FASHION WEEK


PLACE VENDOME AFTER ELIE SAAB

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This has to be the best Elie Saab look I’ve ever had the chance to wear to one of their shows – Haute Couture and RTW! A “Period-feel” with the leather details on the skirt, combined with romantic lace. See-through, yet almost completely covered-up. More is definitely less, and the Victorian-style here to stay – for a little longer…

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AFTER VALENTINO HAUTE COUTURE PARIS

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I’ve been called looking like a shaved cucumber wearing this dress… Yes! Really! I truly don’t understand why “people out there” can compare something so beautiful with a cucumber!?! Maybe it was me… I don’t know, but let’s be honest, you don’t have to be into fashion, nor loving-it-to-bits like I do, to understand the beauty of a piece like this. Anyway, haters will be haters, and fortunately it was only on The New York Time Fashion’s Instagram this trolling person acted out. Green of envy of course lol. That’s how I like to see it…

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BEFORE CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE PARIS

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To me Haute Couture is like a dream. If I think about fairy princesses, I think about Couture dresses, preferably with myself in it. There’s no prince nor kissing a frog involved in getting me to feel that magical, a Couture dress would simply do. And I guess that’s what makes me come back to the Couture shows in Paris every season… Last July I was in Rome with Valentino, in January I went to my first Chanel Haute Couture show, and this season it was all my favorites in a row: Valentino, Chanel, and Elie Saab. Dreams do come true…

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A DAY IN BERLIN WITH MARC CAIN

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And before I knew it, I left Berlin for a short stay at Mykonos, and it was Paris on the horizon. Again, working from some place else than I’m actually writing about. In Paris and reflecting on an amazing time in Berlin, with Marc Cain. It wasn’t my first time there, but surely the best one of all. The beautiful weather helped, that’s for sure, I saw the city with such different eyes in the beautiful evening lights. But even more the great team behind this German heritage brand. Young and fresh. Inspired by runways from all over the world, bringing an amazing collection to all of us.

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WATCH: BONPOINT SS17 LIVE FROM PARIS

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While writing this I’m repacking my Mykonos/Paris suitcase, and getting everything in order for the next, and last, BIG THING of this month: Paris Haute Couture Week. BUT, this time it’s going to be extra special… It’s not only my actual love for Haute Couture that brings me to the city of Paris this summer, THIS time I will be spending the week in Paris with my kids! And that is for the very special reason that they were invited to attend the loveliest Bonpoint SS17 show!

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