The Grand Café Orient

The Grand Café Orient, in Prague, is practically a museum. It’s the only surviving Cubist interior in the world. The architecture, furniture, decor and light fixtures, created in 1911 by the architect Josef Gočár, were faithfully restored in 2002. It’s definitely a fascinating place to slowly savor an espresso while contemplating every decorative detail!

Cubism was an art movement initiated by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. It was reflected in painting, sculpture, architecture, design and literature, and inspired avant-garde artists, like Le Corbusier!

Grand Café Orient: Dům U Černé Matky Boží (The House of the Black Madonna), Ovocný trh 19, 110 00, Praha 1

Culotte Pants

I really am happy to find culottes in boutiques this year. I had a pair 10 years ago and I missed them a lot.

Culottes are a very versatile piece which is ideal for summer, but are also very easy to match in fall. Add an oversized sweater and you will instantly create a relaxed yet sophisticated look. It can also be appropriate for work with a blazer or classic top, and it’s absolutely sublime with heels! But you know me, I love to wear flats (especially when walking on paved street), that’s why I decided to wear my sneakers.

Here is some advice when searching for your pair:

  • Opt for a model with a high waist: the belt should be where your waist is thinest (or a bit lower). This benefits the silhouette.
  • Look for wrinkle resistant fabrics. I also like heavier ones because they create a beautiful movement while walking.
  • Pay close attention to the cut. There are a lot of different models on the market, with different lengths, some are also more loose than others, with waist pleats, and so on. It is definitely worth it to try on a few pairs and find the one that fits you perfectly!


Top: Set (similar), Culottes: Bailey 44, Sunglasses: Raen, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar), Sneakers: Senso.

Hot Sun

On this day in Prague, Sam and I climbed Petrin Hill and a hundred flights of stairs, and visited a castle. All under a hot sun! For days like this, there is no question regarding my outfit: I opted for the most comfortable, light and practical option.

First, I chose my best pair of walking shoes, obviously, my white sneakers!

Then, I opted for clothes that are made from natural fibers. This t-shirt is made of a very light cotton and these shorts are 85% silk and 15% wool. Yes, It’s an unusual combination, but the wool adds significant durability to the silk!

I prefer loose clothes when it’s very warm outside. I like to feel the breeze between my skin and the fabric. It’s refreshing!

As you can imagine, I avoid wearing black! It would have been nice to have had a hat that day, as well, to cover my dark hair…

For accessories, in addition to sunglasses, I brought a bottle of water, my camera and lenses as well as a light sweater and scarf to extend my day out beyond sunset. I put everything in this backpack that is so practical because it’s foldable and easily stored. For items I used more often (phone, map, etc.), I had a small leather bag for greater conveniences.

I had a wonderful day even if it was very warm! Sam had a harder time enjoying our day because of his black jeans, dark t-shirt and his more formal shoes… 😉


T-Shirt: Joie, Short: Malene Birger (similar), Sneakers: Senso, Sunglasses: Raen, Bag: DKNY (similar), Backpack: Qwstion (similar).

The Girl in Prague

Sam (the man behind the lens) and I were in Prague last week to record an orchestra as part of his work. We were fortunate to have so many unforgettable moments with friends and very talented people! While we were in this magnificent city, we also took the opportunity to take in the sights!

What fascinated me the most in Prague was that, while the sun made its way across the sky over the course of the day, the colors of the city changed. And because the architecture was beautifully and intricately ornamented, the light seemed to play in the most wonderful way!

I also adored the spectacular view of the city’s rooftops from Petrin Hill, the walks by the Vltava River and the moments of rest in beautifully conserved coffee shops, decorated in glorious styles from Prague’s various eras.

In only a few days, I got an eyeful! And this, I hope, was only the first of many visits to Prague!