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Take Me to the River- my new Look Book

A few weeks ago we shot the new Look Book for my boutique Cleopatra’s Bling. This look book is more bohemian meets rock. I will soon be doing a giveaway when we get to 2000 likes on my facebook page– like us to find out more and to follow our adventures.

To purchase, click here.

Il y a quelques semaines nous avons shooté le nouveau lookbook pour ma boutique Cleopatra’s Bling. Cette fois-ci nous avons fait un look plus “bobo-rock”. Dès que nous sommes à 2000 likes sur facebook nous allons offrir une bague à une gagnante! Likez notre page pour en savoir plus et pour suivre nos aventures.

Pour en acheter, cliquez ici.

























Photos by Louise Chester.
Models: Elle Frost, Salomé Garbé, Clara Duval.
Styling by Olivia Cummings from Oh la la livia.

Care Package from Melbourne

I just love getting packages from home. Australian products, things I miss, cards from loved-ones. It’s easy to feel as though you’re losing touch with your home town or country when you are away for so long. I am incredibly glad to be visiting Melbourne in September.

Two of my favourite people sent me this care package that arrived on a rainy day and it gave me a piece of home and brightened my day.




Russh magazine. A great Australian magazine that isn’t quite mainstream so you can read about interesting brands and people that are yet to be revealed in the mainstream culture.


This uplifting body lotion by Australian Bush Essences is just beautiful. Citrus is a very uplifting smell and opens up your chakras in the morning when you sometimes wake up a little foggy. All ingredients are Australian: Banksia, Billy goat plum, Five corners, Flannel flower, Mulla Mulla, Old man Banksia, She Oak, Wisteria. The earthy and natural smells make me miss my country.



And last but not least this Indah Organics meditation balm. Cardamom is such a winner. The founder of Indah, Teisha Lowry, is also a coconut oil lover like me.



Be sure to enter our giveaway here.

Happy Sunday 🙂

My inspiration nest

A home is so very important. I am such a home-unit, and love to nest. Here is a little peek inside where I spend lots of my days. In Winter, I love sitting on the couch with a pot of chai and reading and in Summer with all the windows open I burn incense and have bright bunches of flowers.

I also shot the look book for my creations, Cleopatra’s Bling in the apartment.

Vintage Indian print- from antique store in Pondicherry, India.

Print from the Sarah and Bendrix Etsy store.

Cacti, crystals and Ganesh statue from India.



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Ganesh from India, print from the Sarah and Bendrix Etsy store.

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Frame wall (a work in progress). Textiles from all over the place- India, Paris, Australia, Ikea.

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Native American dream-catcher.

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Cosy couch.

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Leather and embroidery slippers from India.



Nothing better than a big bed to rest up in after a long day.



Coffee table reading.
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A large collection of teas.
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My little kitchen.

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Positive vibes for the bedroom.
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New Collection for Cleopatra’s Bling

For my boutique, Cleopatra’s Bling, I am working on a collection that is really inspired by spirituality and Gods. After visiting India two times I have become more and more interested in the symbolism of their decorative art and culture and colours and I want to bring an aspect of this to my next collection.

Please like my facebook page and share the love, there are lots of great things to come.

Capture d’eÌ cran 2013-04-11 aÌ€ 11.58.39

Picture via pinterest.

This Ganesh and bird bracelet are being hand-crafted in India- you can pre-order yours by emailing us on cleopatrasbling@gmail.com.


Champagne Good Times

Who doesn’t love a bit of champagne? I have a Bridal Shower tomorrow and can’t wait for some girly fun time with this sun that has just come out! Hurrah for Summer.






Friday things.

Spring has sprung! The sun is shining here in Paris today which makes the weekend even more exciting.
I am going to the countryside this weekend to breathe in the fresh air, walk, read and eat good food.

My lovely father surprised me with these shoes. He is such a rockstar, he chose them himself!

I just bought myself this too with the 10 euro discount when you sign up to the ASOS newsletter! Overalls remind me of Summer and my childhood and it’s a nice feeling when the sun is finally making an appearance.

I have started writing articles on Localers– check them out for tours of Paris and articles on what to do and where to do. I will be their food writer, giving tips on where to eat and how to eat like a local in Paris.

Here are a few photos to inspire you all for the weekend, my lovelies. xx







We are proud to announce our first Giveaway on Cleopatra’s Bling!

The piece we have chosen to give our lucky winner is a vintage bracelet that is very special and we believe will find a good home with one of you. This vintage Afghani agate cuff was made around 30 years ago by the Kuchi Pashtuns, a nomadic people in what is now Afghanistan. It is probably from the Logar region.

What can agate do for you in your life?

Agate’s most noticable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Historically it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. The Metaphysical and Healing Properties Lore of any specific type of agate depend to some extent on the color of the agate, but all agates have certain things in common.

Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength both and physically mentally.

Giveaway on Cleopatra's Bling

Giveaway on Cleopatra’s Bling

To be in the running you have to:

1. Like Cleopatra’s Bling on facebook

2. Tweet this giveaway post and follow us on twitter. (@Cleopatrasbling)

3. Comment on this post and tell us what your favourite stone is and why.

4. Follow us on instagram (@oh_la_la_livia) and repost the photo we posted announcing the giveaway and tagging us

5. Like our blog facebook page Oh la la livia.

6. Share the image post we posted on facebook with the link from your facebook account by clicking on “share” and leave us a comment telling us when you have done all of the above to go into the running.


Good luck 🙂

We will then pull the name out of a hat. Winners will be announced on the 6th of March.


Cleopatra’s Bling and Dreamcatchers

Here are a few things we have been working on at Cleopatra’s Bling lately. We want to open our website soon so I am getting lots of inspiration. We will be doing a giveaway in the next week so be sure to like our facebook page.
Which ring is your favourite?

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Did you see the interview with me on Lost in Cheeseland?
It’s snowing here in Paris and I am working on a few lovely posts for you for this weekend so stay tuned my lovelies.



“Les petites…”

I bought two items from Les Petites just before Christmas. I fell in love instantly with the “revival” leather skirt and the black silk/cotton blouse with lace trimming.

Les Petites is a lovely French brand because it does classic pieces but they are a little more “edgy” than your average and they can be both dressed up and down.

I am lusting over this top. It’s a good time to go shopping because the sales have hit us here in Paris! Look on their website for more details and follow them on facebook and twitter.

In other news….keep your eyes on our boutique page Cleopatra’s Bling as we will be announcing a giveaway in the next week.

I think the lipstick Russian Red by Mac would be a perfect happy touch for Winter, don’t you think?

This week I’ll be showing you the hand-woven quilt I got in India, it’s so intricate and bohemian! I am smitten.

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Les petites leather skirt and silk blouse

Photos by Meg from De Quelle Planète Es Tu?
Necklaces from Cleopatra’s Bling (official website coming soon but check out the facebook page for the new collection)
Boots by Jeffrey Cambpell.


Vintage glasses from Pondicherry, India.

I bought a lot of wonderful things to wear, cook with and for our home in Pondicherry. These glasses are just some of them. Aren’t they wonderful? My favourite is the one with the lady in the bathing suit. I got them from the shops next to La Maison Rose in Rue Romain Rolland in Pondicherry.

vintage glasses from Pondicherry

vintage glasses from Pondicherry

Vintage glasses from Pondicherry

Vintage glasses from Pondicherry