Category Archives: FASHION + STYLE

FRIDAY’S FASHION FILES: MOTHER AND CHILD COLLECTION

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Chic Italian-Egyptian, mother, model and actress Elisa Sednaoui has designed a mother-and-child collection called ‘Little-a-Like’. This collection, which is exclusively created for Yoox, features lovely pieces for boys, girls, babies and mothers. Inspiration was drawn from the beautiful textile traditions of Egypt. All of the profits goes to the Elisa Sednaoui Foundation, a charity which helps children and young people in Egypt and Italy. “The main inspiration for patterns and embroidery are the ones from the Egyptian Bedouin tradition,” says the London-based Sednaoui whose son Jack is about to turn one. “As for the women’s and girls’ pieces, I thought about those which to me are the classic indispensable summer shapes: the long dress, the long-sleeved tunic, and the striped light dress to wear at the beach. For babies I thought of what my son had worn the most last summer, like T-shirts and light-weight shirts with his nappy.”

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FLY VIOLET: MY NEW FAVORITE BAG

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The Fly Violet from Dutch bag label O My Bag is my new favorite bag! Apparently I am not the only one loving this bag as every time when I’m carrying this bag at least one person comes up to me asking me where I got it from. Fly Violet is a sophisticated, multi-function satchel – an elegant work bag large enough to fit your laptop, which can be transformed into a statement bag by adding a chain. And good to know: all bags are made from a unique kind of eco-leather and created with love in the safe and positive atmosphere of Fair Trade, where fair wages and benefits are paid, women are empowered and training and education is offered.

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MIX & MATCH: SOFT NUDE COLORS

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Today’s Mix & Match post features seven images. The topics of the photos are all different (interior, travel, fashion) but they have something in common: beautiful soft nude & neutral shades. I particularly love these soft colors for bathrooms as it creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

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SUMMER MUST-HAVE: THE CAFTAN DRESS

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I just bought this beautiful caftan dress and I had to share it with you as I love it that much. A caftan is a summer must-have, it is comfortable and versatile as you can wear it to the beach or to a night out. This one is from Emerson, a brand known for stylish and good quality fashion items.

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A FASHION DESIGNER’S HOME IN PARIS

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You might have seen Vanessa Bruno’s home before but the pastel colors in this Paris home remind me of Spring. As this season is around the corner (we have had a lovely day here yesterday!) I thought that it was a good time to show you this apartment with feminine touches again. Model-turned-designer Vanessa Bruno is known for her sophisticated tailoring and feminine pastel colors. At the end of the post you can see a selection of her beautiful designs.

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FRIDAY FASHION FILES: HUMANOID SUMMER 2014

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Humanoid’s summer collection is now available; some of the dresses (the black and white striped dress for example) made it straight to the top of my wish list. Humanoid is a Dutch womenswear label with a cosmopolite, effortlessly and feminine style. Their designs are always stylish but comfortable at the same time.

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FRIDAY FASHION FILES: STYLISH HATS

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I love hats! With this versatile accessory you can turn a cardigan, t-shirt and jeans into a bohemian chic outfit. My favorite styles are the floppy hat and the Fedora style hats that are very fashionable at the moment. Today’s post features some examples on how to wear these hats. Looking for a nice hat? I found these affordable ones online: felt wool floppy hat, oversized fedora hat, felt rancher, leather trimmed rancher, floppy hat with leather strap, Tigerlilly floppy hat, navy felt wool fedora and panama style hat.

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