Don’t you just love the rush? Packing your bags, getting into the car and just go somewhere random? When Alex visited me during the holidays we wanted to take the most out of our time together (gotta hate long distance relationships), so we took off for 3 days. Off to adventure! P.s. Make sure to read till the end: I saved the best for last <3
Hola Madrid Fashion Week!
After multiple Barcelona Fashion Week’s it was time to make a move to the capital of Spain to see what the fashion world looks like over there. And even though Barcelona is in my heart, I have to be honest…. Madrid was pretty awesome. All the big Spanish designers show there, and the event is perfectly organized. I was invited as international press because I write reports for The Fashion Insider, which meant I got to be part of special press dinners and excursions, lucky me!
How to look chic on a low budget? I think all of us wonder the same every now and then. Last week I went to an event of Hunkemöller with the dresscode CHIC, and of course I had “nothing to wear” (who is feeling me lol). I didn’t want to spend too much money and I just had a few days to find THE look… so internet shopping wasn’t an option. Time for a shopping spree I would say! This is what I found:
After my editorial inspiration earlier this week, now it´s time for an #OOTD inspiration! I have always feared the Crispy White outfits because I am super clumsy and I always seem to get stains on my beloved clothes, but this Spring I decided to give it a go with this look! Later on in this blog you will find out how that turned out for me haha, keep reading!
P.s. All these beautiful pictures are taken by my sweet friend and amazing photographer Naelia Salas! Thanks for helping me out :)
I am especially excited about today’s #OOTD on Spring Trends because the pictures I made with Naelia Salas turned out so cool! What was supposed to be just a casual stroll around El Raval in Barcelona turned into Editorial-worthy photography, Go Team :) In case you are ever in Barcelona and you enjoy modern architecture, you should definitely check out the area around MACBA. It’s super central, right next to Las Ramblas!
So let’s get into my outfit! I challenged myself to combine two of the most popular upcoming Spring Trends : Romantic Lace and Sporty Deluxe. By layering two completely different styles and dresses you create an interesting contrast in your outfit: lenghts, materials, movements and ambients are clashing – but because of the neutral colors and minimalistic lines it works perfectly together.
Don’t you just love how the lace flows while walking?! It gives a sexy feminine touch to the ‘cool badass’ vibes from the sweaterdress and the booties.
Small tip: in case you want to try this look, you should definitely look for a sweaterdress which has an elastic in the bottom part of the dress… it just looks so much better! If you go for an A-line sweaterdress all the shapes become even more wide and it becomes unflattering. Oversized Comfy is cool, as long as the shapes are still structured.
Btw, did you notice that I am NOT wearing leggings and I actually felt the need to take my Sunglasses with me? There is actual SUNSHINE! As a Dutchie I am still trying to get used to the warmer climat advantages that Barcelona has to offer, and I am enjoying every minute of it! Every day when I wake up I look out of my window to find a bright blue sky wishing me a goodmorning… incredible! I am totally ready for this Spring/Summer Season :)
Also, let’s take a look at my accessories! They are a very important part of the look since they are giving the ‘final touch’ to my Spring Trends vibes. As you are already used from me by now, the Fedora Hat can’t be missed in this look, just as a minimalistic silver ring. I love how the Sunglasses give a touch of color with the blue/green reflections, and they are awesome because they are made from recycled wood! Other fun fact: the wide black chocker I am wearing is actually ‘handmade’! All I did was buying 30cm of wide black elastic ribbon and applying a little button on it in order to attach the ends to each other, which cost me like… 50 cents? Once again a proof that it’s not necessary to waste all of your money on the latest trends, all you need is some creativity :)
That was it! My Spring Trends Mix, I really enjoy this outfit and will be definitely wearing it a lot this Spring. I’m very curious what you guys think about the combination so leave a comment to let me know!
Lots of Love,
Shop the Look
Lace Dress: Zara (similar)
Sunglasses: Woodys Barcelona
Oui Oui, Paris! Last week it was time for some Haute Couture: the crème de la crème of the fashionworld. What could a girl want more? Amazing people to meet, a beautiful city to visit and of course lots of luxurious fashion to see! Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time this week so I only visited a couple of shows and presentations, but it was so much fun! Let’s check out what I have been up to shall we?:)
The first day it was immediately a non-stop rush of visiting shows and presentations. My favorite shows of that day were Stéphane Rolland and Georges Chakra, who I was able to interview! Here is a quick backstage shot:
As you can see I am channeling my inner 70’s with this gorgeous all black outfit! I was wearing an amazing velvet suit with a long blazer and flared trousers from Ay Si Barcelona which I got from Passage BCN. Underneath it I am wearing a laced up body from Boohoo.com which I personally love under any type of blazer or V-necks, it instantly makes the outfit look more fun and fashionable!
To finish up the outfit, I accessorized with a statement bag from Les Petites Jouers which I also got from Passage BCN, and a beautiful handmade necklace from Chris van den Elzen which perfectly blends in with my laced up body.
The next day it was great to see some Dutch representation during Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week with the collection of Ilja Visser! The designs were all based around the concept of skin, which resulted in quite some interesting looks. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of our interview but I can tell you one thing: she is so nice! Check out my look for the show:
I felt very Parisian while wearing this asymetrical dress from Valentina Garí in combination with a beige coat from Maria Roch, both designers from Barcelona! It’s a very simple but classy look with the fedora hat from Mango and my lace shoes from Zara. What I love about the dress is the fact that it has a velvet detail, which makes the A-line dress more unique and perfect for the winter season! In the afternoon it was time to change up my outfit for a cocktail party and the last show of Paris Fashion Week: Guo Pei! This was seriously on of the best collections I have ever seen, they call her ‘the Chanel of Asia‘ for a reason!
With this beautiful grey croptop sweater from Maria Roch I felt like creating a more casual streetstyle in combination with my highwaist grey skinny jeans from Zara and a pair of high heeled booties. I changed up my beloved fedora hat for my new beanie from New Age Rebel – my currently favorite brand from London. Last but not least I brought some color into my outfit with this adorable clutch from Sarah’s Bag, which I also got at Passage BCN. I love the text ‘Take me Anywhere‘ and how the lock of the clutch is a little toy car, I mean… who doesn’t love this?!
Also check out some phone snapshots of the Guo Pei show and the snacking adventures with my super sweet friend Marine Miquél!
The day after the Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week is officially over, it’s time for the Haute Joaillerie presentations a.k.a. lots of beautiful shiny jewelry to gawk at! I was so happy to be invited to the Chanel presentation with Marcellous Jones: I had high expectations and they managed to surpass them!
This season Chanel experimented
with seamless connections between the high quality diamonds without compromising the flexibility of the jewelry. The diamond shape of the stones is the motive troughout the collection: simple but classic. This necklace right here is the showstopper of the collection: it’s worth €2,8 million! Sponsors anyone?
During the little tour through the collection I was asked whether I would like to try on one of the rings… they didn’t have to ask me twice! I never thought I could get this excited about jewelry but as soon as I put on this ring my heart started beating a bit faster. Chanel took my breath away!
Obviously I had a beautiful outfit ready for the occasion of seeing Chanel from close: a flowy navy blue dress from Maria Roch. It can also be worn as a vest but since I kept it closed it might as well function as a dress. Underneath I wore the same body from Boohoo.com as I wore for my hippie look, isn’t it great to see how a different combination can completely change the style of an outfit?! I love how this outfit makes me feel super feminine and graceful as the dress wavers around in the wind, but also a little bit sexy because of the high split and the deep V-neck… A strong combination that gives me the best of both worlds!
Last but not least I decided to hang around a bit longer than necessary in Paris to go out to party with friends, and do a photoshoot with Koffi Annipah! We made some quick shots in C-Heads Magazine Style, I am so curious about the results!
Anyway, that were the highlights of my Paris Fashion Week, I hope you liked it! Cheers :)
Hey there lovelies!
This weekend I flew to The Netherlands to attend the Amsterdam Fashion Week for a couple of days, and it was so much fun! What did I wear? With who did I hang out? Do I have some favorite designers? I will spill it all!
Day 1: Saturday
After sleeping for only two hours because I was catching my flight, I immediately got into a cute outfit and ran off to pick up my Press Bracelet! Btw, What do you think of my cute ‘Aloha’ Bracelet designed by Venessa Arizaga?
My outfit is a minimalistic jumpsuit from Zara Knit combined with this beautiful statement bag from Les Petites Jouers, wich I scored at the cutest concept store in Barcelona: Passage BCN! I wasn’t the only one who fell in love with this bag, also Fashionblogger Susanne Bender spotted it and selected it as one of her favorites on her blog Bag at You! Finally, I did some detailed color matching with a bright red lipstick… that can literally never go wrong!
Another part that I love about going to Amsterdam Fashion Week is the fact that I meet so much amazing people that I haven’t seen in a long time since I moved to Barcelona! Obviously I had to make a picture with shoe designer Chris van den Elzen en Fashion Designer Judith van Vliet! Great seeing you guys :)
Today there were so many awesome shows to be seen! My personal favorites were Anbasja Blanken for her feminine style and interesting use of materials, Mick Keus because he knows how to rock his basics, and Esther Haamke because her show had a great energy and I absolutely love her inspiration: “Lucky“. However, there were some master pieces from Monique Collignon as well which I just have to show you!
Photocredits: Gavin de Boer
So many amazing shows! If that wasn’t a great day yet, there was also lots of fun after the shows. Everyone got together with a drink to talk about the beautiful inspirations for the upcoming Winter/Fall season and relax. Fashionchick was also present and I had the pleasure to get to know one of them: vlogger/illustrator Amanda van Effrink! She was doing a report on the Amsterdam Fashionweek and I’m there too, check it out here
Day 2: Sunday
Sunday was a busy day! So many shows to see, so little time… I was barely able to eat anything in between because everything was thighly scheduled, but I most definitely didn’t get bored! Also I had the pleasure to meet up with lots of blogger friends who were joining me on the front row today, I was able to find one picture of myself during the FUTURA show
Since today was a very cold day I decided to make my coat the statement piece of my outfit. It’s a grey & yellow oversized jacket from Bless the Mess, which I also found at Passage BCN. This brand is known for having very detailed sleeve decorations, absolute showstoppers! I combined this coat with a embellished little black dress from Mango: it doesn’t steal the show from my coat, but emphasizes the best part… shiny details!
On sunday there was lots of variation to be seen on the runway: from cute ‘horizontal wear’ by SNURK with an adorable show filled with children, to an elegant yet powerful presentation by Tony Cohen. Also Oilily manages to put up an amazing performance every year, this time with the slogan ‘Different is Beautiful’.
After a long day it was time to make some bored selfies in the train and go to get some well deserved SLEEP
Day 3: Monday
Last but not least! The new creative director of Amsterdam Fashion Week came op with something refreshing for the final day. Instead of programming shows, she decided to make space for creative, young ideas and show the work of some of the many talents that our country has to offer. Walking around, you could see many exhibitions and projects around the concept ‘The Future of Fashion’, which gives us an insight in what we might be dealing with in 10 years… so fascinating!
Here is an example: the initiative Blond & Bieber created a type of paint which changes colors when exposed to Ultraviolet light, how incredible! Other ideas that were exhibited shared ideas on inter alia: moving fashion on brainwaves, new production techniques, artistic criticism on the current our current fashion culture, and much more.
Today I decided to go for a glam outfit with this beautiful body from New Age Rebel in combination with these classic shimmer trousers designed by Maria Roch… a sexy yet classy look! To make the look complete I wore a handmade necklace from Chris van den Elzen (yes, the shoe designer I mentioned earlier also makes gorgeous jewerly!) and a clutch from Intermission Design.
After visiting the exhibitions it was time for the best party to end Amsterdam Fashion Week! I got picked up by Gliziegal Amanda van Efferink to go to the Supperclub for Zalando’s Blue Monday Dinner. As soon as we got inside, we got the best Blue Cocktail I ever had and we sat down in the lounge area to chill and talk. The dinner was perfect, as well as the music, the people and the atmosphere… I couldn’t have wished for a better end of the Amsterdam Fashion Week!
What do you guys think about my Amsterdam Fashion Week? Did you have any favorite designers? Which one of my outfits would you want to wear yourself? Don’t forget to leave a comment:)
Lots of Love,
Finally, the Christmas days are starting tomorrow! I’m sure all of us had some small dramas about what to wear, and I am very curious which outfit you went for in the end! Last week you were already able to see a sneak peek of my Christmas Eve outfit and now I am sharing all the details, I hope you like it :)
What I find tricky about Christmas outfit’s is mainly the color combination because there are so many possibilities. Christmas Tree Red & Green… Snowy White, Blue & Silver… Cozy Fireplace Red & Gold… I tend to love all of the combinations and start mixing them up, which doesn’t always result in the best outfits. This Christmas I’m going for a classic safe Black & Gold: a classy look with a touch of glam for the special occasion but still perfectly suitable for a cozy family gathering.
So… what am I actually wearing? You might recognize the black ‘pants’ which is in fact my beloved jumpsuit from Loretta Piovano. I changed its look by wearing this beautiful shirt from Zara over it. I love the material; it’s very thin and shiny, which gives an amazing light effect while moving. By combining this straight-on look with my black heeled booties I was aiming for a Balmain-inspired look, powerful yet feminine, do you think I pulled it off? Last but not least… accessories! I’m wearing two bracelets by Quoins which are gold with black leather details and a beautiful basic yet strong golden necklace which emphasizes the neckline of my shirt and makes the golden details pop. BOOM, Christmas I’m ready for you!
I will be out for the coming three days to be with my family and friends, so for now I am wishing you the happiest of holidays! You won’t have to miss me for long though, I will see you guys again soon with ANOTHER Giveaway for NYE! Yes, you guessed it right, I just really love the holidays!
Lots of love and happiness,
Tomorrow it’s happening for me, I am going back to school! I will start my Master in Art Direction and Creative Advertising at the INSA Business School here in Barcelona, and I am looking forward to it like crazy! That is why I am dedicating today’s #OOTD to a school-proof outfit: simple but classy.
Earlier this week I was visiting the designer Loretta Piovano, who is known for her feminine designs and adding interesting details to the outfits in order to create unique pieces. One of the designs she gave me was this black jumpsuit, which has a gorgeous neckline and a perfect cut… I was immediately in love! The jumpsuit itself is a typical all-black-classic, which gives lots of space to varying styling options.
So for today guys… I NEED YOUR HELP! There are so many cool ways to wear this jumpsuit that I can’t decide which one to choose for my first day of school, let’s check them out:
The Classy Lady
For the first option I went for a feminine style with black heels, a turban and a draped scarf from S Oliver. As a color detail I am holding a bright blue clutch of Karl Lagerfeld, I got it in Paris last fashion week during the presentation of Karl’s new collection… I love it! While wearing this outfit I feel like a true lady who can go to class one moment (perhaps slightly overdressed, but definitely stylish!), and then go for a cocktail with a friend afterwards… who wouldn’t love this combination?!
Shop the Look:
Turban Mango: €9,99
Scarf Zara (similar): €25,95
Wallet Karl Lagerfeld (Pink): €85,-
Or in case you just LOVE the blue:
Blue Clutch Givency: €360,-
The ‘Too Cool for School’
Another idea is to just completely ditch the lady look and go for a streetstyle with my all-time favorite black Converse sneakers. With a comfy long navy-style cardigan I can comfortably walk around without getting cold and my big backpack can definitely hold any book I might need! Perhaps you might have noticed that the neckline of the jumpsuit changed… while being clumsy and putting it on wrong, I actually discovered that I like this straight neckline too, PLUS the back has a cool detail to it now! I’m not sure if Loretta Piovano had a reversible jumpsuit in mind when she designed this beauty, but it sure works! With the streetstyle look I feel confident and casual, which is also very important for a first day!
Shop the Look:
Converse Shoes: €55,-
Mango Cardigan: €49,99
Zara Bonnet: €9,95
Braids, black derby shoes and a fedora hat… how cute can it get?! To don’t look all too much like a naïve schoolgirl I edged up the look with a leather jacket and my little Moschino bag. I think it sends the message: I’m cute, but don’t mess with me! At least, that’s what I like to believe haha. Personally I love Fedora hats since they make an outfit instantly fashionable. The good ones are hard to find but once you got it… cherish it! In this girly chic outfit I feel stylish and ready to rock my day!
Shop the look:
Zara Fedora Hat: €25,99
Zara Shoes (similar): €49,99
Moschino bag (similar): €621,-
There you go, three options, all with their own pros and cons… Which one to choose? Let me know which look you would like to see me wear tomorrow! If you are just as in love with this jumpsuit as I am let me know, you can order them via e-mail (email@example.com)
Lots of love,
Simple, elegant and stylish… who doesn’t love Zara?! For today’s look I decided to go with a navy blue dress with light golden details which complement my light skin and hair. It is actually the first time I wear an A-Line dress since usually I prefer to create some shapes with my waistline, but it gives a very cute and classy effect don’t you think so? Instead of wearing heels I went for a pair of black Derby shoes with a track sole to give the overall style some edge.
To finish up the look I used golden accessories which match with the golden pattern of the dress (it’s all in the details I tell you!), and last but not least: the black Michael Kors bag brings everything together and creates some peace with its solidness. It’s a perfect accessory since it will fit with any creative styling ideas you might have in mind! Do you love this bag too? Click here to join the Giveaway and win this Beauty!