dinsdag 31 december 2013

YEAR OVERVIEW 2013

Overall, 2013 has been a wonderful year for me AND my blog. seen things, went to places and met amazing people. Here's my year overview in my own 12 pictures.

AMSTERDAM FASHION WEEK:

GRAZIA BLOGGERS MASTERCLASS:
TOPPERS CONCERT:
PINKPOP FESTIVAL:
FIRST TIME MILAN:
MY COMMENT IN GRAZIA:
WEAR TO DARE 5TH ANNIVERSARY:
STIJL FASHION EVENT:
THE BUSIEST PARIS FASHION WEEK:
BIRTHDAY WISHES FROM DOLCE & GABBANA:
CHRISTMAS WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS:
AND ANOTHER COMMENT OF MINE IN GRAZIA:
THIS WAS NOT ALL I DID IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS, IF I HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL DOWN, IT WOULD BE 2014 ALREADY....I WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR WITH GOOD HEALTH, LOVE AND ALL THE FASHION YOU DREAM OF !!!

donderdag 26 december 2013

HAPPY XMAS HAPPY ME

Christmas 2013 has been very nice. spend time with my family and friends, ate a lot of cookies and received some amazing gifts....it was a happy Christmas and a very happy me.

dinsdag 24 december 2013

HAVE AN ENLIGHTENED XMAS EVE !!!

Christmas eve 2013 has arrived, it's a wet, dark and windy one here in the Netherlands so I'm longing for some light and warmth, my family and friends are there for the warming up part but for brightness I'm dreaming about this amazing one of a kind crystal chandelier from VIKTOR & ROLF.

5 thousand tiny crystals 4 lovely flowerbomb bottles 3 beautiful handbags 2 amazing Dutch designers 1 unforgettable Christmas eve and a partridge in a peartree.
Have yourself a wonderful Christmas eve full of warmth, light and something to dream about :)

zondag 22 december 2013

MY KARDASHIAN XMAS

I was in the search for the perfect holiday skirt that I can wear to almost every occasion....bodycon, knee-length, black and with a good sparkle. You know just something special. Well I found it in this KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION for LIPSY LONDON, isn't that something, never thought I would wear something of the KDASH girls BUT HEY, when it looks good, it looks good!!!
Fell in love with it right away and had a lot of fun styling it....so, stay tuned ;)

dinsdag 17 december 2013

HOLIDAY WISHLIST

There are a few items this holiday season definitely on my wishlist:

The January issue of the Dutch VOGUE
This Xmas Paris jumper from KENZO
And ALL of the clothes Rihanna wears in the BALMAIN ss2014 campaign ads (Jewels and accessories included)
Dear Santa, I don't ask for much this time only the most necessary items to start the new year with ;)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY !!!

maandag 16 december 2013

VALENTINO X HAVAIANAS

Winter hasn't started yet and I want it be summer already....just for one thing and one thing only: VALENTINO'S ROCKSTUD HAVAIANAS, yep that's right Valentino created flipflops inspired by it's own iconic Rockstud heels....don't you just wished summer was approaching!!!
On sale from January at Valentino boutiques worldwide.

zondag 8 december 2013

ISABEL MARANT HITS LONDON

The Isabel Marant brand is spreading and has taken over the streets of London. Her new store is located at Bruton Street in Mayfair....SO, GO GO GO and get yourself a boho chic Christmas look!!!
(Isabel Marant Winter 2013)

BAG OF THE WEEK: STREET CLUTCH

I styled my neon yellow JIL SANDER (Raf Simons era) clutch with some real street credibility. Bel Argus CHANEL nail color, gold H&M necklaces and my beloved BRIAN LICHTENBERG snapback.
WHAT, WHAT IN THA....yeah that's right, y'all know the word ;)

ALEXANDER WANG for BEATS AUDIO

Alexander Wang collaborated with Dr. DRE for a limited edition of the world famous BEATS AUDIO headphones. The American designer kept it simple but very classy....BLACK WITH A TOUCH OF COLD.
DEAR SANTA, I've been a very good girl so could you please put these amazing headphones in my KENZO stockings this year ??? really would appreciate it :)))

woensdag 20 november 2013

THE JOLLY JUMPER

The quirky christmas jumper is back and hotter than ever. Several British designers such as Paul Smith, Mary Katrantzou, Burberry and others have designed these jumpers for a good cause, SAVE THE CHILDREN.

(BURBERRY)

(HENRY HOLLAND)

(MARY kATRANTZOU)

(PAUL SMITH)

(VIVIENNE WESTWOOD)

(ALEXANDER MCQUEEN)

From November 28th till Christmas Jumper Day on the 13th of December you can bid on these jumpers, you can receive it by placing the most unique and lowest bid.

Do you fancy one of these Jolly Jumpers and have your heart open for the kids, text the name of you designer of choice to 78484 and €1,79 will go to SAVE THE CHILDREN.

EXIT DEMEULENMEESTER !!!

BREAKING NEWS: ANN DEMEULENMEESTER IS LEAVING HER OWN BRAND !!!

Miss Demeulenmeester started her own label back in 1985. In her own statement she explains that a new era is approaching in my personal as in my label, this brand has an identity and legacy that can grow further even without me.
(Ann Demeulenmeester winter 2013)

The first question that pops in my mind is WHO will take the designer seat at ANN DEMEULENMEESTER ??? and the other thing that came after that....What will Ann do....JIL SANDER MAYBE ??? Only time will tell.

zondag 3 november 2013

JAY Z GOLD: THE FRAGRANCE

Just in time for the upcoming holidays, JAY Z launches his first men's fragrance at Barneys New York on the 20th of November then on the 29th of that same month it goes national.
This scent is an extension of the big collaboration between the rapper and the luxury retailer Barneys, designer brands such as Lanvin (jacket), Balmain (black shawl), Rick Owens (hoodie), Moncler, Balenciaga (leather back-pack) and Proenza Schouler worked along side Jay Z for this custom made collection. The collaboration has a "Concrete jungle where dreams are made of" a.k.a. NEW YORK theme.

This exclusive collection will be available from November 20th till January 3th at Barneys department stores and online. 25 percent of all sales go to the JAY Z'S SHAWN CARTER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION....HAVE YOUR SELF (AND OTHERS) A NEW YORK HOLIDAYS !!!

BAG OF THE WEEK: A CLASSIC WEEKEND

EVA Bag LOUIS VUITTON, TIGER Socks KENZO, DRAGON Nail-polish CHANEL, Aviator H&M, Broche Marie Antoinette LOUVRE, L'AIR Perfume NINA RICCI.

HAAS BROTHERS X VERSACE

The Italian fashion house has a new collaboration in stall for us, after M.I.A. who will design a collection at VERSUS, Versace announced that the famous interior designers Simon & Nikolai Haas created a limited edition collection with clothing and accessories for him and her. Oh and there are also some kitsch and fun home decor items. Prices are between €109 and €2155.
This collection is on sale NOW and available at VERSACE boutiques in Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, New York and online.

dinsdag 29 oktober 2013

JEREMY SCOTT AT MOSCHINO

After their 30th anniversary in Milan last month, Moschino named Jeremy Scott as their new creative director. Mister Scott will remain at his own fun and electric label and hopefuly still doing his amazing work at SWATCH, ADIDAS and LONGCHAMP.
For me Moschino is not on my regular fashion radar BUT i adore Jeremy Scott and i have to see this partnership in action because MAYBE i'm gonna love Moschino and let take place in my wardrobe.

The first collection of Mister Scott at Moschino will be seen on the runway during fall 2014 Fashion week in Febuary....SO, stay tuned !!!

donderdag 24 oktober 2013

GET YOUR CHOUPETTE ON

DID YOU EVER WONDER HOW IT WOULD BE TO BE THE DEAREST PET OF MISTER KARL LAGERFELD, I KNOW I HAVE. Now that same mister Lagerfeld created an amazing limited accessories collection with his darling CHOUPETTE on his mind. Leather gloves with whiskers, knitted beanies with whiskers, IPhone case with whiskers....a whole collection with whiskers and i´m spinning with joy !!!

These limited editions will be available at Karl Lagerfeld stores worldwide and just in time before the holiday season.


dinsdag 22 oktober 2013

BAG OF THE WEEK: INDIAN SUMMER

In the Netherlands we have a real Indian-Summer right now: sun is shining, temperature is lovely, leafs are turning red/orange and falling to the ground AND everybody is happy to wear their new Autumn wardrobe. So....It's time to sit on a parcbench (November magazine issues at hand) and just enjoy this amazing new season.


Leather bag PREMIUM QUALITY at H&M, night blue sunglasses LOEWE, leopard print scarf RAF SIMONS for PRED PERRY, hoop earrings SS13 BALMAIN, nailpolish DIOR and biscuits FAUCHON PARIS.

zondag 20 oktober 2013

DEREK LAM X ESTEE LAUDER

THIS COLLABORATION IS WHAT I WAS DREAMING ABOUT....An Derek Lam make-up collection with the help of good old ESTEE LAUDER. Imagen 5 pieces in a divine navy coloured Derek Lam box clutch at the price of $85 isn't that a beauty dream coming true?

The clutch contains a mascara in Black Black, lipstick in Smoked Blush, eyeshadow in Smoked Gold, Kajal Crayon in Near Night and a lipgloss in Barely Gold.


The collection will be available in January at Saks Fith Aveneu, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Esteelauder.com

VANS RTW SS 2014

Street style retailer VANS is expanding their brand with Ready to Wear, VANS best known for it's shoes has created a flirty street collection for us girls. There will be some cool print mixes such as paisley, camo, floral, animal and skull....On all the things we love to wear....cut-out dresses, loose knitted jumpers, oxford shirts and don't forget the jean jacket and muscle tees.


This long anticipated collection will hit the stores just in time for SPRING 2014 and for now get a good sneek-peak at STYLE.COM

maandag 14 oktober 2013

BAG OF THE WEEK

In the honor of the VOGUE NETHERLANDS X VIKTOR & ROLF COLLABORATION, i grabbed my favorite V&R items and name them: MY ACCESSORIES OF THE WEEK !!!

(bag, flowerbomb and belt VIKTOR&ROLF, nail-polish DOLCE&GABBANA, bracelets H&M and a nice bottle of MOET CHANDON)

My "hypnotize me" clutch has a story to it, once upon a time in a town called Utrecht there was an fashion expo called THE HOUSE OF VIKTOR AND ROLF. It was amazing seeing 15 years of V&R history AND there was also a small presentation of their S/S 2009 runway show, I fell in love with that bag right away. One year later i got the chance to buy this dream....so i did :)As far as i know there are just 2 of them, one owned by Dutch Vogue editor in chief karin Swerink and the onther by me.

NOW THE DREAM CONTINUES....I HAVE MY EYE SET ON THE NEW "BOMBETTE" EVENING BAG, SO STAY TUNED !!!

INTO THE NUDE

NUDE IS BACK !!! 2 years ago everybody on the red-carpet, talk-show or photo-shoot were wearing nude shoes....remember? well they are back and better then ever. Christian Louboutin created a 5 style shoe line in 5 nude shades, one for each skin tone AND there's an iPhone app to help you select the best matching pair to help you to reach new heights.

“The shoes are there to give a woman an extra lift…they disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette,” said Louboutin !!!

zaterdag 5 oktober 2013

WALLET LOCK-DOWN: DAY 2/3 AND 4

As the first week of my wallet lock-down project comes to an end, I came to the conclusion that it's kinda hard and also realized that it may be true that i'm a shop-o-holic, i mean i start to get huge urges TO SHOP just for anything and the past few day's weren't kind for me either, there were THE 3 CRAZY DAYS AT THE BIJENKORF (my favorite luxury department store), RIHANNA FOR M.A.C. HITS THE SHOPS AND DUTCH DESIGNERS DUO SPIJKERS&SPIJKERS JUST LAUNCHED THEIR AMAZING ONLINE SHOP !!!


It's one month....1 week has passed, just 3 more to come. I CAN DO THIS !!!

dinsdag 1 oktober 2013

WALLET LOCK-DOWN: DAY 1

The first day of my wallet lock-down project started really lovely, my friend J and i met this morning at our local coffee-house for a nice hot medium "mellow morning" TO-GO and walked through the lovely city center of Maastricht to work and talked about our project....DAY 1 HAS ARRIVED AND WE ARE GONNA DO THIS !!!


The day went by just fine untill i got home and saw my mail: a fresh new GLAMOUR magazine with amazing new stuff at every new page i turned, discount on several cosmetic products at my favorite beauty store, 10 € giftcard at (wo)menatwork AND a 10 € gift card for the ZALANDO online shop. I looked at those things very closely and saw that the giftcards are spendable till mid November and that there will be a newer Glamour magazine on my doorstep on the 6Th of that same month....I'M GONNA BE BE JUST FINE, for today that is ;)

maandag 30 september 2013

WALLET LOCK-DOWN !!!

HI EVERYBODY, I'M NADINE (AGE DOESN'T MATTER) AND I'M GONNA TELL YOU SOMETHING....I'M A SHOP-A-HOLIC !!!

IT MAY NOT BE A BIG SURPRICE TO MANY BUT I AM AND IT'S GOT TO CHANGE, I MEAN I SPENT IT ALL EVERYTIME ALMOST EVERYDAY, A GIRLFRIEND OF MINE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM AND WE CAME-UP WITH A PLAN: ONE MONTH OF NON SHOPPING !!! THAT MEANS ONE MONTH OF SPENDING ZERO EUROS/DOLLARS/PONDS/YEN OR ANY OTHER CURRENCY A.K.A. WALLET LOCK-DOWN !!!
(pont des arts Paris)

IT MAY BE ROUGH, I MAY BE HARD BUT I'M GONNA TRY....AND AFTER THAT NON-CHEERFUL MONTH I WILL HAVE EXTRA MONEY TO SPEND JUST BEFORE THE HOLIDAY'S SO, IT'S KIND OF A WIN WIN SITUATION ;)

I'M GONNA KEEP YOU POSTED !!!

zondag 29 september 2013