Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Tasty Tuesday's: French Gelato

In this blog, I enjoy displaying new and different concepts, ideas and places with the readers and with a blog title like 'Chocolate Cashmere Closet', it would be a crime if I did not share some of food's finest venues.

For Tasty Tuesday's, I will be giving a quick review of a particular restaurant or quick stop food place and why I think its unique and why you too should make a stop there!

Who said that the french couldn't make good gelato?

This quaint little gelato ice cream store is located in a quite street in the 5e arrondisement of Paris.

You've got the ice cream bug- but you don't want to pig out on any old, greasy ice cream, and you're looking to enjoy a deliciously evil gelato for those nonchalant street cruisin' trips? Look no further, for little Italy has presented itself in Paris.

Gelati D'alberto has a wide range of flavors to chose from. From mojito to caramel beure (butter caramel). To passion fruit and chocolate nuts. Just about anybody with a sweet tooth can ravish in these creamy delights!

One thing that makes this ice cream store stand out from the others is the presentation of their ice cream. Their ice cream is presented to you in a stunning flower petal ensemble that makes you want to just stare at your ice cream -rather than eating it!

Be sure to be greeted with a warm and friendly smile and a 'Bonne dégustation', (Happy tasting), upon receiving your gelato.

Gelati D'alberto is located on 45 rue Mouffetard and is open from 12 o'clock to midnight! (great for those late night cravings). Metro: Place Monge.

Stay tuned for more tasty treats next time!

Paris Street Style: Printed Leggings

It’s all about the prints this spring season. Whether you're rocking an imprinted blazer or shoes, prints- and multicolored versions of them, have become a must try trend for this season. One of the most popular items that Parisians are sporting are the printed leggings. We are saying goodbye to our regular denims and rocking a lighter, more fun way to wear your bottoms with these intricately designed pair.

Check it out below for fashion inspiration!

Pair these multicolored leggings, as shown above, with a non-attention grabbing loose top and a mono-toned sneaker shoe for an effortlessly cool retro chick vibe!

Keep it dressy and fancy with this intricate, checkered print legging. The theme and tone of your outfit is black and white so opt for a black heel or boot and a simple white fleece top.

These cute, winter print inspired leggings are the perfect option for an all-white outfit. Pair these leggings with a studded black boot for a rocker appeal and keep the rest of your outfit a ladylike classy by wearing a white tank and cardigan.

What do you think of these quirky leggings?

Monday, 29 April 2013

♥ Monday Manicure: Cool Blues ♥

Every Monday on Twitter, SEVENTEEN Magazine holds an opportunity for you to send them a picture of your manicures and stand the chance of getting a RT on their official twitter page for their +609,000 followers to see!

All you have to do is upload a pic of your cool nails to SEVENTEEN's official Twitter page @seventeenmag with the hash tag #ManicureMonday and stand a chance to get a Re Tweet!  

How totally cool, right?
Check out my post for SEVENTEEN Magazine's #ManicureMonday post!

Follow SEVENTEEN Magazine on Twitter here!: https://twitter.com/seventeenmag

Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ndey_Buri to check out my #ManicureMonday post and check back for more posts next week!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Paris Street Style: Bright Mustard Coat

Even with spring upon us, many Parisians still enjoy rocking the occasional bright coat or two (usually for dressy purposes). Check out this bright mustard-color one street cruiser was rocking near L'Opera De Paris below for fashion inspiration!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Spring Trend Report: Mickey & Minnie Mouse!

Ah, What better way to re-live our fondest childhood memories.

Mickey & Minnie Mouse. The Bonnie and Clyde of Disney. Like peanut butter to jelly, Mickey is lost without his Minnie.

This inseparable Disney coupling have become the new and fun trend to try of the current spring season.

Both have without a doubt become fashion icons in their own respects. While Mickey led the path for all high-pants-wearing charming gentlemen, Minnie paved the way for making polka dots and over-sized bows charismatic fashion statements.

What with playful colors and patterns and child-like, cheeky connotations, the Mickey & Minnie fashion theme seems to be suited for anyone of any age.

Check out this trend below for fashion inspiration and imagination.

Let your inner child roam free..

The trend has even made its mark on the runway!

Marc Jacobs

Photos from the Spring 2013 collection of Gerlan Jeans.

 Even some of your fave celebs can't seem to escape this lovable trend!

Monday, 15 April 2013

The Monday Diaries: Train Rides, Starbucks, Bunny Rabbits & BE Magazine

My 'The Monday Diaries' posts are meant to bring a little inspiration to my readers. A chance to take a look at what's on my mind, what is inspiring me this week and a lovely little quote to kick off your Monday on an awesome note!

This morning before catching my train, I decided to walk into Starbucks to try something new. Other than my usual Caramel Machiatto (I get it so often the man at the cashier has already memorized my name perfectly). I had heard of the Starbucks Refresha's but I was always apprehensive to actually try one due to my debate over weather it had sugar or not (I have an incredible sweet tooth). I finally decided to inquire about it and to my delight, it was succulently sweet! And besides, with the weather rapidly warming up, a cool drink is most definitely a necessity! I ordered the Mure Hibiscus Refresha and it was so good, I almost wanted to save it for later but alas, the ice would melt. I hereby dub thee, 'the Starbucks Hibiscus Refresha', the Spring 2013 drink!

My Monday Playlist
Lana Del Ray- Born To Die
Ed Sheeran- Lego House
Eliza Doolittle- Skinny Jeans
Jojo- Disaster

“Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”
― Audrey Hepburn

Top: RT

The April 2013 issue of BE Magazine. Pssst!: Go out and get your copy now! Its Only 1! & My almost empty refresha.

 L'heure du thé! "Time for tea!" So much work to do, so little tea..

This vintage Christian Louis picture of a cat wearing retro hippie glasses sits above my desk. 'Meow!'

Tune in next Monday for more inspiration! Till then, Happy Monday!


Friday, 12 April 2013

Look Beautiful On The Go!: Mini Beauty Products

Being a fabulous fashionista is no easy job, and on the days that we find ourselves overwhelmed by a packed schedule, our beauty routine should not have to also suffer.

Read on for a quick and easy beauty trick that is sure to make you go from drab to fab in a matter of seconds!

Makeup Mini-Me's!

What happens when your favorite beauty product produces an equally glamorous offspring? Mini beauty products is what.

Besides being so cute, mini beauty products do serve an actual purpose. Due to their miniscule size, they are easy to fit in your pocket or purse for any girl on the go.

Carrying regular-sized beauty products can be a hassle, and truth be told- they take up way too much space in your bag. 

Why are mini beauty products so awesome?
Mini beauty products allow us to carry around our favorite beauty products while they serve their purpose. How great!

Here are some basic beauty mini essentials to make sure to always have in your purse.

Mini Lip Gloss 

Clinique has come out with a great line of double-ended mini lip glosses. Can somebody say double whammy ? These purse-friendly lip glosses add just the right amount of shine for a freshly plump lip effect. Pssst!: These babies are super durable. Not only does one application stay on for hours but one tube can last you up to a month!

Mini Mascara
I believe that mini mascara is better than its regular sized counterpart. Being smaller, a lighter coat of mascara is applied thus giving off a more fresh-faced look compared to regular mascara that piles on to your lashes evoking a less than pleasant 'caked on' effect. Bare Minerals has an amazing line of volumizing mascara minis.

Mini Eyeliner
Just as it was with mini mascara, mini eyeliner tend to allow for a more lenient, lighter and more even application to your eye due to its small compactness. Bare Minerals has once again managed to produce a chic alternative for eyeliner on the go. Next time you need to re-vamp your dull eyeliner, make it stand out with this one.

Mini Hair Serum 
Most hair companies usually have a smaller version to almost all of your regular hair products such as hairspray and spritzer so finding a compact bottle of your favorite hair serum should be easy. If your hair is starting to loose its vibe throughout the course of the day, pump some hair serum onto your palms, rub your hands together and gently glide the serum onto your hair strands working your way from the bottom to the top. You need not worry about having the 'over greased' look to your hair because the difference between hair oil and hair serum is that most hair serums generally generate more shine while hair oil generates that typical greasy hair look. Garnier Fructis has a great strengthening serum that boosts a healthy, fresh shine to your bare, lack-luster hair.

Pssst!: Most mini beauty products that are sold in department stores come with a convenient key chain allowing you to now clip on your products to your pockets or purse. How neat!

Let me know what you think of these convenient, everyday beauty products and which ones are in your purse!

Morning Fashion Quote (MFQ): Giorgio Armani

Need a style pick-me-up?—especially when an all out shopping spree isn’t on the menu. Write down this quote, tape it to your closet door and it’ll pretty much guarantee a good day.

"The difference between 

style and fashion is 

-Giorgio Armani (Italian fashion designer)

Saturday, 6 April 2013

OOTD: Fringe With An Edge

With the clouds of grey and eery senses came a grungy touch.

I wanted to showcase a more edgier, punk-rock type look today with a boho-chic touch thanks to my fringe piece. My super cool paint-splattered leggings add just the right touch of punk rock and my collegiate-style sneakers a skateboarder chic feel.

This look is great for adding an edgy feel to any school outfit. You can also rock this look if your heading out to your favorite band's concert!

Check my grungy ensemble out below for fashion inspiration!

Fringe Top: Divided By H&M 
Paint-Splattered Leggings: Divided By H&M
Sneakers: Forever 21

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Fashionably Rockin' Item Of The Week: Flower Power Pants!


Every week, I will post that week's Clothing Item Of The Week. This will be a post describing/reviewing a certain item that I find rather interesting from a certain fashion outlet which I will share with you all describing it and some rockin' ways that you can sport this item! 

This week's item to die for is a floral print pant from ModCloth.

Spring is now in full swing and fashionistas everywhere are starting add a 'flower power' touch to their daily outfits.
ModCloth is known for their cute, retro clothing pieces and this week's selection falls nothing short of fabulous! I like this piece especially because I believe that it really captures and embodies the true fashion essence of spring.

Check out how to pair this floral piece perfectly below!

What to pair this with?

In order to keep this bold-imprinted piece the main attraction, keep the rest of your outfit plain and classy by pairing it with a white, cutout blouse and pastel-colored wedges.  

Let me know what you think of this flirty, floral piece! 
Stay tuned next week for that week's Fashionably Rockin' Item Of The Week!