Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CW#8: How to Dress up Quick

  Jogging. Blazer. Tee-shirt. Converse. Et VoilĂ  ! 

Jogging, Adidas Originals; Tee shirt, H&M; Blazer, Mango.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Maison Martin Margiela for H&M Feedback

Pardon me, I know I’m several days late. The coming Wednesday I have an important math quiz and I haven’t started studying for it yet. I presume it is more benefitting for me if I share with you some stories. I am really hating myself now for not being up to your level of posting expectations.

My mom as usual goes viral on designer collaborations with H&M; she bought a bunch of items from Maison Martin Margiela’s collection but here I am only going to tell you about my top of the list. Personally, my best pick of Margiela for H&M collection is the Adjusted Biker Jacket, not only is it made of real thick leather and perfectly fits me but it also has a destructive look and that’s the thing I like the most about it.

 Next comes the plexi heel black pumps, they are amazing yes, but they are a paaiin in the—toes. First time I actually wore them was on Saturday night when I went clubbing, I told everyone I wished women were born without toes. I could wear allll the pair of shoes I want. They looked at me in shock but I was serious.

In addition to that, Mom got me the high top white sneakers, but when I tried them on at home, I felt that they weren’t for me, full stop. Moreover, I even think that they were for men. See the label on the box? A 40 in US is 9 for women but 7 for men. I don’t regret having them returned.

 Last on my list are the oversized denim pants. They were the bestselling item here in Lebanon and I really like them. The issue was how to wear them; the best alternative I could come up with is a crop top or a crop knit/sweater for this season. Perhaps, I could also pair it with a black leather jacket some heels and give it out some edge. Earlier, I was very sure to have them returned at H&Ms but at the register, I cracked up. My mom would ask me over and over again “do you want them?” “I mean rationally I  don’t need them…I’m not sure if I’m going to wear them… but…” My mom would tell me “keep them” But I didn’t want to keep them at the back of my closet, what’s the use? Then the salesman said “you know… they were the first item that sold off” My mom wanted to put an end to my indecision so she said “we’ll keep them” and good for us she didn’t take notice of my opinion, I was so relieved at the end.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

CW#7: Forget the Rain

The first long-awaited droplets of rain are unmissable. For a moment I want to stand under the rain, play under the rain, dance under the rain… then I realize I should better get inside before it screws me. 

Below, I’m wearing a Massimo Dutti knitwear, a ZARA cotton and faux leather legging, a GAP for men sweatshirt, Fruit leather boots, a Missoni knit scarf, and a Kipling bag.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

CW#6: This Pair of Legging

When it comes to dress up for college, every look has to be effortless. Nothing makes you look over/underdressed than trying too hard. The easiest yet chicest alternative is complicated leggings. Sport them with a simple tank top and a jeans jacket and there you go different as ever. In addition to that, you can wear any shoes you like, boots, sneakers or running shoes, even heels would go along as well.
Below, I’m wearing H&M dyed-denim-effect pair of leggings, Mango see-through black tank top, Vintage denim jacket, Juicy Couture handbag and Diesel flats.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Easiest and Tastiest Caramel Sauce

I doubt anyone doesn’t like caramel, with this recipe, you are sure to make everyone happy. Try this quick, easy and savory sauce! If you follow closely the steps, I can guarantee you an unbeatable taste!

200g sugar
45g of butter
25cl of whipping cream
A bowl full of cold water and ice cubes
Cookware and Cutlery:
Two saucepans, one that is at least 2-quarts (preferably 3-quarts) big to use for sugar
Wooden spoon
Whisk wire

Note: It is important that you make sure all ingredients are ready because the recipe cannot wait, otherwise the sugar may burn

1.Boil the whipping cream in a saucepan.
2.Meanwhile, Put the sugar in a separate saucepan and heat until it colors, stir with a wooden spoon vigorously to prevent sugar to stick and burn at the bottom of the saucepan.
3. As soon as the sugar crystals have melted and tanned, add the butter and whisk until the butter has melted.

4.Take the saucepan off the heat and add the whipping cream. Mix well over heat; let it boil again for several minutes.
 Note: The color of the caramel has a consequence on its taste; the darker the color, the more pronounced the taste is. 

5.Put the saucepan in a bowl full of cold water and ice cubes and let it cool off (Very Important, Do not skip this step).

6.Serve the caramel sauce or put it in a recipient to refrigerate.