PETITE PRINCESSE DE RIEN (Robert)

Lottilou
seeks to be bohemian, ecological, deeply rooted to the human being, to history and to anthropology

Saturday, March 29

Pink Saturday !


Amazing picture of the Lake Hillier, Australia
The pink color of this lake is thought to be the result of a dye created by algae and bacteria in the water. Despite the odd hue, the lake doesn't seem to have any adverse effects on humans or local wildlife.
Have a look the others 33 Unbelievable Places

Sunday, March 23

Happy sunday!!!

Here

It always seems impossible until its done.
Nelson Mandela

Saturday, March 22

Thursday, March 20

Happy, happy SPRING

Here

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." 
Buddha

Wednesday, March 19

Black and white

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"Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives 
of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected." 
Robert Frank

Friday, March 14

So Vintage

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Vintage is the eternal chic ...

I will be off for some days ... I am flying to my Belgium beloved ...
Until I come back I wish you the best

I leave you with this marvelous song

Jean Vallée - La vague

Je suis une vague
Je suis née sur une plage
D'Italie par un beau matin d'été
Mes débuts furent difficiles
Je n'étais pas très docile
J'eus bien du mal à me supporter
Car les enfants en vacances
Dans une belle indifférence
Tous s'éclaboussaient de moi
Et moi petite eau tranquille
Je rêvais de vagues d'île
Je rêvais que j'étais chez moi
Et moi petite eau tranquille
Je rêvais de vagues d'île
Je rêvais que j'étais chez moi


Un beau jour de grand courage
Je suis partie à la nage
Moi qui ne savais pas bien nager
Je suis partie sans bagage
Sauf un petit coquillage
Dont je m'étais prise d'amitié
Mais depuis que j'ai pris le large
Je connais bien d'autres charges
Les grands bateaux viennent m'affronter


Alors moi, je les supporte
Alors moi, je les emporte
Vers un port de Méditerranée
Alors moi, je les supporte
Alors moi, je les emporte
Vers un port de Méditerranée


Je suis une vague
Je suis née sur une plage
D'Italie par un merveilleux matin d'été
Mais aujourd'hui je vivote
Je m'ennuie et je clapote
Les vieux murs d'un quai désaffecté
Ma mère, ma mer, je regrette
Ma petite plage déserte
Où les enfants s'amusaient de moi
Fasse que le vent se lève
Que j'aille mourir sur ma grève
Que je ne connaissais pas
Et si c'est pas la mer à boire
Je voudrais écrire mes mémoires
Dans le sable chaud de l'au-delà...

Wednesday, March 12

Always kiss me goodnight



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"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course." 
Marilyn Monroe





Tuesday, March 11

Inspired by spring

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"Step by step and the thing is done."
 Charles Atlas

Monday, March 10

I am cooking

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"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." 
Wayne Dyer

Le Théatre par Godard

Sunday, March 9

MY TUMBLR

@lottilou

I am so, so happy to introduce you my new page with my very own pictures
Hope you will like !!!!

NOTE: I am preparing pictures for a competition, I will apreciate a lot if you keep telling me wich pictures do you like most ...
THANK YOU SO MUCH

Wednesday, March 5

Ideas for a pretty house


Sun it's finally shining today ...

I guess I am inspired by the smell of spring ... bright colours, plants and flowers everywhere, 
wood, and cristal that reminds me of the sea ...

this house it's just perfect for my today's mood
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. 
Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. 
Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."
Robert H. Schuller

Monday, March 3

Cozy Home


It is so cold outside and I don't feel like moving from home at all ...

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." 
Albert Camus

Sunday, March 2

A wooden table

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A wooden table in your dinning room will be enough to make it simply beautiful and cozy...

... and to set the table you will just need some beige ceramic dishes, nice cups, some silverware 
and linen napkins, it'll be nicer without any tablecloth , in the middle, a small and sweet 
bouquet of field flowers in a small jar ...


And for a cozy sunday in front of the Tv with your beloved blanket I recomend to you
this adorable movie that I've seen yesterday

Saturday, March 1

At Home with Livette la Suissette



Livette la Suissette

Livie Belaz is currently living in Paris, in a beautiful and bright duplex apartment, 
with a prestigious terrace on the roof. Her place is located in a bobo district of Paris, 
popular, but always romantic, a few steps away from the Canal Saint Martin 
(The Canal St-Martin is a 4.5 km long canal that crosses the Xe and XIe districts in Paris). 
Livie talks and shows us in this interview her little nest and her coloring and very personal 
textile creations for home, but also for small and not so small people ...
Text: Lottilou. Pictures: Livie Belaz 
Featured at Flair Fashion and Home Magazine


livette la suissette

Briefly tell us who you are 
I was born in Switzerland. I'm forty years old and I have two adorable children ...
Could you describe your professional career?
Initially I was a pharmacy assistant and then a nurse, but my arrival in Paris changed my professional destiny.
Where do you live? 
Under the roofs of Paris, in the Xe arrondissement.
How did you end up in Paris? 
My boyfriend was living in Paris, we were too tired of station platforms and trains ... and I wanted a change. Everything came together for me to end in the city of lights.
Do you like living in the center?
I am lucky to live in the center and I love it, but I also like to go out to the countryside sometimes, that’s how Paris is livable.

How would you define your interior style?
Cosy, warm, welcoming, eclectic ...
Do you have any favorite item at home? 
I just love my bed so much because it is cosy, relaxing, reassuring ...
What do you like to do when you are home? 
I especially love to laze on my couch with a cup of tea and a good magazine.
When did you start working as a designer? 
I used to make all my friends' babies birth presents, so finally I decided to make something professional out of it. It is in 2007 when I officially create the brand and the company: Livette la Suissette.

Is your atelier at your place? 
Yes for now, but in two months I will be moving my business to another place because I am starting to be too tight in my house.
How would you describe your design creations? 
My creations adapt to everyone, big, small, young, old, ... they are made out of natural materials (cotton, linen), with no ornaments, they are easy to use and to maintain. They are contemporary for their colors and patterns (toile de jouy reinterpreted)
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Daily life inspires me, observing nature and the city. (The first drops of rain on the pavement, frozen crystals on a pole, the reflection of bubbles in the bath, a green gradient forest …)

Apart from textile design, do you have other hobbies or hidden talents?
I make wonderful cakes, pasta gratins, and I can imitate Jane Birkin. 


Do you find a parallel between fashion and decoration? 
Yes, especially for colors. I wish I had time to make more creative creations and Haute Couture decor, using the finest materials ever and inventing incredible pleats
Can you describe a good day's work?
All days are different but they always start at 9am, usually after a coffee with friends. Then I start with fabric inventory and order, creating prototypes, imagining new patterns, customer tracking, testing new products to see if it is achievable within an acceptable cost, some accounting, management monitoring prod ... My working day finishes early, I pick up my daughter at 4pm and then we have a snack togeteher ... nothing in the world would make me miss these small moments …


 


 
How do you like to surround yourself at home?
There would be so many things I would love to be surrounded by ... but what I like most are good smells.
How is the house of your dreams? 
A refurbished pretty old cottage in the middle of pastures in the mountain.
Do you have any favorite perfume? 
I love L'eau de Neroli from Diptyque.
Can you give some addresses in Paris that you find particularly interesting? 
Les petits blablas 7, rue Crussol, to make gifts for children - La tête dans les olives, 2 rue St Marthe, for sicily olive oils - Éphémère fleurs, av. Parmentier, for its beautiful flowers - Il paisano, rue Saint Maur, for burrata and other Italian delicacies - Sésame, Quai Valmy, for bagels - Marie et Louise, rue Marie Louise, for good pizza.

Livie and her design