I like to do cartwheels all over the world.
1. Machu Picchu - Peru
2. Buda Castle - Budapest, Hungary
3. Zugspitze - Top of Germany
4. Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Can we discuss the d’Orsay shoe?
I feel like the pointy shoe was unfortunately on hiatus for a wee bit and during that time the round toe shoe was around more. I find that the pointy style is far sexier. Let’s not even get into the horror of a square toe. *Shudders*
Now that the pointy-toe is back with full force, I’ve been noticing the d’Orsay style ever present - a curved cut out on one or both sides. I prefer the heeled versions though flats are accessible as well. I want one in every color, material, and texture. I love how classic yet sexy they are. Thrown on with a pair of jeans and t-shirt - BOOM! Instant sophistication.
A preview of my photography post next week on my trip last Spring to Paris.
And on that gorgeous memory, have a great weekend lovelies!
Saint Laurent’s Pre-Fall 2014 lookbook, featuring Grace Hartzel and shot by Hedi Slimane.
I’ve been having a difficult time trying to articulate how epic and life-changing my trip to Southeast Asia was, and that I was there just a month ago. The nostalgia has been intense and greater than I ever anticipated. Thought i’ve traveled extensively in my time, I have never experienced anything as mind blowing as this trip.
My husband and I visited Cambodia and Thailand for a little over two weeks. Cambodia just about knocked us over. I have never met such a warm, loving, and happy people in my life. Considering they rebuilt a nation after one of the most horrific Wars imaginable, their energy is positive and contagious.
Every so often I feel I need to re-explain the meaning of my blog name.
My maiden name is Karamatsoukas - which is very long, and very Greek and no one can ever pronounce it. My nickname (along with my brothers) growing up was “Carry My Suitcase” because it was easier to say than my last name. Hence the blog name - and of course Couture thrown in there for my love of fashion.
One of my favourite music videos
Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck "Heaven Can Wait"
Directed by Keith Schofield
I have finally seen all of Steve McQueen’s directorial feature work. Hunger (2008), Shame (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013).
All three are beautiful, intense, and emotional. They aren’t your typical sit back and enjoy a movie for the sake of entertainment.They will leave a mark. That’s all I’ll say.
Current Wardrobe Inspo. Brought to you by: things I pin on Pinterest.
June 2013 was the last time I posted and that is just SAD. I must thank one of my yoga teachers for over the weekend saying to me, “I saw your blog!”, to which I replied “oh god, I haven’t posted on that in ages”. With those few words, she inspired me to stop neglecting this page, and even deeper than that stop neglecting the creative outlet I so desperately need.
So here I am! I missed you strangers, and mostly I missed having something that is just mine that I enjoy thoroughly.
As we all would assume, and hope, a lot has happened in 10 months - Big things: vacations and new nieces! And small victories: cleaning out my basement so I will stop calling it “The Pit of Despair”, and finding parking spots frequently enough at Whole Foods without committing murder.
First I wanted to post some photos I took on a vacation to Eastern Europe in December. Is there anything more magical than Bavarian Christmas Markets? Not really. Except maybe Michael Fassbender wrapped in a Christmas bow. ANYWAYS, the trip was fantastic - though, eating sausage everyday (SEROIUSLY.EVERY.DAY.) became a bit overwhelming. I think I can now be a really great candidate for a Tums commercial.
Here they are in no particular order, photos from: Budapest, Vienna, St. Wolfgang, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Bavaria, and Munich. 12 cities and 4 countries in 8 days.