VOGUE paris septembre 2012

Something I read in the September issue of Vogue Paris made me laugh. I wanted to share it with you.
It is an excerpt of an interview between Vogue and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, the two guest photographers for this edition.
"En quoi aimeriez-vous vous reincarner? En nous-memes, avec quelques modifications. A savoir: les jambes de Daria, les cheveux de Gisele, les levres de Kate, les seins de Lara, les fesses de Naomi, les yeux de Natalia, et le sexe de David Beckham."
 J'adore Vogue Paris, c'est une ambiance completement different que l'un du Vogue americain. Je voudrais commander les edition futurs, mais je pense pas que c'est possible. Dommage!


what's in my purse

This is the vintage bag I got while I was travelling in Europe this past summer. It was at a stall in the Noordermarkt in the Joordan neighbourhod of the lovely city of Amsterdam. Noordermarkt is a market that sells an abundance of vintage and second-hand fashion goods. To get there, you can take either tram number 3 or 10; or bus numbers 18, 21, 348, 353 at Marnixplein. Here is a better explanation from one of my favorite travel websites for what Noordermarkt is.
The purse is from the 1940's and I had the strap seperately made. I hope it will withstand the wear-and-tear of my busy days, 

I intend for this one to last a very long time!

But that brought me to my next subject, which is what I usually carry around in my purse. A pen given to me by a German exchange student, a Swiss army knife (bought in Amsterdam for 15 euros), my moleskine (a constant companion- my life would be in shambles without it!), my key, a lip stain, sunglasses, and the beautiful leather pouch I bought from COS in Paris which contains money, cards, ID, and other useful every day objects.

Objects I usually have that aren't shown here are: my phone, my iPod, my BLANK CANVAS pouch bought from the Tate Modern containing various pens, pencils, rulers, sharpener and a calculator.

easy, fast, and delicious fresh basil pasta recipe

I recently came into possession of a basil plant and boy has it changed the way I see basil. Adding fresh basil to your cooking adds an intense, delicious flavour and a beautiful vibrant green to your plate. I highly suggest investing in a basil plant!
This entire thing takes roughly 15 minutes to make, if you chop everything while waiting for water to boil. Makes either 2 portions or 1 very generous portion.

What you will need:

spaghetti, or pasta of your choice- I use whole wheat
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon table cream (around 18% milk fat)
1 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped (save a few sprigs for garnish)
salt and pepper


1. Boil water, cook pasta until al dente.
2. While the pasta is cooking, saute the olive oil, garlic and tomatoes until juices from tomatoes run. Add cream, stir. Add most of the coarsely chopped basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. When pasta is done cooking, stir in the sauce. Sprinkle parmesan generously over the entire thing.
4. Garnish with basil leaves.
5. Serve with a nice loaf of bread and a green salad.