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Take Me to the River- my new Look Book

A few weeks ago we shot the new Look Book for my boutique Cleopatra’s Bling. This look book is more bohemian meets rock. I will soon be doing a giveaway when we get to 2000 likes on my facebook page- like us to find out more and to follow our adventures.

To purchase, click here.

Il y a quelques semaines nous avons shooté le nouveau lookbook pour ma boutique Cleopatra’s Bling. Cette fois-ci nous avons fait un look plus “bobo-rock”. Dès que nous sommes à 2000 likes sur facebook nous allons offrir une bague à une gagnante! Likez notre page pour en savoir plus et pour suivre nos aventures.

Pour en acheter, cliquez ici.

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Photos by Louise Chester.
Models: Elle Frost, Salomé Garbé, Clara Duval.
Styling by Olivia Cummings from Oh la la livia.

Macarons and Indian coffee

Yesterday I was spoiled by Stephanie from Artfully Adored when she came to my apartment for coffee and macarons (that she kindly brought me from the one and only Ladurée). I made my signature coffee with coffee from Kerela, India. We talked India, Cleopatra’s Bling, Paris and life abroad. She will soon be featuring Cleopatra’s Bling on her blog.

Have you all entered my giveaway to win a cluster ring from my new collection?

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My inspiration nest

A home is so very important. I am such a home-unit, and love to nest. Here is a little peek inside where I spend lots of my days. In Winter, I love sitting on the couch with a pot of chai and reading and in Summer with all the windows open I burn incense and have bright bunches of flowers.

I also shot the look book for my creations, Cleopatra’s Bling in the apartment.

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Vintage Indian print- from antique store in Pondicherry, India.

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Print from the Sarah and Bendrix Etsy store.

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Cacti, crystals and Ganesh statue from India.

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Ganesh from India, print from the Sarah and Bendrix Etsy store.

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Frame wall (a work in progress). Textiles from all over the place- India, Paris, Australia, Ikea.

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Native American dream-catcher.

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Cosy couch.

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Leather and embroidery slippers from India.

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Nothing better than a big bed to rest up in after a long day.

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Coffee table reading.
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A large collection of teas.
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My little kitchen.
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Positive vibes for the bedroom.
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New Collection for Cleopatra’s Bling

For my boutique, Cleopatra’s Bling, I am working on a collection that is really inspired by spirituality and Gods. After visiting India two times I have become more and more interested in the symbolism of their decorative art and culture and colours and I want to bring an aspect of this to my next collection.

Please like my facebook page and share the love, there are lots of great things to come.

Capture d’eÌ cran 2013-04-11 aÌ€ 11.58.39

Picture via pinterest.

This Ganesh and bird bracelet are being hand-crafted in India- you can pre-order yours by emailing us on cleopatrasbling@gmail.com.

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Friday things.

Spring has sprung! The sun is shining here in Paris today which makes the weekend even more exciting.
I am going to the countryside this weekend to breathe in the fresh air, walk, read and eat good food.

My lovely father surprised me with these shoes. He is such a rockstar, he chose them himself!

I just bought myself this too with the 10 euro discount when you sign up to the ASOS newsletter! Overalls remind me of Summer and my childhood and it’s a nice feeling when the sun is finally making an appearance.

I have started writing articles on Localers- check them out for tours of Paris and articles on what to do and where to do. I will be their food writer, giving tips on where to eat and how to eat like a local in Paris.

Here are a few photos to inspire you all for the weekend, my lovelies. xx

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Pink shades.

I already can’t wait for Spring so I bought myself these shades to welcome the first few days of sunshine here in Paris.

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Nest of the Bluebird

Genevieve from Nest of the Bluebird started creating when she checked out a stack of books from the library on ethnic adornments from around the world. African tribal beadwork, Oaxacan embroidery, Hmong Hill Tribe needlework, the colors used by the Morrocan Berber, the brightly hued silks of India. They all coalesced in her mind and what emerged was her current collection of designs. She started making these pieces based on her own desire for a bold pop of colour to enhance her often neutral wardrobe. She wanted something lightweight and comfortable even when the pieces are larger in size.

Her process begins with her favorite part, the selection of colours. Much of her day is absorbed with care of her impish 2 year old daughter Vivian, and as they play with blocks or she watches her play at the park, her mind is a flurry of colour combinations. She finds inspiration everywhere she goes. Textile prints, nature, children’s books, art, and photography. When she finally lands on the “right” colour combination, it’s like she has written a little melody that she just wants to keep humming. Each colour arrangement has the ability to evoke a particular mood or emotion.

She loves the process of creating something handmade and then sending it out into the world. She hopes the wearers of her creations feel energized, confident and maybe even a little sassy. Perhaps they will feel the good vibes infused into them by her hands as she happily created them. She has so many ideas for future creations so stayed tuned!

What a great message to pass out to you before the new week starts. Isn’t it lovely to hear that there are people out there that love what they do.

Vintage Ganesh painting

Vintage Ganesh painting

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Our home

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Nest of the Bluebird necklace

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Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Vintage Ganesh print from India

Vintage Ganesh print from India

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Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

Nest of the Bluebird necklace

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Cleopatra’s Bling and Dreamcatchers

Here are a few things we have been working on at Cleopatra’s Bling lately. We want to open our website soon so I am getting lots of inspiration. We will be doing a giveaway in the next week so be sure to like our facebook page.
Which ring is your favourite?

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Did you see the interview with me on Lost in Cheeseland?
It’s snowing here in Paris and I am working on a few lovely posts for you for this weekend so stay tuned my lovelies.

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“Les petites…”

I bought two items from Les Petites just before Christmas. I fell in love instantly with the “revival” leather skirt and the black silk/cotton blouse with lace trimming.

Les Petites is a lovely French brand because it does classic pieces but they are a little more “edgy” than your average and they can be both dressed up and down.

I am lusting over this top. It’s a good time to go shopping because the sales have hit us here in Paris! Look on their website for more details and follow them on facebook and twitter.

In other news….keep your eyes on our boutique page Cleopatra’s Bling as we will be announcing a giveaway in the next week.

I think the lipstick Russian Red by Mac would be a perfect happy touch for Winter, don’t you think?

This week I’ll be showing you the hand-woven quilt I got in India, it’s so intricate and bohemian! I am smitten.

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Photos by Meg from De Quelle Planète Es Tu?
Necklaces from Cleopatra’s Bling (official website coming soon but check out the facebook page for the new collection)
Boots by Jeffrey Cambpell.

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Vintage glasses from Pondicherry, India.

I bought a lot of wonderful things to wear, cook with and for our home in Pondicherry. These glasses are just some of them. Aren’t they wonderful? My favourite is the one with the lady in the bathing suit. I got them from the shops next to La Maison Rose in Rue Romain Rolland in Pondicherry.

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Vintage glasses from Pondicherry

Vintage glasses from Pondicherry

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