Saturday, 6 June 2009

My dear friends...

Coffee & Cigarettes will stop here, as I have decided to take my new adventures somewhere else, with rather new content, with less fashion but more music! art! books! nice photos!

It's not completely ready yet, and since I'm going travelling for about a month, I've decided I'll launch the new blog on the 1st of July.
Anyway, mark your diaries, and most importantly, update your bookmarks!

See you soon, and I hope you've enjoyed reading me so far
Karine xx

Monday, 25 May 2009

Style watch

VV Brown!

How I'd love to be able to wear cute vintage clothes all the time...and also have really long legs and hot hair.
And she's also launching an online vintage store, sweet!

Friday, 22 May 2009

Digital Versicolor

Last week in London my friends, I shopped like there was no tomorrow. Like fellow blogger Joe it is not a secret that I lurrrrrrve Primark because it's cheap and relatively on trend.
And for this, I get a few haters who say "ah but it's so cheap", "blah check out these fabrics" or "do you even know who makes the clothes?".
Well I know it's not exactly high end when it comes to quality but I also know that by next summer I will probably be bored of these clothes and would regret having spent £60 on a floral dress when it could have cost me a tenner at good old primarni.

So there! I love a good bargain and I don't care!

pics by A.C

jacket and shirt dress primark
bracelet h&m

Monday, 18 May 2009


So I went to London last week for a few days, and amongst other things I graduated from my MA course and er, did tons of shopping.

To be continued...

Saturday, 16 May 2009

On a road fast, going nowhere

It's like summer came and already went. Hi crap weather, not happy to see you again. I barely had time to organise a barbeque and wear my sandals.

At the moment, loving anything pale mint-colored, and also trying to rock accessories in the ever so hip coral shade.
pics by A.C then poladroided

top AA
skirt h&m
sandals cheap from random shop
earrings h&m

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Daft Punk song of the week: "Aerodynamic"

Good party times last weekend! Finally disco hit Paris and it was good.

I'm in London for a few days so I might be able to get another shot at shaking my body to some banging tunes.
Also planned for this week in London: a big shop at Primark, maybe Portobello since I haven't been in ages, shoes at New Look, Beyond Retro and other vintage shops. But most importantly, good food and wine with friends I haven't seen in a while.

top topshop
cardigan aa
ring h&m

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Things I'm into at the moment


I love to just hang out in the flat, do some decorating, play records, drink green tea, smoke lots of cigarettes, entertain friends...god it's good to be home sometimes. (I swear I will do a proper post on the flat soon-just need to find the time!)


Geniuses. Perfect soundtrack to all these bank holidays.


Arcachon (South West France), Barcelona, Martinique and hopefully Berlin... Here I come!


I just love his Coolcats blog. By the way this was just a lame excuse to post photos of the man, aka his Royal Hotness. (should I bring Monday's Manjoyment back??)


A beer after work, lots of gossip, some trashy tv; love it.


Good for anytime. Preferably with drinks and most importantly, the right person.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Soir de Printemps

Balmy nights, sweet dinners, shopping afternoons, sizzling barbecues, 80's films, amber beers....

Spring is good so far!

pics by A.C
blouse primark
blazer topshop
skirt vintage from freepstar
shoes second hand from guerrisol

Sunday, 26 April 2009

On track

Aaah Paris and its beautiful river banks... What else is nicer than a long walk at sunset in the warm breeze?

Okay okay I'll stop talking like I'm describing a postcard now, but sometimes I have to stop to look around and realise for the 1000th times that Paris is such a pretty town.
I loved London and there were some places where I enjoyed spending time like the Barbican, or the South Bank, but I don't know, it never really felt the same.
Which I guess is not a bad thing.

I've kind of given up finding an interesting job anytime soon so I'm sticking to my mcjob for now(yes I know, I'm a receptionist) and concentrating on something altogether more fun...summer holidays!
So far for june/july I have lined up a trip à deux to South-West France, Barcelona for Sonar Festival, then the Caribbean to spend three weeks with granny. Can't wait!

pics by A.C

shirt vintage
cardi and belt primark
skirt aa
bag jerome dreyfuss

Thursday, 23 April 2009

One more time!

Be merry, be Useless, ce samedi à la Java! Come and shake your booty...

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Coquillages et crustacés

Is it summer yet? It feels like it anyway!
I haven't been shopping in a million years (thanks credit crunch) so at the moment all I can do is unearth old treasures from my wardrobe.

I finally settled properly into my flat, put up some frames, arranged my books, bought flowers. There's still lots of things to do but at least I have a real place to call home now.

Party time bientôt les amis!

I am sorry I haven't been updating as much as I should but I'm so busy juggling a crap temping job, sessions at the gym, cocktails with friends, nights of junk food+ tv, lunches with the family... You know the deal!

jacket vintage

top stolen from maman

shorts topshop

silly face my own

Monday, 6 April 2009

she's gotta have it baby!

I can't believe I had never watched "She's gotta have it" before! Sunday was spent being all cozy making jokes and eating sushi and this is when Spike Lee's film came on the menu. Well on the pay-per view menu to be precise.

Nola Darling is a strong black woman juggling three lovers at once in the cool pre-Starbucks/American Apparel Brooklyn of the 80's. Her wardrobe is all I want for summer and the soundtrack is banging. What's not to love?

Go home now and watch it!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Some fitness inspiration for you...

or how to be a fit bitch.
(ps: Amber Rose is so my new girl crush)

Now excuse me but I'm off to the gym!