This Post Doesn’t Count

So I was gettin’ drunk having a drink with Emily at the Jane Hotel, and we got to talking about life philosophies and all, just as any normal person would after two vodka-tonics (after the third, we move on to sex)(no, not with Emily, just that the conversation turns to sex)(Wouldn’t yours?) when I asked her,

“Ah wait wait wait, you’re talking all philosophical about life… I’m right in the middle of The Power of Now !!!”

“No way. You read stuff like that? You? Naaaaaa.”

“Yeah, okay, I downloaded it onto my iPad. Trashy lit on iPad, not as bad as real paperbacks, right? They practically don’t even exist. They don’t embarrass you sitting on the shelf, no one sees them, so yeah, they don’t count. You could read exclusively chick lit on the iPad and no one would be the wiser.”

Emily : “Aaaaaah yeah okay. It’s like renting a terrible movie on a rainy day! It just doesn’t count.”

Me : “Yeah for sure, it’s like when you eat some dessert off your friend’s plate. Still totally diet safe. It doesn’t count. Or if you eat organic, no weight gain possible. Totally statement of fact. Everyone knows it.

Emily : “Exactly, it’s like kissing a guy who’s going to be traveling far far far away the next day. It doesn’t count, like seriously, not AT ALL. It’s like nothing ever happened.”

Me : “Pffffahaha ! Or when you max out your credit card right before fashion week. It’s a work expense, so no worries, it doesn’t count at all.”

Emily : “And everything in liquid form. Can’t make you fat, everyone knows that. Like having a glass of champagne at brunch. It’s just a drink.”

Me : “OR DRINKING WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY DRUNK! That one’s not bad, huh? Yep, it doesn’t count because you can’t count. Ha!

And voilà, Garance. Go ahead have another drink when you’re already drunk.

Pfffffff didn’t even have time to get to the sexy part. No fair.

That’ll teach me to not be able to hold my drink.

Light weight…


PS : Just to say, I almost added in another category, “drunk post,” but then I thought that wouldn’t be the most chic thing ever and if Anna Wintour ever made a visit, or even my mother (Hey Mama!), they’d both say, “oh, that’s not chic!”

PS2 : I should also say that I almost told you all about how she gave me a piggy back ride (Not Anna Wintour… Emily) to protect my shoes from the mud before getting to the Jane Hotel, but that doesn’t count seeing as we didn’t have a single cocktail in us yet.

PS3 : You have stuff that doesn’t count too, right? Gimmie a little back up here!


PPPS Nothing to do with anything else : The top in the illustration is inspired by a Balenciaga. Big hugs!

Translation : Tim Sullivan

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  • Justine January, 20 2011, 1:25 / Reply

    J’aime toujours autant tes illustrations. Les filles ont toutes des choses qui ne comptent pas :). En attendant cette discussion m’a bien fait rire.

  • Elle de Duo D'Idees January, 20 2011, 1:25 / Reply

    Je payerais bien cher pour avoir une photo d’Emily te portant sur son dos devant le Jane Hotel, même si vous n’aviez encore rien bu =))

    Sinon, c’est tellement ça…. les discussions sans queue ni tête que l’on peut avoir après quelques verres d’alcool… Rien de mieux que de refaire le monde entre ami(e)s autour de quelques bouteilles de vins ou cocktails…. Sauf si quelqu’un prend des notes pour le lendemain bien évidemment ^-^


    Elle de Duo D’Idées

  • Mll Mag January, 20 2011, 1:28 / Reply

    hahahah trop frais ce post….!!
    ps: j’adore ton dessin…

  • BusiChic January, 20 2011, 1:29 / Reply

    Too deliciously funny and I hope that everyone has AT LEAST one friend with whom they can have such conversations! For if there is anything that counts, surely it’s having a friend comme ca ;)

  • Fashionstyle January, 20 2011, 1:29 / Reply

    Moi je ne retiens que le top de ton dessin !! Et cela compte ca non ??

  • Garance January, 20 2011, 1:30 / Reply

    Mll Mag : Hahah “frais” je ne sais pas ;-)

  • Géraldine January, 20 2011, 1:31 / Reply

    faire l’amour avec son ex!!! ça compte pas!!!! :)))

  • laurence January, 20 2011, 1:31 / Reply

    Haha très drôle ce post et surtout très vrai. Parmi ce qui ne compte pas, je rajouterai la quantité astronomique de fringues achetées pendant les vacances (faire marcher l’économie est le minimum pour remercier les habitants d’un pays si accueillant…) et la nourriture/alcool ingurgitée dans le salon d’attente avant l’embarquement et dans l’avion!!

  • glandeuse professionnelle January, 20 2011, 1:32 / Reply

    Je suis en pleine révision de partiels.
    Je lis plus les blogs que mes cours mais ça compte pas ça prend que 2 minutes….
    2 minutes + 2 minutes+ 2 minutes….. QUOI Il est déjà 14h???????

  • Garance January, 20 2011, 1:33 / Reply

    Géraldine : Woooooo morte de rire !

    laurence : les fringues en vacances & en soldes !!! Compte encore moins ! :-)

  • kitty January, 20 2011, 1:33 / Reply

    garance you are too funny! i loved this post!

  • pretemoiparis January, 20 2011, 1:35 / Reply

    I only made it part way through the Power of now before it made me totally angry! Yep, that book made me mad.
    PS: I don’t have an ipad.
    PPS: we all have posts that don’t count… an it’s ok. It’s like an off day. Although, I liked this post of yours!

  • Jane with the noisy terrier January, 20 2011, 1:43 / Reply

    Buying anything with foreign currency on vacation doesn’t count because it’s not real money, but play money. And buying expensive facial products doesn’t count because they are practically medicinal, right? However, wearing exercise clothes all day because you intended to get to the gym, even if you didn’t make it, most definitely DOES count!

  • Garance January, 20 2011, 1:44 / Reply

    pretemoiparis : Oh tell me, what made you mad ? I am a the very beginning !

  • Garance January, 20 2011, 1:45 / Reply

    Jane : Love the last one !!! And what about NOT going to the gym cause you’re just having a good hair day and you don’t want to mess that up ?

  • Alice No January, 20 2011, 1:45 / Reply

    This post is so much fun.
    I really enjoyed reading it.



  • flou January, 20 2011, 1:49 / Reply

    cet article est tout simplement ENORME! j’adore quand t’es bourrée!

  • Jessica January, 20 2011, 1:51 / Reply

    Ha, ha I love this post! There is absolutely nothing better than having a few ( 2 bottles of wine cough*) drinks with a friend, getting philosophical and then being to drunk to actually have proper conversation. What fun! Lots of laughs, everbody needs it now and then!

  • jura January, 20 2011, 1:52 / Reply

    lovely… :)

  • Mariolina January, 20 2011, 1:52 / Reply

    S’habiller en vieilles fringues, moches et sans formes, un dimanche après-midi gris, c’est pas classe. Mais ça compte pas ?

  • Sandra January, 20 2011, 1:56 / Reply

    Avoir des auréoles quand il fait chaud ca ne compte pas!

  • Laeti January, 20 2011, 1:59 / Reply

    Ah oui, s’acheter une fringue/un sac hors budget parce qu’on clôt définitivement le chapitre des achats compulsifs… (oui, c’est véridique, tout comme les fumeurs qui veulent soit disant arrêter de fumer et qui fume LA dernière cigarette, car elle ne compte pas !!)

    Bisous Garance !

  • no&me January, 20 2011, 2:03 / Reply

    HA HA ! Je me suis bien marrée en te lisant aujourd’hui ! :-)
    J’aime ton illustration qui ne compte pas.
    Et tant de choses ne comptent pas dans ma vie que j’ai du mal à les lister … Manger à fond quand on est au ski, ça compte pas, faut compenser le froid qui brûle l’énergie …
    Dépenser des sous pour les fringues des enfants, ça compte pas ! c’est pas pour moi ! et ils grandissent tellement vite qu’ils en ont vraiment besoin. ETC ETC ETC !!!
    Bisous et bonne journée !

  • kaye i January, 20 2011, 2:05 / Reply

    LOL. I hear ya!

  • Jordana @ White Cabana January, 20 2011, 2:05 / Reply

    Things on sale never count. They’re on sale!
    Chocolate for breakfast doesn’t count…you have all day to work it off!

  • CESTDEMODE January, 20 2011, 2:06 / Reply

    ahahhhha love this post. but I have to say I love those philosophy junk books too (have you read The Secret??)… and people think I’m crazy!!

    x Tess S

  • Al January, 20 2011, 2:12 / Reply

    ahahahah I should go out with you, maybe I’ll start to see my diet with philosophy!

    my favourite are “Tommy if I don’t do the dishes tonight it doesn’t count on our household scheme right? I’m sooooo sorry but I just painted my nails….” and (to my boss) “the holidays I take to go to Italy don’t count: I am going home to visit my parents” and “that cigarette doesn’t count: I was angry and I needed something to calm me down!”

    Girls are the best in making excuses… aren’t we??



  • Jess January, 20 2011, 2:15 / Reply

    I just LOOOOOOVE your illustrations! Can´t wait for the next one!!
    So simple and so significant…brilliant!

  • Grace Escudero - The Afeminada January, 20 2011, 2:16 / Reply

    It’s like buying small things – it doesn’t count because they’re cheap :)

  • sarah babille January, 20 2011, 2:19 / Reply

    Pas mal “boire quand t’es déjà bourrée” ou péter quand t’es seule…
    adieu, je fonce me planquer sous la table.

  • Edwina January, 20 2011, 2:21 / Reply

    Oh i love this – I have so many of these little rules but my favorite is that calories don’t count on my birthday or when i’m on a plane (I’m from Australia but live in NY – so i have 20 hour flights to get through!).

  • Violette January, 20 2011, 2:24 / Reply

    ENORME! Merci de m’avoir fait rire aujourd’hui, une fois de plus! (et c’était pas gagné)

  • agatha January, 20 2011, 2:27 / Reply

    …les fringues AVANT les vacances…:-)
    …payer avec la carte de crédit…;-)

  • Mademoiselle-Chance January, 20 2011, 2:28 / Reply

    Coucou, juste pour te dire que The Power of Now est un sacré bouquin, même pas honte de l’acheter en vrai et de le brandir fiérement :)
    (et moi je suis en pleine lecture de A new earth now et il est encore mieux!)

  • agatha January, 20 2011, 2:29 / Reply

    …et tous les achats qui ont place dans mon sac!….;-)

  • Gigi January, 20 2011, 2:31 / Reply

    Hi Garance!

    Quand Garance pète les plombs je suis juste morte de rire! Ooooooh si Garance , ce post compte! lol J’adore! même si en tant qu’infirmière en psy je suis sensé te dire qu’abuser de l’alcool n’est pas recommandé hein!? ;) bah ouais que veux-tu chacun son job!
    Héhé! BISES !

    P.S: l’illustration est géniale!

  • Fashion Agony January, 20 2011, 2:32 / Reply

    You’re so funny!!! :)

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  • Sascha January, 20 2011, 2:34 / Reply

    Fabulous post. I might be on my way to maxing out the credit card…but hey it’s fashion week soon!

  • SOPHIE January, 20 2011, 2:38 / Reply

    ahahah très drôle ;-)
    l’alcool fait dire plein de trucs très cons,surtout entre filles emèchées!
    Pour ma part, les sucreries ou autres craquages pendant les régles (bah oui,je suis gonflée ça compte pas ;-)

    et voir des comédies romantiques tous les soirs…bah oui mais ça ne compte pas,c’est l’automne je suis nostalgique ;-)
    (ps: j’ai quand même vu moulin rouge une 50aine de fois…^^)

  • Mari January, 20 2011, 2:42 / Reply

    Uow, I totally agree with the liquid thing, I always say tha!

  • Caddy January, 20 2011, 2:50 / Reply


  • Beauty is as Beauty Does January, 20 2011, 2:53 / Reply

    Garance, Funny post. Quirk of human nature to deny things that make us seem not perfect. These things make us more endearing. That’s what I like in your pictures. It’s funny to me how “chic” people are ashamed to admit reading things like Tolle/Power of Now. When life brings challenges that make lives change they are unchic wrecks. Simple tools can work, and assist w/o therapist alcohol or drugs/recreational or prescription. Once converted, Le Chic are first in line at Darshan, pushing like at a sample sale! Pfffffft! Human Nature!

  • Laura January, 20 2011, 2:57 / Reply

    You should write a book with your so enjoyable stories and amazing illustrations!!!! or have you already!???


    Your fan always!!!

  • A Girl, A Style January, 20 2011, 2:58 / Reply

    Ha! Garance, you literally made me just giggle out loud. And yes, I have loads of things that don’t count – reading fashion magazines on the train and letting my Economist subscription pile up unread (because after a hard day of intellectually-stimulating work, I just want to escape into a world of sequins and shoes), bad girly TV when my boyfriend is out and can’t see what I’m watching, and a bite of the boy’s awfully unhealthy food.

    Miss B xx

  • céci January, 20 2011, 3:01 / Reply

    Très bon post Garance! Excellent!

  • Curieuse et futile January, 20 2011, 3:03 / Reply

    Bah voila tu m’as donné envie d’une soirée mojito entre copines… Et on ne les comptera pas!

  • danisha January, 20 2011, 3:13 / Reply

    evidemment, ça compte pas.. mais ça se conte bien par contre..comme écouter Obispo quand t’es toute seule

  • Cristin January, 20 2011, 3:14 / Reply

    Garance, this post definitively counts!!!!!!
    It made me laugh so much, that my abs feel as if they’d gone to the gym! So there!
    Eating ice cream AT LEAST twice a day on vacation doesn’t count!
    Buying those tourist t-shirts and other ugly stuff on vacation doesn’t count!
    Buying stuff you’ll never wear on sales doesn’t count!
    Talking total nonsense after vodka-tonics doesn’t count!

    I could name a lot more, but I’m just to sober for that right now!
    Nothing like a few drinks to see “the light”… :-DDDD

  • MGF January, 20 2011, 3:23 / Reply

    je suis juste morte de rire à la lecture ce post.

  • Helen January, 20 2011, 3:35 / Reply

    Garance I love the Power of Now, its really helpful and great for getting you through difficult moments, I keep going back to it. Buying things on sale doesn’t count, especially shoes and bags which are investments. I use the “cost-per -wear” rationale. (I’ll use this $1,000 bag every day, and keep it for years, so on a cost-per-wear basis, its practically free) xx

  • jimjims January, 20 2011, 3:35 / Reply

    Wow… Really?

    this is hilarious!

  • mélia January, 20 2011, 3:37 / Reply

    C’est comme manger dans le noir: tu ne vois pas ce que tu manges alors ton corps compte pas les calories!

  • mamzelle carnetO January, 20 2011, 3:38 / Reply

    Oh, je me régale à lire post, je vais me régaler à lire les commentaires !

  • Sonia January, 20 2011, 3:40 / Reply

    When mama says: “I pay”!!!

    Great illustration!!!

  • mina January, 20 2011, 3:41 / Reply

    manger dans l’avion, ca compte pas dans le total régime!
    on veut des post bourées, c les meilleurs! et ça compte !

  • Nina January, 20 2011, 3:42 / Reply

    Hee hee!!

    Its ok to drink any form of alcohol, for breakfast, especially a Bloody Mary… (maybe because its essentially vegetable juice), at any ridiculous time in the morning, so long as you are sitting on a plane… it just doesn’t count way hay!

  • Chloé January, 20 2011, 3:43 / Reply

    J’ai toujours dit que ce(ux) qui n’entrent pas, ne comptent pas. (je ne crois même pas que j’aie pu écrire un truc pareil!!!)

  • Mona January, 20 2011, 3:48 / Reply

    This is hilarious…
    Listening to Celine Dion after a break up doesn’t count, it’s just to find some confort, right ?

  • valerie January, 20 2011, 3:50 / Reply

    Manger du chocolat quand on a le moral plouf-plouf-bof… ça ne compte pas !

  • miss Limoncello January, 20 2011, 4:00 / Reply

    Enorme ce post ! L’illustration est magnifique comme d’hab.

  • Vanja January, 20 2011, 4:01 / Reply

    Hahahaha fabulous Garance! It is nice to read that people relax from time to time! Oh, and I would love to hear more about the piggy back ride :D

  • Judith January, 20 2011, 4:04 / Reply


    While your photography is always wonderful, I am so glad you continue to share your sketches with us. They are equally beautiful and skillfully rendered.

  • Scarlette January, 20 2011, 4:07 / Reply

    Est-ce que ta copine t’as ramené sur son dos?(Trop bourré et en plus, il y a de la boue!) Trop drôle les post bourré, ça compte !!!!

  • Malu January, 20 2011, 4:08 / Reply

    more “drunk posts”, please! :D

  • Anna January, 20 2011, 4:10 / Reply

    Buying cosmetics or books or whatever at the supermarket doesn’t count, because, I mean, it’s like food shopping, basic survival!

    This post is so much fun! XD

  • Nancy January, 20 2011, 4:15 / Reply

    love this post! I am “dieting” right now…and would add that having a bit of chocolate right after a meal does not count cause it just mixes in with all the organic and liquid stuff you’ve just’s like you didn’t even eat it…right?!? and that a glass of wine while you eat counts as the carb portion of a balanced meal :)

    really like the illustration !

    I have been following the blog for a while and thought I would “say hello” today :)

  • LatteLisa January, 20 2011, 4:16 / Reply

    sitting here reading your hilarious drunk post with coffee and chocolate but according to you the chocolate doesn’t count because it’s organic! I LOVE THAT ;-)

    Who cares what your mother or Anna Wintour will say, drunk posts are fun and we want more ;-)

  • Julie January, 20 2011, 4:28 / Reply

    haha, tellement vrai :-D
    mon blog :

  • Céline D. January, 20 2011, 4:31 / Reply

    Hahahah énorme:)
    - s’engouffrer une énorme pâtisserie en sortant de la piscine ça compte pas
    - s’acheter des livres ça compte pas (c’est de la culture, pas de l’inutile) (c’est comme si c’était gratuit)
    -si j’ai perdu à un jeu c’était forcément le tour qui comptait pas
    - etc……

  • Nina January, 20 2011, 4:33 / Reply

    =) Aaamazing! (does it count that I just spelled amazing with 3 a’s?)
    ah, you inspired me to write about don’t counts in my blog… instead of wiritng my report.
    Love it!

  • Carole January, 20 2011, 4:35 / Reply

    MErci pour le grand sourire au réveil! ça compte. Et regarder les films romantiques quand personne ne vous voit (puis on les a oublié le lendemain), ça compte pas non plus ! mettre des basket de sprot pour faire genre je vais courir et aller bavasser à la plage avec sa copine, ça compte pas non plus… J’adore le concept.

  • Annabelle January, 20 2011, 4:35 / Reply

    Très juste tout ça.
    Et dévorer des yeux les garçons quand mimile n’est pas là, ça ne compte pas. Surtout en période de révisions : pure distraction !
    Et éviter la balance pendant les durs mois d’hiver. Il faut bien tenir le cap face au frimas quoi…tout le monde sait que ça repart aussi vite que c’est venu. Hmmm.
    Et faire durer la convalescence jusqu’à la fin de la semaine ( un jour de plus un jour de moins…) + en profiter pour réduire ses neurones en purée de pois chiche en passant ses journées sous la couette à se laisser hypnotiser par un écran ( mais quoi, c’est un Rohmer, ça n’compte pas !).
    Se dire que tout ça, au final est-ce que ça n’est pas ces “étranges fleurs de la raison. Admirables jardins de croyances absurdes etc” dont parle le poète et bla bla bla.

  • Lori January, 20 2011, 4:41 / Reply

    Haha! No calories in champagne at all. This is the girl talk that is so fun and frivolous. Love this!!!!!!

  • María January, 20 2011, 4:46 / Reply

    Stuning the entire illustrations! I add to my list of faves… :-) xx

  • Abaca January, 20 2011, 4:57 / Reply

    Mon commentaire ne compte pas.

  • DaftDagget January, 20 2011, 5:01 / Reply

    Hmm, et acheter une énième marinière parce que la taille des rayures est différente de toutes celles qu’on a déjà, ça ça compte pas.
    Bravo pour ton post Garance, t’as mis le doigt sur quelque chose :)

  • eve January, 20 2011, 5:11 / Reply

    Please come to Texas and drink Margaritas with me!

  • Emilia January, 20 2011, 5:15 / Reply

    ha! love it! and ohh .. i had a similar moment last nite, the wine just kep flowing into my glass :)))
    hmm, in college, me and my roommate would sneak out for a cigarette in the cold and share one and feel good about it, since we considered it ‘healthy’ smoking
    i agree with Helen on the bag/shoes purchases as an investment, but somehow men dont get it!
    have a fab’ one! xoxo

  • Lacey January, 20 2011, 5:18 / Reply

    ha! I always say it doesn’t count if the sex wasn’t any good!

  • Poposh January, 20 2011, 5:22 / Reply

    dessin très inspiré, très beau…

  • Les Filles pensent que... January, 20 2011, 5:30 / Reply

    J’adore ce concept du “si on est déjà bourrées, boire ne compte pas” Je pense que ma meilleure amie va ADORER !!!
    Clairement le genre de conversation que nous aurions pu voir toutes les 2 en tout cas ;)

  • Marie January, 20 2011, 5:31 / Reply

    Je n’ai encore jamais posté mais c’est décidé je me lance !! Merci beaucoup Garance pour tous ces posts, te lire c’est mon moment détente, comme un petit carré de chocolat que l’on savoure en prenant le temps pour que ce délicieux moment ne se termine pas trop vite… Sinon toutes ces choses ne comptent pas c’est bien vrai ;)

  • aurelie-letizia January, 20 2011, 5:35 / Reply

    HAHAHA tu m’as fait mourir de rire encore une fois Garance!!! Revoir La Boum pour la millième fois… ça ne compte pas parce que euuuh ben ça ne compte pas! C’est un grand film français c’est tout. ;-)

    Bisou de Montréal!

    PS: WordPress vient de me dire: “Vous envoyez vos commentaires trop rapidement. Calmez-vous.” HAHAHA! Oui j’ai mangez du “Tigre est en moi” ce matin. Ah non c’était des Cheerios, ben zut alors! :D

  • willa January, 20 2011, 6:02 / Reply

    my favorite is if you eat it standing up it doesn’t count.

    Never even thought about the new “literature” I can explore with my ipad–you are so right who would know!!!

  • Courtney January, 20 2011, 6:10 / Reply

    Possibly my favorite post. You always just remind me to laugh and have a good time. Bisous Bisous !

    As for things that don’t count :

    “Eating junk well dinner is cooking – you have to eat right”
    “Buying more because things are on sale – just always refer to what it would have cost if they weren’t and you will feel much better – I always say its like stealing! When things are cheap (er) “

  • julia January, 20 2011, 6:37 / Reply

    this is great!
    i never feel guilty spending money on food or books. it’s sustenance and education, right? (even if it’s a bag of doritos and ‘stylewatch’ or something.)

    garance – you should have tim sullivan do a city guide!

  • Diana Nonyme January, 20 2011, 6:39 / Reply

    Génial! Oui moi je aussi je suis une championne de la mauvaise foi! Et en tant que telle je me suis bidonnée!

  • Droo January, 20 2011, 6:41 / Reply

    Manger sous la couette, ça compte pas vu qu’on est pas à table! :D

  • Elza Sokolovski January, 20 2011, 6:42 / Reply

    Garance, tu es géniale !

  • JJ Scholl January, 20 2011, 6:43 / Reply

    the commentary is just as cheeky as the illustration. brilliant my dear!
    JJ Scholl

  • Sunny Side January, 20 2011, 6:45 / Reply

    Oh que si il compte ce post pour au moins dix ! J’adore ! L’illustration est parfaite …

  • Meisje January, 20 2011, 7:14 / Reply

    My personal it doesn’t count is defenitely the midnight cravings and visits to the kebap (that’s a Turkisch snackhouse open 24/7) That big cheesy hamburger right before I get to sleep, probably going directly to my thighs, doens’t count because I was dancing all night and didn’t eat since dinner, right?!

    XX luv your stories
    dreamy girl from Brussels

  • Melissa :: A Beautiful Mission January, 20 2011, 7:25 / Reply

    FANTASTIC! You are hilarious Garance!
    “It doesn’t count if you can’t count!!” -hahaha!!!

  • María January, 20 2011, 7:28 / Reply

    Jaja, yes I really love this post, so funny and so true. Things doesn´t count, pfff millions!!!! In first place all you pay whith credit card, and don´t see any money, jaja. 2.- If you kiss a boy that have to travel around the world, pfff doesn´t count. An 3 wen you go in a long trip, for example Brazil and you want to “explore the local culture” and use a colalles, jajaj is doesn´t count you are in another world!!!!
    PS: Sorry if my english is the worst I´m chilean!

  • Percy January, 20 2011, 7:30 / Reply

    J’adore ! ça c’est de la “fillosophie” ! ;D

  • Marjorie Rose January, 20 2011, 7:35 / Reply

    You are hilarious! Seriously..I’m fwding this to my girlfriends asap.

  • Marianne January, 20 2011, 7:43 / Reply

    D’une voyageuse accro aux fringues: tout ce qui passe en bagage à main ne compte pas comme bagage (notamment le 48h qui contient 12 paires de chaussures et 3 sacs à main pour 5 jours à Milan eh eh). Et tout ce qu’on achète sur internet ne compte pas non plus car sur internet tout est virtuel même l’argent avec lequel on paie cette sublime paire de chaussures sur net-à-porter!

  • Kat January, 20 2011, 7:45 / Reply

    Drunk text/calls to the men you must forget, don’t count. If you’re drunk you never did such things.

  • Marianne January, 20 2011, 7:46 / Reply

    Ah et j’oubliais: tout ce qu’on achète chez Zara ne compte pas car c’est tellement cool et pas cher que c’est comme si c’était cadeau!

  • Amélie B. January, 20 2011, 7:56 / Reply

    Moi je dis oui, il compte! Sourires!


  • Kimberly January, 20 2011, 8:08 / Reply

    Adore this post! Nothing is better than delightful conversation with girlfriends over drinks!

    I had the flu earlier this month, so the facial I treated myself to once I was feeling better didn’t count as “unnecessary spending”. It also doesn’t count if I eat a plate of pancakes that I made for my boyfriend, since they were really for him. One batch always makes so many.


  • Kakrine January, 20 2011, 8:16 / Reply

    Voilà qui m’a bien fait marrer!! Ça m’a rappelé un joli souvenir de vacances cet été ;-) …. Quand on a fini par des blind tests une fois bourrées… Et que ça comptait pas, ça comptait plus…. Mais qu’est ce qu’on a ri!!!
    Mer i de nous faire partager ta bonne humeur et tes jolis petits moments de joie!!!

  • Cecilie January, 20 2011, 8:16 / Reply

    Love your blog :)

  • vasilieva January, 20 2011, 8:26 / Reply

    that is just stunning, amazing picture

  • Mic January, 20 2011, 8:48 / Reply

    Bon ben [c'est quand qu'on va se peter la gueule] quand est-ce que nous allons partager un délicieux cocktail ensembleeeeuuu (à milan de préférence)… je ne suis pas encore bourré mais je peux déjà te dire que je t’aime à la folie. scott comprendra ;-)

  • Mic January, 20 2011, 8:51 / Reply

    ps. à l’étranger ça ne compte pas !!! Et un “dicton” italien dit ” Limonare non conta e fino a tre volte non è relazione” En gros: [une pelle] un baiser ne compte pas et jusqu’ à trois fois, ce n’est pas une relation!

  • Belén January, 20 2011, 8:58 / Reply





  • Ben Kennedy January, 20 2011, 8:59 / Reply

    Used vintage clothing, when less expensive than full retail (not talking vintage Birkins here) practically doesn’t count at all! It’s a waste of money if you *don’t* buy it, right?

  • Diana January, 20 2011, 8:59 / Reply

    Calories eaten while standing over the sink totally do not count.
    Clothes purchased for an interview, food that you don’t pay for, oh also eating while walking. Nope, nope, nope.

  • Leah January, 20 2011, 9:00 / Reply

    Nachos at 2am…doesn’t count…especially if you bought some for your cabi, eek!
    Reading fashion blogs at a coffee shop at 2 in the afternoon..doesn’t count if you have your work next to you…right??

  • Alice January, 20 2011, 9:05 / Reply

    Mes ex ne comptent pas.

  • January, 20 2011, 9:05 / Reply

    chéri qui arrête de fumer…ses clopes, mais tape joyeusement dans les miennes…ça compte pas, c’est les miennes…

  • Eunice January, 20 2011, 9:19 / Reply

    Ca me fait trop rire!! Je pense exacetement comme vous, surtout pour les liquides et le desserts dans l’assiette de la copine!!!

  • Meryem January, 20 2011, 9:23 / Reply

    Manger une grosse part de gâteau en période de régime juste après un jogging entre copines .. Après tout ca compte pas :D

  • Winter January, 20 2011, 9:36 / Reply

    Manger apres le sport! Boire a l’aeroport! Acheter un truc trop cher en soldes!

  • Maia January, 20 2011, 9:39 / Reply

    Fabulous! Thanks for the laugh. I needed that today!

  • Christina H January, 20 2011, 9:40 / Reply

    A few rules I live by (and it shows):

    Foods with the same color have the same amount of calories. Therefore, spinach = mint chocolate chip ice cream.

    If you drink a lot of water after a fattening meal, the water flushes all the fat grams away.

    Any ill effects of alcohol are completely mitigated by healthy fruit and vegetable juices. Therefore, bloody marys and margaritas and daiquiris are all totally healthy.

  • rere January, 20 2011, 9:40 / Reply

    J ‘adore ce post !!!!Garance ,j’aimerais être ta copine ,dans la vraie vie :;)
    J’aime le com.d’Annabelle (16h35)

  • Sophie January, 20 2011, 9:52 / Reply

    Garance , we love u!

    Merci de nous vendre du rêve chaque post!

  • samantha January, 20 2011, 9:59 / Reply

    Bonsoir Garance !

    Merci de m’avoir fais rire en cette fin de journée pas terrible, hahahaha ! j’adore ce post :)

    Bonne continuation,
    PS: je suis ton blog depuis des années, et c’est mon premier commentaire :)

  • superlegs January, 20 2011, 10:29 / Reply

    - any calories (liquid or otherwise) consumed immediately before dancing till dawn in high heels. think of the calories burned!
    - any wonderful morsels of free food at parties.
    - drunk texts and calls. (or really most of what one does or says when one is drunk).
    - rescheduling work appointments for eyelash extension appointments (because i can’t see people when i have one ultra long eyelash on my right eye hanging at a crazy angle!)
    - ice cream and junk consumed post break-up.
    - taking personal days from work when that zit is too much (and calling it a massive allergic reaction).

  • Name*Margery January, 20 2011, 10:30 / Reply

    It’s like buying some totally outrageous, expensive pair of shoes when you’re on vacation, it doesn’t count because it’s not really just a pair of shoes, it’s a “souvenier”…

  • j. January, 20 2011, 10:36 / Reply

    Garance, you’re so awesome. I love everyone of your posts with your beautiful sense of humour and humility … but this is the best one ever! I felt like I was reading a transcript of an evening with my girlfriends … it’s universal!
    biggest hugs!!

  • Clémence January, 20 2011, 11:03 / Reply

    Je sors de l’avion paris-boston après avoir eu peur de ne pas rentrer ici à cause du Mr de l’immigration pas très gentil… ton post me fait bien rire!
    il y a plein de trucs qui ne comptent pas mais là je ne trouve pas ;-)

  • Kristina January, 20 2011, 11:16 / Reply

    J’ai entendu dire une fois que si on ne mange pas la dernière bouchée d’un dessert, le dessert entière ne compte pas! haha… ;-)

  • Macarena January, 20 2011, 11:20 / Reply

    This was such a lovely post to read upon arriving at work.

    My one thing that “doesn’t count” – Buying shoes on sale!
    You have to buy them right? I mean you would be a fool not to? Right?!

  • j9 January, 20 2011, 11:36 / Reply

    Broken biscuits – the calories don’t count because they are broken!!!

  • olivia January, 20 2011, 11:42 / Reply

    Se prendre une amende parce qu’on a pas payé l’horodateur, ca compte pas.
    on était pas garé en double file…

    je me suis bien marrée en tout cas ,
    merci !

  • L.aime January, 20 2011, 11:46 / Reply

    J’adore ce post …Merci !

  • La Femme Française January, 21 2011, 12:42 / Reply

    il compte pour moi ce post ! je crois que c’est mon préféré…(tellement drôle !).

  • Jackie January, 21 2011, 12:53 / Reply

    Oh Garance, sitting at work illicitly reading your blog and this post just made me smile! (wanted to laugh but then i would have been caught out :)!)
    My day is now so much happier!! Thanks for the pick-me up!!

  • LIGIA January, 21 2011, 1:22 / Reply

    Quand on fait une chose – n’importe laquelle – en module “therapy”, ça ne compte pas: shopping therapy, chocolate therapy, crying therapy….

  • Sally January, 21 2011, 1:26 / Reply

    Hahaha, Garance – I TOTALLY do that; not working out because I’m having a good hair day (hey, they don’t happen that often, you know?! ;). :)

  • chelsea January, 21 2011, 1:41 / Reply

    Totally agree with not going to the gym if you are having a good hair day- how could you possibly wreck it?
    Your daily coffee- doesn’t count!

  • Madeline M January, 21 2011, 2:48 / Reply

    WOW. I’ve always loved you for the obvious reasons- impeccable taste, charming writing, dreamy illustrations, etc. Now…I love you even more for being endeeringly (<-definitely not a real word) normal and goofy. Great post. Great blog. :)

  • Rae Rae January, 21 2011, 3:24 / Reply

    Love this silly post! Shopping the back of your closet to wear an old Anna Sui dress but having to winterize it by buying some very nice tights and a luxe lace undertop. Cha-ching…but doesn’t count!

  • John January, 21 2011, 4:51 / Reply

    The post above is just one of the many reasons why I love you.. Thanks for the many smiles!! <3

  • ingrid January, 21 2011, 5:16 / Reply

    Catching up on Google reader at the beginning of the day. I’m still too sleepy to be actually productive. No-one loses.

  • courtney January, 21 2011, 5:59 / Reply

    anything on an airplane doesn’t count…you’re suspended 30,000 feet above time and judgement so bring on the champagne at 10am, watching back to back glee episodes and yes, openly reading Eckhart’s ‘A New Earth’!!!
    keep reading garance, that book will change your

  • ByKyss January, 21 2011, 6:13 / Reply

    coucher avec un jeune de 20 ans quand on en a 32 ça ne compte pas quand on est à l’étranger pour un an…

  • Fatima January, 21 2011, 6:25 / Reply

    Fun post. Thanks Garance:)

  • Olivia (à Paris) January, 21 2011, 8:25 / Reply

    Ahahahha j’ai bien ri, merci!
    Bah là aller me recoucher quand mon mari et les filles sont partis à ‘école et au boulot, bah ça compte pas, vu sur je dors debout, hein.

  • Camille January, 21 2011, 8:59 / Reply

    ce qui compte c’est de partager tout ça avec ses copines à moitié bourrée et à moitié morte de rire… non? ça ça compte grave!

  • Carotte January, 21 2011, 9:25 / Reply

    J’adore je me vois avec mes copines là!

    Et ton dessin est vraiment sublime, bravo.

  • kate January, 21 2011, 9:26 / Reply

    ah lalaaa, j’ai adoré ce post, c’est trop ça les discussions entre copines autour d’un verre, on refait le monde et on rigole ;-)
    et les ça compte pas , c’est tellement vrai !

    j’adore ;-)


  • Sarah January, 21 2011, 9:31 / Reply

    Lire des magazines débiles dans une salle d’attente, c’est pas notre faute

  • Solv@ig January, 21 2011, 9:47 / Reply

    Négliger son épilation entre 2 mecs ou entre 2 visites de son mec, quand on dort seule: ça ne compte pas non plus….
    Oui mais, si les pompiers devaient venir me sauver de je ne sais quelle mésaventure…. Mouai: non, ça se fait vraiment pas ;)
    Il faut parer à toute éventualité

  • Hazal January, 21 2011, 9:48 / Reply

    ahh c’est bien de commencer la journée comme ça!
    ca fait du bien heiiinn !!

    et bien moi euh … il y a un truc que je fais mais qui ne compte pas
    mais je ne peux pas le dire. :S

    sinon un autre truc?

    et bien euuuh… huuum euh ah ouii!!
    dire que l’on n’est pas fumeur quand on fume pendant un mois mais avec deux, trois semaines d’écart.
    enfin c’est occasionnelle !!! donc oui ca ne compte pas!!!

    voila!!!!!! comme ca il n’y a pas à être pardonné de nos péchés si ca ne compte pas ;)

  • Talia January, 21 2011, 9:59 / Reply

    Chocolate consumed when you’re on your period doesn’t count

  • Solea January, 21 2011, 10:00 / Reply

    Acheter TOUTES les fringues notées sur une wish list, ça compte pas hein?
    Ce post compte, c’est un des meilleurs :)

  • Élégance January, 21 2011, 10:20 / Reply

    Merci Garance , ton post fait partie des bons moments de la journée ….

  • Michèle January, 21 2011, 10:23 / Reply

    Oh, j’adore ce post Garance, c’est vraiment le plus drôle que j’ai pu lire jusqu’à maintenant. La journée commence bien …

    Dans la liste des “ça ne compte pas” :

    “se taper un petit jeune parce que de toute manière, c’est pas sérieux et ça ne durera pas, donc ça compte pas …”

    “Entasser un tas de bouquins super indispensables parce que, un soir, on pourrait justement avoir hyper besoin de les lire, du coup, ça compte pas …”

    “Manger et boire comme un cochon parce que, de toute manière, on va tellement culpabiliser au réveil qu’on ira courir illico et de manière super motivée, bon, et bien du coup, ça compte pas …”

    “Acheter une paire de Roger Vivier soldée parce qu’à vrai dire, ça serait vraiment une connerie de laisser passer une occasion pareille, donc ça compte pas …”

    “Dépenser l’équivalent de 2 salaires pendant les soldes (ou pas d’ailleurs) parce qu’il y a un jour où il FAUT investir dans des pièces de garde-robe indispensables : c’est de l’INVESTISSEMENT donc ça compte pas …”

    “tout comme faire chauffer sa carte bleue quand vous rencontrez un nouveau mec et que vous trouvez que vraiment, vous n’avez rien à vous mettre pour faire la belle, parce que, faut-il le rappeler, c’est de l’INVESTISSEMENT !! Et que si vous ne le faites pas à 30 ans, ça sera trop tard après, donc CA NE COMPTE PAS !! “

  • Emy Koster January, 21 2011, 10:25 / Reply

    Hehe this cracked me up:) I’m glad you guys could agree on so many things!! Even though it wouldnt be chic or classy the drunk section did sound appealing:)

  • Manu January, 21 2011, 10:36 / Reply

    Hahahahahahaha! Trop sympa!… Télécharger les musiques les plus ringardes sur son i pod… ça ne compte pas! Faire son shopping un dimanche soir sur net-à-porter (et se ruiner) allongée sur le canapé en mangeant du chocolat light ça ne double compte pas! S’ acheter le dernier sac Celine parce qu’ on a un petit coup de blues ça ne compte surement pas! (C’ est important pour la santé d’ avoir le moral!)… Partir une semaine aux Maldives parce que le docteur nous a dit qu’ on ne fixe pas la vitamine D, et qu’ on a besoin de soleil, ça ne compte pas! (c’est une ordonnance médicale!)… x

  • sandra January, 21 2011, 10:46 / Reply

    Toujours aussi légères et rigolotes tes discussions :-))) puis tes illustrations ! jsuis fan de la première heure…

  • papageno January, 21 2011, 11:14 / Reply

    Sans thé !


  • Deux filles en aiguilles January, 21 2011, 11:41 / Reply

    On adore ce post !!!

    Venez découvrir nos nouveaux looks !!
    RDV sur
    A bientôt !

  • isabelle January, 21 2011, 11:47 / Reply

    je ne sais pas si tu liras mon message, mais quand même je souhaite t’écrire ces mots : Je suis d’accord, ton post est super, génial, hyper drôle et tellement frais et vrai … . Chaque jour, je viens lire tes postes, ils sont toujours sympas, interressants, et en plus différents.
    Et pour moi, ce qui ne compte pas, c’est prendre le temps de lire ton post, puis les commentaires, puis revoir d’ancien post, alors que j’ai un boulot de dingue et que mes clients ne seront pas contents si je n’ai pas fini mon travail. Non, ça compte pas, parce que ça n’a pas de prix, ce sourire qui se lit sur mon visage quand je te lis.
    Bisous Garance, passe une belle journée.

  • Andrea Janke January, 21 2011, 11:56 / Reply

    Very amuzing story!! Another re-lax for me, still doing posts and twitters from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin and than preparing for Paris Fashion Week 24th to 27th January, helas!

    And, I love your illustration – wonderful!

    Merveilleuse weekend a vous!
    ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

  • niamh January, 21 2011, 12:22 / Reply

    Love this post, it sounds just like me when I drink!!

  • Nino January, 21 2011, 12:42 / Reply

    i loooove reading ur blog =)) u’re funny and sincere. Thank you for your posts =))

  • ciaraghlee January, 21 2011, 12:44 / Reply

    Garance, I love your confessional style of writing….always entertaining. By, the way, illustration is really great.

  • isa January, 21 2011, 1:49 / Reply

    ahh ben c’est mon premier post sur ce blog que je lis pourtant très consciencieusement…(yep!!!) et là je tenais, pour le coup, à apporter ma petite pierre à l’édifice…Effectivement ( vécu pur jus, et je préfère garantir l’anonymat de la personne en question pour lui éviter tout un tas d’emmerdements…), lors d’un déjeuner de “travail”, j’ai pu entendre le commentaire suivant :
    ” – ahhh ben non, le vin bio, ça saoûle pas!”

    et je confirme qu’au troisième verre en général, ça parle de sexe. Sauf avec mes amies (les vraies, je veux dire). Parce que là, on cause direct de cul!!!

  • malgosia January, 21 2011, 2:11 / Reply

    calories don’t count if you eat secretly and no one sees you – that’s like it never happend, isn’t it? ;)
    so is reading your blog while I’m at the office, but my boss is out!

  • Cammy January, 21 2011, 2:43 / Reply

    Perfect, delicious little story. Made my heart smile and my tongue salivate ever-so-slightly, in the hopes I can have a glass of bubbly too, at a reasonable time, in 3 hours.

    We all have those nights. I love your “oh!..Anna Wintour ” thought-bubble. You’re charming as hell, Garance.


  • Robd January, 21 2011, 6:35 / Reply

    What a hilarious (and true!) post! Merci beaucoup.

    The Jane is a funky and convenient hotel with great personality.

  • Camille January, 21 2011, 7:12 / Reply

    Je viens juste, là, à l’instant, de découvrir ton blog.. et quelle découverte! Tes dessins sont extraordinaires je suis dans un état second en les voyant tu ne peux pas imaginer! Je n’ai que 16 ans et je ne me vois pas vivre autrement qu’en dessinant ou en peignant, ton histoire m’a donc beaucoup touchée. Je ne sais pas trop où je vais, je dessine surtout des femmes aussi et des portraits et je n’ai aucune idée de ce que je vais faire de tout ça mais bon en attendant je vais rêver un peu sur ton blog!
    Je te souhaite une très bonne continuation, ce que tu fais est vraiment dément.

  • Kate January, 21 2011, 7:42 / Reply

    bah! i love this post, the best part, however, is where you say you were drinking vodka-tonics (!!) — I visited NYC last fall and felt like a fool ordering my typical vodka-tonics … i kept thinking, ‘this is so boring, no one in NYC must order these’ .. but YOU do.. (!!!)

    Maybe a question to add to your city guide posts would be “what is a typical drink in ____ OR what should you order when visiting ____” …

  • Jane Sirosh January, 21 2011, 8:41 / Reply

    You are the best! :)

  • Endless Summer January, 21 2011, 9:37 / Reply

    Birthday cake doesn’t count. And your umpteenth margarita on the beach doesn’t count when your in Mexico because how can you say no?!

  • Wrenaissance Art January, 21 2011, 11:56 / Reply

    Once again, a wonderful illustration. Her expression says, “This teeny little splurge won’t count.”

    Things that don’t count:
    Melting your credit card buying clothes because you’re starting a new job tomorrow and they’re all for work, except for the designer bikini, which you need for your Caribbean vacation.
    Fruity rum drinks with little umbrellas because you’re on a Caribbean vacation, after all.
    That exotic and expensive new tube of watercolor, because you paid cash and you know it’s the perfect shade to paint the sugar pink sands of that Caribbean island!

  • FH January, 22 2011, 12:50 / Reply

    Délirant :D J’aimeeee !!

    Bon weekend !!

  • faye January, 22 2011, 2:50 / Reply

    Ciao Garance, i loved this post so much i had to read all the replies as well.
    It is a seriously funny post, and evidently a universal situation. My besties and i arrive at the sex part after the second bottle of wine, at that point we’re all giggling and you don’t know if it’s from the alcool or the nonsense, great fun thow.

    Everything you eat and drink whith friends whille giggling and laughing your heart out doesn’t count (laughing makes you a healthier person +burns like tons of callories so what’s to count?)
    In the same spirit everything that is good for the health like the first glass of red wine and dark chocolate dont count, they’re like medicine.

    Did i say i love your blog? XOXO

  • bell January, 22 2011, 4:28 / Reply

    loved your post!!!!! totally made me smile and now my bf wants to know what was so funny. keeping secrets from your boyfriend about some girl talk you had with your girls does not count because if a boy knew it wouldn’t be girl-talk right? or playing your younger brother’s pokemon game doesn’t count because you don’t own it or anything :p hehe xoxo

  • bell January, 22 2011, 4:31 / Reply

    and that french part that i typed out….i did not type out….i must have hit the copy (to find out what it meant on google translate previously) and paste (for no reason…..) or something because i was too busy reading and enjoying your post and that DEFINITELY DOES NOT COUNT

  • Helen January, 22 2011, 6:13 / Reply

    You are absolutely hilarious and so terribly lovely! This is one of my most favorite posts ~ and my first comment in the 4 years I have been following your blog. Thank you!

  • Linda Wright January, 22 2011, 8:09 / Reply

    Goodmorning, yes, goodmorning. My breakfast is always shared with you, Garance.
    Fix my favorite green tea, take my vitamin C, and settle down to the breakfast table (lunch and dinner table la meme je dois dire) and type in Garance Dore. Your blog is where I get my first smile…….this morning I got my first laugh. Je vous remercie pour tous ces bon moments that I can spend appreciating you. Love your illustrations, love your sense of humor, love your stye of writing and well, I think you are just Fun as Hell……….

    Sincerely, Linda Wright from Texas and now Paris

  • Anna January, 22 2011, 8:49 / Reply

    The sweetest thing to read on Saturday morning. I am still smiling. Oh, the things that dont count…sure there is a list. Beautiful illustration! Great blog!

  • Amandine January, 22 2011, 1:31 / Reply

    Sandwich au camembert + gros paquet de chips + part(s) de gâteau au chocolat + 1 paquet de PIMS à 22h quand on a vraiment pas le moral, ça ne compte pas ! ;-)

  • Hers January, 22 2011, 3:00 / Reply

    Il parait que le faire dans une Prius, ca compte pas non plus.

    Voir le dernier film avec Nathalie Portman – Sex Friends

    Merci pour ton humour Garance, ça fait du bien!

  • T. January, 22 2011, 5:07 / Reply

    So, what’s the book about?

  • Sunna January, 22 2011, 5:38 / Reply

    T’es tellement drôle Garance!

  • Sophie Mhabille January, 22 2011, 6:29 / Reply

    J’adore ce post. A ta santé Garance !

  • Alecia @ Hoobing Family Adventures January, 22 2011, 6:43 / Reply

    I love this post! I agree with a previous commenter, everyone should have a friend/sister/person they can have conversations like this with. Cheers!

  • Amélia January, 22 2011, 7:37 / Reply

    fumer sur la cigarette d’une amie, ça ne compte pas, même si on a arrêté, ça on peut.
    rester en pyjama toute la journée le dimanche, parce que le dimanche, ça ne compte pas.
    ( trop bon l’histoire du dessert, nous sommes donc toutes les mêmes… ahah)

  • marie January, 22 2011, 8:23 / Reply

    manger des frites ou tout autre truc gras et calorique dans un resto d’autoroute ça ne compte pas
    je ne me l’explique pas mais c’est comme ça, ça ne compte pas.

  • jm January, 23 2011, 12:53 / Reply

    i believe a nice, pure, silky bar of chocolate has absolutely no calories, or if it does, you burn it all off in happiness…

  • mosey January, 23 2011, 1:03 / Reply

    hehehe, love this post.
    I went through an embarrassing period of watching HGTV almost all day every day while on vacation at my parents. But it didn’t count because I was on vacation, in Florida, and only my parents were there to witness the shame. Doesn’t count!

  • blogofjoan January, 23 2011, 3:32 / Reply

    i am not French, so i can’t tell how to pronounce your name! Does it rhyme with Terrance? Or is it Gar-ahnce, like “Response?”

    Please help, i must know.

    love your blog!

  • Maegan January, 23 2011, 7:47 / Reply

    life would be boring if it was always chic!

  • Ania January, 23 2011, 3:15 / Reply

    What really doesn’t count is, while in the morning and being already sober, kissing a guy you have just spent a night with only because you were drunk (he has a girlfriend, but drunk sex is not cheating, right? Just like morning sober kisses afterwards).

  • Shannon January, 23 2011, 6:26 / Reply

    free food doesn’t count

  • Heather in Arles January, 23 2011, 9:17 / Reply

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much Garance. I was in the middle of reading all of the fabulous comments after your hil-ar-ious blog when I got some sad news–a dear American friend is leaving France to go back to the States. So now I am back to read the rest to cheer myself up! Ca compte!!! Love your blog and love the great group of people on it–wish for the other Anglophones that the comments were translated as well but that would be waay too much work for Tim!

  • sunday January, 24 2011, 12:01 / Reply

    hahah yes we all have those ‘doesnt count’ .. for me especially so when it comes to buying new clothes – “it doesnt count cos i need it and not because i want it.. hence if i need it, i cant survive without, so its really about survival and not indulgence”

  • Shamini January, 24 2011, 10:41 / Reply

    haha! j’adore ce billet!
    je suis bien d’ac que ça ne compte pas quand on pique le dessert de son homme en laissant l’assiette devant lui, comme si c’était son dessert à lui, sauf qu’il ne lui en reste qu’une toute petite bouchée à la fin…

  • Sacha January, 24 2011, 2:33 / Reply

    Prendre quelques verres de vin, puis des tapas, fumer beaucoup, le lundi soir après le psy, ça ne compte pas!
    Embrasser un garçon qu’on ne verra jamais plus, ça ne compte pas!
    Et bien sûr, manger bio, ça fait mincir, ça ne compte pas…
    Que nous soyons toutes de mauvaise foi? Ca ne compte pas non plus!

  • AliceSprings January, 24 2011, 2:53 / Reply

    manger un gros macdo en sortant de soirée arrosée: ça compte pas!
    payer des trucs avec le liquide qu’on a reçu d’un baby sitting: ça compte pas!

  • AliceSprings January, 24 2011, 2:57 / Reply

    être bourrée un dimanche à 20h, après avoir bu gratuitement au bar de la soirée Who’s Next, vraiment ça compte pas… et puis c’est au nom de la mode qu’on se sacrifie!!!

  • kathryn January, 24 2011, 3:18 / Reply

    I love this drawing–it’s lovely!

    All the best,


  • charlie o'plumes January, 24 2011, 3:49 / Reply

    moi, j’estime que j’ai le droit d’être super casse-couilles si mon mec me montre/dit/prouve pas assez qu’il m’aime pendant plus de 4 jours…
    c’est embêtant, un peu.

  • Space by Eliana Tomas January, 24 2011, 4:11 / Reply

    indeed, we all have stuff that doesn’t count, like staying a day in reading stuff we don’t even mention to our friends, eating anything sweet we have in the cabinets (again, stuff we tell no one), being on your pajamas’s for almost (or over) 48 hours with no shower and lots of cigarettes smoked (yes, sleeping in it the following night with cigarettes fragrance everywhere)…

    i love the way Balenciaga interpreted a tomboy style. gisele is the perfect model to present it to all of us.

  • Hanneke January, 24 2011, 4:15 / Reply

    Garance, your the best. And so funny.
    Buying winter clothes at the end of the season on sale, they don’t count
    if your planning to wear them next winter.

    B rgds Hanneke

  • cathy January, 24 2011, 4:58 / Reply

    Le post est aussi frais que le dessin qui l’illustre. Merci ca fait du bien pour ce début de semaine

  • Nila January, 24 2011, 9:32 / Reply

    All chocolat and cookies and cheese with whitewine during exam period AND missing my husband who’s on the other side of the world.
    In the evening I don’t remember, just wonder next day where all my cookies have gone….must have been eaten by my flatmate!

  • Lily-Rose January, 24 2011, 9:36 / Reply

    J’en ai des tas! Comme quand tu tires une latte sur la cigarette de ta copine, ca compte pas comme fumer, ca te pète pas les poumons vu que c’est pas la tienne! :)

  • Sofiana January, 25 2011, 4:41 / Reply

    Embrasser un autre garçon que son copain ( en étant bourrée justement!!) juste sous son nez (à son copain… :-S ) et que c’est autre gars, soit un gay ( ou peut-être Bi si on y réfléchit bien….)…. ça, ça ne compte pas, vu que c’est comme si on embrassait une fille…. n’est-ce pas?!! ;)

  • Tatiana Velázquez January, 25 2011, 10:08 / Reply

    I laughed so hard looking at this, totally apply it all the time, on everything!
    You can eat whatever you want on your birthday, it doesn’t count, ’cause on your birthday you don’t gain weight.

  • zuzana January, 25 2011, 1:31 / Reply

    omg! you got me! and not only once :) i’m feeling so relaxed after reading this, and a bit ashamed :-)

  • Steph January, 25 2011, 1:57 / Reply

    Hi was in a Taxi 5 days ago asking for the Jane Hotel and he never found it ?!?
    So I ended up at the Ace hotel which I recommend ;)

  • Annabelle January, 25 2011, 4:09 / Reply

    Procrastiner au nom d’une future et forcément plus grande productivité…logiquement, ça ne compte pas ! …Non ?

  • Sasha et moi January, 25 2011, 6:38 / Reply

    Trop de trucs qui comptent pas pour en citer un seul, là, tout de suite, je sais pas.. mais lire Garance doré tous les jours ca compte, et ça c’était bien sur la séquence émotion qui compte pas

  • KiNG FLY January, 25 2011, 11:50 / Reply

    pppps: being candid is the new serious.

  • Maud January, 26 2011, 9:29 / Reply

    ça serait pas le top du chic non ^-^
    La mère Wintour râlerait. Moins que ta mère surement, mais quand même ^-^

  • Alannah January, 27 2011, 10:26 / Reply

    You are the funniest!! I love reading your posts!!!!

  • Sydney January, 30 2011, 2:22 / Reply

    Garance! You have the most wonderfully intimate posts that have me laughing as if I were drinking with my girlfriends.
    I absolutely can not bring myself to go to the gym if I have great hair.
    My entire exercise schedule is hinged on: hair (Good OR Bad?), outfit (‘Confident; I don’t want to swap into my gym clothes’ Or ‘Too Short/Tight/Sheer I Need To Drop 10lbs Now’)

    - Making out doesn’t count if you don’t know his name; he doesn’t exist!
    - Spending hours reading magazines/ blogs doesn’t count so long as it’s ‘research’.
    - Embarrassing dancing doesn’t count if you’ve had a few to drink
    - Sex doesn’t count if he didn’t make you scream

    I’ve always ordered Gin and Tonic with Lime but I’ve just discovered G&T’s with a great gin and CUCUMBER is just crisp-white-shirt refreshing perfection! I’m on a mission to bring it back, especially when it feels calorie-free.

  • Tall girl February, 1 2011, 9:23 / Reply

    Hillarious story and beautiful drawing!

    I strongly believe in cost per wear, so my entire wardrobe is basically written off. And new purchases don’t count – they are purely excistentiall. And never finding shoes in my (large) size growing up makes every single shoe purchase an investment and therefore not to be counted in. I am now approaching pair number one hundred…

    I love your blog and your wonderful stories!

  • Valentine Avoh February, 2 2011, 4:08 / Reply

    Haha… Trop Drooole!

    Aller regarder sur le facebook de son ex…. Ca compte PAS!

  • jackie February, 23 2011, 5:00 / Reply

    je t’aime garance! you are adorable and i love your illustrations! i’ve jumped on the bandwagon a bit late- but i’ve fallen in love with you after finding a link to your page from your boyfriend’s! you’re wonderful and this post just makes it obvious to see that you are!

    p.s. i love your p.s.-es i have similar thought processes and i agree with everything that you say doesn’t count!

  • Brei March, 3 2011, 1:08 / Reply

    I just moved and this post made me miss my three best friends. Made me want to be in New York visiting one of them. Sitting at the Bowery being served drinks by on of the funniest, most amazing servers. Laughing all night, not caring where the night was going to take us.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • alma March, 27 2011, 6:04 / Reply

    ohh you are very great i love your blog and i think that it is amazing i love how you can mix two of my favourite hobbies drawing and taking photos with fashion. Thanks four your work you make me smile

  • Laura April, 29 2011, 9:20 / Reply

    Tirer une latte sur la clope déjà allumée de ta copine, ca compte pas : c’est pas la tienne!

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