Mais il est où le soleil?

Every negative has a positive… The fact that we still have lots of rainy cold days in central Europe, means we have more time to get bikini-ready. Start downloading these apps now and prepare yourself for when the sun decides to spoil us with summertime!

Daily Workout Apps for the abs, legs and butt (for free)
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Runtastic Squats Pro (0,89 Euros)
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Ladies’ Leg Workout (free)
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Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra  (1,79 Euros)
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Prada + Roaring Twenties = The Great Gatsby

PradaSohoStoreGatsbyEven before the movie is out (scheduled to hit theatres May 10) you can already admire all the costumes Prada created for The Great Gatsby. The full looks are on display in the Prada store in SoHo New York till May 12.

Miuccia Prada adapted 40 dresses from the Prada and Miu Miu archives for the movie. The designer admits that what intrigued her the most when working on the project was the way in which many of her designs could be so easily translated into Twenties pieces – despite not necessarily being originally created with that era in mind.

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It seems like the whole world is in great anticipation for this movie. Let’s hope it will meet the expectations. But if you ask me, the academy award for best costume design can already go to Miuccia Prada!

Pictures and Quotes from the Vogue Festival 2013

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Victoria Beckham on what advise she can give starting entrepreneurs:
“Be ambitious, aim high and stay focused.”

Alber Elbaz on the final advise his mom gave him before she died:
“She said to me: be big and small. I asked her: do you mean tall and skinny? She said: no, be big in your work and small in life.

Donatella Versace on her health routine:
“I run 3 to 4 times a week. But I had to fire one personal trainer because he didn’t allow me to smoke (during training).” 

Mario Testino on his most memorable shoot:
“Princess Diana, because she was a very special person and the significance it had for my career.”

Fiona Golfar, Vogue editor-at-large, during the body issue roundtable:
“Funny over skinny.”

Island treasures

Last week was a relaxing week off on Mallorca. But it was also a very special week because of 2 important milestones: I am no longer an employee and I am starting my own business. Scary and exciting at the same time. But more about that later…

For now, I wanted to share with you my little island treasures:

Shopping: Necklace and little pouch – Sfera; Bag – Bimba y Lola; Shoes – Brechia
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Hotel tip: if you want a pure relaxing holiday in an exculsive adult-only hotel on the island of Mallorca, I can highly recommend the Fontsanta Spa & Wellness hotel. They have special thermal baths and the most amazing wrap and facial treatments.

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Restaurant tip: for the best tapas in Palma de Mallorca go to Forn de Sant Juan! There was a picture on the wall of Alessandra Ambrosio eating there, so it’s model-approved :) The strawberries filled with crema catalan which we had as dessert were just heavenly! And the patatas bravas were sooooooooooooo good, I could eat those every day!
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Bonne anniversaire Chloé

Chloe_AdvertI am a big fan of the brand Chloé because it knows how to create a strong women, without losing touch of her femininity. To celebrate its sixtieth anniversary, la Maison Chloé is releasing an exceptional collection of sixteen emblematic creations that contributed to make the brand a success.

This anniversary collection is a re- rediscovery of the multifaceted character of Chloé which, since its creation, has proven its ability to play with the codes of elegance, cleverly using humour, originality, provocation, romanticism, grace and cool without ever losing sight of the Parisian chic that runs in its blood. These are the 16 iconic pieces:
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  • Silk blouse & shirt dress, Winter 1960, Gaby Aghion
  • Galaxie dress, Summer 1978, Karl Lagerfeld
  • Evening clutch, Winter 1979, Karl Lagerfeld
  • Violin dress, Summer 1983, Karl Lagerfeld
  • Pineapple shirt, Summer 2001, Stelle McCartney
  • Flared jeans & Paddington bag, Summer 2004, Phoebe Philo
  • Camera Bag, Summer 2004, Phoebe Philo
  • Python boots, Silverado bag & foulard, Winter 2004, Phoebe Philo
  • Lace blouse & wedged sandals, Summer 2006, Phoebe Philo
  • Cape, Winter 2009, Hannah MacGibbon

You can also discover the anniversary collection in these mini films by Chloé.

Because you’re worth it

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Today is International Women’s Day. The perfect occasion to celebrate all the powerful women around the world. If I need inspiration and motivation, this is my go-to platform for great stories by even greater women www.makers.com. People like Oprah, Diane von Furstenberg, Hilary Clinton and Erin Brockovich speak openly about their journeys in life.

Take the time today to make a list of things you want to achieve this year, get some advice from the great women on makers.com and gear up to make your dreams come true. Indulge yourself today with an amazing dress, a great manicure or some killer heels.

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Grammy Mini-Me’s

No award show goes by without the mini-me versions from Toddlewood popping up just a few days later. It’s a mystery to me how they re-create all these gowns in such a short amount of time. The mini red carpet of the recent Grammy Awards is just too cute for words! Little Adele just stole my heart and what about the super cool Sean Paul…
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Pictures from Tricia Messeroux – Toddlewood project.