Give Away // Onecklace Infinity Necklace // CLOSED

2013 is coming to an end at high speed now and is there any better way than to celebrate 2014 with a give away? I think not. Shark Attack and the team behind oNecklace are giving away a sterling silver Infinity necklace, as seen on the picture above. It's the perfect item to bling up every outfit (night ànd day) or for you to give to one of your loved ones. It is the Infinity symbol, after all.

If you want to take a chance to win this necklace, here's what you have to do:

- Like the oNecklace and Shark Attack Facebook pages.
- Leave a comment with your name and email address in the comment box below.

Easy peasy, isn't it?
The give away is open world wide and will end a week from now, on 7 January 2014. I will announce the winner on Shark Attack's Facebook page! 

Good luck, everyone! 

x Krizia



Shark Attack Loves... // Céline Color Block Coat

CélineColorBlockCoat © Tumblr  

I'm usually one to avoid winter clothes as long as possible and I'm rarely starstruck by a winter garment. But when I saw this stunning coat by Céline all over F/W '13 Fashion Weeks, I had a hard time (color) blocking it from my mind. I managed to succeed eventually, until I was clicking around on Tumblr just recently. Winter has started, which means that everyone on Tumblr is sharing their winter inspiration at high speed. So there it was again, haunting my dreams night after night. 

If I've done my research correctly, this coat is from the F/W '12 collection; which means that it will probably be a mission impossible to still get my hands on one. I already checked Ebay and the only one that was available is already sold. 

What do you think about this coat? Thumbs up or maybe too much?
If you know any other options (lookalikes, no copies) regarding this coat, please let me know!

x Krizia


Outfit // Denim State Of Mind

I found this denim shirt hidden in the back of my closet and the first - and only - time I wore it was here... Which reminds me that I also have to wear that McQueen scarf again. Other goodies making a debut on the blog: this gorgeous necklace from the H&M Autumn/Winter 2013 collection and the studded sneakers. I got them the Maje store at Maasmechelen Village with great discount. You gotta love outlet shopping malls! What do you think about this outfit? My dad thinks it's ugly, but then again, who cares?

I'm not really in a talkative mood today. I'm still tired from last night; I went to our local pub to celebrate a friend's new job. If things go well, I might be working again myself soon -- not as a teacher, but as a sales girl. I don't understand how it can be so hard to find a job as a teacher, but it's difficult for me to sit at home and do nothing. And since fashion is my greatest passion in the first place, I'm totally thrilled and excited to work at a clothing store. I'll tell you more about it when it's official!

Enjoy your Sunday, y'all.

x Krizia

Coat: ZARA // Shirt: H&M // Skirt: H&M // Necklace: H&M // Sneakers: MAJE thanks to Maasmechelen Village


Beauty // Riri (Hearts) M.A.C Holiday >> 'Pleasure Bomb'

Remember when I talked to you about the Riri (Hearts) M.A.C Holiday collection here? Thanks to my sweet sister, I had the Pleasure Bomb lipstick waiting for me underneath the Christmas tree. Thanks, Tiffany! Every time Rihanna and M.A.C work together, the collection is sold out in a heartbeat. I don't know how my sister did it to get her hands on this lipstick, but I'm so thrilled!


Outfit // Crazy Cat Lady

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with your family and friends! I did nothing but eat for the past two days, so I took a day off to rest a bit today, héhé. This is what I wear when I'm 'off duty': tanktops, leggings, knitted vests... I'd probably wear a similar outfit to the gym too, if I would actually go for once.

Can you tell how much I love cats, by the way? My own kitty cat has been with us for 13 years now and he's been a bit under the weather lately. He's been diagnosed with diabetes and we're trying to find a solution to give him the necessary insulin shots (without getting our arms and faces scratched open). I can't wait to wear the 'Crazy Cat Lady' tank top with a lace bra underneath during summer. It's by Skip 'n Whistle, a brand from New Orleans that produces eco friendly shirts. And how cool are these leggings? I saw a picture of similar ones on Tumblr a long time ago and I'm glad to finally have them. Plus, they're super warm, perfect for winter.

The book I'm reading is called 'Life After Death' by Damien Echols and I think I've already read it about 4 times. It definitely is one of my favorites. I'm not going to go into detail about it, but you should definitely read it. It will definitely put your life into perspective and show you that you should  cherish the little things in life, how cliché it may sound. Plus, it will make you think twice about complaining about random things.

Plus, I have a nice late Christmas surprise for you:
you get a 10% discount at Born Pretty Store if you enter the code KST10 at the payment section.



Personal // Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope everyone will get to spend the holidays with their loved ones. I'm going to keep it short today. This is the first Christmas since my grandfather passed away, so I'm not really in a mood to celebrate. We're still having a family get together at my place tonight, but it won't be the same. 

Anyway, my goals for Christmas Eve are to spend some time with my family, eat tons of food, open some presents and to watch 'Home Alone'. It doesn't feel like Christmas if I don't get to watch that movie on Christmas Eve. The same goes for 'Last Christmas' by Wham!; it's the only Christmas song acceptable to me.  I collected some inspiration on Tumblr, this blog needs a cheery touch every now and then. ;)

What are your plans for tonight?

x Krizia


Money VS Budget // Giuseppe Zanotti VS Zara

During a shopping spree in Antwerp, I spotted these zipped leather beauties at Zara and immediately linked them to the Giuseppe Zanotti's on the left. Similar, yet different, just the way we like it. My mom would have killed me if I bought another pair of shoes, so I decided not to take them with me. I was proud of myself first but looking back at them now, doubt is starting to set in... No, I have to be strong!

* Get the budget version from Zara here.
* Or go for the real deal at LuisaViaRoma here. Plus, they're on sale! They used to be € 875 and they can be yours for € 612. And there's free shipping. Yay! 


New // iPhone 4S Covers By Sh-op.nl

Santa came early again! I received these 3 awesome iPhone 4S covers this morning, thanks to the Dutch / Swiss web shop Sh-op.nl. Ever since Apple launched the iPhone 5 and 5S, I have noticed that stores are stocking less covers for the iPhone 4 / 4S. Panic attack! I don't have the financial means to go for the 5S right now and why should I? My 4S still works perfectly. 

I'm so glad that I discovered Sh-op.nl, since they offer hundreds, if not thousands iPhone 4 / 4S, 5 / 5S and Samsung covers and accessories. I spent several hours searching for the perfect covers and when I gave up, I still had not seen them all. There are so many! 

What do you think about my choice? 
Even though leopard printed clothes are the shizzle right now, I'm still not sure how I feel about wearing them myself. So I decided to go for a touch of leopard with the cover on the left. The middle one reminded me of the Eye Of Horus, which is the ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite periods throughout history, so it was a natural choice for me. Please don't go Illuminati on me, since I don't really believe any of it. To each his own, of course, just don't bother me with it. The cover on the right has the coolest galactic print, just look at all those colors.

I'm having a hard time deciding which cover I should use first, so please help me! Which one do you like best?

If you're thinking about ordering a nice cover on Sh-op.nl yourself or if you're looking for a last minute gift to give on Christmas Eve, I have a little surprise for you: if you enter the code PROMO2 before paying, you will receive a 2 euro discount

Merry Christmas! 

iPhone 4S Covers: Thanks to SH-OP.NL


Fashion News // Kate Moss For Eleven Paris S/S '14

ELEVENPARIS_SS14_KATE_MOSS_001 © Craig McDean for Eleven Paris

Move over, Daisy Lowe. Chosen as the new face for Eleven Paris' S/S '14 campaign, Kate Moss shows fellow modeling pals once again who still owns the #1 spot in the world of British it-girls and supermodels and why. Yes, I'm also talking to you, Delevingne. Queen Moss is looking fierce and is definitely here to stay for a while longer.

First Playboy's 60th anniversary cover and now Eleven Paris' S/S '14 campaign... Kate Moss is still hot and happening, even at the age of 39. The idea behind the campaign is to take us back to the 90s,  mixing grunge and sporty chic all together. Here's what co-founder and joint chief executive of Eleven Paris, Dan Cohen, had to say about their new model / face / muse / insert another synonym here: 

"For us, Kate Moss was a natural choice to be the new face of the brand. Her unique style and her own close relationships with the music industry perfectly sum up what we always try to convey through our collections."

A short and clear message, of which I can do nothing else but say: "I agree!" The campaign was shot by Craig McDean - he might not ring a bell immediately, but he worked with Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, just saying - and the shot above is my absolute favorite. Not only does la Moss look fabulous with simple hair and make up, but that jacket she's wearing... Love at first sight! You all know I love myself some leather and the red and black combo is absolutely divine. That pretty thing is going straight on top of my wish list.

What do you think about Eleven Paris' choice?


Beauty // Nude Glow Collection By Bobbi Brown

© All images: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

The holidays are coming up and while most beauty brands are launching their limited edition holiday collections for Christmas, Bobbi Brown is already focusing on the new year. Her 2014 motto is: "New Year, New You". With some festive and heavier shades here and there, the Nude Glow Collection is mainly about natural, fresh and bright colors. 

Bobbi Brown describes the beauty products from this collection "like pieces of sparkly jewelry that are added to your everyday wardrobe", turning it into the perfect collection for both party and natural, soft, everyday looks. 

Don't you think that Katie Holmes looks gorgeous in the picture above? I have a feeling that this collection is perfect for pale skinned girls like myself and I can't wait to have a closer look at it. 

The Bobbi Brown 'Nude Glow Collection' is limited edition and will be available in selected Bobbi Brown-stores from January 2014. In Belgium, you can get it at: 

Bobbi Brown
A. Ortsstraat 11A
1000 Brussels

Click below to have a detailed look and more information about all the beauty products.


Shark Attack Loves... // Pray For Paris

I've been so excited to introduce to you a brand I recently discovered: Pray For Paris
While browsing around on Tumblr, I stumbled upon a picture of one of their shirts and I was immediately hooked. Even though I find religion a load of bull and I'm not religious at all, I do love religious paintings, art and architecture, such as churches, monasteries... It might have to do with my interest in art history and history in general. Pray For Paris' shirts are covered in colorful, bold religious prints and that, in combination with a street style vibe, is a hit for me.

Pray For Paris is a small business and all of their shirts are limited edition, so the chance that you'll bump into someone wearing the same shirt is very small. I love to support small, up and coming brands and this one immediately made it onto my 'Brands I Love'-list. Another plus? The shirts are super afforable. I got one for my best friend too, but he will have to wait until Christmas. No worries, he knows I got it for him, so there's no spoiler alert here. And I'll be able to switch shirts with him from time to time.  ;) 

If you want a Pray For Paris-shirt too, I suggest you to place an order right now, since they're going hard. A lot of sizes are sold out already and if everything's sold out, you will have to wait for the next collection (with new prints). I can't wait to see more! Now all I need is nice, warm weather so that I can take decent outfit shots again. It's freezing here in Belgium.

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this brand.
Let me know in the comment box below.

P.S.: The fact that I'm not religious does not mean that I don't respect other people's thoughts on this matter. Everyone is entitled to believe in whatever he or she wants.

P.P.S.: The shirts are unisex and I'm wearing a size M.



Beauty // Riri (Hearts) M.A.C Holiday

Why change a winning team? That's what they must have been thinking at the M.A.C Cosmetics head quarters, since the beauty brand is teaming up with pop star Rihanna once again. For those who have been dreaming of finding Rihanna underneath their Christmas tree... Here's your chance!

The Riri (Hearts) M.A.C Holiday collection features the hit and always sold out lipstick 'Ririwoo', as well as two new lipsticks, eye liner, a bronzing powder, nail polish and more. The  collection comes in exclusive white-pearl packaging with rose-gold details, adding a luxurious and glamorous touch -- something we all know Rihanna is known for. 

This collection is limited edition and we all know that the M.A.C & Rihanna-collections go HARD, being sold out in an hour or so. It will be no less with this collection, so if you're eyeing a certain beauty product, I suggest you to be on time. 

The holiday collection launches at December 12 at all M.A.C locations and at the M.A.C website

Click below to see all of the products with more information and prices.
What's your favorite item from the Riri (Hearts) M.A.C Holiday collection?


New // V Necklace By Lobogato

Santa came early this year and gifted me this gorgeous necklace by Lobogato. Lobogato is a Belgian jewelry brand, founded by Veerle and Katrijn. From all the items they offer, their necklaces are my favorite; they're so feminine and delicate. All of the items are handmade and some of them can even be personalized. You can get a personalized hand stamped necklace here or go for the locket here, which can be pimped with your favorite photo inside. They're the perfect gift to give to one of your loved ones, especially with Christmas around the corner.

Lobogato nailed it by sending me their V-shape necklace, since the V hides so much symbolism (for me). It's best known as a peace sign, even though in Great-Britain (and colonies) it means something like 'f*ck you', depending on which part of your hand you're showing. It's also the Roman five and others also believe it's a symbol designating hatred towards Christians, thanks to Emperor Nero. Others even link it to Satanism and the occult. 'V For Vendetta' is one of my favorite movies and in one of my favorite Pearl Jam songs 'Jeremy', Eddie Vedder sings:

"At home, drawing pictures of mountain tops. With him on top, lemon yellow sun. Arms raised in a V..."

The song is about 15-year-old Jeremy Wade Delle, who shot himself in front of his English class on January 8, 1991. 

So you see, it has a lot of meanings to me. I can hear y'all thinking: "How the hell does she know all that?" Well, during my education as a history teacher, we learned a lot about symbols and symbolism. I have always found it quite fascinating and did a lot of research on my own, so there you go.

I would like to thank Veerle and Katrijn from Lobogato for the lovely gift.

Necklace: Thanks to LOBOGATO


Shark Attack Loves... // IvyRevel

Hey Sharks!

Sorry for the absence the past couple of days, but I was busy being a couch potato. The weather is getting gloomier every day now and it kinda affects my mood now and then. Anyone else who has this problem? The only thing I love about the coming months are Christmas and New Year's Eve. I'll be spending Christmas Eve with my family. I'm already preparing myself for tons of food and loud conversations and debates -- especially between my sister and aunt. They 'fight' every year. Reason? My aunt always wants to open the presents right after dinner, while my sister thinks we should wait until midnight. That's what I love the most growing up in an Italian family: fights, yelling and big mouths, but we know it will always be OK in the end.

As for New Year's Eve, I'm still deciding. I'll be celebrating it with my bestie, but we're not sure where we're gonna go. I hate places packed with (drunk) people and ridiculously expensive entrance fees and drinks. We still have some time, though... What are your plans? 

I was checking one of my favorite blogs when I spotted the perfect dress for New Year's Eve: sequins, shoulder pads and the perfect emerald green color. The dress is by IvyRevel, the brand of which Kenza Zouiten is the co-founder and creative director. Her blog definitely is one of my favorites! She often wears IvyRevel herself (which I love, since I can see the items in different outfits) and often posts behind-the-scenes-pictures at the office, from photo shoots... 

I love the entire collection, but I tried to narrow it down to my top 10 favorite looks. A lot of black and white, clean lines, leather (yay!) and a pop of color here and there... Definitely my cup of tea! Plus, the items are super affordable. I'm thinking about ordering the sequined dress for New Year's Eve, plus some other items. I just have to wait until I get my paycheck. ;)

What do you think about IvyRevel?
Any look(s) that you prefer?

* For the IvyRevel web shop, click HERE.
* For Kenza's blog, click HERE