Sunday, 5 April 2015


Hello all,

You might have wondered where I have been and what I have been up to. I havent blogged for a very long time now, but that is because, I have been through a lot of changes in the past year.
Moving countries, changing jobs, getting engaged, getting married, I have done it all in the past year.
These have been life changing experiences for me and so I thought it would be great if I started a new blog.

I want this blog to be about everything I love, and that catches my fancy; fmakeup, fashion, travel, photography, food. Hence the name Mademoiselle meets Maquillage and Macaroons as it covers everything from makeup to macaroons.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!
Here is a link to my new blog, it would mean a lot if you gave it a little read and added it to your favourites!
D xx

Friday, 22 November 2013

Metallic shimmers

It is getting really cold now and this usually means its time to wrap up! But before I wrap myself in coats and hide my legs in tights, I wanted to wear autumn trends to my hearts content! Autumn catwalks were full of colours and trends that I love and adore.

One of my favourite trend for this was the metallics. Clothes, makeup, shoes, bags, anything with metallics is in this season.

Personally, I love anything gold, silver or glittering and hence when I saw this trend on the catwalks, I was really pleased. I was sure I could find something in my existing wardrobe that had some metallic element to it and voila! 

I found a few pieces in my wardrobe that I absolutely love and when  put them together, they looked like a completed outfit rather than bits and pieces with metallics put together.

The blazer is from H&M. I got it last autumn and have worn it a lot since then! The brown and gold tweed-ish detailing instantly makes any outfit dressier. I will add however, that you have to be very careful with this blazer as it is fairly delicate. The detailing is almost like the brick wall in the background and makes it me often think of it as the brick blazer.

The skirt is from Zara and I love it. I bought this last autumn as well and it was a very popular design then. I have seen at least four women in my office wear the same skirt. We often joke that it's the office uniform. 

The truth however is, it is one of those easy, lazy skirts. You don't have to put a lot of effort in putting an outfit together with a skirt like this. It  makes it easy to transform the outfit from day to night, where you can wear it to work during the day and then wear it for some after work cocktails as well. Also, its a great piece transitional piece between summer and autumn. 

Finally, the shoes are from New Look and look a lot more fancier than they are. I love the design and was looking for something like this for a really long time. They are quite high and are fairly comfortable. It does take some time to get used to them though as they don't have a platform heel.

All I'm glad autumn is full of colour this year even if its gold! Who wants to wear boring muted colours when you can wear something that makes you feel so festive.

Blazer: H&M
Top: Promod
Skirt: Zara
Shoes: New Look

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

50 shades of Blue

Before I moved to the UK, I had heard that people here always talk about the weather. However, I never quite understood how an entire nation could be fascinated/ obsessed with the weather, enough for them to talk about it everyday, sometimes even with complete strangers. I understood this strange phenomenon only after I moved here.

The weather in the UK is so mercurial that it changes every 10 minutes. People cant help but talk about it because it is like news, it keeps changing! I also learnt that it is also very deceiving sometimes. I wore this blue skirt and blazer on Sunday morning as it looked bright and sunny when I looked out of the window before leaving home. It was only when I left the house I realised how cold it really was.

I feel like the skirt is the highlight of the outfit. It is from H&M and has an odd sort of abstract, geometric design on it. However, my favourite part of this skirt is the million shades of blue in it. The blue and white combination by default makes the skirt summery.

I got this blazer from Zara last year. It has the most comfortable fit and best of all has perfect length of sleeves. I am quite fussy about the sleeve lengths and usually dislike jackets the cover my wrists. This blazer however is just the right length. I was glad I wore it as it was really cold and I wouldn't have lasted 10 minutes without it.

In addition to being a very cold day, Sunday was also very windy; as a result, my hair were out of control. The proof is in the picture above. There is no excuse for it, but it happened, my hair wouldn't stay in a ponytail and there was nothing I could do about it!

I wore blue and white plimsolls with the outfit as I was in a mood for being very matchy-matchy. They also made the outfit very casual. Sometimes shoes can entirely change an outfit. I have worn this outfit to work with nude patent shoes and it looks entirely different.

Although this outfit is quite summery I have a feeling I'll be wearing it a lot in the winter too. I think its my way of rebelling against the weather. There, I mentioned weather again if any of you were wondering if living in England turned me into a weather obsessed person as well. Take a wild guess!

Blazer: Zara
Skirt: H&M
Top: Promod
Shoes: New Look

Monday, 9 September 2013

Greek Chic

It is safe to say now that summer has officially ended. This summer I tried to wear my maxi dresses to their fullest. After all, I hadn't seen such glorious weather for ages and was also quite sure that the weekend that just went would be the last bit of sun we would be getting for a while. As a result, I wore the maxi dress I was saving all summer on Saturday. 

This beautiful black maxi dress/gown was a new addition to my wardrobe in July. When I bought it, I thought I'd wear it for a special occasion. However, after 2 months of not find a good enough occasion to wear it, I decided to make it casual and wear it to meet a friend for coffee.

The dress has a rushed detailing that makes it very Grecian looking. It is probably what makes it sort of dressy looking. It drapes beautifully and can look very flattering.

Here is my attempt to wearing a black gown/maxi casual. I added the ultimate casual piece I believe every girl must own; a denim jacket. It instantly makes anything casual. As the weather was windy, I was glad I had the jacket on me.

In a further attempt to make this outfit casual, I added this green satchel. I got it in the sale last month. I think it is very versatile as it looks good with a lot of outfits.

I accessorised the look with my infinity ring and the green agate ring I got from Istanbul. I kept the accessories simple as the green bag is quite a statement piece.

I saw this Real Greek placard next to the cafe we were in and it almost seemed apt to add this picture to this post.

It was fun to have a relatively dressed up coffee. Now that it's officially autumn, I'm sad that I wont get to wear this dress for a while, but then there is always hope for an Indian summer.

Dress: H&M
Jacket: H&M
Satchel: Zara
Sandals: River Island
Infinity Ring: Etsy (link)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Precious Jewels

One of the most exciting things about a holiday is holiday shopping. I usually try and dedicate a whole day in my itinerary for shopping. I know this might sound crazy to some people, but it probably stems from my family holidays when I was younger. I have vivid, fond memories of my mum and I going to all pretty boutiques for a good bargain. We almost made it a sort of holiday ritual, to find something special from every place we visited. 

Now, all those years after, I only wish I could go on those random bargain hunts in exotic places with my mother. Whenever I travel alone or with friends, I make it a point to drag them along (even if they don't want to go) to a flee market or independent boutiques.

I managed to get a few gems back from my holiday in Istanbul. 

I am a big fan of dainty jewelry and this bracelet was a gift from my friend. It is meant to be the ever-seeing eye that wards off all evil. I personally don't believe in any of that, but I did think it looked really pretty. We got it from the Grand Bazaar for 10 Turkish Liras after haggling to our hearts' content.

I also got this gorgeous black and green mesh bracelet from a street stall for 5 Turkish Liras.  It looks beautiful when it catches any light and the green beads glisten.

Although I did not technically buy this beautiful gold beaded bracelet in Istanbul, it arrived on the day I was leaving for Istanbul and I wore it throughout my holiday, hence I have included it in this post. It has a colourful tassel that makes it the perfect summer accessory.

Also, in the technical purchase category is this beautiful infinity ring that arrived a day before I left for holiday. I took this along with me too and have been wearing it non-stop since.

My favourite purchases however were these two cocktail rings.

I have very thin fingers and as a result finding a ring that fits me is usually a task.

I found a little boutique that sold silver jewelry and scarves, a combination that was too tempting to resist and hence walked in. Little did I know that I would be walking out with these beautiful rings.

The green agate ring has a very ornate setting while the black onyx ring has an exquisite and detailed setting with rhinestones around it.

I didn't get much from my holiday in Istanbul, but I went down the route of the fewer but better and I think it worked!

Gold Bracelet: Some place Beautiful (link)
Infinity Ring: Etsy (link)

Sunday, 25 August 2013

She looks like a tourist

The day before we left Istanbul, we visited the Topkapi palace and I dressed absolutely like a tourist. This means I combined most things people carry for an entire holiday in one outfit.

Straw hat, check.
Hi-low maxi dress, check.
sandals, check.
Sunglasses, check.

It was a very warm day and I was glad that I wore this high-low summery maxi dress.  I wore the scarf to add a dash of colour to the cream coloured dress. 

I was also greatful to be wearing a hat as it was really hot and and the sun was really direct. 

The palace looked absolutely glorious and the interiors were beautiful.

The stained glasses in the queen's room brought the most beautiful blend of colours and light in the room. 

The intricate detail in the pattern on the walls was mesmersing as well.

I did a little tourist like posing, and throughly enjoyed it!

Even through the window grill, the city outside looked beautiful.

Even through the window grill, the city outside looked beautiful.

The Bosphorus although calm, made big ferry boats look like tiny fishing boats.

After a lot of walking through the palace, we had lunch at Konyali Restaurant at the palace and had the best view of the Bosphorus.

I'm glad we visited the palace on the last day, because you know what they say, save the best for last!

Sunglasses: Michael Kors similar here
Hat: H&M
Satchel: Urban Outfitters
Dress: Primark
Scarf: Primark
Gold Bracelet: Some Place Beautiful (link)

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Grey Jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is one of my favourite pieces of clothing to have. It is very versatile and if worn correctly can be the ultimate comfy-chic outfit.

I took this grey one with me to Istanbul on holiday. There were a number reasons why I took this jumpsuit with me.

1. Jumpsuit =comfort
2. trouser= covered legs = no restriction to enter any mosque/ museum
3. Jersey material= light weight= very comfortable

I could go on like this but you get the picture!

There were a number reasons why I took this jumpsuit with me.

1. Jumpsuit =comfort
2. trousers= covered legs = no restriction to enter any mosque/ meseum
3. Jersey material= light weight= very comfortable, perfect for a hot weather

I could go on listing justifications for taking it along, the truth is I could think of nothing better to pack for a holiday than a jumpsuit.

I have always been a fan of the colour grey and half of the clothes I own are probably grey. However this is quite a unique shade of grey to my collection of grey clothes. The tar grey colour of the jumpsuit makes it really easy to pair it not only with jackets, blazers and scarves but also with accessories.

I had only taken two scarves with me in a (failed) attempt to pack light and ended up wearing this black floral scarf from H&M on most days.

My personal opinion is that the best place to see a city is walking through its by-lanes and that is exactly what we did. Unfortunately that also meant that I jumped at every opportunity I had to rest on a bench, as below!

Being a tired tourist is never fun, but the satisfaction of being able to see the city in a different light made it worth it!