Belle Vivir is a blog created by Julia Paulino Yenicag to cover everything from Interior Design, home decor, fashion, beauty, design trends and shopping suggestion for the chic and modern woman. The blog was created as a personal Interior Designer bookmark. Julie is currently working on her new jewelry line; Tyche. Chic is in the details.
"Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount."Clare Booth Luce
My broken heart goes to all the people who have lost a loved one and/or their homes during this terrible time in the US. New Yorkers have shown their best and greatest side during horrible times like this. This is when their solidarity and courage comes afloat the strongest.
Good Morning everyone. I wish my people in New York and its neighboring
boroughs are baring this Hurricane that is approaching the East Coast. I know
that things that we can’t control is always scary and Nature is one of
them. Let's hope God's hands will weaken the strength of Hurricane Sandy.
There is one thing I was looking forward to do before our move and that was
having a family photo shoot in it. I can’t tell enough how much I
love photo shoots. It's fun, enthusiastic, and hopeful. You get up
early in the morning, one of my favorite things actually, go out to get fresh
flowers, set up, get all made up and dress up and have as much fun as you
can. But, of course the most important part of a photo shoot is the
memories that we captured especially family memories.
I wanted the pictures to be natural, kind of like lifestyle pictures, and we
were lucky we came across Diego
Molina, a professional photographer who did a great job capturing very
special everyday-moments in a fashionable and tasty way. Photographing
kids is not an easy task. Lucas, our son, for instance goes at his own
will. You don't take a picture of him if he doesn't want to, so I was
glad to see that Diego had experience with these kinds of situations and I was
able to end up with a bunch of great pictures of our little one for the future,
which reminds me I haven't sent the respective grandmas these pictures.
Have a great and safe week!
When is my bed arriving here in our Sao Paulo home, please? Hello!
Our cutie pie and I trying to surf in the dry.
Me, myself and I. Diego
also makes people look not so bad without filter. ha! an Instagram
insiders joke. Thank you Diego for the great pictures!
Make Fashion not War! This selection of fashion here collected has a sole
intention of inspiring those who dare and are confident to wear. One
advise to those who don't agree with it, don't dare tell the one wearing them
because they are well, pretty well armed and you don't really want to mess with
What were you saying..? Sorry I was
looking at the amazing nails, above.
a collection of what I would love to have. Enjoy!
I feel I've been absent from my lovely blog for ages. Our little one
has been under the weather for what's gone from the week and I've been paying
attention to nothing else. Thankfully today he's feeling much better and I have
time to share with you what I have taken with me, not literally, these things
were shipped, to Sao Paulo. I'm very pleased with the things I got in
such a short notice.
Besides that I'll start with what I'm the least happy, the rug bought intentionally
for the living room. How on earth did I end up with a pale beige
sisal/jute rug? Well easy, these stores never have big rugs available,
they are always in back order and I didn't have the time to wait for
them. Nothing, that sometimes you have to do with what you have.
Let's see how that works!
When I opened the box of the Lawrence Flush Mount from Circa
Lighting, I ended up gasping for air. When I got it I had no idea it was
going to be this beautiful. It is really amazing!
I was lucky finding great pieces at auction for great price. I
found a pair of this oversized French lounge chair which I got for a very good
price. They were lucky to come across my fantastic upholsterer in the US
who was able to upholster them in just two days and got them delivered just one
hour before the guys finished packing the truck. Talking about luck,
ha! I used the beautiful ikat Schumacher fabric below.
And here, below is the carpet I have no idea what I will end up doing
This handsome mid-century Brazilian sofa was sitting in the back of an
Auction. Begging to be returned back home and I did it a favor.
He'll soon be back home in its birth country. This one may go in my
And finally the awesome headboard for our little one's bedroom. The
fabric is Cap Ferrat by Alan Campbell, Quadrille. I can't wait to see his
Long gone are the days when labeled front t-shirts were considered flashy or
pretending. Now-a-days these t-shirts are stylish and chic. Perhaps
are the names on them that make them a lot more coveted. I especially
love the Celine Paris t-shirts and the way this lady below has worn it, with
the big junky gold-like necklace, it's the way to go! Enjoy!
Who can forget this image above. Beautiful!
Rihanna is always so chic and stylish in her own rock and roll way.
This amazing home in Malaga, Spain was designed by Pablo Paniagua and
his Studio team that was in charge of almost everything from the architecture
to the design and construction of furniture. All done with the very
important goal of reaching a harmonious result. I love how the dark
colors stand out on the white background. Enjoy!
Always amazed at the power of mirror. This inner courtyard appears double its size due to the use of mirrors on the wall.
It's Dia da Criança here in Brazil and I wanted to wish all children a happy and beautiful day! It's a national Holiday so no work and no school today. Children are extremely important to Brazilian and they are truly sweet to them so I was not surprise to find Lucas's school yesterday with balloon arrangements like this one everywhere. It was really beautiful and magic. Happy Weekend everyone!
Some people credit the first "it pant" on my list to Michael
Jackson's iconic black and white pants, others to Celine Fashion House.
Regardless of who you want to thank for them and I think we should all do, the ability
of side track pants to make anyone look slender and well-built is
You can dress it up with a lace top and keep it real riding a bike. :)
The second on my list is the Leopard print pants. It's the kind of
print that when wearing it I prefer to keep it in the dark color side, like the
first one below. I think that by keeping it in the browns and blacks and
staying away from the yellowish ones it's still easy in the eyes and elegant at
Love the way both of these ladies wear
Margherita Missoni below, kept it fun
and young. The cropped kind on her.
And finally and perfect for the
starting Fall season in the US it's the leather leggings or leather panel pants
which are stylish and modern. I bought mine a year ago at Club Monaco and
I've been rocking it ever since. I feel like every year I have to write
about leather pants because they are classic and stylish.
What's sexier than leather and fake fur? Below, me, myself and I.
I am convinced that our surroundings influence our beings and if we put in our homes only what we love based on comfort and functionality beauty will reveal itself. After all, having a warm, comfortably functional and beautiful home to come back to at the end of a long and hectic day, is what we all covet. A happy home which should render us with either a sense of comfort or reward at the end of our busy days.
"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury" - Coco Chanel 2008-2011 BELLE VIVIR: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY JULIA PAULINO YENICAG. ALL CONTENT IS THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF BELLE VIVIR UNLESS OTHERWISE CREDITED. IT IS NOT PERMITTED TO COPY OR ALTER CONTENT WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT.