The very first time I started to get interested in skincare, was at the age of 13. My skin was changing and my forehead was dotted with red bumps – o horror. Luckily my skin problems have gone, but since then I have never stopped caring. Nowadays I focus on moisturizing and anti-aging. Curious about my skincare top-5 du moment? Read it here >
Metallic and gold can be worn on everything: get inspired by the gold sparkling lips at Dior, 3-D diamond-like lashes at Chanel and very small multi-coloured sparkles at House of Holland and Thakoon. Get yourself all sparkled and have a shiny and beautiful start of the new year!
I’ve always been a bit obsessed with my brows. Why? Well, the shape is fine… although I would rather have a strong and classic arched Hollywood-brow as Elizabeth Taylor once had. And the thing that bothers me is that my brows are not that full and bushy as Cara’s.
But now that brows are hotter than ever, we eagerly look back for some celebrity-inspiration. In the 1900’s brows got into fashion, and every decennium has its own look. In the seventies they were thin and a bit over plucked (combined with pale, shimmery lips), followed by the big and very natural groomed brows of Brook Shields in the eighties. In 2013 (and also 2014) the brow is all about your personal style; you emphasize their natural shape and match them with the shape of your face. And more importantly: they make your face more beautiful. So I decided it was time to get my brows fixed at Soap Treatment Store, who have a special brow-menu.
Day time is getting shorter and nights are lengthening. It’s the perfect time of year to wear a ‘perfume noir’, by this I mean the more intense or heavy fragrances. A perfect combination with your ‘petite robe noire’: you just dab a little – in your neck, your décolleté and at the back of your knees – before flying into the night. Perfumes that contain a lot of patchouli are chic, make you feel ‘dressed up’, and are therefore ideal for a night out.
Do you have doubts as to whether that darker and more intense perfumes fit your style? Just see wearing these fragrances as learning to drink a powerful red wine. Cheers!
Some days ago I was on a business trip to Shanghai. Lucky me. Apart from the fun of exploring a city, it is fascinating to see the cultural differences and the Chinese perception of beauty.
While we in The Netherlands are more ‘concerned’ with the colour and the fullness of our hair; in China it is all about the eyes. And indeed, on the event that I attended, the eyes of the Chinese and other Asian women did catch my eye. A lot of the Asian women were wearing special contact lenses to make their eyes look bigger and to give them a Manga-ish look, yes just as in the comic books.
Jacket: The Kooples T-Shirt: American Vintage Bracelet: A Girl Named Sue