Expectations vs Reality: French Holiday Style.

French Holiday Style And Adventures! In Drawings, Of Course.

Above an illustrated recap of my recent trip to Northern France. Below you can see the (very stylish and sunny) picture I had in my mind before going. Here now, is the more realistic “after” version. The weather was pretty bad (no bikini needed) and the trip certainly had some challenges (including being stranded hours away from our apartment at night, and no taxi willing to pick us up) but the bread, wine and cheeses were so delicious it made up for a lot and almost made us forget about the rain!⁠

Expectations:

Above you can see how I envisioned my French Holiday style. In reality no bikini or aftersun was needed. Raincoat instead.

More Expectations:

We hand planned to be in the water a lot and to try Stand Up Paddling.  In reality: zero time spend in the sea because of the bad weather.

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Summer Essentials, In Drawings.

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Summer Style Essentials, Illustrated

Another fun project for Sparknotes. I was asked to draw a series of summer (fashion) essentials. These are 2 of the 8 illustrations I drew. To see the complete slide show click here.

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Take a look here and here for more happy summer vibes. You can also follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for more regular updates. Enjoy your summer!

Summer essentials - Mangomini for Sparknotes

PS. Pizza is my boyfriend tank, similar here. Pineapple earbuds, similar here.

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My Favourite Heatwave Favourites.

Getting hot in here- Cindy Mangomini

What I Wore To Stay Cool During The Heatwave, In Drawings.

During the recent heatwave I had only 1 thing on my mind: how to stay (somewhat) cool! The workspace in my apartment got so hot that my bikini became my new work-uniform (one of the advantages of working from home!)

This is a drawing of my personal favorite things that are keeping me cool during the hot weather. If you like this you can follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for regular updates or shop my illustrated papergoods on Etsy.

Wearing: everything is this illustration is H&M, except for: “lucky” bracelet, Anna+Nina – vintage denim skirt – canvas tote from local bookstore – sunglasses, Sacha.

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Laid Back LA Cool (For Hello Giggles)

How To Copy Sunny, Laid Back LA Style.

This week’s column for Hello Giggles fits perfectly to how I spend my sunny extended weekend. It’s all about sunny, laid back LA style. Visit Hello Giggles to see a “where to buy” guide.

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My Summer Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

How To Pack Light, And Still Look Cute, On Your Next Summer Vacation.

On this week’s illustrated how-to for Hello Giggles, I show you how I pack light for my summer holiday wardrobe. These are the things that I wear over and over again. I wish I could wear them right now, but unfortunately I’m not on holiday and it is raining outside..

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Take a look here this heatwave proof look or this sunny July look from 2017.

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Little Bits Of Summer Happiness, In Drawings

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Little Things That Made Me Happy This Summer

Summer 2013 is coming to an end…but there are still a few sunny days left! So enjoy them and see you in autumn! This is how I’m enjoying the last sunny days of 2013.

Product info: Flip flops, Ipanema – bikini, hat, sunglasses and sandals, H&M – purse, Solmode.

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