I envy all of you who get gifts during your birthdays and holidays and just-because moments.
Like, how does it feel? 
Do y'all give happy cries and high squeals when you are presented with a nicely-wrapped perfume or shoe-boxes or bank credit alerts?
According to Instagram, some of you even get Louboutin shoes! and diamond jewelry! and all-expenses paid trips to Dubai, London, Paris, etc! and get engaged!? What?? 
I hate all of you, because.. 
I hardly ever get gifts for anything. OK, i remember one pair of slippers some 10 years ago, and oh, a close friend gave me a bottle of perfume after he came back from overs', out of the bunch he got for other people, so yeah.
But like every self-torturing? hopeful human, i wish i could get gifted with stuff every now and then. 
It has to be gifted, otherwise, it might not mean as much, at least that's what people who get gifts say, the rats, and i am known to be reluctant to purchase stuff generally (no, i am not laudably frugal, i'm just broke-with-high-anxiety-about-lack-of-money), so i might not go through with buying these things, even if i were given the chance.
Anyway, it's my birthday next week..*pauses, clashes cymbals repeatedly* and the holidays are coming, so here's me putting out my wishes to the universe, hoping that this time, a miracle happens.
Now the list, in no particular order of importance-
1) My family's health and happiness. I mean this. Half of my life's worries would be over if my family and friends are all healthy and happy.
2) Money. Truck-loads of it. Like, I'm so over not being rich. Ugh. There are things to do, places to travel to, and things to buy for goodness sake!!
Speaking of things to buy...

3) Nude/Gold minimal-ish high-heeled sandals. These perfect creation are Valentino.. I need.

4) White-ish/Metallic-ish minimal-ish sandals. If i had these Tom Ford Silver & Gold Padlock pair, i would carry it on my head everywhere, 'cos my feet ain't worthaayy.
5) The Nikkor 50mm 1.8 lenses. This would make my entire year! please God, please!
6) Flat simple sandals to please me.

7) White sneakers for those smart days. I'm aghast that i don't already own a pair.

8) These Chanel espadrilles. The leather, the mesh, any type at all, i'm not (that) picky.

9) I've gone a whole year without carrying standard/big totes, and while smaller bags are great for my new Minimalist lifestyle  and my shoulders, i miss having classic structured bags like this. I want back in.

10) A simple black leather watch. I've not had these in a long while. This black/white/rose-gold piece here is a dream. I Love.

11) The Huawei P7 or P8. They are such sleek phones and mine is crying for help as it is, so gimme!

12) Dermalogica Medi-bac skin care range. The battle between me and face acne. I tried this once at a spa, and the sample sizes alone did so much good and I've been wanting to get the full range, but austerity is the enemy of good skin, so HELP!.

Etc, Etc, Etc..

From my blog, to God's ears, sent down through some special people's hands, to me. Amen.

Keep Walking, Frenchie!


2015 Birthday/Holiday Wish List, If You Love Me...

The 25th annual Glamour Women of The Year Awards held yesterday in Hollywood, where select influential personalities and celebrities were honored for inspiring women through the year.
The honorees for 2015 include Actress Reese Witherspoon, Principal ballet dancer Misty Copeland, The U.S Female Soccer team, Caitlyn Jenner, and many others.
The celebrities came out in their flashiest, here are some of the looks-

Lupita Nyong'o in Jason Wu- Best dressed

Viola Davis in custom Carmen Marc Valvo

Reese Witherspoon in Erdem

Ivanka Trump

Amy Schumer- Didn't like the look at all, but i love her, so..

Jennifer Hudson in Marchesa- 2nd Best Dressed

Anna Wintour- Dear Mother

Iman in Brandon Maxwell

Vanessa Williams in Gucci
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham

Selena Gomez in Maison Valentino- 3rd Best Dressed

Rachael Zoe

Tory Burch- She's so cool

Elizabeth Holmes- She's successful and the 2nd person-i-sorta-wanna-be-like-when-i-grow-up

Uzo Aduba in Max Mara
Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner in Moschino couture

Jared Leto- Just because he is one of the most beautiful creatures ever.

That's it for me. Who was a hit or miss for you?

photos via POPSUGAR 

Keep Walking, Frenchie!


Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2015: The Celebrities, Red Carpet Style, See It All.

My memory is almost-permanently hazy and selective, but i clearly remember feeling very intrigued when fashion designer Ituen Basi released her 'break-out' collection that featured fringes in their Ankara glory some years ago and I've been hooked on the 70's trend ever since.
Now the fringes are on their way back (after a brief stint in the summer of 2014 and earlier this year) and since i am yet to get around to taking outfit photos (rolls eyes), i made a set on my Polyvore and also pulled some inspiration off the inter-mother-net on how to wear this fun, flirty-yet-edgy trend..
Shall we?
On The Fringes.
1- A black party dress like this is all you need, really. Add some minimal heels, some nice lipstick and voila!
2- A pair of drop-earrings with fringes will definitely turn heads, yours (as you wouldn't able to resist flipping your head from side to side. At least, i wouldn't) and every other person's, plus it's a subtle nod to the trend, if the dress idea is too much fringe for you.
3- A purse with fringes? Why not.

4- Aimee Song's Fringe + Lace ensemble? Heaven! Like, i'm most definitely copying this outfit. It's genius.

5- A fringed mini. Feminine, sexy, also provides some fun 'coverage', you know, to cover more of your legs if you want.

6- A sorta' conservative approach to the trend. Nobody ever said you had to look boring to meetings. Or church.

7- With classics like a button-down shirt, T-shirt or jacket. Easy, chic, etc.

8- Eva Chen's casual take on the trend is topped ONLY by her bob. and maybe a cup of Coldstone Chocolate-Baileys ice-cream.
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9- If you are going to rock the retro trend, you might as well go the whole mile with some wide-legged pants. Boogie-woogie.

10- Accessories. Add edgy and cool points to your outfit with some fringed wrist-candy.
All images sourced via Google.

How would you wear the fringe?

P.S- I've been going through dark days, so now more than ever, i value laughter and clarity-of-mind. So guys, be kind, make someone happy, no matter how little a gesture. It helps.

Keep Walking, Frenchie!


Style: On The Fringes.

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