Rod Ortega, our fairy godfather!

There some people that keep you on your toes with their creativity.

Rod Ortega

Rod Ortega is definitely one of them. He is the fairy godfather of the locks of Blake Lively, Amal Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and many more women.

I love his old school hairstyle vibe he created with twist. I promise myself when I will go to LA, I will go to have my hair being in the hands of this magician.

Now, I’m all excited to see his next creation on the red carpet. He is truly an artist like Leonardo da Vinci.

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

If you don’t believe, please have a look to the pictures below.

 

What I really like with Rod is  that he is a really sweet and humble person. He sends me some nice words of encouragement for my blog.

Usually our hairdresser is like our therapists. You go to talk about your day, maybe gossip a little bit or just having this very easy-going conversation while you get pampered.

Rod give you this vibe of your perfect hairstylist.

He has a close friendship with his leading ladies and some of them has been a long-term friendship that go for two decades like Jennifer Lopez. I really love and admired that trait of character.

You can see his generosity by sharing the step-by-step guide to achieve those same hairstyles you may have seen on some celebrities and public personalities.

Maybe in 2018, Rod will share with us a few tricks.

At the end, Rod Ortega is our tresses godfather.

Can I get a amen?

Amen!

Blake and Rod

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Caroline de Maigret : La plus cool des Parisienne à mes yeux de Montréalaise

Elle est une des icônes de la mode de notre génération. Elle une mélomane incontournable qui adore la musique. Elle est une des femmes les plus cool de cette planète.

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Je vous présente en ce lundi 16 octobre 2017 Caroline de Maigret.

Caroline de Maigret

Pour ceux et celles qui ne la connaisse pas, voici l’occasion de faire sa connaissance et de vous laisser charmer par cette belle parisienne.

Née en 1975 en Neuilly-sur-Seine en France, elle est la fille d’un père politicien et d’une mère championne en natation.

Au cours des années 90, elle a travaillé avec les grands du monde de la photographie tels que Mario Testino et Peter Lindbergh (wow) quand elle résidait à New York. Mais qu’est-ce qui m’a impressionné avec Caroline est une fois de retour à Paris au cours de l’année 2003, elle lance sa boîte de production de musique. Je trouve ça audacieux et vu que j’adore la musique, disons que je la vois comme un modèle à suivre en ce qui concerne poursuivre ses passions et son instinct.

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Durant la même année, elle rencontre Yarold Poupaud et voilà le début d’une belle collaboration professionnelle et personnelle qui dure encore jusqu’à ce jour. Ils sont juste trop beau ensemble.

Caroline a écrit un livre en collaboration avec ses 3 copines qui sont Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan et Sophie Masqui. Ce livre est un ‘’must ‘’ à avoir chères fashionistas et femmes de ce monde. ‘’How To Be Parisian Wherever You are’’ est un incontournable livre à avoir. On parle toujours de ce style parisien, de cette attitude qu’elle semble à avoir cette Parisienne ultra cool. Le livre le décrit très bien, mais c’est bien plus que les tenues à porter.

Caroline

C’est une question d’attitude. En fait, tout est dans l’attitude. J’adore le chapitre sur les Simones , Not a wedding (tellement moi), cool or cold et la liste continue. Je ne peux pas m’en passer de ce livre.

How To Be Parisian

J’ai bien aimé lire un article qui décrit parfaitement Caroline sur le site web du magazine Elle France lors d’une entrevue avec la journaliste Françoise-Marie Santucci. Je vous partage le lien de cette belle entrevue.

http://www.elle.fr/People/La-vie-des-people/Interviews/Caroline-de-Maigret-Parisienne-de-tous-les-pays-2862092

Peut-être qu’un jour, je pourrais parler avec Caroline de musique avec un regard émerveillé sur son rôle en tant que productrice.

Caroline et Chanel

Et entre une conversation sur Les Beatles et Pink Floyd, on pourrait parler de son expérience de travailler avec Testino, Lagerfeld et Marc Jacobs tout en portant mes chaussures Converse et en sirotant un verre de vino.

Je vous laisse sur ce vidéo super géniale de Caroline de Maigret pour la maison Chanel.

Caroline de Maigret and Chanel Derbies

Son côté super cool ne peut pas passer inaperçu. Que nous réservera Caroline durant l’année 2018?

Caroline de M.

D’autres belles surprises!

http://www.cdmdiary.com/en/

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a woman.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are gathered here to witness….

…another act of misogyny in the universe of professional sports.

Cam Newton was so damn stupid with his response to Jourdan Rodrigue’s question. For one day, he beat out Donald Trump for stupidest comment.

Her question was really smart. It was about route running, which is the path a receiver takes before he catches the ball, and the fact that he had made some good adjustments with it. His reaction was just plain stupid. My blood pressure suddenly rose and I started swearing like my Haitian grandmother (RIP Grandma Sue!). Like, what the f….

Cam Newton Jourdan Rodrigue

If it were a man asking, he would have acknowledged him, but since in his language, it was a woman that he referred to as “female” (another thing that made me so mad), he was misogynist and disrespectful.

Cam Newton press conference

For some that didn’t saw the segment, here it is:

I love talking about sports and I love to learn more about them. In order to learn, you must do research and educate yourself. I think this is a good thing for everyone. Jourdan Rodrigue did her research, and you can see that she loves to learn to. If you just listen to some of the questions that journalists ask during a press conference with NFL coaches or players, you feel like it could be as dumb as when a presenter ask to an actress on the red carpet, who are you wearing.

Bill Belichick actually wanted to be asked really smart questions. I’m not a Pats fan at all, but if someone is willing to listen and notice the thought put into the questions we ask, I’m all for it!

Bill Belichick

I’m really surprised at Cam Newton. Especially after only a week earlier, he took a stand for Colin Kaerpernick. Now, he does a 180, and just puts his foot in his mouth.

I applaud Jourdan Rodrigue having done her homework. She is obviously a smart and passionate journalist.

I was never a big fan of Newton because I always felt that he was lacking certain sportsmanship qualities, but now, I just don’t respect him. Superman, yeah right…

Cam Newton

There are many journalists, lawyers, doctors, scientists, mechanics, you name it, that are women and they are facing these situations on a daily basis. Hopefully someday the conversation will change.

We are strong women

It’s 2017 damn it!

Tala is in the house

While visiting Vogue.com last week before I went to dodo land, I just jump into my bed and read a really good article about my girl, the enfant terrible of fashion Tala Alamuddin.

Tala

I was so happy to read about her on Vogue UK and I know she is preparing the launching of her super cool company Totally Tala in 2018 for the european and american customers.

Her bags are so wicked and her earrings are just divine. Yes, I am fan and I love the fact that fringes is to be a center part of her creativity. As a kid, I was always a little bit more bohemian in my look than glamorous. Now, I’m pretty much more a minimalist but I do love to have an accessory that had that little craziness and fun in my outfit.

With Tala’s accessories, you can add that little fun into your outfit too. She is residing in the beautiful Singapour but you can see that she is a globetrotter and that she probably got inspired by the places she has visited around the globe to create beautiful pieces.

Here’s  a picture of one of her bag that I clearly see myself rocking it to go to work or hanging out at a cool Montreal Café in the Plateau.

George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney seen holding hands as they walked their dog on set of Suburbicon in Los Angeles, CA

Don’t worry guys, The Chronicle and Totally Tala will rock your world in 2018. I won’t say more hihi.

In the meantime, if you want to be totally swept away by the talented and fun Mrs.A, check out her Twitter and Instagram account. It’s off the hook and she managed to put a smile upon your face with her uplifting attitude and sense of humor.

She is truly someone we should watch closely in 2018 and I’m very proud of what she have accomplish so far.

Here the link to the Vogue UK article about Tala. It’s a really good read and the pictures are so beautiful and truly shown Tala’s personality.

http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/tala-alamuddin-amal-clooney-fashion-line

The world will be totally hook on Tala!

I promise you that.

https://twitter.com/Totally_TALA

Dear Carolyn

Dear Carolyn,

Carolyn

You captivated my 11 years old mind when I saw this picture while waiting in lign at the grocery store with my sweet mom.

Just chilling

I said to myself she seem like a laid back girl and cool while the rest of the world was wondering who’s that girl. For me, I was just thinking I want to be as laid back and cool as her when I will all grown up.

As the time passed, the world saw you but you didn’t want to be the center of all this attention.

Simplicity

When I was a teenager, I was searching for a role model, a savior, someone to look up to. I was always constantly fighting the perception some people had of me. Maybe it was the case for you during that time too.

While reading What remains from your soul sister Carole, Fairytale interrupted from your alter ego, fiercely and loyal friend RoseMarie and the book JFK Jr, George and Me by your brother from another mother Matt, those books confirm the image I made of you. I had the feeling I gain a friend and your friends clearly love John and you.

You seem to had a wicked sense of humor and you didn’t seem to take yourself too seriously.

Funny faces

You were a lot described as a warm, passionate, kind, affectionate, badass, funny as hell, fierceless and unstoppable loyal friend. Long hours of girl talks, being there for Carole while Anthony was having a surgery, encouraging Matt and eating his bag of chips (a girl got to eat chips amen) and many more.

Years as passed by since you were gone with your love. Some people may wonder what if but I tell myself your family and friends had the chance to known a very special person in you. They will always  cherish the beautiful laughter, some tears and a lot of joy both of you brought to them.

Happy moments

Thank you Carolyn and thank you John.

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P.S. When we will meet, I will tell you all about The Chronicle and some funny stories that you wouldnt believe that happen in the twenty first century.

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Poster of a girl

Don’t be surprise if you will read a lot of Chronicle this weekend.

You will hear an amazing interview with the great Denis Laramée. He is a visual artist with a amazing career and a wonderful storyteller.

On découvre et on discute

I will talk about the most exiting weekend of the year in Sports Entertainmemt. Wrestlemania baby! I’m thinking of doing a live chat.

Wrestlemania

Today, music will be my topic. I’m actually listening to one of my favorite album. Live it out from one of my favorite Canuks band Metric.

Metric

Poster of a girl is a classic. Emily Haines sing in English but talk in French. The song have this Blondie vibes with a millenium twist.

Blondie

Here the link to their website:

Metric website

Music is my savior, my confort blanket and my soul. On this not so easy time , it did save my soul more than once.

But let’s be optimistic in this not so optimistic world right.

It’s Friday. Let’s do our happy dance. In my head, I’m doing an happy dance by listening to Monster Hospital by Metric. I fought the war, I fought the war  but the war won. Amazing lyrics!

Here a little montage video I did. Nothing fancy.

I fought the war, I fought the war but the war won. Stop for the love of God.

Rock sister

 

Walking on the wild side

This week will be wild in the city of a thousand church bells.

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Again, it is fucking cold this morning. Yes, I sometime use this not so nice word but who said I was perfect.

Tomorrow with my girl Caitlin, the big storm won’t stop us meeting this super talented artist Paul Beaubrun. I can’t wait and I’m super nervous but in a good way.

Paul in his element

Actually on my ride to the train station to my other life in the academia (I’m a Cameleon), I’m listening to one of my favorite rock chickas and she does kick asses with her powerful guitar rifts, her lyrics and her soulful voice.

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The name of the album is Lost Soul and her name is Anik Jean. I have the feeling with this album hearing a female version of my man David Bowie. But in the song No More Time, the song like a song that Radiohead could been playing. This girl is so versatile and I like it.

Here the link to her website:

Anik Jean Website

Ok I can hear you again guys saying every week she have to mention David Bowie. The answer is: YES!

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I’m having a little haha imaginary moment. Can you imagine this band just for one show omg I have to share it with you.

Anik Jean, Melissa Auf Der Mar, Emily Haines holy macaroni. I have my little concert in my mind right now.

This week you will have a snowstorm of Chronicle.

Enjoy your week my peeps!

Peace