Sunrise and Layovers in Paris

I had a bit of time during my layover in Charles de Gaulle (Parisian airport). Though I’ve been here many times, I don’t think I ever liked it as much as this time. The sunrise, paired with the window wall illuminated the waiting area, and let me tell you, it got hot. I took off my jacket and cardigan, and decided to walk around, wearing a black tank top, leggings, and Clark’s. In Canada, wearing leggings and a tank top is a norm, but it was interesting to see the looks I was getting from local Parisians. As I learned from my visit last year, ladies like to cover their hips, especially if they’re wearing leggings.
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Paris definitely deserves the title as one of the fashion capitals, because all the ladies are able to compliment their body types, cover their bums, and do it stylishly.
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Long shirts and cardigans did the trick, while also colour blocking and layering. Well done my Parisian ladies, well done indeed.
x, mother niche
Street Style in Paris

Oasis pocket jacket
$100 – oasis-stores.com

Jean shorts
$28 – ringsandtings.com

Office ankle boots
$130 – office.co.uk

Madewell
madewell.com

Circle scarf
modcloth.com

Foxy Originals – Giveaway!

That’s right, a giveaway!

I fell in love with Foxy Originals pieces and wanted to share the love. What’s the item? My favourite Dylan Bracelet in Gold with Coral and White – perfect colours for this summer’s trends.

What’s required? Read below

1) Like Foxy Originals page on Facebook to keep up to date with all of their fantastic pieces – https://www.facebook.com/foxyoriginalsfanpage?ref=ts&fref=ts

2) Share this post on Facebook to let your friends/family in on the giveaway too!

3) Like this post! If you comment with your favourite item from Foxy’s website, you’ll get double entry. http://www.foxyoriginals.com/

Also – Foxy Originals ships worldwide so don’t fret if you’re not from my area. Everyone has a chance to get in on this hot prize!

Use the coupon code FOXYANIA15 to get 15% off your purchases on all Foxy Originals jewelry!

http://www.foxyoriginals.com/

MN-Bracelet

Photos by Neda, 

 

x, mother niche

 

Summer Fresh – Inspo Tuesday

 

Feeling so inspired by this photo to go and enjoy the beauty of nature. I’m ready to let my freckles come out and get my skin all bronzed up!

x, mother niche

summer fresh

New Child Model Law Restrictions

It’s so encouraging to see changes being made in the industry.

A big mistake I encountered many times was the deceptive reality of modeling. Of course any fourteen year old girl would watch Fashion Television and dream to be one of the tall, beautiful, and let’s not forget, skinny ladies walking the runway. And from that perspective the industry is unique and elite. But from the inside, it’s a complete 180.

Let me begin with saying that as a model, you are not on top. It’s a misconception made by almost everyone, even the models themselves. You may think sitting in the chair getting your makeup and hair done, then posing in front of the photographer is glamourous, but the reality is that you are making someone else’s vision a reality. You are there to make your agent happy, since, after all, you are giving a portion of your income to them. The more you make, the more effort they put into putting you out there.

Clients are the worst. You come in to a casting, with the occasional hello and the vey rare smile from your greeter, all the while, your grin is from ear to ear and the fake laugh leaves your mouth and every other thing they say. Talk about making them happy. Also, all of the time you put into making yourself look like a natural beauty is put to waste, because in the recent image of models, your body is all that matters. Let’s revise – you “watch your weight” for your agent and client in order to get more jobs, when in reality you are seriously hurting yourself.

Now, on the actual shoot day, you probably won’t eat breakfast, as even a little bump in your tummy is calling for an hour of photoshop. As well, the photographer has a psychological authority over the model – unless you bear the name Coco Rocha, a photographer’s instructions are to be taken seriously. And their placement of your leg or arm? That’s up to the model to decide what just happened there.

Model’s don’t make the big bucks either. Even if you are booking jobs daily, you are lucky if you meet the average income for families. This is with long days of work and minimal days off. Oh, and pay checks take on average two months to come in, so tell all of those bills that are calling your name nonstop that you’re putting them on hold. Good luck.

There is so much more misconception to what models deal with mentally and physically, but after reading the article below, it’s encouraging to see a positive change. The old skinny is changing with this new law, and from what I’ve come to notice, is it is changing towards a better healthy. Hallelujah.

I love the way Sarah Ziff explains that unfortunately, young girls would do anything to have a chance at success, especially as a model. I can easily testify to that statement and am afraid that most girls, if not all, find themselves in a similar predicament. With this new law, I’m hoping that young girls see past the minimal positives, and focus on the drastic negatives before delving into this dangerous and foreign world.

x, mother niche

Article >

http://www.buzzfeed.com/amyodell/proposed-child-model-law-stands-to-have-dramatic-impact-on-t

Bringing Sexy Back…Lol Jk, Where’s My Tan Though?

Hello my wonderful readers!

Not exactly sure if I should start with an apology or go straight into my alibi as to why I have been MIA….

Long story short, I’m in my senior year, and it’s crunch time so you can imagine that I’m drowning in papers and studying. Also, my parents decided it was a good time for a vacation…IN THE MIDDLE OF MY SEMESTER!

Not that I’m complaining or anything. I have A TON of photos to post, styles and trends to write about, and just to make you all heinously jealous of course.

Where did I go you ask? Spain. Yes, Spain. Wonderful, beautiful, historical, majestic, and captivating Spain….Ok, where’s my tan though?

Word of advice – go to Spain after the first of May at least. It was so cold there, I hardly got any colour. At one point it was 4 degrees celsius…in Madrid. No joke.

However, I made the best of it, got a lot of photos, and can’t wait to post those. Also, look out for my Spanish Haul post – lots of cute stuff to show y’all

Hope the weather is treating you well lovelies

x, mother niche

Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena, Spain