Merry "Birthmas"

Salut, tous ceux qui lisent ce blog. C'est moi, Sandrine.

I'm going to explain something to you. When your birthday is around Christmas, it gets looked over. Sabine and I were born on December 19, so our mom decided we could wait and open our birthday gifts alongside our Christmas gifts at midnight on the 25th. Since our FREAKING DOG TORE APART our real Christmas tree, our dad hauled MY PURPLE TREE from MY BEDROOM to our living room. Maman was livid because a purple tree? Quelle horreur! Whatever. It got the job done.

Here I am by my tree. I received my top for "birthmas", Christmas and/or my birthday.

Here I am with some of my gifts. Now, my family doesn't hate me THAT much. I did get more gifts. I got some new leotards, tights, and a lot of fun makeup stuff in addition to the vintage curlers and jacket that I'm posing with.

Yeah, so I think my life is pretty good right now. I stole the show as the Sugarplum Fairy in the Conservatoire's production of The Nutcracker. Ignore the fact that some other girl danced that role for two of the shows. I hate sharing roles that I worked so hard for, but I definitely made the biggest impression. I have the bandages on my toes to prove that I danced my heart out.

D'accord, ignore my sister's bragging. She did do a great job, and she was way better than the other girl that danced with the B cast. Aurélie danced the role of the Dewdrop, and she shined during the Waltz of the Flowers. Enough, onto my "birthmas"!

I received an Olaf figure, an adorable Anna bow, and a pretty floral lace top. My biggest gift was my winter vacation trip with Aurélie. I leave in a week, and I am very excited. I'll definitely take tons of pictures and update the blog more. 

I love how Sabine gets out of the house while I'm stuck at home.
This is why you and Aurélie should be friends!
On that note, I am perfectly content with staying home and locking myself in my room.
Sandrine! Taise-toi!

Did you have a good holiday? Did anything exciting happen?

Sabine et Sandrine

I'm kind-of a big deal.

Salut, tous ceux qui lisent ce blog ! C'est Sandrine !

I've been busy...but not just with The Nutcracker and *groan* school. I had a modeling gig. Oh, it wasn't a big deal or anything. It was pretty casual. I got to model some cute leggings and a cute skirt for Moi Aussi. Plus, I got paid a small sum.

Oh, and check out these FABULOUS headshots!

It gets better. I even get to design a small line! Quelle suprise ! Then again, I do have pretty good taste...

So, here's what you should do. BUY SOME LEGGINGS to show your support. Comprennez-vous ? The leggings and skirt are inspired by the disgusting Fleming twins (Nicki and Vicki) and their even more repulsive cousin, Micki, but I do wear them well. 

If you buy anything, let me know! Oh...and definitely share pics with me!


An act of true love will thaw a frozen heart...

Salut, tout le monde! C'est Sabine! 
I guess I haven't been a great blogger, but I'll get my act together. I had my laptop privileges revoked for two weeks, which didn't help.
As you know, Sandrine and I have Frozen fever, which leads me to discuss my act of true love that resulted in, well, this post.

Sandrine and I have been getting along lately, partially thanks to me and partially thanks to...well, actually, entirely thanks to me. I'll post about the incident separately, One day, on my way to my Spanish class, two guys walking in front of me were trash-talking my sister and her best friend, Coralie. I'm not exactly the biggest Coralie fan. She's kind-of aloof, and her low self-esteem is rather exhausting. Still, I don't think it was right for those guys to trash talk them. I had it when they said something extremely nasty about my sister. I approached one of the guys that was doing the majority of the trash talking, and I said, "NOBODY talks about Sandrine that way!" I gave him a shove, and he ended up falling down the stairs. I never intended for that to happen. I guess I got too carried away. Anyway, he was fortunately okay, but I wasn't. It's a miracle I'm still alive and breathing after my mom found out what I did. Sandrine laughed, but when she realized I was in trouble for defending her, something changed. 

I was in my room and throwing myself a pity party since my plans with friends ceased to exist. Sandrine pounded on my door.

"Sabine, you did that...for me?" Sandrine asked.

"Well, yeah. You're kind-of apart of my family," I shrugged.

"Merci," Sandrine said softly. "I owe you one."

"More than one," I rolled my eyes. "More like 10."

Sandrine gave me a dirty look. "Someone's getting ahead of themselves..."


Now, fast forward to yesterday. It has officially been two weeks since the incident. In that time frame, Sandrine and I were getting along better than we have. Her snark, sarcasm, and blatantly rude comments can be funny once in awhile. That's why I decided to creep on Chrissa's Instagram with her. I know that she and Chrissa are good friends, but she couldn't help but roll her eyes.

C'est Sandrine, et oui, l'Instagram de Chrissa est trop amusant. Chrissa is dating this guy who is, what the American call, a freshman in college. Chrissa is obviously our age, and she is a "junior" in high school. Anyway, they have been dating for a little more than a year and a half. Their relationship is completely ridiculous. The boyfriend says the dumbest, most obsessive things like, "Taken by Chrissa Maxwell- the love of my life FOREVER." He also constantly comments things on her pictures like, "GORGEOUS! I'M SO LUCKY!" Give me a break. Chrissa isn't even that pretty and everybody knows it. He claims he'll love her forever and doesn't need or want anybody else. Seriously, the guy's Instagram is littered with photos of him and Chrissa or photos of just Chrissa. It's gross. Get a freaking life. I doubt their little infatuation with each other will last. The guy's in college. Move on. Date someone your own age. I bet his friends laugh at his Instagram page. I'd unfollow that account in a heartbeat. So obnoxious. Chrissa's obsessive and possessive, too, and she is so freaking immature that I can't take her sometimes...

The best part of his account was when I sent Lilly the screenshot of one of his captions: "I love you more and more everyday, Chrissa. You always make me smile, and just a simple hug makes my heart burn." Lilly replied to me and said, "If she makes your heart burn, take a freaking Tum's!" I died laughing at Lilly's sarcasm and wit. I'm glad that Sandrine is annoyed by this weird relationship, too, and doesn't think it's normal. I'm very entertained by his captions and pictures; they are completely hilarious. Their "relationship" sounds like a total joke.

Maman entered the room as we were laughing so hard we couldn't breathe. We immediately stopped and stared at her. Knowing her, she was probably coming to yell at us. I don't know.

The whole thing turned into Sabine and I whispering. "What did you do this time, Sabine?!" "I don't know, Sandrine! Stop assuming I did something and look at yourself!" "Shut up, Sabine!!! It's your..."

Maman interrupted us. "Will you girls calm down?! I just came in because I have something for you. Not everything involves trouble."
Actually, when you're dealing with Fabienne Vallois Bouchard, there's always trouble. Why do you think we didn't buy it?!

I only believed her when she brought out two big boxes.

I opened my box immediately because she isn't the random gift-giving type.
I echo Sandrine. This was weird. 

I pulled out the most gorgeous Anna dress! I've always wanted to cosplay as my favorite animated character!

The Nutcracker's Snow Queen received a gorgeous Snow Queen Elsa gown. I couldn't get over how gorgeous it was. It was prettier than any tutu I've ever worn, and I've worn some stunning tutus.

"I was going to wait to give them to you girls for Christmas, but didn't you want to have a costume party for that holiday your American friends celebrate? Don't you have a costume party during that summer program you girls do in the United States? I know you girls love that movie, and you girls haven't been causing problems lately. Strange, I admit, but that's teenagers, I suppose..." Maman told us.

We stopped questioning the random gifts and hugged that middle-aged woman that constantly drives us crazy. 
Hey, give her a break, Sandrine! She's trying her best.
Yes, until you screw up again.
Or until you do...

Bisous !
~Sabine et Sandrine

Sweater Weather

Coucou ! C'est Aurélie !

Oui, it's another fashion-related promo post. However, I love fashion, so I don't mind it at all. I was kind-of coerced to write this by certain people across the Atlantic...

As a fashionista, I was lucky to help out with some of the designs for Moi Aussi Design's fall line. Since I love comfy sweaters, I thought it was important to include some of those. After all, it's fall!

My personal favorite is this pink tunic sweater. I have something similar in cardigan form.

Of course, there are some cute Frozen tees. These were added at Sabine's request.

There is so much more, too! There are some cute tunic and legging sets that I'm sure you'll love. We also have some great deals going on. Several items are 50% off their original price. You can also use promo code 30OVER15 at checkout to receive 30% off ANY order of $15 or more!

What are you waiting for? Happy shopping!

What would you like to see in the shop? Let us know!


Moi Aussi Designs Fall Release Part 1

Bonjour! Je m'appelle Delphine Hervagault!
I am Julien's younger sister. I know I have not posted a formal introduction yet, but I have some super exciting news! I got to model for Part 1 of the Moi Aussi Designs fall line! The dresses and skirts I modeled are inspired by Sabine's American friends Nicki, Vicki, and Micki. The fall line is appropriately titled The Fleming Collection. It would make their day if you purchased something. :)
Here is my favorite look that I modeled:

Now, if you aren't into that particular skirt, you might like the other listings:

Every item is perfect for fall and would look great paired with boots, tights, cardigans, scarves, and more. Be sure to check out what's new!

Delphine :)

The Thought Always Counts!

Salut, tout le monde! C'est Sabine, et je suis désolée que l'on n'a pas écrit!
First, I had a busy summer (and will update with some summer posts), and two, my laptop decided to die. I tried posting once from my phone, but it is kind-of tricky (even with the app). Anyway, we're back. I hope you didn't miss us too much. 

Secondly, I thought it would be appropriate to thank some dear friends from the Shoreline Student for their awesome, thoughtful presents. I was shocked to find a huge box awaiting me!

I first opened the card, and it had a nice note inside. I particularly loved the heart design on the outside. It reminded me of something Julien's little sister/my good friend Delphine would make; she is super crafty. I swear her hands are always in glue or paint or something.

Ah, those girls know me all too well! The Frozen stickers are absolutely perfect. I think I might have to have a craft night with Delphine so that we can put them to good use. I also love the dressy black flats; I've been needing a new pair since...since...well, for a very long time...

The next gift was from my new friend, Caroline. Caroline is obsessed with Disney; in particular, she is obsessed with the movie Maleficent. It is a perfect coincidence, too, considering she looks exactly like Princess Aurora. I wondered what was in that bag...

I pulled out the cutest Ariel plush! After all, the redheaded princesses (Ariel and Anna) are the best, if I do say so myself. I might be just a tiny bit biased because I'm a redhead. ;)

I also received a scrapbook kit, and I was completely excited about that. I need places to put some pictures and memorabilia.

Merci beaucoup, Caroline et amies! J'adore TOUT! 

Coucou! C'est moi, Aurélie! I received some very thoughtful gifts, too. Sandrine decided to nag on me for that because she feels she deserves presents. Ugh. I really need to become more assertive when it comes to her...
Anyway, I received a cool Isabelle t-shirt from her premier! I also received some stickers as well as an Isabelle paper doll. I love ballet and fashion, so everything was right up my alley. Isabelle is definitely a character I can relate to.

I had to try on my shirt immediately. It doesn't look too bad with this skirt. In fact, it makes the skirt look more casual.

Have you ever received special gifts from a special friend?

Summer Sale at Moi Aussi Designs!

Salut, tout le monde! C'est Sabine! Our last day of school was July 5th, and we have been busy. Now that it's summer, expect more posts from us!

In other news, we're promoting a new Etsy shop called Moi Aussi Designs. My American acquaintance, Nicki, is currently modeling some cute summer looks for the shop. How fun!!! Expect collections inspired by things that Sandrine, Aurélie, Axelle, and I would wear. 

In the meantime, check out the massive summer sale.

(You can buy a similar ruffle top in the shop!)

So...what are you waiting for?! Check out the sale at MOIAUSSIDESIGNS.ETSY.COM and buy something! 


A flower crown tutorial

Coucou ! C'est Aurélie ! J'ai fait quelque chose qui est parfaite pour le printemps...

A flower crown! I decided to share this tutorial in case you would like to make your own.
Here's what you need:
-faux flowers
-floral wire
-floral tape

First, cut three pieces of floral wire. Make sure that each piece is a little bigger than the circumference of your head. You will need to either twist or braid the pieces of wire together. Using three pieces, I found, makes the crown more stable. 

Now, here is why it is important to make sure the wire is long enough. You will cut the flowers and twist the wire around their stems.

Next, you want to conceal the twisted wire by wrapping it with the floral tape.

So, here is the almost-completed flower crown. 

Now, make sure that it fits around your head.

Tie ribbon to each end for the finishing touch, and then tie them into a bow.

Here's the completed flower crown!

I chose pink flowers since pink is my favorite color, but the color combinations are endless! If you decide to make a flower crown of your own, please send me a link. I'd love to see it!


Saint Valentin (en retard)

Bonjour ! C'est Aurélie, et oui, j'écris de Saint-Valentin en retard ! Désolée- j'étais trop occupée avec la danse classique. 

Valentine's Day. I know it was months ago, but I'm now finally getting around to posting about it. 

I first opened my card from Inky...

Inside the bag was the cutest puzzle!

After that, I pulled out the envelope. I love how Inky put it together- her cards are always adorable.

I loved the "danse" pin that she included! I immediately put it on my dance bag. It adds a nice touch, right?

The second gift was rather large, and it was from Julien. I know that money is tight for him right now, so I hated to see him spend a lot of money on me. I wondered what it could be? The boots I want? The cutest dress I saw in a little shop?

I carefully tore off the pretty pink paper (in my favorite shade, nonetheless) to reveal an American Girl doll!

I've heard of these dolls before. Sabine was Skyping Lilly once, and she noticed that one of Lilly's childhood dolls was on the top shelf of her closet. Lilly's doll turned out to be an AG doll that looked like her, and she named it Fair Lillith. Lilly believes that the doll is possessed, evil, and will haunt her dreams, so it's out of the way. Lilly thinks dolls are absolutely terrifying! I have a collection of antique dolls on a shelf in my room that were passed down for generations, so I guess I am used to "creepy" dolls? Dolls were a large part of my childhood, though I don't really enjoy them now. I felt terrible that Julien spent that kind of money on me- especially on a doll! He really didn't have that money to spend. I was thankful for his gift, don't get me wrong. I just feel bad when does such things despite not being in the best place financially. 

When I opened her box, however, I realized why Julien bought her for me. Like me, she was a dancer- an aspiring professional ballet dancer. I quickly skimmed through her book, which I'd have to read at some point to work on my English skills. I noticed that Isabelle doubted herself a lot because of her competition. I don't doubt myself, but I really get upset when Sandrine gets the parts I wanted. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's because I'm too shy while Sandrine really promotes herself? I don't know. We're both on the same level. I wouldn't call Sandrine outgoing. In fact, she really keeps to herself. There is just something about her personality that screams, "Look at me!"

Julien included a note with the doll that said (rough translation):
I know you're too old for dolls, but when I heard of this one, I knew I had to go out of my way to get her for you. I did my research, and she reminded me so much of you. Happy Valentine's Day!
It was the sweetest thing ever, Julien being one of my best friends and all. He really gets me, but maybe because we are both painfully shy and quiet? He's just one of the only genuinely nice people I know. (Sabine says I need to meet Melanie when I do the summer program in the States; Melanie is apparently the same person as me. She's shy, quiet, reserved, and an awesome flautist! Maybe we can practice playing our flutes together?)
But for now, I really have to hand it to Julien. He's pretty great, and I'm glad that he's in my life.
Salut, tout le monde ! C'est Sabine !
I'm writing about Valentine's Day, too. Julien sent me the prettiest red roses, and I went out to dinner with him, his mom, and sister. Coral, Inky's friend, also sent me a pretty valentine! 

The theme of the card was a bingo board. I would definitely have to hang it on my ribbon board!
Merci, Coral !