I think I just received the best Christmas present ever. Thank you so much Teen Vogue for featuring me as their look of the day, it's a real honour. I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas, happy holidays and lots of love and good food!
I lived in Prague for three years, so you can only imagine how great it is to be able come to this amazing city and feel at home. Prague is one of my favourite cities in Europe, the architecture, the atmosphere, the nightlife, the people all make it absolutely perfect in my eyes. Prague is magical in every season, the Christmas market in Winter, the lazy days in the numerous parks in Summer, the fresh floral scents in Spring and the deep array of orange and golden leaves in Autumn. So if youre wondering where to go next, go to Prague and you will not regret it.
As for my outfit I stayed very casual due to the amount of walking I had to do, and the cobbled streets are not suitable for 14 centimeter heels. I am wearing my amazing new jeans from Zalando Collection, they are soft, sit amazingly and have the perfect high waist. Check out their cute and original video for the christmas season! Also many of their items are now on sale so be sure to check out their store HERE. I am also wearing a burgundy beanie from H&M and a burgundy bag from Zara which completely saved me in Prague because I had so much stuff to carry around and my ears were constantly cold. I am also wearing a Sandro cape with a fur hood as well as my new booties from H&M. Enjoy!
I really wanted to share this stunning campaign from Harrods with you. Don't you find these high-fashion twists on classic Disney fairytales absolutely amazing. I love how they managed to keep them romantic and powerful at the same time. Such a lovely flashback to my childhood, with such a modern and fresh twist.
So as you guys might know last week I was in Singapore for the Model United Conference and let me tell you, it was amazing. Singapore is such a diverse, lively, buzzing, international city which is always a pleasure to visit. The food is fantastic and don't even get me started about the shopping! I got so many cute things for myself, which I will show you very soon. I have been traveling like crazy lately, Paris Singapore and Prague this weekend as well as USA for New Year's. I am so lucky to be able to do this, because it is a real privilege. Singapore was loads of fun, I met so many new people visited some amazing places and ate in some awesome restaurants. If some of you are going to Singapore soon definitely check out Ku De Ta in Marina Bay Sands and Super Peking Duck in Paragon.
Now a little about my outfit. As you might know Singapore is very hot but its also very humid which makes being outside fairly difficult while air-con inside makes it really difficult to be inside. Here I decided to find a balance by waring my casual tartan dress and cut-off jeans vest from Topshop. I am also wearing my new Mango sandals which I wont have a chance to wear in Switzerland anytime soon. I dressed it up with the rhinestone H&M necklace and of course, the star of the outfit the famous MMM x H&M candy clutch that didn't leave my arm for most of the trip just because it's so comfortable and roomy. Stay tuned for more pictures from Singapore and for now tell me what you think about my outfit!
I, like most girls, am always excited for designer collaborations with H&M. So you can imagine my joy when I found out that I was invited to the pre-sale of the Maison Martin Margiela capsule collection for H&M. The collection was definitely unique and matched the brand's image. I was amazed at some of the designs such as the duvet coat and glove handbags as they are real statement pieces that will be head-turners. I believe that this collection had something for all tastes, extravagant pieces for really bold girls, and minimalistic pieces for simpler styled girls like myself who still want something unusual in their closet. This is why my two biggest crushes were the candy clutch and plexi heeled booties which were the more down-to-earth pieces of the collection but statements nonetheless.
When I arrived at the pre-sale in Geneva, I was absolutely amazed at the organization. There was a smiling assistant waiting for all the shoppers and helping them find any item they wanted, champagne and appetizers were available on every floor, lounge music playing in the background... damn I wish all my shopping experiences were like this. Let me tell you, shopping with a champagne glass in hand changes a lot. I got to meet some really lovely people and bloggers such as Soraya Bakhtiar and see some friends such as Romina from Blaastyle, Oriana from The Tall Blonde and Elvira from the Russian Code and Tiphaine from Tiphaine's Diary. Thank you again Vanessa and the Edelweiss team for the invitation.
The funny thing is that I couldn't buy any of the items on my wish list at the pre-sale - they were all gone by the time I got there, so I opted for the mens bow tie shirt instead. However later that night I realised that I would hate myself if I didn't get the candy clutch. So next morning I woke up at 7am for the clutch, it was definitely not the same champagne experience, but now I love it that much more.
I feel like such a bad blogger for not posting in almost 2 weeks. However in my defense I was very, very busy in Singapore. I barely had the time to eat. I promise I am back though and will be posting regularly again. These are the pictures from a lovely event I was invited to before leaving for Singapore. This was a showroom organized by PRFact and the lovely Mira invited me with some other local bloggers to check out the new collections of brands such as Diesel, Simone Perele, Swarovski, Puma and Navyboot.
Today I want to talk to you about Zalando. Zalando is a online store, available in most european countries, that retails a number of clothing, accessories and footwear brands. You can find any style, colour, pattern, material your heart desires as well as discover new and traditional brands such as mint&berry, Ash and Mango. I find their website very easy to use, personalized and diverse with something for every style and taste.
They have recently created their own collection of ready-to-wear. This collection is very trendy and fun and it consists of a variety of shoes, coats bags, boots, dresses and so on. I am completely in love with this collection and have already ordered my favourite item which you will see soon. I was extremely excited when I found out that I could organize a giveaway for my Swiss readers. You guys have the chance to win a piece from their collection worth up to CHF100.
All you have to do to win is:
-Follow Zalando on Facebook
- Pick your favourite item from the Zalando Collection worth up to 100CHF and leave a comment on this post telling me why you like it
- Leave your email in the comment so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner
I fully admit that I am a horrible blogger for not posting in almost two weeks. The reason for this being my appointment as the President of the Human Rights Commission in the Model United Nations (MUN) Conference in Singapore which will begin on Monday. MUN is a little like a class, the only difference is that you learn about current U.N. issues and think of how to tackle them. There are several MUN conferences worldwide such as the on in Singapore, which is also one of the biggest in Asia, and the biggest one in The Hague which I will also be attending in January. At these conferences you get to meet people from all over the world and work with them on something that is currently happening, something truly relevant today.
MUN is one of my biggest passions as I want to study International Relations in university. This is another reason why I have been so busy; this week I sent my university applications to England and now am waiting for their replies.
I though it would be nice to tell you about what I do outside of the blog, what my academic passions are and my future aspirations. I hope you will forgive me, and if not, a special surprise will be waiting for you on the blog tomorrow and will make up for my horrible blogging.
The reason I am making a separate post for the backstage pictures from the Mode Suisse fashion show, is simply because I want to share the work and dedication that goes into creating a fashion show. The life "behind the scenes" is incredible, people are running, talking, shouting, eating, laughing, and it seems as though the whole world is crammed into the room. There are numerous racks of clothing, various beauty tools, make up products, and of course tons of people. There are make up artists, designers, models, organizers, hairdressers and bloggers. Its amazing how different the refined, smooth and professional the show is compared to the backstage, which is energetic, emotional, almost crazy. The models seemed to be the most calm of the bunch, be it due to experience of attempts to hide stress. In all honesty I love being in the backstage and witnessing the whole process that created the final outcome, it is much more fascinating and intriguing for me. I tried to capture this buzz and life in my shots, I hope you enjoy them!
This coat was love at first sight. Animal print has never been my joker card, or in fact any card of significance in my wardrobe. However I decided to go all out on the print and bought this absolute statement piece in H&M. I honestly think its the faux leather details that got me, it makes the coat so much more special. The weather in Switzerland is really getting worse by the minute and this is probably one of my last posts with golden leaves in the background. The hostile negative temperatures are creeping upon us and staying warm becomes the only thing on my mind. Looking good and staying warm has never been my forte so if you have any tips and tricks on doing both please share!
I wore this coat with an oversized, burgundy bag from Zara and my new Gucci ankle boots with stunning burgundy soles. I was very minimal with my accessories and went for two simple gold bangles and a gold ring both from H&M. Underneath I am wearing black shorts and a beige cashmere sweater to keep me warm. Hope you like it and enjoy your week!
Just after the Edelweiss Showroom, Romina and I headed for the long-awaited Mode Suisse fashion show in Geneva. Mode Suisse showcases numerous Swiss designers of all styles and influences, from minimal to downright architectural. I must say I was absolutely astonished at the quality and organisation of the fashion show and the showroom belonging to it. I met many designers who talked about their vision for a more fashionable and creative Switzerland and how this reflected in their designs. Therefore I feel obliged to praise some of my favourite creators and pieces from their collections.
Last week I attended Geneva's most talked about event of the moment - The Edelweiss Showroom. The event was hosted by the stylish Edelweiss Magazine which is one of the most famous Swiss fashion magazines. The Showroom showcased the collections of a number of Swiss accessories and fashion designers. For this event Edelweiss rented out the Tiffany Hotel, which by the way is an amazing hotel, in order to create one huge closet full of all sorts of goodies, a make up stand, and a nail bar.
Another important aspect of this year's showroom was to involve bloggers to collaborate, host giveaways and interview the designers. In fact I participated in one of these giveaways and won a subscription to the Edelweiss magazine for a year and their famous guide of the it-places in the french area of Switzerland. It was amazing to meet the Edelweiss team, especially the lovely and bubbly Vanessa and fall in love with millions of pieces that were created by Swiss designers notably RoyalBlush with some eye-catching bracelets, Viva Frida with beautiful vintage-esque designs, Baies d'Erelle with intricate, quirky and top quality jewerly, Aleksandra Wisniewska with sophisticates designs and Avinas jewelry with adorable clover jewels. Hope to see them all next year!
Yes, yes, yes... I am part of the burgundy cult. Whenever I found out that burgundy was the new "Mint 2012", I was ecstatic. I have owned these pants for 3 years now(I swear) and never before has burgundy been such a hit. This weekend was absolutely exhausting, I had several events I attended including the Edelweiss Showroom and Mode Suisse fashion show, which were equally fun. I will give you a full report on both in my next posts.
For these events I needed something that could be dressed up and down, which is why I had some flats and burgundy lipstick in my purse. I am wearing my beloved burgundy Topshop pants, a leather jacket from Zara and my new jersey peplum T-Shirt from H&M. However the focal points of the outfit were the accessories - the burgundy hat form H&M and the famous Chanel 2.55, both of which received numerous comments. As I mentioned before my heart will always belong to Chanel, more specifically classic and timeless Chanel designs such as the tweed suit and the 2.55 bag, call me boring but I believe in good foundations for special creations.
The weather in Switzerland is slowly becoming chillier and chillier and the coats and sweaters are making their way into my outfits. However I must admit that I am a sucker for Autumn, golden leaves, hot drinks and the smell of bonfires. Being in my last year of school and taking part in a lot of extra activities and clubs makes time management an issue, which is why my posts have not been as frequent as I would like. However I have a lot of events I will be attending in the upcoming weeks and I am excited to share my impressions with you.
This is what I wore for a short walk with Romina of Blaastyle on a chilly afternoon. I am wearing my beloved D&G silk dress which is a perfect combination of dressy and casual because of the jersey lining. I was really shocked that Spring Summer 2012 was the last collection by D&G as Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have decided to discontinue the young little sister brand despite its continuous success. Despite my disappointment I am looking forward to seeing how the designers will incorporate elements of D&G into the Dolce and Gabbana line, as was promised in their interview on the matter. I am also wearing a leather jacket by Zara and their famous thin strap heels which I stole from Romina. I went quite minimal on the jewelry and accessories because I felt the dress spoke for itself.
Here are some new additions to my closet and vanity. Most were presents for my birthday, like these amazing Alexander McQueen heels which are probably my favorite pair of heels at the moment. I also received a lovely pink pastel scarf from my friend and blogger Elvira Rezzonico of The Russian Code. Also you can see some new products from The Body Shop that smell divine and a new perfume by Guerlain as well as an Alexander McQueen ring.
I am also really happy to tell you that I received some NYX make up to test and show you guys. NYX is an American brand of cosmetics which have recently made their way into the Swiss market. I am so excited to test their products and tell you how I feel about them. NYX products come at a really good price and the pigments and colors are really intense. My personal favorites are the eye shadow palettes and lipsticks as well as jumbo lip pencils which are really moisturizing and last all day. I really recommend that you try out their products and let me know what you think about them!
This is the outfit I wore on our third day in Paris which mostly consisted of strolling through the small streets and finding cute shops. I actually hate shopping in the "hot spots" of Paris like the Champs Elysees or Galleries Lafayettes, and much prefer taking a stroll through smaller shopping districts and finding new brands and designers.
Im wearing a Sandro maxi skirt which is that difficult length and can only be worn with flats, but the colour is absolutely stunning. I am considering tailoring it to make it knee length. I am also wearing a Zara studded blouse and Chanel vintage bag. I love vintage Chanel bags, they have a certain character and feel to them. Hope your Monday wasn't too difficult and wish you a good week!
I love food. I love good food. I am the kind of girl who will cut back on shopping to eat very very well. I'm no Carrie Bradshaw who said, "When I first moved to New York I bought a VOGUE instead of dinner. I just felt like it fed me more". I need my food. This is why I love traveling and discovering new restaurants and recipes (I love cooking too). Paris is heaven if you want to eat well - choices range, prices range, styles range, and there is something for everyone.
On our first day we went for something more uptown and had a tartare in Hotel Marriott on Champs Elysees (in our defense we were exhausted) which turned out to be absolutely delicious. For dinner we picked the famous and fashionable l'Avenue which has some of the most gorgeous waitresses I have ever seen, it's like model central. L'Avenue is more of a name than an actual restaurant, nevertheless the food and atmosphere were good.
On our second day we went to Maxim's little sister restaurant - Minim's where I had the classic steak with beans and fries. For dinner we decided to go to Ralph Lauren's Ralph's Restaurant, expecting little from the actual food. It turned out to be our favourite spot in Paris. The food, the service and the ambiance were amazing. Ralph's is hidden in a small alley, lit by candle light with waiters all dressed in the RL clothes. The Ralph Burger is simply divine. Definitely check out this romantic spot when you're in Paris.
Our third day we had a small lunch-snack in Laduree Royale (after bumping into Mr. Pierce Brosnan aka James Bond in Hermes de Concorde). Nothing can beat Laduree, it's perfection. As for dinner we went to Bofinger, classic French brasserie near Bastille where I had a cold seafood platter with oysters, snails and so on. Brasseries are all over Paris and you simply need to find your favourite one. I hope I gave you some ideas for your next visit to Paris!
Here is a collection of my favourite pictures from our trip to Paris. We stayed in the Hotel Bradford Elysees which has that cute "Alice in Wonderland meets Parisian Chic" decor, complete with an elevator dating back to the 1920's. Not only is the hotel well located, but all the members of the staff are super friendly and helpful! We were lucky enough to get our room upgraded and got to wake up to a gorgeous view on the Eiffel Tower for 3 days, thanks to the amazing Clementine! Definitely try out this hotel if you're going to Paris, I'll give you a run down of some of my favourite restaurants and cafes in the next post.
A couple of weeks back I was lucky enough to spend four magical days in Paris with my boyfriend. We stayed at the adorable Bradford Elysees which is two minutes away from the famous Champs Elysees and 10 minutes away by metro from almost anywhere. This was by far not my first time in Paris and it feels great to be almost at home in a city far from home. Now, after having seen everything that has to be seen, every time I visit this beautiful city all I do is go hunting for new restaurants and hidden stores. I will tell you much more about the food, hotel, shopping and other fun things to do in Paris in my next posts.
Now about the outfit. On my first day I decided to be inspired by a typical Parisian look with typical blacks, whites and reds. I wore a very soft and casual striped shirt and dressed it up with a sheer maxi skirt which I actually bought on this trip. I also wore my vintage burgundy Chanel envelope bag and a string of oversized pearls to jazz up the look. Now about the shoes; NEVER believe anyone who says they can survive a whole day in Paris on heels. It just doesn't happen if you actually move around, which is why I only wore mine for lunch at l'Avenue and for the rest of the day I opted for comfortable Tory Burch ballerinas. My lipstick is Russian Red from M.A.C. which is one of my favourite red lipsticks because it lasts throughout the day without smudging or drying out the lips. Voila my first look from Paris!
There is always a starting point in every project, and this is "DAY ONE" of something called Stylittude. It took me a while to think of the perfect name, but I stopped on a combination of - Style+Attitude. In my eyes Stylittude is a blog about my ATTITUDE to life, STYLE and anything in-between.
I hope you enjoy, comment, critique, praise, hate and love this blog and let me know exactly what you think.