The 'cracked effect' nail polishes have been among us for quite some time now, but for some reason, I always felt that they weren't my thing. While strolling around at Planet Parfum yesterday, I took a look at the Dior section and spotted the words 'Crocodile Leather Effect Nails'. Curious as I am, I asked the sales woman for more information and she told me that it was nail polish similar to those who cause the well known 'cracked' effect, but that the big difference was that this one would create "the crocodile skin effect" on my nails. I still didn't know what the hell she was talking about, but she definitely triggered something inside of me. Not really sure what to expect, I decided to buy the polishes anyway and asked my mom for help, since my nail polish applying skills aren't the best.
I found a tiny manual inside - thank God - and here's what I had to do:
1. Apply a base coat. Very important, children!
2. Apply a coat of the gold nail polish and wait a maximum of 2 minutes. The first coat should still be slightly wet when proceeding with step 3.
3. Apply a single thin layer of the khaki top coat. After several minutes, the khaki crocodile leather effect will progressively appear on top of the gold base coat.
4. Add a top coat. Very important too.
And so I did. I applied. I waited. And I freakin' loved the result!
All I've done for the past few hours is staring at my nails. Yup, I've got a new favorite.
Do you want to see the result too?
Just click, click, click below!
Move over, Baptiste Giabiconi, and meet the newest love in Karl Lagerfeld's life: Choupette. After conquering every Lagerfeld-loving heart after a picture hit the web where Choupette's playing on her very own iPad, the fluffy little starlet has a new accomplishment to add to her resumé. Choupette has landed her first editorial in a fashion magazine: a black and white spread with none other than French actress and supermodel Laetitia Casta. The editorial breathes and screams Paris and Laetitia is absolutely gorgeous, but lets face it... It's Choupette who's the real star here. Oh, and did I mention that it was Karl himself who took these pictures?
Not bad for a kitty cat who has her two own maids, a 600 page diary to keep Mr. Lagerfeld updated on her activities for when he isn't around and a Twitter-account with almost 15.000 followers (@ChoupettesDiary).
To see the whole editorial, click below.
Pictures via Designscene.net.
Hanneli Mustaparta... One of my main sources of inspiration fashion wise, even if her style is completely different from mine. The Norwegian model-turned-blogger/street style photographer knows how to make my heart go boom, boom, boom. Not only does she seems to have a radar to snap the best street style material on camera, she also knows how to put together the best outfits. Always original, but never over the top. She's also the reason why I decided to get the crystal bra -- Just google 'Crystal bra + Hanneli' and you'll see what I'm talking about.
The jungle printed shirt is from H&M, apparently. I always love it when a celeb isn't too stuck up to shop some goodies at high street labels. The leopard printed belt, to stay in the jungle spirits, matches this outfit perfectly. Even after following her for years, she still manages to blow my mind away. Other people to complete the list are Kate Moss, the Olsen Twins, Clémence Poésy, Erin Wasson, Lana Del Rey, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jamie Hince, Pete Doherty and Steven Tyler. Whoever said that women can't be inspired by men?
Now, I'm curious... Who inspires you when it comes to fashion and style?
Picture via Hanneli.com
Finally, an outfit post! Since it's rather chilly outside today - damn you, wind - I decided it was a great opportunity to take out the military jacket I bought at Zara a couple of days ago. While it seems as if I smoked some funny grass on these pictures, I can assure you that it's not the case. Due to the extreme sensitivity of my eyes, even the tiniest amount of bright daylight is enough to make me squeeze my eyes together and make them look puffy. Anyways, back to the outfit.
The Kate Moss Moustache-shirt was another gift from Zalando. I love the quote written on it: Life Is A Joke. Eleven Paris makes the best shirts. I decided to take out my mom's Chanel bag to match my outfit. I love the contrast between the tough rock 'n roll vibe and the classic bag. Plus, the silver hardware matches my shoes! ;)
Have a nice day, y'all.
Here are a couple of pictures taken with Instagram, to show you what I've been up to (Username: Krizia_S). I hope I can go back to the usual outfit posts ASAP! In the meantime: thanks for still following. :)
Sooo, I was in for a big surprise last Wednesday... I got a car! My amazingly sweet Dad found this Fiat 500 - the cutest cars ever, imo - and surprised me with it when I was ready to go to work. My Mom, Dad and best friend pranked me and I hopelessly bought their act. I still can't believe it and I'm trying to find an excuse to go out every 5 minutes, just so I can drive my baby around. ;)