Alexander Wang For H&M; Logomania Or Mass Hysteria?


The Alexander Wang for H&M collection is getting closer to it’s due date, November 6, so it’s time to get the marketing machine going. Rihanna was spotted wearing a cropped top and print leggings to gym class, I mean New York Fashion Week, and Hanne Gaby Odiele is facing the winter months in a bra and – let’s pray they’re leather – pool sliders in Elle October.

Alexander told he wanted to do a collection “where most of the pieces were designed from scratch” but What The Wang is going on Alex? Where are the shoes, dresses, trousers, knits and bags we long term fans know and love you for? The lasercut concept from your Spring 2014 collection is subtle compared to this in-your-face branding. Or is logomania your way of joking with the mass hysteria that comes with designer collaborations?


40 And Fabulous; CC Cream To The Rescue


We women love to celebrate our forty and fab life, but drinking champagne and dancing on the table does leave marks on our face we’d rather not have. Ironically enough the rescue also comes from a bottle, CC cream to be exact, hydration, color corrector and sun protection all in one.

Now I’ve tried various price ranges from Chanel to Kiehl’s, but the Hema CC foundation is my personal favourite; 9 shades to match all skin tones, no perfume, no animal testing, SPF 15 and luxurious packaging for 10 euros. That saves us at least 20 euros to order some more bubbles, cause true beauty comes from feeling fabulous. Happy Weekend ladies!

Interior Crush; Paula Leen’s Poetry World


With Fall approaching, it’s time to make your home winter ready and today the interior inspiration comes from Dutch textile artist Paula Leen. She converted an old barn to an industrial chic loft that would convince even a citygirl to instantly move to the country. Eyecatcher is the industrial Bulthaup kitchen and the scrapwood cabinet, made from the old kitchen doors. Sheepskin rugs, felt lampshades, decorative tiles and ceramics from her own label Poetryworld bring warmth to the greytones of the concrete floors and painted brick walls, which creates the perfect poetic atmosphere for the coming winter months.

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NYFW; Wild Wild East At MM6 Spring 15


Denim cowgirl chic meets Japanese tailoring at the MM6 Spring 15 collection. The West is represented by denim and babyblue colors, while the East is represented by chic black and white. Within the concept, styles are mixed and matched which resulted in an oversized patchwork jeans jacket and long silk kimono dresses with denim geisha belts or fringed leather pants. Want to wear it now? Style patchwork denim with a tailored white shirt or a dress over pants with platform shoes to get the same looks this Fall.


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