Month: July 2011

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Do you remember last time I was in France, I drove my mum’s car into a wall…Well on Wednesday, my mum took her car to the Renault concession to get it inspected by the insurers… Wednesday: 8.30amConversation between Mila and my Dad… Mila: “Papie..I’m going to tell you a very funny story….I watched Harry Potter last night and I’m VE-RY tired…You woke me up VE-RY early this morning!….I didn’t have breakfast….!And NOW we have to go to Le Garage….”She has a dry sense of humour which makes me laugh :-) Anyway…while I’m away, Sophie will be working on our fantastically beautiful catalogue and we are after a few very nice images of Paris and London so if you would like your photos to be featured, please email Sophie(at)bodieandfou(dot)com. Unfortunately we will not be able to pay for the photos but we will be happy to credit you. (C) Wallpaper vortex Vous vous souvenez la derniere fois que j’etais en France, j’ai reussi a defonce un mur avec la voiture de ma mere…Et bien mercredi, ma …

I love this…

This is my new toy…the plattan headphones by Scandinavian Headphones Heroes: Urbanears. I took the black plattan headphones and white one to France a few weeks ago for the photoshoot of our new catalogue and went running with them 3 times…What can I say…I love them!The little headphones I had with my i-Phone kept falling off my ears and were driving me crazy but these…they just stay nicely on my head during 8K and being able to run with loud music and no disruption has made my runs a lot more enjoyable!Now may I shyly say that the photos below were taken by my brother and styled by me…. C’est mon nouveau joujou…le casque audio Plattan par les dieux des casques audio en Scandinavie: Urbanears. J’avais emmene le casque audio plattan en noir et le blanc en France il y a quelques semaines pour le photoshoot de notre nouveau catalogue et j’ai couru avec 3 fois…Qu’est ce que je peux dire…J’en suis dingue! Le petit casque audio que j’avais avec mon i-Phone n’arretait pas de …

Gold beauty

I needed cheering up this morning and I also needed a dress for several meetings Sophie & will be having with Living Etc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home etc tomorrow…and I found this gorgeous dress from Zara!Do you think I can rock the gold look for day meetings?I’m thinking flat ballerinas or these pair of cream heels I got from Initial Fashion in Hong Kong to bring a summer vibe and a little Clare Vivier oversize clutch bag to carry the Ipad… Update:So in the end, I wore the dress for our meetings with the shoes above and gosh didn’t I love it! I’m taking this little gold number to France next week… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

La Famille…c’est important/The Huffington Post

At the end of June, I mentioned that The Huffington Post has contacted me to write a column on their UK Edition. So this is it! Something close to my heart…. My column is called “La Famille…c’est Important” and my first interview is with the talented and Award-winning Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen, who I can’t thank enough for sharing family photos with us.Thanks again Kelly! You can see more pics from Kelly Hoppen’s family photo album here http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

I love this…

While doing some research for our next lifestyle shot for our mail order catalogue, I came across this gorgeous display of plates.The Rob Ryan Four Season plates would look amazing mixed with vintage ones and plain ones from Muji or The White Company. Via Living Etc http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Gorgeous plaits

First day preparing photoshoot…exhausting & exciting! You can see behind-the-scenes images here and there, you can shop the BODIE and FOU Summer sale and save up to 50% on your favourite designs. To Mila who has been playing up a tree for the past hour ….Me: “Why don’t you go and have a bath, you’re really dirty!”Mila: If you tell me that one MORE TIME, I’m gonna water gun you!!”Me: “…”So off we went, had a bath then looked at plaits online…At first, she said she wanted this. I burst out laughing when she told me she was joking and she settled for this. My favourites… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Inspiring day…

A little nap after lunch, time at the beach and an ice-cream to finish what was a nice day… Une petite sieste apres le dejeuner, quelques heures a la plage et une glace pour finir une belle journee… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

My home in London {The pallet table}

I don’t know if you can see how the lounge was from this photoshoot with Editions Paumes for their book London Family Style (or from there)… At the time, we had recently moved in and hadn’t done anything to the house. It was far from what I wanted our home to look like for the photoshoot but when Paumes ask if you would like to be featured in their book, you just go with it! Back then, the lounge was painted in magnolia, the windows had big, heavy curtains to prevent drafts, the floorboards looked dull and the shelves across the fireplace made the room small and cluttered.So here is what I did to life up the room once we had decided that we wouldn’t spend £25K on knocking down the wall like in Paul Massey’s house. * 1st (best) decision: Paint all the walls in bright white with kitchen paint. With a child & a dog, you either do this, or you get a nervous breakdown each time there is scuff on your pristine …