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Month: August 2016

The sneak peek I had of the Bread & Butter in Berlin last June (more in my previous article) surely got me eagerly awaiting and excited about what’s coming up this Friday. On 2nd September,  kicks off it’s first “trend show“ open to the public.   A Fashion Trend Show for Everyone Bread & Butter (or… Read More »

  To me, Yves Saint Laurent created the finest designs which also portrayed the “empowered” woman.  There was none more iconic as the statement piece that used to be the preserve of men – the tuxedo. Monsieur Saint Laurent’s design of the tuxedo ensemble, both as a day- and night- outfit, has always been a source of inspiration to… Read More »

I am about to get out of my comfort zone again by taking on a new adventure.  This September, I am leaving for Vietnam on a 3-week backpacking trip… alone!  This will be a novel experience for me, in both duration and style of travel.  I remember someone saying “Getting out of your comfort zone is… Read More »

Milanese Inspirations

  I was inspired by Milan style for this outfit. I notice the Milanese woman expressing their femininity in two almost opposing ways.  One goes for glamorous attire with joyful colors and patterns – à la Dolce & Gabanna.  The other is about dark colors, structured cuts, classic and chic – à la Armani.  I combined both styles with a navy-patterned mini dress with lace details… Read More »

  In my previous post on the H&M Studio AW16 collection, I featured the blue striped velvet slit dress which was more of an evening dress-up piece than a daywear.  Let me show you how I combine (unconventionally) other items of the line for a comfortable day-outfit.  Usually, you put your lingerie under your top, eg. shirt.  Again,… Read More »

  For music lovers and performers, the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF) is a can’t-miss event in the wonderful month of July at a pretty lakeside location.  It is very much a fixture in my summer calendar.  I attend concerts (expensive!) or simply immerse in the happy crowd to catch free open performances and soak in… Read More »

  Zalando has been sharing DIY videos on, for example, how to customize shorts.  That got me inspired to create one myself – how to customize a summer hat!  In collaboration with Zalando, I share here this new video.  If you want to re-create this DIY, this is what you will need: A summer hat –… Read More »

  In a previous post, I said I would be telling you more about beauty trends.  Let’s start with 2 products that may totally change your makeup routine. Until now, corrective concealer palettes come in shades of nude to match your skin tone and cover your flaws.  Green, yellow and purple – hard to believe that they are the… Read More »

  Twice a year, H&M presents a Studio collection created by their in-house designers. This H&M Studio AW16 collection shows a distinctively strong character, and is possibly the most original we’ve seen.  The feminine silhouette is given a new shape with an accent on the shoulders and waist. Accessories take on theatrical dimensions, eg. gaucho hats in oversized modern shapes and statement… Read More »

  I wear prescription glasses e v e r y d a y or I can’t function without them. Strangely, I do not see them as fashion accessories.  That’s why you will hardly ever see me wearing them on pictures (the last time in 2014).  On the hand, I am happy to feature eye glasses (without correction lenses). … Read More »