Monday, December 20


with our little minds going crazy with ideas for our next shoot, we thought we'd share with you some shots that inspire us.... enjoy.

source: studded hearts, desordre

Wednesday, December 1

don't come monday shoot sneak peak...

on tuesday night we were asked to style a shoot for an ongoing event hosted by birdees called don't come monday, which promotes our favourite - the sunday session. here are some sneak peak pics of what we got up to. professional photos to follow soon.

dear waston...

huge, relenting sighs from us at oh mon dieu. as we create this particular post. there is nothing more frustrating then loving a celebrity's style when you really do not love said celeb. especially their new boy hair cut that, in our opinion, just does not work for them. however, we are going to overlook that to bring you emma watson. french vogue are plastering her on their updates and so, what french vogue says and does we listen and follow. her outfits are impeccable and whether or not she puts them together herself or pays someone a hefty sum to do so for her, she pulls them off terribly tastefully. she manages to take quite grown up looks and make them work for her age. note how she shows off one feature body part (mainly legs) and demurely covers the rest. her use of feature pieces is also commendable. the gold burberry with black belt and black jacket, and how she wears the same burberry 'bespoke' trench and creates two different looks. malheureusement tres chic.

HBB Photography Shoot...

here are a few fun shots from the shoot we did with HBB Photography and Georgia Snow a little while ago. we had a ball and were very happy with the photos, which feature in an earlier post. 

Sunday, November 21

pocket full of...

at oh mon dieu. we adore anything french. so it is no surprise that we adore clemence poesy, a divine, young french actress that has a fashion thumb to die for. it is only a small bonus for us that she is on the current season of gossip girl and as a result has to wear amazing clothes and kiss heavenly chuck bass aka ed westwick.
quelle terrible pour elle.  

 we simply had to a. add this picture and b. make it extra large. although it doesn't show off any particular styling techniques, you get the general idea of it's inclusion...

like it or love it.

when does something that catches your eye become something you simply must have? at what point do we decide that like is in fact love and we hand over our precious coinage (notes.. oh for notes..) to satisfy our need for that particular item?

in the dressing rooms of witchery on a recent shopping trip, it become glaringly obvious that we were about to purchase jeans that really weren't the be all and end all of our summer wardrobes. and then it became so clear, as it has before of course, but this time it seemed almost like an epiphany. unless you absolutely love an item of clothing or particular accessory, unless you can not go another day not wearing them, unless you know, without a doubt, that you will wear it and use it constantly, and feel confident and amazing in it, hence rendering it priceless, should you buy it.

some simple, easy rules/tips for shopping and purchasing:

a. check the colour in comparison to your complexion. this a big one as some shades just do not work on certain skin tones or with certain hair colours.

b. fit is very important, obviously. don't delude yourself into thinking that something that is either too big or too small could work. walk away. now. if something is too small, it is going to pull, be too tight and make you look larger. to the same effect, don't buy something too big thinking that the extra material will hide sins. it adds weight on and makes you look bigger than what you actually are. you want an item of clothing to fall or cling in the right places. if in doubt, take a friend or ask the styling assistants. most are dying to lend a hand (that's what they're paid for), and you will be able to tell if they're lying just to get a sale. you're not gullible, you're terribly smart and will see through them immediately. feel a little smug and chuffed over knowing when they are and don't buy it on principle - unless it looks smashing.

c. denim is a tricky but important one. if you're pear shaped and are heavier on bottom, then light wash denim is usually a no go. this is not a rule - just a tip. if you have this body shape, don't stick to the conclusion that skinny leg will not suit. if you can balance your hip and bottom with what you wear on top, buy your terrific skinnies and add fabulous heels or uber accessories. if you're problem is your middle and you hate wearing jeans because they suck in around your stomach, stick to higher waisted options that will hold you in instead. lower waisted jeans will just make anything stick our over the top of the band. make sure they fit your bottom nicely and show off the the shape of your legs instead. if you're top heavy then try to avoid wearing jeans that are very, very skinny, as it will only accentuate anything bigger on top. try a slim or boot cut in a fashion wash. add a terrific belt and wear a darker colour on top to slim your upper body.
check where the denim has gaps and clings. look at yourself and see the positive but don't discard areas that you're sensitive about.
the important thing about denim is that it is, as a general rule, not your feature. they are there to show off something else, a fabuluos top or pair of shoes. demin (whether it be jeans or skirt) is your go to. if they are a fashion jean then work with washes that suit your shape.

d. if you're going to purchase something glitzy and fab, decide if you can or will wear it again, to a not so flashy occasion. and do it. dressing up shouldn't be secluded events. grab a coffee and wear that terrific sequin top with jeans and flats. feel amazing in it, not self conscious. if you know you won't wear it again, add it to the maybe pile (depending on the occasion) and shop around. a do is definitely get something glam for pick me up's that you couldn't leave the shop without and that everyone nearly cried at when they saw you trying it on. this is a pretty good sign you look amazing.

e. shop outside your comfort zone. if you see something you would never, ever have tried on before - do it. you might be pleasantly suprised. be open to trying new things. refer to tip/rule d though. don't get swept up by adventurous, cleavage, stomach showing off items that seem like a good idea in the fitting room mirrors and with champagne lunch drunk friends.

... we could go on forever. there are so many do's and don't's of buying. probably the biggest indicator is that, in Whitney's words, if you felt like a million dollar bill and cried when you arrived home without it, then you under shopped. this is a travesty. a definite don't.

Tuesday, November 9

a little online love...

we're all very busy and important. we simply do not have the time to physically go out to find something fabulous to wear or that terrific gift. we love to wander the shops as much as the next person, however at oh mon dieu we have found some sites that will probably make you get online a little more often. terriblement pratique...
although the seasons are slightly askew, we still feel that finding something for the warmer months is definitely achievable. then again, it's never too early to start planning your winter wardrobe.

topshop delivers to australia for a delivery fee of  $15 australian.

birdsnest - delivery fee of $10.95 australian.