Cannes Lions 2015

Hello !

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So last week were The Cannes Lions in France. For those of you who may not be familiar with these yet, it is the festival where talented creative souls are awarded for some of the best business and marketing ideas you’ve ever seen.

It is basically the Cannes Festival we all know that recompensates movies, except here it focuses on marketing genius and entrepreneurs who were interviewed and talked over last week sharing their amazing vision.

To give you some examples, last year they awarded the 24h video of Happy by Pharrell Williams for their Cyber Category and Sweetie, the young (robot) girl from the Philippines that aimed to find potential pedophiles. That was an incredible initiative.

I wasn’t actually very familiar with this event before this year. I had the opportunity of reading about it this month and though the concept was fantastic and I knew it was going to blow my mind. I mean come on, some of the best creative minds of business concentrated in one event?! Of course I was going to love it.

I didn’t follow the show day by day but spent sometime this weekend on the website to see the different talents that were awarded. OH MY, some of those marketing campaigns were in fact so beautiful and some business ideas amazed so so much.

One that particularly stroke me was What 3 Words. This new concept aims to address the whole world in different combinations of 3 words. They took the globe and divided it in a bunch of 3m² squares – each one having its own combo of words.
In fact they realized some addresses were too confusing (for example different entrances in buildings) and in other case there were just no address at all. We can think about parks, mountains, beach, huge space where people would like to meet. But even more interesting and important is to locate many people in the world who need help and assistance – that is provided with high difficulty because it is so hard to locate them.

Here is a video of this project that I think is truly amazing. Congrats!

I highly recommend you to check out the winners from the previous years, every work is just a wonderful piece of art.

This post was a bit deeper, but I quite enjoy this business side so let me know if this is something you would like to see more!

Cheers,

p&f new

Amazing Discoveries #FOOD

Hello everyone!

Yesterday I stumbled upon this amazing video with some great tips for food photography. I loved the fact that it really got into details explaining the different options of a DSLR (I have very few knowledge about that) but also the best tips for pictures taken with phones!

But the best part was definitely the fact that I got introduced to Top With Cinnamon – an amzing food blog that I am sure many of you know already. Izy Hossack seems so nice and down to Earth and she is truly talented.

I highly recommend you to stop over her blog if you’ve never been there and to take a look at this amazing promotion video for her recent book (how cool is that?).

Congrats Izy and a very happy weekend to you all!

Cheers,

p&f new

Loving on Instagram #4

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Long time since my last Insta faves post. So here you go! Hope you enjoy ;)

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Wish you an amazing week ahead :)

Cheers,

p&f new

This is our time.

Hello gorgeous reader,

This is March and I am back. As you may have read on Instagram or even on my previous posts, the month of February was very busy and quite stressful for me, hence the lack of posting.

I am truly sorry and I really want to make this month and the upcoming ones, different!

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For today’s post, I wanted to let you know about one of my last personnal projects.

You know how sometimes you and your best friends talk and are like “Yea, yea someday we will be like this top model, dressing like this and that.” “I know, I love this hair, one day mine will look just like that.”

Well. STOP.

NOW IS THE TIME.

YOLO people (sorry but YOLO never gets old to me)

These are the glorious years. No matter how old you are, I really think you should picture your better self and do everything you can to get close to it.

And as everybody knows, it is useless to just picture a goal and say that you want to achieve it. You should create your own baby steps in order to do so. So that’s what I decided to do and picture things that I want to do, and ways I want to change until I am 23 and until I am 25.

As some of these projects are quite personnal, I won’t share them all here which I’m sure you understand. However, yesterday my good friend sent me this link. We’ve gotta love Thought Catalog. <3

From that list, this is what applies to me the most:

6. A good idea of what she needs in a romantic relationship, not just what she wants, or what she thinks she needs, and the willingness to explore different people and other ideas to find what exactly that is.

7. A closet of what she considers to be her “staples,” and among these things, something to wear to an interview, funeral, wedding, impromptu Friday night drink at a casual bar and dream date if ever someone were to call out of the blue.

10. A favorite coffee order, go-to restaurant for when friends visit from out of town, hairstyle that takes less than five minutes in the morning, “thank you” cards in her desk drawer, the print copy of her favorite book, and bedding that she is proud to show off.

11. A hobby that has nothing to do with drinking, shopping or somebody else.

12. The recipes for a number of easy meals memorized.

13. The desire and discipline to actually cook for herself. (Just herself.)

What about you? Which would be your one-year goals and 3-year goals?

Cheers,

Preppy Funny

GUESS WHO HAD A BABY?!

Not me (yet)! Ahh – come one, did I fool you? haha

That could have explaines my complete absence from the blogosphere (and the whole internet – truly sorry about that) but as you may know already I started a new job and this first month has been particularly intense. I will be back on track on March I promise. Until then I will try to post as much as I can on FB – where I usually share my favorite finds of the internet.

– But back to this actual post –

LACOSTE & JCREW HAD A BABY

Two of my absolute favorite brands collaborated and launched their collection online yesterday!

I only saw that news yesterday while scrolling down on my instagram and was so so happy.

Both prep’ giants worked on a polo collection that is described perfectly in the The Fashion Spot.

The shirts are an updated throwback, inspired by the 1983 version of Lacoste’s alligator logo, rendered in blue as opposed to the green we’re used to seeing. – WWD

Available in three colorways, J.Crew switched it up with an archive style straight from 1983 that swaps out the traditional green crocodile for a blue one that’s detailed with a Lacoste cursive font inside the logo. The shirt’s fit has also been updated with a slimmer cut and features notched tennis tails. – Acquiremag.com

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This is such an amazing idea – these are both great brands and I personally think that Jcrew has been doing an amazing job in teaming up with some great other leaders in an important range or market. Well done you two!

PicMonkey CollageCheers,

p&f new

POWER PLAYLIST

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Dear All,

As you may remember from my previous post, I recently started an internship (hence the lack of posting – which I’m really sorry about and will try my best to change).

I really enjoy what I am currently doing but as it always happens, as much as you love what you are doing, somedays are just NO-days. You’re tired, something went wrong etc.

I have many little SOS things to do in case the day fails (which I could write about, let me knwo if that is something you would like to read about) and one of them is really listening to music and to the one kind that gives me some energy and strength thansk to its beat or lyrics.

Here are some of the songs that I have been listening essentially last month and that were exactly what I needed for some extra energy.

1. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

2. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars 

3. Inner Ninja – Classified 

4. Tough Love – Christina Aguilera

5. What Makes a Good Man – The Heavy

6. Shape the World – Tim McNorris

7. Back in the Days – Splendid

What do you think?

I hope you are all doing well and that this playlist will inspire you ;)

Cheers,

p&f new

MISS/LOVE/EXCITED #2

HELLO Ladies & Gents!

For the ones who have been following me for a while you might remember my first Miss/Love/Excited post. If not click here.

This was meant to be a series. I know, I know. Words.

HOWEVER, I aim to bring the series back – so here it is!

MISS

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I miss going to many fashion/design events as I used to do back in September. I gave priority to my other activities this winter and mainly university. I hope I will have the opportunity to go back to these events soon.

Those of you who live/know Paris, are you aware of some nice upcoming activities?

Want to read about my previous event experiences?
Vogue Fashion Night Out Paris 2014
Paris Design Week 2014
McGregor Afterwork Party – Women Collection Launch in Paris 2014 

LOVE

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Many many many of you may know this by now. I got some Stan Smith sneakers for my birthday back in October and I have been absolutely loving them. They are super comfortable, go with everything and they always give a casual touch yet sophisticated thanks to the Midas touch (got it? Gold ;) – so P&F). Follow me around and see more snaps of my own Stan Smith here!
#MYBAES

EXCITED

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& Finally – I am super excited about my internship starting next week.
Obviously a bit nervous but very enthuisiastic. As always – you know the deal.

I hope you like it. I think this series is a great way to share things with you and also exchange as I would love to know what you guys are missing/loving/and most excited for at the moment. :)

Let me know!

I hope you all had a great week and I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

#worldpeace

Cheers,

p&f new