All posts tagged: fashion

A Little Spring Wishing

Aka my weekend shopping list…. Spring is in the air, and I feel like shedding those dark winter tones and step into the blush and camel hints of those rays of that perfect soft first Summer light. The perfect shirt dress accompanied by the ultimate pair of high heeled sandals, a classic pair of glasses with a twist, a swish of powdery sunshine on my cheeks and a hint of coral to mak my lips pop. A few finishing touches in  the form of a sleek bag and stunning delicate earrings, and I am ready to fully savour that first Spring lunch al fresco, ginger ale in hand and the sunshine on my face! Rue Blanche Shirt Dress / Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Papaya / Chloè Glasses / Giorgio Armani Beauty Life Is A Cruise Sunrise Palette / Dcember Zoé Crossbody Bag / Scapa Sandals / Dinh Van Pulse Earrings / Schweppes Ginger Ale      

Cool Kid’s Band Alert: No Colours

Be still, my monochrome loving heart! The quest for the holy grail, aka the coolest additions possible to my mini me’s wardrobes, is everlasting, but sometimes you jut hit the jackpot by accident. Surfing and procrastinating a lunch break away, I came across a few amazing pieces. Playful with the right amount of cool and not a hint of colour in sight, it was love at first sight. Imagine my surprise when they all seemed to belong to the same brand, aptly named ‘No Colours‘. Check the Emoticons Collection! This Dutch brand is the brainchild of Laura Van Bakel, a fashion student, who at the tender age of 20 was inspired by the playfulness and love of kids. Items are hand screen-printed and produced in small batches, to make the customer become aware of tthe issues in the modern-day fashion industry: child labour, environmental pollution by the cotton production and the poor working conditions in the clothing factories. Soft cotton, sourced responsably and treated with love, high quality finishing touches, amazing prints, gorgeous tailoring and reasonably …

Wishlist Wednesday – K/Metal Signature Bag

Bonjour mon amour! As much as Mr Lagerfeld would disapprove on sight if he ever met me (double digit size, strong willed and quick-witted, it’s fair to say I do not behold to Mr Lagerfeld’s standard of what a woman should be), I must concede that he does have an eye for beauty and elegance. From the first picture straight to my wishlist in a heartbeat, that’s about how my first impression of the new Karl Lagerfeld K/Metal Signature Shoulderbag went. Clean lines, smooth, strong and structured leather and one striking detail instead of tassels all over, je l’adore! Adorned with Mr Lagerfeld’s signature, the black one just exudes timeless elegance, yet gives off a little hipster vibe at the same time! Hey Mr B, we’ve got a wedding anniversary coming up….

IKKS x K-Way

Oh how I remember the fashion from my childhood!  More nightmare-ish than stylish, the 80’s and 90’s were not exactly the height of sophistication, and, as my mum likes to remind me every.single.time we go shopping together for kids’ clothes, “There were just no cute clothes back then”. Case in point, that dreadful K-Way every kid wore to school on rainy days. A plastic fantastic example of colourblocking till your eyes hurt, and when not needed, it became a fanny pack-esque belt that flipped up and down each time you took a walk. Never in a million years did I think about getting my kids one. Till earlier this week… In the corner of my eye I saw a kids’ coat flashing by on my screen, all exuberant in it’s monochromatic beauty and urban cool. Cue my surprise when I discovered it was the latest K-Way offering! Digging a bit deeper led me to discover that IKKS had married their French Rock Chic vibe to K-Way’s iconic Claude 2.0 for a limited edition unisex model. …

Crazy For Coats

Autumn is finally here, but sweater weather isn’t the only thing I get excited about this season! Time to get those elegant, gorgeously tailored, stunning coats out of their summer residence, and no, I’m not talking about those pesky, bulky bombers or puffed up snow-proof winter coats *That Michelin Man look does not suit me* But these beauties? Striking colours, sharp cuts and that perfect layer to easy into colder temperatures, maybe I should make room for one or two more….  *Anyone else going shopping this weekend?* 1: Terre Bleue  / 2: Baukjen / 3: Scapa / 4: Baukjen / 5: Terre Bleue        

H&M X WWF for kids

Fashion with a heart, that’s how we like it! Swedish fashion giant H&M is teaming with the World Wildlife Fund and has launched a new kids’ collection aimed at helping conserve endangered species and make us aware of their plight. Made with organic cotton, the collection of sweaters, T-shirts, dresses, tights, pants and pajamas is available for babies and kids up to age 14. Roaring with prints of tigers, snow leopards, panda’s and other animals, the pieces are bound to strike a chord and get us to tbe donated to the WWF. Available now in your local H&M and online, so make a run for it! 12

Inspiration Sunday

Time to about things differently this Sunday. Instead of focusing on a certain detail, a certain style or a certain room, how about I show you the real smorgasboard of inspiration that caught my eye this week? Food styling or a certain dishes that made me salivate just by looking at them, gorgeous tiles, images that set my wanderlust alight, cosy sweater season must haves and the most gorgeous Fall fashion colour scheme. Sundays are for dreaming….   Pics via Pinterest and Tumblr.

5 Things – Fading into Fall

Back from maybe never gone, but it’s time again to get a bit more personal and zoom in on the 5 things that have set my heart racing these last few weeks. Fashion and food is pretty much all I can think about these days *still too bleedin’ hot to even be thinking about a full face of make up*, so it may not come as a suprise that today’s 5 things are fashion heavy…. First up, travelling just got a lot more stylish thanks to this Bugaboo Boxer. Venturing into luggage and travel gear, this adaptable system by Bugaboo is straight up my alley with it’s modular, interlocking cases and sleek design. Perfect partners for city trips or short escapes away with the Boxer are this stunning Mango Shirt Dress and Cosia Cashmere Scarf (Cashmere, grey and Dutch, win win win!). A slick of the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Love Bite lipstick, aka the perfect red-hot lippie, and I am good to cruise into Autumn! Lastly, one of my favourite fashion brands made their colletions even more …

Taking my summer love into Autumn…

Aaaaaah Summer ’16. The summer that lasted an entire week, where at least half of my summer wardrobe did not even make it out of the closest due to a chronic lack of decent weather, and even more of my make remained unused. But above all, the summer of 16 will always be fondly remembered as the summer that I finally took the sartorial plunge. For years *I’m not kidding, I really do mean years…* I’ve been lusting, oooohing and aaahing over these long, swishy, sometimes pleated, sometimes blush coloured and always elegant long skirts, but for some reason I was always hesistant to actually buy one. Too tall, not exactly a single size figure, too much this, too little that, there was always something about my physical appearance that crossed my mind, clouded my thoughts and kept me from going for it! Well, not this year! I went for it, bought not one but two, and fell head over heels in love with long skirts! And now that summer is closing in on us, I …


Press days usually are an overflow of images and info, with one brand flowing into the next, and after a few days, everything you saw becomes a blur from which only a select few pieces or brands stand out. Case in point: STERNUM. A little Instagram post swiftly became the highlight of the latest press days, and if you have a quick look, you’ll fall in love as well. Sleek, minimalistic, geometrical and timeless, this type of jewellery floats my boat far more than any bling ever will. Sure, an over-the-top costume piece looks great against a crisp white button down, but on me, I’d usually looks like the necklace is wearing me (so not a good look!)… Less is definitely more, and Sophie Peelman, aka STERNUM, sure got that memo! Geometrical and primary shapes galore, these pieces have an intricate delicacy and understeted elegance that works with everything in ly closet, and even better, the prices (ranging from € 37 to €48) also work perfectly with my wallet… Love at first sight! Available at  …