I know, I know. It's still fall, but we can never be too prepared for the winter times that will fall upon us (sooner than we think). Blizzards, ice cold wind, snow ... The weather conditions during winter affect our bodies hard time; just think dry hands and busted lips, to name a few.
Nivea knows, so they decided to create a winter survival kit focusing on the skin, lips and hair. One of these kits were delivered at the Shark Attack office (which is actually still my kitchen table / couch, but it just sounds so fancy) and I couldn't be happier. My skin has been a mess as long as I can remember and it's extremely sensitive, so I have to take extra good care of it.
I'm planning on testing these products when winter is doing its thing on full force (obvioiusly), but I thought it would be fun to already show you which products are recommended by Nivea. And who knows, maybe you'll find something interesting to try out yourself. What's your beauty routine during winter? I'd love to hear your tips.
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I both purchased and received some new goodies that I wanted to show you in a new video! Unfortunately, things went a bit wrong here and there, but you'll see what I mean while watching the video, hehe. Forgive me, I'm still a newbie.
There have been a lot of little peeks and previews, but the long awaited lookbook from Alexander Wang for H&M is finally here! The collection is just what we're used to of Mr. Wang: lots of neutral colors (black, grey and a touch of white here and there), clean silhouettes and a sporty chic vibe.
Even though the collection isn't my thing completely, I did see some items that I like; the dress on the right in the picture above, the baggy leather pants and the black peeptoe ankle boots. The collection is set to launch on 6 november. I was lucky enough to be invited to the presale event the day before, which is also my birthday, yay! So, I'm hoping to get my hands on at least one of the items on my wishlist -- now all I have to do is wait for H&M to announce the pricetags of the items.
What do you think about Alexander Wang for H&M? Will you be waiting in line?
We used to have some type of Indian summer in Belgium, but it looks like fall is claming territory more and more for the past couple of days. This transition is making me kinda moody, tired, restless and so on; it's always a period that I go through during this time of the year. Anyone else who's experiencing the same thing?
The same transition has been noticeable in my closet: I've - slowly, but surely - been collecting new items which are suitable for fall and winter. This knitted vest is one of them and I've been living it it for the past two weeks. It's just so warm and cozy, I love it. Fall and winter clothes never used to be my thing; they always made me feel trapped and claustrophobic in a way. But lately, I've been seeing some items that I like here and there so who knows...
On my lips is MAC's Heroine, which I thought was perfect to complete this look. I hope I don't look too goth now -- even though I used to have such a phase in highschool, hehe.
Cardigan: LIU JO // Sweater: H&M // Pants: H&M // Shoes: SAM EDELMAN thanks to Sam Edelman & UPR // Bag: CHANEL // Ring: YVES SAINT LAURENT // Necklace: H&M
Yes, another red lipstick to review. Oh, and it's matte - again. Those who know me know that I can't go without popping matte lips, preferably red. So when I found out that MAC was launching a limited edition collection of matte lipsticks - aka The Matte Lip - and that there was a gorgeous red color among them, I caved and bought it.
The lipstick is called Damn Glamorous (what's in a name?) and is described by MAC as a "bright pink red" color. I also purchased the matching lip pencil, which is called Trust In Red. I always get both lipsticks and lip pencils: when applying my lipstick, I start by contouring and 'coloring' my lips with the lip pencil first and then apply the lipstick over it. It will last all day long, I promise you.
Curious to if Damn Glamorous really is that damn glamorous?
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Remember when I went to the Sam Edelman event in Antwerp a while ago? I had the amazing opportunity to meet the designer himself - such a charming fella - and was also told that I could pick a pair from the Fall / Winter 2014 collection afterwards. So, not too long ago, I went to the Gimpex showroom to pick out my favorite pair and then had to wait until they arrived in my size.
I received an email from the ever so sweet ladies at UPR that my shoes finally arrived at their agency and, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I went to pick them up yesterday. Tadaaa! I decided to go for the Chester boots. Black ankle boots, part leather / part suède, a thick golden chain on the back (a trend I already wrote about here); I absolutely love them. I have slowly been updating my closet, making it fall and winter proof, and these booties are a perfect addition.
What do you think about them?
Shoes: SAM EDELMAN 'CHESTER' thanks to Sam Edelman & UPR
Hermès Kelly Bag; Crocodilus Porosus Bordeaux; 33 cm Estimated: € 11.000 - € 12.000
Hermès / Vintage / Fashion lovers rejoice! Some awesome fashion news has just landed in my inbox: auction house Cornette De Saint Cyr in Brussels will be hosting the first auction of vintage Hermès goodies in Belgian history. About 350 stunning pieces will be auctioned; just think Carré scarfs, prêt-à-porter for both men and women, watches, jewelry, silver / crystal tablewear and china ... and some stunning Birkin, Kelly and Constance bags of course. The prices are estimated between € 60 and € 30.000.
Unfortunately, I have to work the day that the auction takes place. I would have loved to see a live auction for once. Will there be people on the phone, bidding for some insanely rich, anonymous buyer? Does the host really babble ridiculously fast when searching for bidders? Hell, I got an entire movie scene in mind.
If Birkin bags and Clic-Clac H bracelets are way above your budget, but you'd love to see what the auction has to offer, there's also an Hermès exhibition for you to visit. All of the pieces will be displayed for the public to view and admire.
October has finally arrived! I absolutely love this month, especially when it comes to Halloween preparations. I think I'm going to dress up as Eric Draven from The Crow this year. The movie is one of my favorites and the mystery surrounding Brandon Lee's death while filming it makes me love it even more. Leave out the baby blue faux fur coat in this outfit and I already have my costume - not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. Who / What will you be for Halloween?
The zipped leather pants and I were just meant to be; I fell in love head over heels when I spotted them at Zara last month. And the jacket reminded me of Sulley from Monsters, Inc., which was reason enough for me to add it to my closet as well.
Jacket: ZARA // Shirt: ZARA // Pants: ZARA // Shoes: CHLOE // Sunnies: TOM FORD