leather jacket

DIY Rope Necklace

Welcome Monday!  After scouting these two multicolored ropes at the euro store, I snagged them up and made a necklace that has found a home paired up with my leather jacket.

Supplies: Rope (two different colors), Scissors, pliers, super glue, cord caps, lobster clasp and chain

Steps after the break…

1. Cut four pieces of rope, each a yard long, then trim the ends so the rope pieces line up evenly.

2. Put super glue into the cord cap end

3. Then put your rope ends into the cap, add more glue around the outside the make sure they stay in the cord cap.

4. Now braid! I doubled up the rope on one strand of the braid to make the necklace thicker. When you braid to your desired length, cut the ends and glue on the other cord cap

5. Finish off the ends by cutting 2 pieces of rope a couple inches long, then wrap twice right below the cap.

6. Glue the rope ends to the necklace.

7. Add the lobster clasp and chain with your pliers.

Women Basics: The leather jacket

My beloved friends, a leather moto jacket is a great investment for your wardrobe. With timeless appeal and endless versatility, it’s sure to be a go-to fave for ages. A soft leather jacket is a great piece to throw on in almost every season.

For chilly evenings, pair your jacket with a flowing, printed dress. This adds a hint of masculinity to a sweet, feminine outfit. During the cold season, it’s about layering! Wearing your jacket over a button-down and sweater combo toughens up a crisp fall look.

Francesca Bracchi – Fashion Madness

Spotted in the street | Le Café de la Paix & Opéra Garnier Paris

Close to the Opéra Gar­nier, you can rest and dine at Paris’s own Le Café de La Paix, an ins­ti­tu­tion in itself for more than a cen­tury and a half — clas­sic, chic and aut­hen­tic. Inau­gu­ra­ted in 1862 by the Empress Euge­nie, this place was res­to­red in 2002. I invite you to read more about its heri­tage on their web­site!
Fas­hion and gas­tro­nomy have a date at the Café de la Paix!
In the past few years, you may have tas­ted the fas­hion pas­tries from Agatha Ruiz de la prada, Chan­tal Tho­mass, Agnès B, Elie Saab, Franck Sor­bier, Bar­bara Bui, Paco Rabanne, Gas­pard Yur­kie­vich, Zuhair Murad etc.

Parisian-chic out­fit: black leat­her jacket and tee, skinny jeans & mili­tary boots

Bowling hand­bag: Fred Perry