Event // Opening Primark Hasselt

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Primark has opened their 3rd store in Hasselt and Shark Attack was invited to the official opening!  Hasselt is a 20 minute drive from where I live; it's so nice to finally have an event nearby again. We were welcomed at 8.30 am (the store opened at 10) and there were already people waiting from 6 am. So crazy! We got a tour through the three story store, were shown a video about how Primark tries to improve their employees' working condition in the factories for the best and also got to shop in peace afterwards. The store is packed with everything you'll find in the other Primark stores: clothes and accessories for women, men and children, shoes, make up, interior design goodies ... After the event, Dario and I went to grab a bite in town and we saw people carrying Primark bags everywhere. And I mean: literally everywhere. I think Hasselt made a great move to open a Primark in our province and that it will definitely give the economy a boost. 

I made a video about the event and as I told you in my previous post: I'm still learning. There are many things in this video that I now see could have been better; like taking it easy with the camera and not move too fast. When I'm filming my own tour through the store, I sped things up a little because I was afraid it would become too lengthy. Because of my fast movements and the accelerated speed, things might seem hectic and bumpy. It's definitely something I will keep in mind next time, because I really enjoyed recording and editing these videos, even if I still have a lot to learn. 

Molenpoortplein 5
3500 Hasselt

Open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am 'till 7 pm. 


Event + Win // Book Launch 'On Top' By Anna Nooshin

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"Who run the world? Girls!" Dutch blogger, entrepreneur and co-founder of  NSMBL, Anna Nooshin, has published her own book called On Top. The book is filled with tips and tricks on how to gain more success (both online and offline) and how to bring out the very best of yourself. The tips that are given are all linked to a personal experience in Anna's life and she isn't holding anything back in her book. Childhood, jobs, business, love, boyfriends... It's all in there! My favorite part is where Anna talks about the 'quarter life crisis' and that it's all fine not to know what to do with your life when you're in your twenties. I have that same exact feeling right now, so it's nice to know that I'm not alone with fears and doubts about it. When I was reading her book, all I could think of was: "OMG, that's so true!" or "Hey, now that sounds familiar!". Everything was just so recognizable, I love it. 

Anyway, On Top was launched in the Netherlands a couple of weeks ago and now, the book is being launched in Belgium as well. To make Anna feel welcomed in her neighboring country, an event was held at the LN Knits pop up store in Antwerp. It was a night filled with good drinks and food, chill music, fun people and great reading matter, of course. We all got a copy of her book and had the possibility to talk to her and to take pictures with her. Despite her major succes, Anna is sweet, kindhearted and humble. I put together a short video about the event, so that you can have an idea of what I'm talking about. I'm still trying to get a hang of this vlogger thing, so please forgive me for my awkward giggles and all that. 

Make sure to keep on read after the jump, because I have a surprise for my Belgian and Dutch readers! 


Outfit // Purple Louis V.

A simple black and white outfit with a touch of color to give it that extra something; that's what I go for when I don't have any inspiration or want to take it easy for the day. My mom picked up the Louis Vuitton scarf during our trip to Amsterdam and with purple being my favorite color, I just had to steal it from her. I'm not sure if I draped it the right way, though... And I'm sorry for wearing my Boy bag again, but it literally goes with everything. Dario already asked me if and when I will wear one of my other bags again, but I can't part from the Boy just yet. #drama

Anyway, a couple of fun, blog related events are coming up. Tonight, I'm off to Antwerp to attend the launch of Anna Nooshin's book 'On Top' and tomorrow, I have to get up super early to attend the exclusive press preview of the new Primark store in Hasselt. Dario is coming with me both times, which is always super fun! You can follow Dario (Dario_Genova) and I (Krizia_S) on Snapchat to see all of our adventures together.

I know that I usually include information on where to shop my looks, but the website that I work with isn't functioning properly. I'll fix it as soon as everything's working again! 


H&M T-shirt // NEW LOOK skirt // ADIDAS sneakers // CHANEL Boy bag // LOUIS VUITTON scarf // TOM FORD sunglasses


Fashion News // Balmain x H&M Is Happening

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. 

Picture: Fashionista.com


Outfit // Paradise Cities

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


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



Review // Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

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


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


* 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. 


Shark Attack Loves... // Primark Summer 2015

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


Personal // Instagram & Snapchat April 2015

A new month is upon us, so it's time for a recap of my favorite pictures of last month. As promised, I also added a video with my favorite moments on Snapchat at the bottom -- hello, new addiction! If you want a live update anytime and anywhere, you can follow my bestie Dario and I by looking for Krizia_S and Dario_Genova on both Instagram and Snapchat.