Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Poodle on Vacation

Holiday time!!!

Poodle pals, I am off on holiday for two and a bit weeks where I will be testing out my fabulous beauty finds in the intense Sri Lankan sun!
I'll be posting again from April and am looking forward to sharing my adventures with you!

With love from The Poodle xxx

Plus belle la vie!

It's a Poodle's life for me! Lingerie lusting, sniffing out the best beauty buys a Poodle could want and winding down in the evenings on the balcony of my 5th floor appartment with a glass of red and some french filles friends. La vie est belle.

In my latest adventures I have been visiting the iconic ever so Art Deco Bon Marche -with its 1920's decor it is the queen of all department stores full to the brim with Dior, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier and good old Vivienne Westwood (whose lurid fluro plastic stilettos are simply kitsch incarnate).

Oh la la Aubade has made the ultimate thong for irresistable bottom cleavage!

Whilst doing window licking (as the french call it) at Bon Marche, I fell in love numerous times in the lingerie hall. Aubade's delicate lace culottes and thongs were somewhat pricey, but if this Paris pup forgoes food in order to wear them, my derriere can only look better- doubly worth it n'est pas? Unfortunately I can't give up food for underwear... the tartes fraises here are TOO delicious, and luckily a corset designer friend of mine can do me a deal on some vintage inspired lingerie-its wonderful how corsets have that instant slimline effect! I had a coup de foudre (love at first sight) with this pokka dot ensemble designed by Black Kitten:

A hint of vintage, a touch of fetish, Black Kitten underwear is the lucky charm for seduction, and whilst outwear bras are a la mode, nows definately the time to splash out on something more special in than the Marks & Sparks T shirt bras - they just won't cut it on the other side of your T shirt!

Be gorgeous! Check out Black Kitten here and Aubade here and a new favourite discovery of mine, Princesse Tam Tam - the ultimate girly lingerie

What are your favourite most indulgent lingerie labels?

Monday, 1 March 2010

The Tourist... and other Paris films

With today being the first day of Spring, Paris, right on cue is taking it all in its' stride. The skies are cloudless blue and the weather is warmer, even the occasional bud can be seen on the trees in Bois de Boulogne. The city seems to be reawakening from its rainy grey skied winter, and the Poodle has been out enjoying hustle and bustle...

With this glorious weather in this gorgeous city, it's only fitting that you should also have gorgeous people out in force, therefore it was almost no surprise that whilst the Poodle was exploring the ice cream on offer at Hagen Daas at metro Palais Royale Musée de Louvre, that I came across Angelina Jolie.

Filming for The Tourist has begun in Paris following a period in Venice where Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt have been sighted. Although this Paris pup didn't have her appareil photo with her, luckily the popsicles pretties over at Pop Sugar had their pap team ready and waiting, check out these photos below:

As one of the most aesthetically pleasing places known to Poodles, fashionistas and thinkers, Paris has long been the inspiration behind many a film. Until The Tourist (directed by Florian Hecknel) is released, here are my top 3 Paris based films:

1. Funny Face (1957)

This classic 1957 film not only features Paris, it also has style icon Audrey Hepburn dancing around on Parisian balconies and parading the catwalk when she is chosen as the new face of top New York fashion magazine. With a musical twist and fabulous full skirted costumes, it’s kitsch as Christmas, and definitely one of the Paris Poodle’s top 3!

2. Paris je t'aime (2006)

No other film says so much about Paris in only a few short segments. A beautiful patch work of Parisian love stories and half started curiosities, are all filmed against the backdrop of the Marais, Tuileries and Montmatre in this long film of shorts. This is a MUST watch for all Francophiles and Paris addicts alike!

3. Amélie Poulain (2001)

Quirky, stylish, romantic and eccentric! This film is everything that makes Paris, and Audrey Tatou so adorable and appealing!

What are your favourite Paris films? Share!

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