13/06/2018

MUSIC | WE LOVE GREEN FESTIVAL VLOG


I attended We Love Green festival on the first day with Syana and her posse. She was invited by We Pique Nique and kindly offered me to be her +1 (well, I asked months ago to be her +1 if she was invited).
We agreed to get there on time for Baba Stiltz but never rely on Black people when it comes to be on time. We missed him. And Ibeyi because we stayed in the VIP area for too long. That's the thing: the bigger the crew, the longer it gets to do ANYTHING. "Where is blablabla?", "where do we meet/go?", "who's going to the loo?", "what show do you want to watch?"... Oh the time we lost agreeing on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. At some point I had to thump the table to make sure we did not miss Lomepal. But after that show I lost the whole group and decided to head to Beck's stage and arrived on time for "Loser" which made my day so far. An hour later, I finally bumped into Syana, I was hangry so we grabbed a bite and everything was better. We went to the loo and that's when I heard Orelsan doing "Basique" so I sang while peeing. We headed to the stage and Syana was all moody because she does not like Orelsan. But I got to dance on "La Pluie" and "Christophe" before we left because Migos was starting. And boy, it was NOT worth it. Everyone in the crowd was very confused at their performance. They kept hyping the crowd playing ten seconds of their most famous tunes and stopping them when everyone got in the mood. Even Syana got bored and we left to go see Jamie xx. Jamie xx is kind of autistic while performing, almost does not look the crowd, barely interacts so I guess it was confusing for peeps who do not know his level of genius. That was the case of Syana who got bored after twenty minutes - which is in the average haha but we decided to leave before the end of his set to get the last trains home.
As you can see from the video, We Love Green was a lot of walking, beer drinking, bouncing house jumping, talking, playing and also a little bit of music listening.
Looking forward to Download Festival this weekend !

Je suis allée au festival We Love Green pour le premier jour avec Syana et ses potes. Elle était invitée par We Pique Nique et m'a proposé d'être son +1 (en vrai, j'avais déjà placé mes cartes depuiiiis pour qu'elle m'invite).
On s'était dit qu'on se retrouverait à Vincennes pour être à l'heur pour Baba Stiltz mais vous savez comment sont les Noirs et la ponctualité. Bref on l'a loupé. On a aussi loupé Ibeyi parce qu'on a perdu trop de temps dans l'espace VIP (aight). Le truc c'est que comme n'importe où, plus y a de gens, plus tu galères. "Il est où machin?", "on va où ?", "on se retrouve où?", "vous voulez voir qui?"... Putain le temps qu'on a perdu pour se mettre d'accord sur tout et rien... A un moment j'ai du frapper du poing et exiger qu'on aille voir Lomepal sinon on n'était pas rendu. Après son concert, j'ai perdu tout le groupe et j'ai décidé d'aller jeter un oeil à la scène où se trouvait Beck. Je suis arrivée juste avant qu'il entonne "Loser", ça a un peu fait ma journée. Une heure plus tard j'ai enfin réussi à retrouver Syana mais j'avais archi faim donc j'étais pas très fun. On a mangé et tout allait déjà beaucoup mieux. Après on est allée pisser et aux toilettes j'ai entendu Orelsan monter sur scène et faire "Basique" du coup j'ai chanté dans les toilettes. En sortant, j'ai entraîné Syana devant la scène. Elle était archi blasée parce qu'elle aime pas Orelsan donc j'ai dansé sur "La Pluie" et "Christophe" puis on a bougé pour aller voir Migos. EH BAH C'ETAIT ARCHI NUL ! Tout le monde était déconcerté. En fait ils ambiançaient tout le monde en faisant les premières minutes de leurs morceaux les plus connus puis s'arrêtaient en cours de route. Hyper relou, même Syana était gonflée alors que c'est elle qui a insisté pour qu'on aille les voir. Du coup on s'est barrée pour voir Jamie xx. Bon bah je pense que clairement ceux qui n'admire pas le génie de Jamie (coucou Syana) se sont un peu fait chier mais moi j'ai kiffé. On est parti avant la fin pour pas trop galérer niveau transport (j'ai quand même mis 3 heures à rentrer chez moi) donc je reste sur ma faim pour Jamie.
Comme vous pouvez le voir dans la vidéo, We Love Green ça été beaucoup de bière, de rire, de papotage et un peu moins de musique mais j'ai quand même VRAIMENT kiffé !
Trop hâte pour le Download Festival ce week-end !



Any festival planned soon ?
Vous allez faire des festivals cet été ?

Armelle De Oliveira

11/05/2018

OUTFIT | JUNGLE


The world outside is a jungle and I am the weakest creature of the animal kingdom.
I can't take any decision by myself - including life changing ones.
For as long as I can remember, I hid behind my sister for such decisions.
She's the King Kong of the jungle - understand determined, wise but quick-tempered, sometimes a bully.
I can't say "no" for shit and it got me in really tough/awkward situations.
I hate myself for being the one who always tries to please everyone even if it means basically hurting myself.
I am being eaten alive in this jungle.
Being so weak is really crippling when you're working in my field. It is even worse when you're a blogger.
I never say to people they take shitty pictures of me because I do not to hurt them, but in the end, I'm paying the price for it because I post shitty pictures here and on social media.
In the blogging universe, you have to be a lion, ready to fight and conquer, and eat alive any concurrence.
If you're a sloth like me, you're not going anywhere.
I feel like I like trapping myself in this engrenage where I pick jobs where basically I'm going to suffer and suck.
Thank God for my sister, for Syana, Anoushka and Oriane who bear with me when I'm just a piece of shit in this jungle.





Jacket Camaïeu / Top Pimkie / Pants Dr Denim / Boots &Other Stories / Belt Asos / Bag Primark / Necklace Zaful

Armelle De Oliveira
Photos: Jaël

29/04/2018

OUTFIT | PARTY FAVORS

Bon à la base j'avais shooté ce look pour vous présenter une façon de se sapper comme jaja pour le Nouvel An. Mais vu que je suis une flemmarde de ouf, j'ai jamais fait ça. Et aujourd'hui c'est mon anniversaire alors je fais ce que je veux. T'as qu'à te dire que c'est une idée de tenue de soirée d'anniversaire. Voilà. Y a des sapins de Noël dans le décor, tu vas faire quoi ?
I really wanted to publish an "New Years outfit ideas" post in December but got lazy and it never happened. And since today's ma birthday and idgaf, I decided to publish the pics. Take it as a "birthday party outfit ideas" post. Do not mind the Christmas trees in the background ok. Bye.



Jacket Adidas x Hypebeast / Bra Shaka Ponk x Undiz / Skirt Monki / Boots Zara


Prêts pour les looks d'été ?
Who's ready for summer looks ?

Armelle De Oliveira
Photos: Syana

18/04/2018

WISHLIST | SPRING / BIRTHDAY

My 26th (OH MY GOSH) birthday is coming soon so I thought I should gather ideas. Seems like I'm still 16 - which is exactly what a grown person scared to get old would say...

Mon 26ème (OH PUTAIN) anniversaire arrive à grande vitesse et je me suis dit qu'il était temps de rassembler des idées de cadeaux. D'après cette liste, j'ai encore 16 ans. Mais bon c'est exactement ce que disent tous les vieux qui essaient de se rassurer.

CLOTHES


Disco pants ; Metallic Leggings American Apparel

Such a shame that American Apparel went bankrupt exactly when I could afford buying stuff from them. I've been crushing on their black disco pants (I had a similar pair from Primark but sadly had to throw them away when they went bad) FOR YEARS. I know they would perfectly fit since I already own a pair of riding pants from them. And their leggings ! Ô they would go with everything in my wardrobe, especially loose tees and my pair of Creepers... But I now have to go through their US website since they shut down the EU one. Fuck.

Quel dommage qu'American Apparel ait fermé toutes ses boutiques justement au moment où j'avais enfin les moyens de m'offrir leurs pièces. Je lorgne les disco pants noirs (j'en avais une paire excellente de chez Primark mais elle a fini par rendre l'âme) depuis des années. Je sais qu'ils m'iraient parfaitement bien puisque je possède déjà une paire de riding pants de la marque. Et leurs leggings ! Ils iraient avec toutes mes fringues, surtout mes t-shirts larges et mes Creepers. Mais il faut désormais passer par le site américain puisqu'ils ont fermé leur site européen...



Just TAKE MY MONEY ! My birthday will be as joyful as Drop Dead clothes. Ô my, check out these cuts ! Tell me who I should transfer my money to !

PRENEZ MON ARGENT ! Mon anniversaire sera aussi joyeux que les slogans sur les vêtements Drop Dead. Non mais vous avez vus ces coupes ?! Je fais le virement où ?!


Depuis le temps que j'attends ça... J'ai découvert AFI quand j'avais 15 ans et ce groupe - surtout cet album "Sing The Sorrow" - a sauvé ma vie au sens propre. Ayant découvert le groupe quand il commençait à tomber aux oubliettes, il a toujours été compliqué de trouver du merchandising - vous connaissez ma passion pour le t-shirt de groupes - surtout du merchandising de cet album. J'ai un t-shirt sauvegardé dans ma wishlist Ebay depuis des années mais je n'ai toujours pas franchi le cap. J'ai trouvé un t-shirt AFI à Hot Topic à Los Angeles mais il me faut VRAIMENT celui de "Sing The Sorrow".

I've been waiting for this for so long... I first fell in love with AFI when I was 15 and this band - especially the "Sing The Sorrow" album - literally saved my life. Because I found out about them when they were beginning to fall out, it has always been hard to find merch - you know my obsession with band tees - especially "Sing The Sorrow" merch. There's one tee saved in my Ebay wishlist for years but I still have not bought it. I found an AFI tee in Hot Topic in Los Angeles but I NEED this one.

MUSIC


Depuis que j'ai récupéré ma chaîne hi-fi je ne jure que par les disques. J'ai envie d'acheter tout plein de disques, sans aucune honte: "The Spark" d'Enter Shikari, "Avril Lavigne"... d'Avril Lavigne, les albums de Bring Me The Horizon qu'il manque, "ARTPOP" et "The Fame" de Lady Gaga, tous les albums de Kid Cudi, ceux d'Ellie Goulding aussi, l'album d'Harry Styles...

Ever since I got my stereo back, I've been willing to buy so many records. No shame: Enter Shikari's "The Spark", Avril Lavigne's "Avril Lavigne", all the Bring Me The Horizon records I do not already own, Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" and "The Fame", every single Kid Cudi album out there in the universe, the first two Ellie Goulding albums, Harry Styles' album...



Puisque c'est bientôt la saison des festivals, voici la liste de ceux où j'aimerais me rendre: Lollapalooza Paris, We Love Green, Download Festival (France ou UK), Rock En Seine, Lovebox, Reading ou Leeds. Voilà ça fera à peu près 1000€. Salut.

Since festival season is ready to kickstart, here's the list of the ones I'd like to attend: Lollapalooza Paris, We Love Green, Download Festival (France or UK), Rock en Seine, Lovebox, Reading or Leeds. That's a total of 1000£ more or less. Buh bye.



If I could also get a job, an appartment and a husband, that'd be cool. Thanks.
Si je pouvais aussi avoir un boulot, un appart et un mari, se serait cool. Cimer.

Armelle De Oliveira

17/04/2018

OUTFIT | GRYFFINDOR


Hier soir il y avait "Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d'Azkaban" à la télé. Je me suis dit qu'il était donc de bon ton de publier enfin ce petit look mignon qui relève de l'uniforme d'un élève de Poudlard en vacances déterminé à montrer les couleurs de sa maison: Gryffondor.
C'est un peu par hasard un matin que j'ai concocté cette tenue et j'ai tellement kiffé que je l'ai porté tout le temps: au boulot, à Brighton, à Oxford aka Poudlard.
J'ai acheté cette petite robe salopette en velours à Topshop après en avoir vu d'autres versions ailleurs mais surtout de moindre qualité chez Primark. Vu qu'il caillait encore sa mère à Londres jusqu'à il y a quelques jours, pas le choix, il fallait mettre des pulls. Et mon pull en laine d'alpaga shoppé en Bolivie faisait très bien l'affaire. Il me rappelle les pulls moches que la mère Weasley tricote à Noël. Ron, épouse moi !
Les couleurs de Gryffondor étant rouge et or, j'ai enfilé mon collant doré avec mes chaussettes Gryffondor, provenant de Primark Oxford Street. J'ai fourré mes Gallions, mes Noises et mes Mornilles dans ma besace Poudlard et ai mis le cap sur Oxford !
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was on TV last night so I figured I might as well post my Hogwarts uniform inspired outfit and show the colours of my house: Gryffindor.
I did not create this outfit on purpose but I loved it so much in the end, I wore it everywhere: at work, in Brighton, in Oxford aka Hogwarts.
I bought this cute corduroy dress in Topshop after seeing similar ones in other shops, the one from Primark was really poorly made. As London was absolutely freezing until recently, I had to wear a jumper underneath my dress. Mine I bought in Bolivia and is made of alpaca wool. It looks like mother Weasley ugly Christmas jumper, does not it ? Ron, marry me already.
Gryffindor's colours are red and gold so here I am with my golden tights and Gryffindor socks I bought in Primark Oxford Street. I threw my Galleons, Sickles and Knuts in my Hogwarts saddlebag and hopped on a train to Oxford !

Gryffindor primark socks












Photos: Jaël
Armelle De Oliveira

06/04/2018

PLAYLIST | WINTER 2017

I was travelling when we changed seasons so here's my delayed playlist of the tracks I played most this winter:

G-Eazy - Pick Me Up (ft. Anna of the North)



Ô G-Eazy I want to lick your face - wait what ? But I also want to listen to your music over and over again. Marry me. I don't do drugs.

Frank Ocean - Ivy



I took my time before listening to Frank Ocean's new stuff because I was kind of disappointed by the few tracks I heard but "Ivy" really stands out. Like, let's cuddle right !

Joey Purp - Girls @ (feat. Chance the Rapper)



Let's bring Spring already !

Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack



1996. My brother had good taste in music, he used to have it on mixtapes. Kids these days will never get how 90s RnB was precious.

Gap Dream - Go Ahead



I just loved that vintage sound. I can totally picture a montage in a film with Brits from the 60s having fun on the beach !

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater



And sometimes I just go full vintage and unearth bangers from before I was even born. With a video clip that lives up to the 80s.

Frida - I Know There's Something Going On



Speaking of 80s bangers from times before my existence, this Frida song is probably the tune I played most this winter. It is SO 80s it hurts. It's pop Joan Jett, I love the angst ! Also, this video is everything the 80s were about, that and the haircut and them eyebrows. I wish I could have this song on IV.

BAYNK - What You Need (ft. NÏKA)



This sounds exactly like something that could have been in Hollister's playlist. I have PTSD. Also, it sounds exactly like the music in H&M changing rooms.

BICEP - JUST



There is something about this track that is incredibly soothing and fills me with hope. I do not know why.

The xx - On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)



I am now convinced that Jamie XX is not a human being. He is something more. And this track takes me beyond infinity.

DJDS - Love Songs



For some reason I knew this song before I listened to it on Spotify. Is it a sample from another song ? Brains are weird.

Mija and Vindata - Better



I did not know about Mija until I read an article about her in Vice. She's the protégée of Skrillex but has this chill Californian vibe in her music I love. I would recommend listening to "Time Stops When I'm with You", different sound, more 90s.

Alice Glass - White Lies



Alice Glass sounds like Grimes on acid. I know Grimes already sounds like she's on acid. You get it. I just like how violent and cute at the same time this track is.

White Ring - Roses



This on the other hand is violent and creepy. It sounds like horror-Crystal Castles.

Nick Jonas - Chains



I shazamed this song in one of Shoreditch' hipster-est place and I am not ashamed. I was actually worried it might be Shawn Mendes or something. That drop tho !

Justin Bieber (feat. BloodPop®) - Friends



I mean if I can listen to Nick Jonas, who's gonna judge me for listening to The Biebs ?

Rihanna - Shut Up And Drive



I know it's old but the closer we got to our road trip in Florida, the more I had it stuck in my head. Also, I remember how I liked Rihanna's outfits in this video, this was me still being a bright emo kid, before it got all gloomy and dark.

Natasha Bedingfield - These Words



"Pocketful of Sunshine" is my "Easy A" song but that one is just a forgotten song from my childhood.

Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There



So I finally watched "Spice World" and here we are. This was my fav Spice Girls video back in the day.

Paris Hilton - Nothing In This World



I had no idea Paris Hilton's songs were actually quite good. They sound like what was Hillary Duff doing at the same time.

Russ - We Just Haven't Met Yet



Gosh, I thought Kanye West was done with rapping and took singing classes !

Tess - Dark But Beautiful



Easy pop song that brings us peacefully on the path of summer festivals !

Chairlift - Polymorphing



Good mood song for sunny Sundays warm at home !

Thee Oh Sees - Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster



Sometimes you just need heavy guitar to brighten up your day !

Biffy Clyro - Re-arrange



Biffy Clyro was performing at London's March 4 Women and did this song. We even got to talk to the singer behind the fence afterwards. Those blue eyes boy... Anyway, this song is so romantic. I thought Biffy Clyro was metal but it's sensitive af.

Lower Than Atlantis - Could Be Worse



Lower Than Atlantis was opening for Enter Shikari during their European tour and when they started playing I realized I knew a shit load of their songs but did not know it was them. Also, the frontman strangely reminds me of the guy I was madly in love with in high school (who also looks like Gerard Way to me, go figure) so I'm INTO Lower Than Atlantis now.

Don Broco - Come Out To LA



It seems like it is impossible for me to publish a playlist now without including my babies Don Broco. This one is kind of different because the main vocals are done by Matt and not Rob. And the video is amazing as usual kudos Terminator fans out there.

The Word Alive - Trapped



Am I a real emo now that I listen to The Word Alive ? Joke aside, I love the lyrics. I listened to "Misery" a lot as well.

Our Last Night - Free Radicals



More emo bands, more real lyrics.

Asking Alexandria - Into The Fire



I only knew one Asking Alexandria song which sounded very electronica/emo, this sounds completely different. I am intrigued now, I want to see them live.

Get Scared - Setting Yourself Up for Sarcasm



At first I thought it was Crown The Empire but turns out it's not.

Metallica - One



I was just looking for outfits to upload in my Sims game and found myself scrolling on a website which had this iconic Metallica song playing in the background.

Which songs did you play most recently ?

Armelle De Oliveira

27/03/2018

MARCH | INSPIRATION

The last few months were INTENSE in terms of style, I mean, the Black Panther red carpet, Janelle, Zendaya, Harry Styles' suit, Will Smith throwback on Instagram (please follow him, this guy is a ray of sunshine) and his family, me watching "Spice World" for the first time EVER and having MAJOR outfit envies, my Stranger Kids, Tumblr and Kurt Cobain...



Armelle De Oliveira