ai toujours adoré les robes en dentelle : ça fait tellement classique, élégante, belle époque, un peu coquette et super sexy  au même temps…j’adore !

Le seul truc c’est de trouver la robe parfaite qui dessine bien notre corps sinon : moulante ou style tunique, longue ou au genou, noire ou blanche…bon, le côté positif est que moi qui suis assez difficile sur les robes en dentelle, j’ai trouvé des centaines de modèles sur leur site et j’en ai choisi deux à vous proposer.

Ils sont noir (pour moi la robe en dentelle est noire ou bleue !) et j’adore leur côté vintage un peu romantique et sexy ! Mais comment les porter ?

Je les ai imaginé avec du rose pâle comme ces chaussures pointues au style vintage et ce petit sac bandoulière que j’ai adoré !

Si vous voulez ajouter une dernière touche retro alors allez pour ces boucles d’oreilles super chic que vous pouvez aussi porter avec vos jeans (ainsi que le sac et les chaussures ci-dessus).

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Vous êtes pas encore convaincues ? Voilà quelques photos pour vous donner l’inspiration ! Par example, pourquoi pas la porter avec un gros manteau ou un blouson en cuir ou encore des bottines à talons?

 

Comme on y est je vous fais aussi un petit cadeau….

Sur toutes les robes d’été on vous propose une réduction jusqu’à -65% en insérant le code RGFR lors de votre commande ! Profitez-en ! Et montrez-moi vos achats !

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The Ladybug pays tribute to Imany, Imany style!

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I can remember the day I discovered Imany’s music and style on YouTube.

I read about her in a magazine, about her story and her music. I was so curious that I decided to look for her on YouTube: well, it was love at first sight! It started with “You will never know” and it continued with “Take care” and “The Shape of a Broken Heart”. But it was not only her music that I fell in love with, but also with her style: very simple, effortlessly easy and with an African touch that I adored (wax turbans, headbands and skirts that I found absolutely perfect!)

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When I knew about her being in concert in Milan at the Alcatraz I immediately asked around to find someone to go with me and I found my friend Sabrina who -at my biggest surprise- also is a fan of Imany. We really liked her live: great voice, wonderful songs from her new album (“The Wrong Kind of War”) and from her old one (“The Shape of a Broken Heart”), incredible covers and beautiful stories for two hours.

If we talk about style I adored her wax bomber (I found out later that it was from Xuly.Bet) and I decided that I need one too! By the way, we paid tribute to Imany that night and we wore our wax turbans from Madame Ilary!

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The Ladybug Meets the Legend – the Myth, Bettina: Supermodel of the 1950s

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A few months ago I decided to head to Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan during a lunch break with some friends, all passionate about fashion, to meet Bettina (the supermodel of the ’50s) to whom the gallery dedicated a special expo a few months ago.

Let me admit my ignorance: I had no idea of who she was, but I was intrigued by the beautiful image on the flier. So, I decided to find out more about her before visiting the expo and what I discovered was this: Bettina was the most celebrated and sought after model of fashion magazines of the ’40s and ’50s, and “the most photographed French woman in France” according to Paris Match. She indeed represented the classy and chic French couture of her era and in 2010 she was awarded France’s Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

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Just saying she was the most photographed woman was one thing, but this is a claim that can nearly be authenticated. I was stunned at reading the names of the photographers who photographed her in the past: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Robert Doisneau, even my adored Gordon Parks during his fashion years, and those are just my personal highlights.

She soon became, “Bettina the top cover girl in France.” “She did a great many photo shoots for the world’s top fashion photographers. Even Henri Cartier-Bresson photographed her in an informal setting. At the request of Irving Penn, for whom she had already posed in Paris, Vogue invited Bettina to the United States. Muse to Jacques Fath, Bettina was at the core of the dazzling world of post-war couture in France then being created by Jacques Costet, Lucien Lelong, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. (…) In spite of her retirement from her career, Bettina went on working in the fashion world, for example, as “ambassador of style” for Elle magazine in 1963, or as art director for Emanuel Ungaro and press agent for Valentino. Fashion is always her passion, and she still follow and promote it; her personality engages new designers and photographers like Azzedine Alaia, Yohji Yamomoto, Pierre et Gilles, and Mario Testino” (The Eye of Photography).

I was amazed by her beauty and class in the beautiful photographs exposed at the gallery and I was tempted to buy the “Bettina” catalogue with all the amazing pictures shown at the exhibition.

So… if you don’t know about her, and aren’t able to follow up visiting the expo (which finished in November), take some time to discover this timeless beauty and learn the essence of French chic style from the beautiful Bettina!

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