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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: BUNNY

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December is flying by! Only less than ten days till Christmas and if you are still behind with your gift shopping list, it’s time to get moving! This is the fourth part from our annual gift guide and it’s a darn cut one! I’ve always had a little obsession with bunny slippers, always wanted them, never have been able to find them. This year, i wanted to make a gift idea post for all of those bunny lovers out there. It’s all about the furry garments, the fuzzy slippers, sweet perfume and some pretty, pretty, powdery shades. Are you ready?

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SPLURGE

  1. Rabbit gloves, Eugenia Kim
  2. Bunny ears ring, Natasha Zinko
  3. Bunny jumper, Markus Lupfer
  4. Rabbit hat, Maison Michel
  5. Turtleneck sweater, Matthew Williamson
  6. Flowerbomb Fairy perfume, Viktor & Rolf
  7. Plush bunny, Jellycat
  8. Nail polish trio, Tom Ford
  9. Pink evening dress, Lela Rose
  10. Pom pom flats, Nina Ricci
  11. Pom pom heels, Jimmy Choo
  12. Love pillow, Calypso St. Barth
  13. Shoulder bag, Saint Laurent Paris

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STEAL

  1. Bunny jumper, Topshop
  2. Beanie, Oysho
  3. Rabbit sweatshirt, Topshop
  4. Violetta iPhone case, Moschino
  5. Suede flats, Zara
  6. Champagne cocktail dress, Topshop
  7. My Little Chloe perfume, Chloe
  8. Nail polish set, Essie
  9. Ankle-strap heels, Zara
  10. Rabbit moleskin journal, Etsy
  11. Vanity bag, Oysho
  12. Bunny mug, Amazon
  13. Pink shoulder bag, Kate Spade

And that’s it for our bunny guide! I hope you could get some great ideas for your loved ones and we still have time for a couple of more! Stay tuned!

Christmas Eve -7!

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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: HOT LIPS

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It’s the thrid post from our Xmas Gift Guide and today it’s all about fun and color. Need a gift for that sassy firnd of yours? For the lipstick lover? For the fuchsia junkie? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The hot lips chick is all about the brights, the colorful metallics, bubbly vibes and berry lips. I have put together two selections, the splurge and the steal, so you’ll find something for everyone here! Let’s start!

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SPLURGE

  1. Jumper, Stella McCartney
  2. Scarf, DVF
  3. Sweatshirt, Stella McCartney
  4. Lilac loafers, Del Toro
  5. Party dress, RED Valentino
  6. Nail polish set, Tom Ford
  7. Glitter sunnies, Miu Miu
  8. Pink wallet, Mulberry
  9. PVC Pumps, Sophia Webster
  10. Lip Surgence Collector’s Set, Tarte
  11. LP No.9, Penhaligon’s
  12. Metallic clutch, Saint Laurent Paris

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STEAL

  1. T-shirt, Markus Lupfer
  2. Lip tar set, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  3. Lips sweatshirt, Ajourlejour
  4. Mini lip trio, Sugar Kisses
  5. Color-block dress, Topshop
  6. Amber Mystique, Estee Lauder
  7. Hugs + Kisses journal, ASOS
  8. Stacy flats, Alice + Olivia
  9. Kisses iphone case, DVF
  10. Ankle strap pumps, Zara
  11. XOXO pillow, H&M Home
  12. Red sunnies, ASOS
  13. Nail polish set, Essie
  14. Perspex lip clutch, Lulu Guinness

Need more gift ideas? There are still a lot of posts coming up in the next few days!

It feels like Christmas already…

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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: MISS KITTY

MISSKITTY96The countdown has officially begun, only two weeks until Christmas! I better get moving because I am a little behind with the Gift Guide. Today I have for you the second part, a gift guide devoted to all of those cat lovers out there. Maybe real-life cats, maybe printed ones (I am one of those), but there’s a little something for everyone here. Are you ready for it?

KITTY SPSPLURGE

  1. Embellished top, P.a.r.o.s.h.
  2. Kitty beret, Eugenia Kim
  3. Catwalk jumper, Moschino
  4. Family pillow, K Studio
  5. Animal print clutch, Serpui Marie
  6. Long-sleeve dress, Jenni Kayne
  7. Spotty sunnies, Stella McCartney
  8. Noir de Noir Parfum, Tom Ford
  9. Wallet, Dolce & Gabbana
  10. Kitty flats, Charlotte Olympia
  11. Kitten plush, Nikoki
  12. Lips and nails set, Tom Ford
  13. PVC pumps, Gianvito Rossi

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STEAL:

  1. Mean kitty tee, Wildfox
  2. Fuzzy hat, Oysho
  3. Fuzzy jumper, Topshop
  4. Leopard booties, Zara
  5. Sleeveless dress, Alice + Olivia (The Outnet)
  6. Pour Femme Intense, Dolce & Gabbana
  7. Sleep mask, Zara Home
  8. Cat slippers, Urban Outfitters
  9. The Catwalk Cats by G. Coddington, Amazon
  10. Leopard to-go cup, G.B. Gibson Lolita
  11. Cocoa lipstick, Laura Mercier
  12. Cat-eye sunnies, ASOS
  13. Nail polish set, Essie
  14. Calf hair pouch, J.Crew

And we are done! I still have a lot to show you so keep checking back!

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Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Images: Zara, Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Sephora, Selfridges, Essie

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: LA GARÇONNE

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December is just getting started and so is the Holiday season. You know what that means right? Lots of parties and gatherings and Christmas preparations: decorating the house, planning the dinner menu and then there’s my favorite part, shopping for presents and making wish lists! If you have been reading me for a while, you already know how I do it. If this is your first year with me, here’s how it goes: I don’t make lists for the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the parents or the best friend. I focus on cliches (I’m a cliche lover and there’s nothing wrong with being one, that’s part of the irony of my work as an artist and illustrator) because everybody, no matter how hard they try to fight it, has a favorite cliche of their own.

For our first part of this gift guide, I went with the one that defines me: the francophile in me. As you already know, I am a lover of all things French and all Parisian stereotypes. So leaving the pastels and macarons aside, here are some present ideas for that sister or friend (or yourself) that has a little garçonne living inside her brain.

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SPLURGE

  1. T-shirt, Moschino
  2. Beret, Eugenia Kim
  3. Striped top, T by Alexander Wang
  4. Pointy flats, Tabitha Simmons
  5. Red dress, Alexander McQueen
  6. No. 5 Perfume, Chanel
  7. Merci thank you notes, Selfridges
  8. Paris Je t’aime cushion, Jules Pansu
  9. Oversize sunnies, Oscar de la Renta
  10. Nail polish trio, YSL La Laque Couture
  11. Pierre le Baer, Nikoki
  12. Two tone pumps, Alexandre Birman
  13. 2.55 vintage bag, Chanel

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STEAL

  1. Striped jumper, Topshop
  2. Red beret, ASOS
  3. Double-breasted coat, Zara
  4. Pink ballet flats, Repetto
  5. Red sunnies, Zara
  6. Paris perfume, YSL Beauty
  7. Red dress, DVF (The Outnet)
  8. Two tone pumps, Zara
  9. Paris Street Style book, Urban Outfitters
  10. Eiffel tower mug, Bed Bath and Beyond
  11. Red lip crayon, Tarte
  12. Nail polish trio, Essie
  13. Quilted shoulder bag, Rebecca Minkoff

Already adding items to your Christmas shopping list? I hope this helps you get some fresh and original ideas for yourself or your loved ones. I still have  a lot of gift guide cliches to show you, so keep checking back!

Have a lovely, lovely December day,

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Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Images: Zara, Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Sephora, Selfridges, Essie

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

 

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Darling, I didn’t say Cadbury….

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I said Fabergé

Happy Easter y’all!

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Another year, another candle’s burning…

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It’s that day of the year again, the day where I age and everyone congratulates me for it. The Peter Pan in me doesn’t like it and apparently, neither does the weather: It’s pouring outside and it’s really, really cold on what should’ve been a beautiful Spring day. But me, I have learned to love it. Hold on, I love my birthday, the aging part not so much. I know I’ll age someday and I’ll do it gracefully… with botox and fillers on my side.

This past year I have made mistakes, I have lived, I have loved and will keep on loving, I’ve had rough patches, I’ve had great days, I’ve found myself and my true calling and even though it wasn’t a stellar year, I’ve learned, I’ve learned a lot. I start this new one with a smile on my face, a glass of wine (or several bottles), an obscene pasta bowl and a big-ass slice of cake, with a blank and shiny page in the book of my life. Today I start a new chapter, a beautiful one.

So raise your glasses with me (imagine one if don’t have one) and let’s toast, to birthdays and new beginnings. To family and love. Don’t worry forehead, we won’t be toasting to botox and fillers just yet!

And to my mommy, if you are reading this, here’s to you, my rock and the one beautiful thing that has kept me afloat.

Happy birthday and sweet kisses to me!

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You’re invited, bring a gift…

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Remember that SATC episode called “A woman’s right to shoes”? The one where Carrie’s Manolos get stolen at a friend’s party and she refuses to pay for them? I was watching (again) that episode last night and with my b-day coming up in two days, I had one thought: brides-to-be and pregnant ladies get to register and have the presents they really want or need. What do I, an unmarried gal with no kids (and no desire for them), get? I get Christmas and one birthday a year (but they do too) and I should be able to register for the gifts I do desire. That’s why, prior to my twenty something birthday, I made my list. I know that that list will probably be ignored by my dearly beloved, especially the $1,400 Versace Gladiator boots (thanks to Lena Perminova, I dream of them every single night). So if your birthday is near, make your list and take a look at mine. You might get inspired!

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  1. Faith Connexion sweatshirt with leather inserts My love for sweatshirts just keeps on growing. Sweatshirt+mint+leather? Sign me in!
  2. Urban Decay’s NAKED palette This should be a part of every girl’s makeup bag. I still don’t have mine and I’d really like to own it now!
  3. Zara biker blazer If a biker and a blazer had a child, this would be it. Plus, it’s a great staple for those Spring windy nights.
  4. Versace caged boots Just look at them, fall in love…
  5. Victoria’s Secret TEASE perfume I don’t care about the scent, the bottle is so darn pretty that I need it on my dresser.
  6. Zara lace flats This season is all about dressy flat shoes. This are the perfect alternative when ditching heels.
  7. J. Crew Edie purse The color, the shape, the retro feel, the price… It’s perfect!
  8. Grace, A Memoir I’ve been wanting to get my hand on Grace Coddington’s memoir for so long. You can help me, it’s just one Amazon click away.
  9. Tom Ford Santal Blush scent Tom Ford beauty, need I say more?
  10. Sephora by OPI Spring collection Creamy, pretty and lovely, ideal for Spring
  11. Zara mirror heels I’m obsessed with metallic footwear this season.
  12. Eberjey pajama set My mom loves to gift pajamas, they always come in handy. This set looks comfy and pretty at the same time (I tend to do the hobo sleepwear thing, it’s not nice).
  13. Zimmermann bikini Zimmermann has to be the brand with the loveliest prints and shapes right now. Every single piece of their collections is always covetable. But this number, this number hits just too close to my style.
  14. Layout markers As an illustrator, I do need to complete my marker collection. And as a shoe junkie, I have to admit, I like markers better than shoes.
  15. Stella McCartney sunnies I’ve always been a Ray Ban Aviators girl, but changes are always good.
  16. Zara mirror sandals Minimal and perfect for the season, very Alexander Wang

What’s on your b-day list?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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TWO

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Two sweet years have passed and we keep getting better, bigger (not fatter) and prettier. The best is yet to come…

Happy Birthday, Sweet n’raw

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Vicious Valentine?

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or

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Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

Sweet kisses…

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Happy New Year!

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  1. Drink champagne!
  2. Eat your grapes
  3. Watch the 1st sunrise
  4. Enjoy the show!
  5. Kiss at midnight
  6. Write your resolutions
  7. Dress to sparkle!

Bye bye 2012… Hello 2013!

May all your wishes come true.

Happy new year!

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