Christmas Gift Guide: What To Get Your Loved Ones This Year?

Close your eyes. Picture yourself in a Mad Men inspired set. Ah… that shirt on his back, that slicked back hair, your retro dress, the vinyl sound playing your fave 60s song. This is not a dream. It could be your Christmas this year, as RETRO is back in 2017 and it’s got a hold of more than just our retro clothing. It’s spread on to our men’s daily fashions, and our home decor. The future sounds great: new trends are fantastic, extravagance is beyond, but there’s just something about RETRO that is time-traveling-irresistible and kinda cool to surround yourself with. Besides, it’s got a special vibe to it, so going all retro with your Christmas gifts this year could turn into an unforgettable holiday. Ladies, let’s get real now… we know how to do retro, whether it’s just splash in our outfit or a…

Whether you’re a sweater or a sweatshirt kinda gal… I got your back. And quite a back you will have after this post. Style wise speaking. Sweaters used to be the only go-to-winter pieces for a long time, which triggered billions of amazing styles to pick from. Thanks for making it harder dear Fashion. Then, outta the big beautiful blue sky came a sweater sibling with a penchant for sports – the…

It certainly is the safest if not the most boring choice. Yeah, I’m aware y’all might consider killing me over this statement, but hear me out. Earlier this week I ranted about the PARKA for men being a ticket to their winter hotness (and not just temperature wise, if you know what I mean), and I single handily picked the hottest men in the coolest parkas so we can drool over them,…

PARKA: The Winter Coat ALL Men Should Wear

What is sexier than a beautiful man? A beautiful man in a parka. Duh.  If you think I forgot about men, you’re right I did. But thanks to friends and a nagging brother with a penchant for fashion I dedicate today to you: the boys who wanna know what jacket to wear this winter! And if you think the title is misleading with the ‘ALL men’, it’s not. So dad, yes, this one’s for you too. I really think, contrary to its disguising ubiquity – the PARKA coat is the most flattering and warmest coat of them all. And YES, men of all sorts look a bit better in it. Okay, they look hot, and probably feel hot as well. Tall, short, fat, thin, super sexy men, not so super sexy men, winter lovers, summer lovers – any, and all boys wear parkas. Or should…

Getting in shape is a thing everyone aspires to in some degree or another. There’s always something that could be slightly firmer, tighter or more toned. The downside to this – besides the obligatory dieting and having to go to a gym – is that working out catches us in our most unflattering state – sweaty, disheveled and with our hair in disarray. Not to mention having to wear workout clothes which…

You know that sleep is good for your health and your beauty routine. Along with keeping your skin from looking tired, sleep also has an effect on the elasticity and firmness of your skin – the cheapest anti-aging formula around! As you sleep, you reduce cortisol levels; high cortisol levels damage the collagen in your skin, resulting in wrinkles, so low cortisol levels are ideal for maintaining a youthful appearance. Knowing…

The Timelessness Of Cashmere

I’m pretty sure all of us have a classic cashmere piece in our wardrobes. Whether a simple patterned scarf, that go-to sweater, a classic coat, or a luxurious pair of socks, we’ve all been grateful at one point or another for the warmth and comfort that cashmere provides. Before we complain about the price of cashmere, let’s learn a bit more about it first. What is cashmere? I hear you all ask. Well, cashmere is in fact rare fibers found in the undercoat of wool from a cashmere goat. This wool keeps the animal warm during extremely low temperatures and, according to this site all about cashmere, it can take up to four years for one goat to grow enough wool for a sweater. This may put the price of cashmere goods in perspective. The History of Cashmere Another factor adding to the value of…

For instance, what did you do last night as the most beautiful women on earth, aka the Victoria Secret Angles rocked the runway? Moi, par example (not that y’all care, which I don’t blame you for) I sat on the couch, pigged out on all the food in the world, and was a potato. Naaah. Actually for the first time in a long time, surprisingly I did good. I was at the…

Even though designer handbags can be quite expensive you should not let the high cost of a bag deter you have from having the lovely fashion piece that you so desire. While you may not be able to afford to buy an actual designer bag made by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Prada or some other famous design house, you should know that there are still ways that you can get a bag…

4 Velvet Items To Wear This Season

Can we all take a looooong pause and think about this, the Velvet situation? Now… ya’ll might be fooled into thinking it’s a new fashion gimmick, but it’s not, in fact it’s quite ancient and had a slight comeback last year, but didn’t really stick. Then something happened (celebs endorsements, designers collections, retail chains, velvet affairs) and VELVET outfits suddenlty became the IT thing of 2017, on the back of every posh or just sartorially conscious and hungry girl in town. The choice of words is not by accident. I have a very love-and-hate relationship with trends and those people (including moi) who do them. Like I’ll love the desperation of nailing a trend one day, but then on other occasions I’m rolling my eyes with the speed of light at the lack of imagination we display when choosing to wear a certain trend. I…

The use of radio controlled vehicles has been something that has been around for a long time. You likely had different cars, airplanes or boats as a child and loved the opportunity to take your vehicle outdoors and see what it could do. Now that you have gotten older, that passion is still part of you and it may even be something that you want to share with your own children at…

Before y’all hair gurus say the obvious on this one – like how late I am on the balayage being THE hair color trend right now – please know I know. You’re right though. Balayage has been an IT hair gimmick for quite a while. It was the the ombre trend and its death that actually brought balayage as a trend into spotlight for the past few years, and still going strong.…

Time’s Running Out! Think About These Ways to Change Your Fashion Accessories

Do you want to update your look, at least when it comes to your style? If you do, you may not just want to explore the hottest fashion trends in clothes, but also the most recent styles in fashion accessories. Fashion add-ons are swiftly getting more popular, specifically in the celebrity-obsessed modern culture. However, many of us still have no idea just how to use them for our best benefit. The concept of a “fashion accessories” is quite broad and features a number of items. Like clothing pieces, fashion accessories are available in every size, style, and shape under the sun. Here are some of the important fashion accessory stuff you may wish to consider to keep your appearance latest and increase your options. Handbags When it come to a fashion accessory, you should consider bags. Although handbags can also be stylish, it’s the…

When it comes to chokers I truly believe from the bottom of my heart there is no such thing as an ugly choker. Badly styled, maybe, but I just can’t for the love of me see an ugly side to this absolutely fabulous necklace that started off as a 90s trend comeback and to this day, 21. 11.2016, it has evolved into one of the most versatile, ubiquitous, and beautiful pieces around…

When it comes to anything great these days (fashion, food, kisses, and love) apparently the French know it best. And when it comes to fashion for your little pet it’s French Bullevard who knows what’s best. This New York City luxury accessory brand is dedicated to dogs, with a special mention to French bulldogs, and it’s the #1 go-to shop for all the pet lovers out there. ‘Our adventure was born with…

What I Wore To The Gym?

Aside from my #GymOutfit situation the title of today carries another Q: could a gym outfit, be more than a gym outfit?  If we can be anything we wanna be, why can’t our outfits do the same? There’s only one thing greater than finding a great shop, and that’s finding a great shop that has ALL the bestest shops and brands at your fingertips. That fab fashion hub is none other than OCTER. I’ve recently come across their shop and I loved it for 2 reasons: 1) they’ve got the go-to brands we all stalk for best buys, so instead of checking each and every shop separately I just click on octer.co.uk., and 2) it’s super easy to navigate, brand and items wise. Like an obsessed potato that I recently realised I am, of course I was clicking and filtering everything though the gym/workout/leggings/bustiers/sweatpants filters.…

All summer, we read fashion and health articles encouraging us to wear sunglasses – both to look great and to protect our eyes. And this goes double if we require prescription lenses. Eyewear fashion is bigger than ever, and glasses and sunglasses aren’t just seen as accessories anymore – they are an absolute fashion essential. On top of this, we know more than ever before about the damage caused to our eyes…

Before you start wining about how you hate turtlenecks cause they make your neck itchy, or feel too chocked, or give you claustrophobia – please… take a deep breath in, and reconsider the little pain you need to subject yourself to for plenty of sartorial splendour. Riiiiiight. In case you missed the fashion memo, 1) turtlenecks are still in, 2) 70s twist ain’t going nowhere, 3) nudes and browns are still our…

Individually. Connected. T-shirts.

#GuideToCool We’ve all got staples we love, and #ootd we obsess about, but I strongly believe that the T-shirt is the sartorial star behind a lot of our fashion daily choices. And when that choice is backed up by a special kinda message we wanna convey to the world, well… it don’t get no better. The title of this style-post is not random. Well, few things about me are. Actually no, not really. Anyway, there is a perfectly tailored meaning to the above. The T-shirts I’m wearing are designed by a Madrid fashion brand – Individually Connected – around the very idea of CONNECTIONS and how we’re all tangled and united in this life and world, or strive to be so, while keeping our individuality and unique razzamatazz as intact as we can. I LOVE this, and I love how beautiful and simple they convey…

This is a mad world we live in, both IRL as well as on Instagram. Just to define fashion trends, par example, based on the two worlds is pretty insane. But why brush it under the rug, when in fact it’s the truth. Trends, and looks, and outfits are born not just IRL anymore (aka see someone on the street and start emulating the look, or read the papers on latest trends…