Is Sarah Jessica Parker going to be the new Anna Wintour?

Sarah Jessica Parker, also known as ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ from the succesful serie Sex And the City. Next to her great acting skills, she’s also very active in the fashion industry. This week she launched her own shoe line and gave us a sneak-peak of her great SJP collection! Parker is also very close to the most powerful woman in the fashion industry: the American VOGUE’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

ImageAnna Wintour has a lot of power. And that’s very handy when it comes to someone she doesn’t like. For example the famous Kim Kardashian. Wintour has never put Kardashian on a VOGUE cover and how badly Kim (and Kanye) want(s) that to happen, Anna thinks she’s just not VOGUE-worthy. She even cutted Kim out from a picture at the MET ball. But that’s not the case with Sarah Jessica Parker, she has made it into Wintour’s fashionable inner circle. They enjoy private lunches together, Sarah has been consulted on a stunning array of VOGUES’s big moves over the last several months and Anna Wintour hosted a great fundraiser in SJP’s house for the very own president Obama! Is Sarah Jessica Parker going the be the new Obama of fashion? I hope so! I’m really fond of her, I find her absolutely VOGUE-worthy and think that she has the potential to become the new head of VOGUE.

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Pay attention to the black Manolo Blahnik shoes when you watch this video, SJP has exactly the same ones in her new shoe line!! She called them ‘The Diana‘.

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Check this link out for the best Carrie Bradshaw quotes!

It’s not sure if Sarah Jessica Parker is going to be Anna Wintour’s replacement, but I really think she deserves it and that she has the whole package to become the new ‘Obama’ of fashion. What do you think?

Paying for Marc Jacobs with Instagram posts and tweets #MJDaisyChain

Louis Vuitton: Runway - Paris Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2012

Marc Jacobs, we all know this fabolous designer. Marc Jacobs opened a new store in (my favorite city) New York, it’s called the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, and it’s selling its wares for the amount of zero dollars! Pinch me please! The shop accepts a so called social currency, which means that you have to send a tweet, Instagram or Facebook post tagged #MJDaisyChain, in exchange for Marc Jacobs goods. It’s a new form of marketing and advertisement. Every #MJdaisyChain contributes to the marketing of Marc Jacobs and has a certain value. The pop up store will be open from 7 Februari to 9 February 2014. So, don’t hesitate and stop by if you’re around in New York, shop your favorite Marc Jacob item for free, get your nails done in the nail art area, take some pictures in the photobooth and enjoy some drinks, food and free WiFi. It’s going to be amazing, too bad I can’t be there! 

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Marc Jacobs goes above and beyond and is really making New York Fashion week more exciting. I think this campaign is going to be a blast and that Marc Jacobs is going to be thé talk of New York Fashion Week with this launch of this unique concept!

What are you waiting for? Tag #MJDaisychain

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Beauty treasures

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We all have some beauty products that are indispensable. I think every woman recognizes this: you keep buying and buying stuff and nothing is suitable enough for you. We’ve all experienced some beauty struggles: a chunky mascara, a foundation that makes you too pale, a day cream that makes your skin greasy. You keep trying until you discover that one product that’s perfect for you. And when it’s used up, you keep buying the same product. I will show you my five greatest beauty ‘treasures’, the essentials of my beauty collection.

Dr. Jackson’s coconut melt
It’s not only my secret beauty weapon, but also Miranda Kerr’s. I love Dr. Jackson’s Coconut Melt. It’s 100% organic and pure. I don’t only use it as a lip conditioner, but also as a hair conditioner when my hair feels dry or frizzy  – especially after a rainy day -, or for my cuticles. A natural, but also very multifunctional product!

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As you can see, it’s not fluid. If you put some in your handpalm, the substance melts as a result of your body temperature. That’s why it’s called coconut melt.

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Rosebud Salve ‘Minted rose’
My favorite saviour in times of need. My lips are very dry and chapped in the winter and Rosebud salve really saves my lips! I also use it on my elbows when they’re dry. The scent of this lip balm is also fantastic!

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The Naked2 palette from Urban Decay
The most beautiful eyeshadow palette ever. I was very sad when I heard that Sephora was closing all the Dutch Sephora branches. I bought the Naked2 palette the week before Sephora closed and it was the best buy ever. I even made one of my friends so enthusiastic, that she asked me to buy a Naked2 palette for her before I went to Paris!

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You can create so many variant looks with this palette: from everyday make up, to a spectacular party look. So, if you have the Naked2 pallete, or if you’re considering to buy it, here is a link to a very inspiring tutorial on creating a ‘Chic Smokey Eye’ from the Portuguese beauty blogger Camila Coelho

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters in the colours ‘Pink Truffle’ and ‘Raspberry Pie’
I’ll never stop buying Revlon Colourburst lipsticks. The colours are so beautiful and the lipsticks have a great scent. It’s a lipstick and lip butter in one, so it also hydrates your lips. A real win-win situation! Raspberry Pie is a beautiful medium-dark raspberry pink with a (natural) glossy shine. It’s a very outstanding colour, therefore I keep my eyes natural when I’m using this lipstick. Pink truffle on the other hand is a warm, soft pink colour and also has a natural glossy finish, I wear this one very often!

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Swatches from left to right: ‘Pink truffle’ and ‘Rapsberry Pie’

As you can see, I’ve already found the perfect lip products and the best eyeshadow palette, but there are also a lot of undiscovered treasures. I’m still searching for the perfect concealer, eyeliner and foundation, so suggestions are always welcome. Hope you enjoyed my beauty favorites!:)
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Pretty in pastel

Pastel colours, I’ve always loved them. That’s why I’m very glad that it’s a trend this spring! Pastel colours appeared a lot at the runways: Céline, Christian Dior, Chanel, Fendi, Vera Wang. The most beautiful looks were shown at the catwalks. Next to pastel, you also will see a lot of flowers back in the spring collections, I love it!

Here are some inspiring runway looks from the spring collections of Fendi and Christian Dior.

ImageI’m really planning to wear more pastel this spring. I only have 1 (!) pastel item in my closet (see the picture down here, taken a few years ago). It ‘s a light blue ‘pastelish’ top from Zara.

ImageAlthough I still love this top, I really want to rock more pastel! I love the combination of soft pastel colours with black accessoires. That’s why I’ve hunted down some awesome spring items.

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River Island top: cream daisy lace shell. €33,-
River Island shorts: coral floral hight waisted shorts, €37,-
Saint Laurent heels
Zara tote bag, €119,-
LionetteNY earrings
Le specs sunglasses ‘Rapture’, €48,-

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Inspiring: ‘Paradox of time’

It’s been a while, but I’m back! I wanted to share something with you, that has nothing to do with fashion or beauty. I found a very inspiring text and I really wanted to share it! 

Today we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less judgment. We have more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness. We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get to angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too little and lie too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to life, not life to years. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour. We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space. We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but lower morals. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies, but have less communication. We are long on quantity, but short on quality. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; More leisure and less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition; two incomes, but more divorce; fancier houses, but broken homes. Life is a chain of moments of enjoyment, it’s not only about survival. Use your crystal goblets. Do not save your best perfume, and use it every time you feel like it. Remove phrases like “one of these days” and “someday” from your vocabulary and use ‘today’ instead. Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them. Do not delay anything that adds laughter and joy to your life. Every day, every hour, and every minute is special. And you don’t know if it will be your last.

 
I really got inspired by this text. I think that you have to do things that make you happy, with a lot of passion and dedication surrounded by the people that make you happy. If you want something go for it! One of the things that would make me really happy, is to go on a trip to New York this year! I really have a thing for the Big Apple and i really want to experience it!:) And what is/are yours? 

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Chocolate, not only eatable, but also applicable

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Chocolate, we all know it and we all love it! Chocolate comes in many different forms and sizes, even in the form of a frog. At ‘The Chocolate Line’ in Antwerp you can observe all kinds of sculptures in the form of chocolate. I ‘kissed’ the frog there, but I really wished that I could take a bite of that frog! Not only does this heavenly product function as our food, but chocolate is a also an inspiration for great fashion designers, beauty collections and care products. Instead of eating it, it’s also possible to apply it! I found products that are inspired by chocolate, so you can fulfill your chocolate needs in other ways than eating it (although nothing compares to enjoying a good piece of chocolate, brownie or a bag of M&M’s). 

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1. Lush cupcake mask
2. The Body Shop chocomania body butter
3. Philosophy Milk Chocolate Shampoo, Showergel & Bubble bath
4. Mac après chic lipstick in ‘Hot chocolate’
5. Bobbi Brown rich chocolate eyeshadow palette
6. Bobbi Brown mascara in black chocolate

Céline spring inspiration

Image Although it’s still winter, it’s never too early to get some inspiration.:) The spring collection from Céline really catched my eye. It’s still a little winterish, but it’s almost always cold and rainy in the Netherlands, so you will probably still wear sweaters and turtlenecks in April. I really love the simplicity and class of this collection, so I decided to find some affordable similairs!

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Zara sunglasses €19,95
Black colour block leather tote bag from River Island €75,00
Black Zara trousers €39,95
Zara high neck cashmere sweater €99,95