Last week the Marktplaats Goudmijn Collectie Event happened, and it was so much fun! 51 bloggers were rocking the runway with their vintage looks which are currently up for sale (till the 7th of December) right here.
My outfit got quite some compliments throughout the evening, which almost makes me regret putting it up for sale haha. But in case you are looking for a great holiday outfit you should definitely check it out!
#OOTD Update: It has been SUCH amazing weather for the past few days here in Barcelona, I honestly don’t even know what to wear because everything feels too hot! Could I just walk in my bikini all day/every day? However, I did find a solution – you know, just in case I cannot actually walk around in my swimwear – … at the moment I am a huge fan of the culotte! They are amazingly breezy, super classy and easy to combine with any kind of tops! I scored mine at the website of ModeMusthaves for just €20,-! My off-shoulder top is from Mango, don’t you just love that Kobalt blue? :)
Since it’s way too hot to wear too much stuff I decided to keep my #OOTD simple with my currently favorite sunnies from Prada, my nude sandals from EGO (seriously an awesome webshop for low priced on-trend shoes!) and my suede nude bag from Martina K.
This week I am graduating from my master in Art Direction and Creative Advertising so wish me luck! I have two projects to finish before it’s SUMMER VACATION! Goodluck to all of you who are also struggling with their final exams!!
Lots of Love,
P.s. Thanks for shooting these pics with me Camilo Ospina!
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,
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Lace Dress: Zara (similar)
Sunglasses: Woodys Barcelona
After Amsterdam and Paris, last week it was time for Barcelona Fashion Week! Better known as 080, this fashion week is all about offering a platform to upcoming designers and new talents such as Justicia Ruano and Krizia Robustella – two of my favorites shows this season! The first day started good when my outfit (and also Alex’ look!) immediately got noticed by Flash Moda from the Spanish national TV Channel as soon as I walked in! Down here you can see the part where I get interviewed, for the people that don’t speak Spanish: I’m explaining that I’m wearing desings from the local brands Valentina Garí and Maria Roch, and of course my beloved oldskool bag from Ruitertassen!
My favorite show to see that day was Miquel Suay with an amazing menswear collection based around the concept of balanced infinity: elegant, graphic and comfortable!The second day was lots of fun: I met lots of amazing people and the shows were great! It started off with the catwalk presentation of Krizia Robustella, who brought back the hiphop 90’s on the song ‘no diggity‘. After that it was time for Punto Blanco to blow us away with underwear and pyjama’s based on the ‘Superman vs. Batman’ movie theme, sexy and fun at the same time: winner combination! My third favorite of this day was Sita Murt: an established brand which stands for timeless and classy femininity, what’s not to love?!
Today I was also spotted by the press, lucky me! I was asked for an interview for El Periodico (the national journal in Spain) to give my opinion on the 080 Fashion Week in comparisation to other fashion weeks like Paris and New York. They also loved to hear about my outfit, which was again completely from brands in Barcelona! I was wearing some very special trousers from Loretta Piovano in combination with my navy blue coat of Maria Roch and the most adorable clutch from Sarah’s Bag which I scored at Passage BCN! Check out the short article here:
Also I was very happy to meet one of my favorite models backstage one of the shows: Zhenya Katava! Isn’t she gorgeous?!
My last day at 080 I was wearing this beautiful velvet 70’s outfit from Ay Si! Barcelona in combination with my body from Boohoo.com and the most adorable bag from Les Petites Joueurs which I got from Passage BCN. I just LOVE everything about this outfit, don’t you?! Also, I was very lucky to spot the model Sam Steele – the shining star of the Punto Blanco show – in the photobooth in between shows and take a quick snapshot with him, oh my goodness!
It is hard to chose my favorite shows from this day because there were just so many good ones! Of course there was the most important show of 080: Custo Barcelona, which was happy as always with many colors, patterns and textures. However, I might prefer some of the smaller designers such as WOM & NOW, Lebor Gabala and Justicia Ruano. Why you might ask? Probably because I wanted to wear pretty much every one of their designs when I saw them walking down the runway, and the styling of the looks was simply amazing!! Even though 080 was missing two of their biggest catwalk presentations this season (Mango and Desigual both decided not to show this time), there was still more than enough talent to admire these days!
Unfortunately I couldn’t visit the last two days of 080 because I was busy shooting an editorial, which is going to be supercool by the way! Anyway, I can’t wait for next season, when I will be able to show off my summer outfits!
Lots of Love,
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,
Do you already know the new Trend for this Winter? Besides the Layered Trend there is a color we won’t be able to avoid the upcoming months: Grey! I will have to be honest to you guys… I have never been a huge fan of grey, it makes me look so pale. However, after I realized I won’t be able to avoid this color anymore, I decided to dig in and experiment with different combinations.
As you can see not my full outfit is grey, by combining it with another basic color such as black and not wearing anything grey close to my face, I was able to avoid looking pale. Win for Lynn! However… this grey pants from Cortefiel definitely is the showstopper of my outfit by combining not one, not two, but THREE trends! Introducing: the grey, sporty 70’s pants!
As you might be able to see the fabric of this flared trousers is a very soft material which is mostly used for jogging pants… a.k.a. it feels like you are walking around in your PJ’s all day long, can it get more awesome?! In fact yes, yes it can. The cut of the trousers is very flattering for your legs which makes them look super long and thin.
I love how this outfit is in fact super simple, but still is a great fashion statement to wear while walking down the street on a casual day. My currently favorite fedora hat is from Mango and the thin turtleneck sweater is from Primark. To accessorize I am wearing a simple silver ring from Amor and nothing else,, I prefer minimalistic jewelry
I am very curious what you guys think about my Tripple Trend Experiment, especially since neither of them are necessarily my favorite! However, after experimenting and putting this outfit together I might fall in love with these trends after all. I guess the key is to make the trends fit with your personal style, and for me this outfit proves that it’s definitely possible!
Lots of Love,
Photocredits go to Luis Lau: www.luislau.com I had a great time shooting with you! :)
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Hat from Mango: €29,99
Flared Trousers from Cortefiel: €29,99
Silver Ring from Amor (similar): €24,95