Best Wishes and Serenity Resolution

In 2018, I went back to blogging. I wrote on the French part of my blog and now I plan to write here too.

After having some sad moments last year, my priority today is to better manage my anxiety. So my resolution for 2019 is ‘Serenity’.


sérénité alias Serenity (drawing)

And here is my battle plan to find peace of mind:
* Walking

* Taking yoga or pilates classes

* Playing with my daughter who loves to run and to play ball games. This is a good way to exercise.

* Creating: writing, covering notebookss, taking pictures, sewing… Crafts are a good way to clear one’s head

* Limiting social media use

* Accepting that I don’t finish my to-do list. If I need to put things off, I will do it and nevermind.

* Prioritizing in order to reduce this to-do list

* Putting things into perspective because often we worry about things that are not so serious. And even if the situation is serious, you don’t sove problems by worrying.

* Counting my blessings

I wish you a Happy and Serene New Year!


Sunset Best Wishes card

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November 2016 favorites

Here are my November 2016 favorites:

* Some links if you’re interested in Belgian Sustainable Fashion

Made and more online shop sells cloythes that are ethically made in Europe.

Designer Bruno Pieters has founded ethical luxury brand Honest By whose motto is complete transparency.

On Fashion Revolution Belgium facebook page you can see what’s happening in Ethical Fashion in Belgium.

* Proud to be an Outfit Repeater

Jen from Tartan Brunette blog reminds us that the clothes we like are made to be worn several times and poses in a little black dress that she already wore to two weddings.


Drawing inspired by a picture of Jen from Tartan Brunette blog wearing a little black dress to a wedding


Drawing inspired by a picture of Jen wearing her little black dress

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October 2016 favorites

Here are my October 2016 favorites:

* Sustainable work outfits of actress and feminist activist Emma Watson

Recently, Emma Watson has been wearing sustainable outfits at different events and she has realised a capsule collection with Sustainable Fashion brand Zady. You can see her chic and classical outfits on her instagram page.


Drawing inspired by a picture of Emma Watson wearing a beige skirt and a black sweater from her capsule collection with Zady


Drawing inspired by a picture of Emma Watson wearing a skirt and a sweater from her capsule collection with Zady

* The (political) history of pockets in women’s fashion

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September 2016 favorites

I’m quite busy in real life so I can’t write as much as I would like on my blog. Here are at least my September 2016 favorites:

* A conversation between actress and activist Emma Watson and Persepolis Author Marjane Satrapi

* This picture makes me feel like doing afternoon tea


Afternoon tea buffet


Afternoon tea buffet. Photo : Livia Firth

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August 2016 favorites

Here are my August 2016 favorites:

* Why so many places across the world look the same

* A half Summer half Autumn look


drawing inspired by a picture of blogger Pernille Teisbaek wearing a navy blue knit and a matching striped skirt


drawing inspired by a picture of blogger Pernille Teisbaek wearing a navy blue knit and a striped skirt

* I stop the social media race

* Organic household linen in supermarkets

I’ve found organic cotton towels and linen in Carrefour supermarkets. I’m satisfied with the price and quality but I regret the lack of information regarding the factory conditions.


organic cotton face cloths by Tex Home for Carrefour

* Tips to Shop for Quality Clothes

* Wardrobe Spring Cleaning

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July 2016 favorites

Here are my July 2016 favorites:

* Handkerchiefs are back

It seems that handkerchiefs are trendy again. I found some of them in my cupboard and thanks to them I plan to use fewer tissues.


handkerchiefs

* A bubbles dress from Iris Van Herpen Couture Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection


Drawing: bubbles dress from Iris Van Herpen Couture Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collection

* Portrait painter Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun

* France will ban polluting plastic microbeads from cosmetics in 2018

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May 2016 favorites

Here are my May 2016 favorites:

* Jourdan Dunn’s floral dress by Ralph & Russo at Cannes Film Festival


Jourdan Dunn wearing a floral dress by Ralph & Russo at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

* French Sustainable Fashion calendar

This is a facebook group with a list of Sustainable Fashion events (fashion shows, pop up stores, lectures…) in France

* Dressing Responsable pop up store in Paris in June

I you go to Paris, this is an opportunity to discover some edgy French Ethical Fashion brands.

* A ‘drawinterview’ with Ceri from Style Eyes blog


Until next time!

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April 2016 favorites

Here are my few April 2016 favorites:

* Microfiber dishcloths

I use microfibers a lot: microfiber dust cloths, floor cloths or even towels. I have completed my collection with some microfiber dishcloths. Normally microfibers last a long time so this is a more economical solution and it produces less waste than classic sponge cloths.


drawing of a man cleaning a table with a microfiber dishcloth

* 2016 Fashion Revolution

* Where Is All the Sustainable and Ethical Plus-Sized Fashion?

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March 2016 favorites

Here are my March 2016 favorites:

* Fashion Revolution 2016

This year, Fashion Revolution will last one week from 18 to 24 April to transform the fashion industry into a force for good.

* A series of skylines watercolors by Hélène from Taches et couleurs blog

Hélène has started a series of watercolors showing the skylines of cities such as Paris, London, La Défense (in Paris region) or Shanghai.


a watercolor of Shanghai skyline by Hélène Hurot


Shanghai (c) Hélène Hurot

* Can We Actually Afford To Shop Ethically ?

* The blue dress worn by Manon from Happy New Green blog


drawing inspired by a picture of Manon from Happy New Green blog wearing a Carven blue dress


drawing inspired by a picture of Manon wearing a Carven blue dress

* A seaview in the south of Malta


A seaview in the south of Malta

* Facade visual (in)consistency in Malta

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