Le Episode of the Madeleine

photoI’ve become obsessed with Marcel Proust and Le episode of the Madeleine.

So much so that I ordered a Madeleine tin and made sure I was fully stocked with the ingredients to make a batch of my own.

Why? Because I enjoyed that chapter immensely and identified with him for the first time since beginning the book.  I had to get past page 15 to finally get into the story.

I missed buying these little beauties yesterday, which would have been fitting with it being Bastille Day, but better late than never.

I consider myself to be a literary snob, I am drawn to the classics and sometimes feel like I have been living under a rock when I discover a new book that has developed a cult following among my peers.

I’ve known of Marcel Proust, just never bothered to read his Remembrance of Things Past until Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea was reading The Captive.

She inspired me and now finally after having all 7 volumes in my possession am I starting to understand why Proust is hailed one of the greats of the literary world.

Enjoy Sofia’s Video for Lifestylemirror.com

So, what are you guys reading?


What I’m Lusting After Now

Chance BoatNeck Tee $68
Chance BoatNeck Tee $68

What would life be like if we didn’t wake up wanting something, even if it was a new bracelet, top or handbag?

Aurelie Bidermann Do Brasil Bracelet
Aurelie Bidermann Do Brasil Bracelet

I have a few things on my wish list, every so often I make one, and eventually get everything on the list.  These are a few items that I can totally use on a daily basis.

K. Jacques
K. Jacques

I can wear the red/white striped Tee by Chance as a layering piece under my little black jackets and eventually alone as I lose more weight.

The K. Jacques sandals I can wear with my Mexican Pheasant blouses and boyfriend jeans.  Although I don’t wear yellow-gold jewelry, I love Aurelie Bidermann, I love everything she designs, it’s all so bohemian Chic.

CHUFY Rose Earrings  Underoursky.com $220
CHUFY Rose Earrings
Underoursky.com $220

Another item that I would love, are these adorable earrings by Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea, why? Because I love everything about her, she has such style.

So, what’s on your wish list?

A Lip Product to Consider: Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment

Courtesy of Sephora
Courtesy of Sephora

I finally received every volume of Marcel Proust’s The Captive and The Little Prince Moleskin Diary – let’s just say I am a huge admirer of Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea – I want whatever she’s having period.

Always being on the lookout for a new lip treatment, I’m going to pickup Clinique’s Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment, because let’s face it, Sofia looks amazing.

$27 @Sephora.com






City Girl in Red Lipstick – New York, Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea, Artistic Director

Photo Courtesy of Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea
Photo Courtesy of Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea

Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea isn’t just chic because she knows how to wear a great red, but because she’s not afraid to mix elements of textures, fabrics and cultures into her everyday attire.

Recently I watched her Video on LifeStyleMirror and became an instant admirer, so much that I  ordered The Captive by Proust.

via Chanel.com
via Chanel.com

Having the opportunity to ask her which is her favorite shade of crimson she graciously replied “Coromandel by Chanel”.

When wearing Red Lipstick Sofia say’s “A lipstick touch-up every couple of hours will make you look polished all the way through a long night!”

For culturally inspired fashion pieces visit Sofia @UnderOurSky.com

Here’s to Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea!

New Favorite “iT” Girl – Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea

via Google Images
via Google Images & Vogue.com

Although I know Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea has been in the fashion/beauty industry for years, I admit it sometimes takes me awhile to catchup. I say better late than never.  I love her style, totally chic and she’s a girl after my own heart, she looks stunning with-or-without red.

Here’s to Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea!

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Because of her adorable video on LifestyleMirror I am going to read The Captive by Marcel Proust.

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