Bien-mis

Bien-Mis {adj} – well dressed (people)

Fashion meets food

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If you like a bit of fashion in your food or just have caught the baking bug after watching Jo wheatley win the awesome great British bake off this year… Get baking the stylish way with my new cake blog thebakingcupboard.wordpress.com.

This week:
Cath kidston inspired country Rose cake & marble cupcakes. Pass the tea please!

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October 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

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Rock a leopard print bag

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A long standing fan of leopard print accessories come day or night – belts, hair bands and ballet pumps spring to mind. I am more than happy to add a leopard print bag to the equation (but strictly only one leopard print item per outfit please.  Scary spice we are not).

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September 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Everyone’s wearing – the Midi (or Calf Length Skirt)

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Usually confined to English teachers and the over 65’s, the calf length skirt or midi, is making a huge come back for Autumn/Winter 2010 thanks to Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton.

Done well it can hide a multitude of sins. Cellulite and wobbly post holiday thighs spring to mind.  Keep it light with chiffons and neutrals for the rest of the summer then progress to ladylike wool for winter. Tuck in your blouse and embrace your inner librarian.  These girls show us how it’s done…..

Gemma Arterton, Alexa Chung, Kirsten DunstLouis Vuitton Midi Skirt Fall 2010 rtw collection

 

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June 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Dress your iPad

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Show your iPad some serious affection and treat it to some luxe apparel.  We’re not talking silicone sleeves here but pure opulence.  Fashion is no longer just for humans.

Mulberry Melanie Zip Folio for iPad - Patent Leather. Also available in Purple and Shocking Pink

Gucci iPad case - £150

Louis Vuitton Ipad case - £240

The Times online have even hinted it could start a ‘Man Bag’ revolution with male iPad owners searching for a suitable purse or ‘Murse’ (Oh dear) to carry their new technology in.  Here’s one for the boys:

Paul Smith Cashmere Ipad Slip case - £25

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June 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Fast Fashion

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Three pieces. One great outfit.

This week, sport luxe meets feminine pastels.  Toughen up the girly clothes with these superb Hudson black ankle boots and a messy top knot. Throw over a leather or denim jacket for a real rock edge.

Unisex Cotton Drop-Shoulder Sweatshirt by American Apparel £42

 

Oyster Pink mesh and ribbon skirt by Lipsy £35

H by Hudson Alba Boots £170

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June 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Chateau De Gateau & My new found love of cake decorating

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Quick non fashion related post. I have recently started a Cake Decorating course and am now absolutely obsessed. I’ve always loved baking but wanted to learn how to make my cakes look and taste more professional and also get to grips with intricate decoration.

Chateau De Gateau – http://chateaudegateau.wordpress.com/ shows some of my creations so far.  Just the beginnings at the moment but hopefully I’ll be a piping wizard in no time.

Thanks for looking

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June 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Holiday Beauty Must Have – Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm

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Holidays and heavy  lipstick don’t really go.  But, even as a lipgloss addict, sometimes I crave something lighter and less sticky in the heat.

Viola! Clairins gorgeous new Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm in three perfect holiday colours. Make your mates jealous when you pull this one out of your luggage.

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June 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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