Here we go finally with the first day of my trip in London.
I want invited to make a citytrip thanks to Neckermann, and I chose London. To me it was so obvious, London is just a city that represents me so well. I love the vibe, the people, their style, how cool they are, how fashion forward the city feels. Clearly the best option. And I was right, I discovered, or rediscovered some great places, that I just can’t wait to share with you.
To help me make this trip event better, I also had a Fujifilm XP70 camera, easy to carry around for a great result, and Bose headphones, which definitely helped make my walks around the city a lot easier. And let me tell you, I HAVE WALKED!
In the Eurostar with the awesome Bose headphones
Just arrived in London St Pancras. Wearing: Thakoon for Target tee – H&M skirt – Zara perfecto – Sam Edelman bag – Vagabond shoes – Samsonite suitcase
After dropping my luggage at my friend’s work, I went to Liberty…for the first time. Yes I know, once I’ve entered the shop, I did realise it was crazy I had never stepped a foot inside this amazing place before. Anyway, I’ve snapped some of my favourite items, here they are
I want this!
Manolo Blahnik craziness
Cute little bunnies spotted in the Home department
After an afternoon of shopping (mostly spent at Primark) I went for dinner with my friend Alice at the lovely Sketch restaurant
The awesome bathrooms from the Sketch restaurant
And they have the best marshmallows on earth!
This is it for day 1, more tomorrow!
Before sharing my complete trip in London with you, I’ll share a few shots from the Primark Press Days that took place there. It was actually a surprise, since I didn’t even know the Press Days would take place at the same time as I was there. A good surprise, let’s be honest.
I don’t know if you remember but I already had been to the Primark Press days last december, but on purpose last time.
Anyway, it was a real pleasure to be able to come again this time, so now, here are my favourite items for next season.
Now, just FYI, they had a lot more cool stuff, other than little jackets and coats. But they didn’t look as good in pictures as they did in real life. So I prefered not sharing it, and just keep the ones I thought looked the best. It just happens to be only jackets
I’m leaving today for London, so I thought I’d make a little recap of the essentials I’m taking with me for a 3 days citytrip.
1. Sam Edelman Bag: A good purse that I can carry around easily, and that can fit everything I need during the day.
2. Iphone: do I need to say why!?
3. Ipod: Can’t live without it, especially if I spend my day walking around the city
4. New Look Sunglasses: Always in need of sunglasses
5. Ipad mini: Perfect for travels, especially when I don’t want to bring my laptop. A must for watching movies/series in the eurostar
6. Fujifilm XP camera: Love it for it size, and I definitely must have a camera to carry around with me for this citytrip
7. Bose headphones: A small for the day, easy to have with me at all times. The bigger one will be super perfect for the eurostar
8. Women’s Secret Pijamas: It’s just super cute, especially when it’s in this little bag
9. Cute shoes BUT confortable enough to walk around all day
And all of this will be travelled in my super Samsonite suitcase that I can’t get tired of.
I know what you’re thinking: what a big suitcase for only 3 days. Then think again.
London=lots of awesome shops=shopping. Get it? GET IT?
If you have any great places to recommend, I’m just gonna say: GO AHEAD!
xxBig thanks to Neckermann without whom this trip wouldn’t have been possible
Today I’m posting something I should have posted like 10 years ago. Or more like 3 months.
Anyway, it’s about an experience I had with Turkish Airlines, on a cold wednesday night. That evening I was transported to Istanbul, and then right back to Brussels (leaving the Cospaia where the event was taking place, we had what I believe was our only slow flakes of the season).
Turkish Airlines is known for serving the best food, over any other airlines IN THE WORLD. Yes, that sounds exciting, right? When you think of what you often get in airplaines (I mean crap).
Now, I will stop with the talking, and let the pictures speak for themselves
See how many forks and knives I have? Right there, I was SOLD!
These fake candle lights make the experience even more magical.
Selection of Turkish Mezze
Traditional lentils soup
Wrapped Sea Bass
Rosted tomatoes Rigatoni with parmesan
Spring Veal with Eggplant Caviar
The best desserts from Turkisk Do&Co
Now what’s my take on it you ask? I’ll tell you 1 thing: it is true what they say! It is one of the best meal I’ve ever had, and from far, the best airline food EVER! (I even adored the veal, even though I’m not such a big fan of meat…)
I know you have one last question, and here’s your answer: I did eat it all!
Thanks again Turkish Airlines for such a great experience, and I can’t wait to travel with you to be able to taste that again.
What’s up with ya’ll??? Feeling the cold much? I can barely stand outside for a few minutes, that my hands start to freeze and are aboud to fall off (nop, I am not exagerating!)
I’ve talked to you about Garcia Jeans and my trip to Amsterdam (here and here), but I wasn’t able to show you the actual reason of my travel: the F/W 2014 collection. Which is awesome. I love it.
Surprisingly enough, I LOVED the men’s collection. To be completely honest, I usually don’t pay much attention to the men’s collection, even if I always have a quick look at it. But this time, the models made it IMPOSSIBLE not to look at them. They were like greek gods coming out of nowhere! On the last pictures with the male models, you should be able to spot my super happy face, on the left of the runway.
Anyway, back to business. I found the men’s collection super interesting with their layering. The women’s was feminine but not too much, with the right amount of edge to it. My favorite pieces was probably the outerwear, the blazers, and their jeans of course.
I have to say also that the styling was just perfect! Like better than perfect. And that hairstyle, seriously, can I have the same one? Thanks
THAT guy! Like seriously, that exist? Is there the same one in Brussels? Please? I just died.
For the fun of it, here’s a few pics of the kids. They were just too cute
Today I want to share with you some snapshots from Amsterdam. As I told you yesterday, I had a lot of fun. Here’s the recap of 2 days in pictures
After some (a lot) of walking around, I made a little stop at « La Place ». It’s pretty awesome! They have lots of fresh produce, all the different kind of food you dream of, big, delicious and fresh smoothies, and all of that for a very unexpensive price. Plus, they have wifi!
Outfit for the fashion show & the party: Forever21 top, H&M skirt, Primark jacket, Zara shoes
The place where the event took place was decorated like a Italian fresh market. It looked awesome and tasted great!
Ready for the show to start!
The after party!
Remember when I told you that the cute guys were hidding in Amsterdam? Well, see for yourself…
I found internet at the café on the corner of my street YAY! Life without internet is SO hard, but at the same time, it makes me unpack my boxes a lot quicker!
The apartment is slowly (like very slowly) starting to look like something, it’s exciting. Though, I’m still missing half of my furnitures, but hey, at this point, any progress makes me so happy! I’m excited like a kiddo! Did you also feel that way when you moved into your first own place for the first time? Or am I just plain crazy?
Anyway, today I’m sharing with you the outfit I wore last friday in Amsterdam. I didn’t get to tell you much about it yet, but it was SO MUCH FUN! The evening, the show, the people, the party,… just plain perfection, but I’ll tell you more about it later.
On friday, even though I was kind of hangover and didn’t have much sleep, I spent the day with Dorothydancing walking around the city. It was all about enjoying the nice weather and of course do some shopping. I ended up buying mostly decoration stuff for my apartment (which never happened before), but when you’re in Amsterdam, and you find yourself at H&M Home, you want to buy EVERYTHING!
Back to the outfit: All about practicality and easy going for a day of walking and undressing/dressing up. Thankfully the weather was pretty good and not too cold.
Wearing: ZARA coat – PRIMARK denim jacket – J.CREW jumper – GSTAR jeans – NIKE sneakers – NEW LOOK beanie - FRANCESCO BIASIA bag - RAYBAN sunnies
As I promised you yesterday, here is the outfit I wore to dinner last wednesday night in London.
Like I told you yesterday, it’s quite unexpected from me but I still like the look. It definitly looks (and felt) like I was wearing my silky pijamas, but I like that style.
I didn’t go crazy with my jewelries or make up, I wanted to stay minimal (for once).
Wearing: ZARA shirt - BROOKLYN&BROOME silk pants – ZARA leather perfecto – VINTAGE fur – FOREVER21 shoes - LOBO GATO necklace – ZORA BY L bracelet – ZARA bag
What do you think of the outfit?
How freaking obvious is that title!?
What’s up? Did you have a good weekend?
As you probably know, I went to London last wednesday, until thursday, for 24hours of fun. And for Primark. But it was SO MUCH FUN.
First of all, we were a great bunch of people, some that I knew, some that I didn’t, but somehow the magic happened between all of us.
Second of all: the organisation was super great (big big thanks to Bérénice and Primark)
Third of all: what could go wrong when you’re in AWESOME LONDON?
And last but not least: It’s Primark we’re talking about, of course the trip is so DAMN COOL
On the night we arrived, after dropping our bags in the more than awesome Great Nothern Hotel (just accross the streat from St Pancras – smart move Primark, SMART MOVE) we went for dinner at Oscar.
Just by putting Malin+Goetz products, you can tell the GNH has great taste
Oscar is a really nice and chic restaurant located in Charlotte street. What I will definitly remember of it is how nice the staff was, how freaking good the food was… and yes, how amazing their cocktail menu – and their cocktails – were.
Potato pancakes, wild mushrooms, gorgonzola and rucola
Red snaper, king prowns, bok shoy and asian broth
And more cocktails
It was a really fun night getting to know everyone. What did I wear you’re wondering? Well, I had a really hard time packing for London. I hate dressing up for winter. And I didn’t have much inspiration. Then an idea popped into my head. It felt right, even though it’s not the kind of outfit I usually wear. It was all about black and white… but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to discover the complete outfit!
We headed back to the hotel for a great night of sleep, in one of the most exquisite bed I had the chance to sleep in, in my entire life. Thursday morning, late wake up thanks to smart organisation, I could take my time in the morning before heading for breakfast. Breakfast was served in a beautiful room, and was oh soo yummy.
Next step was going to the Primark Press Days, the actual purpose of this trip (nop, it wasn’t trying out most of the cocktails at Oscar’s). I was blown away by how cool was the collection, and how cheap (money wise) it is. I want to be next summer already! I’ll show you my favourite parts of the collection, later on this week.
Getting ready for summer 2014 thanks to Primark
After the excitement of seeing next summer’s collection, we
headed ran to the closest Primark store to do some mean shopping. The closest shop was actually the new one, located at Tottenham Court, and it’s HUGE. I ran up and down, in between the different floors and aisle. I narrowed it down to two HUGE bags of closing and accessories, for a few pennies (alright, a little more than that). If you want I could show you what I got? You wanna??
After that, and a quickly devoured burger + obligatory onions rings at Burger King (thank god they’re right next door to Primark), Dorothée and I walked to Oxford street to have a look at River Island and Topshop. River Island was better than expected, and I found an amazing dress, which I can’t wait to wear.
And then, it was time to go already. Quick pick up of our luggages at the hotel, then headed to St Pancras.
Thank you Primark for such an amazing time, thank you Bérénice for such an amazing organisation/smile/being the funny and kind person that you are, and last but not least, thank you London for still being yourself – that’s how I love you.
Let’s meet tomorrow right here to see what I was wearing to dinner my dears!
My second day in New York was all about walking around, again, the Empire State Building, and then moving into the second hotel in the Meatpacking District.
We first started with breakfast in some café close to 5th ave
Getting that last drop of maple syrup, yummyyy
Manhattan from the Empire State Building
Wearing: J. CREW shirt (from Buffalo Exchange) – FOREVER21 shorts – NEW LOOK sandals – JEROME DREYFUSS bag – FOREVER21 necklace