5/18/15

Fashion News // Balmain x H&M Is Happening

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It's official: a Balmain x H&M collaboration is totally happening! Balmain's Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing, dropped the bomb in an interview during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas after which H&M took twitter to confirm the news as well. They even launched a new trending hashtag: #HMBALMAINATION. Joining Olivier were top models Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner, both wearing looks from the future Balmain x H&M collection. 

Jourdan wore a see through blouse and a satin red skirt, which was obviously inspired by Balmain's Fall / Winter 2013 runway collection (and which I wrote about here). Kendall wore a black jacket with white beads, which has been one of Balmain's signature looks for a while now. Both the skirt and the jacket have gone straight on top of my wish list! 

The Balmain x H&M collaboration will launch in stores on 5 November 2015 (my birthday!) and will include women's and men's clothes, along with shoes and accessories as well. 
Thoughts?

Picture: Fashionista.com

 
5/15/15

Outfit // Paradise Cities

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Remember this dress by Sugarhill Boutique? When I was cleaning out my closet a couple of weeks ago, I found the matching blouse hidden underneath a pile of clothes. The weather gods pleased us with tons of sunshine the past couple of days; the perfect opportunity to wear this blouse for the first time. The collar and print are too adorable: I've been lucky enough to have visited Paris and New York already, which means that I have had the chance to see the Eiffel Tower and the Statue Of Liberty with my own eyes. However, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the pyramids in Gizeh are still on my to visit list as well. 

As for the ripped jeans: I've been living in them for the past two months. They are very high waisted, which is perfect for my figure. The Chloé sunnies had been tucked away into one of my drawers for way too long and my Boy bag by Chanel has been glued to my shoulder ever since I got it. Let this be a warning, because you're going to see this fella a lot in the time to come. The Chanel sandals are also making a debut on the blog, but I didn't take a close up shot of them due to my irrational fear / phobia / disgust of feet. You can have a detailed look at them here

I'M WEARING:

SUGARHILL BOUTIQUE blouse c/o // H&M jeans // CHANEL sandals // CHANEL Boy bag // CHLOE sunglasses

SHOP THE LOOK:



 
5/13/15

Review // Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

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Clinique rings in spring and summer with the launch of their Pop Lip Colour + Primer collection: 16 gorgeous, popping colors with built in primer that will provide your lips with a beautiful color and will nourish them at the same time. The colors are divided into the Nudes, the Tawnies, the Pinks and the Violets, so everyone is set to find at least one favorite! 

The ever so sweet and kind ladies from Clinique sent me a Tawnie to review and I got another Tawnie and a Pink myself, which I will write about as well. But first, here's an insight to what Clinique has to say about the Pop Lip Colour + Primer


THE PRODUCT

A full lip color with built in primer that provides dramatic lips and comfort immediately. It contains shea butter and murumuru butter.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

* A deep, long-lasting color with a hybrid formula of lip color and primer, all in one. 
* Guarantees a perfectly smooth and precise application, every time again. 
* Does not dehydrate the lips and gives a creamy, silky smooth finish. 

COVERAGE: Full coverage
FINISH: Silky smooth 


I could live without any make up product for the rest of eternity, but my lipsticks and I are inseparable. For a while now, my bestie Dario has been wondering how many lipsticks one could possibly have (TONS! A LOT!), but I feel that a good lipstick can upgrade even the simplest of outfits; you'll never see me without. Since I always wear matte lipsticks (they dehydrate the lips like a mofo, though), I was curious to see and most importantly feel the difference. Plus, the lipsticks are Made In Belgium. Yes, in my tiny country! #proud #highfive

Are you as curious as I am? Click below to find out more. 

The Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer collection is now available in stores ($ 18 / € 22,20).

P.S.: To share your popping moment, you can use #CliniquePop on your social media. 

This product was sent to me by a PR company / brand.
This does not affect my opinion in any way. 

 
5/4/15

Shark Attack Loves... // Primark Summer 2015

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Now that summer is almost upon us, my inbox is exploding with the press releases of the newest summer collections. One of them caught my eye immediately... the Primark Summer 2015 collection! Since the nearest store is about an hour drive away from here, I don't go shopping there very often; which I always regret, because I see tons of cute Primark stuff on other blogs. That's why I'm thrilled to say that a Primark store will open in Hasselt, close to my home town, very soon! 

Anyway, it's time to go back to the main topic of this blogpost. Primark's summer collection is divided into two themes: Desert Dreamer (imagine a bohemian girl living in the 70s) and Ibiza Surf (aka the cutest beach wear I have seen in a long time and very Ibiza proof indeed). Fringe, lace, colorful prints... Primark had some themes in mind and went for them 100%. For the moment, there's nothing I can do other than crossing my fingers and hoping that the store in Hasselt will open soon and that I will be able to score my favorite items. Or I might have to plan a trip to Liège after all.

I thought it would be fun to share my favorite images and looks of the collection on the blog; it's always fun to discover (and hopefully score) a wish listed item or to get inspired for this summer, isn't it? My favorite items is the brick red dress in the picture above, the white lace see through dress, the black fringed skirt and top and the gorgeous playsuit with lace 'wings'. Love! 

© Images: Primark Press Office