Party Outfits

I decided to go for bright colours to party the start of the new year. But I’m not sure if I should go for the fuchsia or green dress. Both are from the H&M Conscious Collection and have beautiful detail in the front and an open back… L’embarras du choix!

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IMG_0133And I noticed I didn’t share my Xmas outfit yet:

sequin dress from Essentiel Antwerp

black smoking blazer from Zara

pumps from Mango

 

WISHING YOU ALL A GOOD PARTY AND

START IN THE NEW YEAR.

SEE YOU HERE AGAIN IN 2013!

Beauty Hitlist 2012

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Here is my list of beauty finds this year:
1. Philosophy miracle worker – retinoid pads which I use every evening
2. Chanel Coco Noir – my new perfume discovery
3. Label.m Dry Shampoo – perfect as dry shampoo, but even better as styling product
4. Benefit That Gal – brightening face primer
5. Paul Mitchell The Cream – easy styling product to get rid of the frizz
6. Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight – for soft lips
7. Dr. Hauschka – this year I made the switch to natural skin care products
8. Essie Nail-polish – adding many new colors to my nail polish collection this summer
9. Valmont Facial Mask – awesome face mask based on 100% collagen
10. Benefit Hervana – good karma face powder

The beautiful world of Kirkwood

Kirkwood_SS2012I love shoes and I do own a nice small collection of designer shoes, but there are still some iconic pieces missing like the beautiful silk pumps with signature heel shape or the zig-zag laced sandals from Nicholas Kirkwood.

SJP_KirkwoodIt all started with Sarah Jessica Parker. As Carrie she had already made me fall in love with Manolo Blahnik and during her movie promo tour in 2010, she introduced me to the beautiful world of Nicholas Kirkwood.

The young designer started with his first shoe collection in 2005. Rodarte was the first designer house that recognised his talent and collaborated with him for the brand’s catwalk shoes. In the meanwhile he has added names like Erdem and Peter Pilotto to his list.

The designer is high in demand lately with interesting new collaborations and a brand expansion coming up.

The shining star of Nicholas Kirkwood got noticed by Victoria’s Secret and together with Swarovski he created all the shoes for the recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. A few days ago, he launched a limited-edition shoe with velvet and gold chrome inspired by Chambord, the liquor brand.

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Who would have guessed that this successful award-winning shoe designer owns only 3 pairs of shoes himself?! That might change very soon, as he is working on a men’s collection. To put a face on the customer he has in mind for this collection, he named Jamie Hince. I am looking forward to how he will incorporate his signature use of colour and architectural elements into his men’s shoe collection.

And after that maybe adding a line of bags to his brand? That would definitely complete the beautiful world of Nicholas Kirkwood.