Photo of the Week: Photogenic Rio

Friday, 28 March 2014

It's been such a long time since I last posted a photo of the week on a Friday, but I want to revive that and many other traditions that I had on my blog, such as the Sunday Illustrations. This week I was inspired by an article in the Huffington Post in which Rio de Janeiro was named one of the most photogenic places on Earth, among Bora Bora, the Great Barrier Reef, the Himalayas, Santorini island or Torre del Paine in Patagonia, Chile. You can find the complete Top 12 list and a set of beautiful photos here.

Do you agree with this top? What would you say is the most photogenic place on Earth? I promise I'll include a photo of your top 3 answers in my next Photo of the Week series!

Photo: Thiago Veras / Getty Images

Ray of Light: Karlie Kloss for Vogue US

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Magazine: Vogue US April 2014
Editorial: Ray of Light
Model: Karlie Kloss
Photographer: Mikael Janson
Styling: Camilla Nickerson

Karlie Kloss is the face of the latest editorial of Vogue US in the stunningly serene landscape of a deserted beach. Photographed by Mikael Janson, she portrays a mother playing with her daughter on the beach, wearing wonderful creations by Anna Sui and Michael Kors among others. My favorite shots must certainly be the ones with the horses, they blend in so wonderfully in the shot!


Grand Bleu: Andreea Diaconu for Vogue Paris

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Magazine: Vogue Paris April 2014
Editorial: Grand Bleu
Model: Andreea Diaconu
Photographer: Gilles Bensimon
Styling: Claire Dhelens

Andreea Diaconu stars in this beach themed editorial shot by famous photographer Gilles Bensimon for the April issue of Vogue Paris. Blue is one of my favorite colors, so I couldn't help but share it with you. Plus, there are a few great ideas for a new swimsuit this summer! I'm curious what you prefer to wear at the beach - do you go for the bikini, the full swimming suit or a mix of both, like the blue leopard print one pictured below?

Portrait: Abbey Lee Kershaw by Heidi Slimane

Sunday, 23 March 2014

This week I felt really inspired by Abbey Lee Kershaw, so I decided to look her up a little bit more. This way I found this stunning portrait series in black and white photographed by the one and only Heidi Slimane, the creative director for Saint Laurent. I really like the natural look of this series of shots. Wearing nothing but jewelry and fur, her big round eyes seem to be piercing right into your soul.

Who's That Girl? : Abbey Lee Kershaw for Vogue Australia

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Magazine: Vogue Australia April 2014
Editorial: Who's That Girl?
Model: Abbey Lee Kershaw
Photographer: Gilles Bensimon
Styling: Christine Centenera

As I was telling you yesterday, Abbey Lee Kershaw stars in two editorials in the April issue of Vogue Australia. This time she leaves the ballroom and all the golden glitz for the peace and serenity of Australia's beautiful beaches. A goddess in white wearing massive tribal inspired silver jewelry and ethereal gowns, she owns the surroundings with an amazing grace. The list of featured designers include Chanel, Erdem, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang or Stella McCartney, a perfect mix if you ask me!

Ballroom Blitz: Abbey Lee Kershaw for Vogue Australia

Friday, 21 March 2014

Magazine: Vogue Australia April 2014
Editorial: Ballroom Blitz
Model: Abbey Lee Kershaw
Photographer: Will Davidson
Styling: Christine Centenera

Abbey Lee Kershaw is the star of the April issue of Vogue Australia featuring in two gorgeous editorials. Ballroom Blitz, the editorial photographed by Will Davidson and directed among others by "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann is full of color, dance and passion. Showcasing gorgeous pieces from Valentino, Zac Posen or the chemistry between the two dance partners is obvious, creating an electrical story. 

Vogue Australia best describes these shots as "Gold, glamour and glitz shine brightly on centre stage as Abbey Lee and Strictly Ballroom The Musical star Thomas Lacey, step into the spotlight under the creative direction of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin."

Blog Anniversary: 4 Lovely Years

Friday, 14 March 2014

Hi lovelies, today is a very special day: it's my blog's fourth year anniversary! I can't believe four years have already passed since the first post I wrote. All the jitters and panic of those first days are long forgotten now. I've grown so much since those first days,I can't even imagine! Thank your for being at my side.

My journey with „Travelling... with a hint of fashion“ started almost 4 years ago because I needed an outlet to focus my creative side and because I wanted to create a community around the topics that I'm interested in,such as fashion, travel, design and photography. In these past four years we've covered together countless fashion weeks, from Berlin and New York, to London, Milan and Paris, but also ad campaigns, events such as the Golden Globes or the Oscars, and even groundbreaking fashion editorials, like the one regarding the oil spill that appeared in Vogue magazine after the BP oil spill.

I haven't neglected the travel part of my blog either. I took you with me around Europe, to Italy, France and even the Bulgarian seaside to show you some hidden gems of this old continent.
Week after week I've shared with you my inspirations and I think we've enjoyed ourselves so far, here's to many more happy and fashionable years together! 

The Cat and the Flat: Spring Inspiration

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Creatures of The Wind x Tabitha Simmons

Editorial: The Cat and the Flat
Models: cats
Photographer: Charlie Engman
Styling: Jorden Bickham

If there's something that the Internet is more crazy about than fashion during Fashion Week, it's cats anytime of the year. Picking up on this trend, fashion editor and stylist Jorden Bickham imagined this adorable and playful editorial featuring furry kittens and stylish shoe picks for spring. Whether they're sporting Celine sneakers or eyeing incredible flats from Oscar de la Renta, our furry friends seemed to have had a lot of fun on the shoot! Have a look at the best shots:



Paris Fashion Week AW 2014: Chanel Supermarket Runway

Thursday, 6 March 2014

"A little humour is needed." How often can you spot Rihanna and Karl Lagerfeld around the aisles of your supermarket? The "Chanel Shopping Center" offered us this chance! The designer created a fully stocked store under the glass dome of the Grand Palais for his Autumn 2014 collection and rebranded around 500 different products, each new name hinting towards a staple of the House or something significant from its History.

The names of the products represented a beautiful homage to the past of the Chanel House. The guests and the models were greeted at the entrance by a pyramid of coconuts, advertising lait de coco (coconut milk). On the shelves there were household paints with suggestive names, such as Dore Saint-Honoré, Rouge Coromandel or Gris Jersey (Coco Chanel was the first to use jersey in clothes in 1916, until then it was strictly associated with underwear), doormats stamped with the message Mademoiselle Privé (the message on Coco Chanel's studio door), Perles de Lessive washing powder, Savon de Roquebrune soap (the name of the exclusive village on the French Riviera where Chanel built her villa, La Pausa), men's toiletries named after Boy Capel (Coco's great love), jams entitled Les Confitures de Tante-Adrienne (after the name of Coco Chanel's aunt) or Eau de Chanel bottles of mineral water. There were even chainsaws and tea packages called Little Black Tea, after the iconic Little Black Dress that was brought into our fashion dictionaries by Coco Chanel. Have a look at this witty setting and some of the packaging in the store:

Paris Fashion Week AW 2014: Chanel

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Chanel show was an impressive tour de force. Although Karl Lagerfeld may have never set foot in a supermarket (at least in the past couple of decades), this didn't stop him from actually creating one as a setting for his Fall collection. The Chanel supermarket under the glass dome of the Grand Palais featured 500 different products that were renamed and rebranded, aisles and even a checkout counter were the invitees to the show and later the models passed with their products. The whole collection was a nod to Andy Warhol and the pop-art movement, as the designer himself stated during a fitting, "The Art one was an art supermarket, because art has become a product, no?".

I really liked the contemporary attitude of the collection, full of color and unexpected fabrics or with moth-eaten wool leggings and tweed suits paired with the sporty Chanel trainers from the House's spring Haute Couture collection. The coats were either quilted or tweed, much in the spirit of the House but also incorporating the current trend of rounded volumes. As for the jackets adorned with a corset-like waist, they have numerous zippers attached so that "if you eat too much at lunch, you can just unzip one or two", as Karl said jokingly. The collection featured wire-framed supermarket baskets fashioned in the style of the signature jacket-weighting chain, supermarket trolleys, embroideries made of scrunched scraps of metallic materials and even abstract motifs representing supermarket trolley carts. Editing such a rich collection proved to be really hard and to be honest too much editing would hurt it, so I chose to keep the most interesting looks. Have a look for yourselves:

Oscars 2014: Best Dressed

Monday, 3 March 2014

Cate Blanchett - Armani Prive

I thought we could take a break from fashion week and have a look at my favorite looks from the red carpet of the Oscars last night. As usual, I didn't manage to stay up and watch the show, but I already read every piece of gossip about it! I can't wait to actually see the whole thing! 

The looks from the red carpet were very diverse, with a penchant for ethereal dresses in nude colors or classic black and white frocks. Among the most stunning creations of the evening were the skincolor Armani Prive gown with appliqued flowers, the Elie Saab sparkling number, the pale lavender Roberto Cavalli strapless dress, the pale pink Giambattista Valli, the baby blue Prada with a plunging neckline and of course the stunning black Christian Dior frock. Have a closer look and tell me what you think of these looks:

Amy Adams - Gucci

Angelina Jolie - Elie Saab

Paris Fashion Week AW 2014: Isabel Marant

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Isabel Marant is synonymous with chic, very relaxed look and showing off legs and of course this collection did just that. The designer designs as she dresses, "I always want to do something comfortable and cozy. When the weather is like that , you never feel like being too pretty or fancy. So, you know, I just thought of khaki and shoulders - something that would make you feel self-confident and strong." 

There was the classic pant and heels combo, exaggerated shoulders, quilted trousers, Peruvian-inspired knits and of course those fabulous furry spiked-heel boots. Among my favorite looks are the cream fur vest paired with a mini-skirt from the opening photo, the white trousers paired with a white top and beige fur vest, the dusty grey fur coat paired with floral print trousers, the brown trousers paired with a khaki leather jacket, the oversize sweaters and masculine coats paired with flowy mini-dresses, the oversize dark blue jacket paired with a sparkling camouflage mini-skirt, the oversize grey vest and of course the black oversize sweater paired with a black and silver mini skirt and a silver scarf. Have a look at my selection of the most interesting looks from the runway:

I really enjoyed watching this collection, there's something extremely French about it as usual. I would definitely see myself wearing most of the looks presented here. What did you think about this show?  

Photos: Kim Weston Arnold /
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