super cute cakes

Pink Heart Mouse Valentine's Day cake, by Lyndsay SungFurry Fox cake, by Lyndsay SungFrosty Polar Bear cake, by Lyndsay SungFuzzy Mouse cake, by Lyndsay Sung

Aren’t those the sweetest cakes ever? For a world with cuter and more creative cakes (and less fondant, pleeease!). \o/

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Pretty cakes by Lyndsay Sung, on Handmade Charlotte.
Via au pays des merveilles.

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Slim Aarons: portraits of the good life

The Campbells' pool at Cotton Bay, on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, November 1982, by Slim AaronsPool at Lake Tahoe, California, 1959., by Slim AaronsTennis in the Bahamas, 1957, by Slim AaronsA desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman, by Slim AaronsYoung women by the Canellopoulos penthouse pool, Athens, July 1961, by Slim AaronsSwimsuited revellers enjoy a glass of wine outside the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, by Slim Aarons

Images of american photographer Slim Aarons, known for shooting the glamorous life of socialites and celebrities.

Aarons defined his career as “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” Legend has it that the apartment of James Stewart‘s character in Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) was based on Aarons apartment. I wonder if that’s true…

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Via Staley-Wise Gallery.

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Brenda + Dylan

Brenda + Dylan sweater

90210 fans will get it! Hahaha!  ;)

Collaboration between the French brand French Disorder and illustrator Penelope Bagieu.

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Via Paulette Magazine.

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Mixed Project

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Mixed Project is a beautiful photographic project, idealized by Amamak (the model ama + the photographer mak) – that uses double exposure created in Photoshop to give these magical effects to the photos.

And you can also buy one of these beauties to spruce up your home!  :)

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Amamak photography tumblr & etsy shop (ships internationally).

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Beauty favorites – march

Beauty favorites - march 2014

These are a few of my march beauty favorites:

1. Acquaflora Post-Coloring – Color Maintenance - The line has coffee oil in its formula, that prevents colored hair to fade. It’s my first experience with this brand and I really liked it. Now I want to try the Hair Mist, a hair perfume that neutralizes odors and seems to be pretty cool!

2. Germed Pharma Hydracell - The best thing about this moisturizer is that, besides him serving both for the body and for the face, it has no fragrance, is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (ie, doesn’t clog pores). The fact that it has no scent is great for when you’re already using a lot of other scented products (soap, bath water, perfume…) and don’t want to add another fragrance to that mix!

3. Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Britney Spears – Anniversary Edition - It’s Britney bitch! This perfume celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first fragrance by the pop star and is a fruity floral with notes of lychee, kiwi, cupcake (!) and orchid. It’s suuuuper sweet and even I thought it was a little too much (I happen to like sweet scents). But the good news is that the fragrance becomes much lighter throughout the day.

4. Leite de Rosas soap – I didn’t know that Leite de Rosas, a very traditional brazilian brand, was making these lovely soaps. It’s a pleasure to use a product that was once part of my mother and grandmother’s beauty ritual.

Which beauty products were your favorites this month?

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ASOS outfit of the day

ASOS Full Midi Skirt

Gorgeous ASOS outfit of the day: this midi skirt is amazing! I’m glad I don’t have it though, otherwise I would wear it every single day.  ;)

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ASOS website.

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Michel Perez for Bambi Magazine

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Loving this amazing 60′s Sicily inspired pics by Michel Perez for Bambi Magazine VI. The romanian model Catrinel Menghia is so channeling a sexy young Sophia Loren.

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Michel Perez website.
Via Bambi Magazine.

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The last three… movies

os três últimos filmes

Café Lumière (Kôhî jikô, dir. Hsiao-hsien Hou, 2003)

The movie is a homage to the great Japanese director Yasujirô Ozu and is even more minimalist than the original (if that’s possible). It shows fragments of the life of young Yoko and her friend Hajime and is filled with reflections on the passing of time and family relationships. But you should be familiar with Ozu’s aesthetics (or you might end up with the feeling that “nothing-happens-in-this-movie“). Watch the trailer.

Abducted (dir. Lucy Phillips e Glen Scantlebury, 2013)

A couple is kidnapped in a park and have no idea why and who are the abductors. The story has an interesting atmosphere of mystery, until the middle of the movie, when you realize what’s really going on and gets a little disappointed… Watch the trailer.

In a World… (dir. Lake Bell, 2013)

A fun indie movie about the sexist voice-over industry. I know, the theme is rather odd, but it’s a very light and entertaining comedy (and with so many clichés out there, it’s good to watch a movie with such an unusual theme for a change, right?). Watch the trailer.

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Companion Cocktail Napkin

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Anthropologie, once again, making me wish things never before imagined: dying to get my hands on these sweet cotton cocktail napkins, with doggie patterns!

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Anthropologie website.

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Georges Dambier

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How not to admire Georges Dambier, one of the first fashion photographers to take models out of the studio and into the streets? Love his work! ♥

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Georges Dambier website.

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