MY DAILY UNIFORM

Hi- Que l’on ai beaucoup, peu de vêtements, ou plusieurs styles, on a tous un go-to outfit, une sorte d’uniforme que l’on porte quand on n’a plus d’inspiration ou tout simplement une valeur sûre dans notre dressing que l’on peut porter en tout temps.

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Pour ma part ce daily uniform est composé d’une paire de Converses All Star (noires ou blanches) car se sont certainement mes chaussures préférées -elles se portent littéralement avec tout-, un jean brut droit -les levi’s sont mes préférés- et un sweat à capuche/hoodie assez large pour dormir dedans -que j’achète principalement dans des boutiques vintage ou friperies-. Lorsque je porte cette tenue je cherche plus le confort et la simplicité que le style. Je me suis rendue compte que je ne portais quasiment que du noir alors mon daily uniform est généralement composé à 60% de noir aha.

J’adapte ensuite le manteau que je porte en fonction de la saison. En hiver c’est un long manteau ou une doudoune oversized et au printemps une veste en jean.

THE LIST

SHOES // HOODIE // JEANS

THE INSPIRATION

 

Et vous quel est votre daily uniform?

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Study Apps: How to stay calm, organized, make mind maps…

hi – I’m back! School is taking all of my personnal time these past few weeks like i feel i’ve been working 24/7. And because i felt overhelmed i thought i could find some apps to help me having my shit together and i actually found some good ones that i’ll share with you right now!!

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So first of all, succeeding in school means being organized (for me) and knowing your limit. For example, spending the whole night working for an history test because you didn’t learned it before is a waste of sleep, energy and a proof you weren’t organized (even if sometimes you just need to procrastinate). For the apps, i discovered a lot of them by reading studyblr and watching some ‘study with me’ videos (Jusuf‘s videos are just SO MOTIVATING).

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LOFFEE – I talked about this app in my ‘study playlist’ post and this is a must -in my opinion- for people who like to work with music but can’t stay focused when the music has lyrics. This app has five music vibes: Morning Coffee, Early Summer, Heal, Late Night Vibe and Rainy Days and all the songs are lo fi hip hop. It really helps me to relax and focus on my homework. I also listen to it while i’m on my computer, working on some projects, writing post… My favorite playlists are definitly Late Night Vibes and Rainy Days! Or you can just go listen to my study playlist on youtube 🙂 Similar app – Study Aide

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FOREST – This app is so famous among studyblr and youtubers, like i heard about it sooo many times so i had to download and try it. This app helps you to stay focused and off line for a moment. You can choose how long you want to work and just start the timer (i recommand 35mins of work and 15mins of pause but just try what’s good for you!). Everytime you are doing a ‘working session’ you plant a virtual tree through the app and it grows while you are working but if you stop the timer (by using your phone and going to another app for example) it will kill the tree. So basically, the goal is to grow as much trees as you can and create a forest that represents your ability to stay focused. The more you plant trees, the more you can unlock new features (like different tree species, etc). Similar app – FLIP, Study Timer, Study Buddy

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QUIZLET – This one is a M-U-S-T (especially for languages and definitions)!! If you haven’t heard of it yet, this app allows you to create your own flashcards and helps you memorize them with some interactive games/exercises. You can also search for a particular subject and access to others’ flashcards (and you can obviously share your own flashcards with everyone, your class, your friends or just keep it to yourself!). I actually use quizlet for learning all my lanuages (english, german, korean and maybe spanish soon aha). Similar app – Cartes Mémoire (french)

Notebloc

NOTEBLOC – Another app I just can’t live without and that I also use for other purposes than school. Notebloc is basically a scanner in your phone. You can numerise EVERYTHING, from your notes to your drawings and with a very good quality (as long as you take a good picture and the brightness isn’t bad). It makes everything simplier for me!

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MIMIND – MiMind is an app for creating mind maps. I recently downloaded it and i’m already happy with the results, it really helps you to have an overview on your subject and creating the mind map is just SO EASY like everyone can do it. You have different templates to help you, you can choose different colors, forms… and you can also share it in different formats (jpeg, png, pdf, tga, bmp…). Maybe some people will be disappointed by the ‘aesthetic’ of the app and the mind maps (really 2008, not so pretty) but you know sometimes you have to put utility before beauty.

And that’s it for today’s post, i hope i somehow managed to help you if you are struggling like me with school and that i’m not just intertaining myself here lmao ^^

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paris fashion week w/ charlotte – brunch, photos and bubble tea

Hi – OK ALORS TOUT D’ABORD THE GOLDEN CRUSH EST PASSÉ À THEGOLDENCRUSH.COM!! J’ai enfin acheté mon domaine yay. BREF.

Avoir un blog c’est interagir avec une communauté de lecteurs et de blogueurs talentueux et créer des liens IRL (in real life – dans la vie de tous les jours) et c’est comme ça que j’ai rencontré charlotte du blog Give It A Chance! Cela fait plusieurs années que je la suis et que nous communiquions à travers nos blogs et il y a quelques mois nous nous étions déjà rencontrées pour aller prendre des photos et ce connaitre un peu mieux et nous n’avions qu’une hâte, se revoir! Nous nous sommes donc revues samedi dernier et avons déjeuné chez Mata Mata (un petit café non loin du Louvre et qui est juste trooop mignon) et nous sommes allées nous balader aux tuileries, autour du Louvre, place Vendôme et bien sur un Bubble Tea à Opera (les bubble tea et moi c’est une grand histoire d’amour mmmh voilà).

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Hoodie from Champio, pants from H&M and shoes from Converse.

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Après cela nous avons fini la journée en allant dans le concept store Livin Cool qui rassemblait également des collection capsule Off-White, Supreme et tant d’autre et c’était vraiment super cool ~

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Ce fût vraiment une super journée et le toast à l’avocat était juste dingue!!

Avez-vous fait des rencontres grâce aux réseaux sociaux?

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NONA9ON – Ultimate Wishlist (even if i’m broke af)

Among the korean streetwear brands i love there is Nona9on. It is a YG Entertainment (Blackpink and Ikon’s company) apparel brand with a strong streetwear influence and interesting fabrics. I recently checked their website and thought i could do a (dream) wishlist, DREAM I REPEAT because the average price is around 100$ so hell no. Even though it has some really cool items and designs so you should definitly check it out! I am totally obsessed with their synthetic pieces like this raincoat or these shorts and their bags are just so SICK.

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ANORAK HOODIE // COACH JACKET // OVERSIZED RAINCOAT

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HIP SACK // BACKPACK // MINI BAG // EASY HOBO BAG

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I feel like this post is more like a Nona9on selection rather than a wishlist but anyways.

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DOUBLE WAIST JEANS // SYNTHETIC SHORTS

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CHECKERED SHIRT // HAWAIIAN SHIRT // STRIPE TOP

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T-SHIRT // HOODIE // PRINTED T-SHIRT

What do you think of Nona9on? What is your favorite streetwear brand?

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MOOD BOARD – BABY PINK

En lisant récemment l’article de Charlotte sur son moodboard cela m’a rappelé que je n’en avait pas posté depuis longtemps! Il s’agit d’un moodboard que j’ai fait l’année dernière mais que je n’ai jamais eu l’occasion de poster ici alors le voici. Je me suis fixée une règle, que tout soit de la même couleur ou du oins dans le même ton, et la couleur du jour est donc le baby pink. Le Baby Pink est pour moi une couleur qui représente la douceur, les fleurs de cerisier, le printemps et la renaissance. C’est une des couleurs que je préfère.

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j’adore son côté poudré qui rend tout ce qui est de cette couleur ‘doux’ (visuellement parlant).

fait avec: paint comme toujours et des photos trouvées sur tumblr

Et vous que pensez-vous du baby pink?

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Study Playlist: Lo fi Hip Hop (Vol. 1)

Hellooo – Je reviens aujourd’hui avec une study playlist. Lorsque je travaille j’ai besoin d’être dans un environnement calme et peu bruyant mais le silence complet me stresse et j’ai toujours besoin d’avoir un fond musical. Le problème c’est que la plupart des musiques que j’apprécie ont des paroles et j’ai un peu de mal à me concentrer sur ce que je fais parce que ça finis toujours en concours de playback.

MAIS il y a environ un an  j’ai découvert le lo fi hip hop et depuis je n’écoute quasiment que ça. C’est une musique d’ambiance présente sans trop l’être et avec des mélodies reposantes mais rythmées, le compromis parfait. Vous pouvez facilement trouver des playlists de lo fi de 5h sur youtube mais j’ai décidé de vous proposer MA playlist car les artistes de lo fi sont souvent oubliés et peu récompensés pour leur travail.

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BREF, voici donc ma première playlist de la série ‘Study Playlist’. Pour celle-ci j’ai eu l’idée de créer une vidéo qui regroupe toutes les musiques présentées dans cet article et que pourrez ensuite écouter quand bon vous semble! En espérant que ça vous plaise. Si c’est le cas, je vous recommande vivement une application (gratuite) que j’utilise au quotidien qui s’appelle ‘Loffee et qui entre autre propose des playlist de lo fi en fonction de thèmes et d’ambiances, comme ‘Morning Coffee’, ‘Late Night Vibe’, ‘Rainy Days’… (ma préférée avec Late Night Vibes) et qui en plus met en avant les artistes!!

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Que pensez-vous du lo fi hip hop? Qu’écoutez-vous quand vous travaillez?

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Get To Know: Piper Badaracco

안녕 – If there is a category I cherish on this blog it’s definitly the one dedicated to my Interviews, I love to be in touch with such amazing women and to share a bit of their world here on The Golden Crush with you. During summer I had all the time I needed to work on my projects and to do some interviews and plan some posts that will give some life to the blog throughout the year! Anyways, I’m back today with a special interview because I did it with a model (first time on the blog, yeeeaah!!). Pour la version francaise de cet article c’est pour bientôt.

Piper Badaracco (@pip.pip) is a 18 years old model with a irresistible baby doll face, born and raised in Oregon (state in the North-West, USA). She did some major campaigns in Korea (and USA) and also walked at the Seoul Fashion Week (Push Button and Jarret). Here’s my interview with Piper!

Julie (aka me if you still don’t know)You started modeling at 15, has it always be your dream?

Piper– Oh totally!! I was an awkward kid growing up and America’s Next Top Model was one of my outlets. To this day I still remember tips Tyra gave to the girls on the show.

J- What are you currently studying?

P– At the moment, nothing. I graduated early (at my school there’s an early grad program) to pursue modeling full time. Eventually I wanna go to college for Physics/Astrophysics with something in archaeology too.

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J- You have amazing origins, like your are Russian, Polish, French, American, Italian… Do you speak any of those languages?

P– Oh god I wish! Together I have 13 nationalities. I took French for 2 years, I can’t really speak it anymore but I can still understand it. The only Russian I know is from what my russian « wife » Tehhi taught me.

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J- You worked in Korea, what is the best thing in Korea you don’t have in USA?

P– Lots: Kpop, PC Bangs, cheaper shoes, Karaoke… I mean the USA has these things, but they are just part of the culture in Korea. PCBangs and Karaoke are EVERYWHERE. Coffee is everywhere, even more than Portland.

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J- What is your favorite Kpop group?

P– You really asking the hard questions. Here are my top few: Apink, Pentagon, IKON, Hyuna, Jimin Park, Red Velvet, BTS, Stray Kids, NCTDream, EXID, and Hyukoh. I’m also excited for NinePercent to debut. I definitely listen to girl groups more than boy groups. When I listen to new music I get REALLY into it. I told myself I wasn’t going to get into BTS, but here I am 3 months after Korea. Totally in love with them.

J- What is your current playlist?

P– Currently it’s just filled with BTS‘s new album, Bastille, Jimin Park, Paramore, and Rex Orange County. Music depends on my mood, but I always like to keep it upbeat. I’m currently listening to « Look Alike » by Jimin Park and D.ear while typing this.

J- How do you manage your modeling career and school? Any tips?

P– To be totally honest, it was hard for me to manage both. I started doing half online school and half physical school to take more jobs. Then did a early grad program to get my full diploma and get out. I’d say focus on how far you really wanna get into it. If you wanna make it a career, do online school, or go for an accelerated/early grad program! If it’s just something fun for you to do, then don’t worry about it; just remember modeling IS a job. Just a tip in general: separate yourself from your work and real life. It’s what keeps me sane in this industry. Remember you are no better than anyone else, so don’t act like you deserve work. Don’t get worked up over things either. Continue to push yourself in what YOU can do. REMEMBER TO EAT. I’M SERIOUS. Learn good portion sizes and well rounded/filling meals. Basically, get your high school diploma okay kids.

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J- Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

P– I don’t think I have specific inspirations? Tyra Banks for sure, Tom Holland, BTS, the people I surround myself with… it’s like an array of things. Myself included. I don’t know, just seeing humans that are kind and have worked hard to get where they are. Not saying I’m on some crazy level, but I like seeing how much work people put into what they love. My mom as well. She’s traveled everywhere, from Europe to America. She works insanely hard, started her business from nothing. I want to travel as much as her.

J- Latest fashion obsession?

P– I’ve been wearing a lot of bandannas recently… especially with my hair type it makes it fluffier/covers bad hair days. Chunky sneakers too, I love being comfy.

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J- Who/What keeps you motivated?

P– Everything I mentioned before. My best friend Mara helps me out a lot, I can call her anytime. She’s my anchor when my head is in the clouds. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed, or my anxiety spikes, I just remember how far I’ve come since being 15. It keeps me going. To know everything people told me I couldn’t do, I’m now doing.

J- What is your favorite place in the world?

P– Italy or Korea. Korea was ridiculously fun, I want to go back there just to explore more. Italy was amazing and I just love the atmosphere. I was only 14 when I went for an 8th grade, so going back to Italy would be amazing. I could explore on my own. As you can probably tell, it’s hard for me to narrow down to one thing.

J- What is your go-to outfit?

P– Simple: an over-sized graphic tee (tie it up), some kind of cool looking jeans, and chunky sneakers… don’t forget the bandanna.

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J- Is there any artist you appreciate? Why?

P– I love Bastille. Their mix tapes are insane. How Dan mashes his vocals with 80s/90s classics. I particularly love their music videos, because they always have whole stories to them. I love it when musical artists do that. On top of that, they are amazing at having oddly deep lyrics with a super upbeat sound. Vice versa, they have songs with super happy lyrics but with, for lack of better words, depressing instrumentals.

J- What are your passions, other than modeling?

P– Science, music, gaming, and travel. I adore astronomy/physics. Space FASCINATES me. If I could go to Mars, I would already be there. Music is a good outlet for me. I played the baritone in high school. It helps to tune out the the white noise in my head from my adhd/anxiety. Which is why I’m fine listening/discovering music in other languages so easily, music just puts my mind to rest. Additionally, if I told you how many online friends I have you’d be astonished. I have two groups: my gull squad boys and my Pennsylvania boys. I game with all of them constantly. I love watching Overwatch League, following players, indie games… but I digress. Lastly Travel. I’m pretty sure it runs in the family. My mom has lived all throughout Europe, and in 13 states. One of the reasons I love modeling, I can travel really anywhere I want for work.

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J- You made some campaigns in Korea (to site a few, banilaco a beauty and skincare brand; Sewing Boundaries a streetwear brand; bornchamps another streetwear brand), how does it feels to see yourself in the stores, or in the street?

P– It was ABSOLUTELY surreal. One of my favorite moments from Korea was when I asked my Korean manager to take me to Gangnam after a job. It’s where « my » billboard is for BornChamps, I remember taking photos in front of it, then across the street was BanilaCo. Where I’m in their stores. Down the street was my New Balance campaign. It was so surreal I started crying hahah. Just going from a band kid, who no one really payed attention to, to then having work booked out for weeks was something I couldn’t even have dreamed of. Even for just that moment, I didn’t feel so small. 나는 너를 사랑해!!!! (translation from korean to english: i love you!!)

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J- What are your goals for the next years?

P– If I’m not there by the end of this year, Tokyo. Then New York. It’s a pretty short answer, but I also wanna go everywhere possible. Tokyo is the goal right now. I wanna go more markets. Year of the Pip, watch out.

J- The worst pun you ever made?

P– Shit, I’ve made a lot. My most recent one>> Do you know who the most powerful father is… The God father.

Anything that is so bad it’s just bad makes me laugh my ass off. I do a lot of puns that are off of what people say so it’s hard to say.

J- Where do you dream to travel to?

P– Tokyo, France, or Australia!! Love all of those places. Tokyo because I really want to work there. France because I love it in general and just wanna go there. Australia because I have an amazing friend who lives there who I met while in Korea; I miss her so much!

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J- Is there anything you are particularly proud of?

P– Honestly everything I did in Korea. It was my first trip, and I was not expecting what happened. I’m so thankful for all the opportunities that came my way! I hope to push myself further in future.

Thank you so much to Piper for anwsering to all my questions, it was really nice knowing a bit more of her, she seem to fun and bubbly! I hope you enjoyed this interview of this upcoming supermodel (not kidding, she’ll be stealing names very soon) and tell me if you want more content about Pip!

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photos from @pip.pip (instagram)