26.12.12

Looklove: Grid Sweater

Bonjour and a holly jolly Christmas to y'all!

To me the Holidays do not only mean spending time with family around the Christmas tree, but also finally having the time again to do a looklove-post! This week I was feeling inspired by Taylor Tomasi's take on the J.w. Anderson Grid sweater (an iconic piece this fall/winter, and on sale right now at net-a-porter!). I love how she makes the ovesized, chubby sweater look flirty by adding up a pleated skirt and some sexy knee-boots!

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And I found the perfect items to recreate this look:

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Knee boots via Zalando Laarzen, New Look clutch via Asos, J.W. Anderson Sweater via Net-a-porter.com, Skirt via Topshop

Likey?

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19.11.12

Looklove: Giovanna Bataglia

Hello to you all and a happy Monday!

I had a relaxing and productive weekend, filled with cleaning and laundry, practising for my driver's licence and working for school, but also dining with friends and pinning with a cup of tea. In any case, I feel slightly rejuvinated after stuggling through a quite stressy period a school, and felt inspired again to share a look with you that  love.

First off I would like to say that I am Giovanna's biggest fan when it comes to sartorial choices. I think she is a gorgeous woman with a powerful appearence. I adore how she took this simple grey dress to a new level with colourful accessories. Oh, and I'v totally fallen for the mirrored sunglasses mini-trend!

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Try this at home:
Giovanna Battaglia
Sunglasses, Scarf, Bag, Sweater, Shoes

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22.10.12

Moi: Casually Suited

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Bag, ballerina's and tee: Zara, Parka, sunglasses and pants: H&M, Blazer: Vero Moda, Necklace: Forever21, Watch: Oasis

I love a classic black two-piece for fall, especcially when it involves wide pants. To make things more casual combined it with a printed tee and my army green parka. Oh, and how do you like my new Zara tote? It had been on my whishlist for ages and now it was available in burgundy, I just couldn't resist.

casually suited

casually suited

15.10.12

Looklove: Coloured Jacket + Printed Pants

Coloured Jacket and Printed Pants
The Sartorialist, Bittersweet colours

These two bright outfits instantly caught my eye. These two statement pieces - a boxy bright coloured coat and printed pants - really create fireworks together.

Coloured Jacket and Printed Pants
1. Diane von Furstenberg (The Outnet), 2. Marni (Net-a-porter), 3. Topshop, 4. Illesteva (Net-a-porter),5. Yves Saint Laurent (Net-a-porter), 6. Valentino

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3.10.12

Moi: Checks on checks

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H&M blazer and shirt, Zara feather vest, bag and flats, Bershka jeans, DIY collar necklace

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flea market

Last weekend we made a trip to the flea market. I chose flats to be able to hunt for great finds in all comfort. The blazer from H&M I'm wearing is a really old one, but I think it's quite up-to-date again with the peplum shape and the checked fabric. I decided to pair it with my checked men's shirt for a playfull pattern effect. And I slipped in my feather vest for a touch of je-ne-sais-quoi glamour (and warmth of course). The collar necklace I made myself with the instuctions I found here.

I only bought one item, but I absolutely love it! You will find out what it is in next week's Bits of my life!

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28.9.12

New York Fashion Week (part two)

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta

3.1 Philip Lim
3.1 Philip Lim

Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler

Thakoon
Thakoon

Rodarte
Rodarte

 Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham

Vera Wang
Vera Wang

Theyskens' Theory
Theyskens' Theory

Lots of embellishments, black/white, blue and pink hues, lace and cut-out fabrics. I like!

Enjoy your weekend!

xxx

26.9.12

Bits of my life: Valentino Rockstud Flats

Oh yes, the legendary Valentino Rockstud Ballerinas have officially become a bit of my life and a part of my shoe collection. They arrived only yesterday, but I am already happy to inform that they fit like a glove and look good with every single item in my wardrobe. They are my first designer items and I can tell you my heart was pounding from excitement when I unwrapped the pretty box they came in and tried them on for the first time! Naturally I took pictures of the event.

Valentino rockstud flats

Valentino rockstud flats

Valentino rockstud flats

Are you just as in love with my Dove Grey flats as I am?

xxx

25.9.12

Looklove: Leandra Medine

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The statement on Leandra Medine's Tee ("All blogs post the same stuff") is certainly interesting, especcially since she's a blogger herself, but I can't say I agree. Sure there's a lot of re-blogging, but there are also a lot of really creative, original and inspiring posts. But then again, she might have meant in an ironic way. In that case I'm just the noop who didn't get the joke :). What do you say?

Anyhow, I love her playful look and here is how you can get it:

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Picture via All the Pretty Birds, Australian Ballet Tee, Asos Sunglasses, J. Crew Necklace, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel bracelet, Marni pants


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21.9.12

New York Fashion Week (part one)

I've started working my way through New York, London and Milan Fashion week - boy oh boy, so much to see! - so, here is my first selection of collections I loved at NYFW.

Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang: Love the cut out fabrics, wide shoulders and black vs. white contrast

Calvin Klein Collection
Calvin Klein Collection: Feminine yet stuctured shapes make for an interesting silhouette

Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs: Great vintage feel, combined with modern prints

Jason Wu
Jason Wu: I adore how the transparant, flowy fabrics don't stand in the way of giving the collection a very strict and powerful look. Also those leather straps are genious.

Helmut Lang
Helmut Lang: Great masculine jackets and "patchwork" fabrics

Karen Walker
Karen Walker: Lovely shoes and great metallic accents to give more edgy look to an otherwise girly collection. And the polka dots on polka dots stole my heart!

DKNY
DKNY: Sporty chic with great accents, like the jacket tied around waist-thing

Charlotte Ronson
Charlotte Ronson: Shiny see-through college jackets. Uhm, need I say more?

Diane Von Furstenberg
Diane Von Furstenberg: I love the flowy hareem pants and metallic elements

Derek Lam
Derek Lam: That new take on the trench is really awesome and I love the slouchy tops over statement pecil skirts.

Have great weekend y'all! And stay tuned for part two next Friday ;)

xxx

19.9.12

I feel pretty: Deauty Box

I hadn't metioned this, but when I returned from Rome there was a very pleasent surprise waiting for me on the doorstep: A Deauty box!

What is this you say? Well, I'll tell you. Deauty is short for Discover Beauty. It's a new Belgian company that monthly sends boxes with Beauty products for a very democratic price. Perfect for Beauty bloggers, beauticians or plain beauty addicts who love to try out new products. Somehow they got hold of my e-mail address, so I was aible to subscribe to get the first box for free! But this was months ago, so I had forgotten all about it - until it turned up at my front door of course...

Gifted Deauty Box

So let's see what's inside shall we?

1. Nuxe Cleasing water
Nuxe - Micellair Cleanser with Rose petals
This gentil cleanser smells like rose petals and smoothly removes the dirt the day left behind on your face. Leaving your skin calmed and fresh. However it is not strong enough to get rid off waterproof make-up.

2. Redken full effect Nourishing Mousse
Redken full effect Nourishing Mousse
I actually haven't tried this one out, because it gives your hair more volume, since I have huge hair, that is about the last thing I need ;)

3. Clarins Hydraquench Intensive serum
Clarins Hydraquench Intensive serum
This serum is great if you have dry skin or like me, a skin that has been dried out from using to many anti-imperfection creams. I use this one once week after having applied my face mask and I love it!

4. L'Oréal Professional Mythic Oil
L'Oréal Professional Mythic Oil
I love hair oil in general, it's great to put on as a hair mask, to protect your hair from heat and sun or to give your ends a more healthy look. This one is no exception! Plus it smells great.

5. Essie "Size Matters" Ruby Nail Polish
Essie "Size Matters" Ruby nailpolish
This one must be my absolute favourite product in the box. I love the colour (it's very on-trend too), the wider brush is very handy and the polish holds very well! After a week mine still look tolerable, and I didn't even put on a topcoat!

Et voilà! I don't think I will be taking a paying subscribtion to these boxes, since my hart lies with fashion and not with beauty. But if you should be interested, you can visit their website here.

xxx

17.9.12

Lookloves at NYFW

NYFW Looklove
1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Since New York Fashion week brought so many interesting streetstyle pics, I just couldn't limit myself to only choosing one look to love this week. That is why I picked four!

Which one is your favourite?
 
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12.9.12

Bits of my life: Roma

I've had such a splendid time in Rome! It really is one of gorgeous cities you immediately fall in love with. The colourfull facades, picturesque alleys, impressive fountains and many beautifully decorated churches swept me off my feet - and then we haven't even started talking food yet... Gelato, fresh pasta, crispy pizza and the perfect latte machiatto - Oh boy, my mouth starts watering again!

Here's small selection of pictures, to give you a little taste of rome through my eyes...

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