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  • MUST SEE | Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda show in Capri

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    How stunning is this? Either I’m in a serious need of a vacation or this is the most beautiful location for a fashion show I have ever seen.

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    And we’ve seen a lot. Fashion designers are not humble when it comes to show locations. Who can forget the locomotive, pulled into the Cour Carrée of the Louvre for the Louis Vuitton show or Chanel's presentation at the magical gardens of Versailles? 

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    The setting of Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda presentation? A Fellini film inspired, beautiful cove guarded by the Faraglioni rocks of Capri. 

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    Now I’m in a serious need of a Bellini.

    Pictures courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

  • DREAM DESTINATION | COQUI COQUI MERIDA

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    Coqui Coqui Merida hotel is one of those places you check-in and never want to leave. Surrounded by the scents of tobacco and orange blossoms, this Belle Époque one-suite hideaway with vintage marble floors, opulent french gold mirrors, pretty chandeliers and two heavenly claw-footed baths is located just above Coqui Coqui’s famous Perfumeria shop. 

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    The brain, or better said, the good looks behind the Coqui Coqui branch is Argentinean model Francesca Bonato, who started out with a line of luxury perfumes and body products, and expanded into two boutique hotels, two residences, a shop and café. One smart cookie if you ask me.

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    For more information have a look at coquicoquiperfumes.com.

  • MIUSE LOVES | ESPADRILLES

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    I remember my mother begging me to wear espadrilles. And me being all stubborn and non compliant at the delicate age of 8. No is no mother… unless you give me candy and ice cream. Then I’ll even wear a garbage bag. 

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    Fast forward a few years later and now I can’t live without my espadrilles. I re-discovered them last year and I wish I did sooner. They are the most comfortable summer shoes and they look fab with every outfit.

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    Lucky for me espadrilles are more than hot this year, so let’s go and buy me some extra pairs. Why not, right? It’s on trend. Feast yourself on my favorites below, and shop yours here. Enjoy.

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    Pictures via Pinterest.

  • PINEAPPLE MADNESS

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    Is it a bird? No. Is it a plane? No… It’s an invasion of pineapples. You see them in every shape, form and place. They’re everywhere. Watching TV at peace in your home, look to the left and BAM… a pineapple lamp right in your face. Walking your dog? BAM, a hipster fashionista slaps you in the face with her enviable pineapple kimono. Even when you’re gossiping with your best friend during an evening with tasty drinks… BAM, her pineapple necklace is eyeballing you until you bow down for the pineapple king, like the mignon you really are. 

    Yup, maybe the pineapples are trying to takeover the world. Who knows? But hey, I’m really liking this trend! The lamp is as stylish as stylish can be, kimonos are my new best friend, and I don’t mind bowing down like a mignon if that necklace is the cutest thing ever. And it is. Even more exciting? This species has now evolved into shoes. Very cool shoes.

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    Meet the Frassy Flossy. She’s cool, happy, fashionable and very complementary to your outfit. Frassy Flossy is designed by blogger Audrey and shoe brand Flossy, and retails for €38.95 at Dr. Adams in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

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    Be quick though, as this is a limited edition and only 24 pairs are available per country! Now that’s being unique.

  • FESTIVAL NEWS | AUGUST

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    NATURE ONE

    WHEN? August 2-4th

    WHERE? Pydna Missile Base in Kastellaun Germany

    HOW MUCH? 69 euros

    LINE UP? To be announced (2013: Sebastian Ingrosso, Sander van Doorn)

    INFO? nature-one.de

    SZIGET

    WHEN? August 11-16th

    WHERE? Obudai Island, Hungary

    HOW MUCH? From 45 euros

    LINE UP? Calvin Harris, Faithless, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lily Allen, Imagine Dragons

    INFO? sziget.hu

    OPEN-ER FESTIVAL

    WHEN? August 19-21st

    WHERE? Gdynia, Poland

    HOW MUCH? From 110 euros

    LINE UP? Kasabian, Foster the People, Pavement, Pearl Jam, MGMT

    INFO? opener.pl

    PUKKELPOP

    WHEN? August 19-21st

    WHERE? Kempische Steenweg, Belgium

    HOW MUCH? From 160 euros

    LINE UP? Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, The Prodigy, Blink-182, The XX

    INFO? pukkelpop.be

    MYSTERYLAND

    WHEN? August 23rd

    WHERE? Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands

    HOW MUCH? From 77 euros

    LINE UP? Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

    INFO? mysteryland.nl

    SOUTH WEST FOUR

    WHEN? August 23-24th

    WHERE? Clapton Common in London UK

    HOW MUCH? From 63 euros

    LINE UP? Fedde Le Grand, Markus Schulz, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

    INFO? southwestfour.com

    BURNING MAN FESTIVAL

    WHEN? August 25th – September 1st

    WHERE? Black Rock Desert, Nevada, America

    HOW MUCH? From 154 euros

    LINE UP? To be announced

    INFO? burningman.com

    Picture via Elle.com

  • FASHION FLASH | THE COOL RESORT

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    Now this is one amazeballs fashionista. Rachel Comey started in 2001 with her meanswear collection in Barneys, and decided to branch out to womenswear when women began buying her meanswear collection in small sizes. Now that’s what I call being successful at being really cool.

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    She launched her womenswear label in 2003, and shifted her focus on designing for women. Her style is mostly popular with the downtown cool hipsters, as she really rocks the vintage meets rock & roll look

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    After mega star David Bowie wore one of her shirts on TV, Comey became the star she was meant to be. Still, she keeps flying under the radar in Europe, so it’s time to give her a podium for the fab designs she keeps delivering. 

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    Even though now the focus is on womenswear, menswear is also going strong, and she is embarking on & perfecting new categories such as swimwear, denim and shoes. Comey just opened her first store in Soho, so be sure to visit when traveling to the big apple. I definitely will.

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    Pictures via style.com | Rachel Comey Resort 2015

  • BEAUTY | THE NAKED BROW

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    Cool chick Lilly Allen, from-another-world Miley Cyrus and the mother monster Lady Gaga have all tried this new trend. Not only were they early adopters, they kind of set the tone…

    Both Givenchy & Marc Jacobs rocked this strange, yet intriguing trend on the runway (Fall 2014 RTW) this season. And even though I would never ever in this lifetime and the lifetime hereafter bleach my brows blond, I can’t stop gazing and picturing myself with this look. Would it look good on me or would I scare the bejesus out of my boyfriend and all living souls on this planet? Maybe someday when the trend returns (in a few years - I’m playing it safe), I will find my imaginary balls and just plunge into the deep world of daring-not-caring-and-just-being-fab…. 

  • BRAIN FOOD

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  • ON MY SHOPPINGLIST | ROCK CHIC

  • BEAUTY FLASH | WHAT’S UP?

    Fake it till it… wears off - This month you can buy your very own freckle making machine pencil at Topshop. Their beauty arsenal has been spiced up with this new addition and it’s being tipped as the must-buy product for the summer. The “Freckle Pencil" fits Topshop’s reputation for quirky beauty products very well (remember the "Lip Bullet" and "Glow Sticks"?!), and gives you the instant Kate Moss look. No DNA or blessings from god required. Easy. Peasy.

    The Freckle Pencil is available from July in Topshop stores and online. Retail from 7,50.

    Plump it up with Dolce & Gabbana - This fall P&G Prestige (Procter & Gamble) will launch a new skincare collection under the Dolce & Gabbana brand. D&G has been working with P&G for a few years now, entrusting them with their perfume & make-up collections. Dr Samantha Bunting, renowned dermatologist and ambassador for the brand swears that “it’s what women really want - a look of wellbeing. This line provides great prep for the skin, giving it an even tone, plumpness and hydration.” Dolce & Gabbana Skincare distinguishes itself by using the Gold Flave-Silk Tricomplex, an ingredient that makes the skin visibly smoother, plump and healthy. You can also expect ingredients such as olive oil and vitamine B3.

    Dolce & Gabbana Skincare is available as of today at Harrods and Harrods.com. Prices range from €29,- to €138,-. Europe will follow soon. 

    Collaboration time - MAC is delighting us again with a cool hipster collaboration with the one and only Prabal Gurung. These creative masterminds have already worked together for Gurung’s ready-to-wear shows for several seasons, yet this time the well known fashion designer got the chance to dip his hands in the creation process of the products themselves. The “ultra luxe, deco-themed holiday” collection will definitely contain some must-buy products so make sure to check for updates on the launch!

    The MAC + Prabal Gurung Collection is expected to launch for Christmas in America. 

    Pictures via style.com