A serious case of Vanity Fair

I find Vanity Fair to be one of the most delightful reads one can get. A good mix of politics, celebrity news, interesting stories and some of the finest writing available out there – it’s always a pleasure to get my hand on it.

I hadn’t bought it for a long time, but given my 8-hour flight from Philadelphia to Brussels the other day, I prepared myself with the September issues of US Vogue and Vanity Fair. Needles to say, I did not even open Vogue (shame on me, I know I know).

Imagine my even greater delight when I saw Vanity’s issue being dedicated to style, with a radiant Natalia Vodianova on the cover page.

I couldn’t recommend anything more fitting for a great weekend/travel/having coffee by yourselves read!!

See below for some of the pictures featuring in this month’s edition – for more see here.

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Fall

It’s actually autumn for us Europeans, if we want to be accurate in our command of English (which is not our native language, hohohoho), but I kind of like this word to describe the change of the season: “Fall”

Tomorrow it’s September 1st and change is all over us: autumn leaves, autumn weather, autumn colours all around. It’s true that such things can get one to be rather melancholic, but hey, it’s just the cycle of life guys! How else would we enjoy spring that much if it wasn’t for chilly autumn?

I personally love this slight change in the weather, when evenings suddenly need to be accompanied by a cardigan or light jacket. And I also love autumn make-up, a bold dark red lip, dark purple nails etc etc.

Last year, I made up my mind to dedicate my fall wardrobe to pants (yeah, this is a new thing, I try to make up my mind on where to focus every season, so I don’t get up stock-piling clothes I won’t wear; plus, I might end up with a gorgeous selection of everything in a few years – who knows??)

This season’s focus will be on PENCIL SKIRTS!!

Yeap, skirts. Which I don’t really feel comfortable in, but I’ve noticed that if I find that one that fits me well, it’s much more feminine that anything else I can put on. Pants might be the power suit, but pencil skirts are a woman’s panoply – that’s how I like to see it.

So here is a selection of some favourites I spotted on Pinterest.

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Now I know what it means to miss New Orleans

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Going through these pics, I can’t shake this feeling that New Orleans is a really special city. It is very much US in some ways, but so not American in many other…the people, the feeling of community, the immense politeness, the food and THE MUSIC made this a unique trip, one that I will probably cherish for the rest of my life.

It was only my second time in the US, having previously been to Los Angeles and San Francisco. I don’t know if you also get this feeling when traveling to the US, but especially for Europeans, it is like playing in a movie: all these things we see on screen suddenly coming to life before our eyes makes us go stupidly touristic!! The same thing happen to me in New Orleans, even in a greater scale!! I wanted to take pictures of every single interesting face I saw, of every little corner of the city that looked pretty, of every burger I tried, of every musician I met on the street (and there were lots…)

I would like to go back one day – maybe not in the summer though, as the only drawback of the trip was the unbelievable heat…

Summer is over for now – I hope you loved yours, I enjoyed mine.

Now, let’s see what autumn has in for us :)

 

Summer, part I

I’m a little bit over halfway through my holidays. I spent almost three weeks with friends and family and I’m getting ready for a week to New Orleans.

I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to visit this magical place in a few days. I’m going there to meet a super good friend of mine and I’m sure I’m going to have an unforgettable time.

I was also amazed by the beautiful things I saw and tasted during my visit back home.

It was a weird summer. I took quite a few life-altering decisions, some for the best, some still to be confirmed :)

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What I need from…#20

Band of Outsiders.

The 20th edition of What I need from is a small celebation of style, quality and beautiful clothing.

Band of Outsiders is one of those brands that I got introduced to through fashion blogs and stylish girls around the world.

I knew and loved the Jean-Luc Godard film that inspired the name of the brand, and I got to adore the clothes, because of their unique take on contemporary style.

You can learn a few more things about the brand here.

And for a beautiful summer afternoon, take a listen to this.

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White lace

It’s difficult to make white or cream lace not look as your wedding dress, but if you get it right, it look so so so good.

With the right accessories,you can achieve a great boho look, silver and gold match perfectly with the lace, and you can overdress or underdress the outfit very easily.08be95c43f97cf7bb6f72f644cea914d (1) 9d1442d26a5e3fd2243b3bb4b53d40a3 c13c1bc3c114edea5b0aafcde2df4440 fd8433e5d29775f7c5854fd61d9b820c

I don’t often think about my wedding day. I don’t think about my wedding at all, to be honest, but I do think about what I would wear if that day ever came. And it would most likely be a white or cream lace dress, without too much going on around it, with great silver accessories and a relaxed hairdo.

All pictures from Pinterest.

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Few days before the sun

Double meaning of today’s title: it has been some time now that the village (aka Brussels) is bathing itself in the sun, with temperatures as high as 30 degrees…This means a lot of dresses and breezy clothing (yep, I can confidently say I really liked my style some of these past few days…too bad I was too lazy to take photos of it!!)

The second meaning is that I’m leaving in a few days for the European south as the first part of my summer holidays. Sunny times ahead of us :)

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