vrijdag 30 april 2010


Dear readers,

it's been rather busy lately but I'll update soon!
Sorry for the lack of posts!


vrijdag 23 april 2010

Pictures Phi trousers -For Sale- 185 euro

Just wanted to post some pictures for those who asked me to.
Info on the pants is on the right.
They are jet black, but the lighting made them look slightly lighter on the pictures.


This is just a quick post.

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woensdag 21 april 2010


Dear readers,

I received my trousers from http://www.theoutnet.com/ today. They are so beautiful, so well made, but they are not 'me'. They are a little different than I imagened them, but great nonetheless.

It's just a shame I won't wear them so I've decided to sell them as someone else will love them like they deserve and they would only hang in my closet.

The tag is still on them, I've only tried them on once. They are obviously in perfect condition.

They run a XS / size 0. The material is 100% pure silk and very soft. I will include the bag they came in from theoutnet, which is a re-usable one.

They retail for about 1.013 euros, but I'll sell them for around 200 euros. Off course, you can always make an offer that is in that price range. I would not do returns or refunds that would make matters complicated and I am not an onlineshop, just someone selling something that I thought would be different.

If you like a harem-ish trouser, you'll love this one!

I will post some pictures tomorrow and if you are interested, just make a comment, your comment won't be visible if you don't want it to be.

dinsdag 20 april 2010


Ray-Ban Wayfarer

Go undercover like Miss Poly with the always stylish Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
Approved by Natasha ànd Audrey Hepburn? How could one resist!
Now that spring is finally among us, pull out your shades and transform an otherwise perhaps basic outfit into a very cool one. I am on my second pair. My first (a gift from my parents) got stolen. Yes, it is always so pleasant when someone takes something you treasure. My parents were so kind to replace them and now I got a pair in a classic colour (brownish shades). I am in love with them, they are so practical and I love how they've been around since 1952 (!) and are still considered very stylish ànd hip at the same time!
You can never go wrong with a classic.

*credit for the picture goes to www.shoothebreeze.blogspot.com *

maandag 19 april 2010

Louboutin for 3.1 Phillip Lim

Aren't these to die for!
I wish they were in my pricerange (they are not...), as I believe they would lift me to impossible spheres (aka heaven) while trying them on. These require perfectly pedicured feet and impeccably painted toes. And a big budget. And a stable surface to walk on or a cute boyfriend to hold on to. All fair conditions, no?

maandag 12 april 2010

What to wear - on an airplane

My parents just left on holiday. Yes, I am envious as they are going somewhere sunny and it is still quite cold here. Unfortunately, I couldn't join them as I am working on my thesis (which basically is a huge essay you have to write in your senior year in university), which doesn't exactly brighten my day or makes me jump out of my bed with exitement. But I am guessing the same applies to a lot of you who have to get up really early to get to work. I still have the advantage of being able to sleep in. But let's get back to my parents. I love going anywhere sunny. I do. I have grown to appreciate fall and winter (some of the best outfits are the ones where you go out all bundled up), but I still can't bear the cold. I will always remain a warm weather kind of gal. The only hazard, really, is getting there.

I love going on vacations and I adore drinking my fabulous mojito while eating sushi with my Ray Bans on, because you wouldn't be able to see without them as the sun is so blinding. But I don't like sitting on an 10-hour flight to get there. I don't think anybody does, unless you are flying first class and even then it's still a hazard. The food is horrible (in economy, my dears, a little birdie (aka my Dad) told me food in first class is really jummy), the person you are sitting next to is probably a real pain in the butt and watching TV for 10-hours is not the most enjoyable way to spend your time.

The only thing you can do, is dress well.
After having flown quite a bit, I have come to understand the best ways to dress for a flight. So here come my five rules for flying comfortably and stylish.

First, you have to be comfortable. Really. There is no point in wearing sky high heels during a 10-hour flight. You want to be able to crawl up in a bundle and fall asleep. Wear soft trousers, leggings or a long dress. Layer up!

Second, you have to keep in mind that you'll have to take a lot of items off during your check-in. So limit your accessories to the essentials, like your favorite watch and necklace or bracelet.

Third, wear flats. It is the best way to go. You can take them off really easy during your check-in and you'll be comfortable during your flight as well (if they are worn in off course). I highly recommend the London Sole / French Sole range. They are a bit expensive, but they hold up so well. I wore mine for two years straight on and boy, did they endure a lot! Rain, mudd, walking in the city non stop. They held up so nicely and if I had them fixed, I could still wear them. I have read some complaints online about them being really fragile, but I haven't had a problem like that at all. It might be that some shoes have a 3mm sole and others go up to 6mm (like mine) or even 11mm, so it probably is better not to purchase the ones with the 3mm sole. Also be really careful purchasing them online (http://www.londonsole.com/ for US customers and http://www.frenchsole.com/ for European customers) because their sizes are pretty strange, I bought an India in a size 39 in Miami, whereas I normally wear a 38. Everything considered, they are a great purchase and I highly recommend them.

Fourth, carry a big bag that can fit a lot of your essential items that you really want to have with you on your flight. You have to be able to pack a book, a dvd and a little computer, a water bottle, some snacks (because I am not kidding about the food, it is dreadful!), moisturizer, cellphone, ipod, socks (the airconditioning is a force to be reckoned with), a big scarf (again, the airconditioning), your camera, your wallet, your paperwork, etc. It's also best if you buy a product like Caudalie's Eau de Beauté, which you can buy in a travel size (for 10 euros) and is packed with some great essential oils and really moisturizes your face.

Fifth and final, pack your sunglasses. It's best not to wear any make-up as it won't hold up nicely, I don't know what it is, but after a 10-hour flight, you look like you haven't slept in days. It's best if you just don't wear any make-up at all, moisturize your skin to the fullest and still look fabulous wearing nice shades.

The best example I can give you of who does all this right, is model Miranda Kerr. I have no doubt in my mind she is an expert in flighing, so it won't hurt you to take a look at her outfits.
After all this advice, trust me, you are set to go and enjoy your flight supermodel-style!

donderdag 8 april 2010

Fresh like a Lily

Doesn't Lily Donaldson look fantastic here, leaving the Louis Vuitton show in Paris?

Right on the utility chic trend, she is sporting a great parka (on my to-get-list for this summer!) and pairing it with skintight (leather?) pants, a simple and clean white tee, a furry vest and last but not least a statement necklace. And I didn't even mention those (I am not sure, but I am guessing) YSL booties!

Her make-up (from the Vuitton show) is gorgeous, very nude and natural, leaving Lily looking radiant!

For more inspiration for the utility chic trend, which is a more relaxed, softer version of the military trend, look to Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant. Think neutral tones, soft shades, like khaki and faded blue.

I am in love with this outfit and this trend, it's so spot on and just perfect for spring and summer. You'll look casual, but chic. It's much more wearable than the military trend, which can be a bit harsh and too much of a (iek!) 'trend', while this, I think, comes more natural to a lot of women.

For a great parka, check http://www.topshop.com/ or stop by your local Zara, where I am sure you'll find a great one for a decent price!

*credit for the pictures goes to: http://www.altamiranyc.blogspot.com/ and http://www.miamarionette.blogspot.com/*

vrijdag 2 april 2010

Beauty according to Dries

The beautiful clothes weren't the only thing I loved about the Dries Van Noten fall/winter 2010 ready-to-wear show in Paris. I was also very drawn to the almost nude make-up look Peter Philips (who else?) did on the models. The collection itself was a very modern one, for a busy woman who is always on the go. Peter probably thought is was logical to not give her a really busy make-up look that would take too long to achieve and instead he gave her a gorgeous complexion that is almost luminous. Fresh-faced beauty.

He also gave the models a really defined eyebrow, which gives the whole look some strength.

Hair was also kept really natural, really realistic. Slightly messed up, but not scruffy. Beautiful glossy hair that doesn't take too much effort, with a beautiful side parting. Just make sure your hair is really healthy, add some serum to the ends and spritz on some (not too much) gloss.

I love fashion and I love the special vibe a really over-the-top show can give you (like almost all the shows by John Galliano for Dior), but, at the end of the day, it's much more pleasant to see a picture of a show and think "hey, I could pull that off". I really believe women want that, they want to feel like fashion is attainable and they want to feel like what the magazines are telling them feels good and comfortable to them. And that is exactly what this whole collection did for me, including the make-up look. Sigh, the Dries Van Noten girl... what a perfect girl.