Month: January 2011

I have a dilemma…

OK… it’s not a life-threatening one…it’s a fashion one and I know there is more to life, blablabla but I spent the day dealing with staff recruitment, VAT filing and monthly management account and frankly I need a break!Last Saturday, when Mila and I went shopping, I saw a tall, mid-forties woman with her 14 years old boy in toe, looking damn good on a pair of black Hasbeens high-heeled jodhpurs and then the day after, I spotted these ‘beyond cute as pie’ clogs, Nathalie got for her daughter so I don’t know about you but personally I took it as a sign from the Universe telling me that I should get some! I really like the red ones Clare got in Paris but then Nath sent me the link about H&M and Hasbeens bringing together clogs to us this Spring…errmm Hello! Don’t they look fab!!??The problem with anything that is made exclusively for H&M is often sold out by the time I get there, unless I start sleeping in front of the shop doors …

Stylish Blogger Award

While I was in Paris, I received a Stylish Blogger Award from 129TwigandVine, Nested Yellow and the lovely La Maison d’Anna G. Thank you very much girls!! It’s very kind and a great way to spread the word about other great blogs. Since I received the Award, I have now to : * Thank and link back to the person(s) who awarded me * Share 7 things about myself * Pass on the Award to another 15 blogs * Contact these bloggers about the Award So here is 7 things about me that I don’t think I ever shared on the blog… 1. I did classical ballet for sixteen years when I was young 2. I was meant to be called Candice but the lady at the register office didn’t like it & my father regrets not to have fought harder for this…c’est pas grave 3. I have a Master of Arts in Film and Television from Westminster University 4. Before launching BODIE and FOU, I was a Marketing Manager at Universal Music Int’l 5. …

Scene in a Parisian shop….

On Tuesday, I went to a very cute little shop: Le Petit Dressing by mO’ where Elodie had seen some gorgeous Liberty blouses…Stylish Italian customer: “Oh! I’ve got the same handbag than you!”Moi: “Ah oui :-)..it’s funny! Where did you get yours?”Stylish Italian customer: “In New-York!”Moi: “Ah :-)…I’m asking because I sell them in my shop in London…”Stylish Italian customer: “Oh…what’s the name of your shop?”Moi: “BODIE and FOU“Stylish Italian customer: “Oh but I know it!! I love BODIE and FOU and the Blog”Moi: “Oh..really?! Thanks (me blushing) Well I’m Karine…I’m one of the Founders with my sister who lives nearby”Stylish Italian customer: “Oh I’m so happy to meet you…I love your shop and your blog! I actually saw the bag on your site and then send the link to my husband when he was in NY”Moi: “How funny!!….and amazing”Stylish Italian customer: “..I’m very very happy to have met you!“Moi: “Me too! :-)”Needless to say that I left the shop with a beaming smile! I mean how unbelievable is this?I had a similar experience in …

I like this…

This is basically the haircut I’m hoping to achieve next time I go to the ‘haircoiffeur’ as Mila says…Right now, my hair is just….well…living in hope.I wouldn’t mind her eyes, her mouth, her body and her breasts either but let’s not be greedy… PS: On Friday I saw a t-shirt in Paris that made me laugh….It had printed on it: “I don’t like anything…I’m a Parisian” :-) Bon et bien c’est en fait la coupe que j’espere arriver a avoir la prochaine fois que je vais chez le ‘haircoiffeur’ comme dit Mila…POur l’instant, ma coupe est…erm…en mode je fais avec…Ca ne me generait pas non plus d’avoir ses yeux, sa bouche, son corps et sa poitrine mais bon ce n’est pas la peine de tout vouloir a la fois… PS: Vendredi j’ai vu un t-shirt dans une boutique dans Paris qui m’a fait rire…il disait: “J’aime rien…Je suis parisien” :-) Pssst…..our January sale are still on! Via Slumberdesigns http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Parisian thoughts and New Year resolutions

Today, we had a wonderful time in Paris. We went to see the Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition which was amazing (and started super well when one staff member asked us to jump the very long queue because we had children with us!) and caught up with some friends who had moved back from London to Paris last Summer. Sadly, Steve and Mila went back to London tonight and while Elodie, Lily and Christophe are asleep, I’m wide awake thinking about stuff… Last night, we had an interesting discussion about family…Elodie felt that for my mum, I was the one who mattered and I thought, she had a relationship and a trust with my dad, especially when it came to sharing books to read, which I hadn’t – which is funny because when we were young and at home, it was the other way round. Anyway…that’s what is going on in our heads and it doesn’t mean that’s the reality because luckily, we come from a pretty loving family.Elodie and I love each other and we are …

My bedroom: Work in progress 2

Given how quiet I’m on the blogfront, you could easily think that I went back to New-Zealand… sadly not! Instead, I’m running around like a headless chicken to get everything sorted before going to Paaris!…So the good news in a nutshell…we have a new Customer Service Advisor called Jasmin (and she is lovely!), new beautiful things arriving (I love the Tribeca lamp!) and at home, I made some progress with my bedroom!!Do you remember last year when I said I had 3 days on my own before Xmas to finish my bedroom? Well I did… Rather than getting depressed by the thought of Steve and Mila being on the other side of the world without me, I channeled my energy into DIY and painted our wardrobe in white. I still need to do a second coat on the wardrobe and sort out the picture frames, etc but it’s coming together and looking very close to my moodboard. Vu comme que je suis absente du blog, vous pourriez penser que je suis repartie en Nouvelle-Zelande..malheureusement non! …

Happy New Year!!

We came back from New-Zealand yesterday afternoon, I’m jet-lagged, tired and a bit spaced out but we had such a great time that I don’t really mind…My little Freewi (franco-kiwi) grew by 2 cm in 3 weeks, learnt to ride her bike without the stabilisers, fed her Pa’s cows, made some chocolate muffins with her Nana, went body-boarding, fishing, buggee-jumping, swimming, horse-riding and had the time of her life with her cousins.I also had a lot of time for myself… time to read (incl. a very interesting book on positive thinking!), time to think, to visualise my life, my passions and how Steve and I want to take our little family going forward. And I’m feeling like a little Buddha…although Buddha is still very busy at work catching up on far too many emails so I just wanted to wish you a fantastic New Year, full of happiness, joy and health with all the people you love, be they family or friends.PS:I just love this old photo of Steve with Lynda and Carolyn, his sisters …