Thursday, March 05, 2009

Style Tag

Gabbi tagged me!

Describe your style
Very sleek and casual, with a quirky detail (ideally punk/Victorian, like my memento mori cuff links)
What are the staples in your wardrobe?
Black American Apparel tees and hoodies, slim April 77 jeans (picture below), Dr Scholls, hats, stripes, black and white cashmere cardigans (2nd pic below), my Yamamoto dress that can be dressed way up or way down, white shirts I buy in London
What's your signature look?
Denim micro-skirt, Dr Scholl slides, a white shirt
What inspires you?
Trying to be myself
Who is your fashion muse?
Audrey Hepburn, 1920's flappers
Favorite purchase of all time?
The Lucien Pellat-Finet cashmere shawl my mum bought for me
Biggest splurge?
Hmmmm... Possibly my (used) Yohji Yamamoto black apron dress
What's your beauty routine?
I wash my face with Cetaphil, use Anthélios SPF 50 sunscreen every day and am still looking for the perfect moisturizer for my dry body. Any recommendations?
What jewelry do you never take off?
The De Beers diamond ring my parents, my sister and my grandma gave me for my 30th birthday.
What are you wishing for?
A huge gray sweatshirt, Atypik's Be Tough tee, this double chain ring, and more
What are your obsessions?
Leotards and warm-up gear for my ballet classes

41 comments:

Spangler Cummings said...

Exquisite!

Maria said...

Funny tagging! I see your style inside my head =)

Annie said...

You have some pretty wonderful things in your closet...

A World in a PAN said...

THis is indeed so very mucho you!

Joyce said...

a very nice wardrobe. Comfy and stylish. A wonderful and memorable 30th bday gift from your famiy. Have a golden weekend!

Piper said...

Gracias por pasar!!

Tus zapatos y los mios son los mismos! Jajaja, bueno, muy similares.

Me gustan mucho los anillos que llevas!!

Un saludo desde Ibiza!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments.
I enjoyed browsing through your blog. It is awesome.

chicknamedhermia said...

That first picture is so lovely!

My Castle in Spain said...

Quite chic Mary-Laure !...is this a Penhaligon's little flask in the first pic ?...wow...very chic
:-)

It's Just Me said...

This is so very scary I just started working on my post for this morning and it is labeled Signature Style.... I decided to stop after getting a couple of pics up to wait for the words to come to me - then I see you commented, I pop over here and that is your post too! Sisters in thinking today .... fun

Thanks for dancing through my place come over any time ;)

littlebyrd said...

It sounds like you have a wonderful sense of self and style. Beautiful blog you have here!

Gala said...

Gracias por tu comentario! Muy lindo tu blog, besos, Gala.

Christina said...

I love that your family gave you such a beautiful ring. It must mean so much to you. I love this tag!
: )

emma said...

love the beat up chucks

Certain Creatures said...

fun .. fun! I have to do mine too.. Gabbi had tagged me and I still have to take pictures! :o
I love the first one you have on here!
:)

x

Marci said...

A mí , como a Piper, me ha chocado que mis zapatos se parezcan tanto a los tuyos! y hace años que no salgo a la calle sin la Anthélios , por la cara y por todo el cuerpo.
Un saludo!

Stephanie said...

Oh ... I loved reading this. I love a sneak peek into someone's closet.

I am lodging that double chain ring firmly on my wish list. So, so lovely. And I love that you wear Dr. Scholls, too!

pal shazar said...

how lovely to be a ballerina!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Well done, like the wish list Tshirt, for sure.

Mary-Laure said...

JOYCE - I find that one's a lot more self-confident when one feels comfortable.

PIPER - me gustaria ver tus zapatos en tu blog! Un beso para los gatitos...

MY CASTLE IN SPAIN - yes, it's a small Penhaligon silver flask on a chain, to carry your perfume around like jewelry. My perfume is Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet. What's yours?

IT'S JUST ME - serendipity!
I'll check out your style post, let me know when it's posted!

CHRISTINA - if you love this tag, you're more than welcome to play along!!

EMMA - ah yes, they're a classic.
But Benjy gnawed on the laces so I need to get new laces. Maybe brightly colored ones?

MARCI - lei en el Vogue americano, y tambien me han dicho dermatologos, que la Anthelios es la mejor crema para el sol.

STEPHANIE - my mum, my sister and I all wear Scholls. My mum was inspired by her super stylish aunt, Raquel, who wore them back in the days (in the 60's?).
Do you wear Scholls too?

PAL SHAZAR - well, I'm really an amateur and not good AT all.

Chloé Van Paris said...

where is your bompart sweater.
kiss hope to speak to you soon -

michiko said...

Beautiful photos!
compared to my crappy cell phone photos lol
Your style sounds so comfy and relaxed, I like it.

Glad you liked my red skirt, I love it so much, I sometimes wear it for dancing, I love how it swings with the way I move :)

Strangely I don't have many nice pictures of myself dancing lol But if I find few good ones, I'll probably post them here...someday...

Sam said...

Very interesting! I love your rings!

Debra said...

Love that you are so laid back yet classic in your dress and your attitude. I would love to know about your white shirts-always looking for that perfect one.
What lovely rings and so dear.

Mary-Laure said...

CHLOE - I just love my Bompard sweater! It's eternal.
I miss you.

MICHICKO - well, my cell phone doesn't have a camera. I use a very good Lumix camera with a Leica lens.
I totally see what you mean about the skirt swinging, it's very graceful, very Ginger Rogers...

DEBRA - actually, I was thinking of posting about my white shirts!! I'll do it some time soon.

karina Manghi said...

ME ENCANTO LEER ESTE POST!!!!

Anonymous said...

wow you are fun!!!
would love to see the Yamamoto dress...
i personally use a bit of olive oil...and my skin is supeeeeeeer soft.
love your cool wants list...

xxnancy

Hila said...

I love your style :)
Sorry I haven't visited in a while and thanks for the Maira post!
Also, I recommend Ahava creams if you have dry skin - my grandmother and mother swear by it as they have dry skin. It's skincare made out of Dead Sea products. I haven't tried it myself as I rarely use any moisturisers - luckily, I inherited my dad's skin. But give it a try - my grandmother rarely endorses any beauty product so heartily.

Mary-Laure said...

NANCY - thanks for the olive oil tip; doesn't it stain your clothes though???
I left my Yamamoto dress in Paris but next time I'm there I'll snap a pic for you.

HILA - I'll definitely give those creams a try if I can find them! I hope they're available in the US.

Hila said...

I'm not sure where you would buy them in the US, but they have a US online store:
http://www.ahavaus.com/

Also, this is the cream my mother uses:
http://www.ahavaus.com/site/dermud_bodycream.html

Electro Geisha said...

Converse ruls! :)

HoneyBunny said...

Great! I really enjoyed reading it:)

the asherette said...

great response!
flappers are the best and spf 50 is a must.
ballet- wow.

miss cavendish said...

A lovely tour. Your jewel box is delightful!

Mary-Laure said...

HILA - thanks for the links, you're so thoughtful!

ASHERETTE - I always feel we're exactly on the same wavelength...

Roxana said...

Audrey Hepburn, YEEEES. when I was in Japan I discovered that she was adored by everybody as a national goddess or something. and rightly so!

Anonymous said...

Re: olive oil...actually thus far it hasn't stained any clothing. I first got the idea when I read an article from Carolina Herrera's daughter saying that she mixed olive oil with Nivea cream...
and yessssss I would love to see the dress...

xxnancy

the traveler's soul said...

Certains bijoux...bien sûr je les reconnais.

Mary-Laure said...

TRAVELER'S SOUL - oui, ce sont tes precieux cadeaux, si pleins de souvenirs, que j'aime tant.

Gabbi said...

Great tag post! We share our Cetaphil face wash belief! :) I use for oily skin...

Your jewelry is gorgeous and the best part is it's sentiment value.

Thank you for sharing!

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