En attendant l’été…

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Quoi mettre? Quoi garder? Quoi jeter? Quoi acheter?

Le bon maillot… Avec les spas qui fonctionne été comme hiver, le maillot est maintenant un item 4 saisons qui mérite une bonne dose d’amour. Comme je le mentionnais dans l’article précédent, H&M a revampé sa collection de maillot et le résultat est magnifique. Bon fit, beau look, bon prix. Hoaka swimwear est évidemment mon personal favorite en raison du parcours incroyable de la compagnie et de son marketing avantgardiste. Go Canada Go!

Jeans jeans jeans… Skinny leg, boyfriend fit, shorts, salopette, veste, chemise, robe… Tout fonctionne cette année quand vient le temps de parler de denim, surtout si le résultat final fait un peu année 90.

La rayure… Un investissement intelligent puisque tout item rayé pourra facilement passer de l’été à l’automne.

Les épaules à l’air… Toujours cute, non?

Le chapeau… Une belle façon d’ajouter une touche de soleil à votre garderobe et de cacher les cheveux couettés.

Quelles autres tendances prévoyez-vous porter la saison prochaine?!

Marie xxx

H&M Swimsuits are Insane!!!

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I’ve never been a huge fan of H&M, but I must say they are on top of their game this season. As mentioned in the title of this post, the swimsuits collection is absolutely impeccable.

The shopping experience online is not quite there yet since they haven’t done any special editorial about it (still too early in the season), but the quality of the collection is real. The fits are great, the colors are vibrant and the mix & match possibilities are endless. As for the quality, from a technical point of view, the plain fabric they are using looks pretty good. I mean… It’s not one of the 7 wonders, but it’s not bad at all.

I was also happy to read this article about their green collection. Promoting this cute little thing is most probably a way to hush-hush all the damage they do with their huge business… but hey, it’s better then nothing. After all, they wouldn’t be producing so many pieces of clothes if there wasn’t so many people buying it.

Cheers! MP xx

Packing Light? Yes, it’s Possible…

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Let’s be real. I don’t travel light. Ever. At least, that’s what I used to think. As much as I like my suitcase to be full of princess tools & clothes, I lately noticed that I also like to go around with all my life in one little bag. Weird, right?

I did a small experiment last week as I was away from home for 5 days. I tried to organized my life in a way that I could carry only one tiny handbag for the whole trip & surprisingly, it worked! In case it could be helpful to anyone, here is what was in there;

  • Clothes: 3 tops + Jeans + 3 dresses + Nice shoes + Lots of underwear
  • Princess tools: Hair brush + Small soap + Shampoo + Conditioner + Tooth paste + Tooth brush + Concealer + Foundation + Blush + Mascara + Black eyeliner + Lip liner + Lipstick + Few makeup brushes + Cream

It might sounds like a lot, but I can assure you that all those items can be very easily compressed in your smaller carry-on. In addition to that, I also had a small black purse for my wallet & I was wearing a warm black jacket as well as some classic black boots. I made sure that everything I had with me was working well with those 3 black things & honestly, I didn’t feel like my style was affected much by this light packing adventure. The only thing I forgot is a swimsuit, but to be fair, I didn’t know there was a pool at the hotel. Also to be fair, I was very happy to buy a new one!

Additional fact: Packing at the very last minute allowed me to know exactly what to expect weather wise. Just saying…

On that note, good luck packing for your next trip & have a wonderful day!

Marie xx

Brühl, Bonn, Cologne, Euskirchen & Utrecht!

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Déjà un mois en Europe… J’ai presque du mal à y croire! Brühl, le parc, le spectacle, mes pots… Tout est aussi cute et plaisant que l’an passé. Une chose est sûre, si les murs de notre maison pouvaient parler, ils en auraient sûrement long à dire… #gossip

Cologne est sincèrement l’une de mes villes préférées au monde, surtout que la météo est très clémente ces temps-ci. Les terrasses sont toujours bondées et les gens semblent vraiment apprécier chaque seconde d’ensoleillement. À propos d’Euskirchen, je connais seulement les magnifiques bains thermaux situés au beau milieu de nulle part, mais ça suffit. Un p’tit coin de paradis que j’ai déjà visité 2 fois depuis mon arrivée. Je ne suis pas la plus grande fan de la ville de Bonn, mais il fait bon d’y aller de temps en temps pour apprécier le calme qui règne sur le territoire.

Bien que toutes ces villes allemandes soient proches l’une de l’autre, chacune d’entre elles a sa propre identité, sa propre histoire. C’est beau à voir.

Finalement, j’ai eu la chance de surprendre mes amis qui patinent actuellement sur la tournée Believe de Holiday on Ice dans la ville d’Utrecht. Je n’avais jamais eu la chance de visiter cet endroit et j’ai adoré. Incroyable de voir les différences culturelles entre l’Allemagne et les Pays-Bas… La langue, les lois, l’ambiance, l’attitude des gens… Si proche, mais si différent…

Toutes ces escapades additionnées au fait que nous patinons presqu’à tous les jours et que je dois m’occuper de 2 entreprises font en sorte que le temps passe vraiment, vraiment vite.

Prochaine destination; Coblence. Cette ville allemande est située à 2 heures de la ville où j’habite et est reconnue pour ses châteaux et vignobles. J’vais aimer ça j’pense…

Tschüss byeeeee!

Marie xxx

Love Story of a Showgirl… Easy?!

IMG_3135Showgirls do not have a boring love life, that’s for sure.

We built our whole career on the way we look… We live in this fantasy world where all eyes are on us, the adrenaline goes to the roof everyday & taking care of our own little person is a very important part of our job. On top of it, we travel, meet people from everywhere in the world, share unusual experiences… This might be the definition of living life to the fullest, but sometimes, it becomes kinda hard to separate show life & real life.

In addition to our exciting lifestyle, many of us also have the secret dream of building a normal life, get married, buy a house, have kids. To me, that’s where it gets complicated. After performing everywhere in the world, feeling wild & free, settling for a basic life is a very scary thing. As if it wasn’t enough, the international environment we live in often leads us into complicated multicultural love affairs… 

I was recently asked to collaborate with a lifestyle blog for men & I nicely declined the offer. I thought this type of writing wasn’t aligned with the brand I am trying to build. I mean… I spent my whole life in a very girly business, what do I know about men?

Thinking back, there might be a few things I would like to share with you boys, starting by the fact that ladies of my generation are a bit complicated. Speaking for myself, I feel sorry for the boys I dated in the past. I. Want. Everything. Show life, real life, liberty, commitment, peacefulness, wildness, crazy trips, lovely house, unusual career, millions of kids… How can someone keep up with that?

Someone once told me it is actually possible to have it all. Is it really?

To be continued…

((I never opened up that much on my blog & that also feels a bit scary… In fact, I hope no one will read this… Tschüss))

All About Pink: Pink Fashion Ideas

 

Happy Monday my friends,
 
I am very happy to share with you all the latest blog post I wrote in collaboration with ladyqs.com. I’ve always had a thing for girlicious colors & talking about it is always a treat. Please click here to see what it’s all about.
 
Have a nice week!
 
Marie xx
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All About Pink: Pink Fashion Ideas

Ohh l’Allemagne!

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Ça va la neige au Québec? Courage…

Je suis arrivée saine et sauve en Allemagne la semaine passée et il n’y a aucun doute; c’est le printemps ici. Tout le monde est relax, le gazon est vert, les oiseaux chantent… Vraiment. Plaisant.

Sur une note moins positive, j’avais oublié à quel point internet fonctionne mal… Avec 2 entreprises, 1 blog et une famille à l’autre bout du monde, j’ai vraiment du mal à vivre sans un cellulaire qui fonctionne à 100%. Oh well…

Sinon, l’entrainement va bien et nous avons tous très hâte que la saison 2017 commence.

Bonne journée!

Marie xxx

 

Work it!

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Athletic wear is pretty much the only thing I’ll be wearing in the next few weeks. For that reason, I did a small research on what’s trending at the moment.

I don’t advertise the fact that I workout very much because I don’t necessarily enjoy sweating & all. However, I do feel the need of moving & I’m obviously working out quite a bit because of skating.

Anyway, back to fashion, sports bras are definitely a thing. You like?

 

Merci merci merci!

Merci beaucoup à tous les gens de la région qui me suivent dans mes projets, me soutiennent et m’encouragent. D’une part, le fait d’être si bien encadrée me donne des ailes et me pousse à aller encore plus loin. De l’autre, j’espère que mon parcours pourra montrer aux jeunes du coin qu’en travaillant, tout est possible.

Vous trouverez le reportage complet de CIMT ici, celui du Charlevoisien ici et celui de CIHO-FM ici. Je suis vraiment choyée d’avoir reçu autant d’attention de la part des médias locaux et j’espère sincèrement être à la hauteur des attentes. Mes projets sont ambicieux et la pression sera forte au cours des prochains mois. J’ai cependant bien l’intension de tout donner pour en venir à bout et quoi qu’il arrive, j’aurai la fierté de dire que j’ai essayé. Qui risque rien n’a rien ;)

Bonne journée! xxx

Canadian Vacation = Best Vacation

17141669_10154574494459542_532944483_nYep yep.. Vacation is over. Even if it’s always a little sad to leave home, I am very ready to go back to work. At this point of my life, being surrounded by people who understand my lifestyle & share my passion is just as important as spending quality time at home with my family. For that reason, as weird as this is gonna sound, going back to Germany feels a little bit like going back to my second family, my second home.

I however enjoyed every second spent in Canada & I will probably be super excited to come back home in November, especially with all the projects I have going on here.

About that, what is going on exactly?

Well, demandegenerale.com is doing great. We are working on the Spring collection at the moment & I can’t wait to share our ideas with you all.

I am also extremely excited about the new project I have been working on lately. I can’t talk about it much since everything is so new, but I can assure you that it’s one of the most challenging thing I’ve done in my life. So, so fun!

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On a personal level, horse back riding is officially my new thing. I fell in love right away with a gorgeous white horse called Jessy James & I can’t wait to see him again. By the way, it’s not as easy as it looks like at all…

Also, I have to say it’s not that simple to leave the country for more than 6 months. Insurances, investments, taxes… About the Canadian taxes… Could it be anymore complicated? Don’t think so…

I would like to highlight how important it is to take good care of your passport. For the second time of my life, I reported a damaged/lost passport & if ever it happens again, I could get in real trouble. Oups!

Please excuse my English. I’ve been speaking French only for the past 2 months & I’m not sure I remember what it’s like to think/live/speak in English. We will see how it goes…

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