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Hello WordPress!

I haven’t been keeping up with this blog for awhile now…I will begin again over the Summer.

For now, if you’d like to follow me on Instagram on a more regular basis, I suggest visiting my page

http://www.instagram.com/odilefrenchconnection

or simply just searching for my username: odilefrenchconnection

And of course! I’d love to be in contact with my fellow WordPress writers and readers (:

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Thank you!

Odile

French Word of the Night : La Gueule de Bois


Salut WordPress!!

Don’t we all want to know a useful French word besides… Bonjour? :)

Well, that was a sarcastic comment, but I think knowing the French translation of ‘Hangover’ would perk your interest, and it wouldn’t be too much of a hassle to learn and memorize :)

What is pretty interesting about this translation is that, Gueule means long face, and Bois means Wood…

So .. Hangover= Wooden Face= LA GUEULE DE BOIS

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Party safely!

Odile

 

2012 in review


Hey Hey!

Hopefully, I’m not too late for this…Just discovered it today.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 15,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Something to be proud of and absolutely thankful for the WordPress family!

Odile

A Chic Look with One Item


Good Evening WordPress Readers!

I have never been a fashionista; I’m not the person that would be able to create a fashion blog about all the clothes I wear, as an example.

In other words, I’m a neophyte and an amateur when it comes to fashion, but there’s one thing I’m absolutely certain of.

In the States, this item hasn’t really reached its popularity, and since Europe has already introduced this item in trend, I know that it will eventually spread to the States. (American fashion is always behind, in my opinion)

The secret is FUR ! Yes! Having Fur is the secret ingredient! *I’m not supporting killing animals for fur, I mean FAKE FUR!*

This little accessory helps bring out the trendy, elegance, and chic style! It really works wonders! I’ve gotten compliments that I look like a celebrity :) haha

FUR IS THE MUST HAVE FOR THE WINTER/EARLY SPRING! 

This is moi with fur. Do you see the difference? Imagine me without the fur.

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Well…I only wear my fur coat during the weekends.

Happy Shopping,

Odile

Boozt Winter Fashion Items of the End of January 2013


http://www.boozt.com is a European online fashion site and within 15 minutes, I had found all these stunning items! It’s a fabulous shopping website!

These are a mix of boots, jackets, sweaters and coats for the cold!

If you do like them as well, you may click the links at the bottom of each image to get more information. (I got a majority of them in the sale section so hurry!!) Tell me which numbers you liked!

1. Raw Pu Jacket

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http://www.boozt.com/eu/en/only/raw-pu-jacket-bb-otw_1847586/1847587?navId=47990

2. Dallas Gold Short Pu Jacket

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http://www.boozt.com/eu/en/vero-moda/wp-dallas-gold-short-pu-jacket-km_1746677/1747687?navId=47990

3. Spring Knit Top

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http://www.boozt.com/eu/en/vila/springly-knit-top_1824301/1824116?navId=47990

4. Eboni Short Leather Jacket

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http://www.boozt.com/eu/en/vero-moda/eboni-short-leather-jacket-km_1848086/1848092?navId=50821

5. Vera Moda Denim Jacket

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http://www.boozt.com/eu/en/vero-moda/new-soya-ls-denim-jacket-mix-wall_1881286/1881287?navId=50821

6. Cashott Boots
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http://www.boozt.com/eu/en/cashott/boots_1561748/1561749?navId=5249&page=1&limit=80&order=arrival_date&subcategory=4245267%2C4245251%2C4245247

7. Leather Jacket by Minus
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8. Prismo Knit Pullover (I like the special cowboy detail)
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9. Black Tina Shoe
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10. Vero Moda Leather Jacket
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11. Outdoor Jackets (I don’t know which color to pick !)
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12. Esprit Casual Sweater
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13. Gestuz Vest (Unlike those other leather jackets (above), this one is a sleeveless one! )
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Thanks for reading, and tell me which number items you loved!

Odile

Thought of the Night #1


Greetings WordPress Readers!

Corporal Punishment has been long a controversial topic throughout the world and so I am curious to know what your opinion is:) And you may choose as many choices as you wish.

Feel free to share your personal light on this serious subject!

Thank you again and have a safe weekend,

Odile

Several Useful Sites for Editing Photos


Hello WordPress Readers!

Today’s post will be about recommending a few reliable, and efficient photo-editing sites for all of you. I personally love editing pictures because a photo becomes spectacular after being embellished, right?

I am not a fan of downloading apps that take huge amounts of space on the computer’s disk hardware, and no one is sure if the app carries a virus… Which is why, I’m pro for websites.

*Feel free to check out my other edited pictures on the Background Photos*

1. http://www.pixlr.com/express

I do adore pixlr! It has got to be my favorite editing site for all my photos. It offers a bunch of tools to edit the photos.The EXPRESS part of it is absolutely easy to use and it produces amazing, great, and professional photos.

I have not explored more than the Express part because the other two, I feel are too advanced for my neophyte computer skills.

My work of NADAL through pixlr -( and yes, Pixlr offers the option of creating a collage)charlarpic2

2. IPHOTO EDITING

This only applies to those who own APPLE products like a mac. Once I import all my camera photos into IPHOTO, I then edit them using this Iphoto Editing button. It is useful, and helps give the original photo a cleaner, and sharper overall presentation.

After editing through IPHOTO, I usually then continue onto pixlr.

 Simple editing through IPHOTO- (The basics)

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3. http://www.picmonkey.com

Just discovered this today! I’m very glad I did!

It is not as complete as pixlr, but it is still the second-best, so I have got to add this to this list.

Very easy to use, but it’s obvious that the site is trying to earn money by putting a bunch of restrictions on tools that pixlr has for free, and the ads at the bottom page.

Still, don’t hesitate to try this site too, you might prefer this than Pixlr.

Just about the level of Pixlr. Love it too!

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Before 2012 ends : December Recently Added Songs to iPod


*** All these songs may be listened on Spotify free of charge***

  1. ‘Diamonds’ by Rihanna

    music1I recall the period when Rihanna was just a mere rookie/newbie debuting with her “Good Girl” album about 6 years ago, if I am correct. Back then, I had grown to like her as well as her style of music. After that one album, I began to notice that she was straying away from that “Good Girl” road. I stopped following her then. However, her new album released just a few months ago followed by her hit ‘Diamonds’ has caught my attention. This song is a ballad about having confidence and being positive. It is an uplifting tune with an encouraging message.

  2. ‘Catch My Breath’ by Kelly Clarkson

  3. Like ‘Diamonds’, this is another uplifting and inspiring song. The chorus, and essence of this song is about being independent, strong-willed, and confident. Also, Clarkson is a very talented singer, with vocals that are pleasing to the ear. There are many artists that don’t deserve to be seen live at a concert due to studio auto-tuning, however Kelly Clarkson is an artist whose vocals are pure, real, strong, and original that deserves to be heard live. It is a recently released song from Clarkson’s new album.    music2

  4. When I Was Your Man’ by Bruno Mars

YES!! Bruno Mars has done it again! He has grabbed my attention since his release of ‘Just the

Way You Are’ due to his wonderful love lyrics and his musical talent. He released his highly

anticipated album- “Unorthodox Jukebox” just a few weeks ago and he shows a different style

than his debut album of “Doowops and Hooligans”. ‘When I was Your Man’ is definitely a

ballad without much background instruments and acoustic. It is close to an acapella. If you

would like to listen to a heartfelt and strong vocalized ballad, this is the one!

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  1. Locked Out of Heaven’ by Bruno Mars

    Yeah…I do like Bruno Mars. So again… this starts out as a blues and upbeat song, but the more I listened to it, the more heartfelt, deep, and sad the tune became. If you would like a tearful yet sort-of upbeat song, this is it! There are quite a few dirty words, but it’s just a matter of ignoring them.

    This song, within a few days, has topped many of the international charts, as well as the American one. According to the Spotify chart, it is number 6 on most popular song in the ‘world’.

  2. ‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons

     

  3. Recently, there has been quite a load of hype around ‘Indie’ pop, rock bands. Imagine Dragons has been successful in gaining a large audience for the genre of music it belongs to. This song is about the same music style as Alex Clare’s ‘Too Close’. It has a strong percussion for the background and it is fun to listen as well as to sing-along. I am a newbie when it comes to being familiar with Imagine Dragons, so there isn’t much I can say more about them.

  1. ‘Amazing’ by Danny Saucedo     music7

Previous to downloading this song by Saucedo, I had already been familiar with him. I had already listened to a popular song of his, and was not impressed. This song is an exception..I guess ;) He is a well-known Swedish Pop singer and is famous for his dance and great looks. As a person, he seems on the ‘dirty’ and ‘shady’ side which is also why I was turned away from his songs. I did discover this song through Spotify and it has a really upbeat beat to it with an uplifting message! It is a feel-good and a PARTY song! YAY!

      1. ‘Skyfall’ by Adele

        music8ADELE!! This song has been nominated for the Golden Globes for best movie soundtrack from James Bond’s “Skyfall”. As usual, her talent never fails, which is why it should not be underestimated. She has co-written a wonderfully composed song with an orchestra as the background instrument. Looking for a dramatic sound, this is it!

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