Showing posts with label HxM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HxM. Show all posts


Shark Attack Video // Shoplog H&M / Zara / MAC

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Just a quick video to show you some goodies that I got at H&M, Zara and MAC. Do let me know which item is your favorite by leaving a comment in the comment box below. I'm so curious!



Trend // Chained Shoes

Topshop (€ 110) // Topshop (€ 110) // Topshop (€ 50) // Sam Edelman (€ 209,17)
Miss KG via ASOS  (€ 128, 57) // Givenchy via Net-A-Porter (€ 1150) // H&M (€ 39,99)
H&M (€ 24,99) // Sam Edelman via Shoe On The Cake (€ 189) // Boohoo (€ 29,99)

While visiting my favorite shoe stores and websites, I noticed that a lot of them have one thing in common: a thick, heavy chain on the front or on the back. I thought it would be fun to put some of my favorites in one collage. Last week, I had the chance to pick out a pair of Sam Edelman shoes and I went for the black booties in the middle in the bottom row: suède, leather and a gold chain on the back. I'm totally in love with them and I can't wait for them to arrive! 

Seeing a pair of shoes that you like? Shop them by clicking on the links above or on the pictures below.
Happy shopping! 


Outfit // Homer Simpson

After featuring his son Bart on my blog here and his wife Marge here, it's now up to another member of the Simpson family to make his debut on Shark Attack - Fashion Blog. This gloomy day (summer's over in Belgium, let me tell you) was made all better when I received this Eleven Paris X Colette shirt in my mailbox. You see, in honor of The Simpsons' 25th anniversary, the Parisian brand and iconic Parisian concept store teamed up to create a line of exclusive T-shirts starring the world famous family. I received one of Eleven Paris' super dope backnumber shirts: Homer 89. The Simpsons' first episode aired in 1989 and it's also my birth year, which makes it all extra cool. Plus, Homer is also one of my favorite ancient Greek poets and authors (the Iliad and Odyssey, anyone?).

The frosted quote on Homer's donut - "Can't talk. Eating." - could easily pass as mine and so I decided to match my lipstick to the pink frosting. I wouldn't be me if I didn't add leather and spikes and so I did. I love the contrast between the cute shirt and the rock 'n roll vibe in the rest of the outfit. 

This surprise brightened this depressing day to the max, so thank you Listen Up PR (and especially Chloé) for this extremely kind gesture. 

Shirt: ELEVEN PARIS X COLETTE (Thanks to Listen Up PR) // Blazer: ZARA // Pants: H&M // Shoes: CHLOE 'SUZANNA'



Shark Attack Video // My Festival Essentials

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Find out what I always wear and take with me whenever I attend a festival. Drop a comment in the box below with your festival essentials. It might give me some inspiration for next year!


Outfit // Royal

I've been loving history as long as I can remember; it was my favorite class in high school and I finished my bachelor in history and English. Ancient Egypt has always caught my curiousity and triggered me to read and learn about it. We know so much, yet so little about it.

I remember that in high school, my class had to pick an historic figure and give a speech about it. My choice was Tutankhamun, or also known as King Tut. This young pharaoh ruled during the 18th dynasty and even though he didn't accomplish anything admirable during his reign, we all know him. Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley Of The Kings on 4 November 1922; one day before my birthday. Coincidence? I think not. Sorry, I can be very obsessive when it comes to Ancient Egypt. Anyway, he did not only discover King Tut's mummified body, but also a huge treasure that was scattered all over the tomb. The most valuable and well known item that was found that day, is Tut's solid gold burial mask. It was always a dream of mine to discover a pharaoh's tomb that has been left untouched - since most of them have been raided by thieves - but I think it's safe to say that it ain't gonna happen any time soon (or ever, for that matter). I could go on about this topic for days, but at least now you know why I'm such a huge history lover.

Anyway, back to my high school days. I gave my speech about Tutankhamun and got an A+. The teacher even forgave me for talking about Howard Hughes instead of Howard Carter. I had seen the movie 'The Aviator' just the day before - they were playing it on TV - and he had seen it too, so he understood the mix up and was quite amused about it. 

When Fusion Clothing gave me the opportunity to choose one of their sweaters, I immediately clicked the King Tut sweater home. I just L-O-V-E it. I love how bold and eye catching the sweater is. You really don't need more to pimp out your outfit to the max. Even though we are experiencing tropical temperatures here in Belgium the last couple of days, I still found a way to make the sweater work: tank top, denim short and my beloved sweater tied around my waist.

What do you think?

Sweater: Thanks to FUSION CLOTHING // Top: H&M // Shorts: H&M // Sneakers: MAJE // Sunnies: RAY BAN // Lipstick: 'RELENTESSLY RED' BY MAC



Outfit // Nike Max Thea

If you had told me that I'd be wearing Nikes incorporated in an outfit a couple of months ago, I probably would've looked at you with my best "Yeah Right" type of smirk on my face, eye rolling included. I never really got the trend / hype / whatever you want to call it, but I must say it most definitely tickled my curiosity.

When a super friendly fella from JD Sports mailed me, asking me if I'd like to choose a pair of the shoes they're offering on their website, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to find out what it is that everyone likes about wearing Nike sneakers combined every outfit possible: casual, chic, sporty or yet super feminine ... it seems globally accepted to wear Nikes with everything nowadays. 

I decided to go for these white / grey / pink Nike Max Thea sneakers and threw them on for a day out with my mom. A pair of skinny jeans, a simple tank top and my lace bra (to add that girly touch, y'know?) seemed like the perfect, yet still kinda safe combo for losing my Nikerginity -- yes, I just invented that word. I can definitely see why everyone wears them, since they are extremely comfortable. It feels as if you're having super comfy cushions stuck on the bottom of your feet. However, I was a bit paranoid while wearing them, a feeling I rarely get when it comes to wearing clothes. I constantly kept asking my parents if I looked OK, if the sneakers matched my outfit, if they were 'me' or not. 

I'll be honest: I think they are dope as hell, even though I still have the urge to wear them to the gym and to the gym only -- nothing wrong with that, right?  However, you never know; there's always a chance that you might see these Thea's on the blog more often.

Please Note: Even though Birkenstocks are also in the 'Acceptable To Wear With Every Outfit Imaginable'-section, you will never EVER see me wearing them. To those who do wear them: no hard feelings? 

Top: H&M // Lace Bra: COS (Similar Here) // Jeans: H&M // Sneakers: NIKE MAX THEA thanks to JD Sports // Sunglasses: DIOR



Outfit // Summer's In the Air

... And baby, heaven's in your eyes.
I'm your national anthem.

Adding some Lana Del Rey to remember the glorious sunny day we had here in Belgium. I also read that we will probably have a nice, warm and almost rainless summer, which makes me happy. And I finally managed to get my hands on these awesome Stan Smith For Adidas-sneakers, which makes me happy as well. *Insert Pharrell Williams here*

Even though I've been absent for a while, I don't have that much to say. My grandmother passed away, so life was hectic, chaotic and emotional -- which explains why I haven't been blogging lately. Plus, I'm taking over my colleague's full time hours for the next two months, so I have to figure out how to combine work and blogging for the next couple of weeks.

I'm off to pay my grandfather a visit now.
Enjoy your evening!




Event // Preview H&M Conscious Exclusive 2014 Collection

Grab a marker and highlight Thursday, 10 April 2014, in your agenda, ladies (and gentlemen, if you're planning a shopping trip with the ladies)! It is tomorrow that the highly anticipated Conscious Exclusive 2014 collection by H&M will hit stores worldwide. 

The entire collection is made out of sustainable materials which means that, if you're planning on buying something, you will not only have a gor-geous piece in your closet, but will also be a helping hand to the environment. Looking fabulous and supporting a good cause at the same time? Now, that's what I call a win-win situation.  

I was invited to have an exclusive preview at the H&M press room in Brussels and the collection holds some head turning pieces, trust me. With a romantic bohemian and Spanish touch to it, my favorite pieces are the black dress, the headband and the beaded and super embellished cream jacket and heels. I'm still not sure if I'll be able to go and am hoping that my mom is willing to go with me. Too bad that she doesn't know how to handle a computer and therefor doesn't read my blog, héhé. In Belgium, the collection will be sold at the H&M stores in Brussels and Antwerp.

To see the official campaign pictures and the prices, click HERE.

All pictures by Shark Attack - Fashion Blog.


Outfit // Never Grow Up

Never grow up... A motto that suits me perfectly. Just thinking about getting older gives me anxiety / panic attacks and visiting my grandmother in the elderly home gets me depressed for the rest of the day. I know, my dad always tells me that I should be grateful to live a long life, but it's just the way I feel bout this subject. Call me the female Peter Pan. 

When I saw this Donald Duck T-shirt on Choies, I just had to click it home. I've been to Disneyland about 9 times now (and I want to plan a new trip soon) and Donald Duck has always been my favorite 'old school' character. I think it's because my dad can do the best Donald Duck imitation -- he did it once again when he saw me wearing this shirt and I still get tears from laughter every time he does it. Besides that, this shirt reminds me of simpler times, when I was literally care free and day dreaming non stop. It helps me escape, even if it's for a little while. Then again, you're never too old for Disney, right?

T-Shirt: Thanks To CHOIES (Similar HEREHERE or HERE) // Pants: H&M // Sneakers: CHANEL // Bag: STELLA MCCARTNEY 'FALABELLA' // Sunnies: RAY BAN 

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Outfit // Ballin'

Temperatures are finally rising here in Belgium, giving me the perfect opportunity to wear the Balmain jacket my dad got me during sales in January. I was doubting to wear it with a pair of black jeans - fearing that I'd look like a bumble bee - but I think it turned out pretty well.

Besides that, I don't really have that much to say. For the last couple of days I've been working and enjoying the sun with my family and friends. That's about it! 

Jacket: BALMAIN // Shirt: BALENCIAGA // Jeans: H&M // Shoes: CHANEL // Sunnies: RAY BAN


Outfit // FAP & MAS

These pictures were taken after the Eleonora Carisi For Zalando event in Antwerp, of which I'll write a post about as soon as I get my hands on the official pictures taken that day. When the event was over, AnnebethPaulien and I wanted to go outfit shooting, but we found ourselves in between rain and a stormy wind. Thank God the MAS museum was just around the corner, which was both our shelter and shooting location.

This Filles A Papa blazer has been hanging in my closet for ages, but I never found the perfect opportunity to wear it. When I was looking for an outfit to wear to the event, I threw these pieces together randomly and I fell in love right then and there. I know some of you won't like the white, gold and checked combo, but I think they all work well together.

Blazer: FILLES A PAPA (ON SALE NOW) // Blouse: H&M // Pants: H&M // Shoes: VANS


Outfit // Feline

I initially had 'Cause I'm a motherf*cking P.I.M.P.' in mind as a title - because that's how I felt at the moment - but then I realized that my humor isn't everyone's cup of tea, so I had to look for some other options. Then I thought: leopard print + cat eye sunnies... Kinda feline, right? And there you go. I'm totally in love with the denim / leopard combo. One of the best combo's ever, if you ask me. 

These pictures were taken in Maastricht, just across the Dutch border and about 15 minutes from my house. I always feel at ease when I'm here, I just love this city. If you ever have the chance to visit it, please do. The people, the shopping, the atmosphere, the architecture... Everything's just right. Every time I'm there, I find a hidden spot that I hadn't noticed before. And I have a different background now, yayyy! 

My mom and I spent the day strolling around the city, looking for some nice sneakers to work out. Always go out in style, even if you're at the gym. That's my motto! If you're following me on Instagram, you might have already seen my new kicks. If not, you can follow me by searching for 'Krizia_S'. We ended the day having a drink together: warm milk and honey for my mom and a chocolate spoon with marshmallows for me! 

P.S.: Don't forget to enter the Bèauty Kiss Paris give away HERE

Coat: ZARA // Shirt: H&M // Pants: H&M // Shoes: CHLOE 'SUSAN' BOOTS // Bag: VALENTINO   thanks to  VERSO // Sunnies: TOM FORD 


Outfit // Debutantes

Two items are making their debut on the blog today: this awesome faux fur coat I got at H&M last year (!) and the Isabel Marant 'Scarlet' boots I managed to score during the sales. The coat was shown during the first F/W '13 show during Paris Fashion Week, I absolutely loved that collection. My dad got me this coat as soon as it hit the stores and even though I fell in love with it immediately, I never found the right moment to wear it, as if something wasn't right. When the boots found their way into my closet, I knew that they were meant to be worn with this coat. I'm usually not a fan of too matchy outfits, but it felt right for me in this case.

Faux Fur Coat: H&M F/W '13 COLLECTION // Shirt: ZARA // Pants: H&M // Shoes: ISABEL MARANT 'SCARLET' BOOTS // Gloves: BURBERRY // Lipstick: RIHANNA HEARTS M.A.C 'PLEASURE BOMB'


Outfit // Leopard Coat

Introducing the new leopard coat I found at Zara during the sales or my pimp coat, as I like to call it. I've been searching for one for quite a while now and I like them if they look super fake. The faker / tackier, the better! Plus, the coat is super soft. I was wearing it yesterday night during a visit to my favorite pub and everyone kept rubbing my arms and back, héhé. 

I don't have that much to say. I'm invited to a dinner in about 10 minutes, so I gotta run!

x Krizia

P.S.: Don't forget to enter the oNecklace GIVE AWAY HERE! Good luck!

Coat: ZARA (Sale) // Blouse: ZARA // Pants: H&M // Shoes: ACNE 'PISTOL' BOOTS // Hat: H&M


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


Collection // H&M Spring 2014

Yesterday, I hopped on the train to Brussels for a preview of the H&M Spring 2014-collection. It's a new capsule collection, just like the Autumn-collection that was shown to public during the highly anticipated fashion show in Paris.

Pastel colors, maxi dresses, thigh high boots, embroidered jackets, ruffled blouses, a touch of bling here and there... The collection has urban and bohemian chic written all over it. As for the materials, the designers decided to place their bets on various options such as suède, leather, denim and lace. Part of the collection is inspired by fortune tellers (yay!), which definitely shows in the prints and accessories: moons, stars and mystic patterns. When I was younger, I was obsessed by fortune telling and everything that had to do with it. I even bought myself tarot cards. I guess it's needless to say that it didn't turn into something successful. Conclusion? The Spring 2014-collection is very wearable but contains some eye catchers as well.

It took me forever to prepare this post. I had the hardest time narrowing it down to only showing you my absolute favorites from the collection. You can find them after the jump.

The H&M Spring 2014-collection will hit selected stores on 6 March 2013.

I would also like to thank Matthieu and Lison for the invite and the warm welcome! 


Outfit // Tomboy

Most of you will probably be tired of seeing this sweater everywhere, but I'm just so happy that I finally managed to get my hands on it. After being worn by Rita Ora and Jourdan Dunn and named as one of Filles À Papa's it-items, the Tomboy sweaters and T-shirts became a highly coveted item in no time. Every time I found out they were back in stock, everyone else had already beat me to the punch. Highly frustrating, I must say... Two days ago, I saw a message pop up on the Facebook-page of Looks And Labels, saying that they had a limited amount of these sweaters in stock again. I immediately begged them to keep one for me, called my dad and dragged him to the Jeurrisen-store in Hasselt. Looks And Labels is the web shop of the Jeurissen-store, just so y'all know.

I usually hate winter clothes, but this sweater definitely passed the test -- so be prepared to see it glued to my body for the coming weeks / months. What do you think about it? I usually try to distance myself from blogger trends - no tartan prints or fluffy pink coats for me - but I don't see any harm in buying something you genuinely like, even if it was a trend among the bloggers. 

And, as promised... A different background! My best friend Dario and I were brainstorming on a location to shoot this outfit and decided to go to the woods. This place is only a 3 minute drive from my house and used to be a railway station. Since it's getting dark so early and fast these days, we had some trouble finding the right light, which affected the quality of these shots. I'm kinda bummed, since I really liked the setting. Oh well, there's always next time!

Sweater: FILLES À PAPA // Jeans: H&M // Wedges: MANGO


Outfit // Seeing Red

Finally, I managed to post this outfit! It was supposed to be online by noon, but the quality of my pictures were reduced to pure crap (pardon the language) while uploading them in Photobucket and Blogger. I've been noticing it for a while now - just check my previous posts - but it was really bad this time. Luckily, my fellow bloggers gave me tons of tips and advice, giving me the chance to fix the problem. Thanks, babies! Can you see the difference?

All of these problems and frustrations made me see red; to those who didn't study English in college: it means 'being angry'. We had to study tons of these expressions by heart and it looks like I did a nice job, since I still remember (most of) them. I thought it was the perfect blogpost title and it also matches my new jacket I received from Me Paris. It's a French brand and all the clothes are made in France. Even though most of the clothes aren't my style, this jacket totally is. I love the red and black pattern! The colors are perfect for fall and the pattern is a nice change from all the tartan prints popping up EVERYWHERE. Like seriously, I can't handle tartan anymore... 

Jacket: Thanks to ME PARIS // Blouse: ZARA // Leather Trousers: H&M // Shoes: CHLOE // Lipstick: RIHANNA FOR M.A.C. 'RIRIWOO'


Outfit // Who Dares Wins

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Who dares wins... Even though it might sound as the biggest cliché ever know to man, we can't deny the fact that it's actually true. Accepting a challenge, you might not always get the result you hoped for, but the experience you'll get out of it will make you a winner one way or another. So get out there, do what you think is best, try out new and different things. Live. 

I love the combination of the chic skirt and casual shirt -- that rhymes, by the way. I also decided to wear my Acne Pistol boots again, to add an edgy touch to the look (and because my ankle is giving me a hard time again, no high heels for now). I got the shirt at Jeurissen in Hasselt; I always pay them a visit when I'm in the neighborhood. You can find the best brands there, such as Carven, MSGM, Markus Lupfer, Alexander Wang, Filles À Papa... Definitely a hotspot to visit if you happen to be in Hasselt. 

T-shirt // FILLES À PAPA // Skirt: H&M // Shoes: ACNE 'PISTOL' BOOTS


Video // Isabel Marant Pour H&M Launch Party

Last night, one of the most anticipated events took place in Paris: the launch party of the Isabel Marant pour H&M-collection. The event was attended by tons of celebrities, it-girls, bloggers, models, press and journalists such as Alice Dellal (love her!), Freida Pinto, Audrey Tautou, Alek Wek and Betty Autier (best known as the blogger behind Le Blog De Betty). 

Looking at the venue and decor, Isabel Marant wanted to take us back in time, to a Paris in the early 90s -- that's when she debuted her clothing line, quickly settling into the fashion bizz. Pubs, souvenir shops, supermarkets... It might sound strange, but they were all part of the decor. Here's what Isabel Marant herself had to say about it:

"We wanted to present the collection in a casual, relaxed setting, not as an extravagant red carpet show. Because that's how I look at my work: I design for everybody and am inspired by the world around me. That's why it was the obvious choice to choose for a city as the background. And it had to be Paris, because this city is in my DNA."

I guess she's still Isabel from the block. I love the idea behind the whole launch and how, despite her enormous success, still seems to be very down to earth. Anyway, the collection was presented by a group models dancing through the event and by all the celebs attending, of course.

On my wish list? The embellished jacket (worn by Freida Pinto in the video), the oversized coat (worn by Audrey Tautou) and the leather trousers. I hope that I don't have to work when the collection will hit the stores -- a problem that I had to deal with every time a collaboration hit the H&M-stores. Fingers crossed! 

What about you, guys? Will you be waiting in line? And what are your favorite pieces?

The collection will hit 250 selected H&M-stores around the world on 14 November.