Money VS Budget // Dior VS Zara

It's been a while since the last Money VS Budget post, but when I saw these black patent ankle boots with translucent heel at Zara, they immediately reminded me of the boots starring in the Dior Fall '15 fashion show. I couldn't find any prices on the Dior boots; they weren't mentioned on their website. So I guess it's best to visit a Dior store if you want to go for the real deal. 

For more info about the Dior boots, go to their website or to your nearest Dior store. 
You can shop the Zara boots on their website.

© Images via the Dior and Zara websites. Collage by Shark Attack - Fashion Blog.


Fashion News // Balmain x H&M Reveal Official Campaign

Sorry for the Balmain x H&M overload, but I'm just dying over this collaboration here. Balmain's Creative Director Olivier Rousteing released the images of the official campaign on his Instagram-account, in which we also can finally catch a glimpse at the men's collection for the first time.

And surprise, surprise (or not): the campaign stars Rousteing's close friends and favorite topmodel squad, also known as Jourdan Dunn, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. The Balmain x H&M men's collection is shown by models Hao Yun Xiang and Dudley O'Shaughnessy. Can we please take a moment to appreciate the striking resemblance between O'Shaughnessy and Rousteing himself? Both have the same bronzed skin, full lips and they sure as hell have one hell of a cheekbone game going on.

On my personal wish list? The emerald green dress, the draped mini skirt, the dress Kendall is wearing in the picture above, the black jacket with white pearls, the black and red fur jacket, the waist belt and the embroidered silver clutch. However, judging by the price tag of Gigi's dress, I have a feeling that this collection will cost a small fortune, so I'm obliged to narrow the list down to an absolute minimum. The drama! The horror! All I can do now is drown in self-pity and wait for the official summary of every single item and its price tag. 

Balmain x H&M will launch on 5 November 2015 in selected stores worldwide and online.

What about you? Thoughts? Wish list?
Sound off in the comment box below! 

© All images via Olivier Rousteing's Instagram 


Shark Attack Loves... // Anecdote

It's hard to accept that fall and winter are coming, but since I'm stuck to the couch with a huge cold, I think it's time to (very) slowly say goodbye to my easy breezy clothes. Finding and wearing winter clothes that I like have always been an issue for me; they make me feel trapped, make me feel claustrophobic and I just really do not like all the brown shades overload once the F/W collections hit the stores.

That's why I was very, very happy to discover Anecdote: a Dutch brand that caught my attention immediately. They're all about clean silhouettes, the perfect balance between the masculine and the feminine, the ultimate basics... Anecdote works with tons of wool and a touch of silk, linen, cotton and denim, so the items are definitely worth the investment. Too bad that I can't find the black booties on their website, because those babies are going onto my wish list as well. Off topic: how insanely gorgeous is their model? It makes me want to dye my hair in a heartbeat.

Anecdote is only available at their store in Amsterdam (perfect excuse for a citytrip) and on their website. I opt for more selling points ASAP!

Info & Details:

Wolvenstraat 15
1016 EM Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Beauty News // Sophia Loren For Dolce & Gabbana At Age 81

SophiaLorenDolceGabbana1 © Dolce & Gabbana Instagram 

If I had to name one Italian fashion label that never neglects its roots, it would be Dolce & Gabbana, without a doubt. The designing duo has shown their love for their Italian / Sicilian roots in multiple collections throughout the years and they continue to do so for their beauty line as well.

At the age of 81, Italian Academy Award winning actress Sophia Loren is the new face of the Dolce & Gabbana Beauty campaign. Growing up in an Italian household, I also grew up with Sophia being the epitome of Italian beauty, class and grace. Dolce & Gabbana created a limited edition lipstick in Sophia's honor, which comes in a golden tube with her autograph engraved on it. It also comes with a beautiful, collector's item worthy, box (see it in the second picture below). Here's what the duo has the say about the lipstick:

"More than just a lipstick, Sophia Loren N°1 is a loving tribute from Dolce & Gabbana to Sophia and all women. The colour makes it truly unique: a bright cherry red created by the designers with Sophia Loren to enhance the deep pigmentation of her lips. It's her red, it's her signature."

After letting Italian actress Monica Bellucci star in their campaigns for years, Dolce & Gabbana went for another mature, voluptuous woman -- breaking the pattern of the classic topmodel image: young and preferably without too many curves. I can only encourage Dolce & Gabbana's view on this and for showing us that beauty can be found in all ages and shapes.

The lipstick was released only yesterday, but I wish you good luck on getting your hands on one (if you're planning to). I've read that the lipstick is already sold out in most places.


Review // MAC 'The Matte Lip'

When MAC announced that they would launch a line of 20 matte lipsticks, called The Matte Lip, I was literally over the moon. With The Matte Lip, MAC decided to put shades from previous, temporary collections into the permanent collection and also created new shades, both Matte and Retro Matte. And other shades were already part of the permanent collection before The Matte Lip was launched.

I saw them online, but hesitated to order them, because I wanted the chance to swatch them and all. I usually only order limited editions through the web. So I went on the hunt for The Matte Lip in stores, without any success. If I had the luck to find them, most shades were already sold out. I had given up on them for a while, but then I finally found them at a MAC counter during my recent citytrip to Zaragoza, Spain. And most shades were still available! Three of them came home with me and I decided to review them for you.

Find out more below. 


Fashion News // Gigi Hadid Wears Balmain x H&M

GigiHadidBalmainHM © Image: H&M

After Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid is the latest of the pack of supermodels to join the #HMBalmaination. She was spotted wearing a Balmain x H&M dress at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party in New York City on Wednesday night. Combined with wavy locks and black strappy sandals, Gigi looked absolutely flawless.


Event // Urban Decay Comes To Brussels!

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Urban Decay has finally landed in Belgium! They opened their shop-in-shop at the ICI PARIS XL on Rue Neuve in Brussels and I attended the event yesterday. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to vlog again, so I hope you like this video!

Urban Decay at ICI PARIS XL
Rue Neuve 123
1000 Brussels


Review // MAC x Giambattista Valli

They're here! After waiting anxiously for 3 days, my MAC x Giambattista Valli order finally hit my mailbox yesterday. Meet Charlotte (left), Tats (centre) and Eugenie (right), the ladies that immediately caught my eye as soon as the campaign pictures were launched. I couldn't not write a review about it, so here we are!

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Personal // Instagram & Snapchat August 2015

August was all about sun, festivals, family and friends. Highlights were the perfect spa day and the fact that I got to see Linkin Park at Pukkelpop festival. I was a big fan of them as a teenager, you know, going through that I-Think-My-Life-Sucks-But-It-Doesn't-Really phase. If you like Linkin Park, be sure to watch the Snapchat video at the end of the post. If you don't like them, I suggest you skip the last part of the video, hehe.

If you'd like to see more on Instagram and Snapchat; my username on both is Krizia_S.

P.S.: For those who had their first day of school today, I hope you made it though the day and had a fun time!